What happens when three men live in one little bungalow, with no mudroom, a front door leading right into the living room, and a back door with no closet? The obvious answer is lots of shoes, coats, and hats making their home in piles on the floor. Until, of course, a little creative thinking and organization saves the household sanity.
The rear entryway of this Canton, Ohio bungalow was formerly a garage, until former owners converted it into a den. When Matt, a work-at-home graphic designer, moved in two years ago, he turned the space into an office. Because of the narrow quarters, organizing an entry way was quite a challenge. There was no room for a closet, and not even enough space for a cabinet.
Matt picked up these old lockers (for free!) from a local industrial plant liquidation sale, and realized their slim profile would be perfect for the entryway. Now that he has two roommates, the lockers are a great way for each guy to have his own storage space for shoes, coats, and hats.
With the addition of a coat rack and hooks, a small bench, and even a bulletin board, the three bachelors have a nice and tidy area to keep their outerwear from taking over the rest of the home.
Sources for Furniture and Accessories:
- Letterpress hooks: Anthropologie
- Bulletin board: Local garage sale
- Bench: Antique shop
- Coat rack: Urban Outfitters
- Lockers: Locally salvaged
Images: Amanda Johnson