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Entryways & Mudrooms

Maximize your mudroom with DIY projects, layout ideas, and storage solutions to bring order to your entryway.

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

From Unused Space to a Home Office Full of Smart Storage

The creative redesign of a dysfunctional entry area yields welcoming built-in nooks for books and a desk, plus an ingenious box-within-a-box powder room

10 Hard-Working Rooms That Make Life Easier

Packed with clever built-ins, space-maximizing storage, and nifty organizers, these high-functioning mudrooms, pantries, laundries, and potting rooms offer great ideas to streamline daily life

Make a Mudroom That Works for You

7 versatile drop-spots for coats, bags, and shoes, each packed with space-saving and clutter-busting ideas to help tidy up your entry

How to Build a Coat Rack

In half a day you can assemble stock lumber and a newel post to create an elegant place to hang your hat

How to Build a Mudroom Bench

Create a built-in place for coats and storage, with a seat to perch on while you tie your shoes

How to Build a Tub-Foot Umbrella Stand

Repurpose vintage claw-foot tub supports in your house as bookends, lamp bases, and more

The Perfect Mudroom

Hobbies, pets, and even recycling can get sorted out in the mudroom. Here are some creative solutions homeowners and architects have come up with for household clutter.