Before & After Projects

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With the help of a few paint cans, these kitchen cabinets went from subdued neutrals to a bold, colorful sanctuary.
A Tired Kitchen Transforms with IKEA Cabinets in the Prettiest Color
With the help of a few paint cans, these kitchen cabinets went from subdued neutrals to a bold, colorful sanctuary.
See how dark paint, a DIY slat wall, artwork, new furniture, and give this builder-grade room a dramatic new look.
A Plain Living Room’s Makeover Creates a “Warm Glow” (Instantly!)
See how dark paint, a DIY slat wall, artwork, new furniture, and give this builder-grade room a dramatic new look.
See how painting the old brown cabinets blue plus adding a large island made this kitchen functional for a family of 3.
A Kitchen Makeover's Round Island Doubles the Storage & Seating
See how painting the old brown cabinets blue plus adding a large island made this kitchen functional for a family of 3.
the kitchen is clean and ready for us to use
A Circa-2000s Kitchen's Reno Turns It into a Bright, Airy Dream
See how new cabinetry, tiles, and shelving — plus a pass-through bar — maximize a 95-square-foot kitchen.
a wooden table with two drawers on it and the words before overlayed in black
A “Bland” IKEA FÖRHÖJA Gets a Pastel Paint Makeover for $50
See how turquoise and red paint made this pine IKEA FÖRHÖJA a colorful kitchen statement piece.
a balcony with snow on the ground and two chairs in front of an open sliding glass door
A “Grimy" Balcony Gets a Relaxing Boho Makeover (for $523!)
See a 40-square-foot balcony transform with wood deck tiles, landscaping rocks, woven fencing, plants, and furniture.
a bed with a white comforter and two hanging planters on the wall above it
A Boho Bedroom Redo Only Cost $250 — And Looks Way Different
See how modifying existing bedroom furniture and adding a pole wrap headboard made this boho bedroom warmer and cozier.
See how bold navy cabinets, a pink backsplash, and tiles on the floor add personality and depth to a “very, very dated” kitchen.
A “Dated, Awkward” Kitchen’s Makeover Adds Tile in an Unexpected Spot
See how bold navy cabinets, a pink backsplash, and tiles on the floor add personality and depth to a “very, very dated” kitchen.
an empty kitchen with stainless steel appliances and wood cabinets, before and after remodeling
This NYC Kitchen Got a French Countryside-Inspired Makeover
See how paint, peel-and-stick-covered countertops, a DIY light fixture, and a skirted island transform this tiny kitchen.
a wooden deck that is being built with the words before and after overlaying it
A Backyard Makeover Transforms Concrete into a Summer Oasis
See how a couple turned their new home's concrete-filled backyard into a modern patio oasis.
a bathroom with two sinks and mirrors on the wall
A Dated Bathroom Gets a “No-Demo Glow-Up” for Under $1,000
See a “standard-build” 1991 bathroom get a makeover with paint, new mirrors, peel-and-stick floors, and new hardware.
an old china cabinet painted pink and decorated with floral wallpaper, is shown before and after painting
A Dated Brown Cabinet Gets a “Royalcore” Pink Floral Makeover
See how paint, new hardware, and peel-and-stick wallpaper give this old brown dresser a colorful, less clunky new look.
an empty room with the words before and after being painted
This Bare Playroom Transformed into a Total Wonderland
Learn how Chris Jones of Adaptiv Design Concepts created a large-scale treehouse in this expansive West Palm Beach playroom.
a kitchen that has been cleaned and is in need of some work to be done
A Drab ‘70s Kitchen’s Luxe Makeover Keeps the Brown Cabinets
See how new tile, paint, hardware, and an island modernize an overwhelmingly brown kitchen.
a desk with many framed pictures on the wall above it and a lamp next to it
A $170 Makeover Gives a Rental Bathroom “Speakeasy” Vibes
See how floor-to-ceiling framed photos transform this plain rental bathroom and give it “Jazz Club” and “speakeasy” vibes.