I love that chalkboard walls have become popular. I think this looks very sleek and modern, but I also think that it would make the space seem more depressed. Just consider unique uses of chalkboard and wall though--this is interesting around he bar area!
We first blogged this last year... But we didn't actually include the step-by-step instructions on how to make a refrigerator into a chalkboard. We tracked down Danny Seo's description of exactly how he did it here:
17 Unexpected Ways to Make the Most of the Space in Your House
No space for a pantry? No problem! Just outfit a utilitarian shelving system with breathable baskets that can corral everything from various types of produce to bulky bags of dry goods like flour and sugar. For even more versatility, try a wire basket storage cart equipped with casters, which make it possible to roll it out of sight when not in use. - CountryLiving.com