For this set of cabinets, the client wanted plenty of storage along the bottom with a series of open shelves and cubbies on top.
They also wanted an area to house their TV and other electronics. I designed that area to extend forward beyond the adjacent cabinets to provide visual interest.
Closer shot showing some of the door and trim details
Bump out detail on the countertop
In the first round of design this was intended to be a desk area, but it was later changed to cabinets. Now it seems to have become a bar, which is always a good move.
The client wanted the built-ins to frame the doorway, which you can see with this view into their dining room. The whole piece was tied together with a small crown detail and baseboards to match their existing trim.