Built-in, pull-out cutting board, conveniently located right above the pull-out waste basket! Browse Don Gardner #HomePlans with #Country #Kitchens here: http://www.dongardner.com/Country_Kitchen_Home_Designs.aspx
This is what I'm thinking for our entry but there would be no closet, just hooks (probably the interesting teacups from anthropologie since its next to the kitchen) and a built-in bench. Perhaps just a boot tray and a chair or stool instead of a bench. It's a narrow hallway.