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If you live in a house with a few “architectural don’ts” – do not despair. Help is on the way. If you don’t have the option yet of a total room remodel, these simple solutions will do the trick.
Fake Shutters. Remove those screwed-to-the-wall, poorly sized shutters and replace them with properly sized shutters that look like they will actually cover your windows if you shut them. Install the shutters using quality hardware for a more aesthetically pleasing look.
Standard trim. So many homes have 3″ baseboards and 2 1/4″ casings. Using trim with differing profiles and larger widths will have a bigger impact than you might think.
Dark & Gloomy hallways. There’s no reason for your hallway to feel like a dark tunnel. Swap out bedroom doors for ones with frosted glass. The rooms will retain privacy while the hall gains natural lighting.
Skylights. Speaking of gloomy, skylights and solar tubes are relatively easy retrofits that can efficiently light up any dark room of your house.
For more tips on how you can improve some common architectural no-nos, read, Top 10 Solutions for Architectural Peeves. You will enjoy the much needed improvements and your house will thank you.