Note to self: A book nook like this is a must-have someday. However, let's make one side built-in shelving, and one side book ledges. Perhaps with built-in cupboards behind the ledges. I want to maximize storage potential everywhere.
We replaced the double patio door with a single door to make room for the tall cabinet that now houses the microwave and oven. This cabinet was custom made to the height specified by the homeowner, and it includes an ample-sized drawer for storage. We took advantage of the leftover space by adding a small angled cabinet with open shelving above.