wrap the couch in bookshelves rather than have end tables

Cookbook Cubby at end of island or counter.

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Who says your home can't be beautiful and you can still have cash in your wallet?

Um, genius! shelves attached to the inside of a closet door... Shoes....purses....

DIY Bookshelf Door | This woodworking project shows how to transform a normal door into a bookshelf door. Great for longer narrower closets!

DIY console table for behind the sofa. Don't need end tables this way.

The Couch Arm Wrap | 33 Insanely Clever Things Your Small Apartment Needs

I would love to have an outdoor kitchen and do something like this. So cool it is like a Murphy picnic table. : )

Instead of a headboard......Love the bookshelves 'framing' the bed, and especially love the lights over head for reading.

sofa table/bar table made from 2x8x12 board and conduit. great for the basement media room

This company makes bookshelves that fit into your doorway to create a secret room!

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http://www.idecz.com/category/Picture-Frames/ Interesting bookshelves - looks like a very large frame leaning against wall ... Mark Taylor Design - [combo of parts of two related captions]

simple DIY sofa tables. Sofa table behind couch and against the wall, instead of using end tables.

love this round end table

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Two bookcases ($34.99) anchor this makeover. The baseboard wrapping the base creates a custom-built look. For extra storage, divide the bottom units to create cubbies for shoes.

Reading room lounge