We have a big house but little storage space and no obvious place to "land" when we come inside from the garage. I've attached our floorplan and you'll see when you come in from the garage, there's a long hallway (we have basement stairs where it says coat closet) with rooms off of it, and no open space until you get to the dining room, which is where everyone dumps their stuff when they come, leaving me with a messy room open to the whole house. The hallway is too narrow to put a table and the laundry room too small to add a dumping bench. Any ideas on how to give our family a landing spot?
Just to add: Currently I have one spot for my kids to hang their coats/bags in their hallway (bdrm 2&3); a spot for me and my husband in our bedroom by the door; and everything else still ends up in the dining room on the table!