Q: We just bought a charming, 1905 house that needs some work. But I'm not too charmed by the two walls of pine Kraftmaid built-ins installed in the master bedroom by the previous owners -- clearly meant to compensate for the lack of a closet. Our taste runs from traditional to eclectic; we like to mix it up. The room is 14' by 14' and the wall of cupboards is 20" deep so the room feels a bit claustrophic.
The 5-foot space between the cabinetry on the opposite wall is only suitable spot for a bed. Unfortunately, ours is a king (80" wide). I'd appreciate design solutions that might neutralize the decor and still leave room for storage and sleep. Sent by Kathy Editor: Please share your advice with Kathy in the comments below - thanks! • Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here (those with pics get answered first)