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.
I really like this - DIY Sofa Table .from bench to sofa table . nice to have option to take apart as additional seating is needed Would also save space in an apartment by not having to store the benches somewhere when you aren't using them.
Shanty Hall Tree Bench for the Entryway.use the old door from Chuck's old place and build bench from pallets! Will paint the window part of door with chalkboard paint or maybe install mirror. Add hooks & baskets under bench.