Entry Way Storage -- perfect for kids' school stuff! Each family member gets a woven storage basket and a trio of Shaker-style pegs. Two sizes of wooden brackets support the long shelves. The top set, turned upside down, forms cubicles for the baskets
entry way or mud room built in that has it all: seating, LOTS of storage, and a place to hang stuff. everyone could have their own cubbies and you can mix in some baskets to less visually pleasing items.
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Idea for area under stairs - Turn a hallway into a makeshift mudroom: If your home doesn't have a designated room for storing shoes, coats, backpacks, and the sort, built-in storage in your entryway will do just fine and make better use of the space.