To remedy this problem, Boston architect Joseph Kennard designed a clever and practical solution that addresses the need for additional storage and functionality while retaining a sense of spaciousness. Not only does the geode-shaped storage "pod" visually anchor the room, but it manages to house a china cabinet, wet bar, walk-in pantry, powder room, and guest room closet — all in a 9-foot-tall, 10-foot long area! By stopping the unit a few feet below the ceiling and lighting it from above, it feels more like a piece of custom furniture than a wall of built-in cabinets.
To learn more about Kennard's ingenious design: • Read the full article: Design Decisions: A Pod With Plenty of Apps in Design New England. Related: Small Space Solution: Narrow Rolling Pantry Shelves (Images: Greg Premru)