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
11 of the Smartest Work-From-Home Solutions We Saw This Year
These small-space dwellers turned closets into miniature home offices, installed fold-down desks, designed custom solutions, and worked with what they already had to create highly efficient work zones... that also looked great, too.
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: An All-White Minimalist Redo Makes This Kitchen Feel Cozier Than Ever
A layout change meant this reno was a big undertaking — but it had an equally big payoff.
Dec 6, 2022
A 525-Square-Foot Studio's Redesign Is Inspired by Refreshing an Outdated Bed
At first, designer Linda Cava only meant to replace her 10-year-old bedframe. But then she swapped out a bedside table to fit the new bed's style, next decided to trade the old sofa for a larger sectional... and then a mix of paint updates, vintage furniture elements, and more made her small home feel completely refreshed.
Dec 1, 2022
Terry Crews Gives a Fitness-First Backyard Makeover
Terry Crews teams up with Drew and Jonathan Scott and upgrade a friend's backyard.
Dec 1, 2022
B&A: A Tiny Powder Room Gets a Bigger, Brighter Look with the Same Footprint
The square footage stayed the same, but other room-enhancing changes give the illusion of more space.
Nov 25, 2022
11 Home Reno Mistakes That Your Neighbors Hate — and How to Avoid Them
Taking on a home reno? Make sure you don't create any enemies during the process.
Nov 22, 2022
Leslie Jordan Combined Modern and Southwestern Warmth in a Renovation
An episode of HGTV’s “Celebrity IOU,” which was filmed prior to Leslie’s death in October.
Nov 17, 2022
12 of the Best Dining Room Redos We Saw in 2022
There's a little something for every style here.
Nov 14, 2022
A Couple Created a Custom, Functional, and Stunning Home With A Lot of Plywood
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 Facelift
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
B&A: 3 Room-Brightening Tricks Perk Up a Modern-Meets-Traditional Living Room
This designer used several simple go-tos for making a room feel airier and lighter.
Nov 7, 2022
6 of the Most Important Tips I've Learned from Renovating 3 Kitchens in 5 Years
Take it from this serial kitchen renovator.
Nov 7, 2022
B&A: Dreaming of Warmer Weather? Let This Stunning Patio Redo Inspire You
This family's yard redo offers multiple hangout spots that help them take full advantage of their outdoor space.
Nov 6, 2022
5 of the Weirdest, Creepiest Items Renovators Have Found Behind Walls
You never know what's hiding behind your walls until it's demo time!
Oct 31, 2022
B&A: A Small 1940s Kitchen Gets a Smart New Layout and a Fresh Look to Match
"Gosh, it's so hard to pick one thing that I love most," this homeowner says of the after. "I just love how the space feels. It is calming, bright, modern, minimal, and it makes me happy every time I walk into it."
Oct 29, 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
B&A: The Secret Ingredient to a "Dingy" Bedroom's Lively Redo? Paint, Of Course
By painting the walls, the whole room looks more vibrant, this homeowner says. Thrifted finds help to maintain a cozy feel throughout.
Oct 27, 2022
B&A: A 1922 Dining Room Becomes a Cozy Gathering Space for a 2022 Family
Goodbye, "very thick layers on layers of wallpaper." Hello, moody, family-friendly, vintage-inspired space!
Oct 26, 2022
Before & After: An Outdated, Blank Condo Now Has a Cool 'Parisian Modern' Look
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
B&A: A Small Black-and-White Bathroom's Colorful Redo Fits in a Dreamy New Tub
These homeowners were ready for something a little more colorful (and luxe!)
Oct 24, 2022
The Biggest Regret House Flippers Have About Fixing Up a Home
Real Estate
It has nothing to do with cutting corners.
Oct 23, 2022
What No One Tells You About All Those Beautiful Cement Tiles
This might give you pause.
Oct 22, 2022
Pick Your Pattern: A Visual Guide to Tile Layouts
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 Think
We see a fun, fresh bathroom in your future.
Oct 20, 2022
B&A: An Unfinished Basement Gets an English Countryside Bathroom
Home Projects
With help from the pros, a DIYer transformed a blank space for $9,600.
Oct 19, 2022
Don’t Skip Out on These Photos During Your Next Home Reno
Home Projects
Taking before-and-after images helped a renovator stay grounded.
Oct 18, 2022
Before & After: 8 Living Room Makeover Projects From Our Archives
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 Down
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
B&A: A Plain White Entryway's Redo Makes Its 1910s Features Shine
Now, it's historic AND bold. It sets the tone for the rest of the jewel-toned home.
Oct 13, 2022
B&A: An '80s Kitchen's Overhaul Gives It a Retro-Meets-Scandi Vibe
This homeowner calls her kitchen reno's style "modern eclectic." Her tile, color, counter, and floor choices work great together.
Oct 12, 2022
HGTV Stars Share the Secrets to Pulling off a Large-Scale Renovation
“I think anyone can do a renovation like ours.”
Oct 12, 2022
Back in Fashion: 5 Old Kitchen Design Trends that are Making a Comeback
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 Home
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
B&A: 2 Big Design Risks Turn a Dark Former Motel Room into a Bright, Airy Condo
Revamping the exposed brick and the fireplace rescued this living room from its dark motel room roots.
Oct 10, 2022
B&A: A Spa-Style Bathroom Redo Done for a Third of the Original Quote
Working with the big stuff that was already in place helped this savvy homeowner create her dream bathroom for a lot less.
Oct 7, 2022
B&A: A to-the-Ceiling Fireplace Redo Brings the Drama to a Very '90s Living Room
The "after" is a little airy, a little rustic, and very striking.
Sep 29, 2022
B&A: A “Junk Room” Home Office Gets a Jaw-Dropping Transformation for $1,000
Space-defining DIYs and savvy secondhand shopping went a long way in this redo.
Sep 24, 2022
B&A: A 1957 Ranch's Warped Exterior Gets a Modern Redo with Mid-Century Appeal
This 1957 ranch's warped garage looks way more sophisticated after a major upgrade.
Sep 22, 2022
B&A: 3 Statement-Making DIYs Totaling $1,800 Rescue a Tired Powder Room
This bathroom went from bright red to more serene and Mediterranean-inspired.
Sep 21, 2022
B&A: A Clunky Bathroom Tub Is Now Stylish and Safe for Aging in Place
The bathroom is a great place to start when it comes to making changes to your home as you grow older.
Sep 20, 2022
3 Aging in Place Renovations to Do in Order of Importance, According to the Pros
Rarely can you take on a renovation that addresses everything all at once.
Sep 20, 2022
The 11 Best Built-In Makeovers We've Seen So Far This Year
2022 has been the year of the built-in, and these 11 are the most impressive we've seen.
Sep 19, 2022
B&A: A $502 Redo Packs This Small Laundry Room with Smart Space-Saving Solutions
One clever fix: a wall-mounted drying rack.
Sep 17, 2022
B&A: A DIY Vanity Makes This 10-Week, Under-$10K Bathroom Redo a True Stunner
These homeowners saved thousands on their vanity by DIYing it.
Sep 14, 2022
What Nobody Tells You About Trendy Sliding Barn Doors
Read up before you install one of these.
Sep 14, 2022
Everything You Need to Know About Shiplap
You keep hearing about it; find out what everyone's talking about.
Sep 14, 2022
Want White Countertops? Here Are Your Best Bets
Pros and cons for these trendy surfaces.
Sep 14, 2022
B&A: A 1960s Bathroom's $3,000 Redo Keeps the Retro Charm & Loses the Dated Feel
Neutral color scheme and retro-inspired details for the win.
Sep 9, 2022
Durable Dekton Countertops Are Taking On Quartz
But which is better?
Sep 9, 2022
A Magnet Damaged My $2,000 Fridge
A cautionary tale.
Sep 8, 2022
Read This Before You Paint Your Old, Peeling Radiator
You might just be wasting your time.
Sep 8, 2022
B&A: This $2,000 Bedroom Redo Includes a Glam DIY Bed Frame with Tons of Storage
The best part? The whole redo is renter-friendly.
Sep 7, 2022
10 of the Most Gorgeous Whole-Home Redos We’ve Ever Seen
With school starting, lots of leases renewing or expiring, and both green leaves and warm weather beginning to fade, September marks a time of change for many. That’s why it’s especially fitting that it’s Transformation Month on Apartment Therapy. Throughout the whole month, we’ll be taking a closer look at shifts big and small, from tiny tweaks to major renovations to personal routine changes.We’re kicking things off with the BIG changes.
Sep 6, 2022
B&A: A "Dark, Small Cave" Kitchen Keeps Its Footprint But Gets a More Open Look
Some snazzy wallpaper and new paint do a lot to make this kitchen feel bigger and more inviting.
Sep 5, 2022
Rental-Friendly Ways to Refresh Your Space, According to a Magnolia Network Star
"If there’s anything that you should invest in, it should be your home and where you live," she says.
Sep 5, 2022
How to Approach Your Landlord About Minor Renovations, According to an Expert
"Rental Redo" host Keyanna Brown suggests that it's always worth it to ask your landlord about renovations.
Sep 5, 2022
B&A: This $1,600 Closet Redo Makes IKEA BILLYs Look Like Luxe Built-Ins
Flat-pack furniture or bespoke built-ins? In this redo, it's hard to tell.
Sep 2, 2022
B&A: A $3,000 Vintage-Inspired Redo Gives This Tiny LA Kitchen a Big New Look
This kitchen redo is packed with plenty of small space inspiration.
Sep 1, 2022
You Won't Believe What This Homeowner Found Under The Floor of Their New Home
Would you restore the former indoor pool?
Aug 31, 2022
B&A: A "Sad and Dirty" Laundry Room Becomes Cheery and Functional
This workhorse space got an overhaul that's lots more welcoming.
Aug 30, 2022
B&A: This Teeny Bedroom's Boho-Meets-Whimsical Redo Spares No Detail
A 9-year-old's new bedroom receives a very pink renovation.
Aug 28, 2022
B&A: A 1970s-Style Bathroom Gets a Fresh Look — And Its 100-Year-Old Floors Back
Painting and peeling up the old linoleum made a major difference in this redo.
Aug 25, 2022
B&A: A $375 Redo Transforms a Sparse Balcony into a Family Play Space
This balcony is small but mighty.
Aug 18, 2022
4 Ways to Spot a Worthwhile Fixer Versus a Money Pit
Real Estate
It's better to know exactly what you're getting into.
Aug 14, 2022
The High-Maintenance House Materials You Should Avoid, According to a Pro Housekeeper
They might not be worth the effort.
Aug 13, 2022
Nearly 3 Out of 4 Empty Nesters Renovate Their Homes, Survey Finds
Goodbye kids, hello home office.
Aug 10, 2022
B&A: An All-Beige Bathroom Goes Dramatic with a $6,000 Black-and-White Redo
There are so many glam accents packed into just 58 square feet.
Aug 8, 2022
B&A: I Helped My Parents Give Their Decades-Old Bedroom a Modern New Look
Sometimes you just need a persistent (read: pushy) family member to finally finish a project you've been meaning to get to. For my parents, that person is me.
Aug 7, 2022
B&A: Sleek IKEA Cabinetry Modernizes and Maximizes a Brown Kitchen from the '90s
"Take time to live in your space before making a design plan," this homeowner advises. "Understanding the functionality of your space is vital to making the best design ideas."
Aug 6, 2022