If you're ready for a change—and a full-on renovation is out of your budget—a fresh coat of paint or new window treatments can go a long way. For a more dramatic impact, consider adding some architectural interest to the rooms in your home with small upgrades like this one.
Here, we transformed an ordinary rectangular cased opening into a beautiful elliptical archway featuring fluted columns, and an arched header with keystone accents. On day one, we prepped the existing opening. On day two, we completed the installation and painted.
For full step-by-step instructions, shopping list, and tools list, see How to Create an Archway