We have this space in our great room (main floor is open concept and has living/dining/kitchen areas). There is this nook under the stairs which is obviously meant for an entertainment unit (all the plug-ins are there). There is also an air vent along the lower right side that you can see that needs to be left relatively unobstructed.
We have no TV, but we do need an area for our computer and all its related equipment. I would like some space there for files, office supplies and DVDs (we don't have a ton of this stuff, but we have no storage space for any of it right now). And, um, the packing boxes have to go.
FIL has offered to do a built-in unit of some sort, but we can't figure out what to build that will fit our needs.
It is quite a deep nook, but I can't measure it exactly because I'm too heavy with child to get down in there with a measuring tape. The top of the nook above the monitor is ~2'1", the widest part at the bottom is ~4'10". There is more than enough space behind the desk for additional storage, but we can't figure out a good solution to make it accessible. The mister wants to have a desk on castors, but I don't think it would roll out far enough with all the cords plugged in to the wall. Plus, it sounds ugly. *I* would like things to be hidden away as much as possible, behind doors maybe? I hate looking at all that equipment every day.
Oh, and I would love a sewing area, maybe a little dresser or vanity against the wall where the toy chest is (it holds fabric right now). We also need some vertical storage to keep things away from busy little hands. The wall between the nook and the door (which is the bathroom) is ~3'8" wide. We have one teeny coat closet, but no other hidden storage on this floor, so anything we build or buy has to look good enough to keep out all the time.
This is the room where we do all of our LIVING, so it has to be functional and attractive, and I'm totally uninspired. Help! Please!