The front entryway for many families is like a grand central station where keys, jackets, and rain boots can quickly clutter an area that would be better suited to make a great first impression for unexpected guests. Whether you live with a large family or a busy one, or you entertain guests often, an attractive and functional entryway design can make the difference between chaos and bliss. Since the goal of designing a custom entryway or mudroom is not only to welcome friends and family but also to move out into each day as smoothly as possible, Tailored Living recommends meeting with your local home organization specialist to design an entryway that caters to your family’s distinct needs.
One of the primary concerns most families face is what to do with all the shoes, including rain boots as we head into the rainy months. While all of us have the best intentions to keep shoes neatly organized in our bedrooms, it’s almost inevitable that pairs get left behind and contribute to a growing pile of stilettos, sneakers, and sandals. While Tailored Living has helped many families customize shoe racks for the mudroom and the closet, we also commonly recommend incorporating a bench into your entryway design––one that helps guests or family members off their feet while also saving space.
But even if shoes are under control, entryway benches can still serve an important home organization purpose. Simply by replacing open shoe space with custom drawers, you can store anything from items you always seem to forget racing out of the house, to those that just don’t seem to fit elsewhere in the home.
During your consultation, be sure to ask about the differences in materials, finishes, and textures. Tailored Living has one of the largest selections of entryway design solutions in North America, and we are dedicated to helping you design and install the perfect one for you. Call your local organization specialist today for more information or also to schedule a complimentary consultation. By watching our home organization specialists utilize our proprietary 3D design software, you’ll be able to visualize your home’s unique potential.