Many people like the idea to use shelves and bookcases as a stand for interior needs. Used solid wood bookcases with glass doors have many functions today.
small bathroom with shower
Marble floors and walls covered with glass tiles give a sophisticated air to this kitchen
Side by side refrigerator and washer/dryer. Better with a cabinet door over W that would swing clear or slide in out of the way. Counters serve dual purpose, make that laundry room a walk in closet!
Add a folding shelf as a windowsill extension. I can think of all sorts of reasons why this is a good idea!
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