Turn sleeping space into storage space! Underbed storage is a great way to stay organized and maintain a calm bedroom you can't wait to come home to. Would be great lounging/guest area for a second bedroom!
Home Projects: Under-Eave Storage Space - Yankee Magazine. This is where I want the tilt-out laundry basket, a small frig, the fire safe, some book shelves for storage baskets, and/or an electric fireplace for winter warmth.
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.