Mud room possibilities... very cool, mountain lodge feel! Very simple and won't take up a lot of room for new house. And hubby could build us the coat/shoe rack. Win win! :) there will be something of this sort in my house! no muddy shoes on my carpet!
Back wall of garage before enter the house? Simple built-ins to create a mudroom or storage anywhere from a kids room to a laundry room by adding shelves or a deeper bench for sitting. Or instead of custom, buy two thrify store bookcases and paint them, bolt them to your wall and add wainscotting between them. Then pick up a thift store bench and cut it to fit. Add the hooks and you're set. - MyHomeLookBook
Laundry Ladder Wondering what to do with that old wooden ladder? Give it a coat of paint in your favorite color and hang it from your ceiling to act as a drying rack, or cut it and mount it to the wall to create a drop-down drying rack.