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.
Custom, built-in mud closet. I don't think you'd lose storage space, but. where do the shoes go? I don't want to have to open the bench and dig every time I go out! maybe change it where the front part of the bench opens instead of the seat part?