We are moving into a new home in which there is no mudroom--the only drawback. The garage opens onto the kitchen, as does a very large basement, and the laundry room. The garage has a keyless entry pad, so this might be the way in which my children go in and out of the house. There is a medium size foyer that I'd like to keep as clutter free as possible, and a small front porch.
Any ideas about alternatives to a mud room ( for children's shoes, balls, backpacks, umbrellas dog leash, etc)