Sarah Everett's Recent Articles
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B&A: A Non-Functional Bathroom Gets a Practical Modern-Meets-Vintage Redo
The "After" puts a modern twist on pastel-tiled bathrooms of decades past.
Oct 2, 2021
B&A: A 2-Color, $200 Paint Job Brings This Old Living Room to Life
The unexpected paint job gives the vintage living room a completely new look.
Oct 1, 2021
7 Pet Peeves Professional Movers Have About Your Moving Day
There’s etiquette when it comes to hiring the pros.
Sep 28, 2021
Before & After: A Small, Boring Balcony Becomes a Charming Oasis for $600
Budget-friendly items and clever touches deck out this small outdoor space and create two distinct zones.
Sep 25, 2021
Before & After: A Decaying Duplex Becomes a Glam Blend of Old-Meets-New
The space features glimpses of the original brick, which runs three layers deep.
Sep 23, 2021
Before & After: Smart, Small Fixes Transform a Barely-Functional Kitchen
A stick-on backsplash, contact paper countertops, and a portable dishwasher make the space way more functional before a major renovation.
Sep 22, 2021
Before & After: An Antique Hutch Becomes Two Brand-New Pieces for $100
These DIYers started with found furniture and ended up with a beautiful new console and a faux fireplace.
Sep 21, 2021
See How Two Renters in the Same Building Made Near-Identical Spaces Their Own
Ever wonder what your neighbor's apartment looks like? This might scratch that itch.
Sep 21, 2021
Before and After: Boring Closet Doors Get a Glam, Geometric Glow-Up for Just $10
As expected with such a precise pattern, the hardest part of the project was taping and measuring.
Sep 11, 2021
No Room (or Budget) for a Vintage Rug? Try This Under-$50 Solution
How to get the heirloom rug look for less.
Sep 8, 2021
Before & After: A Dated Kitchen Becomes Unrecognizable After a Glam $19,000 Redo
Sixteen weeks of hard work turn a cramped kitchen with a strange layout into a sleek cooking and dining area full of modern touches.
Sep 7, 2021
The Lamp Trend We're Seeing Everywhere in House Tours
It's brilliant!
Sep 6, 2021
Before & After: A $350 Bedroom Revamp So Groovy You Won't Believe It's in an RV
Woodstock-era inspiration and beautiful boho touches take this mobile bedroom from brown and drab to bright and modern.
Sep 3, 2021
Before & After: An Old Freebie Cabinet Becomes a Modern Statement Piece for $200
You know the saying: One person's trash is another one's DIY project in the making.
Sep 2, 2021
B&A: A 100-Year-Old Home's Entryway Gets a Modern-Meets-Vintage Redo for $550
Now, the home's original features truly sing.
Aug 25, 2021
3 Curtain Trends on the Way Out, According to Home Stagers
While any of these three styles could be the perfect fit for your specific home or style while you’re living there, stagers say they likely won’t help you if your place is on the market.
Aug 25, 2021
4 Ways a Smart Watch Can Help You in the Kitchen, According to a Dietitian
It's the kitchen tool you didn't know you needed.
Aug 24, 2021
17 Clever Ways Your Smart Watch Can Make Your Life Easier
Get the most out of your watch, based on your daily routine.
Aug 20, 2021
B&A: A 1920s Living Room Is Restored to Its Former Glory for Under $1000
The original Craftsman details sold this DIYer on her home, but they needed some major restoration work.
Aug 17, 2021
11 of the Best Historic Home Before and After Transformations We've Ever Seen
AT has rounded up some of our favorite historic home transformations with painstakingly restored details, from massive fireplaces to pocket doors to grand entryways to of-the-era vintage light fixtures — plus some ghost stories to boot. From the 1870s to the 1950s, these homes bring history to life.
Aug 17, 2021
B&A: A "Mildewy, Bland, Depressing" Patio Becomes a Backyard Oasis for $240
This DIY-filled weekend project puts the "power" in "power washing."
Aug 16, 2021
4 Smart Tips for Making a Sofa Work in Your Studio Apartment
A 350-square-foot studio renter learned a lot when planning her space.
Aug 15, 2021
Before and After: An IKEA HEMNES Gets a Colorful, Botanical Upgrade for $40
A summery, stylish IKEA hack done in a day? Yes please.
Aug 12, 2021
B&A: A Water-Rotted Bathroom Gets a Gut Reno — and Some Surprising Ceiling Decor
"Oh it was BAD bad," the homeowner says of the electric-orange before.
Aug 11, 2021
The One Place You Haven’t Thought to Use Those Super-Useful, Viral Crates
They even function with a secret feature!
Aug 10, 2021
9 Pet Peeves Home Stagers Have About the Way You Make Your Bed
Follow their tips for crisp, cozy-looking bedding.
Aug 3, 2021
A 1909 House With Victorian Details Has 'Creepy, Sexy, Vintage Vibes' Restored
The Historic Wallsworth House is DRIPPING with original details, like untouched hardwood floors, windows with diamond-shaped panes, an original fireplace, stained glass built-ins, majestic woodwork, cabinetry, tile, hardware, and an astounding collection of vintage light fixtures.
Aug 3, 2021
Holding a Grudge? Spite Houses Might Be for You
For history buffs and fans of drama alike, these spaces will make any grudge you're still holding seem small — or they might inspire your next move.
Aug 2, 2021
The Under-$20 Way to Make a Room Look Brighter (and Bigger)
According to very specific tip from a home stager.
Aug 1, 2021
Before & After: An Attic Turned Cozy Bedroom Has a Stunning $200 Feature Window
"Waking up in the space and watching the light filter in through the large windows has become a simple pleasure that I always relish," the homeowner says.
Jul 28, 2021
Before and After: A Bland Brown Kitchen Gets a Bright White Redo — With a Twist
This kitchen may be mostly white, but it's still packed with personality.
Jul 27, 2021
B&A: 2 Rainbow Paint Projects Totaling $170 Brighten This Once-Boring Nursery
"Go for it! Have fun! It’s just paint" is officially a color month motto.
Jul 26, 2021
Before and After: A Kitchen Junk Drawer Gets A Sleek New Look in an Hour
After this quick project, Michelle's former junk drawer is now more aptly named a "utility drawer."
Jul 26, 2021
This Bathroom Is Covered in Michael Cera -Themed Art
TikTok user @laurensulli is on a journey to cover her bathroom walls with hand-drawn Michael Ceras.
Jul 23, 2021
See the Latest in Sustainable Home Design from the No Waste Challenge Winners
For the third year in a row, IKEA and What Design Can Do have partnered to find the latest in sustainable design through their "No Waste Challenge" contest.
Jul 22, 2021
B&A: A Dining Room Goes from Beige to Breathtaking in 5 Days (for $370!)
You can see this dining room from almost every point on the first floor, so it was important for the design to pack a punch.
Jul 21, 2021
B&A: A Red-and-Yellow Hodgepodge Kitchen Gets a Cozy, Sophisticated Redo
Now, it looks much brighter and bigger — not to mention cleaner.
Jul 20, 2021
Tide and NASA Are Making a Laundry Detergent Suitable for Space Travel
How on earth (or rather, off Earth) do astronauts do laundry?
Jul 20, 2021
TikTok's Most-Viewed Plants Might Surprise You
See the top three (according to one company's hashtag search) here.
Jul 19, 2021
Before and After: A "Dark Cave" Hallway Gets a Modern, Stylish Refresh
Although hallways and entryways are meant for passing through, they definitely shouldn't be passed over when it comes to style.
Jul 17, 2021
B&A: A Shower Storage Solution Helps Free Up Bathroom Cabinet Space
If you're an apartment dweller — or just looking for some added shower storage — you can get this renter- and budget-friendly look easily.
Jul 12, 2021
B&A: A 1950s House's Overgrown Yard Becomes a Dreamy Patio Retreat
"I love how it truly feels like an outdoor extension of our home," the homeowner says.
Jul 2, 2021
Before and After: Basic Brown Bookcases Get a "Harry Potter Vibe"
$125 Facebook marketplace bookcases get a moody (and magical) purple upgrade.
Jun 30, 2021
Before and After: A Bulky Built-in Tub Gets an Elegant Clawfoot Swap
The bathroom feels so much bigger now.
Jun 27, 2021
These are the Most Popular Plants for Your Desk, According to Instagram
One study set out to find the perfect low-maintenance green desk accessory.
Jun 27, 2021
Kristen Bell Has a Coffee Bar In Her Bathroom, and It's a Smart Morning Hack
Here's how you can create a setup similar to Bell's.
Jun 27, 2021
Twitter Loves These Retro Grocery Lists — Here's Where You Can Snag One
These pocket-sized antiques are perfect for any old-souled grocery shopper.
Jun 26, 2021
B&A: No More White Cabinets in This Stunning $1,700 Bathroom Redo
This DIY-filled bathroom has "Ralph Lauren's yacht" vibes.
Jun 24, 2021