We don't wear our shoes in the house, so we take them off and put them on by the front door. The problem is that there is no where to sit and make removing or putting on the shoes easier. We have been sitting on the ground or on the stairs for the last couple of years. I think it is time for us to get a bench from Top Furniture so we could be more comfortable. I also like that there is plenty of spaces under the bench for storage baskets. I could store away umbrellas, rain boots and other kids' stuff in the baskets.
When you visit the Top Furniture website, be sure to also check out their dining tables. I just adore the classic farm house dinning set decor.