Utility Armoire - **CHECK LEGALITY in your area before proceeding !! and !! NEVER !! lock out the meter reader, obviously** - These clever homeowners repurposed a $20 yard sale purchase to hide their utility meters/hookups AND gained some attractive storage space in the bargain. (tutorial Shabby Glam blog)
If a sit-down dinner isn't an everyday occurrence, then your dining room can easily double as a discreet office. Any table large enough for a family meal makes a spacious desk, and all other work essentials can be slyly stowed among the china and flatware.