Clever Mudroom Solutions for Managing the Mess

Rain or shine, your family foyer must work as hard as you do. We include this small, but desirable space in our new home designs to help streamline your daily routine. With a bench, hooks, cabinets and cubbies, the family foyer is there to provide you with smart storage. Here are five clever tips and tricks for maximizing this mudroom-style space:

Convenient Cubbies


Keep the kids organized by assigning them a small space to drop all of their supplies. It’s like having a locker at home. Conveniently located by the door, the individualized cubbies will corral everyday necessities and minimize the mess.

Secret Storage


Provide quick clean-up for rainy day puddles with your secret stash of supplies. Select built-in cabinets to store away everyday necessities like paper towels, multi-purpose cleaner, grocery bags and extra umbrellas.

Hooks Galore


Design your space based on the size of your family. To keep chaos and clutter at a minimum, consider real estate for everyone. Establish your preference…a hook or two or three for each person, including even your four-legged friends.

A Bench for Your Boots


Make getting out the door a breeze with a bench for pulling on those rain boots. Having an extra spot to take a seat or an elevated surface for dropping your goods provides you with the ease and convenience for kickstarting or ending the day.

Chalkboard Notes


“Don’t forget to take off your muddy shoes!” – Needing to share reminders with your kids, spouse or babysitter? This chalkboard wall provides the place for highly visible, quick snippets of information.

Whether your family is large or small, the mudroom-inspired family foyer will serve as a helpful and handy daily drop zone. For more information on design options, explore the idea galleries under “Design Center” on

Leave a Reply