Most often referred to as a dining nook, banquettes puts an entirely new spin on dining spaces. The offer an affordable - if done DIY - alternative to the traditional dining table and chairs, and take up far less floor space.
I love the idea of making real shelves in that wasted space above the cabinets. I'd use it to display my milk glass collection and other decorative stuff. Much prettier and cleaner than the raw top that's there now. And love the bar chairs
DIY Boxes into Flexible Furniture from Popular Mechanics. Make a bookshelf, a coffee table, and a platform bed.change the wood type, extend out and make a bench at the end, add four cubes on each side at the head board for add on night stands.
Open Layout White kitchen with dark hardwood floors. Island with bar stools and funky pendant lights add some flair to this neutral kitchen. Beautiful shaker paneled refrigerator fully integrated into the cabinetry.