Simple built-in to create a mudroom and/or storage anywhere from an entry, to kids room or in a laundry room by adding shelves or a deeper bench for sitting. Put drawers under bench or have the seat lift up to store things.
Make your own fireplace.no chimney required. Use an old mantle structure and have several candles serve as your "fire." This lovely vintage room lends itself perfectly for this idea well. White mantle and mirror, candles and lanterns.