How to Create a Mudroom

A mudroom is a space or room in your home where you remove coats, shoes, bags and other items and store them away. This room is used as a buffer room from the outside to the inside. While your mudroom does not have to be extravagant, we want it to have some personality. That is why in this guide, we are going to teach you how to create the perfect one.


Just like any other room in your house, painting is one of the first remodeling steps you will take. It’s your mudroom, so you can go with any color you want. For an extra level of personality, try out wallpaper or accent walls.


You will want the right type of flooring in this room as well. A mudroom usually has a ton of foot traffic and exposure to outside elements — dirt, mud, water, etc. Therefore, you will need durable flooring that can handle spills, messes and constant walking/running. For rooms like this, we recommend waterproof or luxury vinyl flooring. You can check out our selection of both on our Free Resources page.


As a small space that holds shoes, coats, gear, bags, etc., you need a space to place it all. That is where storage options come to play. The best type of storage in this area are hooks, racks, shelves or drawers. When placing your storage choices, we recommend utilizing your space, like installing additional shelving higher up on the walls.

Cleaning Station

With mud in its name, it is no surprise that your mudroom can get messy fast. We recommend having a small cleaning station in the room. Ideally, you will want a small sink, but if you do not have one, we recommend having mats, wipes and trash bags at your disposal.


Since you are unloading items and kicking off your shoes in this room, you need someplace to easily sit down. Many mudrooms have a bench along the wall for people to use. If you do not have enough space for a bench, a small chair will suffice.


The last step you need to do is decorate your mudroom! There are honestly so many different ways to decorate your mudroom. We’ve seen beach themes, pet-centered, statement colors and more. Don’t forget to check out Pinterest for inspiration. Once you have inspo photos, give Valor Home Services a call. We can help you create the perfect mudroom for you and your family.