Other Rooms | Honorable Mention

Entry: "Newcastle Mudroom"

Designer: Ellen Lamoureaux

Dealership: The Design Center at Ricci Lumber

Door Style: International+ Pendleton

Species: Paint Grade

Finish: Heron Plume

Sheen: Satin

Wood Top Species: Maple

Wood Top Finish: Dusk


The homeowners wanted to maximize the functionality of the space.

The design team was tasked with creating a mudroom and a functioning pantry for a busy, young family.

The team decided to place the pantry cabinets and mudroom lockers back to back and float the entire unit in the middle of the room for ease of flow throughout the space.

The homeowners love the functionality and beauty of the cabinetry.

The design team loves the overall concept of floating the cabinets and being able to walk all the way around. Really cool idea!

The homeowners were really great to work with ... very easy and a pleasure to be around!


With a busy family myself, I appreciate floating the cabinetry in the center. Expected is against the walls, but this design keeps people out of each others' way all while providing the storage a family needs. This is a brilliant and beautiful design.

It appears that the clients' needs were met while making a beautiful storage piece. I would like to know how this room flows with the rest of the home. I would assume the doorway closest to the pantry side would be the kitchen, and then by looking through, you don't see the "what can be a mess" of the mud room side. if this is the case, it is a very thoughtful and purposeful design.

Good quality photographs and staging. It's nice to see with and without everyday items. All the colors of the room flow nicely together. I really like the ship lap side panels to tie the two sides together.

Because of the floating center design, there is plenty of walkway space which is always lacking in a mud room - this was well done.

The function of this space really does wow me. Nice job!

Yes, this large mudroom serves as an extra pantry area.

Yes, the built-in cabinetry with lots of storage and now the room has a central flow around the cabinetry.

Nice function and lots of storage space.

I think this space looks nice. Tons of storage and a good solution for a large space by centering the pantry and lockers. Love the details and the bright, airy feel of the space.

Very smart!

The concept of the floating pantry and lockers is awesome!

Great finishes!

So much function in one "island". It would be nice to have drawings to see some of the details and how they came together.

Great coat hanging storage space that backs up to a great pantry space.

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