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15 Old House Features We Were Wrong to Abandon

We were probably right to leave behind many hallmarks of yesterday& home, but it& time to reconsider these 15 once-popular details, not for their novelty, but for their practicality.

The Enchanted Home: The dirt on mudrooms and we have a winner!

Mud room off the kitchen. Matches floor plans with the exception of door placement. Move to the right wall. Mudroom w/ bluestone floor and Paul Ferrante lantern;

Mill House | Sims Hilditch

above kitchen sink? I think it would feel like standing under a street light at night :] Hank says, if you can, consider cutting your kitchen shelf above sink in half and hanging the two pieces apart to make room for light to hang down in between

15 once-popular details, not for their novelty, but for their practicality -- Old House Features - Bob Vila

Laundry Chute If your bedroom is two floors up from the washer and dryer, you might want to resurrect another nearly forgotten feature of old homes: the laundry chute. Photo: Henderer Design + Build Old House Features - Bob Vila

Fabulous Dutch door framed by simple trim work and walls painted Frazee Paint Seattle open to homework room.

Interior Dutch Door - Transitional - den/library/office - Frazee Paint Seattle - Sunny Side Up

***not for the front door. only for the kitchen door***>>> GASP. i desperately want a two part door like this <<< Via Brambleberry Cottage | Dream Home

FARMHOUSE – INTERIOR – vintage early american farmhouse showcases raised panel walls, barn wood floor, exposed beamed ceiling, and a simple style for moulding and trim, like in this farmhouse foyer with dutch front door with windows.

In basement build cabinet storage space around support poles #builtins basement ideas #storage #organize #smartspace

Basement shelves around support poles – great idea! If I ever have a house with a basement. @ Do it Yourself Home Ideas

perfect mud room sink

Smart Ways To Reuse and Repurpose Galvanized Tub & Buckets

Great rustic look for a vessel sink! Use a wash bucket sink with wall mount faucet mud room or laundry room.

Edwardian entryway with encaustic tiled floor.  (encaustic: ceramic tiles in which the pattern or figure on the surface is not a product of the glaze but of different colors of clay).(Edwardian period officially 1901-1910 but up to 1919.)

Lovely Floor: Edwardian entryway with encaustic tiled floor. (encaustic: ceramic tiles in which the pattern or figure on the surface is not a product of the glaze but of different colors of clay).(Edwardian period officially but up to

Turn your bi-fold door into French doors with this easy tutorial! It shows you exactly how to create your own custom closet with beautiful DIY French doors. This budget-friendly closet makeover will have a huge impact on your home! | decorbytheseashore.com

How to Turn a Bi-Fold Door into French Doors

Turn your bi-fold door into French doors with this easy tutorial! It shows you exactly how to create your own custom closet with beautiful DIY French doors. This budget-friendly closet makeover will have a huge impact on your home!

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Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Genius – 27 Pics Between the studs charging station in the mud room?

Beach house mudroom SWIPE for another view with Dutch door. Brick floors are my fave for charm and indestructibility, plus they hide everything. Large cubbies have plenty of room to hang damp towels and beach bags. #hilderbrandinteriors #LHcapecod #beachhouse #mudroom

Beach house mudroom SWIPE for another view with Dutch door. Brick floors are my fave for charm and indestructibility, plus they hide everything. Large cubbies have plenty of room to hang damp towels and beach bags.

Love the old screen door room divider.perfect for entryway, table on door side.

love this screen door used as a entry divider. Great idea for homes that have front doors that walk right into the living area . So Simple ~ So Cute ~ and So Affordable.Or into a laundry room!

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