Not just for cold or snowy climates, a mudroom house plan provides a transitional space between the outside and the inside, typically where the garage leads into the home. Some mudrooms (also shown as mud rooms) include separate doors, but in many of today's modern house plans (including our favorite designs and bestselling plans), they simply consist of storage spaces like a bench (perfect for taking off shoes) and a closet. However, you may also find lockers, cubbies, a powder bathroom, and even a pocket office in this versatile area.
Laundry rooms may be nearby, or closer to bedrooms. Got pets? Mudrooms offer a perfect place to store leashes and other supplies.