Alcove storage - traditional solution, finishing below cornice ( could light space above for display use)
Something similar to this under the stairs would be perfect. i love the brick for the brick wall, the cupboards build in for storage and shelves on top for photos.. meaning no photos on walls...
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7 simple steps to create cheap easy built in closet storage, cleaning tips, closet, diy, shelving ideas, storage ideas, Third I used my drill and screwed each support piece to the wall So each shelf had three supports a piece
Building recessed cupboard shelving unit
If you're far away from a power source or don't want to fuss about with plugging things in, you can use these solar light strings throughout the evening outside.
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A drinks station
A tyre planter