Cool Ideas for Your Home

Add a unique touch and a dose of personal style to your home with these seven cool ideas.

Renovating a room, building a new home, or simply need a change? No problem. We've got seven cool room ideas for you to consider. Up the fun factor with a barn door. Replace a standard door between rooms with a barn door. Think about painting it a light color for a brightening effect. Use one window between two rooms to really let the light in. Here, the kitchen and pantry are connected with a small window, while open shelving continues from one room to the next. Put glass front cabinets on top of a standard lower cabinet with a piece of countertop in between to create the look of a high end hutch for less. For our finishing touch, use beautiful hardware. Add a message board to a mudroom or kitchen by simply painting the back side of a piece of glass. You can keep recipes here, or write down daily reminders. Maximize functionality with a desk that doubles as bookcase. One side keeps cookbooks close to the kitchen, while a stool and small nook creates a desk on the other side. This large, expansive counter top is perfect for a daily drop zone. When it comes to tiles, don't limit yourself to one color. Try two. Here, the tiles are placed horizontally, to make your narrow room feel wider. Create a simple mudroom with a set of cabinets below and a shelf with hooks above. Add a cushion to create a place to sit and to soften all of the hard edges. It's that easy. Go with one or several of these cool ideas and you'll have an efficient yet unique space to call home.