Split Entry style homes are plentiful in Nova Scotia. Many of these entries are teeny tiny and can feel cramped. This inspiration book from Houzz shows how you can simply turn an underused and nonfunctional closet in to a mini mudroom. This homeowner did it for under $300. I know you could do it for a lot less. She splurged on things like hooks at Anthropologie and a bench cushion at Pier 1. There are definitely more cost effective ways to achieve this look.
Do you have a split entry with a cramped entry? I can help.