As anyone who lives in a snowy climate knows, mud rooms are essential. If your house doesn’t have a mudroom here’s a great idea. Ingenuity to the rescue! Try converting a coat closet into a mini mud room. Like this for that closet in the living room.
Layer on the Ledges Build out the lower portion of a stairway wall a few inches in an exaggerated stair-step pattern. Cap these prime spots with decorative trim and use them to display wall art and show off collections.