31 Insanely Clever Remodeling Ideas For Your New Home

Can you get through this post without calling your contractor?

1. Lower your living room to create a conversation pit.

The bi-level living room will give your home an incredibly spacious yet cozy effect.

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2. Turn an attic nook into a pillow room.


What is life but one long, perpetual movie-night slumber party?

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3. Display your book collection under the stairs.

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4. Or use the space underneath for storage.

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Next-level wine collection not included, unfortunately.

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5. Or use that space for a book nook.


So much cozy.

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6. Dogs are people, too, which is why your dog should probably get his or her own little haven underneath the stairs.

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7. Make space for two dishwashers instead of one.


You can load one while the other washes. KitchenAid also makes a double drawer dishwasher.

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8. If you’re doing a HUGE remodel, ask your contractor about tacking on a treehouse or guesthouse.

This add-on might cost less than you think.

[source: Quora]

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9. Turn your shabby garden shed into a charming artist’s shed.


With big windows for lots of light and visual inspiration.

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10. Install an in-wall pest control system.


Pest-tube installation means that all the exterminator has to do is inject some stuff into one end to keep insects and rodents away.

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11. Maximize your space with baseboard drawers.

Especially in the kitchen and bathroom.

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12. Consider a hidden room.

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Sometimes it’s as simple as adding a bookcase to a door.

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13. Make your walls MAGNETIC.

Magnektik makes large magnetic panels that are strong enough to hang anything, including shelves and TVs.

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14. An S-shaped seat turns your shower or steam room into one you can LIE DOWN IN.

Insane in le bain.

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15. Have an extra-tall ceiling? Stretch a ceiling hammock across it.

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16. A walk-in shower means NO GLASS TO CLEAN.


And they even fit into small bathroom spaces.

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17. Install chutes in your kitchen for your trash and recycling.

Funnel them straight into the garage.

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18. A platform in a storage/guestroom hides away all of your stuff while keeping the room usable.

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It’s also a great way to make a comfy nook room more functional.

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19. Build a bar into your deck.

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20. Turn dead space above a staircase into a playroom.

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21. Build a second mini-fridge in your kitchen island for BEER.

Or really, anything you want.

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22. Instead of typical cabinets, build a pull-out cabinet for instant counter space.

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23. Put a sink with jets in your laundry room so you have a convenient place to wash your delicates.

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24. Utilize dead space with a built-in wine rack.

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Or build the wine rack directly into the kitchen island.

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This sorcery actually exists.

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26. Kids will love having slumber parties in their bunkroom.

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27. Bring the outdoors IN with these accordion glass windows and doors.

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It’s an epic way to open up your kitchen while entertaining.

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28. Swap out your boring old ceiling for a star-gazing sunroof.

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29. Install a two-sided fireplace between the bathroom and the bedroom.

Who needs heated tiles when you have a bathroom fireplace?

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30. Frame your living room fireplace with built-in seating.

Fireplaceseat is the new windowseat.

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31. And finally, go ahead and add that master bedroom balcony.

You deserve a quiet, tranquil place to look out over your land.

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