Small Space Secrets: Swap Your Bookcases for Wall Mounted Shelving. Here's a creative shelving arrangement that uses a deeper shelf at bottom to create a sort of bench. The bench can serve as extra seating for parties, or as a display space.
What are your thoughts on something like this for your storage wall between the middle room and sitting room? (we can design it so that each of the compartments has a particular purpose for your specific objects)