Your mudroom is so much more than a simple portal linking the indoors and the out. There are some good mudroom furniture that are essential. One of them is a mudroom bench. There are several types of mudroom furniture benches. One of the most common types of mud room benches is a backless, rectangular bench with storage underneath. Most often the storage area is open and baskets or bins are used for holding the items that commonly accumulate in the mudroom, such as umbrellas, pet leashes, hats, and gloves. Other styles have cabinets that provide storage, and some are designed for storage within the bench, accessed by lifting the hinged seat. Another common style of mud room bench has high back that extends several feet above the seat. This type of bench is often referred to as a hall tree bench.
The back portion may be solid wood, bead-board, or mirrored, and the storage area is either underneath or within the seating area. There are usually hooks at the top for hanging coats, and often, there is a shelf above the hooks for additional storage. Built-in mudroom furniture benches can be custom designed to fit into a home’s mudroom. A custom bench allows the homeowners to decide how much storage the unit will have, the overall size, design, and materials used for construction. The storage areas can be open or closed, and the bench can be stained or painted to match the rest of the mud room.