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An alcove with all the elements

An alcove with all the elements

One of the luxuries in Jana Winograde and Todd Sandler's remodeled house is its mudroom, where the family and guests can unburden themselves of baggage — literal and mental — before entering the main part of the home. Here we break down the space, a cozy alcove off the home's front door.

1. Twin wardrobes. To hang coats and other items.

2. Wall hooks. For hats, scarves and purses.

3. Lower drawers. To stow umbrellas and other small items.

4. Upper cabinets. They're for "stuff...