secret door to an underground storm shelter/panic room/hid out in the kitchen island! Best secret passage ever! Definitely a dream home feature! (would also be good if someone broke into your house and you had to hide somewhere) Zombie apocalypse.
The caption to this was "open basement." What an amazing idea -- instead of hiding your basement make it a reverse foyer.- reverse foyer would be a great idea to use if putting kid's rooms in the basement- more OPEN!
To keep junk off the kitchen table, create an organized area for mail, keys and other things that are coming in the door. (I want by the garage door near the laundry room on my ideal dream home floor plan!