High wainscot paneling add formality and character. A hidden slide-out coat closet built into the wall takes advantage of an unused chase next to the fireplace. At the far end of the hallway, a small powder room was relocated out of the kitchen area to allow privacy within the powder room, as well as create more useable space in the kitchen.
If you're struggling with a non-existent or overburdened coat closet, check out these five alternatives: some give you a little extra space, and some can become a de facto closet when you don't already have one built in. Coat closets store more than just jackets. Leroy Martin shares a project for keeping your shoes corralled and off the entryway floor. As a bonus, it's also a surface for a few extra decorative details up top.