Our main door that we use daily comes in from the carport. Handy, but a narrow entrance way. We had been wanting to make some changes to give us more space but couldn't agree on a plan!! I wanted to take out an existing wall to the spare room and make a huge mudroom-laundry room combo.
But, I got voted off the island!!! The hubby thought you should never eliminate a bedroom!! boo!!!
Sooooo..... the compromise was removing the existing closet in the hallway, and the adjacent closet in said bedroom. The result was 3 ft wider, and much more space when you came in the door. We love it, and the only regret is that we didn't do it sooner.
We installed a bead board ceiling, grey slate floors, crown moulding, deep baseboards, panelled wainscotting, all in a fresh coat of white. I wanted lots of hooks, and a bench with underneath storage. The baskets hold our shoes, sandals etc,
Trim and baseboards are all done, a white linen roman shade is now on the door, and it feels complete. I'm very pleased with how it all turned out, and am looking forward to the next project.