Take a look at the storage cabinet on the right hand side of this dining room. Looks handy enough, with doors, drawers, and a buffet-height serving surface. But it's actually doing double time. Click on through the thumbnails below to see how:
As you step around, you'll see the cabinet borders a stair that drops down to the home's entryway. As you walk down the stairs, the backside of the cabinet is full-height and provides coat storage at the entry. We love this hard-working design that acts as space divider, coat closet, and dining room buffet all in one. See more residential designs with ingenious custom storage solutions at Rehkamp Larson Architects.