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Maximise the matThere’s no dodging the doormat in the entrance to this home. It’s fitted from wall to built-in cupboard and extends to the end of the storage unit, providing space to wipe feet, remove shoes and put them away all without stepping on to the flooring beyond.If you’re designing a mat well like this, remember that you need to be able to open the door fully, walk inside and close the door while still standing on it, so be generous in sizing.
Let it slideIf your hallway is narrow, it makes sense to go for a space-saving cupboard door. A bifold design, which opens like a concertina, will protrude less than a hinged model, but even less obtrusive is a sliding door like this one by Macdonald Wright Architects.The wide door glides back to give access to the slim but ample cupboard space without blocking the way for those who want to walk past.Read more:8 Smart Ways to Add Seating in Your HallwayHow to Decorate the Hallway ConsoleTell us:Which of these hallway cupboards is your favourite? Share your thoughts in the Comments section.
4. Bulky storageLet’s face it. The reality of most households is that there’s always too much stuff and not enough space to store it. Even after throwing out unnecessary things, many times homeowners end up bringing in bulky cabinets and wardrobes to keep accessories and things. Finding a good way to store articles and keep it from looking overbearing is imperative. Consider hidden storage units or multipurpose furniture pieces that serve functionality and storage. From drawers under the staircase, a shoe cupboard hidden inside the wall, concealed by sliding doors (as pictured), coffee tables with a cavity inside, under-bed storage to floor-to-ceiling cupboards that merge into the walls … opt for smart and invisible units that make your home look clean and neat. Also, wall hooks and wooden pallets can double as spots to keep items that you would otherwise just strew around the house – such as mufflers, jackets, caps, boots and the like.Built-in storage transforms these rooms