Update laminate countertops with a concrete finish. -- Use Rust-Oleum to paint outdated brass faucets and fixtures! -- 27 Easy Remodeling Projects That Will Completely Transform Your Home Maybe combine this with a concrete floor stain.
from Apartment Therapy's Annual Guide 2014 - IKEA's TRONES shoe storage cabinets can be used anywhere in the house — including grouped together in the entry, as in this setup seen on Dekorum. TRONES shoe storage cabinet, for from IKEA.