As we leave the hot Utah summer and move into fall and eventually the cozy winter, a few areas of the home tend to become a bit more notable. Entryways are great examples here - whether we're talking about hosting guests, improving storage and cleanliness capabilities for the kids as they come in and out during fall activities or any related area, considering your entryway's setup this autumn may be a prudent move.
At Precision Closets & Garage, we're happy to help clients around Salt Lake City, Park City and nearby areas with all their storage and closet needs, including everything from custom closet systems to garage cabinets, mudroom storage options and more. We're here to help with any entryway storage or design concept you're considering, whether it's a temporary change for this autumn season or something more permanent. Here are some of the general concepts to be considering when you're managing entryway storage and design this fall.
In a space like an entryway, you'll often be considering two competing factors when it comes to storage: Functionality and style. You need your entryway to be easy to use and maneuver in, but you also want it to look great for guests and visitors.
For instance, if you have children, your entryway will likely see a lot of activity - coats, shoes, backpacks and other items will all be coming in and out. You need space for these items to be stored quickly and easily, but you also don't want clutter or messiness - and you want the space to still look inviting and welcoming.
This can be accomplished in a few ways. Many homeowners will choose to install custom cabinets or shelves in their entryway, allowing for organized storage of items. Others might opt for a mudroom bench with storage inside it - perfect for quickly putting on and removing shoes while also hiding them from sight.
Especially if this is a temporary autumn design change and you're not looking to spend a great deal of money, one simple way to spruce up your entryway is by infusing some natural elements. This could mean bringing in some fall foliage or decorative pumpkins, or even just adding an accent rug with autumn colors.
The addition of natural elements can bring warmth and coziness to your entryway, perfect for the upcoming season. These elements can also accent whichever form(s) of storage you choose to implement - wooden cabinets, for instance, will look even more inviting with some natural elements placed around them.
Like with many other areas of the home, both storage and otherwise, proper lighting is key to making sure your entryway looks and functions its best. This could mean adding some wall sconces or pendant lights, or even just updating the light bulbs in your existing fixtures.
Proper lighting can make a small space seem bigger and more inviting, as well as making it easier to find items and navigate through the area. Consider both natural daylight and artificial lighting options when designing or updating your entryway this fall.
For many homes, the entire concept of storage becomes a major issue in the entryway. Especially as we head into fall and winter, coats, hats, shoes, umbrellas and other items start piling up - but where do they all go?
By thoughtfully considering your entryway's design and implementing smart storage solutions like hooks, shelves or cabinets, you can find a place for everything and keep this area organized. This helps many families avoid the stress of constant clutter and searching for misplaced items, making your home a more pleasant environment overall.
Finally, it's important not to forget about style when considering storage and design options for your entryway. You want the space to fit in with the rest of your home, but you also have some flexibility here - you can either maintain continuity with existing style, or use this as an opportunity to try something new or add a pop of color.
At Precision Closets & Garage, we're here to help with cabinets, closets and custom storage solutions for your entryway and other areas. Speak to one of our experts today to learn more about any of our services for clients around SLC and Park City, or to set up an appointment at your convenience!