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post #631 of 2411
So, those who doff their kicks at the door, what do you use to store the shoes? That's where we're stuck at the moment. Whatever we choose will be literally the first thing our guests see upon entering our home, so it seems important to come up with a reasonably attractive solution.
post #632 of 2411
I take it that you do not have a closet by the entrance?
post #633 of 2411
SB; If you are already home, can't you just put your shoes away before your guests come? I don't think it's a big deal for guest shoes to pile up by the door, but we have a long entrance hallway so they are not really going to be in sight (and we don't ask guests to take off shoes anyway, but plenty do, and half my family might be shoeless if they were hanging around at home before people arrive). If your front door is near where you will be sitting, then I can see why you wouldn't like having a shoe pile. Maybe a small, nice crate or open top box.
post #634 of 2411
Get those shoe hanger things. The ones that look like sweater hanger things. From the big store that's kind of across from the Metreon.
post #635 of 2411
I just have my guests set their shoes beside the door, but I suppose if you wanted to be more organized, you could get a nice shoe rack?
post #636 of 2411
whenever we have guests over, i keep a pair or two of ours out as a signal to remove ones shoes upon entering.
post #637 of 2411
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whenever we have guests over, i keep a pair or two of ours out as a signal to remove ones shoes upon entering.

I similarly put things out so that people know it's a Chinese household, such as setting out a piano and fishtank in the living room.
post #638 of 2411
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. . . we have a long entrance hallway . . .

Sounds suspiciously akin to a foyer.
post #639 of 2411
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Maybe a small, nice crate or open top box.

 

Is a box of guests' shoes by the door the equivalent of keys in a bowl?

 

lefty

post #640 of 2411
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I take it that you do not have a closet by the entrance?


Correct. It's a typical San Francisco home with the garage at ground level and an interior staircase up to the main level.

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SB; If you are already home, can't you just put your shoes away before your guests come? I don't think it's a big deal for guest shoes to pile up by the door, but we have a long entrance hallway so they are not really going to be in sight (and we don't ask guests to take off shoes anyway, but plenty do, and half my family might be shoeless if they were hanging around at home before people arrive). If your front door is near where you will be sitting, then I can see why you wouldn't like having a shoe pile. Maybe a small, nice crate or open top box.


If we want to instill the habit of taking off shoes in ourselves and our boys, I think the shoes just need to live somewhere before the transition into the living space. It would also ensure that the sand and other crap inside their shoes stays downstairs. The other possibility we've considered is a bench with storage at the top of the stairs, but that requires finding a new home for the bookshelves currently installed there, and so on...
post #641 of 2411
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Correct. It's a typical San Francisco home with the garage at ground level and an interior staircase up to the main level.
If we want to instill the habit of taking off shoes in ourselves and our boys, I think the shoes just need to live somewhere before the transition into the living space. It would also ensure that the sand and other crap inside their shoes stays downstairs. The other possibility we've considered is a bench with storage at the top of the stairs, but that requires finding a new home for the bookshelves currently installed there, and so on...

How can you possibly expect anyone to help you with this unless you include a computer generated model of your floorplan, along with crude yet relatively realistic representations of your various possessions, preferably in an idealized fashion (for instance since you live in Bernal, you should indicate that we can see that you're viewing Bernalwood on the macbook on your counter).
post #642 of 2411
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I similarly put things out so that people know it's a Chinese household, such as setting out a piano and fishtank in the living room.

Do people get to pick their own fish for dinner?
post #643 of 2411
Is there a closet at the top of the stairs?

Unless mine are soaked I wear them upstairs to my closet and exchange them for slippers. Guests put theirs in the closet nearest the entrance along with winter coats. I have space for them and hangers.

Keys are deposited into a valet box near the entrance. It has a lid...I just hate seeing all of this crap all over the place.
post #644 of 2411
We have a version of this http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/40216908/.

Wasn't "designed" and doesn't "say something" but it sure holds shoes.
post #645 of 2411
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Correct. It's a typical San Francisco home with the garage at ground level and an interior staircase up to the main level.
If we want to instill the habit of taking off shoes in ourselves and our boys, I think the shoes just need to live somewhere before the transition into the living space. It would also ensure that the sand and other crap inside their shoes stays downstairs. The other possibility we've considered is a bench with storage at the top of the stairs, but that requires finding a new home for the bookshelves currently installed there, and so on...

How can you possibly expect anyone to help you with this unless you include a computer generated model of your floorplan, along with crude yet relatively realistic representations of your various possessions, preferably in an idealized fashion (for instance since you live in Bernal, you should indicate that we can see that you're viewing Bernalwood on the macbook on your counter).


I see you're up on your Bernal knowledge! I know you were being arch, but I do have the floorplan. Here are the relevant sections:

Ground level



Main floor



The aforementioned bookshelves are on the wall to the left above.
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Is there a closet at the top of the stairs?

Unless mine are soaked I wear them upstairs to my closet and exchange them for slippers. Guests put theirs in the closet nearest the entrance along with winter coats. I have space for them and hangers.

Keys are deposited into a valet box near the entrance. It has a lid...I just hate seeing all of this crap all over the place.

This.
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