With a lot of love and a little elbow grease, this outdated kitchen gets a well-deserved facelift!
This alley kitchen was and still is all of 75 square feet. When it was time for remodeling, the homeowners decided to expand up not out. They raised the ceiling and built cabinets 'sky high for extra storage'. The expansive feel was obtained by painting the simple Shaker cabinets white, opting for a
Marla and Colin's small full bathroom had issues. Besides only having one sink, the floor slanted which resulted in tub water not draining, the lighting was bad and the drop down ceiling made things a little "close". They (wisely) took a year to save and plan. Here's how the project played out.
Ryan was not pleased with his Pepto pink, 35 square foot bathroom. Undaunted, the contributing editor of Country Living went to work and DIYed the little loo into a shadow of its former self, spending only 1,000 bucks from start to finish.
(Image credit: Matt Grocoff)
Matt and Kelly accomplished their mission: To make their historic Ann Arbor home net zero. What does that mean? Well, besides it meaning they own the oldest net zero residence in the U.S., it ALSO means they'll never have another utility bill ever again.
(The Gauss House circa 1913. Image credit: Matt Grocoff.)
Located in the Ann Arbor Historic District, the 110 year old 'All-American folk-Victorian' has been...
This before and after could give This Old House a run for its money. Amanda and Ben are the owners and DIY team behind the 1960's rambler redo. They tackled their project "one ugly room at a time". Take a peak inside and TRY not to be impressed. I dare you.
First things first: I love, LOOOVE a good before and after! It's the dangling carrot that keeps me going and feeling inspired. If someone can turn that into that, then my projects don't seem so intimidating and I get a tingling "I can do anything" sensation. And you know what? It feels good... So good, I want to spread the joy to everyone. If you'd like that same tingly feel-goodery, then follow the carrot to this awesome Scandinavian Modern kitchen renovation!
Although this kitchen looks like it went through a major renovation, it didn't. With a little layout re-vamp, new lighting, eco-friendly materials (including a cork floor) and paint, the
Have an unfinished attic? Want to finish it? Check out these gorgeous spaces for some inspiration!
Millie and Justin needed to renovate their attic space. Along the way, the attic stairway got a complete overhaul too.
How can a kitchen full of white cabinets be so dark and depressing? That's what the owners of this Lake Michigan cottage were probably asking themselves too before they gave it an overhaul. Here's what it looks like now:
As for that eating area, here's what it looked like before:
To read more about the projects and to see some images of the exterior transformation, follow this link to Coastal Living.
Boots and Totty's baby, Van, was on his way. The only thing separating their bedroom from the nursery was a six-foot opening - no door. Any new parent knows that will NEVER do.
TOH recently asked their readers to submit their remodeling projects for their 3rd annual Readers Remodel Contest. Out of the 1,300 responses, the TOH editors and their readers culled the wheat from the chaff and presented the top 16 remodels. As you can imagine, some aren't even
You're down to the last dollar in your guest bathroom remodel and you don't have any towel bars, what do you do? Run into the woods, collect a couple of good, straight sticks and give them a good cleaning. Now find some twine and hooks and you're set. Thrifty, chic, minimal, and......did I say, THRIFTY?
You may remember a post I did here on Curbly about painting the mauve ceramic tiles in our front hall. I stand by that project. However, painting the ceramic tiles in our master bathroom doesn't strike me as wise way to do away with that look.
Bathroom needs a makeover but the budget is tight? The gentlefolk at Bath Fitter sent along these eight tips to give your bathroom a facelift in a tough economy.
Fellow Curblier Ben gave me a heads up of his 'little' makeover project: a once uninhabitable property in St. Louis. Thanks to Ben and Heidi's incredible vision and hard work, the old brick girl has been reborn into a majestic stunner. Here's just a few before and after pics, but I'd encourage a visit to the couple's website that documents the remarkable transformation. The website, btw, is entitled 3 Walls. Can you guess why?
You know those real estate ads that says 'Needs a lot of work'? This ramshackle cabin in Tee Harbor, Alaska included such a description in its ad--although it was probably an understatement. Unoccupied for six years, the home was abandoned by its previous owners who left behind bags of moldy clothes and furniture scattered in the yard. The home's basement walls were rotted and its porch had collapsed. But none of that
Your house should put forth a tasteful first impression, both for your enjoyment, as well as what a prospective buyer sees. Whether it's the front door, the front step, the front yard or the overall front of the house, we can become blind to its' faults, and that may necessitate an objective opinion. As much as it may hurt, a little curb appeal consultation may be worth more than making a good first impression, it may make the difference between a drive-by, or a look-see. If you don't believe me, take a look at the difference in these five first impression makeovers.
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Front Door BEFORE
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Dessert house BEFORE:
Dessert house AFTER things turned from black and white to color, very Munchkin Land-esque
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Photo Images: Greayer.com (it's worth it to look at more of these photos)
AFTER: Easy painting and light replacement
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Kitchen and bathroom makeovers sort of grab my attention, but garage, basement and shed makeovers stop me dead in my surfing tracks. In fact, this detached two car garage turned studio/office has me looking at my "dumpy" garage with new hope. After the conversion, the remodel increased the garage to include a bathroom, a loft and a roof deck. See the slick and modern results.