From Ouch to Awe, an Eye-Opening Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 13, 2013

Matt and Meredith's kitchen didn't lack for color, that's for sure. That wallpaper alone . . . , well, that had to go. And it did. (Sort of. They painted of it.) They also painted the cabinets, trim and bead board. The flooring and countertop was replaced too. All in all, this makeover was huge without too much demolition. But enough about the road to the promised land; this is where their kitchen makeover adventure ended:

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Before and After: A $1,200 Kitchen Overhaul

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 12, 2013

I almost feel like a broken record when I say this, but I truly cannot get enough of budget-friendly makeover projects these days. It's one thing to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a fancy remodel, but it is quite another to create a beautiful space with very little cash.   Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 7 Beautiful and Functional Small Kitchens

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 05, 2013

In general, kitchens tend to be the 'make it or break it' room of the house, even amongst homeowners like myself, that are terrible at cooking. So what does a kitchen really need in order to squeeze into the 'make it' column? Nine times out of ten, I'd say the two must-haves are function and style. I don't know about you, but I can overlook size in an instant if the space has those two things. So today I'm sharing seven beautiful and functional kitchens that are small in size but mighty in style.  Continue Reading

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Fresh Dining Table Set Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 02, 2013

This dining table was well-made, but the finish had worn out its welcome. Its makeover included a refinish in a darker stain. The slipcovered pair are new IKEA Henriksdal chairs while the other two were rescued from a neighbor's trash. A coatContinue Reading

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A Bright and Bold Cabin Kitchen Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 27, 2013

This retro, red kitchen gets a top to bottom rehab in today's before and after makeover transformation. I'm pretty sure you're going to want to see this.   Continue Reading

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Sweet and Functional Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 23, 2013

Oftentimes a great kitchen makeover doesn't take major reconstruction. The perfect paint color, shelving, a few new light fixtures—that's what Jesyka did. The outcome is a breath of fresh air with a whole lot of functionality. And, at the time of this reveal, she's wasn'tContinue Reading

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Before and After: An Outdated Kitchen Gets A Complete Makeover For $10K

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 16, 2013

Not everyone can afford to move into their dream home right off the bat. To get things just right, it takes time, money, and a lot of effort (if you plan to DIY!). This kitchen and its pink countertops had to go. Along with those, the cabinets, appliances, shelving, pantry door, and other features got a major facelift. Check out what this kitchen looks like today. You will NOT believe your eyes. Trust me.      

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Before and After: A Tiny Kitchen Gets a Drastic Makeover

By: Faith-towers Aug 12, 2013

This 76 square foot kitchen in Boston's Back Bay was drab, cluttered and lacked any sort of color or style. But with some carefully chosen materials and appliances, the small space was transformed into a refined, functional haven that now suits its owner perfectly.   

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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 cooler.   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 wonder ifContinue 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 below!     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 thing. NextContinue 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 before you start!        Continue Reading

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