We love to do the unexpected. Our favorite ways do not involve significant cash! Pictured above is a creative way to add drama without reducing the line of sight or breaking the bank. This feature can have glass installed or not (we like the open air look so it appears more custom, not purchased) The openings can be symmetrical or varying sizes for more drama. The framing can be painted any color, but most commonly would be to use the trim color.
The framing can also have an enclosed back to create shelf openings for dishes or accessories. Use this method carefully to not create a cluttered look. This photo is showing the doorway to a pantry where adding extra storage would be needed. These shelves could be visible from the interior only for a cleaner look.