Awesome, functional mudroom or entryway. I'm with @ Young House Love on this - the space under the bench is a great way to corral shoes without trying to shove them in baskets (because we all know how well THAT works!
For the laundry room. If you need the extra storage, this idea is perfect for you! If you are more simplistic in style, go with fewer shelves so it doesn't look too sparse and keeps a "warm inviting" feel.
A mudroom doesn't have to be located at the back or front of a home. An old side entry was converted into this welcoming mudroom with both open and closed storage solutions by TerraCotta Properties. Photography by Jeff Herr