Currently when you go to leave and your putting on your shoes you either have to sit on the floor or on the stairs going down. Shoes are a must to come off at the door since we have carpet through the rest of the house (and a mud pit of a driveway). I like the table idea so we would have someplace to sit and eat, but eventually we will be getting a full size dining room table and chair.
Here is the space.
Here is an idea of a table and bench
Both fround on walmart.com. What would you put in the space?