Sheila’s back entry had a tiny bit of a storage problem. She was tired of keeping carefully sorted bags on the floor – she needed a solution!

We, with the craftsmanship of our trusty cabinet maker, came up with something beautiful and highly functional.  By also refinishing the original hardwood floors and adding a painted, tin ceiling, the back entry and the kitchen got a whole new, sassy look!

Now, everything has it’s place – and there are NO MORE BAGS! 🙂

The back entry way can be a scary place. Sometimes the closet doors can’t shut because there are too many shoes, jackets, and kids’ sport equipment overflowing… we know how that goes. We see it everyday. 

By understanding the way the space is used on a day to day basis and adding enough closed storage, the back entry/ mudroom area of your home can be a very functional space.

In a  remodel project over near the River Road in St. Paul, we took out the existing closet that was not functioning well for the whole family to use, and gave them each their own individual ‘locker’.

Now each family member has their own overhead storage for seasonal and sporting items, hanging storage for jackets and bags, a shelf, and a drawer for shoes and boots.

mudroom drawing

You can see the finished project below and how Joey decorated his locker with his very own ‘chores robot’ in hope that the robot would take over his daily chores.

mudroom after