As anyone who lives in a snowy climate knows, mud rooms are essential. If your house doesn’t have a mudroom here’s a great idea. Ingenuity to the rescue! Try converting a coat closet into a mini mud room. Like this for that closet in the living room.
Look Mudroom Built-ins (Can we swoon over storage?) I love this when there is no extra rooms to turn into a closet room/space. "The mudroom connects visually with the kitchen by way of built-in cabinetry.