Sorry for the delayed absence – did you miss me? We moved over the weekend into our new house so I was a bit preoccupied. I promise I will share pictures later, but I want to get some more of the boxes unpacked and a few decorations up, so bear with me.
The good news is that our bedroom, the living room, the kitchen, the dining room, and the guest room are mostly upacked, put away, and usable. Not decorated, mind you, but definitely usable.
With all new living spaces come challenges unique to that home. The two biggest ones that we have with our home is that there are almost no closets downstairs. The first floor of our house has the kitchen, dining room, living room, entry way, our bedroom, our bathroom, and a half bath. The closet in our bedroom is the only closet on that level. There is no linen closet to store all our bathroom stuff and there is no coat closet for our coats, umbrellas, shoes, etc.
Our closet is quite large so we will be storing some of those items there, but I’m still looking for some solutions. And here’s where the wonder of Pinterest comes in. We have this odd foyer area as you first come in that I’m trying to make attractive and functional, especially since there is no coat closet. I’m really drawn to the built ins/lockers/mudrooms/benches and hooks that seem to be quite popular now. (If you have a better name for them, let me know…I keep calling the mudrooms even though ours won’t be an actual mudroom) Here are some of the ideas I love:
I like aspects of all of them so I’m not quite sure what the end result will be, or if we will even go this route, but it’s definitely a possibility.
Do you have an area like this in your home? If so, what do you like? Dislike?