Simple built-in to create a mudroom and/or storage anywhere from an entry, to kids room or in a laundry room by adding shelves or a deeper bench for sitting. Put drawers under bench or have the seat lift up to store things.
Ikea mudroom hack: Pax closets, ekby shelf and corbels, gerton desk top, kallax bench seat, and pjas baskets. I wonder if this will fit in the hallway or if it would take away from the entrance? Or in the spare room?