House plans with mudrooms (sometimes written "mud room" or referred to as "mudroom home plans") are, above all else, practical. Imagine it’s December--outside, snow, slush and mud abound. Obviously, you don’t want to track all that gunk into your beautiful home, right? So the question becomes—what do you do with your muddy boots, snowy coat, and/or dripping wet umbrella upon entering your house? Shall you run as fast as you can—over carpet and/or hardwood floors--to the bathroom and throw all the wet stuff into the tub? In an emergency, you could do this, but having a mudroom right off the garage (or other main entrance) sure makes life a lot easier (and cleaner)! Just think of the grief that could be saved by not having to dig out the carpet cleaner, for instance, each time mother nature decides the world needs a shower.
If you live in an area that regularly features wet weather—like Seattle, Minnesota, or somewhere in the mountains—consider choosing a mudroom house plan that boasts special amenities. For example, take mudroom floor plan 430-163. See how this open floor plan features lockers in its mudroom? In fact, this house plan also features a powder room right next to the mudroom, which is especially convenient if someone should simply need to run in to use the loo. Another great example of a mudroom house plan would be open floor plan 48-712 -- see how its off-the-garage mudroom features a bench with storage? In this plan, you would be able to sit down while taking off your big snowy boots--and then store them--before accessing the rest of the house. For an extra luxurious variation on this theme, take note of house plan 48-622 -- a 4 bedroom European design that features a mudroom/laundry room big enough to house a large island on which to fold and organize clothes.