Shoe Storage/Counter Combo for Entryway?

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Q: This is a photo of our entryway. The photo doesn't do a good job of showing, but it's actually a very long hallway, and quite wide. The entrance closet is small, but functional. We are going to replace the sliding doors with mirrored doors. Problem is we have lots of shoes that do not fit in the closet (more than what is on the carpet...much more).

We're looking for a fun idea that incorporates shoe storage, a counter surface for dropping mail/wallets etc. and just general suggestions for making the entrance more welcoming and unique.

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