If you struggle with how to decorate the entryway of your home, you’re certainly not alone. Many homeowners will tell you that it’s hard to decide what to put in this area. It’s the first area people see when they visit your home, so you want it to look nice. You want it to be well decorated and uncluttered. But an entryway also the place where you often take off your shoes and place personal belongings you use for coming and going, such as jackets, purses, and keys, so you want the area to be at least somewhat functional.
Some homeowners choose to place a narrow table in their entryway, and place decorations on it and above it. This is certainly a good option, but not very functional. Another option, and one that we personally like, is an entryway bench for your Temecula, Murrieta, or Menifee home. An entryway bench allows you and your guests a space to take off shoes in comfort. A bench serves as a functional piece of furniture, while still filling the space. To make the space even more useful, you can hang hooks or cubbies on the wall above where you and your guests can stash personal items in an organized fashion. Underneath the bench, people often choose to place baskets for storing shoes out of sight.
A custom entryway bench can also be a statement piece. You don’t have to settle for a simple, boring bench. By adding details, such as interesting design elements, using an exotic hardwood, or painting it an unexpected color, your entryway bench can add to the style of your home and make a great first impression on your guests. Entryway benches can be built in any style—from modern to traditional, from sleek to rustic.
A Built-in Entryway Bench for Temecula, Murrieta, or Menifee Homes
You might also want to consider a built-in entryway bench—especially if you have a “niche” in your entryway that is just begging for something to be built in it! A built-in entryway bench is designed fit perfectly in the space, with no gaps between the bench and the adjacent walls. The bench will essentially become part of your house, just like your kitchen cabinets or your fireplace.
Built-ins can give a home a more upscale look and feel, as well as some character. When people talk about how older homes have so much “charm” and “character” they are often referring to details such as custom built-ins and decorative trim. A custom built-in, such an entryway bench can be a great first step toward giving your home that unique and special look that many people crave.
The only disadvantage that we can think of when it comes to a built-in bench is that you can’t take it with you when you move—it stays with the house. But if you are planning to be in your home for a while, or are fortunate enough to have found your “forever home,” a built-in entryway bench can be a great addition!
If you’d like to get a quote on a custom entryway bench for your Temecula, Murrieta, or Menifee home, contact us at Smith Farms. Whether you want a freestanding bench or a built-in bench, we can help!