How to DIY a Wood Planked Ceiling via Amy Huntley (The Idea Room) (not sure which is easier or most cost effective. But this ceiling in the kitchen and bathrooms? And wood tone color in the upper ceiling would be different)
My Summer Project - Glamorizing the Pergola hanging baskets, lights, flowers. BEST price on cool looking hanging string patio/pergola lights. This lighted back pergola will be my inspiration (Edit:see post for my complete lighted pergola!
Interesting idea for kitchen and dining room. Island with a bench seat attached for the table. Might have to do something similar in my new place to save room for chairs. Under the bench seat could be storage for rarely used items.