Storage and display ideas

The Moffats added great built-in storage during their remodel.

The dining room features cabinetry with open niches and glass doors, plus a built-in buffet.

In the office, deep bookcases and display shelves surround the windows ― even extending across them ― turning the wall into a series of storage niches.

A corner of the kitchen contains a built-in pantry with vertical storage drawers that roll out, putting canned goods and spices within easy reach.

Daylight floods the master bath, thanks to a glass ceiling over the shower and glass interior partitions.

Glass cabinets act as dividers between the kitchen and the family room, pre-serving openness.

Alcoves in the hall contain built-in bureaus and a jewelry cabinet.

Design: Gregory P. Evard, Architect, Palo Alto, CA (650/843-1014); Pete Moffat Construction, Palo Alto (650/493-8899); Jay Thayer Landscape Architects, San Francisco (415/626-2636).