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.
extra shelf on the bottom for more shoe space - DIY closet turned mudroom (actually, jthis was a laundry room, but, same concept). or you could put these kinds of shelves in an entryway or something. With benches (with shelves beneath them)
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