This is an idea for butlers pantry- the built in cabinet. Imagine if the two side cabinets weren't glass. Lots of storage for all your dishes. But you still have a counter area for serving. I wouldn't do those open shelves. Make that area cabinets too
would LOVE shelves like this on the bump out wall
LIke this cabinet. It has glass cabinets, open shelving, and a place for serving food.