The entry way is often a key area of the home that receives little practical design effort. There are many steps one can take to enhance the functionality of the entryway. First, one should conserve space by utilizing the wall as storage with hooks. Second, using additional living space for the entry is possible. Third, reorganizing an entry closet into a more useful space is helpful. Fourth, take advantage of the plethora of modern storage pieces with benches, bins, cubbies, etc. Fifth, using custom-built cabinets is another great way to add space and design to an entryway.
- An easy way to make an entry way more functional is simply to have a space where you can hang coats and jackets to prevent clutter.
- Start using bins for storage so that you can put things away that you aren’t using. For example, you can store winter clothes in bins during summer months as they obviously won’t be used.
- Instead of using your closet just for clothes, install some shelves and racks to store things like shoes and sports equipment on one side of the closet.
“Another great solution in the entryway is the cupboard that has been sawed off and mounted to the wall, using only the front legs.”