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.