Bon Voyage & Welcome Home: The Ideal Entryway
We leave in the morning and come back at night, but in the end, there really is no place like home.
Organizing your entryway can make the transition from inside to outside and back again smooth and effortless.
An entryway is filled with things that aren't really meant for show. Backpacks, boots, jackets, keys; everything is functional. Compare this to a media center which is more of a showpiece. An entryway needs to be designed for ease of use and to prevent the space from quickly becoming an eyesore.
It's important to have the proper accessories to store the myriad of items that belong in an entryway.
- Baskets are perfect for gloves and hats in the winter and for boots all year long.
- Incorporate hooks for coats, jackets, backpacks and purses. Keep in mind that you should only see garments for the current season hanging near the doorway. Light windbreakers and heavy down jackets shouldn't hang side by side. Store out of season things somewhere else.
- Drawers are good for keys and wallets.
- If you've got the space, you could even build in a seat so it's easy to put on and remove your shoes.
Once you organize your entryway, you'll find that it's less stressful when you leave the house and more relaxing when you come back home.
Isn't that a lovely thought?
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Ginny Snook Scott
Ginny Snook Scott is the chief design officer at California Closets. She has over 25 years experience with California Closets and has helped over 1,000 clients create custom closets and organize their home. Connect with Ginny on Google+.