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A home entryway should be a welcoming space that lets you organize your stuff and helps you feel glad to be home or eager to get back. In this countdown, the most-saved entryway photos uploaded to Houzz recently do just that.
This mudroom and entry space by Roomscapes Cabinetry and Design Center has room for everyone in the household, including the family dog. Tall wall cabinets offer storage for jackets and backpacks, while niches beneath provide areas where shoes can be tucked away. Baskets under the built-in bench seat offer more hiding space for shoes. The open window looking over the adjacent eat-in kitchen area connects the entry space nicely to the rest of this Hingham, Massachusetts, home.
Cabinets, cubbies and sturdy wall hooks help keep this San Francisco entry by KBG Designorganized. Four pullout baskets provide space for shoes and other items, and the built-in bench lets the family put shoes on. The floor tile looks like slate but is actually porcelain.
The bench in this Atlanta entry by Innovative Construction covers eight large cubbies for plenty of shoes. Pegs provide places for jackets and scarves, while drawers can serve as catchalls for mail, school papers or other items.
This Seattle entry by Dana Webber Design Group has a high dose of style, thanks to the dark casework and floor tiles and the pretty textiles used for the bench seats and throw pillows. Cubbies and drawers provide places for tucking items away. The darkness of the room is a nice contrast with the white walls and light flooring beyond.
This simple Alamo, California, entry by Fautt Homes features herringbone-pattern flooring, which transitions to straight-laid flooring in the living spaces beyond. An elegant console table, a round mirror and a rustic finished vase create a Zen-farmhouse feel.
This entry in a Portland, Oregon, home by Buckenmeyer Architecture has midcentury flavor, thanks to the round rug, the chandelier and the graphic wall treatment. An L-shape bench provides space for multiple people to put on or take off shoes. Wall hooks can hold backpacks, purses and jackets.
The clever use of space in this Toronto entry by Four Blocks South makes the most of the small footprint. In an area that might otherwise comprise a small closet, the designer placed a bench seat, double-decker shoe storage, wall hooks and five cubbies with baskets sized to match. Herringbone-pattern floor tile helps demarcate the entry and distinguish it from the adjacent spaces.
A shiplap wall, cubbies containing perforated metal crates, a concrete floor and charming fabric on the bench seat work together to make this Boston entry warm and welcoming. Lovejoy Interiors also created a niche beneath the bench for boots.
Custom built-in oak cabinetry and blue cement tile bring warmth and a sense of individuality to this lovely entry. Tall cabinets provide space to hide coats and bags to keep the entry uncluttered. Plants and textural baskets add an organic touch.
The mudroom in this Alexandria, Virginia, home by Laura Campbell Architecture and designer Kristin Try of Gingham & Grosgrain is the family’s main entrance. Most of the furnishings are vintage (though the console table on the left is new). The door in the foreground leads to a coat closet, where the family stores jackets, scarves and boots.