When we started looking for a new house one of the features I was hoping to have was a mudroom. In our old house the front door opened up right into the living room and so the living room became a total dumping ground. Shoes, jackets, gloves, wet things, bags, mail, etc etc...It drove me NUTS!!!
So, I dreamed of a place where the dirty shoes lives and the jackets could hang and everything could be found when it was needed.
Our new house has a large, enclosed breezeway that attaches the side of the house to the garage. And it wasn't set up as a mudroom but it had plenty of potential to become one! One side was basically empty space and the other side has our slop sink and the door to the back yard. In the middle is the side door to our house.