4 Mini Home Remodels -- Small Changes with Big Impact
How would you like a fresh new look for your house … on a budget? What would you say to extra storage space or savings on energy? You can have any (or all!) of these, without a huge investment of money or hassle. Here are four small fast, easy, and affordable remodels that will have a bigPosted — Updated
- Decorate with Molding and Other Carpentry Finishes
Are you lucky enough to look out on a beautiful view? Frame the panorama with charming window casings.
A ceiling medallion is a touch of nostalgia that will accent your lovely new -- or vintage -- chandelier. Alternatively, you might go for the handsome look of decorative beams.
Wainscoting was originally designed to protect interior walls from scuffs and scratches. Now it is equally popular for its fashion appeal. Paint it pure white or a lively accent color.
- Build a Vestibule
An old-fashioned idea that’s coming back into style is building a vestibule or mud room adjacent to your front or back door. This is a small room, usually floored with tile or linoleum for easy care, where you can hang up your outdoor clothing and remove muddy shoes or boots before you enter the main part of the house. The HVAC connection is that a vestibule also acts similarly to an airlock between the front entrance and the home’s interior, preventing the loss of air conditioning or heating.
- Add a Closet
Or construct a linen closet to create a convenient Storage Central for your bedding, towels, and table linens. Though the traditional spot for this handy little nook is in the hallway, you could also consider nipping off some square footage from a large bathroom.
- Organize Garage Storage