I like the open built in shelves in here. That would be really handy in a bathroom.
I will have to explain this to you when I see you next, but this is the closest pictures I could find to illustrate. In a house I went to recently they had a vertical strip of glass tiles instead of the standard horizontal strip, but theirs went through the soap holder and everything. It must have been a pain, but it looks really elegant and nice.
Just standard tiles, but making them run vertical makes them look nicer.
Murphy bed might be a good solution for the small space.
I love mudroom areas.
I don't really remember what the structure of the place looks like, but this is awesome looking.
Built-ins = Cool.
Fancy lighting that creates more interest. I suppose it could look dated if not done right though.
Floating built in side tables in places that would be awkward to have furniture.
Closet as small office