Unrecognizable $180K Kitchen Remodel

by DIY Maven
J A S Design Build kitchen remodel before
Photo: J A S Design Build

Yes, I know we usually feature kitchen remodels of the DIY variety, but this pro job by J A S Design Build out of Seattle, WA, was too juicy not to share. But before we see the "after" let me warn you, perspective has changed completely, so we really have to take the word of J A S that this is even the same space. That's because not only is the vantage point of the photographs are different, J A S

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Embracing Simplicity: A Home Office Makeover, COMPLETE!

by DIY Maven

 

Maven's office swap compete
Photo: DIY Maven

If you've been following along with this series, you'll know that this project wasn't just a room makeover. It also involved some room swapping. My home office was going to be where my guest room was and vice versa. And my craft room was going to be a dedicated workout area. And my craft room was going to become a craft cubby located in the closet of the guest room. I'll admit it, I didn't think it was going to be possible to cram all my books, printers, and office and craft supplies into one room and make it make sense. BUT...after much planning, painting, and paring back, the room swapping experiment

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How To: Reface Kitchen Cabinets Using Vinyl Flooring

by DIY Maven
Before kitchen cabinet refacing with vinyl flooring
Photo: Laura Sesana

Using flooring to resurface kitchen cabinets might sound weird. Using vinyl flooring to resurface kitchen cabinets might sound downright crazy. In the right hands, however, it's kinda genius. The owner of the kitchen pictured above blew her budget on appliances in her cozy kitchen, which meant all new cabinets were out of the question. With less than $300

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Makeover: Large Blank Wall Becomes Stylish Storage for the Television

by Jennifer Farley

TV Storage Wall

Have you ever bought a piece of furniture that you think is going to work perfectly and it just doesn't?  No worries, we have all been there. You are in good company. The homeowners of this living room bought an antique cabinet to hold their television. They had a sectional and their "small cabinet" thinking was the right thing. When they brought it home and put it against the empty wall it just looked smaller. Here is how we solved the problem of making the cabinet and empty wall work for their living room.

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Jaw-Dropping IKEA and Semihandmade Kitchen Makeover

by DIY Maven

 

IKEA kitchen before
Photo: Allie at Home

The kitchen in Allie's 1978 home looks nothing like this anymore thanks in large part to some strategic demolition and IKEA. The demo bit came when she and her husband knock down the wall between their kitchen and dining room to create one open space. The wood flooring was removed and replaced with something that unified the expansion. When it came time to furnish the area, IKEA cabinets...

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IKEA Hack: Mostorp TV Unit goes Mid-Century Modern

by DIY Maven

 

 

Mostorp Before
Photo: IKEA

Kortiny wanted a mid-century modern credenza for her new house, but the cost of such was not in the cards. So, like any good DIYer, she set out to make her own with the help of an IKEA Mostorp TV Unit. Haven't heard of the Mostorp? That's because it's a new product, which just happened to be perfect for Kortiny's hack. Although it had the right overall vibe, its legs were

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Before and After: An Ugly Wall to Open Kitchen Storage

by Jennifer Farley

Open Wall of Kitchen Storage

I have a tiny galley kitchen that will one day be fully renovated. I know you are wondering why I want to renovate it? There is much to love here with the yellow rounded countetop, the little desk area, the hard to clean textured vinyl floor, and multi-colored brick. Here is the deal...we are planning to renovate the kitchen from top to bottom in about three years. I had no shame in living with a 70's kitchen until then, but I only have three upper cabinets and three lower cabinets (not including the sink cabinet). I needed storage. And the cheapest place to gain some storage was right here on this wall.    

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How to: Clear The Clutter In Your Cabinets Once and for All

by Lexy Ward
How to: Clear The Clutter In Your Cabinets Once and for All
photo: Inside Out Mar/Apr 09

I don't know if I can speak for everyone when I say that cabinets (especially closed ones) are hard to keep organized. The dishes stack up and can get put in the wrong place. Random knick knacks from around the house can be placed in that one cabinet in your home. And before you know it, the clutter overwhelms you. Here are a few tips to help you get rid of that clutter once and for all!      

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Extreme Makeover: IKEA Tarva Dresser Turned Bar Cabinet

by DIY Maven
Photo: Addicted 2 DIY

The lovely thing about IKEA's Tarva dressers--besides their low sticker price--is their blank-canvas quality. They can easily be painted and stained to make them one of a kind creations. Katie, from Addicted 2 DIY can attest to this, as she not only (eventually) painted and stained her Tarva 3-drawer dresser, she took its makeover to the extreme by breaking out the power tools and turning it into a bar cabinet, complete

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