Simple built-in to create a mudroom and/or storage anywhere from an entry, to kids room or in a laundry room by adding shelves or a deeper bench for sitting. Put drawers under bench or have the seat lift up to store things.
Kitchen floor possibility although I may just like the herringbone pattern: Slate herringbone floors and shiplap walls
LOVE this farmhouse, country style mudroom. Slate herringbone tile floors, Shiplap and black barn pendants in the mudroom.
Shabby and Charme: Un bel cottage inglese
soapstone sink and backsplash. I like the white cabinets with the dark gray tile floor - connecticut blue ashlar flooring