10 Clever Home Hacks

I’m a huge fan of YouTube and the power of visual learning, so I often find myself watching videos like this where someone shows you interior design tips in their very own home. Of course, not all of them are as professional as this one, which is why I thought it would be worth sharing.

Interior designer, Rebecca Robeson, walks us through her California home and shares 10 clever changes she has made over the last 15 years. She has turned an unassuming house into a luxury home with some interesting techniques that add elegance to your home on a budget.

I have summarised each hack below and be sure to watch the video below that.

  1. Improved lowered ceiling by adding mouldings to create an eye-grabbing feature.
  2. Added a 10-foot mirror to her focal wall so it’s what guests saw as soon as they walk in, also creating the illusion of more space.
  3. Utilise interesting architectural features like a hanging vintage window in the hallway.
  4. Replaced her old staircase with dark wood, a beautiful custom iron railing and swooping stairs which flow into the room.
  5. Fitted light wood flooring downstairs and dark wood flooring upstairs.
  6. Reduced the number of cabinets in the kitchen and painted them in a darker colour to match the rest of the room.
  7. Removed some doors to create walk-in spaces and hid some within the walls to create the illusion of fewer doors.
  8. Took an intrusive hearth piece and placed a vintage chest of drawers with their back legs cut off to utilise unusable space.
  9. Replaced linen cabinets doors with ones with a glass pane to display clean linen
  10. Installed wall length and height wardrobes with mirrored fronts and added custom mirror fronts to the drawers below.