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.
Sofa Chair Arm Rest TV Tray Table Stand with Side Storage Slot for Tablet Magazine by KeoDecor on Etsy [maybe a stability upgrade over the ones that sit on the arm only plus tablet or small reading storage}
::: DIY : barn doors ::: Instead of buying an expensive barn door track kit, make one yourself. Fifty-eight dollars worth of hardware—including casters and plumbing pipes—transformed two salvaged 10 dollar doors into a barn-style entry.