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.
Old wood can be used to make welly / boot rack - drying rack in boot room
cuarto de lavado Butcher block counter top in laundry room
Mud room design with sliding barn door. ARizona does not need a mud room but I like the barn door idea