We are currently working on a project where we have added a built-in bench in the entryway; where the entryway closet once was is now be a functional and intentional little nook. We simply removed the door, knocked out the door framework, and refinished the sheetrock to create a cubby perfect for a built-in bench & hooks!
So many homes have closets in the entryway that make the space feel dark and cramped. Unless you truly need every inch of closet space in your home, converting this closet into a built-in bench is a great way to eliminate clutter and make your entryway appear larger than it is.
Since your entryway is the first thing someone sees when you welcome them into your home, making this space as beautiful as possible is a wonderful way to create a welcoming feeling with their first steps into your home. Converting a closet into seating is a simple way to make the room more inviting and beautiful. This is especially true if you have a small entryway and are at a loss as to how to approach the room.
In the project we just completed, adding a bench completely changed the entire feeling of the entryway. The closet closed off the space and made it feel so much smaller than it actually was. In fact, the closet wasn't even being used except to house some garbage bags. By removing the closet, we added functional square footage and created a warm and welcoming first impression of the home.
This project isn't just reserved for closets or entryways. Adding a built-in bench can really be done anywhere. It is easiest where two walls meet to create a jut, but a floating bench is possible too. This is a fun architectural project that adds some character and doesn't cost a lot of money.
9 BEAUTIFUL BUILT-IN ENTRYWAY BENCHES
designed by Kate Lester Interiors
Lucky enough to have a window?
Both of these images stopped me in my tracks! I love bright white spaces, and these are simply gorgeous! Left, Bria Hammel Interiors - go check out her portfolio, it's amazing! The wood bench on the right is so easy to create yourself - I am in love with the simplicity, perfect photographed by Tessa Neustdat!
design by The Faux Martha
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Do you have a closet in your entryway that you could convert into a small sitting area? Or maybe there's a perfect window in your home that would look beautiful with a bench below? I hope you are as inspired as I am by these beautiful photos from so many talented designers! As always, thank you so much for stopping by!
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