One of our layout challenges is where to put a mudroom.  In the floor plan we are currently using, it would be in combination with the laundry room.  We are now thinking if we move the laundry room to the basement and use a dumb-waiter or a laundry chute we could free up more space for a bigger pantry and mudroom.

 

A link to a Dumbwaiter

Laundry Dumbwaiter
Laundry dumb-waiter
Laundry Chute
Laundry Chute
Laundry Chute
Laundry Chute

Some links to mudroom pictures:

Mudroom

Mudroom.1

Mudroom.2

Mudroom.3