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
I'm guessing Tanya's wicked awesome Pyrex collection had more than a little influence on her choice of colors when it came to her budget kitchen remodel. She and her handy husband painted the lower cabinets and removed the uppers altogether. A new DIY countertopContinue Reading
I've always said that if I were ever lucky enough to open my home to a celebrity designer for a free makeover, I'd welcome Jeff Lewis with open arms. In second place just might be Nate Berkus.* Last month he did a kitchen for a young family in Kansas City in partnershipContinue Reading
This one bedroom apartment in New York City was horribly outdated and in need of some serious, serious style help. (That plastic-covered sofa is going to haunt me in my dreams.) When the new owners got the keys, THANK GOODNESS, they quickly got to work re-inventing this 500 square foot space, transforming it into a rustic, Scandinavian-inspired retreat in the heart of Manhattan. Continue Reading
If you've seen one backsplash, you've pretty much seen them all. Right? Well, that may be true nine times out of ten, but in this case, this backsplash is unlike anything you've seen before. It involves marble and metal, and it takes this kitchen makeover from pretty cool to absolutely amazing. Ready to see the reveal?
What do you with an outdated kitchen that you're planning on gutting in a few years, but just CAN'T. LIVE. WITH. for one second more? This: Continue Reading
The Kalamaras, Jansens (before kitchen featured above), Whitakers, and Smiths all had kitchens they wanted to update. Everyone's wish was granted thanks to IKEA who has featured each family in a bio video that introduces us to the family as well as to their old kitchens. We also see a bit of the individual constructionsContinue Reading
This kitchen looks like so many other old kitchens... ancient cabinets, ugly hardware and bizarre color combinations. But then the new owners got their hands on it, and it became a totally different space. Click through to see the unbelievable transformation.
In our previous home, we undertook a DIY kitchen makeover that involved painting our cabinets (which you can read all about here). It's an endeavor that isn't exactly at the top of my "I'd really love to do that again!" list, so I have mad respect for anyone that chooses to tackle that particular home improvement project (the right way -- which involves lots and lots of sanding). Continue Reading
My dingy, cream colored kitchen cabinets are begging for a change... so I've been searching far and wide on the internet for two-tone cabinet inspiration. I love that it gives the bottom cabinets a grounded feeling, while the lighter upper cabinets have a weightlessness that is so appealing. Click through for ten beautiful examples of this now-popular trend.
This kitchen was scary, and not in a good way. The matching floor and cabinets for that 'coffin' feeling. The fake brick backsplash reminiscent of a medieval dungeon. The enormous, dark range hood protruding from the ceiling readyContinue Reading
I love a good IKEA hack. What's better than turning an affordable piece of furniture into something customized especially for you? Here are ten of my recent favorites, along with links to the tutorials so you can recreate them yourself.