The Mudroom
Communication Central


The most used space in our house is the small hallway leading out of the kitchen to the garage. It is a high traffic area. This is also where we keep very important items: keys, letters to be mailed, hats, coats, and books. On the door leading to the garage, there are numerous sticky notes and taped up messages.

The space is very small, seven feet long and only a hallway's width. One wall (that the door from the garage opens to) has a coat rack on the wall that is about 3 feet long. On the other wall we do have a place for keys right by the light switch, but nothing else on the wall.

We use this space to communicate with each other and to provide reminders to ourselves. So some kind of bulletin board, or white board would be very useful. But, we do not want to sacrifice "form for function.” Perhaps both can be achieved.

Can you please suggest some ideas for this type of space?


Great question Richard!

Below are some photos of different built-in ideas that you could tweak here and there. Given that you only have seven feet to work worth, you will need to pack in a lot of function.

You can also work in a white board into your design, or consider hanging it on the opposite wall of your built-in. I hope some of these ideas help. The mudroom is one of the hardest working rooms in the house!


Mudroom Entry traditional entry


Mudroom/Entry traditional entry


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