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Shoe storage and hooks in living room?

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SilverSixpence Sun 30-Mar-14 10:05:48

We have no hall storage (v narrow hallway plus massive radiator) so thinking I putting an ikea shoe cabinet with a coat rack above behind the door in the front room. The door opens in so it will be mostly hidden - there is a coat stand there now which gets quite bulky. Would this be ok or look naff?

Janek Sun 30-Mar-14 10:22:17

If you have a sofa under it you may end with coats balancing on your head, that's what happened to us. Can you do something with your under stairs cupboard instead?

SilverSixpence Sun 30-Mar-14 11:09:01

There is a bit of space around 1.2m from the wall to the sofa (we have to allow a good amount of space to open the door anyway) so the coats wouldn't be too visible once the doors are open. Under stairs cupboard is tiny and already full - excess shoes, vacuum cleaner steam mop various tins of paint, diy stuff etc.

Other option is to have a row of hooks high on wall in hallway above the radiator (will put cabinet on radiator to make it neater). This still leaves shoe clutter though

Lagoonablue Mon 31-Mar-14 10:51:22

No help but sympathy. So many coats and shoes on our house and nowhere to put them too! Is a pain.

Lagoonablue Mon 31-Mar-14 10:52:24

Btw, shoe cupboards are quite narrow. Would one not fit in hall?

babypowder Mon 31-Mar-14 10:54:47

We have much the same problem. We ended up putting hooks in the stairwell, and I bought a set of drawers from ikea for all our shoes. That lives in the living room, and hides all our shoes away!

SilverSixpence Mon 31-Mar-14 11:40:47

I think I'm going with hooks in hall and shoe cabinet behind door in front room - the hall is very long so might be good to break it up a bit.

andsmile Wed 02-Apr-14 10:55:25

I found some over the door hooks from Next Home, they are £25. These have helped and no DIY involved. Im thinking about getting three more for the remaining doors upstairs!

Ive got one downstairs and upstairs for coats and we are still overflowing. We have a coat and shoe mountain in porch blush

I just keep thinking we have far too much stuff. I covet a utility room and a hall cupboard!

andsmile Wed 02-Apr-14 10:55:53

Sorry I should say they are 4 hooks in a smart square design.

AmazingBouncingFerret Wed 02-Apr-14 10:57:59

£25 for over the door hooks? shock

I have just recently bought some for DS's room. £3.50 from asda!

andsmile Wed 02-Apr-14 17:12:22

hmm they were part of a bathroom 'range' - oh dear!

AmazingBouncingFerret Wed 02-Apr-14 18:59:53

They are probably much nicer than the bog standard stainless steel ones that asda do. smile

BrownSauceSandwich Wed 02-Apr-14 20:15:46

Do you need a massive radiator in the hallway? Could you have something smaller and higher efficiency (trad cast iron ones belt out heat). Or tall and narrow to fit coats/shoes beside it? Or long and low to hang coats above? If you've got enough space in the sitting for a nice wardrobe, it might be ok, but it would drive me mad to look at a messy coat stand all evening.

SilverSixpence Thu 03-Apr-14 14:06:44

Good idea brown sauce but DH is rather resistant to changing the radiators so was just going to put a cabinet round it instead. Think there would be a lot of cost involved in moving the pipes

johnnycastle Thu 03-Apr-14 20:56:10

I've recently bought a shoe cabinet from IKEA for my utility room, which used to be full of shoes and very untidy. It's brilliant!

Fairly easy to assemble (DS13 built it for me!) smile

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