Hey everyone! If you were following along closely with the Curbly House makeover, you might have noticed a room missing from last week's full reveal: the basement! This room was pretty grody (is that a word?) when we bought the house, so when The Home Depot asked us to do a room makeover using their shiplap appearance board product, we knew it would have a big impact in the space. But even we weren't prepared for how much better the room turned out. Continue Reading
This little kitchen was the remaining evidence of an attempted house flip gone bad. The old home had great bones, but a few serious structural issues, discovered once the previous owner/flipper opened up all the old walls. The kitchen became too much for them to handle, and that’s when we stepped in.
When we found the house, we knew most of the renovation budget would go behind the walls (plumbing, electrical, structural repairs), so the kitchen finishes would have to happen on a serious budget. Continue Reading
Sometimes a garage is just a garage and other times a garage is a miniature modern house just waiting to happen. In this case, it’s the latter, which means I probably need to pack my bags, move back to Seattle and into this (now) house.
It’s not actually available, but I’m just crossing my fingers that designer Michelle de la Vega needs a few roommates (my husband, my dog, and I) in her fully functional 250 square foot space. Continue Reading
I actually like this kitchen makeover before the remodel even started, but once I took a look at the new cooking/entertaining space, I was hooked on the ‘after’. You’ll have to take a look at the new space to understand what I mean; but wow, a new layout and a full wall of windows does an awful lot for a small space.
I love finding before and afters that are such a huge transformation, you can hardly tell it is the same space. This kitchen makeover is going to have you doing a double take.
The Oshawa, Ontario home of Michael and Sara Penney received a top to bottom makeover from the new owners. Every room has been redone, but my favorite transformation is the kitchen, with sleek subway tiles, a pale green backdrop, and honeycomb tile flooring. Continue Reading
Holy horror! This dilapidated row house looks like it was infested with an entire host of, I don’t know, crack heads? Feral cats? A possessed goat or two? I’m going to go with “all of the above” because these pre-renovation photos are SCARY.
A few more “before” photos to whet your appetite (or maybe make you lose your appetite? Probably the latter…) because I love you and want you to truly appreciate this makeover.
Ah, that should do it. Continue Reading
From low-budget, quick-fixes to full blown renovations, we’re counting down our top ten bathroom makeovers of 2011. Check out our picks below and let us know which memorable makeover is your favorite!
10. A little bit of paint, new hardware, and a framed mirror will have your bathroom looking like new by the end of a weekend. See more here.
9. This rundown bath got an inexpensive makeover with some paint and a new faucet! Continue Reading
It’s Top Ten time, people! We’re celebrating a year of inspiring makeovers and DIY ingenuity with a look back at some of the biggest and best kitchen updates of 2011. From minor to major, we’ve selected the ten most impressive kitchen transformations of this past year. Enjoy!
10. This kitchen started pretty much as a blank slate, but with a lot of work (and a whole lot of paint) it became a portrait of the homeowner’s personality! Continue Reading
I’m not going to lie, this ‘before’ photo is a little scary… and probably a little sticky. And smelly, too. And, well, there’s a whole lot o’ yellow going on up in there. The ‘after’, though? Oh, the after rains down buckets of awesome–and wipes that sticky, smelly, yellow mess right off the map!
One more “before” for good measure:
Aaaaand the after:
What! How is this even the same place?! Walls have been removed, ceilings raised, and, after 17 months, the makeover of all makeovers has been completed. Continue Reading
Heather and David of 1912 Bungalow have announced the completion of their bedroom! As with all their makeovers, this one doesn’t disappoint. Heather had been using the room as her un-inspiring home office. Now it’s a beautiful, tranquil retreat.
To see more pictures of the project, visit 1912 Bungalow.