You walk in your home and your hands are full: groceries, gym bag, dog leash, backpacks, muddy shoes…the “landing pad” of our home isn’t always pretty or organized. Look how these homes have introduced various storage options right when you enter, and exit, the home. Chalkboard paint and magnet boards can help you remember specific tasks, drawers and cubbies store odd-sized items, and classic hooks hold a variety of grab-and-go items, perfect for when you’re rushing out the door. How do you keep your entryway organized?

The flooring in this entryway showcases a great way to transition between super durable tile (excellent for high-traffic areas) and beautiful wood flooring (used in rest of the first floor).  The narrow entrance still made room for shallow cabinetry set at counter height, giving the homeowners a place to set incoming and outgoing items. Open shelving gives storage option for more decorative items in the home.

This artful cabinetry by the main entrance to the home stores coats, jackets and whatever other items the homeowners, and their guests may need to store. A clever roll out stool creates seating for putting on shoes as well as shoe storage.

Sturdy and durable flooring makes this high-traffic area extra functional. Colorful bench seating and coordinating storage baskets, plus the artwork and decorative pieces create a family-friendly and fun entrance to this home. The family command center and multiple coat hooks lend a hand to easier organization for this busy family.