These are actually attractive pieces of furniture that sit near the entrance of a doorway or hall. When people come into your home they are great in helping to provide a place for shoes, boots, coats and whatever else is brought in. These are things that are normally dumped at the entrance of the door and cause unsightly clutter. The shoe storage bench helps to eliminate that clutter.
First of all, a shoe storage box shouldn`t be something which keeps your shoes so far out of the way that they are inaccessible. You need your shoes to be readily available and many of these types of boxes are small and compact providing an easy way to store your boots and shoes in pairs, thus ensuring that they come to hand whenever they are needed. These shoe storage options also come in a range of different shapes and sizes, and you can actually get a single storage box which is clear, allowing you to see the pair of shoes inside at a glance, or you can buy a set of boxes. These clear shoe boxes are probably some of the most convenient that are available on the market.
Some shoe benches come in versions that are open with individual cubbies for pair of shoes. These allow you to see the shoes very easily. Generally this is a lesser expensive type of bench as compared to the other types. The other types of shoe furniture are more self-contained. They feature a seat that is also a lid. On some the lid is hinged and on others the lid removes without any attachment. If you do not want the shoes to be seen this is the type that will work best for your needs.
Organizing and space-saving is important in every home and living area. A shoe storage bench for the entryway is perfect for this. If there is room in the front hallway, a convenient place to store shoes is right there as close to the front door since shoes are usually the last thing to be put on before leaving the house. With a bench that also stores shoes, this is two pieces of furniture that has been combined into one thus saving crucial space.
As well, these are very attractively designed and will add to your décor. They come fashioned in various woods like cherry, walnut, maple and cedar being the most popular. Some shoe storage furniture pieces have racks and shelves for the orderly placement of foot apparel. Some have hinged tops that easily open so shoes and other things can be placed inside and will be out of sight. Most have a surface that a person can sit on to easily remove or put on shoes.