A separate mud room for the kids’ coats and shoes. I like the idea of a sink in the mud room – to wash up before they come inside with dirty hands. It looks like there is a built in step to the sink for the little ones.
hooks and board and baten attached to bench on brickwall opposite built in "lockers" ? Very simple and inexpensive way to create a mini mudroom. How to Install Board and Batten DIY Tutorial/perfect for mud room