Entry With Hooks And Storage

Entry with Hooks and Storage

Over the years, we have designed many mudrooms.  Sometimes they are designed as a room dedicated to getting mud off of kids, pets, and everyone coming into the side door of the home.  Other times they serve light duty as entries with coat hooks and a place to sit and take off or put on shoes.

In the design of these mudrooms, we try to make them bright, comfortable, and above all functional.  In one home the entry/mudroom is off a paved path, and in another house you step right out of the garden and the first room you meet is the mudroom.  The key is to understand  how the owners plan to use these rooms and their relationship to the exterior and the rest of the house.

Mudroom With Slate Floor

Mudroom with Slate Floor

Mudroom With Brick Floor

Mudroom with Brick Floor

Mudroom With Wood Wainscot

Mudroom with Wood Wainscot

Simple Bench In Mudroom

Simple Bench in Mudroom

Mudroom With Dutch Door

Mudroom with Dutch Door

Mudroom Off Porch

Mudroom Off Porch

Formal Entry/Mudroom

Formal Entry/Mudroom

Photos by Rob Karosis  Curated Brochure by Crisp Architects: Portfolio

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About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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    Dan Ginnel January 9, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Hi Jimmy,
    Were the glass pocket door custom ? Could you pass on the vendor?
    Happy New Year!
    Dan Ginnel

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    James Crisp January 9, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Yes they were. I’ll dig up the info today. Bob Torre was the contractor.

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    Jennifer Fivelsdal January 9, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Love your newsletter. I look forward to the photos of the featured room.

    Such a variety of style to chose from.

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    Frank Lauricella January 9, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Projects look great, newsletter is great. I look forward to reading about your work.


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    Catherine O'Brien January 15, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Huge fan of your work. Not surprised that your newsletter is also well done!!!!
    Catherine O’Brien, http://www.grandeinteriors.com

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    Julie January 20, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I love the first two mudrooms and we are using them as inspiration for our new home. Where did you get the light fixtures in the 2nd and last picture?

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    gale acabbo March 3, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Love all your designs. Beautiful work.
    Looking forward to seeing more.

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    James Crisp March 3, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Thanks. The next one should be out this Thursday

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    Becky February 24, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    What brand/style is the slate floor in the mud room with the slate floor?

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    James Crisp February 24, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    I think the builder just picked up blank slate the local buildings

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    Sonia June 5, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Can you tell me the dimensions of the mudroom with the sunflower fabric.

  12. […] Of course, if you have more of a vintage, cottage-style home then this mudroom will tug at your heartstrings. A bench covered in sunflower prints and pillows, it’s quite the swoon-worthy treat. Check out more inspiration over at On the Drawing Board. […]

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