Adding Character to the 'Box'
A lot of smaller modern homes seem to be basically a "box"...ie, a ranch or in my case, two boxes, stacked one over the other....a raised ranch. There are no nooks or crannies to tuck furniture or artwork in and no nice architectural details. To top it all off, the whole main living area is under 850 sq. feet and the living room, kitchen, and dining area are all open to each other. Friends say the house looks great since my extreme budget makeover of last year, which included wood floors throughout, and new countertop, backsplash, and recessed lights in the kitchen. I also splurged on a new sofa and dining table. Still, the house remains a "box" to me. If you have a boxy home too, how have you managed to add character and what in particular do you feel has had the most positive impact?