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This Playful, Curvy Tableware Is the New "Gen-Z China"
Who is Gustaf Westman and why is his serveware trending on TikTok?
Jan 29, 2023
B&A: Mismatched Thrifted Nightstands Become a Smart-Looking Duo in a $50 Project
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"Mid-century modern always catches my eye," this furniture flipper says.
Jan 27, 2023
The Orbital Sander I Reluctantly Bought Actually Makes DIYs Infinitely Easier
This tool takes a lot of the sweat out of sweat equity.
Jan 27, 2023
B&A: A $120 Furniture Flip Uses an Unexpected Material
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"I know this isn’t everyone’s style, but I just knew I wanted to do something different," this DIYer says. "I love that it’s such a statement piece for my guest bedroom. I wanted something bright and happy and a one-of-a-kind piece. I really do think I achieved that."
Jan 25, 2023
B&A: A Fancy Boutique Hotel Was the Inspo for This Blank Bedroom's $1,500 Redo
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"I'm proud that the space looks more expensive than it was to transform," this DIYer says.
Jan 24, 2023
This TikToker's Ingenious DIY Created Incredibly Cool, Custom Knobs
The incredibly adorable DIY shaped door pulls by Kaitlin of Room in Bloom NYC are the perfect example of how to extend your personality into your home AND create a one-of-a-kind-space.
Jan 24, 2023
One Surprising Thing I Splurged on in My Last Home Reno — and I Don't Regret It
I spent an extra couple hundred dollars, but the impact was huge.
Jan 24, 2023
B&A: A $50 Hack Turns This Plain Glass IKEA Cabinet into a Luxe Statement Piece
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This hack features an affordable DIY material you'll want to add to cart.
Jan 23, 2023
B&A: A 1980s Bathroom Is Unrecognizable After a DIY Redo Full of Luxe Touches
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A brown bathroom from 1984 gets a major glow up full of on-trend details like green-painted built-ins, fluted wood, and more.
Jan 22, 2023
B&A: Boring Cabinets Become a Luxurious Coffee Station in a $2,000 DIY Redo
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This dining room bar feature goes from too-small to totally grand.
Jan 21, 2023
8 Clever Ideas for Expensive-Looking Art You Can DIY for Under $20
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Fill up a gallery wall or create a giant statement piece without breaking the bank.
Jan 21, 2023
B&A: A $46 Redo Gives "Cheap-Looking" 1990s Interior Doors Some Vintage Charm
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"I'm lucky to have some amazing original features, like an exposed brick wall and cast-iron columns, and the doors felt really out of place," this apartment owner says of her dated interior doors.
Jan 20, 2023
B&A: A One-Bedroom Apartment Sneaks in a Nursery with This Cute and Clever Redo
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Because of their limited square footage, these renters didn't want to bring in baby stuff for the sake of stuff. Maximizing vertical space was key, and they did this by way of wall-mounted book racks, a hanging clothes rack, and floating shelves to hold baby care essentials.
Jan 19, 2023
Turn Thrift Store Ceramic Figurines Into Dark Academia Bronze Statues
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That dark academia look is just a spray and a brush away.
Jan 19, 2023
TikTok Has Discovered an Easy DIY Antidote to Harsh Overhead Lighting
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Big light, be gone.
Jan 19, 2023
B&A: A $475, One-Week Redo Turns an Uninviting Living Room into a Cozy Hangout
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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
This $20 Renter-Friendly TikTok Hack Helps Fit More Storage into a Sneaky Spot
Want to be more organized in 2023? This project is for you.
Jan 18, 2023
B&A: A Glam Rental Bedroom Redo Took Inspiration from a Surprising Source
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A bold paint color paired with vintage finds gave this once-bland space a luxurious new life.
Jan 17, 2023
6 Genius Ways to Hack IKEA's Newest Products in 2023
These new releases are some of the best IKEA has to offer in terms of affordability, practicality, and hack potential.
Jan 17, 2023
Planning a Bathroom Reno? This Smart Homeowner's Tip Might Save You a Headache
If you only have one bathroom at home, renovating it can be stressful. This tip's worth considering.
Jan 16, 2023
This $5 TikTok Trick Turns Any TV into a Work of Art
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And it's completely reversible if the DIYer chooses to go back to an all-black TV.
Jan 15, 2023
B&A: A 10-Year-Old IKEA BESTA Looks Totally New After a $200 DIY Project
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When this homeowner's dream media cabinet was out of stock (and $5,000) she hacked her old IKEA BESTA to get the look she was after.
Jan 14, 2023
B&A: A Hand-Me-Down Bunk Bed Inspires a Whole-Room Redo in a Cheery Color Combo
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This kid's room makes a total 180 thanks to bright new paint and new decor.
Jan 13, 2023
5 Gorgeous Built-In Redos Prove 2022's Trendiest Color Has Staying Power in 2023
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“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 Plain Bathroom Gets a Rustic-Meets-Modern Redo with Cozy Cabin Vibes
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The new look blends contemporary fixtures with vintage touches.
Jan 11, 2023
B&A: This Dramatic Kitchen Redo is the Work of Creative, Budget-Savvy Renters
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"As renters sometimes we feel powerless to improve our spaces," this apartment dweller says. She and her husband (and their landlord) came up with some quick fixes for this once-dated kitchen.
Jan 9, 2023
B&A: Low-Cost DIYs and Bold Design Risks Pay off Big Time in this Hallway Redo
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"Hallways are often overlooked when it comes to design, and I saw this as an opportunity to take some risks and make some bold design choices," this DIYer says.
Jan 8, 2023
This TikToker Created Fake Windows Using Home Depot Light Panels
It’s a low-key genius method of adding some light to any space that needs it.
Jan 6, 2023
B&A: A "Generic and Soulless" Gray Bathroom Gets a Traditional Redo with Punch
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The design takeaways here? Traditional doesn't mean "boring," and small spaces do not have to be exempt from big, bold design choices.
Jan 5, 2023
Dyson Is Having a Huge Sale on Its Air Purifying Heater and Fan — Get It For $120 Off Before Allergy Season
It's a must-have for warding off winter chills.
Jan 5, 2023
B&A: A $60 No-Power-Tools Hack Turns an IKEA KALLAX into a Luxe Media Console
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All in, the project cost $120. Not bad for its sophisticated new look!
Jan 4, 2023
9 Space-Saving Drop-Leaf Tables on Sale at Wayfair Right Now
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Check them out while they're still in stock!
Jan 3, 2023
4 Tips for Completing a Home Reno Project in the Short, Dark Days of Winter
Don't let an early sunset dissuade you from tackling your home improvement checklist.
Jan 3, 2023
B&A: A $60 Stripped-Down Makeover Helps a Secondhand Sideboard Go Luxe
Patience and sweat equity led to dramatic results for this 1970s sideboard makeover.
Dec 30, 2022
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: A Dingy Basement Becomes an Elegant Bedroom— with a Surprising Paint Choice
This might be your new favorite color combo.
Dec 25, 2022
B&A: A Few Smart DIYs Go a Long Way in Brightening up This Dreary 1990s RV
The space is bright and welcoming now — a far cry from the blah brown of before.
Dec 24, 2022
12 Incredible IKEA Hacks Everyone Will Be Trying in 2023
Grab your nearest Allen wrench!
Dec 22, 2022
If You Only Buy One Coffee Table Book About the Home for 2022, This Should Be It
It's a design book dedicated solely to celebrating black-owned homes, and we're showing you some of its inspiring images and sharing a decorating tip from it here.
Dec 21, 2022
Before and After: This Dramatic $1,500 TV Wall Transformation Is Pure Art
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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 $1,300 Bedroom Redo Keeps the Furniture, But Brings in Dreamy Boho Vibes
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This homeowner envisioned "a space that I could retreat to, disconnect, curl up with a magazine, and feel totally relaxed."
Dec 16, 2022
Glass Rinsers Are the Hot New Kitchen Fixture, and Here’s How To Repurpose Your Soap Dispenser Into One
It only takes you about an hour to install and makes your sink area more functional (and fancy!).
Dec 15, 2022
B&A: An $800 DIY Wood Project Gives This Just-OK Dining Room a Gorgeous New Look
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These homeowners took a value pack of MDF baseboards and made magic on their dining room walls.
Dec 14, 2022
The Best Dog Beds That You Can Buy Right Now
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You *and* your dog will be able to tell the difference...
Dec 14, 2022
This Genius IKEA BESTA Cabinet Hack Creates a Daybed Out of Thin Air
Here's the easiest-ever daybed.
Dec 14, 2022
B&A: A Boring Builder-Grade Bathroom Goes Bespoke with a $2,000 DIY Redo
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"Everything in here was new, but it was builder-grade and looked pretty average," this homeowner says. But with some DIY touches, the new bathroom looks positively luxe.
Dec 13, 2022
B&A: A Luxe DIY Tile Project Revives This "Sad Brown" Faux Brick Fireplace
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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: This Dramatic $2,500 Home Office Redo Features a Totally Unique Closet DIY
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Paint plus a little woodwork totally transform this once-uninspiring space.
Dec 10, 2022
B&A: A Falling Apart 1960s Avion Trailer Gets a Groovy Retro-Inspired Redo
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This pro restorer used historic photos to help revive his 1960s aluminum trailer.
Dec 9, 2022
B&A: A Dark Bathroom Loses the Red (and Some Walls) to Become a Light and Serene
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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
B&A: An All-White Minimalist Redo Makes This Kitchen Feel Cozier Than Ever
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A layout change meant this reno was a big undertaking — but it had an equally big payoff.
Dec 6, 2022
B&A: A Daring $1,075 Bathroom Redo Ditches the Lime Green and Brings the Drama
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"I am most proud that we completed this entire renovation on time and within budget!" this homeowner says. "That rarely happens to us."
Dec 3, 2022
B&A: 2 DIYs Transform a Dingy Staircase into an Artistic Centerpiece
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A dripping paint effect without using paint? You'll have to see this staircase to believe it.
Dec 2, 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
B&A: A Rental Bedroom Gets a $1,000 Paint-Free Redo with Coastal Modern Style
Everything in this rental bedroom's cheerful redo is landlord-approved.
Nov 24, 2022
B&A: A Bland Kid's Bedroom Gets a Whopping Dose of Color and Personality
It's hard to keep a smile off your face when looking at the "after."
Nov 22, 2022
11 Home Reno Mistakes That Your Neighbors Hate — and How to Avoid Them
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Taking on a home reno? Make sure you don't create any enemies during the process.
Nov 22, 2022
B&A: 4 DIY Projects Totaling $450 Give a Bare Bedroom a Scandi-Industrial Redo
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Handpainted walls, a homemade headboard, and a hand-built vanity, oh my!
Nov 21, 2022
Before & After: A Designer Updates Her Bathroom Without Stripping Away Its Charm
That stained glass window though!
Nov 20, 2022
B&A: A $35 DIY Transforms Old Doors into a One-of-a-Kind Headboard
A great headboard instantly elevates a bedroom, taking the main focal point of the room — the bed — from understated to luxe.
Nov 19, 2022
10 Unexpected Holiday Entertaining and Decor Trends You Need to Know Now
According to top designers and creatives!
Nov 19, 2022
Not in Love With Your Backsplash? We Tested Adhesive, Removable Smart Tiles
Smart Tiles promises easy installation, easy cleaning and resistance to heat and humidity. As a renter, I wanted to give them a try.
Nov 18, 2022
B&A: A Smelly Bathroom's Redo Looks Way More Expensive Than Its $700 Price
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The secret to the budget-friendly project: buying secondhand, shopping around, and DIYing it all.
Nov 16, 2022
B&A: A Set of DIY Built-Ins Triples This Entryway's Storage Potential for $1,600
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This homeowner built a custom bench in her entryway to make life easier for herself, her guests, and her cat.
Nov 15, 2022
B&A: A Simple $60 Project Revives an Old Headboard, Saving This DIYer Thousands
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A perfectly good headboard gets a new life with a fresh boho-inspired look.
Nov 14, 2022
B&A: A Stained Staircase Loses the Carpet and Gets a Modern Refresh for $60
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The new staircases matches its 1970s A-frame house much better than the stained and carpeted "before."
Nov 11, 2022
The One Thing Your Accent Wall is Missing — and the Easy, Under-$20 DIY Fix
This little detail is the difference between good and great.
Nov 11, 2022
Your Tabletop Is Missing This One Designer-Approved, Pinterest-Worthy Item
And it's currently on sale!
Nov 11, 2022
B&A: A "Blue Boring Room" Becomes a Sleek, Stylish Hybrid Office and Guest Room
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A few simple but impactful changes make this room sing.
Nov 9, 2022
B&A: A 1980s Bathroom Gets a Floor-to-Ceiling Redo with Classic Vintage Vibes
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A husband-wife duo redesigned this 1988 bathroom.
Nov 8, 2022