Style, Welcoming Ambience, Functionality: Entryway & Mudroom Upgrades for Your Home
In many homes, the entryways need to do double duty, providing a welcoming space to greet guests and to conveniently stow items like outerwear, shoes, and bookbags. If your home has these spaces, you may already be aware of how useful they can be. However, have you outfitted yours for their maximum benefits? These spaces brim with design potential. Whether you need more storage for household items or simply want to create a more attractive area to welcome guests, you can use the following information and tips to revamp your mudroom and entryways to suit your style and household needs.
What’s the Difference between an Entryway and a Mudroom?
More formally known as a foyer or entrance hall, an entryway is a space that is separate from the home’s living space. As you may already know, this area is used for greeting guests, accepting deliveries, or putting on and taking off outerwear. While many homes today feature an entrance that leads directly into the living room or kitchen, more formal or traditional homes may have a small or large foyer. These spaces may feature a closet for coats and jackets or have room to accommodate large furnishings like coat armoires or long foyer tables.
The Calvin is a modest, two-story design with a narrow width and a front entry garage. The kitchen enjoys an island and a built-in pantry while the dining room has two skylights overhead to brighten the space. French doors lead from the great room to a rear porch for outdoor relaxation. Dual closets and a thoughtful bathroom grace the master suite while a sun tunnel brings natural light to the hallway. An office, utility room, and secondary bathroom are conveniently located on the first floor. Upstairs, find two bedrooms and a bathroom, plus an optional bonus room and bath.
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At home on a narrow lot, the McKenna is an efficient two-story design with a front entry garage. The living spaces include an island kitchen, great room with fireplace, breakfast nook, and a dining room while a rear porch invites outdoor relaxation. Thoughtfully designed, the master suite offers access to the rear porch and a sun tunnel brings natural light to the corridor. Upstairs, find two large bedrooms with skylights and walk-in closets. An optional bathroom and bonus room provide expansion opportunities.
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A stunning center dormer with arched window and decorative wood brackets cap the entry to this extraordinary hillside estate home plan. Exposed wood beams enhance the magnificent cathedral ceilings of the foyer, great room, dining room, master bedroom and screened porch, while ten-foot ceilings top the remainder of the first floor. The great room takes in scenic rear views through a wall of windows shared by the media/rec room. Fireplaces add warmth and ambience to the great room, media/rec room, screened porch and the master suite’s study/sitting. The kitchen is complete with its center island cook-top, pantry and ample room for two or more cooks. A three-and-a-half-car garage allows space for storage or a golf cart.
This rustic cottage features a stone and cedar shake façade accented with vertical boards and decorative gable brackets. The floor plan is thoughtfully arranged with an island kitchen opening to a cozy great room and a spacious dining area. A rear porch with skylights takes living outdoors and a screened porch with a fireplace is ideal for cooler months. The master suite is designed to pamper with dual walk-in closets, a glorious freestanding bathtub, and a walk-in shower.
French doors and built-in shelves grace the bedroom/study while two additional bedrooms each have a walk-in closet. Overflowing with luxury amenities, the Baxter offers an oversized utility room with a laundry sink, powder room, pantry, e-space, and optional bonus room and bathroom upstairs.
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