Look Mudroom Built-ins (Can we swoon over storage?) I love this when there is no extra rooms to turn into a closet room/space. "The mudroom connects visually with the kitchen by way of built-in cabinetry.
entry way or mud room built in that has it all: seating, LOTS of storage, and a place to hang stuff. everyone could have their own cubbies and you can mix in some baskets to less visually pleasing items.