Tips for decorating the cheap and architecturally lacking house?
I am looking for a house in the country. What I have found is that many properties with the desired acreage are encumbered with dreary houses. They are small ranches with or without walkout basements, built on the cheap in the last 5-20 years. Low ceilings, no millwork, boxlike rooms, small and ugly windows. (The windows are the worst.) Only the very nicest have a fireplace. Am I painting a picture?
I love vintage and have never lived in a house less than 80 years old. I wonder if these houses are hopeless for me. Is there a way to turn these unattractive dwellings into cozy homes? Does anyone know of tricks that can add charm to houses with no architectural appeal?