Let me introduce you to the dining room.
I love our dining space - it's large enough for our table and some storage. The problem is, I've been seesawing back and forth as to where that storage should go and what type of storage it should be. Now that the table and rug are in place, storage is the last big item that I need to find. So it's decision time.
With only one full wall, I've always envisioned putting the storage there.
Since this back wall is the first thing you see when you walk into my house, I want to make sure whatever I do there doesn't make the entire place feel smaller - which any large storage piece has the possibility of doing. Something with mirrors would be nice, but probably pricy.
I went back to the drawing board (literally) and started playing around with the idea of moving the storage to the same wall as the sliding glass door. The door is centered on the wall, so there's about 48 inches on either side. Even when you take some of that away for curtains, that's still three feet of storage space for a total of six feet - which is pretty much the same amount I would get on the large wall.
|That's right, I threw in a table and some curtains. It's practically 3-D.|
|Fauxdenza via Door Sixteen|
|The Brick House Floating Credenza|
|Made By Girl Floating Cabinets|
I'm 79% sold on the idea. I just have to get the supplies. Then there is still the big wall to address...