BEFORE - Popcorn ceilings and beige paint scream "builder-grade house"
AFTER - Installing faux tin ceiling tiles adds interest to the ceiling (and covers up the popcorn)
BEFORE - All of the plain walls look pretty boring (even after painting over the builder beige)
AFTER - Adding crown molding, chair rails and panel moldings give the walls a custom look.
BEFORE - Builder grade finishes do not have a "custom" look
AFTER - Using a more expensive material in a small area that is the focal point makes the whole room seem more upscale.
BEFORE - Standard builder light fixtures don't have any pizzazz.
AFTER - Replacing light fixtures with better quality ones improves the look of the room and the quality of the light as well.
Before - Angled walls in the bonus room don't leave much room for storage.
After - Adding built-in shelves around the window creates more storage and makes the room look more interesting.