Solve the problem of storing the dog crate. Dog crate under kitchen counter/island. ***Yes, because I really want dog hair in all my food! I think a better idea would be to put the built-in crate in a laundry or mud room.
Place painted foam board in the back of the bookcase, giving the look of a painted bookshelf w/out the commitment. Love this idea for a small book shelf next to couch. Good way to use yellow without committing to it in a big space.