DIY Entryway Closet Ideas

Do you have questions about how to build entryway closets yourself? How many shelves? How many drawers? How high to hang the rods? We've got answers to these questions and more on our discussion boards, slideshows, and video tutorials. Take a look at our projects to find the right entryway closet for your needs. We've got you covered.

Tips for Entryway Closets
Store the essentials
Only store things in an entryway closet that need to be near the door for easy access. Clutter makes a closet difficult to use in a rush.
Add rails for coat storage
Keep your coats hidden by installing rails in the closet. Having different levels of rails can maximize space and cater for different heights.
Use space on the inside of the door
Install hooks on the inside of the door for bonus storage. These are perfect for hanging shopping or tote bags for grabbing on your way out.
Use storage boxes for a tidy closet
Battle clutter by keeping items in designated storage boxes. These can be stacked to create extra space.
Install shelves for more storage
Divide your closet into shelves to keep things tidy. Having lower shelves for shoes and upper shelves for bags creates an efficient layout.
Top Projects for Entryway Closets

Take a look through our top entryway closet DIY projects and plan your own.

Entryway Closet Videos

Watch our DIY video tutorials on how to create the perfect entryway closet.

Entertainment Center Becomes Mudroom Storage/seating

Our mudroom didn't have any closet space or seating so we started looking around for different types of solutions. I was wondering around a local Habitat Restore and saw an old entertainment center and I immediately saw it as storage and seating. It was in really good shape and initially, I didn't think I'd have to make many updates. After we got it home, I had to trim the top piece to make it fit, and once it was inside, I decided I was going to make a few extra adjustments.

How to Update /Upcycle a Metal Locker

We found a metal locker at a local flea market. Got it for a great price! It had minor cosmetic issues, but was in good shape. We transformed it into a great storage solution for our daughter's room. Enjoy! Check out my Youtube channel for this and more projects!