Interesting idea maybe for wall between dining & living rooms ?! ... "Bookcase surrounding a door - would do this but keep it bungalow style with dark wood and see through to the other room. Great detailing!"
Many of the houses we have looked at have kitchens that were remodeled in the 70s. Meaning that the classic design elements of the craftsman home were replaced with dated 70s orange linoleum and cheap plywood cabinets. I've become obsessed with the idea of restoring salvaged antique cabinets from Craigslist as a thrifty way to remodel the kitchen. Classics never look dated.