I like the closed storage above the baskets and lockers. And still easy to reach when you step on the bench. and I really like the bench. Obviously skipping the white fabric - they must not have mud or kids in their mud room :)
Need to add file bin(s) to our backpack station. Keep the table and counters clear of homework papers and avoid losing important assignments. I like the lower hanging hooks for backpacks. Could add these to our mudroom.
add wood wallpaper to the kick plates of the stairs. Those rolls are expensive but you would only need one. Not practical with white treads though, it will be stuffed up from black shoe soles in no time.
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.
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These would make an awesome staircase to an attic. I would love to see some Harry Potter books on there. This would also be cool with movie titles on it as well. I love this staircase--- more folks should do stuff like this.