The entryway of a home is an important space because it is a high-traffic area, it is the first thing a guest sees when they enter, and acts as storage space. An entryway that lacks storage can look cluttered and unorganized. Here’s what you need to create more storage space in a small entryway.
Hooks are a great for hanging extra coats, scarves, hats, bags, leashes, and other odds and ends that cannot fit in the entryway closet. Avoid putting too many items on the hooks, as overwhelmed hooks can create the opposite effect and look messy.
A storage bench is ideal for hiding and storing shoes. They come in a variety of sizes, which make them an ideal option in a small space. Benches without storage space are also beneficial in a small entryway, as baskets or bins can be stored underneath.
An entryway closet can be quite functional with a good layout. Incorporating hooks, racks, shelves, and bins can help maximize storage in an entryway closet.
Cabinets & Consoles
Cabinets and Consoles are great in a small entryway due to their storage capabilities. They offer an ample amount of storage space, and bins and baskets can be placed below for added storage. Since cabinets and consoles have a flat surface, they are perfect for placing keys, mail, and other odds and ends down when entering.
Cubbies are the be-all-end-all when it comes to storage. They offer plenty of storage space and work well with bins or baskets for a more concealed and organized look. Like cabinets and consoles, cubbies offer a flat surface, which make them great for decorating and placing odds and ends.
Wall storage such as hanging organizers or floating shelves are perfect for getting clutter off the floor. Although they are great for small items, larger items should be placed elsewhere, as hanging organizers and floating shelves are often not weight bearing.
Custom built-ins are fitting in a small entryway, as they allow you to work with your space. A seating nook, built-in cabinets and drawers, and the addition of cubbies will ensure you never run out of storage and create a functional space.
As you can see, the options for creating more storage space in a small entryway are endless! There are plenty of ways to incorporate storage with furniture, custom built-ins, hooks and hanging storage, or baskets and bins. No matter the size of your space, our Advisors are here to help you turn your home into a functional space. Book a free consultation with one of our Advisors to find out how you can maximize your home’s square footage. Call (604) 264-7366 to get started!