Q: We are remodeling our side entry, which also serves as laundry room and storage. What is the easiest upgrade to make a utility space feel more “finished”? A: The easiest upgrade for a busy, high-traffic utility space is wall paneling. You can get inexpensive pre-made panels at home improvement stores and online. Make sure to bring the wall paneling to at least 36” above the floor and finish it with a coat of glossy paint for hassle-free upkeep.
Q: I love the look of grass cloth wallpaper. I see it in all the magazines these days and I’m considering installing it in my new powder room. Is it a good idea? A: We LOVE grass cloth and we think it will look amazing in your powder room. We especially like the juxtaposition of the organic feel and texture of grass cloth against the smooth and shiny surfaces of bath fixtures. And, unlike in full bathrooms, steam is not an issue in powder rooms so go ahead and get your grass cloth fix!