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Before & After: A $1500 Refresh Transforms a Boring Powder Room into a Hotel-Quality One
There's a lot of style packed into this little half bath.
Jan 5, 2022
Before and After: This Family’s Townhouse Remodel Includes A Gorgeous, Affordable IKEA Hack
Name: Gianna Marzella-Vazquez, husband David, 5-year-told son Leo, and 2-year-old son Noah. Location: Beechhurst — Queens, NYCSize: 1800 square feetType of Home: TownhouseYears lived in: 5 years, owned This project is near and dear to my heart as it was my first home where I lived with my husband David and two young children, Leo and Noah. We took on a massive renovation while I was pregnant with Leo.
Dec 31, 2021
Before and After: An IKEA Cabinet Gets a High-End DIY for Under $40
This IKEA classic shows its versatility once again with a gorgeous, expensive-looking transformation.
Dec 30, 2021
Before and After: How I Transformed a $26 Cubby Organizer into an Epic Dollhouse
This Palm Springs paradise was surprisingly easy (and affordable).
Dec 27, 2021
Before and After: This Family’s Brooklyn Brownstone Got a Stunning Total Makeover — Fast
With plans for a larger gut reno in the future, Katrina and her family to still wanted to make their old, shabby home look good for them NOW. Using smaller, high-impact but low-budget ideas helped transform the space from blah to “I really want to hang out here."
Dec 24, 2021
Before & After: A Dark Kitchen Gets a Bright Makeover with Peel-and-Stick Flooring
Another highlight: Countertops that look like marble, but cost way less.
Dec 23, 2021
Before & After: A $5,000 Makeover Transforms This 9-Year-Old’s Room into a Serene Space
An aunt created a brand-new, totally cute and chic bedroom for her niece that can change as her style and interests change.
Dec 19, 2021
Before & After: This Seriously Scary Laundry Room Got a Sunny Reno We Can’t Stop Staring At
Some lemon wallpaper, room screens, and tons of house plants give this dank space some fresh life.
Dec 17, 2021
Before and After: Simple Layout Tweaks Transform This Kids Bedroom into a Jungle-Themed Oasis
Sometimes small changes make the biggest difference.
Dec 15, 2021
Before & After: This Duo Flipped an Antique Hutch into Two Pieces of Furniture for Under $100
We're not sure which one we like more!
Dec 14, 2021
Before & After: A Tiny Kitchen Gets Transformed into an Airy Sanctuary
Completed in just four months, this tiny DIY kitchen in Chicago is now a total showstopper.
Dec 4, 2021
Before & After: A $190 Kids Bedroom Refresh Celebrates All the Natural Light
You've gotta see the smart closet hack in this room.
Nov 25, 2021
Before & After: A Sunny Yellow Bedroom That’s Sure to Make You Smile
This bold pop-art dream of a room was created using tons of secondhand sources.
Nov 8, 2021
Before & After: This Whimsical Kids Bedroom is Peak Cottagecore
You'll want to steal the wallpaper for yourself.
Nov 1, 2021
A Kids Bathroom Gets a Sleek Makeover Inspired by … Locker Rooms?!
The floor-to-ceiling storage, locker-room-style bench, and emerald green accents seriously can't be missed.
Oct 3, 2021
Before & After: A Basic Bookshelf Gets a Smart, Cheap Upgrade
It's a quick afternoon project that the kids can even get in on!
Sep 24, 2021
Before and After: These Old School Lockers Made Amazing Bathroom Storage
This old-school (literally) find looks cool and vintage in its new space.
Sep 16, 2021
Before & After: This HGTV “Home Town Takeover” Helped a Family of 6 Open a Cramped Living Space
It’s one thing to renovate a home — which is a lot of work in itself — but revitalizing an entire town? That’s what you call next-level. Ben and Erin Napier, who host HGTV’s “Home Town,” took the task on in their new show “Home Town Takeover,” where they’ve chosen the lucky town of Wetumpka, Alabama, to be the star of the series.
Sep 7, 2021
Before & After: A Child’s Vintage Roll-Top Desk Gets a Playful Makeover for Under $40
Amazing what a coat of paint and some fresh drawer knobs can do.
Aug 27, 2021
Before and After: $130 and a Smart IKEA Hack Save This Entryway from Clutter
It’s nearly impossible to renovate every room of your home at once, so some spaces have to wait a little longer than others for a transformation. At Michela Andrioletti’s (@casa_in_newyork) home that she shares with her husband, that space was the entryway. “We put in the first things we could find at the most affordable budget when we moved here five years ago and then we just didn’t have time to fix it,” Michela says.
Aug 15, 2021
Before and After: HGTV’s “Home Town Takeover” Opened Up This Cramped Living Space for a Family of 6
It’s one thing to renovate a home — which is a lot of work in itself — but revitalizing an entire town? That’s what you call next-level. Ben and Erin Napier, who host HGTV’s “Home Town,” took the task on in their new show “Home Town Takeover,” where they’ve chosen the lucky town of Wetumpka, Alabama, to be the star of the series.
Aug 12, 2021
Before & After: A Kids Room Goes from DIY Mess to DIY Success
Meera knew she was going to have to get extremely crafty with her son’s new room. The previous owners had made some questionable (and potentially dangerous) choices that needed to be fixed immediately, and Meera was able to do so with some very cool DIYs and brilliant money-saving fixes. From Meera: The walls and ceilings were covered in poorly-hung textured wallpaper and the room was a DIY mess.
Aug 1, 2021
Before and After: This Memphis-inspired Nursery Is A Surprising Mix of Whimsy and Color
When Jessica and her husband moved into their home they knew that they would need to do some serious updating. They took off the Beetlejuice wallpaper in their guest room and when it came time to turn it into a nursery they decided to go full fun. A little bit of Memphis, a sprinkling of Facts of Life, a dash of FAO Schwartz and you have a super cute, very unique nursery.
Jul 31, 2021
Before and After: This Family’s Dated 90s Kitchen Gets A Majorly Fresh Upgrade
Out with the green laminate countertops, in with a bright, modern look.
Jul 31, 2021
Before and After: This Dreamy Kid’s Bedroom Redo Is Packed with Clever DIYs
No matter your age, you deserve a bedroom that’s stylish, comfy, and perfect for relaxing — and that goes for kids, too. Need help figuring out where to start? Take inspiration from this glorious kid’s bedroom redo from Jennifer Harrup (Jennifer Laura Living).When Jennifer and her family moved into their new home, this room started out pink with a white chandelier.
Jul 30, 2021
A Costco Playhouse Gets a Charming Scandi Makeover
Name: The Three Amigos (3 year old, and twin 5 year olds) Location: Vancouver, Canada After Melissa snatched up a pretty cute playhouse from Costco, she started dreaming up an adorable upgrade. Life got in the way, as it so often does, so it took awhile for the playhouse to get an upgrade. Combine one weekend, a super creative mom, white paint and elbow grease and you get the kind of playhouse that childhood dreams are made of.
Jul 17, 2021
Before and After: A Dreamy Nursery That Doesn’t Scream “Baby”
Some rooms have a million flaws that need remedying; the problem with this nursery-to-be was there was no real there there. After months of sanding, painting, ripping out, and replacing by a very pregnant lady and her crew, this room was lovingly decorated for its tiny new occupant. The word for this nursery, created by Bridget Matkovich of The DIY Playbook, is dreamy.
Jul 10, 2021
Before and After: $50 Painted Murals Add Some Sunshine to this Once Dingy White Nursery
Whether you’re a parent of little ones or just a fan of dreamy spaces for naptime and play, you’ve probably seen your fair share of gorgeous nursery inspiration, and the guest room-turned-rainbow-nursery in Sarah Blumer (@saynihay)’s 1940s Pittsburgh home is definitely one to add to your Pinterest board.It didn’t start out that way, though. The space, Sarah says, actually went through several iterations before becoming a nursery.
Jul 3, 2021
Before and After: This Couple Fit a Nursery—With an IKEA Hack Changing Table—Into a Corner of Their Bedroom for Only $500
You often have to get creative with the way you lay out and allocate your square footage in a smaller home. Every nook and cranny counts, and for Ella Hall, founder of Stitchroom, the cluttered problem corner in her bedroom actually became the solution to her home’s lack of space for a dedicated nursery. “When I found out I was pregnant, I knew I needed a spot for the baby, and we have limited space in our Brooklyn apartment,” says Hall.
Jun 26, 2021
This $100 Storage Closet Makeover Comes with Brilliant Organizing Tips
Every parent knows that cleaning up toys is a struggle, but the right organizing system can help make it easier.Leanna Laming, the author of the blog Life by Leanna and a mom of three, acknowledges that her family’s toy closet (above) was better looking than many, but it wasn’t working for her family. Leanne realized there was room for improvement. In particular, while toy types were arranged by bin, those bins were completely opaque and didn’t have labels.
Apr 14, 2021