I like the closed storage above the baskets and lockers. And still easy to reach when you step on the bench. and I really like the bench. Obviously skipping the white fabric - they must not have mud or kids in their mud room :)
Coat closet attached to bench area. Nice way to keep bulky coats out of the way. Hooks above bench can be mainly for hats & scarves, etc. Need spot (off the bench and floor) to store bags/backpacks & my purse. Maybe hook or shelf inside coat closet?