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Dec 17

Before & After: Exciting Upgrades for a Very Boring Bathroom — Sweeten

In its previous iteration, the bathroom in Meredith and Jason’s Chelsea home was the epitome of late ’90s truck stop chic. A fancy truck stop, mind you, with a stone countertop, fancy mirror, and mud-colored shower tiles in a staggered configuration. But it just wasn’t working for them. In addition to its questionable aesthetics, the room also had questionable functionality: the plumbing was malfunctioning, and the drawers in the bulky medicine cabinet would hit the radiator when you pulled them out. An upgrade was definitely in order.

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27
Nov 17

Before and After: A Remarkable Whole-House Renovation, Room by Room

This is a very special treat: a whole house renovation! Since the entire home has been transformed, we’re going to speed right through, room by room, so you can check out all of the highlights of this incredible home.

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25
Nov 17

Before & After: This Kitchen Lost The Layout, But Kept All the Character

This kitchen had issues, to say the least. We’ll gloss over the linoleum floor (not horrible, but not great) and the counter top, which sagged where it shouldn’t (never a good thing when you need a functional surface). Instead, we’re going to jump right on over to the stove, which had to be plugged in with an extension cord! Combine that with a fridge that was eating up floor space, and you know it’s time to rethink the kitchen layout.

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Nov 17

Before & After: This Bathroom Looks Great, But Wait Until You See the Floor

This “Before & After” involves a beautiful Brooklyn brownstone with a bathroom that had seen better days. While certainly not as dire as some “before” bathrooms we’ve seen it had an uninspired design, a clunky sliding metal door that broke up the space, and a distinct lack of storage — especially for a bathroom of this size.

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06
Nov 17

Before and After: What To Do When Your Entire Bathroom is Brown

There’s so much to say about this bathroom, but let’s start (and end) with all the brown. There are brown details on the walls, brown trim all around the doors and windows, and brown floor tiles. And are those sink faucet handles actually brown as well? Is that even possible? Regardless, it’s just a lot of brown. Which makes this bathroom transformation all the more exciting, because there’s no longer a lick of brown in sight. Enjoy.

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12
Oct 17

A Hard-Core IKEA Hack for a Rental Bathroom Makeover — Apartment Therapy Original Makeover

IKEA’s IVAR collection is a very versatile system, with different ways to configure storage, and made of unfinished wood that’s a virtual blank slate for paint. But, in a recent makeover project, the big question became: could it become the centerpiece of an inexpensive rental bathroom makeover?

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06
Oct 17

Before & After: Committing to Color to Transform a Kids Room — Professional Project

Project by: Jessica Davis of Nest Studio
Location: South Orange, New Jersey

Jessica wanted to give her daughter’s room a new look, something age-appropriate but not overly precious or childish. A large room with good light, the possibilities were endless, but she settled on a rich color for the walls and timeless furniture that her daughter can grow with.

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Oct 17

Before & After: A Wood Feature Wall Warms Up a Seattle Home — Professional Project

Project by: Sarah and Nick Karakaian of Nestrs LLC
Location: Seattle, Washington

Sarah’s sister found herself with a lovely, slightly imperfect home in Seattle. She called in the pros, aka Sarah and Nick, to help give her house some simple sophistication. A lucky find in the form of a brick wall, a few smart paint choices and a mix of DIY and shopped furniture pieces helped to create a warm and modern home.

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30
Sep 17

Before & After: A Basic IKEA Desk Gets Some Personality

After spotting this bright pink, approachably Boho IKEA hack on the internet superhighway, we knew we had to share it with you. After hitting up the IKEA ‘as is’/clearance section, Becky and Kelsey (aka The Sorry Girls) knew they could make something out of this compact, but slightly boring desk situation. They snatched it up, took it home and worked their DIY magic!

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24
Sep 17

Before & After: An IKEA Hemnes Dresser Glams Up

Courtney found herself in a bit of a design lurch when she ordered a new dresser for her daughter, but a month later got word that it had been cancelled. Instead of shaking her fists at the heavens and cursing the retail gods, she hopped in her car, drove to IKEA and snatched up a Hemnes dresser. With a little DIY know-how she transformed the dresser into a totally glam, Old Hollywood-inspired piece.

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