24,806 renovation ideas for old homes Home Design Photos

Eck | MacNeely Architects inc.
1 Review
Block Island Residence
9. Classroom maps. Old-fashioned pull-down classroom maps add a studious note to a room. Try one in the home office, study or dining room. Just don’t expect to use a vintage map as a teaching tool … they can be quite outdated!
love the old map idea, might try to get ones
9. Classroom maps. Old-fashioned pull-down classroom maps add a studious note to a room. Try one in the home office, study or dining room
Office - Layered maps and old school chair
I like the idea of pull-down
"9. Classroom maps. Old-fashioned pull-down classroom maps add a studious note to a room. Try one in the home office, study or dining room. Just don’t expect to use a vintage map as a teaching tool … they can be quite outdated!"
“Old school vintage feel. Maps. Rustic furniture.” — erynv
Patrick Sutton Associates
2 Reviews
Easton House
the way to the ceiling? Are they topped with something? Thank you so much!! I am trying to emulate this look in my bathroom that I just demo'd to renovate now! :) Rhea
Country antique meets new and improved ideas
nice for a old home renovation
Love the idea of keeping the architectural components of a piece while repurposing it.
Old dresser turned into sink cabinet
Use our old dresser for basement vanity
Possibly use old dry sink for powder room
what a great way to recycle old antique furniture, so cute
portion of the base. Unless it’s a true antique, there is no need to fear altering an aged piece — that’s the beauty, and the enjoyment, of upcycling old furniture.
The owner of this bathroom was lucky enough to find a fantastic old pine buffet that was converted to a vanity. The patina and history of this piece make it so much more engaging than something new and mass produced,
“cutting hole for sink, leave the wood top” — elizabeth924
Adrienne DeRosa
2 Reviews
Gary + Gayle: Cincinnati, Ohio
what to do with an old door
Good idea with the doors to give some warmth, age, and
This gorgeous old bare-wood door adds the perfect
Like old door with lantern & galvanized bucket on stand
rustic finish on these old doors
This gorgeous old bare-wood door adds the perfect texture to this modern country room.
“simplicity” — mgscpa
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Siemasko + Verbridge
13 Reviews
From Kids to Quiet
On the site of an old family summer cottage, nestled on a lake in upstate New York, rests this newly constructed year round residence. The house is designed for two, yet provides plenty of space for adult children and grandchildren to come and visit. The serenity of the lake is captured with an open
cut down a bit and with crown molding added on the top and bottom and oil rubbed bronze hooks and towel bar. Could be quite simple to make. I have an old Queen Anne door I've been thinking of using like that!
Love the great wait to re-use an old door for another
Hall tree for the home without an entry way
Love old doors and recycling them like this!
purpose, also fantastic idea for small entry ways
Cool idea for repurposing an old door.
“Chandelier” — dlilker
Etica Studio
The Recycled House - Bedford, WA
Is this a new sink or old one repurposed?
Good idea for a bathroom wall. Love the
Amazing idea for reusing old buffet into sink cabinet.
Wallpaper with old newspapers or magazines
3. Turn newspaper into wallpaperUse old newspapers as a fun alternative to store-bought wallpaper. The owners of the gorgeous bathroom pictured here used a batch of old 1950s newspapers that they found under the lino flooring when renovating their home. The creative pair also repurposed a buffet
room, but were conscious to use the space wisely, so opted to turn it into one big room.When first renovating the front character house, Carla and Ben discovered a batch of old 1950s newspapers under the lino flooring. These papers mean a lot to the couple. When they got married they used the papers to
“Color” — arnonebeaverdam
Found Associates
Private House, Cotswolds
Modern addition to an old cottage
This combination of glass and antique home looks great and would work well for our indoor hottub
stone and glass to extension of old house
Houzzer medox73 lives. “In my country it’s a rule always to remodel the old building to its former glory, but any additional building has to be modern,” medox73 says. “The idea behind it is that people have to distinguish which one is old and which one is new. It’s normal to see here 1800s-era buildings with
gem like this was tucked away in the English countryside? Designed by Found Associates, this house is a unique blend of old and new. But the most surprising thing about the renovation is the way the sleek, modern extension nestles unobtrusively into the landscape, its glass facade reflecting the surrounding
“5” — Raju Sonawane
Tess Fine
Shy Rabbit Farm
are amazing! They look like wide plank reclaimed heart pine floors. Many of these floors are sawn from the beams of old factories and warehouses. The lengths and widths are from the old world long leaf pine. It had much more resin and was more dense than today's common yellow pine. Let me know if you
using Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint a lot lately & it covers everything. A "homemade" recipe is found online. Then cover with a glaze, etc. your post is old so you're probably finished with your kitchen.
I painted over oak, cherry, pine, mahogany, walnut and some manmade materials. I'm always pleased that this paint or my home made mixture, covers very well. You can find the product or the homemade version online: Annie Sloan chalk paints. Online classes posted by bloggers
“Lighting” — gdougher
4 Reviews
Windy Brae
Do you have photos of older colonial type and semi modern homes?
Love everything, especially the old door. Great job!!
I just want to compliment your brilliant door idea, I will be doing it at my house in CT. I have 100 year old doors in the attic I didn't want to throw away, now they will be used. Ohhh I'm so excited!
85 year old house. The other is also used as a gate on the other side of the garden. The doors have been finished with marine grade exterior paint.
I like this idea but for the top of my drive way with maybe french doors... LOL or even "dutch" style bottom....pieces!
I absolutely love this idea....I have several spare doors I've been saving and I think one of them could be perfect
The door, one of two found in the basement of our old house, was original to the house. This one was used as a side entrance door to the basement and is an odd size - 32" X 73".
“Gate” — Tim Mohler
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