Entryways serve a vital function in a home. They are like a portal between two spaces, the private and the public. As such, they should contain all the items your family needs to brave the outside world: coats, shoes, rain gear, sporting equipment, and cold weather accessories.
Chances are, though, that right now your entryway is a hodgepodge of things that don’t belong there, like your child’s old science fair project. Maybe you don’t even have a dedicated entry space. Instead, you just walk straight into the house from your porch or garage, stumbling over a pile of shoes on the way.
The following two solutions can improve the functionality of your entryway, making it easier to get ready for work and school and cutting down on the mess, disorganization, and clutter.
Building a Custom Closet to Store Outerwear
One solution to organizing your entryway, especially if you enter right into the main house, is to build a custom closet right near the door. Whether that’s a built-in closet or custom wall unit, we can help you create a dedicated entry space and give you storage for coats, boots, and other items.
First things first, you’ll need ample space to hang jackets and bulky coats that don’t typically need to go farther than the threshold of your house. Hanging racks with enough hangers will keep jackets from collecting on your couch or dining room table and make them easy to find when you’re ready to go. From there, consider adding cubbies or racks for organizing shoes as well as storage shelves for seasonal items you might not use all year long.
Creating a Functional Mudroom
Are you tired of cleaning up tracked-in dirt around your home? Converting your entry into a dedicated mudroom is a good solution for keeping down the dirt and chaos. Like an entryway closet, a mudroom will give you the designated spot to remove outerwear such as dirty shoes and jackets and limit the clutter from coming into the rest of the house.
For families with young children, another great idea is to install open cubbies and low coat pegs at their level so they can be in charge of putting away their things. It’s important to design your mudroom in way that minimizes the stress of the space and takes decluttering off your to-do list every day. Luckily, organization is our speciality and we are here to help craft the layout that is perfect for you and your family.
Ready to create an entryway that will cut down on the clutter and get you organized? At Closet & Storage Concepts Nevada, we have design specialists who can help. Contact us today to schedule a free in-home consultation.