Entryways can be organizational hot spots—you just need the right tools. These built-in cubbies, cabinets, and benches will help whip your entryway into tip-top shape and inspire your next remodel.

By Katie Bandurski
Adam Albright

This built-in cubby proves that an organized entryway is a beautiful entryway. Nooks and compartments both above and below a built-in bench give every shoe, coat, and bag a home. Rows of monogrammed tote bags provide the perfect spot for storing extra items—like sporting goods and sunscreen—during the off-season. Double-prong hooks keep jackets and scarves at the ready.

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Clean Cabinets

Gorgeous crisp white cabinets welcome guests to your home while creating bountiful storage. Built-in cabinetry hides common entryway items—like umbrellas and jackets—while letting decorative elements stand out.

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For the Dogs

Give your furry friends their own special spot. This canine-inspired room—which doubles as an entryway—features bold black-and-white patterns with pops of color. A built-in base cabinet doubles as a banquette for postwalk snuggles with your pooch. Hanging cabinetry above stows cleaning supplies and spare toys.

Make a Statement

Jazz up your entryway with a colorful entrance. A bright blue door is the gateway to this color-coordinated mudroom. The white built-in cubby and cabinet combo sets a neutral background for various shades of blue. Subtle accents—like jewel-tone baskets and a diamond-print rug—complete the look. A rich wood bench top warms up the entryway and provides a place to pile backpacks and sports gear.

Sitting Pretty

Built-in entryway storage cabinets give way to this low window bench. A small pile of pillows and throws makes a cozy spot to read a book or just take off your shoes. Built-in drawers add extra storage space for seasonal gear, while open display areas showcase dishware.


When you have a lot of kids (or even just a lot of stuff), an entryway can easily become a dumping ground for personal belongings. Conquer clutter with a built-in storage unit that features different sections for different people. This entryway unit features drawers, cubbies, coat racks, and more to keep every item in its place.

Book It

Welcome guests to your home with a collection of personal knickknacks. It's a showcase for your favorite collectibles, and it gives guests a peek inside your home's personality before an official tour.

Coastal Chic

A built-in storage unit doesn't have to take over your entire entryway. One accent piece—like this gray bench—works just as well. Subtle accents, like oars and a life preserver, help set the casual, coastal mood of this home.

Totally Turquoise

Dress up an entryway cabinet with fun accent colors. This room uses shades of turquoise to offset the white cubbies. Black tile flooring grounds the space. Patterned shelf liners add interest and keep wet shoes from ruining the woodwork.

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