Here we have a recently compiled list of “27 Relatively Simple Things That Will Make Your Home Extremely Awesome.” “Extremely awesome” might be a little bit of an overstatement, but I’m not a homeowner so maybe I’m a poor judge for that sort of thing.
The tips include uses for things like fake drawers (you can put extra electrical outlets or paper towels behind them, which makes me wonder if they could still be considered “fake”), long hallway shelves, something called a “sun tunnel,” and a lot more. There’s even a tip for tricking guests into thinking you spent more on your kitchen appliances.
So if you’re feeling handy, you may want to try some of these27 tricks for getting the most out of your home. Even if you don’t quite make it to “extremely awesome,” wouldn’t it still be nice to live in a place that’s at least somewhat awesome?
#1 Add outlets to drawers to keep clutter off of the table top.
#2 Make the space your fake drawers take up functional.
#3 Fake drawers are also a great spot for extra outlets.
#4 Add a shelf to a long hallway for extra storage space.
#5 Save space with collapsible drying racks.
#6 Install dutch doors so you can watch your kids/pets without baby gates.
#7 Add a sun tunnel to rooms you wish had more natural sunlight.
#8 If your garage is adjacent to your kitchen, add a little door to make unloading groceries easier.
#9 Use stainless steel contact paper to make your appliances look more expensive.
#10 Decorate the foundation of your home to make it pretty and functional.
#11 Use recessed outlets so you can put your furniture against the wall.
#12 Install your outlets underneath your cabinets so you don’t ruin your backsplash.
#13 Replace your current shower head with this unique one.
#14 Use slide-out drawers in the home for spices and pantry items.
#15 Open a small tunnel to connect two rooms.
#16 Instead of bunk beds, install classy Murphy beds for your kids.
#17 Add a small cabinet to extra space in the kitchen for cleaning supply storage.
#18 Replace your old house numbers with modern fonts.
#19 Put a sign on your bathroom so guests know where it is.
#20 Add a simple window seat to the landing of your staircase.
#21 Hide away appliances behind sliding doors.
#22 Use kitchen drawers as cutting boards you can hide.
#23 Use a slide-away step in your bathroom instead of a step-stool.
#24 Stools on hinges save room in the kitchen.
#25 Build drawers in the wasted space between studs in the wall.
#26 Add mirrored tiles to windowless rooms.
#27 Turn your counter into storage space.