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Turn bad features into good design

Chances are that sooner or later there are going to be a few likes and dislikes when buying a new home. While some are easily fixed, others can be disguised or transformed into a feature to transform a bad feature into good design.

 

Fake it
In this room they were transformed into a feature wall with fake panelling to blend in with the new furniture and decor. Polystyrene ceiling tiles are perfect for creating a mock panelled wall, and can be painted in colours to match your decor. Use a waterbased or acrylic paint on the polystyrene, as solvent-based paints will dissolve them!

Blind side
A panelled border and wood blinds provide the perfect solution to block out bright light and have more privacy. Decorative skirtings come in a wide range of designs and widths, and are easily cut to create a decorative frame. Use a mitre box and tenon or backsaw to cut angled corners for a perfect fit.

Kitsch it out
Reeds and grass are best left for outdoors! Glass and mirror reflect light to brighten and lighten up a dark space. Glass bricks are an easy way to build up small indoor projects without the mess of traditional brick and mortar.

 

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