Mudroom from outside
Coat alcove from the kitchen
Garage-side view of removable coat alcove back.
Aside from being a mud room, this area helps keep the mess from the workshop out of the house. At the same time, the kitchen door is the only way to get appliances in or out of the house, so I needed to keep a direct route available. My solution was to build this coat closet with a removable back. Large or long items can be passed through it from the garage. It also has two hinged hatches for access to the recycling bins below.
All images and text Copyright Dale Austin, 1962-2008