If you go with a shoe storage bench in the living room, you probably want to get a model that has a door that opens outward. When the door is closed, your shoe storage area looks just like your average bench and visitors can use it for additional seating when they stop by. No one can even tell that you have your favorite pumps hidden inside. When everyone leaves, you can pop open the door, sit down on the bench and decide which pair of fabulous open toed sandals you`re going to wear to dinner that night. Close the door up and voila! - it`s a bench again.
So, what do you look for in a shoe storage bench? Well, the first thing is the number of cubbies the bench has. You want to purchase benches with as many cubbies as will fit in the space you have in mind, knowing that shoes have a way of multiplying over time. There are two basic types of benches. First, there are those that have cubbies. Think of them as walled off storage lockers laid out in a grid. The second is a bench where the front opens out, revealing either cubbies or wire loops that slip right into the shoe, letting them hang free.
Whenever you come back to your home, you take off your shoes outside the living room which when gives your home a clumsy look. No guest or visitor will appreciate the pile of scattered footwear lying on the floor in a shabby manner. A shoe storage cabinet helps to store your shoes neatly and also saves your footwear from getting dirty. There are several varieties of shoe cabinets available in the market. While the large one can accommodate as many as 60pairs of shoes at a time, the small ones can be easily used to store up to 20pairs of shoes. Normally, shoe storage cabinets are made from sturdy Oak, Pine or Cherry wood but in a few cases, shoe storage cabinets with metal frames are also found. There are also some models of shoe sstorage cabinets which have wooden doors in a metal frame or metallic doors fixed in a wooden frame.
A shoe storage bench that closes can be a great place for containing many other items that typically clutter up a home. Have lots of toys all over the house? How about pet items? Maybe you need extra storage for blankets or towels? The possibilities are endless. And of course, you can always use these for storing shoes. Some versions come as stand up cabinets that have hooks for also keeping neat coats, sweaters, jackets and the like. If you are concerned about the odors that at times can accompany shoes, a version that will work very well for you are the ones made of cedar wood. This works great to help absorb any offensive odors.
One can choose a shoe cabinet according to the need and availability of the space in his house. The normal height of a shoe cabinet should be around three feet and it should have a depth of two inches more than the length of the largest shoe used by you or members of your family. You can get a shoe storage cabinet especially built for you according to your specifications and need. They are available with double doors, single door and without doors also and in natural wood colors and white.