I have a quad level house. This is the front room on the main level. This is going to be our dining room. I will be laying some Pergo xp, new trim, painting, new lighting, and also painting that front door and replacing the hardware. Before I lay the floor I have to figure out what to do with that cubby area. I think at one time it was a closet and one of the previous owners made it into an entertainment center... When I had my home inspection my inspector said that there was not any attic access to the other side of my house and he said that he would put one in there. So, I will need to make an attic access as well. So, im looking for some recommendations on what to do with the space. Do I just make it a plain old closet, gut it put shelve in and some sort of doors? Or should I try to make some sort of open bench/storage area? Then how do I go about the attic access hole needed? I'm up for anything, so please bring any and all ideas!