What REALLY Happens on a Home Makeover T.V. Show

By: Diy maven Aug 09, 2013

Once upon a time, Allison and her husband made a video on an iPhone about how much they hated their kitchen; then they submitted the confession to DIY Network's I Hate My Kitchen. And that, my friends, was the beginning of their reality TV adventure. Allison reveals all the behind-the-camera action in an revealing (and entertaining) article

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Before and After: A Dated Kitchen gets an almost Unrecognizable Update

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 08, 2013

I love kitchen makeovers because even though I'm not much of a cook myself, I feel like the kitchen is the heart of the home. And the heart of this 90 year old Canadian bungalow just got a whole lot… Continue Reading

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A Quick Curbly House Update: How We Spent Our Summer Vacation

By: Alicia Aug 02, 2013

Things have been cah-ray-zhee at the Curbly House these past several weeks. Sheetrock rocked us, taking a lot longer than expected due to a delivery truck that arrived to our house and then broke, twice ... delaying the start to this step by 5 days. After all was said and hung, our master mudder Marco had to spend additional time working with all the seams, delaying the process by another 5 days. But the results were stunning:

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Shocking 80's Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 02, 2013

Sue and her husband saved for 9 years before they had enough money to drag their painfully 80's kitchen into the 21st century. They blew it out and turned it into cook's dream. I think it's a wowzer, and totally classic. But it does make me… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Small Kitchen Gets a Storage-tastic Makeover

By: Capreek Jul 29, 2013

Four upper cabinets: that's all* the storage this small kitchen had when Molly from Almost Makes Perfect moved in. As she puts it, "I don't know who these people are that only need four cabinets, but I am not them people". See her DIY storage solution… Continue Reading

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Oh-So Ombre Chair Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 29, 2013

I swear I see a chair not unlike the one pictured above every other week sitting dejectedly at someone's curbside. Usually, there's a 'free' sign attached to the… Continue Reading

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5 Ways to Save Money on a Kitchen Makeover

By: Capreek Jul 23, 2013

If you could only makeover one room in your home, which room would you choose?

A few months back, we took a poll over on our Facebook page asking this question and the kitchen was the most common answer -- by a landslide. While kitchen makeovers can be one of the most expensive home improvement projects you're likely to tackle, it is possible to breathe new life into your space without breaking the bank.

So, if a kitchen makeover is next up on your to-do list, check out these five money-saving tips… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Lackluster Kitchen gets a Massive Overhaul on a Budget

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 16, 2013

Before, this kitchen looked more like a giant storage unit with cabinets and a stove than a place that anyone would live in. Rest assured, however, this is actually someone's home and the transformation this kitchen has undergone is pretty impressive. And even more so, when you consider the fact that this massive overhaul came in at less than $4,500 in total. Check it… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Affordable Galley Kitchen Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jul 02, 2013

Pink tiles, yellowing cabinets and an old laminate countertop made for a pretty dated kitchen... but with some creative thinking the owner was able to transform the space into an open, inviting place to cook.… Continue Reading

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Rustic Bench Gets Modern Moroccan-Inspired Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 21, 2013



(HEY! We're giving away a $200 Home Depot gift card at the bottom of this post! Read on to find out how to win!)

My dad was a jack of all trades as far as DIY was concerned. Plumbing, heating, engine repair. He did just about everything. The one thing he rarely did was make furniture. Only two such projects come to mind: a coffee table that was long gone by the time I came around, and there is the bench you see above. Dad's bench, as we refer to it, was never meant to be a 'beauty' piece, but rather a workbench of sorts for my mother. 

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It went on the auction block when they downsized about 6 years ago. As I stood watching the auctioneer offer up the bench, I decided I couldn't part with it and entered into a heated bidding war with a total stranger. I paid five bucks for it.

For being 60+ years old, it's in pretty good shape, and, thanks to box nails, it's still super sturdy. All it needed was some… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Moroccan Inspired Kitchen Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jun 10, 2013

I know, I know... this kitchen isn't so bad. It is certainly livable, and the appliances are beautiful. But it doesn't have a lot of personality, and lacks cohesion. You'll just have to trust me that the "after" image is worth… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Kitchen Floor Gets A Rubber Makeover

By: Lexy.b.ward May 29, 2013

Tile can be the right choice for a kitchen. It can be easily updated, but hard to keep clean depending on the material it's made from. This kitchen was out-dated with its ceramic tile with a black edge design. Luckily, it got a quick makeover that cost very little money, and saved the owner much heartbreak over broken and cracked tiles. Check out the finished product after the jump!  … Continue Reading

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Our Affordable Kitchen Makeover in Action

By: Alicia May 20, 2013
Our affordable kitchen makeover with Wilsonart

Last week, we told you about a kitchen makeover that we were planning for Bruno's dad's fixer-upper down the street. As I write this post, the magic is happening and we'll be back next week with the pictures of the demolition and makeover process. In the meantime, we wanted to share some of the thought and planning we put into this space.

But first, here's a little refresher to remind you what we're… Continue Reading

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From Avocado to Jade: A Green Kitchen Done Right

By: Diy maven May 20, 2013

Designer Constance Ramos helps us see how to do green the right way in this  1970's kitchen makeover. The old avocado countertops looked a bit sickly, so Constance had them replaced withContinue Reading

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10 Easy and Inexpensive DIY Floor Finishes

By: Faith-towers May 14, 2013

Flooring can be expensive. And hiring someone to install flooring can be even pricier. So why not get creative and try doing it yourself? There are plenty of DIY-able floor treatments out there that can really add some pizzazz to your space. Check 'em… Continue Reading

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