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B&A: A “Crusty” Storage Area Becomes a Luxe Drop Spot for $100
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This drop spot is better suited to the homeowner’s needs — and looks way more beautiful, too.
Aug 18, 2023
B&A: Dramatic Wallpaper Dazzles Up a Builder-Grade Breakfast Nook
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The “after” adds color and drama but still feels bright and cheery.
Aug 17, 2023
B&A: A Wheelchair User’s Bathroom Gets a Dreamy and Functional Redo
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The new shower is ahh-inspiring.
Aug 16, 2023
B&A: A Beat-Up Brown Dresser Becomes a Chic Green Beauty for $40
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Paint and trim completely revitalized this free Facebook Marketplace score.
Aug 15, 2023
B&A: A $1,400 Galley Kitchen Redo Proves the Power of Paint Projects
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Consider this one way to interpret expensive wallpaper. The after is unrecognizable.
Aug 14, 2023
B&A: How a Renter Brightened Bland Kitchen Cabinets (Without Paint) for $35
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Update your kitchen cabinets without spending a fortune — or losing your security deposit.
Aug 14, 2023
Before and After: My Family’s 70-Square-Foot Bathroom Now Fits a Shower AND Tub
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One of the best decisions I made in this reno was thinking about how my growing kiddos will use the space for the long haul.
Aug 13, 2023
B&A: This Rental Kitchen Redo Features Clever DIYs for Tiny Spaces
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This renter made big use of her small square footage.
Aug 12, 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
Before & After: A Windowless Bathroom Transforms into a Bright Oasis
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Let there be light!
Aug 11, 2023
B&A: An “Anything but Relaxing” Bathroom Gets a Glam Blue-Green Glow-Up
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This apartment dweller was envisioning something more spacious and spa-like.
Aug 10, 2023
B&A: These 5 Ultra-Cozy Reading Nooks Are a Bookworm’s Fantasy
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Craving a place you can curl up with a good book? Let these redos inspire you.
Aug 10, 2023
B&A: A Dated Filing Cabinet Rescued Off the Curb Gets a Fresh New Look
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The whole project cost just $100.
Aug 9, 2023
B&A: A Tiny Galley Kitchen Goes Big with a Game-Changing New Layout
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“It feels like one big room now,” this homeowner says. Before, the 1977 kitchen felt cramped.
Aug 8, 2023
B&A: An 1890s Victorian Living Room Gets a Bold-Yet-Respectful Redo
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“Be very gentle with old homes,” this designer says. But that doesn’t mean you can’t go bold with paint!
Aug 7, 2023
B&A: A Four-Phase Playroom Project Brings More Color and Less Clutter
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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: $978 Later, a “Neglected” Guest Bedroom Gets the TLC It Deserves
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This one’s for all the solo project tacklers out there! Read this DIYer’s advice for getting a job done as a party of one.
Aug 5, 2023
B&A: A $2,500 Entryway Redo Rescues “A Beige Cave Disaster from 1979”
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This DIYer’s only regret? Not doing her IKEA hack sooner.
Aug 4, 2023
B&A: A Scrappy Backyard Becomes a Dreamy Multi-“Room” Oasis
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It’s now cleverly divided into spaces for dining, lounging, gardening, and more.
Aug 3, 2023
B&A: A Cramped White Kitchen Goes Bigger and Bolder for Under $3,200
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The after is pure sunshine.
Aug 2, 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
B&A: A 1960s Wood-Paneled Bedroom Gets a Fresh Look for $500
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Paint did a lot of heavy lifting here.
Aug 1, 2023
80 Amazing IKEA Hacks to Celebrate IKEA's 80th Birthday
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From large pieces to small accessories!
Aug 1, 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 Surf-Style Redo Turns a Plain Room into the Ultimate Kid Space
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It's the perfect place to hang 10 (and hang out).
Jul 30, 2023
B&A: A 1970s “Pea Soup” Bathroom Gets a Serene Redo for Under $1,000
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Before, this DIYer says, using the bathroom was like “peeing in a pea-soup cave.” A quick redo changed that!
Jul 29, 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
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
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
Before and After: Designer Emily Henderson Tackles a No-Demo Kitchen Reno
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And it looks amazing.
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
Before and After: An LA Townhouse’s Elegant Refresh Keeps Its Walls
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You have to see the kitchen.
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
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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: After This Gray Kitchen’s Sunny Redo, Every Hour Is Golden Hour
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Now, the DIYer says the kitchen “feels like walking into a giant hug.”
Jul 22, 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
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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
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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
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“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
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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
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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: $100 and One Weekend Make This Old Table Look Designer
The secret: epoxy!
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 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 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 Colorful yet Serene Bedroom Redo Includes a DIY Lime Wash Wall
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This DIYer says calm, tranquil bedrooms can still mix colors and textures — and her bedroom redo is here to prove it.
Jul 9, 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 & After: A Brother and Sister Get the Bedrooms of Their Dreams
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From blah to packed with personality — and sophisticated enough to grow alongside the kiddo clients.
Jul 8, 2023
B&A: A $1,000 Kids’ Room Redo Has Custom Built-ins to Corral Clutter
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The rock climbing wall is a must-see!
Jul 7, 2023
Before and After: A Warm Minimalist Redo Pulls This Bathroom Out of the 1990s
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With some slight tweaking of the footprint to make this space more user-friendly for the homeowners.
Jul 7, 2023
B&A: An ‘80s Kitchen Gets a Two-Tone Cabinet Paint Job for Just $300
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Plus, this first-time cabinet painter has some great DIY tips for getting the job done.
Jul 6, 2023
B&A: A Dark Entryway's Sliding Doors Were Blocking a Beautiful Design Feature
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"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
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: 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 Bold Paint Choice Brings Out the Best in This 1930s Living Room
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This color-loving homeowner knew the neutrals had to go.
Jul 3, 2023
4 Smart Hallway Redos That Show the Hidden Potential of Pass-Through Spaces
It's not just a hallway — it could also be a home bar, an office, or an organized storage space.
Jul 3, 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 1965 Kitchen Gets an Era-Honoring Redo That Still Looks Fresh
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The homeowners kept costs down for this full renovation by using some clever workarounds.
Jul 1, 2023
Before and After: Leanne Ford’s Yard Goes from Sad to Secret Garden
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With her new Crate & Barrel outdoor collection and a few “Lazy Lee” decorative touches.
Jul 1, 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
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: 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 Plain Living Room Gets a Chic Redo That’s Fit for Game Nights
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“Our larger coffee table allows ten people to play games together (with room for cocktails or wine),” the renter says of her redesigned space.
Jun 25, 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
Before and After: A Facebook Marketplace Vanity Gets a Chic Makeover
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A coat of paint and new hardware was all it took to transform this secondhand piece with good bones.
Jun 22, 2023