Beadboard backed built-in bookshelves (say that and a new take on the breakfast nook. There is flatscreen in one of the bookshelf nooks so you can catch up on your CNN or Fox News while enjoying your java.
I love this idea- a giant bookcase! Use the walls to create multifunctional spaces. Fill one wall with floor-to-ceiling shelves. If the room has angles, such as in an attic, irregularly shaped shelves will call attention to the room's architecture.
Built-ins for office. Built ins define an entry via BHG. DIY Built-in IKEA Bookshelves: "Built-in bookcases not only add a ton of character and storage, but they really can make a small house feel so much bigger!