My last set of built-in ideas (that's a lie already, I just realized I haven't included the dining room window bench) is in the dining room. As I mentioned in Wednesday's Dreaming & Scheming post I want to put built-ins on either side of the big doorway between the living and dining rooms.
The dining room built-ins will be to display nice servingware and glassware on the top and for hidden away storage on the bottom cabinets. I'm thinking our board games will go in those cabinets.
It would be really nice to have glass doors on the top to display the servingware while keeping dust at bay, but we'll see if that seems within reach when the day comes where this project tops the list.
Here is my trusty Paint picture to set the scene:
I think building the living room bookcase will be a good trial run for these and maybe after building it we'll feel like glass doors are a realistic challenge.
With these built-ins, plus the buffet, plus all our expanded kitchen cabinetry we will have plenty of room for kitchen stuff even in a small house. I can't wait!