Email us to request before pictures of this space...no seriously, you should see this! This was a commercial space, a convenience store! It was awkward; long, narrow and very florescent! But our homeowner had a dream: a place for entertaining that celebrates the boat slips outside of his front door. We had a long, unusable space where the check out counter would generally go and it took some creative thinking to fill it. The end result was this built-in bench, reminiscent of a Captain's Quarters. It's got storage galore, and false drawer fronts that house the TV components with an “eye” that's responsive to their remote control. The nautical colors and accessories complete the room. It's a boater's paradise that is ideal for drinks and snacks after a sunset cruise.
This space was originally a convenience store, so it took some imagination to make it work as a family room! We designed the long built-in to get some use out of a completely useless space in the room.
A display shelf made from a couple of pulleys, some old rope, and a board.
Those "treasure chest" cubes that we've used instead of a coffee table are handy as can be....storage, table space, extra seating....
These are antique pulleys, and an old board but our clever (and creative) builder bought new rope then frayed and oiled it to make it look like it had spent years on a ship.