Ewa and husband Andrew approached their new home's balustrade in an interesting way. With only a tiny hall closet, they could benefit from some additional storage. See what they did with a trip to IKEA:
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.
I really like this as an option to deal with the big empty space of the entry. If we could only put a few feet more into the entry way. Add a shelf above the door to break up the large wall space in a two story foyer.