Our back entryway is approximately 6x6 and that includes the stairways. Yet in this small space we need to enter the house, hang coats, backpacks, & purses, stow winter hats, mittens, & scarves, leave our shoes & boots, and store the mop, broom, plastic bags, & miscellaneous other stuff that accumulates at the average back door. Since moving in Nathan had mounted shelves above the stairs for extra storage, made & hung two rows of coat hooks, and placed a shelf above one of those rows of hooks. Today I removed all of that and with the landlord's permission (and Hans' help) painted the room misty green. Then I carefully put everything back in its place. When Nathan came home he helped me mount one last space saver: a shoe rack. Now, as you can see from the pictures, our 6x6 back room is cute and is up to the tasks we demand of it.
1: Looking down on the back room from the kitchen doorway.
2: Looking up at the kitchen door from the landing.