It’s almost back to school time! The little ones (or big ones) are headed back for another year. Backpacks, sports gear, jackets, and shoes are once again going to be flung about, making you think twice about your current storage space situation. At Hampden Design + Construction, we’re big fans of the mudroom – a space where the kiddos can throw all their daily items, separate from the rest of the home. We’ve worked on quite a few mudroom spaces – here are some of our favorites.

This charming home in Newton underwent a major addition and renovation to help accommodate a large and active family. On the main floor of the home, a second entrance leading into a mudroom and half bath were added to create a better entry point for the family. Now, the kids can drop all their items here instead of the formal main entry. Views of the indoor squash/half basketball court can be seen through the picturesque window.

In this home, we worked within the existing footprint to create a mudroom space. It was added on the opposite side of the house from the main entrance, creating much-needed storage space directly adjacent to the garage entrance. The window seat is a perfect place to kick off those shoes!

The homeowners of this Chestnut Hill Craftsman-style home desired several key improvements to their home: a more open kitchen, a workspace, a refreshed entry, and a mudroom. This space, designed to designate spaces for each member of the family, expands the home’s storage capabilities.