A shoe storage bench in your entryway might just end up being one of the best purchases your could make for your home. This bench is not only practical because it gives you a space to organize and store your shoes, but it also allows you to sit down while you take your shoes off or put them on without having to grab a door handle or balance precariously on one foot.
Shoe storage racks are available in a wide variety of models and styles that can both make shoe storage easier and add personality to your hallway. A basic bench might have just a rack or two for shoe storage underneath the seating area. While this might not sound like much, this should be enough to store six to ten pairs of shoes.
The entryway shoe shelf is very similar to the basic bench mentioned above. This shoe bench also has a rack under the seat, but also includes pullout shelves so you can adjust the storage area to your liking.
Some people prefer shoe storage benches that have cubbies instead of racks. A shoe storage bench with a cubby area can be anywhere from 42″ to 60″ in size. The basic version is made of wood with an exposed cubby for easy access to your shoes. You might also find this type of bench with a leather-padded seat or wooden seating area, depending on your budget.
Having your shoes visible is nice but can also make the storage area look a little cluttered. An easy solution to this problem is to buy a storage bench with doors. Some benches have sliding doors to hide the shoes from sight while still allowing you easy access. Other benches have small drawers that you can use to store miscellaneous items, such as scarves, keys, or gloves. Having an area close to the door for small items like these makes it easy to remember them when you leave the house. Most of the benches have a padded seating area in addition to their other features.
One of the most practical types of benches on the market is one that has a coat rack that is attached to the bench. This allows you to not only store you shoes, but your coats as well. You can find this bench in a variety of finishes, such as cherry. The bench features a lift top that covers the storage area. A piece of wood with hooks attaches to the bench’s back and provides a place to hang coats and jackets. Above the coat rack is a shelf for even more storage space.
Entryway shoe storage benches come in such a wide variety of styles that you will be sure to find a great fit for your home.