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.
WINTER PROJECT: lovely pitcher display idea for huge family room vaulted wall above kitchen. Note to self: start collecting ALL large pitchers from thirft stores. Paint monotone with a single ASCP color (English Yellow, Emperor's Silk or Barcelona).