When newlyweds Scott and Chelsea Iwatta bought a townhouse in Costa Mesa, Calif., they had a big issue in the bedroom. While the archway between the bedroom and bathroom was charming, there was no door and no privacy.
I called on my friend Sean Genrich, who's a carpenter, to help me construct a solution that would be inexpensive and solve the privacy problem. In one day and on a budget of $300 we built and installed a yellow sliding door.
One of the most shocking aspects about buying a home can be exploring the cost of custom window treatments. I stepped to help first time homeowners find an affordable option to keep natural light in their kitchen, but lose the nosy neighbor next door.
Our solution: a modern, custom window cornice. On a budget of $200, we designed and built a simple frame in half a day.