Smart Storage Is the Star of This 45-Square-Foot Laundry Room Makeover
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You can hang clothes from a floating shelf!
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
B&A: A Living Room’s Chic Redo Disguises Its Old ‘80s Brick Fireplace
“I wanted to go bigger with this fireplace,” this homeowner says of her unique transformation.
Jul 15, 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 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
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
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
Before and After: A $200 Redo Turns a Bare TV Zone into a Luxe-Looking Focal Point
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The space has a seamless new look that’s also clutter-free.
Jun 20, 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 DIY Faux Fireplace Made My Living Room Feel Bigger and Cozier
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The new “fireplace” gives me back almost a foot of floor space.
Jun 13, 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: IKEA BILLY Built-Ins Give a Living Room Tons of Functional Storage
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BILLY bookshelves are the secret ingredient in this living room makeover.
Jun 4, 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: A Simple Paint Project Changes This Living Room’s Whole Vibe
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“I had an apartment before where I just did a rectangle on the wall, and I LOVED how it looked,” this DIYer says. “Now that I have my own house, I knew I could get a bit more extra with it.”
May 29, 2023
B&A:“Despised” Red Brick Fireplace Is Revitalized with a $20 Refresh
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“From execution to completion (dry time), it only took us about 36 hours or so,” this DIYer says of this beginner-friendly project.
May 27, 2023
B&A: A $72 One-Wall Project Makes a Whole Living Room Feel Larger
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A low-budget IKEA product, plus a little bit of paint, were the perfect sleek solutions for an awkward spot in this house.
May 19, 2023
B&A: I Transformed My Sad Beige Living Room TV Wall with a Budget of $160
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The biggest-impact steps: paint and cord covers.
May 8, 2023
B&A: A Rustic-Themed Living Room Gets a Minimalist Redo Filled with DIYs
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The previous homeowner put tons of work into creating a rustic-style space they loved — but when the new homeowners moved in, it didn’t quite suit them. Here’s how they made it their own.
May 3, 2023
B&A: $850 Later, a Blank Living Room Is Unrecognizable — and Majorly Cozy
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A five-week project using IKEA IVARs and a discount fireplace totally transforms this blank white box.
May 2, 2023
B&A: A Plain Spare Room Transforms into a “Disco Cocoon” Media Lounge
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The new space is a grown-up secret clubhouse that goes all-out with bold design.
Apr 21, 2023
B&A: A 1924 Sears Kit Living Room Gets a Respectful Redo Full of Charm
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This home was part of a Sears catalog kit, and many of its original features can be seen in the living room today.
Apr 18, 2023
Before and After: A 1980s Living Room’s Redo Makes Dated Mirror Walls Look Fresh
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See how a blah beige living room gets a glam glow-up that’s both trendy and timeless.
Apr 12, 2023
B&A: Peel-and-Stick Products Turn a Bland Fireplace into a Colorful Focal Point
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Wallpaper, tile, and a new mantel take this fireplace from a blank slate to a bespoke and character-filled feature.
Apr 6, 2023
B&A: Custom Wall-Mount Shelves Turn a Reading Corner into a Bookworm’s Fantasy
“I love having my books all together on the wall; it really feels like a feature in the room instead of an afterthought,” this DIYer says. This one’s for the bookworms out there!
Apr 4, 2023
B&A: A Geometric Wood Accent Wall Livens Up a Blank White Living Room for $450
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These homeowners “wanted something moody, modern and something no one else had.”
Apr 3, 2023
B&A: A Group of Friends Turn a Wall Into a "Monet Meets Pollock" Work of ArtProjects & Improvements
This DIY is perfect for art lovers on a budget.
Mar 23, 2023
B&A: $1,200 Later, a Stuck-in-the-'80s Living Room Has a Vibrant New Look
Before, the living room had a faux brick fireplace, a textured ceiling, and "awful '80s patterned carpet." The after is unrecognizably luxe while honoring the features the homeowners *did* like before.
Mar 11, 2023
B&A: This $200 Rental-Friendly Hack Fakes the Look of Dramatic Built-Ins
By painting her walls and built-ins the same color, this DIYer created a seamless storage setup. Read more about her painting tips and takeaways.
Mar 10, 2023
B&A: A $255 Redo Transforms an Awkward Alcove into Dreamy Reading NookProjects & Improvements
This would be the perfect spot to curl up with a book on a Saturday morning.
Mar 7, 2023
B&A: This DIY Fireplace Update Features a $2 Gallery Wall Hack Worth CopyingProjects & Improvements
A less-than-exciting fireplace became a bold focal point.
Feb 21, 2023
B&A: 3 Big Changes Call Attention to a 100-Year-Old Living Room's Best Features
Paint, tile, and new seating are a winning combo in this cozy cabin living room.
Feb 17, 2023
B&A: A $450 DIY Accent Wall Project Livens Up a Plain Gray Rental Living Room
After a few setbacks, this intrepid DIYer figured out how to make her dream accent wall a reality.
Feb 6, 2023
B&A: A Lively Refresh Brings out the Best in This Row Home's Beige Living RoomProjects & Improvements
The makeover blends traditional touches with modern embellishments.
Feb 5, 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
B&A: A $5,000 Redo Turns This Bare Basement into a Functional Laundry RoomProjects & Improvements
The newly made over space is unrecognizable.
Feb 1, 2023
B&A: A $475, One-Week Redo Turns an Uninviting Living Room into a Cozy Hangout
These homeowners transformed their living room in a week, thanks to the deadline of hosting family the following weekend. But the space has served them well past their hosting duties.
Jan 18, 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 Fairytale-Level Redo Makes This Drab Laundry Room UnrecognizableProjects & Improvements
The new space is gorgeous — but it's plenty practical, too.
Jan 1, 2023
The 10 Best Living Room Redos of 2022, from Minimalist Havens to Bold HangoutsProjects & Improvements
These living room redos will inspire you to take another look at your own space.
Dec 26, 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 Luxe DIY Tile Project Revives This "Sad Brown" Faux Brick Fireplace
Stuck on a project of your own? Let this intrepid DIYer's success inspire you to take it to the finish line.
Dec 11, 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 '70s-Style Wood Paneled Fireplace Gets a Classic-with-a-Twist $600 Redo
This homeowner decided to give her fireplace a more contemporary look and a little pop of color.
Nov 29, 2022
B&A: A $2,000 Redo Turns an Impractical Bathroom into a Dream Laundry Room
These homeowners checked off everything on their dream laundry room list: a sink, built-in cabinetry, a tile backsplash, cool new countertops, and an exciting paint color.
Nov 17, 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
B&A: A Ceiling-Height Gallery Wall Is the Star in This Cozy Living Room Redo
Come for the excellent art hanging and sourcing tips, stay for the clever way to disguise a TV.
Oct 26, 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
Before and After: A Wood-Everywhere 1950s Home Gets a Bright New LifeProjects & Improvements
When Laura Wilson of Velvet Sweatpants Interior Design and her fiancé purchased their 1959 home from the original owner, they knew the home needed a lot of love. They also knew they had their work cut out for them.
Oct 12, 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 Plain Fireplace's Renter-Friendly Redo Only Cost $57
Here's an easy project renters and non-renters can do to spruce up a fireplace for fall.
Oct 4, 2022
B&A: A Useless Entryway Spot Gets a Practical, Storage-Packed Redo for $300
"I love the classic look and the added closed storage," this DIYer says of her innovative railing swap.
Oct 2, 2022
B&A: A Cluttered Rental Laundry Room Gets an Efficient and Stylish Redo for $220
The after is cute and clutter-free thanks to a few DIYS. "In terms of design, think about two or three small changes that will make such a difference," this DIYer advises.
Sep 30, 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 Bare Living Room is Transformed with a Unique IKEA BILLY Bookcase Hack
The new scalloped shelving is a must-see!
Sep 25, 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: This On-Trend DIY Accent Wall with Secret Storage Came Together in 3 Days
This is a trick you can steal for your own mural painting projects.
Sep 12, 2022
B&A: A Blank Basement Becomes a Hangout-Ready, Hollywood-Inspired Movie Room
Why go out when you can get a cozy theater experience at home?
Sep 3, 2022