Before and After: A Stylish Living Room Transformation

Before and After: A Stylish Living Room Transformation
Photo: Yellow Brick Home

This living room had good bones, but it wasn’t living up to its potential. With mismatched furniture and no real style, it left something to be desired. But just wait until you see the space after the makeover!   

 

Before and After: A Stylish Living Room Transformation
Photo: Yellow Brick Home

The new living room has a vibrant, cohesive look, with a distinct color scheme and lots of pattern and texture. Make your way over to Yellow Brick Home to see the entire makeover process and to check out some sources for the space.  Continue Reading

Before and After: A Striking Bathroom Makeover

Before and After: A Bold New Bathroom
Photo: Love & Renovations

This bathroom was like many many others out there – filled with builder-grade materials from decades past. But its owners saw past the drab brown hues and transformed it into a fresh new space with a bold color scheme. Click through to see what it looks like now.   

 

Before and After: A Bold New Bathroom
Photo: Love & Renovations

The new space is lighter and more inviting, with a bright new vanity and graphic black and white tiling. Wooden accents lend a lovely natural touch. Continue Reading

Before & After: A Living Room Set to Sell

Living room before
Photo: Hive

 

Some of the best makeovers out there can be found in interior designers’ portfolios. But there’s another avenue to mine, and that’s portfolios of professional home stagers. Jill Ball is a home stager whose motto is “minimal design, maximum impact.” If you check out  her website, Hive, you’ll see the motto come to life. Although she stages occupied homes, she also stages vacant homes as well. The first example, a living room, was one of the former, and it was absolutely lifeless before Jill applied her magic. Continue Reading

Before and After: A Stunning (And Surprisingly Easy!) IKEA Light Hack

Before and After: A Stunning (And Easy!) IKEA Light Hack
Photo: Shine Your Light

The IKEA ÅRSTID Wall Lamp is one of those items that I would pass right by because of the lamp shade style. But the genius blogger behind Shine Your Light didn’t, and what she came up with is beautifully contemporary. Click through to check out her incredible sconce hack.   

 

Before and After: A Stunning (And Easy!) IKEA Light Hack
Photo: Shine Your Light

Pretty great, right? And the coolest part is that she simply removed the fabric exterior of the shade, instead of replacing it altogether. Continue Reading

How to: Give your Mudroom an Easy Makeover with Smart, Space-Saving Storage

We had enough of our dated kitchen, so we decided to give it a full-on facelift, while staying on a budget. Follow along with our whole series: Lidy’s Kitchen Makeover.

How To: Give your Mudroom an Easy Makeover

The last area we really needed to tackle in our kitchen makeover was the tiny mudroom entrance in the back of the kitchen. It was the black hole of the space where everything piled up and overflowed. We knew we wanted to keep it simple, while still having it feel a part of the kitchen as a whole! Continue Reading

Before and After: A Dull Living Room Gets Some Worldly Charm

Before and After: A Dramatic Living Room Makeover
Photo: Galyean Vail

This living room needed some serious help. It was dull and disorganized, but with lots of potential. Just wait until you see what happens once Barbara gets her hands on it. Click through to check out the beautifully transformed space.   

 

Before and After: A Dramatic Living Room Makeover
Photo: Galyean Vail

The newly designed room is airy and open, with a worldly feel thanks to the owners’ love for bringing back souvenirs from her travels. The bold wallpaper gives it a memorable, polished feel. Continue Reading

Before & After: Manny’s Glam Living Room/Office Makeover

 

Manny's living room before
Image: Mr. Kate via YouTube

If you haven’t seen Mr. Kate‘s home makeover videos, you’re missing out. She and her partner Joey are not only charming, they’re incredibly talented too. When they paired up with equally charming and talented makeup guru Manny MUA to turn his living room into a living room/office area, it was a given  the result would be amazing. The room before was jaw-dropping in scope, but it was empty. Continue Reading

Modern Dining Room Gets a Personality Makeover

Kim's dining room before
Photo: Design to Inspire

 

Oftentimes personality gets lost in a specific style. Be that style modern or transitional or everything in between. It seems we get so wrapped up in our Pinterest pages that we forget to instill individuality in our decor. This is a problem Kim does not have. Her dining room  before* could have gone in many familiar directions, but it didn’t. Less adventurous souls might not have thought to combine a steampunk-y chandelier, a vintage radio, a Lucite bar and tulip chairs. Continue Reading

10 IKEA Hacks That Look Nothing Like IKEA Hacks

10 IKEA Hacks That Look Nothing Like IKEA Hacks
Photo: The Makerista

IKEA has long been a great source for inexpensive home wares, and people have been creating hacks out of those products for almost as long. And some of those hacks are so unique that it’s difficult to tell they’re even IKEA products. Click through to check out ten of our favorite such hacks.   

 

10 IKEA Hacks That Look Nothing Like IKEA Hacks
Photo: Kicsihaz

1. In the market for a small bar cart? This could be just the solution. Find out how to make this compact little rolling cart from an IKEA Nornas here. Continue Reading

Before & After: Lovely $1300 Kitchen Makeover

Susan's flip kitchen before
Photo: Living Rich on Less

Susan’s experience of flipping a house was–in her words–priceless. And even though she didn’t make a lot of money on the home in which this kitchen is located, she had a buyer within 5 days of putting it on the market. It’s not surprising, considering the transformation  the kitchen underwent in the home. (We’re assuming Susan’s attention to detail and design choices are exhibited in the rest of the house as well.) Before, the kitchen was really dated and that tiled ceiling….oh, my. Continue Reading