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8+ Cool Designs To Take Your Home Renovation To The Next Level

Emily McWilliams 20 Feb 2019

I can't be the only one who loves to look at Pinterest and make boards for every room in my dream house, right?

Whether you're about to start planning a major renovation or are more of a dreamer like me, you'll want to check out these amazing photos for some inspiration.

These aren't your typical home renovations, but they'll definitely make your place one-of-a-kind.

1. Hanging fireplace

Imgur | Proteon

This eye-catching and modern design will make your living room stand out and also keep it nice and cozy. This photo wants me to curl up with a good book for the rest of the day.

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2. Colorful cabinets

Reddit | aalborgamtstidende

Kitchen cabinet renovations are one of the most popular home renovations out there.

Instead of going for a traditional neutral tone, try ordering some in a bright and unexpected color like these cobalt blue cabinets.

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3. Indoor garden

Reddit | ElishaEsau

Adding greenery to any space is an easy way to freshen it up and give it new life.

Whether you opt for a small herb garden in the kitchen or a large patch of greenery in your living room, you really can't go wrong when it comes to incorporating plants.

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4. Taking shiplap to a whole new level

Reddit | jackalooz

If you love the look of shiplap, try adding it to your bedroom as an accent wall.

You also can't go wrong with a distressed pallet bed to match. Bonus points if you adopt two dogs in the process, too!

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5. Storage staircase

Reddit

If your home is on the smaller side, then you know how crucial storage can be.

A custom staircase with hidden storage drawers could be the answer to keeping your home clean and tidy.

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6. Room divider

Reddit | talituna

This beautiful geometric shelf also works as a room divider to help section off different parts of the home.

This is a great idea if you live in an apartment and want to break up any combined function areas.

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7. Shelf stairs

Reddit | RockGamingReal

If you need a place to store all your books (and who doesn't?), try adding shelves near your staircase.

It'll create a unique design and give you the extra storage you need. I call that a win-win.

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8. Staircase hammock

OODA

If you have the space for it, you could make a hammock loft over your staircase. How cool would it be to chill out here with a book?

A large window or skylight would complete this hangout spot.

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9. Staircase aquarium

Imgur | Ihavenoideawhatishappening

Since I am obsessed with all things related to The Little Mermaid, I would want to make this staircase aquarium a part of my world. What a stunning piece for any home.

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10. Fiber optic stars

Amazon

Hate turning on the light in the middle of the night to go pee? Fear not — these twinkling stars on the floor can lead you to the toilet without fully waking you up.

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11. Forest light fixtures

Facebook | Forms In Nature

If you're a fan of the forest, consider a new light installation to create a magical shadow cast on your walls. It looks like something straight out of a fairy tale!

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12. Aquarium bed

Acrylic Tank Manufacturing

If you want a closer look at those fish in the staircase, try an overhead aquarium. This gives "sleeping with the fish" a whole new meaning.

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13. Cat pipe system

Because We Can

Look — we all love our pets, so why not treat them to a little fancy transit system? These tubular tracks are made for kitty cat traffic.

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14. Glass bath

Stern McCafferty

Anyone fancy a see-through bathtub? Give your bathroom something different, and opt for this glass tub. It'll make bubble baths all the more fun!

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15. Shower Skylight

Reddit | ManiaforBeatles

A little natural light is all you need sometimes to elevate a space from "meh" to "wow". This is impressive.

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16. Outdoor Firepit

Reddit | tomgreen99200

The compact design of this firepit looks sleek and modern. It would be perfect to lounge next to after a late-night swim.

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17. Carved Pendant Light

Reddit | K1nsey6

This wooden pendant light with cut-outs is eclectic and funky. When paired with modern furniture, it gives this room a unique touch.

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18. Hippo Couch

Hammacher Schlemmer

This couch is definitely a show-stopper. If you want to go wild with your interior design, this is the furniture piece for you.

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19. Cloud Lamp

This Is Why I'm Broke

Not only does this lamp add a dreamy touch to any room, it actually simulates thunderstorms and lightning. How cool is that?

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20. Skull Chair

The Green Head

If you've got a dark sense of humor, this skull chair will add just a touch of macabre to your decor. I actually think it's kind of cute.

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21. Stained Glass Archway

Reddit | AdrianaLimaBean

You don't see too many features like this in homes. It could be a great way to recycle some vintage stained glass or add color to a space without painting the walls.

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22. Cobweb Lights

Reddit | earthmoonsun

Is it just me, or do these lights look like they were made by spiders? Never underestimate the power of adding a dramatic light fixture.

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23. Map Mural

Amazon

Scouring thrift stores for old maps can be a great and cheap way to score some wall decor. These old maps are actually super detailed and works of art in their own way.

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24. Vine Light

Amazon

This unique piece doubles as wall art and lighting. It's a great alternative to a regular old lamp, that's for sure.

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