I'm currently figuring out how to renovate my side entryway hall. It is very narrow and cramped with a small landing and stairs up to the kitchen and down to the basement. With several of the walls being interior walls, I was thinking of cutting some holes in the new drywall to create some niches in the walls and then trimming them out with the same beadboard paneling I am covering the walls with. I can then have some small shelves for gloves, and hats, and the sort of small things that end up in baskets on the narrow stairs. Obviously the stud bays can't have any plumbing or wiring in them so I'm not sure where I could do this yet. The other side of the interior wall is plaster and lathe. Has anyone else tried this out and been successful with it?