Very few people are fortunate enough to get their perfect home right from the get go. Those that consider their home ideal (that didn't spend years custom designing and building it) do so because they come to not only love the best features in their home, but also the quirky bathroom tile, the oddly shaped entryway or the funky floorplan. We all know that it's those odd components of your home that make it far more unique that anything else, even if they can make designing your space challenging. And at Apartment Therapy, we are all about finding innovative solutions to working with what we have. So, in your own homes, what things have you had to deal with that were far from ideal? How did you end up working around and/or embracing those imperfections? Image: Olivo Barbieri via you have been here sometime.