This family room and kitchen space needed some serious help. It was dark, dingy and uninspired. But the open concept layout had potential... click through to find out what the creative owners did to transform it.
I don't have to tell you that most of the room re-dos we see in these parts are totally (or very nearly) all DIY, but it's nice to see a design from a pro now and then. In this case that pro is Nate Berkus. A trick he uses to make a room look authentic is to make it feel as if it has been "assembled and layered over time." To do this, he incorporates "'pieces that have patina and age'" along with new items from stores like Target." But enough of the talky-talky; let'sContinue Reading
Picture this: It's 2 am and you can't sleep because inspiration has struck and you are so excited to start the project in mind that your racing brain postpones blissful slumber that much longer. Sound familiar? Well, that's exactly what happened to Victoria when it occurred to herContinue Reading
The edict for this roundup was 10 room makeovers for under $1,000. I'm happy to say that most of these do-overs are way under that price point. One actually clocked in at under $25! So here goes...ten of our most memorable budgetContinue Reading
Designer Nancy Taylor's 18th Century farmhouse kitchen is her "dream kitchen." In Curbly style, Country Living breaks down the high-end makeover for a more budget-friendly route. $$$$ versusContinue Reading
In our home, we don't have a dedicated pantry 'room' like many new-build homes. Instead, our 90-year-old home has an awkwardly deep, store-all cupboard in the mudroom. While it's felt impossible to organize, I'm still holding out hope -- especially after seeing something these pantry makeovers! Continue Reading
This dated, walled-off kitchen just wasn't going to cut it for homeowners Dan and Mike. Not only did it make the whole space feel smaller, the wall prevented any light from the kitchen's large window from reaching the rest of the apartment. So, they did what every homeowner has had the urge to do at one point or another: they tore that thing down! Continue Reading
Tracy tried to paint her old and rusty refrigerator to make it look like stainless. That resulted in a huge fail. But did Tracy give up? Of course not! SheContinue Reading
Michelle's kitchen, before its makeover was a 'hot mess.' Eighteen inch deep countertops, a leaking sink, a painted-shut window. Not exactly paradise for someone who is writes a blog about baking. But Michelle changed all that. She saved up and sacrificed her sanityContinue Reading
Usually, DIY kitchen makeovers around the Curbly neighborhood clock in at much less than $20k, but Koko and her husband Quincy splurged on all new appliances and cabinetry. The last of those can be a budget-buster, so, when you think about it, $20k is steal. Before, the kitchen wasContinue Reading
Ah, yes. The ubiquitous new-construction, builder-grade kitchen. It's pretty much the same in every suburb across the country, which is why the homeowners decided to do something a bit out of the ordinary. Continue Reading
Sometimes, you outgrow certain furniture items but don't necessarily want to kick 'em to the curb. So what do you do? Turn them into something new and functional, of course! Continue Reading
This kitchen needed some attention. Some TLC. It was in desperate need of closed storage and new flooring. Well it got both of those things. Along with new cabinets, a refinished ceiling and beautiful new flooring. Keep reading to see the amazing makeover.
I can't tell you how badly I'd like to take a sledge hammer to our kitchen cabinets. But since that would be the last thing I'd want to do as a renter (who wants her deposit back), I've decided to live vicariously through The Sweet Escape instead.Continue Reading