A mudroom can keep wet and cold weather at bay. A mudroom is an area built into some houses to act as a barrier between the outdoors and indoors. Especially in regions with wet, muddy winters, this type of small, specialized room can be a useful addition as it helps to keep the house clean. It is also can be the perfect transition for removing coats, boots and other winter gear accessories, making it an entryway into the home if not all of the time, but at least some part of the year. There are some great mudroom design ideas available. One example such like; you can paint your mudroom with a quality waterproof paint to protect the walls and trim. This will lessen the impact of rain and snow that drips off of winter coats and outerwear. Choose a bright, sunny color to lighten up the mud room on the darkest of winter days. Install flooring that is water resistant. Vinyl and tile flooring are good options, but make sure they are non-skid surfaces to prevent slipping.