The NON-Reality of Reality TV Remodeling

Diy Maven

Castle Building & Remodeling reminds us that the reality of remodeling on reality TV isn't real. They decided to prove their assertion by filming an entire bathroom remodel and explaining the process and timeframe along the way. But before the fun begins, they remind us that the non-reality of realty TV remodeling begins with four important caveats:

  1. The products that go into such reality TV remodels are often provided...

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It's Finished! A Complete Tour of The Curbly House

Alicia Lacy

This house tour is a long time coming. We've officially been in our "finished" house for one year, and we thought we'd celebrate with a big old fashioned house tour. So we're going to show you the super-clean, polished, sparkly version of The Curbly House...which looked like this exactly once, before we, you know, started living in it again!

Of course, no tour would be complete without a nod to one's roots, so we're posting...

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How To: Turn One Stool Into TWO Stools

Diy Maven

I'd been looking around for a small stool to help our arthritic fur-child get on and off the bed at night. (If you're used to sleeping with a cat on the foot of the bed, you'll understand.) The problem was, I couldn't find a stool that I liked that was the appropriate size and height. Before sketching up a design to make one from scratch, I thought a trip to the thrift store might be in order. Hey, you never know, right? When I spotted

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8 Simple Ways To Update Your Bathroom Under $50

Lexy Ward

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The kitchen may be numero uno to people, but the bathroom is a close second. Studies show that a happy bathroom makes a happy person. We don't all have endless budgets to create our dream bath, but there are several small tweaks you can make and many come in under $50! Here are 8 ways to help get you closer to your perfect bathroom!     

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Astounding $83 Bathroom Makeover

Diy Maven

Forget $100. Ursula spent only $83 on her walk-though bathroom makeover, but the reveal certainly doesn't look like it. Everything came from Target, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Goodwill, Walmart, Kohls and Lowes. What she didn't snag secondhand, Ursula found on sale, or she used

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How To: Make a Mason Jar Vanity Light

Diy Maven

Lauren used a builder-grade fixture to make a fabulous Mason jar vanity light, and it only cost her $6 and 20 minutes of her time to do it! Besides the materials pictured above, we'll also need some spray paint and primer IF we want to change the color of the fixture, that is. If not, well, then we're good to go. Check out

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Eye Candy: 14 Bold Bathrooms with Patterned Floor Tile

Capree K

Patterned floor tile, specifically encaustic cement tiles, is a trend that's been steadily growing over the last few years. (Heck, I even used some in my own bathroom remodel -- and I love it.) It's a bold choice and definitely not for everyone (or the commitment phobic), but if you're a fan or just need a little bit of inspiration to push you over that design fence, here are 14 stunning bathrooms with patterned floor tiles!       

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