This blog was posted in the Building forum. There are a lot of great ideas/pictures for mudrooms.
Here is a link that might be useful: Under The Table and Dreaming
That is a really great collection of ideas.
And it made me want to cry, bcs a mudroom is what I want most of all--and don't have.
Though . . Now I'm thinking about this area next to the door in the dining room . . .
I enjoyed immensely looking at those pics (ok, drooling over them!) I'll never have a real mudroom, but sure will try to have a very functional "mudroom" area, when we get to build.
Talley Sue, I'm sure you can be very creative and get the most out of that area in your dining room - go for it!