Built-in bookshelves beautifully convert to cabinets with the addition of custom-fitted glass-pane or solid-panel doors. The advantage to adding doors goes beyond aesthetics: Enclosing the shelves protects stored and displayed items from curious toddlers' hands, keeps objects free of dust, and when glass, lets you show off your finest things. Solid doors are a better choice for enclosing shelves meant for holding jumbles of stuff.
lovin' on white kitchens! subway tiles with grey grout, high ceilings *sigh* skinny chalkboard beside fridge. Shelves beside fridge are a perfect place for a command centre (phone and phone books, kids school supplies, etc.) Wood floors and counters. use this for coffee and toaster supplies, out of the cook's way.
Like all the cabinetry in the Cottage, the mudroom storage units were crafted by Harris Custom Cabinetry. The built-in bench, open below, handles just-shed shoes. Color is Olympic's Stormy Weather. Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn