We've talked about asking party guests to remove their shoes at the door before. In fact, it's been touched upon here, here, andhere. The topic never comes up without a lively debate ensuing. But this post is for those who have decided, for whatever reason, that they'd like guests to remove their shoes. Maybe it's an intimate gathering of close friends only, maybe it's just family, or maybe you're comfortable with asking even a large gathering of guests to go shoe-less. Whatever the circumstances, we recommend ample storage right at the door:This way, there is no confusion about where shoes go, and there's no getting tripped up over scattered footwear in the entryway. Add a small seat to perch on if you have the space and you've got a great entryway, not only for entertaining but also for maintaining order on a daily basis.
Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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