Savor the hard-won patina of old wooden crates by converting them into stylish furnishings. Turn one on its end -- instant end table! Or add a cushioned top to a crate to create a cozy footstool. To fashion the top, glue two layers of foam to a piece of plywood and wrap in a pretty fabric, securing the fabric to the board with a staple gun. Attach wooden stretchers across the crate opening to form a support ledge for the cushion.
"Basically, the higher the bed, the more physical and visual space it's taking up," says Orlando Soria, West Coast creative director of Homepolish. "A lower bed will make your bedroom appear larger and more open.
In Kim and Stuart employed Architects EAT and Ficus to design and build their extension. The back of the original house was completely knocked down – allowing for a new build which now extends to the rear laneway and envelopes an internal courtyard.