BEFORE YOU BUILD A HOUSE - A forum of handy ideas people wish theyd thought of before they built - really insightful!

A forum of handy ideas people wish they’d thought of before they built or re-did rooms. A forum of handy ideas people wish they’d thought of before they built or…

brightly painted curtain rods - pop!

brilliant idea for a pop of color! Spray paint curtain rods for a pop of color. I should remember this the next time I need curtain rods and look at Salvation Army or Goodwill.

If you are building an new home!!!  slide out dog/kid doors... this is the greatest idea EVER... no more awful looking baby gates!!!

Baby/Dog gate - If you are building a new home! slide out dog/kid doors. this is the greatest idea EVER. no more awful looking baby gates!

NARNIA.  Parenting Done Right

(Narnia or not. How awesome would this be as a kid!) Wardrobe Passage to Hidden Narnia-Themed Playroom. Secret rooms are the BEST!

Old doorknobs as towel hooks

Old doorknobs repurposed as towel hangers for the bathroom.Good idea although these are actually the doorknobs on the doors of my house. House is old.

Indoor doggie house under the stairs! Love that this one even has a window!

I love this under stair indoor "dog house." Its out of the way and it even has a window. What more could a dog want? I do want this somewhere,so that while we are gone,they can look out of "their window" and watch for our return.

Sequins or glitter inside of a lampshade, alright this is beyond cool.

Coat the inside of a lampshade with glitter to create a cool reflective light effect. I 31 Cheap And Easy Decorating Hacks That Are Borderline room design interior decorating design house design

Use this trick to hang anything from towel racks to shelf brackets. You will never put unnecessary holes in your walls again! GENIUS!

A Hanging How-To

No more unnecessary holes in the wall! Use this "painters tape" trick to hang anything from towel racks to shelf brackets. Handy tip for me who likes to hang things on walls - lots of things that is!

Build a sofa with storage - plan from Ana White. Could use sunbrella fabric for an outdoor sofa.

Build a sofa with storage - plan from Ana White. Could use sunbrella fabric for an outdoor sofa with cushion storage or what about converting an existing couch?

Using Crown molding to hide your paper towel. Great Idea. Adds shelf space too.

Paper towel dispenser and shelf. I think this is my favorite paper towel dispenser idea! Paper towel dispenser, great for kitchen, bathroom and over utility sink in laundry room. Comes in white, black, and brown. Love it for a guest bathroom.

If we ever got a dog. Stylish Dog Kennel:  A built-in, chain-link kennel outfitted with two dog beds provides the perfect indoor shelter for your furry friends. Cabinets and cubbies store pet food and other supplies. So much better...can be pretty big depending on where it's built.

MAYBE IN GARAGE or basement or mud room.Stylish Dog Kennel: A built-in, chain-link kennel outfitted with two dog beds provides the perfect indoor shelter for your furry friends. Cabinets and cubbies store pet food and other supplies.

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