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Mudroom & Entryway Upgrades for Your Home

Guest Post by: Adriana Lopez - porch.com 

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. 

Mudroom of The Sarafine house plan 1403-D.
The Sarafine House Plan 1403-D

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. 

House Plan 1604 | Small Two-Story Design

The Calvin house plan 1604 is now available!

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.

Front rendering of The Calvin house plan 1604.

See all the details of The Calvin house plan 1604 on our website!

St. Jude 2021 Dream Home Giveaway

The Ivy Creek House Plan 921 is being built by Custom Structures, Inc. as the St. Jude Children’s Hospital 2021 Dream Home Giveaway in Lynchburg, VA! 

Visit St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway for more information. Tickets will be available for purchase Summer 2021 and the drawing will be in August 2021. 

Front rendering of The Ivy Creek house plan 921.

Unique dormers, vented gables, and a trio of front arches and columns on this two story house plan captivate onlookers. Inside, columns define the dining room, while the great room features a vaulted ceiling, fireplace with built-ins, and French doors that lead outside. The master bedroom features a bath with his and her walk-ins, twin vanities, and a framed garden tub in this house plan.

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Waylon Plan 1414-D | Rendering-to-Reality

The Waylon Plan 1414-D is being built near Kuttawa, KY!

Ken Mason Construction is currently building The Waylon plan 1414-D on Barkley Lake near Kuttawa, Kentucky. Follow the progress in this Rendering-to-Reality story, from foundation to move-in ready!

Front rendering of The Waylon plan 1414-D.

Multiple gables adorn this hillside walkout house plan and cedar shakes and timber details serve as rustic accents. An island kitchen is open to the great room and shares a cathedral ceiling with the dining room. A walk-in pantry is nearby and an oversized utility room is multi-functional. The master suite and study complete the first floor while two bedrooms, a full bath, and rec room are downstairs.

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Lucy Plan 1415 | Rendering-to-Reality

The Lucy Plan 1415 is being built in Huntsville, Texas!

In Pace Builders is currently building The Lucy plan 1415. Follow the progress in this Rendering-to-Reality story, from foundation to move-in ready!

Front rendering of The Lucy house plan 1415.

A simplified roofline creates interest with thoughtfully placed gable accents. Tapered columns highlight the front porch and welcome guests to the sidelight framed entry. Inside, the floor plan is equally thoughtful, with a spacious great room, open kitchen with island, and single dining space. The master suite is expansive with dual walk-in closets and a bathroom comfortably suited for two. Additional features include a walk-in pantry, oversized utility room, three-car garage, and an inviting screened porch with cathedral ceiling, skylights, and a fireplace. Two additional bedrooms and a study round-out this classic house design.

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