Foyers that work…

iStock_000016836953XSmallWhile “no shirts/no shoes/no service” might be the rule in stores and restaurants, at home the “no shoes” rule usually means shoes are not to be worn in the home. Practically speaking, how does this rule play out? Some homeowners resort to keeping most shoes in the garage (cold, and who knows what may have crawled into the shoes?) Others have shoes piling up by (and sometimes blocking) the door from the garage. A better design is to include a seat or bench in the rear foyer transition space leading in from the garage. Guys don’t think much about balancing on one foot while slipping off the other shoe. But when you’re wearing heels…

Having a seat is great for sitting down to untie shoes, and if the space beneath the bench is open, it becomes a natural shoe storage area. (Note—if the area below the bench is open for shoe storage, leaving it flush with the floor makes easy work of sliding kids’ shoes under the bench as you walk by!)

Considering all the options before you build can save in the long run. Talk to your H.A. Fisher Homes representative about options available for your home.