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Mud room & Laundry Room - closed storage (some behind the open coat hooks!) bench for putting on shoes or setting down a bag. I'd raise the left side bench to counter height -- mail sorting on top, bins for recycling below.
Mudroom other side of wall, hooks and cubbys for stuff
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