Is a home with great character on your wish list? If you want to add personality to your home -- or just need advice for how to replace old trimwork -- consider upgrading with architectural details for your next home improvement project. Regardless of your home's style, there's no one way to give it eye-catching character. Give your home a finishing touch with gorgeous architectural elements on ceilings, walls, doors, windows, shelves, and staircases. Create a seamless transition between rooms in your home with columns and pilasters. A blend of old and new materials can add a sense of balance and personalization to your home. Not only are salvaged building materials budget-friendly and environmentally responsible, they can also lend a vintage feel to otherwise contemporary homes. Look for accent pieces, such as an arched window panel or a gorgeous interior door, to incorporate into your existing home design. Tongue-and-groove paneling and beaded-board cabinet fronts have an old-fashioned flair that can be integrated into a present-day kitchen or bath, and wall-mount corbels make beautiful shelving supports. Preserve your home's past while bringing it up-to-date with our tips to make your remodeling project a success.
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