The hallways & stairs are centrally located in the house, so cleaning them up will surely make a big impact.
Here are pictures I took just shortly after moving in.
|Downstairs hallway just inside the front doors.|
|Upstairs landing (That's our master bedroom straight ahead. The guest bath is to the left)|
|Close up of the sconces upstairs|
|Upstairs hallway (facing the front of the house)|
We're going to remove the wallpaper (it is vinyl and gross), refinish the stair treads and railing, hang picture molding and chair rail in the downstairs hallway, and paint all the dingy trim and doors bright white.
I got a head start two years ago when I painted the inside of the front doors black. According to those early blog posts, I was going to leave the wallpaper. Ugh! What was I thinking?