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We have one and I love it. It practically sold me on the whole house.
It is pretty narrow but has 2 big closets on one side with large cut in space between them. One closet is coats, dog food, the vacuum cleaner and things like light bulbs, etc. The other is shelved and has all my bigger appliances that I don’t use daily (like my kitchen aid) plus all my baking stuff-muffin pans, cookie cutters, big roasting pans, extra pitchers, etc. the bottom has all our cleaning supplies.
In between is a wooden cubby system for all my sons stuff. each cubby has a basket. There is one for mittens/gloves, another for hats, another for sports stuff etc. On either side are 2 big hooks for his coats and in front is boot tray for shoes.
Opposite is a big wooden built in hutch with shelves. On the shelves I store/display all my Le Crueset pots and pans. Down below in the cupboard is wine, seltzer, mixers etc.
next to the hutch is window that has a nice bench below. perfect for putting on boots, skates, dropping groceries etc.
Finally on the other side of the window are lots of shelves for my huge cookbook collection and narrow, kind of hidden storage closet where I keep all my canned goods.
the only bummer is that it is NOT heated. We keep a space heater there for really cold mornings or when we get in from being outside and are really cold. keeps us all from trekking into the house with our coats and boots still on!
Momma to Sweet Rosie 7/06, Lost Baby J 1/09 at 12 weeks pregnant, Spitfire Ada born 4/21/10, and Baby Boy due July/August 2013!
Aspiring urban homesteader, photographer, homeschooling momma! Blog link in my profile.
I have one-it's really big, and I absolutely love it. We designed what we needed out of avail. space in. We chose slate flooring for durability and easy cleaning. We have a great old bench w/storage, pine shelves for shoes, hooks for all of the cold weather gear (snowshoes, ice skates, etc) and in the summer they hand beach bags w/all the stuff ready to go. I have specific space for muddy boots (we are very rural). I have long, long old barnboards w/industrial hooks for all of our coats (easy to grab on the way out the door), and shelving w/baskets above for spare hats, etc.
My only item (s) on the wish list are a compact washer/dryer and laundry tub for all of our outdoor stuff, but that's a later project!