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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.

2. Turn an attic nook into a pillow room.

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

3. Display your book collection under the stairs.

4. Or use the space underneath for storage.

5. Or use that space for a book nook.

So much cozy.

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

7. Make space for two dishwashers instead of one.

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

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

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

With big windows for lots of light and visual inspiration.

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.

11. Maximize your space with baseboard drawers.

12. Consider a hidden room.

13. Make your walls MAGNETIC.

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

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

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

And they even fit into small bathroom spaces.

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

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

19. Build a bar into your deck.

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

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

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

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

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

Or build the wine rack directly into the kitchen island.


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

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

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

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

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

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

If you're interested in upgrading your space, check out this post with 32 Essential And Inexpensive Tools Everyone Should Own.

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