The Secret to Finishing a Renovation, According to 100s of DIYers
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Chronic procrastinators and perfectionists, this one’s for you.
Apr 2, 2024
A Bare Patio Gets a Luxe Makeover That Turns It into a “Mini Vacation”
The revamped space has room for lounging, dining, and so much more.
Mar 18, 2024
See How a “Dark Hole” Bedroom Transforms with Dreamy Built-in Bookshelves
“The room is so much brighter now and feels like it is truly me,” the DIYer says.
Feb 16, 2024
A “Boring and Plain” Kid’s Room Is Anything but After a Colorful Redo
All of the DIY projects totaled $1,115
Jan 26, 2024
A “Bland” Guest Room Transforms into a Colorful, Cozy Home Library
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The after looks so luxe that the family has taken to calling it “the parlor.”
Dec 18, 2023
An “Unfinished and Unloved” Bedroom Gets a Charm-Packed Makeover
Each square of the new black-and-white floor was individually painted.
Dec 13, 2023
This $2,500 Moody Home Office Makeover Proves Dark Wood Is a Must-Try
It’s the perfect complement to navy.
Dec 9, 2023
A Bold Makeover Makes This Boring Bedroom Bright with Color
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It’s possible to do a transformation as a memorable family project.
Dec 8, 2023
A $300 One-Wall Upgrade Luxes up This “Boring” Living Room
Before, this homeowner avoided including this wall in any photographs. Now, it’s ready for its close-up!
Dec 7, 2023
A $1,000 Kids’ Bedroom Makeover Adds Lots of Vertical Drama
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The DIY ceiling is a must-see.
Oct 2, 2023
Decluttering and De-Paneling Rescue This ’80s Cabin Living Room
“With dark walls and so much clutter, it was hard to enjoy the real hero: the view,” this homeowner says of the space before.
Sep 26, 2023
A Blank Hallway’s Bold “Afro-Eclectic” Redo Has Must-See Ceiling Drama
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While wallpaper didn’t work out in one spot, it totally paid off in another.
Sep 18, 2023
A “Dumping Ground” Bedroom Nook Gets Dreamy New DIY Built-Ins
“What I love most about the "after" of this project is that the space is now defined. It has a purpose,” the DIYer says.
Sep 10, 2023
B&A: A Budget Office Redo Follows a Golden Rule for Brightening a Room
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Before, this homeowner never wanted to work in this office. Now, it’s one of her favorite places to start the day.
Aug 21, 2023
B&A: A Lifeless Living Room Gets a DIY Fireplace Focal Point
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Plus color and pattern galore!
Aug 11, 2023
B&A: A Four-Phase Playroom Project Brings More Color and Less Clutter
If you want a chic arched cabinet without having to pay big bucks for it, check out this playroom’s cool IKEA hack.
Aug 6, 2023
B&A: A Once-Cookie Cutter Powder Room Now Feels Like a “Fancy Hotel”
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After a few DIY changes, this new-build bathroom looks nothing like the neighbor’s.
Jul 31, 2023
B&A: A Home Office Goes from “Oversized Closet” to Stylish Work Space
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Opening up a wall made a big difference here.
Jul 28, 2023
B&A: A Builder-Grade Entryway Gets a Welcoming DIY Refresh for $2,000
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A few DIY projects made a big difference in adding some warmth to this bare entryway.
Jul 27, 2023
B&A: A Kid’s Bedroom Goes from Green Stripes to a Galaxy Far, Far Away
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The kid wanted a Star Wars-themed bedroom; the DIYer wanted to stick to a $500 budget. Here’s how they succeeded on both counts.
Jul 11, 2023
B&A: A Breakfast Nook Redo So Chic You Won’t Believe It’s an IKEA Hack
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A cheery blue paint color and statement-making wallpaper came in clutch.
Jul 4, 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 Stuffy ‘80s Powder Room Gets a Glam-Meets-Rock-n-Roll Redo
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The changes make it look more modern and way more spacious, too.
Jun 28, 2023
B&A: A Grown-Up Office Gets a New Life as a Cheery Blue Nursery
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Out went the dark paint, and in came a fun mural and fresh wall color.
Jun 24, 2023
B&A: A Luxe Mid-Century-Style Bathroom Redo Has a Surprising Highlight
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The rich paint color is a showstopper, but for the real highlight, look to the door.
Jun 23, 2023
B&A: A Dramatic Paint Color and Luxe Decor Transform a Blank Bedroom
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The makeover — $1,800 all in — is completely renter-friendly.
Jun 22, 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: A Neglected Spare Room Becomes a Chic Speakeasy for Just $2,000
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The new space looks like a swanky lounge at your favorite fancy hotel.
Jun 18, 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: 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 “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: In This Dramatic Dining Room Redo, Everything Is a Wow Factor
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This dining room kept the classic black-and-white color palette, but everything else is totally new.
Jun 9, 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
B&A An “Eyesore” Laundry Room Gets a Luxurious Yet Practical Redo
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The stunning upgrade didn’t sacrifice a single bit of functionality — in fact, it added to it.
Jun 6, 2023
B&A: A Gut Reno Helps This Plain Bathroom Recover Its 1950s CharmProjects & Improvements
There’s a surprise lying underneath the tub’s white finish.
Jun 5, 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 “Secret Garden” Redo Makes This Plain Living Room Feel Cozier Projects & Improvements
Wallpaper makes the biggest difference in giving this gray living room an inviting new look.
Jun 1, 2023
B&A: This Eclectic $5,000 Bedroom Redo is a Master Class in Pattern Mixing
"Pattern and color are not my usual comfort zone, but I found myself really inspired by spaces that use a lot of pattern play and color," this homeowner says — and several of the prints in the space are totally shoppable.
Mar 15, 2023
B&A: An Early 2000s Bathroom's Revamp Cost $5,500 — But Looks Way More Expensive
Lots of DIY and plenty of resourcefulness helped keep costs down in this 2000s builder-grade bathroom makeover.
Feb 23, 2023
B&A: A $525 Bedroom Redo Has a Must-See IKEA Headboard Hack, Plus More DIYs
The headboard is a highlight, but this redo is simply packed with clever DIYs and hacks.
Feb 16, 2023
B&A: 6 DIY Projects Totaling $1,500 Give a "Blank Slate" Bedroom Cozy Character
Planning ahead was the key in this six-step transformation.
Jan 30, 2023
B&A: $1,000 Later, an 18-Square-Foot Bathroom Makes a BIG Style Impact
This homeowner doesn't shy away from using bold colors in a small space.
Jan 28, 2023
B&A: A 1980s Bathroom Is Unrecognizable After a DIY Redo Full of Luxe Touches
A brown bathroom from 1984 gets a major glow up full of on-trend details like green-painted built-ins, fluted wood, and more.
Jan 22, 2023
B&A: A $5,000 Redo Gives This Brown Kitchen More Storage, Light, and Charm
This budget-friendly overhaul features a few smart tricks worth making note of.
Jan 12, 2023
B&A: DIY Built-Ins and a Totally Unique Paint Job Luxe Up a Plain Living Area
Green paint works wonders here, as does a one-of-a-kind mural. It was a big risk that paid off.
Jan 2, 2023
B&A: A Dingy Basement Becomes an Elegant Bedroom— with a Surprising Paint ChoiceProjects & Improvements
This might be your new favorite color combo.
Dec 25, 2022
B&A: A Few Smart DIYs Go a Long Way in Brightening up This Dreary 1990s RVProjects & Improvements
The space is bright and welcoming now — a far cry from the blah brown of before.
Dec 24, 2022
Before and After: This Dramatic $1,500 TV Wall Transformation Is Pure Art
The before was "builder-grade, plain, bland, boring," this homeowner says. The after is perfect for dimming the lights, curling up under a blanket, and pressing play on a good movie.
Dec 19, 2022
B&A: A $1,300 Bedroom Redo Keeps the Furniture, But Brings in Dreamy Boho Vibes
This homeowner envisioned "a space that I could retreat to, disconnect, curl up with a magazine, and feel totally relaxed."
Dec 16, 2022
B&A: A Boring Builder-Grade Bathroom Goes Bespoke with a $2,000 DIY Redo
"Everything in here was new, but it was builder-grade and looked pretty average," this homeowner says. But with some DIY touches, the new bathroom looks positively luxe.
Dec 13, 2022
B&A: A $100 Paint Project Gives a Plain Guest Room the Look of Pricey WallpaperProjects & Improvements
A little paint and some art skills go a long way in this transformation.
Dec 12, 2022
B&A: This Dramatic $2,500 Home Office Redo Features a Totally Unique Closet DIY
Paint plus a little woodwork totally transform this once-uninspiring space.
Dec 10, 2022
B&A: A Dark Bathroom Loses the Red (and Some Walls) to Become a Light and Serene
Before, the homeowner wasn't loving the color or the layout. But after, "words can't describe how beautiful the light is in the morning," she says.
Dec 8, 2022
B&A: A $400 DIY Bunkbed and Imaginative Decor Transform a Bland Kids' Bedroom
"This kid's room was pretty boring for my boys' huge imagination," this mom and DIYer says of the plain before — so she gave it a redo fit for their personalities.
Dec 7, 2022
B&A: A Bold $2,200 Redo Gives This Messy Laundry Room a Place for Everything
The renter-friendly countertop on wheels is a must-see.
Dec 5, 2022
B&A: A Daring $1,075 Bathroom Redo Ditches the Lime Green and Brings the Drama
"I am most proud that we completed this entire renovation on time and within budget!" this homeowner says. "That rarely happens to us."
Dec 3, 2022