Create privacy in a bath with faux-wood window shutters. They're mold- and mildew-resistant, won't warp, and never need painting. Allen + Roth Faux Wood Interior Shutter, about $35; lowes.com. | Photo: Nathan Kirkman | thisoldhouse.com
SEA-GLASS CHIC Homeowner Vicky Hodges bought her 1935 Cape Cod-style cottage in 2006, and spent more than two years renovating and extending the property with the help of local firm Warlick Design & Construction.