Back wall of garage before enter the house? Simple built-ins to create a mudroom or storage anywhere from a kids room to a laundry room by adding shelves or a deeper bench for sitting. Or instead of custom, buy two thrify store bookcases and paint them, bolt them to your wall and add wainscotting between them. Then pick up a thift store bench and cut it to fit. Add the hooks and you're set.
WINTER PROJECT: lovely pitcher display idea for huge family room vaulted wall above kitchen. Note to self: start collecting ALL large pitchers from thirft stores. Paint monotone with a single ASCP color (English Yellow, Emperor's Silk or Barcelona). Use the old barn wood to make uber long shelves.
Vary the look and feel of your kitchen design with open and closed cabinetry. This allows you to showcase snippets of beautiful crockery, whilst keeping other essential kitchen memorabilia ordered and contained behind closed doors.