Posted by KraftMaid on 10th Jun 2024

Storage and planning ideas to help you design a mudroom, laundry room, or combination mudroom/laundry room that fits your style and your life.

Kraftmaid Maple wood mudroom lockers with washer dryer cabinets

Every family member gets a locker in this combination mudroom and laundry room.

Whether they’re separately located or centralized into one combined space, mudrooms and laundry rooms play an important role in keeping the rest of your home clean and tidy. But these hardworking spaces don’t have to be an unsightly mess themselves. Done right, entryways and laundry rooms can be beautiful examples of both functionality and style.


KraftMaid White washer dryer cabinets with corner workspace nook

A small desk adds functionality to this mudroom entry with a washer and dryer.

Creating a highly functional mudroom or laundry room for your home starts with deciding how you’ll use the space, big or small.

  • Got kids? Include accessible storage close to the floor so little ones won’t need as much help finding (and hopefully putting away) shoes, backpacks, and sports equipment. 
  • Got pets? A mudroom or laundry room can be a perfect spot for food and water bowls, a litter box, or even a dog washing station. 
  • Need to multitask? Add a spot with a stool, low countertop, and adequate task lighting to serve as a spot to sort mail, organize to-do lists, or mend buttons.


KraftMaid mudroom lockers with integrated utility sink for your laundry room cabinets

A mix of shelves, cubbies and cabinets fits different storage needs.

An ideal mudroom or laundry room design will feature both open storage and closed cabinetry.  Floating shelves, open cubbies, and wall hooks keep necessities visible and offer grab-and-go convenience when you’re in a hurry. Cabinets with doors and drawers help you hide all the miscellaneous clutter that accumulates near the most-used entryway and laundry appliances.

Consider the size and shape of your mudroom and laundry room cabinets too. For example, a tall utility cabinet lets you tuck your vacuums, mops, and brooms out of sight, yet you’ll have them at the ready and right where they’ll likely be used.


KraftMaid Mudroom locker cabinets for hanging coats and housing shoes

The finish and door style coordinates with the kitchen cabinetry in this adjacent mudroom.

If your mudroom or laundry room are located close to primary spaces, like the kitchen, consider a matching style and coordinating colors to visually connect the spaces. But if you’ve got rooms that are purposely tucked away from more public spaces of your home, you’ve got an exciting opportunity to switch up your style. Add big color. Pick a bold pattern. Expressing your personality through fun design choices can make coming home or doing chores a pleasure.


KraftMaid white mudroom cabinets with utility sink

DuraKraft™ Plus scuff protection helps mudroom cabinets stand up to heavy use.

Mudrooms see a lot of dirt and daily traffic. Laundry rooms endure ongoing exposure to heat and humidity. Choose products and materials that can hold up to tough conditions. You’ll find a host of innovative ideas from KraftMaid® that will get you started:

  • Every cabinet features a proprietary two-layer topcoat that easily wipes clean and protects the paint and stain from everyday scuffs and scratches. It’s all part of our DuraKraft™ Plus Finishing System
  • EverCore® is a super stable material used with painted finishes. Because this dense product reacts less to changes in temperature and humidity than regular wood, it’s perfect for laundry rooms. 
  • If you’ll feature a utility sink, consider a CoreGuard® Sink Base. The interior is made of an engineered polymer designed to resist damage and stains caused by leaks.


Visit our Beyond the Kitchen board on Pinterest to see more examples of mudrooms, entryways and laundry rooms that feature KraftMaid cabinetry.