Transition Spaces: Entryway, Mudroom & Landing Strip Inspiration for Families

Transition Spaces: Entryway, Mudroom & Landing Strip Inspiration for Families

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Carrie McBride
Sep 11, 2012

My son has only been back in pre-school for a week and already it feels like we just can't get out the door in the morning. Part of the problem is overestimating how much I can realistically get done before we leave the house, but the other half of the problem is simply logistics and organization. I waste too much time walking up and down our apartment collecting things: his shoes, his backpack, his lunch, my bag, my phone, my keys...you get the idea. Does this sound familiar?

We live in an apartment and our entryway is small, but could be much better utilized. We mostly use it as a place to throw the mail when we walk in the door and as a place to, hopefully, remember to put our keys.

In rethinking my own space, I dove into our archives and the web in search of inspiring transitional spaces for families. Some homes I found are big enough to have a dedicated mudroom while others carve out space near the front door or, in