Sarah Everett's Recent Articles
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B&A: A $2,500 Entryway Redo Rescues “A Beige Cave Disaster from 1979”
This DIYer’s only regret? Not doing her IKEA hack sooner.
Aug 4, 2023
The 17 Most Colorful Room Redos of 2023 (So Far!)
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These dreamy makeovers will have you green (and orange, and red, and blue) with envy. But don’t worry! We’ve got the details you need to bring these gorgeous looks to your own home.
Aug 2, 2023
80 Amazing IKEA Hacks to Celebrate IKEA's 80th Birthday
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From large pieces to small accessories!
Aug 1, 2023
The 14 Best IKEA Before & Afters of All Time
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These are some of the best Before & Afters featuring IKEA ever showcased on Apartment Therapy, selected for the function, style, and smart use of IKEA staples, of course!
Jul 28, 2023
For Your Next Furniture Redo, Skip Hardware and Try This Instead
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It’s whimsical and budget-friendly, too!
Jul 27, 2023
B&A: An IKEA BILLY Hack Makes a Bathroom-Laundry Hybrid Work Beautifully
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“Because this is a small apartment, this room had to accommodate both a bathroom and a laundry area,” this apartment owner says.
Jul 25, 2023
B&A: A "Glum and Grubby" ’80s Kitchen Gets an Under-$600 Refresh
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Before, the fruit tiles, tan color scheme, and melamine cabinets were straight out of 1985.
Jul 24, 2023
B&A: A $5,000 Redo Brings Old-School Vibes to a New-School Bathroom
A few swaps help this new-ish bathroom look old — in a good way. Great ideas for bringing a vintage vibe to a new build herein!
Jul 23, 2023
B&A: A Bare Entryway Is Now Functional, Cozy, and Family-Friendly
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This home blogger has great advice for creating an entryway that works for you.
Jul 21, 2023
B&A: A Builder-Grade Bathroom Gets a Sleek Redo with a Botanical Twist
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The bathroom is way more functional now, too.
Jul 20, 2023
B&A: This IKEA KALLAX Wine Rack Hack Came Together in 30 Minutes
If you’re a DIY novice looking for an easy IKEA hack to start out with, this KALLAX upgrade is your friend.
Jul 19, 2023
B&A: 2 Upholstery Projects Create Distinct Zones in This Tiny Bedroom
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“I wanted it to be a small and mighty room — tiny but big in personality,” this DIYer says.
Jul 18, 2023
B&A: A Builder-Grade Kitchen Gets a Bespoke Boho Redo for Under $2,500
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With a stylish solution for the existing wood cabinets!
Jul 17, 2023
B&A: A Budget-Savvy Bedroom Redo Has a Chic Fix for Ugly Closet Doors
It’s no surprise this redo is full of great design and DIY ideas — it belongs to the Small/Cool Contest winner from 2021!
Jul 16, 2023
B&A: A Living Room’s Chic Redo Disguises Its Old ‘80s Brick Fireplace
“I wanted to go bigger with this fireplace,” this homeowner says of her unique transformation.
Jul 15, 2023
Before and After: Knocking Down a Wall Was a Game-Changer in This Kitchen Redo
This homeowner’s vision for her kitchen? “A classic farmhouse oasis.”
Jul 14, 2023
Before and After: A Plain Gray IKEA HEMNES Dresser Goes Boho Chic for Just $120
This redo brings a whole new vibe to this gray dresser.
Jul 14, 2023
B&A: A Gutted Bathroom Gets a Candy-Colored Redo Full of Clever Ideas
Buying secondhand tile for the floor and shower saved a ton of money — it cost just $100 to tile the whole room.
Jul 13, 2023
B&A: A Small Sunroom’s $800 Revamp Is Cozy, Boho, and Renter-Friendly
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This renter-friendly redo has a great solution for brightening up a retro wood-paneled space.
Jul 12, 2023
B&A: A 1940s Bathroom Gets a New Paint Color That Oozes Vintage Charm
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For her bathroom reno, this homeowner wanted materials that would arrive quickly and match the vintage style of her 1940s colonial house.
Jul 10, 2023
B&A: A Small NYC Living Room Redo Makes the Most of a Tiny (70-Inch!) Space
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This living room redo is chock-full of tips for filling up a small space without it feeling overwhelming.
Jul 8, 2023
Before and After: A Warm Minimalist Redo Pulls This Bathroom Out of the 1990s
With some slight tweaking of the footprint to make this space more user-friendly for the homeowners.
Jul 7, 2023
B&A: A Dark Entryway's Sliding Doors Were Blocking a Beautiful Design Feature
"I love everything about it!" this homeowner says of her revamped entryway. "It’s gorgeous and light and has sweet personalized details."
Jul 6, 2023
8 Under-$100 Tools an Experienced Home Repair Taskrabbit Swears By
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She depends on these tools to get her hundreds of home repair jobs done, from hanging artwork to sawing wood to doing minor plumbing repairs.
Jul 6, 2023
B&A: A Childhood Bedroom Gets a Grown-Up Glow Up for $700
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It’s totally sophisticated and totally pink.
Jul 5, 2023
B&A: This Colorful $350 Bedroom Redo Is a “Walking Ad” for Thrifting
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“I always keep a rainbow of spray paints on hand for random projects,” this DIYer says.
Jul 2, 2023
B&A: A Cookie-Cutter Powder Room Gets a Sophisticated New Look
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The fresh vibe comes courtesy of new wallpaper and some smart DIYs.
Jun 30, 2023
B&A: A Bare Home Office Becomes a “Hardworking Hub” for Work and Play
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DIY cabinets help keep the whole family organized.
Jun 29, 2023
This Small-Space-Friendly “Centipede Table” Lets You DIY Anywhere
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It’s been called the “best Costco find for any DIYer,” and it’s also available at Home Depot and Amazon.
Jun 29, 2023
This $20 IKEA Kitchen Product Might Belong in Your Living Room or Office Instead
Who needs bookends when you have a STOLTHET?
Jun 28, 2023
B&A: A DIY Stucco Bench Completes This 1970s-Inspired Desert Patio
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The DIYer has great tips for making a cool ‘70s vibe work in 2023 without feeling like a time capsule.
Jun 27, 2023
B&A: An Entryway’s Colorful Spruce-Up Has 3 Great Gallery Wall Tricks
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A favorite travel destination inspired many pieces of this personality-packed gallery wall.
Jun 26, 2023
B&A: A Colorful, Beachy Bathroom Redo Features a $100 DIY Vanity
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This DIYer used some clever tricks to save money in creating her new bathroom.
Jun 19, 2023
B&A: This Dramatic $1,400 Bedroom Redo Proves the Power of Thrifting
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Wait until you see the $141 accent wall.
Jun 17, 2023
B&A: A “Bland” 1961 Bathroom Is Revived with a Luxe-Looking Makeover
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“I knew this space had the potential to pack a huge design punch,” this DIYer says.
Jun 16, 2023
B&A: An IKEA Hack Bench Is a Space and Budget Win in This Kitchen Redo
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Because the DIYers already owned the plywood and the base of the bench, the project was basically free.
Jun 15, 2023
B&A: This Bland White Laundry Room Gets a Colorful, Fun-Packed Redo
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And it has a genius DIY idea for laundry room artwork. (Yes, laundry rooms can have framed artwork, too!)
Jun 14, 2023
B&A: A Dingy Screened Porch Gets a Cozy, Inviting Spruce-Up for $850
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Paint and a new ceiling are total game-changers for this once-brown and drab porch.
Jun 12, 2023
B&A: A $500 Redo Lets This 1950s Bathroom’s Original Features Shine
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The “after” keeps the pink!
Jun 11, 2023
B&A: A “White Box” Bedroom Is Now Packed with Storage, Thanks to IKEA
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“We have SO much more storage now — we actually have more storage than we need (although I'm sure we'll fill it all eventually)!” this homeowner says.
Jun 10, 2023
B&A: A ‘90s Powder Room Ditches the Dated Vibe and Brings in the Drama
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From agricultural to avian-chic: This bathroom redo swaps dated ‘90s wallpaper for something sophisticated for 2023.
Jun 8, 2023
B&A: A Spare Room Becomes a Chic Nursery with DIYs Starting at $70
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It’s fit for an incredibly stylish baby!
Jun 7, 2023
The Most Common Home Repair Mistake a Taskrabbit Sees on the Job
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And how to avoid it.
Jun 5, 2023
B&A: IKEA BILLY Built-Ins Give a Living Room Tons of Functional Storage
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BILLY bookshelves are the secret ingredient in this living room makeover.
Jun 4, 2023
B&A: A $6,000 Bedroom Redo Packs a Punch with a Surprising Color Combo
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“It looks like completely different people live there now!” this homeowner says.
Jun 3, 2023
B&A: 5 Renter-Friendly DIYs Gave This Small Balcony a Stylish New Look
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It’s renter-friendly, too!
Jun 2, 2023
B&A: A Neutral 2000s Bathroom Gets a Glam, Gray-Free Glow-Up for $700
Budget-savvy DIYs ahead!
May 31, 2023
B&A: A Smart Redo Makes This 1969 A-Frame’s Kitchen Feel Much Larger
This tiny A-frame kitchen’s redo is timeless and small-space efficient.
May 30, 2023