The back to school buzz is everywhere… you can feel it in the air. If you’re a family with school aged kids, then heading back to school brings a lot more than new pencils and shoes — it brings a whole new routine to life. Is your entryway prepared?Whether or not you have a designated mudroom space, your entryway probably does double-duty as a place that welcomes feet and gathers stuff. Getting it as organized as possible is in your best interest for family serenity, and can provide a warm welcome whenever you take that first step inside the place you call home.Here are some A+ tips that will help take your entryway or mudroom up a notch:Seating: No matter the size of your space, aim to include one piece of furniture that can double as a place to set items and also sit down on while taking shoes off. This can be a a roomy bench, an antique chair, or just a sturdy crate. Whatever suits your space and style.Hanging: Whether you have room to hang coats and bags, or just keys and sunglasses, including hooks on the wall is a great way to utilize space and make things easy to find. If you’re looking for a bigger and better solution, consider adding custom built-in wooden lockers or cubbies, which are decidedly more grown-up than they sound. Peek at an array of cabinets-turned-lockers featured on Houzz here.Hiding: Some things (think muddy boots) are best kept hidden. Storage space with easy access is a must. Consider a bench that lifts for added space or go for easy access floor-level drawers. Built-in shelving can also be a great asset. Click here to see some of hgtv’s entryway storage and design tips.Adding: If your home doesn’t have a natural entryway or mudroom, adding one might be a great fit. Building a small addition to include a room off the side of your home could make all the difference in keeping your living room un-cluttered or giving you a sense of peace when you walk into the house after a busy day. Or you could consider an interior renovation, turning part of an existing laundry room or hallway into an intentional mudroom space.Charming: An entryway space has every right to be as charming and decorative as the rest of your home. After all, it’s the first impression that counts, right? Add a mirror or piece of art to the wall. Consider flowers on a shelf, a chalkboard for family messages, and a colorful rug! And if you’re installing a new light fixture, it might as well be an attractive one – a small hanging chandelier or pendant lamp could be the perfect touch. Click here to see some inspiring mudroom decor ideas from Houzz.Ready to take your entryway or mudroom up a notch? Want to install cabinetry or extra storage? Thinking about adding-on to give your family the space it needs? Contact us at Homecare Inc Remodeling today! Expert remodeling and building services in Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Richfield, Burnsville, and the surrounding Twin Cities area!