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.
There weren't very many redeeming qualities about this bathroom, which is why the owners decided to gut it and start fresh. And they did the massive renovation all on their own. Read on to see the stunning final space.
This grungy, retro trailer needed more than just a little TLC. But the right people got their hands on it, and transformed it into a bright, colorful little living space with the perfect amount of vintage charm.
This living room had very little going for it. The furniture was dated, the colors were drab and the light fixtures didn't fit well in the space. But with the addition of textiles, some lighter colors and new furniture, this space was transformed into an inviting contemporary retreat.
The Lexan family wanted to upgrade the furnishings in their family room, but they are also looking for a new house. This made the makeover a bit trickier as they needed versatile and neutral pieces that would work in their future home. Take
I know it's only January and not really "lawn chair season", but hey, a girl can dream. Plus, this project would be a great way to pass some time in these cold, dark months!
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 love the idea of making a bathroom look and feel more expensive without a wallet-busting makeover. Now, granted, the bathrooms pictured in the accompanying roundup aren't your run-of-the-mill bathrooms, but Julia's advice could make a luxurious difference even to the most mundane WC. Below is the CliffsNotes version of Julia's suggestions. Which ones would you consider doing? Which have you already done? Any of her tips
When it comes to decorating a guest bedroom, my feeling is to have fun with it and maybe go a bit bolder than you might otherwise. It's an opportunity to get creative with a space that no one person is going to be spending a ton of time in, so you may as well go big (or go home... wait... you are home).
This bedroom began as a plain, beige box of a space. No personality. But with the addition of a number of beautiful new wall treatments and lots of layered textiles, it was transformed into a gorgeous, welcoming master bedroom.
When we first moved into our house, we found that the previous owners left behind a gift: an old tire in the attic space of the garage. We were so touched, not. Hauling it to the recycling center was just another thing to add to the money pit's to-do list. Now I wish we would have kept it as old, dejected
Generally, grandfather clocks are not topics of conversation in the Curbly neighborhood. However, because we all enjoy a makeover, here are two that might make you consider how a staple in the traditional 1970's home
Mandi's 16-year-old sister-in-law had an enviable bedroom before its recent makeover because of its size. (There's space enough for a sitting/dressing area and a sleeping area.) After its makeover, that envy just might have turned to covet. In addition to fresh paint and thrifted items, Mandi went all DIY over it. There are a lot of highlights here, including a vintage
Globes make great decor pieces, but they can be a bit pricey. Instead, get your hands on a cheap version and give it a modern makeover!
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best, like in the case of this too-clever-for-words storage project from French decor blog Heju!
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.
This bland bedroom had tons of unrealized potential - moody dark walls, lots of light and beautiful wood flooring. But it just wasn't there yet. But with a number of small, do-able changes, the space was transformed into an inspired urban retreat.
Based upon her dream bedroom wishes, I'm guessing Maddy isn't your typical teenage girl. You can tell from what her bedroom looked like before that she certainly has an eye for design. A lot of people--teenage or otherwise--would LOVE a bedroom that looked like that. But, as I said, Maddy isn't your typical teenage girl. Plus, she was getting older and her tastes were getting even more refined. Step in her very talented