I was a bit concerned about humidity, the bathroom does have a problem with black mould, I'll not do it. I'd rather have a cramped hall than ruined coats and shoes. The toilet is at the far end of the room, but even so I will look into better hallway storage, if only I could pinch a metre or so off the bathroom it would solve my problem, hmm wonder if I could do that instead
I like the basket in the living room idea, it's a huge room so that could be done. I live in a country cottage, storage was probably at the bottom of the list when they built this house 100 years ago!!