you can transform any room with a stunning stone accent wall like this. modern materials and methods allow you to create the look of a traditional stone wall with a fraction of the work. an intermediate diyer could easily master the techniques.
Simple built-in to create a mudroom and/or storage anywhere from an entry, to kids room or in a laundry room by adding shelves or a deeper bench for sitting. Put drawers under bench or have the seat lift up to store things.