My Biggest Kitchen Remodel Regret Gives Me Stress Every Single DayProjects & Improvements
I wish I knew before I added it to my kitchen!
Apr 10, 2024
31 Bathroom Tile Design IdeasProjects & Improvements
Because tile really makes the room.
Feb 2, 2024
10 Affordable and Easy Ways to Add Lighting to a Closet Without WiringDesign Ideas
The renter-friendly solution to dark closets.
Jan 23, 2024
The Best DIY Closet Systems You Can Buy Right NowOrganizing
These off-the-shelf products can really make a difference in your home.
Jan 8, 2024
This Pro’s Warning About Frost Could Save You ThousandsProjects & Improvements
Some simple chores now can prevent much bigger projects (and costs) in the future.
Jan 2, 2024
22 Cool Retro Bathroom Ideas That Will Work in Your Modern HomeProjects & Improvements
Modern and farmhouse bathrooms have been wildly popular as of late, but if you’re feeling a little burnt out by clean lines, rustic beams, and super sleek materials, a retro bathroom might be a worthy style contender for your home. So forget the shiplap and shiny chrome finishes and instead set your sights on throwback design ideas that’ll make your bathroom unique and vintage-inspired — yet still fitting for a more updated home.
Dec 9, 2023
7 Sneaky Ways to Hide the Microwave in Your KitchenProjects & Improvements
We've come across some kitchens with some pretty ingenious solutions.
Nov 29, 2023
29 Galley Kitchens That’ll Inspire You to Make the Most of a Small SpaceDesign Ideas
These spaces might be tight, but they can also be stylish and efficient.
Nov 3, 2023
15 IKEA PAX Hacks That'll Solve All Your Storage IssuesProjects & Improvements
Get a custom closet at a non-custom price.
Oct 2, 2023
Why Popcorn Ceilings Are Actually Pretty GreatProjects & Improvements
There's an upside to everything.
Aug 21, 2023
Here’s How to Find Cheap Kitchen Cabinets That Won’t Compromise Your Style
Save your money for other splurges.
Jul 30, 2022
See How a New York City Apartment’s Renovation Adds Parisian Flair
House Tour
The top floor is bright and airy, while the downstairs is perfect for a good night’s rest.
Jun 5, 2023
How to Build a Custom Tiled Shower PanDesign Ideas
As a home owner, building a custom shower pan can increase the value of your home. It offers a unique look and seamlessly integrates the shower base to your bathroom floor. If you’re a DIY renovator, this tutorial will help you understand the scope of work involved. The main objective is to create a completely waterproof sloped floor, with a drain, raised edge frame, and pretty mosaic tiles to cover it all up. Related Video: Working on your bathroom?
May 25, 2023
8 Ways to Deal with Those Awkward Kitchen Cabinet SoffitsProjects & Improvements
Fill it in? Make use of it? Here are some ideas.
Feb 25, 2023
This Rustic, Stunning South Australian House Used to Be a ChurchTours
After losing their mother, Sarah decided to move closer to her sister in South Australia. When an old church went on the market, she and her family decided to convert it into a home featuring their eclectic tastes and warm, welcoming energy.
Jan 10, 2023
B&A: This Home's Reno Has the Dreamiest Dark Bedrooms & Brilliant Budget Art TipTours
This is Hill Stark's fourth renovation in the last seven years.
Jan 4, 2023
A Couple Created a Custom, Functional, and Stunning Home With A Lot of PlywoodTours
Journalist Jessica Bennett and her partner Sam did a gut renovation on this Brooklyn loft, updating the kitchen, bathrooms, and building custom furniture for many of the rooms.
Nov 14, 2022
Before & After: A Run-Down Hong Kong Flat Gets a Gorgeous, Ingenious FaceliftTours
Erin and Ben's flat sat vacant for two years and was run down and leaking in areas before they bought it. “However, when we saw it, both my husband and I knew it was what we had been looking for. It was a place where we could design from scratch what we wanted our home to be like..."
Nov 9, 2022
Nate Berkus's Three Tips For Picking Plumbing Fixtures For Renovations
Your next bathroom or kitchen remodel will look *that* much better.
Oct 28, 2022
Before & After: An Outdated, Blank Condo Now Has a Cool 'Parisian Modern' LookTours
Brianna Holt, a freelance journalist, took this plain condo and transformed it with a Parisian Modern-inspired aesthetic, fully remodeling the kitchen, renovating the bathroom, installing built-in shelves, and adding new doors and crown molding throughout.
Oct 25, 2022
Pick Your Pattern: A Visual Guide to Tile LayoutsProjects & Improvements
Before you leap into your kitchen or bathroom renovation, it pays to know the basics. When it comes to regular square or rectangular tiles, nearly every pattern can be boiled down to these five basic models. From here, you can begin to play with angles, alternating designs, and other treatments that will add dimension and lots and lots of interest. And for further inspiration, Nancy put together a great round-up of some creative subway tile installation ideas.
Oct 22, 2022
Removing Old, Bulky Shower Doors Is Much Easier Than You ThinkProjects & Improvements
We see a fun, fresh bathroom in your future.
Oct 20, 2022
Before & After: 8 Living Room Makeover Projects From Our ArchivesProjects & Improvements
If you are anything like me, you often look at your living room and wonder when you are going to get around to making those updates you keep talking about. If that’s the case, let this roundup of Apartment Therapy’s makeover projects inspire you to take up the cause, even if it’s a little bit at a time. 1. Ferren and her husband started with the goal of brightening their space and spent the next year gradually replacing items with pieces that were more to their taste. 2.
Oct 15, 2022
This Weekend: Prepare to Cool Off & Cool DownCleaning
Summer will be here soon and temps are already rising all over the country. Judging by the number of people I saw in the fan and air conditioner aisle at Home Depot this past weekend, keeping your home (and yourself) cool is high on everyone’s priority list right now. If you don’t have an adequate number of cooling devices — get thee to the hardware store. If you do, it’s time to make sure they’re clean and ready to go.
Oct 13, 2022
Back in Fashion: 5 Old Kitchen Design Trends that are Making a ComebackProjects & Improvements
For proof that everything that is old will eventually become new again, one need look no further than the kitchen, where plenty of once-reviled trends are making their way back into the spotlight. Here are five ‘new’ trends that might look oddly familiar. 1. Tile countertops. Tile countertops were hugely popular in the 70s and 80s.
Oct 12, 2022
A 693-Square-Foot Condo's Reno Turned a Tired Space into a Modern, Playful HomeTours
Jahzeel and Joseph, who are both vintage furniture hunters and sellers, live with their two cats in a San Diego condo they renovated, replacing old appliances and bulky kitchen cabinets, adding fresh paint, and incorporating STUNNING vintage art and furniture pieces throughout. They also turned a closet into a top notch cat bathroom!
Oct 11, 2022
What Nobody Tells You About Trendy Sliding Barn DoorsProjects & Improvements
Read up before you install one of these.
Sep 14, 2022
Everything You Need to Know About ShiplapProjects & Improvements
You keep hearing about it; find out what everyone's talking about.
Sep 14, 2022
Want White Countertops? Here Are Your Best BetsProjects & Improvements
Pros and cons for these trendy surfaces.
Sep 14, 2022
A Magnet Damaged My $2,000 FridgeProjects & Improvements
A cautionary tale.
Sep 8, 2022
Read This Before You Paint Your Old, Peeling RadiatorProjects & Improvements
You might just be wasting your time.
Sep 8, 2022
The Dreaded Black Mold: Is It Affecting Your Household?Cleaning
What to do if you suspect mold has taken hold.
Jul 11, 2022
This Is the Loveliest, Most Organized 200-Square-Foot Studio We've Ever SeenTours
With the help of crafty family members, Skylar Pittmon was able to totally customize her teeny home with DIY furniture and storage that's as stylish as it is functional.
Jun 22, 2022
B&A: A Shabby, Dated Loft Is Revitalized with a Reconfigured Floor PlanTours
When Roanna Cochrane and Simon Phillips first viewed this turn-of-the-century loft, it was run-down with lime green walls in the kitchen, a shabby curtain dividing the bedroom from the living room, and no light fixtures to speak of.
Jun 16, 2022
B&A: A Dated Co-op's Reno Has Budget Hacks, Smart Built-Ins & Divine Dining NookTours
Meng and his husband, Andrew, gorgeously transformed this outdated two-bedroom co-op, which they say hadn't been updated for almost 60 years. There was worn green carpeting, an odd layout, and a very dirty bathroom, to name only a few of the things that would need remodeling.
Jun 2, 2022
B&A: Every Inch of This Renovated 210-Square-Foot Airstream Was DesignedTours
Documentarian Reilly Dowd bought this vintage Airstream Sovereign travel trailer sight unseen in the midst of pre-vaccine Covid and after losing their family home in Sonoma to a wildfire.
May 27, 2022
B&A: A Chicago Fixer-Upper's Layout (and Staircase) Was Beautifully Opened Up Tours
Tim and Ravi's condo is located on the top floor of a building built in 1897, so it needed a lot of work. The remodel lasted two months and was completed in January 2020.
May 20, 2022
How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets So It LastsProjects & Improvements
Advice from three people who've done it with success.
May 4, 2022
What is Wainscoting? It’s The Unsung Design Detail that Totally Makes a RoomProjects & Improvements
An easy way to give your home a little bit of old-world charm.
Apr 4, 2022
B&A: A 500-Square-Foot Studio Looks Fully New Thanks to a Mantel, Molding & MoreTours
Interior designer Nicole Arruda's whole rental studio apartment is proof of how much architectural interest and beauty you can add to a space with just a few details.
Mar 16, 2022
B&A: An NYC Home's Reno Brings in Lots of Light, Better Flow, and Room for ArtTours
This "contemporary eclectic" apartment blends clean lines with lots of vintage and mid-century modern pieces.
Feb 10, 2022
This Family's 280-Square-Foot Skoolie Has a Beautiful, Must-See BathroomTours
Nicknamed "the Bicoastal Bus," this skoolie's style is Palm Springs meets Miami.
Feb 9, 2022
A Renovated Detroit House Has Some of the Most Gorgeous Marble in the Kitchen Tours
Inspired by spaces within Europe like in France, Denmark, or Italy, Stephen and Christina's entire home has been gorgeously remodeled.
Feb 4, 2022
B&A: This 200-Year-Old, 476-Square-Foot Cabin Is Unrecognizable After a RenoTours
Stephanie Lalley, who is the Design Director at Lucy Interior Design, turned this unloved, nearly tear-down cabin into a stunning and bright retreat for her family of four.
Feb 3, 2022
How To DIY a Fake Fireplace (or Dress Up The Real One You Already Have)Projects & Improvements
While one-of-a-kind, wood-burning fireplaces bring undeniable warmth to a room, fake fireplaces can bring just as much ambiance – just in different ways. Of course, some faux fireplaces are downright drab, but with the proper DIY skills, the mantel can become the stand-out piece of your living room.
Jan 24, 2022
B&A: This Dated Beach Bungalow's Redo Is a Good Example of High and Low StyleTours
Jaclyn Isaac is the owner and principal designer at doni Douglas Design, and she took on remodeling this dated beach bungalow at the Jersey Shore, turning it into a mix of mid-century modern, vintage, and bungalow chic.
Jan 18, 2022
6 Tips from Seasoned DIYers for Actually Finishing Your Home Projects This YearProjects & Improvements
Want to move projects from "to do" to "done"? These six tips will help you pull it off.
Jan 13, 2022
B&A: A Dark & Dated 592-Square-Foot Italian Apartment Is Totally TransformedTours
Artist and jewelry designer Sara Amrhein and her husband, Luigi Valerio, completely remodeled this 592-square-foot apartment in Florence, Italy, DIYing much of the work themselves!
Jan 3, 2022
B&A: An Unlivable 675-Square-Foot Pittsburgh House Has Been Totally Transformed Tours
The finished result features mirrored tiles in the kitchen, transparent closet doors, and other unique ideas.
Dec 17, 2021
The 1 Item That Makes a Kitchen Feel Bigger, According to a Real Estate AgentProjects & Improvements
Real estate agents say you only have to take on one particular project if you want your space to immediately feel bigger.
Nov 26, 2021
A 92-Year-Old Remodeled House Includes Clever DIYs and Beautiful BackyardTours
This house had sturdy bones, unique character, a fun neighborhood, and great potential, and Amina beautifully transformed the home through a six-month renovation.
Nov 18, 2021
B&A: A Family's Shabby Brownstone Skips a Fancy Reno for a Fast, Potent RefreshTours
With plans for a larger gut reno in the future, Katrina and her family to still wanted to make their old, shabby home look good for them NOW. Using smaller, high-impact but low-budget ideas helped transform the space from blah to “I really want to hang out here."
Nov 5, 2021
B&A: A Dingy 460-Square-Foot Studio Was Transformed into an Efficient 1-BedroomTours
Josua Kärnbo completely transformed this dated, run-down, and small Stockholm studio apartment, turning it into a stylish and modern one-bedroom apartment, and doing it on a budget!
Nov 2, 2021
B&A: A Run-Down Townhouse's Remodel Included a Custom-Looking IKEA Cabinet HackTours
When designer Gianna Marzella-Vazquez refreshed this townhouse she shared with her family, she paid special attention to the main bedroom, devising a clever IKEA cabinet hack that looks custom and much more expensive than it actually cost.
Oct 28, 2021
A Berkeley Home Has Bold Tiles, Stained Glass & Awnings Made from Airplane WingsTours
It's honestly stunning both inside and out!
Oct 27, 2021
A 100-Year-Old Edwardian's Redo Includes a Green Living Room, Black Hall, & MoreTours
Laura describes her home's style as "modern Edwardian styling… a celebration of original period features mixed with chic hotel vibes."
Oct 21, 2021
A Renovated House in Australia Is "Modern Farmhouse with an Artistic Twist"Tours
Polla Posavec and her husband, Dan, aim to live a sustainable, restorative lifestyle on their patch of Australian bushland.
Oct 21, 2021
This California Home Is Calming & Classic While Still Being Visually InterestingTours
Alyssa Fetini works in HR but has a passion for interior design that she was able to express when she and her partner renovated this large house in Oakland's Lake Merritt neighborhood.
Oct 20, 2021
B&A: This Dated Chicago Condo Now Has the Coolest Built-In Ideas We've Ever SeenTours
When Annabell Ren and Steven Karvelius moved in to this unit in a 120-year-old historic four-flat in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, the interior was dated and there was very limited storage space. But it had potential.
Oct 18, 2021