Before and After: A Budget-Friendly Kitchen Makeover

By: Faith-towers Mar 11, 2013

created at: 03/11/2013

I'm no stranger to ugly kitchens. When I moved into my place, it looked like it was designed in the '70s. So I know first-hand that kitchen remodels can be expensive and time consuming. But surprisingly, this stunning transformation didn't break the bank.… Continue Reading

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Perky $30 Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Feb 22, 2013

created at: 02/19/2013

When Susan moved into her 1950's home, she wanted to remodel her kitchen, but that was a long term goal. She needed a temporary and inexpensive fix to tide her over. Her solution… Continue Reading

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10 Inspiring Bar Cart Makeover Projects

By: Faith-towers Feb 21, 2013

created at: 02/20/2013

Not everybody can have a full bar and wine cellar in their home. But that doesn't mean that you have to hide your booze in the back of a kitchen cabinet. Why not repurpose that recent thrift store find into a stylish little bar cart? Check out these ten amazing DIY cart makeovers to get your creative juices… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Minimal Farmhouse Breakfast Nook Redo

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 19, 2013

created at: 02/18/2013

A fresh coat of paint isn't always the best solution for a home makeover. Sometimes the answer is a less likely material, like using horizontal wood planks in this modern farmhouse… Continue Reading

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24 Decor Ideas to Make Your Apartment Fabulous

By: Diy maven Feb 18, 2013

created at: 02/18/2013Although these interior design ideas are geared toward apartment dwellers who decorate at the mercy of rental agreements, they are also perfect for anyone who wants a 'wow' makeover without major DIY fuss. Some at the top of… Continue Reading

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Not So Blue Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 18, 2013

The only things worth salvaging in this kitchen might have been the big box of Cheez-Its and the stove. Strike that...only the stove was worth saving. See a… Continue Reading

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IKEA Kitchen Makeover with a Modern Vibe

By: Diy maven Nov 16, 2012

created at: 11/16/2012

Although this kitchen had bright white cabinets, they couldn't make up for the bank of overhead cabinets that closed off the space and made it rather dark. Out went the over head cabinets and in… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Good to Great Kitchen Makeover

By: Brittnimehlhoff Nov 08, 2012

created at: 11/08/2012

I don't know about you, but if I walked into this kitchen, I would assume I was looking at the after. Everything looks good already. There is lots of light, nice cabinets and appliances; but this was only the… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Budget Friendly Kitchen Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 01, 2012

created at: 10/30/2012

There are a lot of great interior makeovers out there, and we've shown quite a few of them here on Curbly too. The thing is, though, you may not always have the budget to give your average-looking kitchen a complete overhaul. Am I speaking your language? If you're nodding in agreement, check out this budget-friendly kitchen… Continue Reading

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Warm and Light-Filled Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 26, 2012

created at: 10/26/2012

This kitchen was dark and dated until Knight Remodeling took it under its wing. Even though it had natural wood cabinets before, they added no warmth. Although I know people who yearn for a window above their sink, it too seems lacking--especially… Continue Reading

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IKEA Kitchen Makeover with a Country Vibe

By: Diy maven Oct 05, 2012

created at: 10/05/2012


Pam and Bill MacGillivray entered Canadian House & Home's 2012 IKEA kitchen makeover contest and won! Designer Cameron MacNeil was in charge of the transformation, which turned their dated 30-year-old-kitchen into a bright, modern space… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Cozy Kitchen Turns Light-Filled Modern

By: Brittnimehlhoff Sep 27, 2012

created at: 09/24/2012

I actually like this kitchen makeover before the remodel even started, but once I took a look at the new cooking/entertaining space, I was hooked on the 'after'. You'll have to take a look at the new space to understand what I mean; but wow,  a new layout and a full wall of windows does an awful lot for a small… Continue Reading

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Week 12 Journal: Let There Be Light

By: Bruno Sep 07, 2012

The Curbly House Week 12 Journal: Turning on the lightsAhhh ... It seems like just yesterday we walked through the Curbly House and decided to take a chance on it. But, in reality, it was waaaay back in January!
And this week, we put the finishing touches on the inside: light fixtures and switches. Read on to watch our weekly video update and find out how we chose lighting fixtures for each room.

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How To: 5 Fast and Inexpensive Ways to Refresh Your Kitchen Cabinets

By: Diy maven Aug 22, 2012

created at: 08/21/2012

Painting kitchen cabinets is great for a budget update, but not everyone relishes doing it, and for good reason. When you have 30+ door and drawer fronts laying all over your garage floor, you'll understand why. It's a lot of work, if you're going to do it right. To make life easier, here are five easy, fast and inexpensive ways to refreshen your kitchen cabinets without all the bother and commitment to the painting process.

A few… Continue Reading

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How To: Install a Penny Bartop

By: Diy maven Aug 15, 2012
created at: 08/15/2012

Remember Michael's copper penny kitchen countertop? Ashley loved the idea, so she decided to cover the bar in her kitchen using the same technique. It took $50 or so in coin to cover the bar, a lot of Gorilla Glue and some trial and error, but in the end, it all worked out perfectly. This is what the bar looks like… Continue Reading

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