You get two posts today because we have a carpenter coming by to check out our dining room. If you believe this sounds familiar it is because this post started the same way. Unfortunately, we chose that carpenter. He kept having “other projects.” He would be on the road. He kept moving our timeline. He moved to Texas. He didn’t pan out and he still owes us $100. It look months to get to this place. Many firm text messages have been shared as he has refused to answer our calls since we gave him a deposit. Unsavory words can be inserted here. If you meet a man named Doug Spann – tell him he still owes me money.
Let’s move on.
The gentleman coming today was suggested by co-workers. Friends are the best way to find people/places/things to do which we’ve learned. Of course, we’re (I’m likely in charge of this) sharing inspirational photos from here and here. However, I have new images and explanations of some “oldies but goodies.”
I like the mix of open and closed storage. Additionally, I like the “shelf” the closed storage on the bottom provides. We would like a mix of open and closed storage across the dining room wall. Ideally, we could use it as a buffet.
I want our shelves to be adjustable. This would allow me to have extra space on the bottom shelf (like above) for when I want to display larger items or use it as a buffet.
The closed storage doesn’t necessiarly have to “jut” out much if the shelves are adjustable as I could use their entire depth for display. To keep from taking up precious floorspace I would like overlapping or sliding doors on the bottom.
The sliding doors could have pretty hardware like these (above) built ins from Katie Ridder. Of course, I considered mirror placement. I thought about putting mirror on the back of the open storage and/or on the faces of the sliding doors like the ones below from Nuevo Estilo. I’m not sure about either location.
Here are some kitchen cabinets with mirrored backs.
Not only are we considering the wall of open and closed storage but two corner cabinets. I’ve planned it out in my head and I could be super stoked about the storage possibilities. We have no garage or basement. We need places to put
holiday decor, random books The Mister buys, my Goodwill treasures stuff. However, I’m concerned that it may look more like a pantry than a dining room. Is there such as thing as too many built ins?