See How a Dramatic Paint Color Transforms This Home Office
Other improvements include added storage and a super-functional workspace.
A Plain Home Office Gets a Moody Makeover That’s Peak Dark Academia
“The new space makes me want to curl up with a book and sip on some coffee,” the homeowner says.
Oct 24, 2023
A $350 Bedroom Redo Uses 6 Paint Colors to Make a Major Difference
“I’d say 75% of this room project was just painting,” the homeowner says.
Oct 9, 2023
A Renter-Friendly Spare Room Refresh Brightens the Space
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“You don't always have to renovate a space to make it look pretty,” this homeowner says.
Sep 17, 2023
An Unused Basement Becomes a Relaxing 1970s-Style Hangout for $3,000
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Now, it’s a groovy space for hosting friends.
Sep 13, 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 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 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 $120 Closet Redo Is a Storage-Packed Small-Space Game Changer
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The project is practical, sure, but it also brings some personality to what this DIYer calls her “cookie-cutter townhouse.”
May 23, 2023
B&A: $1,000 Later, a Dingy Attic Is Now Unrecognizably Chic and Practical
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The attic had some great features, like built-in wall storage and a big window, but it also had some bad ones — like the moldy carpet and an obtrusive column. Here’s how a DIYer made it all work.
May 12, 2023
B&A: A Beige Bedroom Gets a Zip of Color in an Unexpected Spot for Just $25
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The paint color? Red-orange. The paint location? Read to find out!
May 11, 2023
B&A: Bold Paint and Vintage Details Revive a Dingy Brown Home Office
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“Simply painting a room a bold color can completely transform it,” the designer says.
Apr 30, 2023
Before and After: An Underused Dining Room Becomes a Designer’s Chic Home Office
Featuring an IKEA sofa, Urban Outfitters furniture, and plenty of stunning vintage pieces.
Apr 16, 2023
B&A: An Underutilized Closet Becomes a Creative Crafting Station for $150
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“Cloffices” aren’t just for adults.
Apr 1, 2023
B&A: This Home's Coastal Redo Shows How to Decorate on Theme in the Chicest WayProjects & Improvements
The kitchen and home office both incorporate coastal elements in this sophisticated makeover.
Feb 24, 2023
B&A: An Unfinished Basement's Stylish Redo Has Space for Movies, Games, and MoreProjects & Improvements
Dividing this giant room into zones helps make room for family hangouts, entertaining, movie nights, and more.
Feb 3, 2023
5 Gorgeous Built-In Redos Prove 2022's Trendiest Color Has Staying Power in 2023
“I always love the look of an office when you enter the room and see a grand executive desk and a feature point behind it,” one DIYer says, and last year, she and several others made a feature out of green paint and built-in shelves. Scroll through their projects for some DIY inspiration for the new year.
Jan 12, 2023
B&A: A Cheerful Kids' Room Gets a New Life as a Grown Up Office and Guest Room
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When this DIYer's kids outgrew their bedroom and moved into a bigger one, she wanted to give the space that they left behind a new, more sophisticated look.
Dec 29, 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 $400 Home Office Redo Features One of 2022's Trendiest DIYs
This DIY is popular for good reason! The stylish "after" is a far cry from the cluttered "before."
Dec 1, 2022
B&A: A "Blue Boring Room" Becomes a Sleek, Stylish Hybrid Office and Guest Room
A few simple but impactful changes make this room sing.
Nov 9, 2022
B&A: A $350 Project Expertly Disguises Popcorn Ceilings in This Basement
After a pricey quote from professionals, this homeowner looked to removing the popcorn ceilings herself but didn't want the mess. Here's how she transformed the ceiling instead.
Oct 31, 2022
Great DIY Desks with IKEA Countertops and LegsProjects & Improvements
This is a pearl of wisdom that I received years ago and wanted to bring back right now. When in need of a really simple, nice, natural material desk, use IKEA butcherblock countertop (which is cuttable, sandable, stainable and paintable) and some cool legs (like the Vika Inge style seen here, which has been replaced with Vika Runtorp).
Oct 12, 2022
B&A: A Blank BILLY Bookcase Gets a Bespoke Textured Treatment for $300
"There's nothing like that instant gratification feeling of completing a project like this over a weekend," this YouTuber and DIYer says of her two-day project.
Oct 11, 2022
B&A: A Home Office Redo Swaps a Youthful Look for Something More Grown Up
The before was nice, but the after? It's a real stunner.
Oct 6, 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: $800, 4 DIYs, and 1 IKEA Hack Turn a Cluttered Closet into a Chic WFH Spot
A four-month DIY project helped turn a messy, ineffective closet into a practical vintage-inspired home office.
Aug 27, 2022
B&A: An Unruly Office Gets an Organized, IKEA-Hacked Redo for $2,500Projects & Improvements
"I have space to store items rather than having them out in the open," this homeowner says of her "after." "Overall it’s a lighter and brighter space."
Aug 17, 2022
B&A: DIY Built-Ins and Dramatic Paint Transform This Family's Reading Room
"The only thing we would do differently is doing it earlier," these homeowners say of their DIY project. "It has really made the space feel purposeful."
Aug 14, 2022
B&A: $1,500 DIY Built-Ins Make an Unkempt Basement a Productive WorkspaceProjects & Improvements
A few smart details make these built-ins look totally luxe (even though they were DIY)!
Aug 11, 2022
B&A: A Cluttered Home Office Gets Organized with Luxe Built-Ins for $1,000Projects & Improvements
The before? Boring and a little dysfunctional. The after? A dream combo of stylish and practical.
Jul 27, 2022
B&A: A Pink-Carpeted Basement Becomes a Gorgeous Storage-Packed Dining SpaceProjects & Improvements
This complete basement overhaul was a three-year labor of love.
Jul 24, 2022
B&A: A $2,500 DIY Redo Turns a Dingy Basement into a Bright Yet Cozy HangoutProjects & Improvements
A painted fireplace, DIY slat wall, fresh paint, and a DIY ottoman really make this gathering space sing. Now, you can't even tell it's a basement.
Jul 22, 2022
B&A: A "Dumping Ground" Closet Gets a Multifunctional New Life for $500Projects & Improvements
This closet redo makes a space for everything.
Jul 20, 2022
B&A: An Empty Room Becomes a Functional Office Thanks to DIY Built-InsProjects & Improvements
The DIY redo includes practical features like desk space, storage, and even a new set of doors.
Jul 5, 2022
Before and After: A Spare Bedroom Gets Transformed Into a Bright Home OfficeProjects & Improvements
Paint, furniture, and accessories turned a blank box into a warm, boho home office.
Jul 4, 2022
B&A: A 1987 "Dumping Ground" Basement Becomes a Cozy, Inviting Hangout SpaceProjects & Improvements
This basement went from "cold, dated, dark, and dreary" to "light, bright, stylish living area."
Jun 30, 2022
Before and After: 2 IKEA BESTAS Become a Beautiful Blue Desk (for $450 Total!)
This cheerful desk redo came together in just a few steps.
Jun 20, 2022
B&A: This Home Office Redo is a Masterclass in Mixing Color and Pattern
And it's proof that IKEA can look luxe.
Jun 13, 2022
B&A: Bookworms Will Love How Two Homeowners Maximized Every Inch of a Blank WallProjects & Improvements
"One of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to interior design is not utilizing perfectly good space!" this DIYer says. This project leaves no usable inch untouched.
Jun 10, 2022
B&A: A $4,000 Spare Bedroom-Turned-Home Office Includes a Semi-Custom Murphy Bed
Clever storage solutions give what was once a guest bedroom ample space for work AND sleep.
Jun 6, 2022
B&A: After a Glam Yet Cozy Redo, This Basement Doesn't Even Look Like a BasementProjects & Improvements
It's still completely functional for the family, but now with lots more luxe style.
Jun 3, 2022
B&A: A Plain Attic Space Becomes a Cute and Cozy Lounge for Movie NightsProjects & Improvements
From the cushy seating to the warm color palette, every part of this new hangout spot is inviting.
May 19, 2022
B&A: A Practical $700 Hallway-Turned-Home Office Created with an IKEA PAX
A weeklong project created by best friends.
May 4, 2022
Before and After: A Renter-Friendly $67 IKEA Hack Rescues a "Dreaded Boob Light"Projects & Improvements
"There is life after the boob light," this DIYer says — and there's proof in her super contemporary, streamlined "after."
Apr 19, 2022
B&A: A Basic Office Space Gets a Luxe-Looking Redo That's Actually IKEA
Those custom-looking built-ins are IKEA shelves totaling about $1000.
Apr 7, 2022
18 DIY Desk Ideas to Make Working from Home a BreezeProjects & Improvements
See what your workspace could look like...
Mar 5, 2022
B&A: A Creative Mix of IKEA Shelves Ups the Functionality of a Cozy Reading NookProjects & Improvements
"I love that all our books found their place," this renter says of the "After."
Feb 26, 2022
B&A: A Luxe Home Office Redo Full of Smart Upcycles and Clever HacksProjects & Improvements
The after boasts executive-level style.
Jan 23, 2022
Before & After: A Dingy Basement Becomes a Functional Space with 4 ZonesProjects & Improvements
The basement is now home to a TV and gaming area, a ping-pong zone, a workout corner, and a utility room.
Dec 26, 2021
Before and After: An Underused Dining Room Becomes the Ultimate Home Office Projects & Improvements
Thanks to an IKEA hack that saved a handy homeowner up to $10,000 on construction costs!
Dec 11, 2021
Before & After: A Dark Walk-In Closet Becomes a Dreamy Home Office for $3,000Projects & Improvements
It all comes together with the perfect pink peel-and-stick wallpaper.
Sep 16, 2021
Before and After: A Forgotten Corner Becomes a Warm and Cozy WFH Office SpaceProjects & Improvements
It only took a couple days to remake this space.
Aug 28, 2021
B&A: A Dark, Cluttered Attic Becomes a Charming Office for $400Projects & Improvements
This once-cramped space is now the perfect WFH setup.
Jun 17, 2021
B&A: Most of the Furniture in This $420 Playroom Is Built From ScratchProjects & Improvements
This playroom is like a mini studio apartment. "I am so proud that I built almost everything in here with my own two hands," the homeowner says.
May 14, 2021
B&A: I Turned My Mom's Office into a Cozy Hangout for Mother's DayProjects & Improvements
I wanted to give her a space that made her happy — and I think I nailed it.
May 9, 2021
B&A: 3 Hours and $110 Later, This Awkward Corner's a Stylish Home OfficeProjects & Improvements
A few small tweaks made this space more stylish (and less distracting).
Apr 9, 2021
Before and After: A Blank Box Bedroom Gets a Stylish Redo for $3,000Projects & Improvements
Wait until you see the IKEA hacked desk.
Mar 31, 2021
Before & After: A $2,200 Redo Turns a Cluttered Home Office into a Stylish HavenProjects & Improvements
Your workspace might be a practical necessity, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't inspire you.
Mar 21, 2021