Entryways & Mudrooms
Maximize your mudroom with DIY projects, layout ideas, and storage solutions to bring order to your entryway.
How to Repair Flagstone Steps
Watch Ask This Old House Mason Mark McCullough help a homeowner repair their flagstone steps in the entryway, making them safe and stable.
5 Best Entryway Benches (2023 Guide)
Give your guests a comfortable place to take off and put on their shoes with an entryway bench. In this guide, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the best entryway benches on Amazon.
How to Build a Boot Cleaning Station
You can build this handy boot station with just a few essential tools and some lumber. Park it right outside your door, so you can effortlessly scrape off any muck and snow on your shoes all fall and winter. This simple DIY project only takes an hour to complete, plus no more tracking dirt into the house. Win-win!
How to Install an Awning
Carpenter Nathan Gilbert helps a homeowner protect themselves from rain and snow by installing an awning over the entry door to their brand-new kitchen.
6 Helpful Storage Ideas for Your Mudroom
To tackle your organization and storage needs, read this guide for ideas that will help you make the most of your mudroom.
3-Room Remodels That Transform the Home
Exploring three beautiful room remodels to show you how far your budget, style, and DIY skills can go to transform a space, with This Old House DIY Expert & House One’s Jenn Largesse.
All About Entryways & Mudrooms
Mudrooms serve as spaces where the home’s residents can shrug off their backpacks and remove their messy footwear before entering other parts of the home. Why else do they matter? Read on to learn more.
Doormat Roundup | Refresh Your Entry
Swapping in a new doormat is one simple way to extend a warmer welcome. Mats made with durable, sustainable coir—derived from coconut husks—are great at removing dirt and debris from shoes; these designs have the bonus of matching classic American house styles
How to Repaint a Rusty Metal Hand Rail
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique helps a homeowner clean up and repaint a rusty metal railing.
Modern Entryway for $514
A DIY accent wall with an abstract geometric pattern gives a young couple’s foyer the focal point it needs
Behind the Scenes: Jamestown mudroom
A narrow corridor is pressed into service at the Net-Zero house
How to Build a Simple Mudroom Bench
In just a few hours, Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor turn a single sheet of MDF into a piece of furniture that provides both storage and seating.
Mudroom Area for $388
A handsome DIY bench seat flanked by storage cabinets creates a stylish drop spot for a busy family
An Organized Mudroom Is the Best Home Upgrade for Back-to-School Season
Create a well-planned drop spot to reduce clutter in living spaces
Laundry Room - Potting Room Combination
These work spaces have a lot in common. Gardeners can make the most of a single room with a few tweaks
Idea House 2017 | Multi-Tasking Mudroom/Laundry
See how the combination laundry, mudroom and pet-washing station at the TOH 2017 Idea House perfectly combines efficiency and style.
Mudroom Makeover for $95
A custom-built bench and plenty of hooks squeeze every bit of storage out of a tight space
How to Make a Concrete Umbrella Stand
This warmed-up, splashy storage project from our #DIYDARE challenge will have you smiling in the rain
35 Stylish Ideas for Mudrooms and Drop Zones
From bare-bones to built-out, see our mudroom storage ideas for creating a stylish spot for coats, shoes, bags—and more—right where you need it most
9 Smart Mudroom Ideas
Simple mudroom designs for the whole family to store—and easily reach—outerwear essentials.
Cozy Cottage Entry for $177
Board-and-batten wainscot and carefully placed hardware give a fresh new look—and purpose—to a formerly nondescript space
Life-Changing Tips for a More Organized Home
Learn the house organization ideas experts use to keep their homes in order
How to Build a Shutter Mirror
Steal a glance as you dash out the door or stash a reminder note with this handy entryway accessory
How to Install a Fiberglass Entry Door
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to upgrade an entryway with a brand-new, low-maintenance, energy-efficient door
Whether you have a full-on mudroom or want to dedicate a section of wall to act as one, a seat with storage is a by-the-door essential
Tidy Catchall Foyer for $104
A little lumber and lots of hooks turn a foyer into a family-friendly coat corral that makes room for everyone's necessities
How to Turn a Salvaged Column Into a Coat Tree
Reclaimed posts with fluted channels or curvy turnings can find new life as a decorative interior accent
How to Build a Wall-Mounted Coatrack
No room for an entryway closet? No problem. Keep outerwear organized with this simple-to-build piece
How to Plan a Dog Cleaning Station
A dedicated washing area for your most dedicated friend makes bath time a breeze