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.
H is for the Home: A piece of furniture like this is the sole reason I want to have a mud room/laundry room. Love the top storage - could replace knick knacks on top w/ large baskets for off season stuff.
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