Better Renovations: Downstairs Entranceways, Before

The front entranceway of Better Farm gives you views of three sections of the house: the kitchen straight ahead, the alcove dining area to your right, and the upstairs. The floors are nice and we've already swapped out the bulbs for energy efficient onces. Necessary changes here are very basic (except for that staircase, which we'll get to...):
  • Cover for bulb in immediate foreground of photo - currently just an exposed bulb
  • De-cluttering entranceway itself by coming up with better storage for shoes and coats (maybe doing away with small shelves?

The side entranceway, which holds the staircase down to the basement and some storage (and which opens out into the side of the library), is a bit more of a doozy...

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.