Sarah Everett's Recent Articles
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B&A: A Beautiful Black and White Galley Kitchen for $7,000 — Appliances Included
"You can do big things with a small budget!" this homeowner says of her 100% DIYed new kitchen.
Mar 17, 2022
B&A: A $300 Renter-Friendly Kitchen Redo Has a "Jaw-Dropping" DIY Floor
"I knew I wanted to give it a comfortable and practical look: modern-meets-retro," this renter says of her fun revamped kitchen.
Mar 16, 2022
B&A: A $130 DIY Turns an IKEA HEMNES Shoe Cabinet into a Sophisticated Console
"People can’t believe it’s IKEA," this DIYer says of her expensive-looking "after."
Mar 16, 2022
B&A: A Basic Bar Cart Makes Way for a Luxe Feature Wall for About $500
The new bar setup is made from IKEA IVARs.
Mar 15, 2022
B&A: A Small, Windowless Bathroom Feels Much Brighter After Simple Changes
This redo's full of room-brightening tips worth stealing.
Mar 14, 2022
B&A: A $25 DIY Gives a Beat-Up Dresser a Fresh Modern-Meets-Vintage Look
See how this woodworking DIYer created a totally new silhouette by bending wood around an existing set of drawers.
Mar 12, 2022
B&A: A Neutral Nursery Gets a Bold, Colorful Big Kid Look with a $600 Refresh
The project includes an easy IKEA desk hack and a great artwork-displaying idea.
Mar 11, 2022
B&A: A $350 Dining Room Redo Features a Smart IKEA Hack and Other Custom DIYs
This DIYer's advice for renovating on a budget? "Get thrifty." She used secondhand finds and DIYs to get an expensive-looking dining room for less.
Mar 10, 2022
B&A: IKEA Hack Built-Ins Bring New Life to a Family Room for Just $800
IKEA GERSBY bookshelves become custom-looking shelving in this room-transforming, one-wall redo.
Mar 9, 2022
Before and After: A Boho Blue Entryway Gets an Easy Style Switch-Up
Blue walls become vintage green in this entryway redo.
Mar 8, 2022
Before and After: An Old Yellowed Bathroom Gets a $900, DIY-Packed Makeover
This bathroom has the ultimate DIY solutions for concealing ugly tile.
Mar 7, 2022
Everything You Need to Know About Thrifting in 2022
Secondhand sales have been going on for centuries — so why have they gotten so popular this year?
Mar 7, 2022
B&A: A “Dark, Muddy, & Uninspiring” Living Room Is Now Filled with Vibrant Color
The new color combos in the "after" are bold and unexpected but well-reasoned and well-executed.
Mar 5, 2022
Before and After: A $1,470 Bathroom Redo Cleverly Adds Space for Laundry
It's a two-in-one space!
Mar 4, 2022
Before and After: A Family Heirloom Lamp Is Renewed and Re-Loved with an $87 DIY
“I hated having this family piece just sitting in storage," this DIYer says. "Giving it new life feels like I’m bringing my Nana back into my home.”
Mar 4, 2022
B&A: This Chic Kitchen Redo Was Done in Under a Week Using Mostly Leftovers
"With a bit of creativity and some resourcefulness, you can revamp a space in a few days with DIY," the owner of this apartment says.
Mar 3, 2022
10 Apartment Therapy Staffers Share the Piece They Bought for Their First Place — and Still Own
Starter Packs
Plus, the practical and stylish ways they use those pieces now!
Mar 3, 2022
B&A: A $3,000 Tiny Bathroom Redo Squeezes in a New Shower, Toilet, and a Vanity
The "before" bathroom was formerly used as a dormitory bathroom, if you can believe it. (And based on the pictures, you probably can.)
Mar 2, 2022
B&A: A Tiny, Dated Kitchen Gets a Layout Overhaul in Fresh Black-and-White
Despite knocking down a wall that changes everything about the space, this kitchen reno preserves its existing paneling and windows.
Mar 1, 2022
Before and After: A $40 Redo Turns a Scuffed-Up Dresser into a Statement Piece
This DIYer put in lots of sweat equity to create her modern-meets-vintage custom dresser.
Mar 1, 2022
B&A: A $1,365 Totally Custom Bedroom Redo Has the Coolest Floating Nightstands
There's a dreamy DIY accent wall, too.
Feb 28, 2022
11 Stylish DIYs to Steal from Readers' Own Bedroom Redos, Starting at Just $10
These DIYs and hacks are totally copyable.
Feb 28, 2022
B&A: A Dated Kitchen Majorly Ups Its Storage with IKEA Cabinets That Look Custom
Goodbye, soffits. Hello, custom-looking kitchen for less.
Feb 27, 2022
B&A: A 100-Year-Old Bedroom Gets a Moody Farmhouse Redo Full of Vintage Finds
This bedroom got an update befitting its history.
Feb 26, 2022
B&A: A Creative Mix of IKEA Shelves Ups the Functionality of a Cozy Reading Nook
"I love that all our books found their place," this renter says of the "After."
Feb 26, 2022
B&A: A "Jungle of Weeds & Webs" Becomes a Beautiful Backyard in Time for Spring
"It had never been landscaped previously," this homeowner says of her overgrown backyard. Now, it's well-manicured with great spots for entertaining.
Feb 25, 2022
The 10 Best Under-$30 Macramé Finds from Etsy for Your Living Room and Beyond
Step aside, cane, wicker, and rattan. There's a new woven material trending (again.)
Feb 23, 2022
B&A: An $8 Facebook Marketplace Chair Gets an Unexpectedly Glam Glow-Up
Sheepskin chairs are on-trend this year, and this one is extra glam.
Feb 22, 2022
B&A: A $1,000 Powder Room Redo with a Copyable Conversation Piece Accent Wall
You could get the look in your own home for under $5.
Feb 21, 2022
B&A: A Dark Kitchen Gets a Breath of Fresh Air with Projects Starting Around $50
The bones of this kitchen were in great shape, but the color scheme needed a lift.
Feb 17, 2022
B&A: A Boring Basement Bedroom Gets a $2,000 Old-World-Inspired Redo
Smart DIY projects starting at just $20 made a big difference in this bedroom makeover.
Feb 16, 2022
B&A: A New Color Scheme Brings Out the Best in This Modern Farmhouse Bathroom
The existing beadboard feels totally new in the "after" — and so do those one dingy-looking floors.
Feb 15, 2022
B&A: A Musky, "Extremely Dated" Blue Bedroom Becomes a Cozy Yet Minimalist Haven
In this bedroom redo, less is more.
Feb 13, 2022
B&A: A Moldy, Carpeted 1996 Bathroom Gets a Fresh Redo with Classic Style
"We made the dream of a bright, light bathroom come true," the homeowner says.
Feb 12, 2022
B&A: DIY Wood Projects Give a Small Kitchen a Custom, Modern Look
The entire redo cost $1,000 and took nine weeks to complete.
Feb 11, 2022
A Magazine Editor's Maximalist Rental Is Exploding With Colorful DIYs
Sensi editor-in-chief Stephanie Wilson's apartment is "maximalism to the max" and FULL of wild decor ideas — like contact-paper-covered doors, neon-painted door jambs, and a carefully curated bar-cart-turned-bong-cart.
Feb 11, 2022
B&A: An Untouched 1980s Laundry Room Gets a Lively 2-Day, $100 Refresh
It's a totally impressive transformation for just two days of work.
Feb 9, 2022
B&A: $1,500 Takes an "Empty and Cold" Dining Room to Warm and Layered Perfection
This homeowner's DIY skills take her dining area from builder-grade to breathtaking.
Feb 8, 2022
B&A: A Historic Bedroom Gets a Chic Redo That Preserves Its Original Features
Classic meets contemporary in this stylish bedroom makeover.
Feb 7, 2022
B&A: A Small Bathroom Gets a Lively $350 Redo with a Cool, Copy-able Mural Idea
Fresh paint, new brass hardware, and a geometric wall mural give this main-level bathroom a new lease on life — and all at an affordable price.
Feb 6, 2022
B&A: A Dark Living Room's Bright Refresh Has a Sleek New Entertainment Setup
A cool new media console + room-brightening details = one gorgeous living room.
Feb 5, 2022
B&A: A '90s Kitchen Gets a Playful $5,000 Update Bursting with Pattern and Color
These homeowners found a way to make dated elements of their kitchen look new again — no demo necessary.
Feb 4, 2022
7 Things I Wish I Hadn’t Forgotten About Before Moving to a Big City
It turns out paring down your things *before* packing is ideal.
Feb 4, 2022
B&A: A 1940s Home's Intensely Blue Bedroom Gets a Soothing $600 Refresh
Restored floors and fresh white paint make the "after" unrecognizably airy and bright.
Feb 2, 2022
Before and After: A Glam Vintage Bathroom Redo Honors Its Home's 1910 Roots
The new tile in the bathroom looks like it's always been there.
Feb 1, 2022
B&A: A One-Weekend, $300 Project Immediately Modernizes a Dated Staircase
There was no paint required for this simple update.
Jan 31, 2022
Before and After: A Kitchen Utensil Drawer Gets a Stylish, Streamlined New Look
For under $25!
Jan 30, 2022
B&A: New Counters and Thrifted Finds (from $1) Make an Eclectic Kitchen Sing
Goodbye, blue laminate countertops from the '80s.
Jan 29, 2022