Like the lidded box for shoes - you can store way more pairs this way. One for the kids , one for us, love the ventilation too!
Something like this would be great in our new boot room.
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Entryway Beside Staircase Of Cool Coastal Living Showehouse Is Tight, But Owner Doesn't Want To Leave It Pointless Without Smart Storage Ideas
Boot room. dog will need room here
Storage solutions for understairs
Storage---possibly 2 rows of baskets, shelving on either side in deeper part of closet
Kitchen bench seating - make similar built in seating for the kitchen dining table.
Under stair coat storage - one for each child Oh yes