We approached this space with two primary goals: to improve functionality & create plenty of storage adjacent to the kitchen.
Built-in cabinets provide much needed storage for this highly-used family gathering space. The storage/seating bench works triple time to add storage, save precious room in this high traffic area, while also allowing more people to squeeze around the table (especially families with children). This area is now easily organized with a place for everything. The neutral paint color provides a calming feel that looks gorgeous in any light, and a high density foam bench cushion makes for a cozy landing place.