Should Your Custom Home Have a Mudroom?

January 12, 2018

Keeping a home clean, especially in the winter months, is no easy feat. With weather full of snow and rain it’s almost impossible not to track ice and mud into the house. Even on dry days, dirt and debris adhere to shoes and find their way into the house. That’s why some houses have “mudrooms”.

Mudrooms have an assortment of different uses, but are particularly adept at keeping the home clean. By storing shoes, coats, backpacks, and purses, mudrooms serve as an extra buffer between the outdoors and your indoor living spaces.

Here are some specific benefits and features of a great mudroom to help you decide whether you want one for your custom home:

Store Shoes

Having a room specifically for storing shoes can help keep your home clean while also keeping your shoe collection nice and organized. By keeping them stored in a separate room close to an entrance, it’s very simple to slip them on as you’re leaving and slip them off as you’re entering. It also keeps any dirt or mud in an easy-to-clean room instead of being tracked all over your house. Not only that, but mudrooms save you the difficulty of rummaging through boxes or closets to find the right shoes on any given venture outside.

Cubicles or Lockers

Installing cubicles or built-in mudroom lockers for each of your family members will create a nice space for them to store items they typically take with them when leaving the house. Whether it’s keys, purses, music players, or a jumble of things, having a place near the door where you can grab everything you need leads to a much more organized and stress-free life. You can also customize the storage spaces to be an adequate size to fit everything you think your family may need.

Going bigger than you may estimate is a safe precaution. Doing so ensures you and your family will have enough space for your belongings. In addition, it gives you more room to personalize the space to your liking and to your specific storage needs. Additionally, storage can be customized within each cubicle, cabinet, or locker. You can add shelves, hooks, and more to help your family easily organize their belongings within their individual storage spaces. Plus, when everyone has a dedicated space for their stuff, no one needs to go on an adventure all around the house to try and find what they need.


When you first get home, sitting down to take a load off is a blessing. A bench gives you and your family the perfect place to do just that, and if you need to lie down for a minute or so it is perfect for catching your breath. Plus, if you’re carrying a lot of stuff, you have a place to set it down in order to free up your hands to remove coats and shoes. And, with everything on the bench, you don’t have to worry about tripping over it on the floor.

A mudroom can be a great addition to your custom home. It can make life a little easier and more relaxing the minute you step in the door. Your custom home should be a place where you can relax and mudroom can help start the process the second you walk in the door.