How can I convert my mudroom into a useful space?


I have a beautiful 110 year old home and theres a mudroom with beautiful stained glass windows. Since it's in the back of the house and we don't enter through the back-it's not serving any real purpose. What can I turn that area into?

  7 answers
  • Sheryl Childress Sheryl Childress on Aug 18, 2019

    Sewing /craft room or a reading nook

  • Vickymcreations Vickymcreations on Aug 18, 2019

    A book corner and snuggly chairs spring to mind.

  • The Inspired Workshop The Inspired Workshop on Aug 18, 2019

    Hey Sartura! Your home sounds beautiful!  How large are the windows? Could it be a sun room? Or, do you already have a large laundry room? I could imagine doing laundry in a beautiful room of stained glass! That would be amazing!

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Aug 18, 2019

    Indoor garden area for herbs and plants

  • Do you need a pantry? My house does not have one and it is the number one thing I wish I had. What exposure does the room receive? North, South, east or west? That might be a determining factor as to what to convert it to. Do you have kids? Might be a great homework space. A reading nook? If you are into plants and gardening, it might be a great plant / sunroom.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Aug 18, 2019

    I love the reading room idea! How great would it be to curl up on a comfy chair with a good book and have that beautiful stained glass surround you!

  • Sartura Shuman-Smith Sartura Shuman-Smith on Aug 18, 2019

    Wow! Thanks everyone for your suggestions. The picture is not a good one-but you can get an idea of the windows. I'm loving the reading room idea. No young children, don't like plants, have a laundry room.....

    Keep the ideas coming!

    • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Aug 23, 2019

      Wow, that's a great window. If you do crafts the natural light would be amazing! Or you could have your own she shed attached to the house (your own little space just for you). If you want more ideas, post your question again mentioning what you did above and post the picture of the window. You might get the same answers but you might get some new ones too.