How can you minimize the amount of stairs coming into your house from the garage, while simultaneously keeping dirt contained?
A sunken mudroom!
Having a lower floor level in your mudroom allows you to completely load up your arms with grocery bags without having to ping pong your way up the stairs to get into your home. Once inside, keep the dirt on it’s own level. You won’t be accidentally kicking dirt into the main level of your house since dirt can’t defy gravity or jump.
It’s a win-win!