With the laundry room in her new home visible from the front door, Tania made fixing it up her first priority. Adding functionality and style, plus a way to close off the space when it was less than company ready, were top of the list:
Our third bedroom is used as a home office/guest room and was in desperate need of a face-lift. It had beige walls, an IKEA desk, a leftover kitchen chair and a butchers rack—a seriously uninspiring space for a home-based creative professional.
If you're in a rental apartment, the last thing you want to do is pay a lot of money to make it livable. Perhaps the only thing worse is pissing off your roommate(s) while you're having loud — ahem — relations, or blasting Gregorian chants from your bedroom on Sunday mornings. Which means you need to find an easy, reversible and affordable solution for privacy, while respecting thy neighbors.
This spring I won all new Moen fixtures for our bathroom. When it came time to install them, I realized they were too nice for our outdated bathroom, so the makeover began. We didn't have the budget for a remodel, so all the major parts of the bathroom stayed intact. Sometimes a makeover has just as big of an impact as a remodel — for much less money!
My husband and I bought our 1920's condo in Chicago because it had a ton of space, and it was essentially a blank canvas. On the one hand, we were excited that it was not super upgraded with a bunch of trendy finishes that were not our style, but on the other, it meant that the place had literally zero historic character because it had been gutted in 2000.
The bedroom should be a haven, a place that makes you feel peaceful and happy when you land there at the end of your day. If that's not the case for you right now, check out these bedroom makeovers and let them inspire you to make your own changes!
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