- More storage for kitchen items.
- Plenty of room for shoes, coats, hats, etc.
To house kids' hats, gloves, and scarves, I built a bench with storage. I had considered making a built in bench but due to the amount of entertaining that we do, I decided building one that we could easily pull up to a folding table would benefit us more.
A couple things I would change if I did this again: I would have put in sliding glass doors. I love the french door look but it's too cramped when we are all coming in and out. I would have built it a foot deeper. It does work for us but having another foot when the kids are putting on their snowsuits would really benefit us.
And the fun stuff: Here's how to get this look!