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Aug 19

Before & After: A 1920s Bungalow’s Makeover Is Thanks to a Budget IKEA Kitchen


The previous owner had lived in this old house for about 70 years and it required updating.
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01
Feb 19

Before and After: A '70s Airstream Gets Saved from Shag Carpeting

Sheena and Jason’s vintage Airstream is a soothing, lovely, bohemian dream on wheels. They travel the States in it with their beautiful dog Riley. Now the interior is all-white, with natural textures and bold patterns, but it sure didn’t look that way when they bought it.

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Jan 19

5 Great Ideas You Should Steal from the 2019 HGTV Dream Home

Every year, the folks at HGTV create an HGTV Dream Home, which is more than just a typical show house—it’s also a giveaway. That’s right: You could win a fully furnished 3,650-square-foot home in Whitefish, Montana, right on the edge of Glacier National Park. (The prize package also includes a 2019 Honda Pilot Elite and $250,000.) But even if you don’t win, there’s plenty to see here—and lots of ideas worth stealing for your own home.

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17
Jan 19

10 Affordable & Easy Ways to Add Lighting to a Closet Without Wiring

I’ve always preferred living in pre-1940s buildings for all their historical and architectural charm (so far, six different places and counting, ranging from 1907 through 1931). But my affinity for the old doesn’t always align with my modern day needs, most notably the absence of overhead lighting inside closets.

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16
Dec 18

Here Are Your Best Bets for Cheap Bathroom Vanities

Bathroom vanities can take a serious chunk out of a renovation budget. Given that a mid-range bath remodel can run upwards of $19,000, according to Remodeling’s 2018 Cost vs. Value report, the prices shouldn’t come as a surprise, but they often do. I was determined to not drop a small fortune during my recent bathroom remodel, but at first that seemed like an impossible task. The vanities I kept crushing on were upwards of a thousand dollars (and often $2,000) and that often didn’t include the counter or sink. So, yeah, no.

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29
Nov 18

Don't Make Vanity Lighting an Afterthought in Your Bathroom

Designers love describing bathrooms as “spa-like”—but there’s nothing spa-like about squinting in the dark. Choosing your bathroom vanity lighting is just as essential as picking out tile or hanging the perfect shower curtain. But wander into your local hardware store and you’ll find a million options. What to choose, what to choose. Follow these guidelines to learn how to pick a good setup, no matter how your bathroom is designed.

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08
Nov 18

17 Unique Ways to Create One Wood Accent Wall

If you have a big blank white wall in your home, and you just don’t know what to do with it, consider a wood accent wall. They are an easy way to add warmth, texture, and interest to a space, and are easily done on a budget. Reclaimed siding, old moving pallets, scrap wood, salvaged floorboards, and even laminate flooring can do the trick. Here are 17 unique yet do-able ways to adopt this huge trend.

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01
Nov 18

This Complete Studio Makeover Went From Gut to Gorgeous — Makeover

Project by: Melissa
Location: Upper East Side — New York, New York

My girlfriend Melissa and I purchased a small studio apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in October 2015. With a reasonable renovation budget, our goal was to take this fixer-upper, maximize the space and create a home for us for the next few years.

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Oct 18

Before & After: A Cookie Cutter Suburban Home-Turned-Vintage Surf Hideaway — House Tour

Name: Rachel and Nick Kuchar
Location: Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Size: 2,040 square feet
Years lived in: 5 years, owned

We turned our cookie cutter suburban home into the vintage surf hideaway we had dreamed of. We were given a 1950s Gordon & Smith longboard from a relative and that began our love affair with the era. I asked my husband, a graphic designer, to make some art for the house since I couldn’t find anything that was just right. My husband now sells the vintage style surf art he designed for our walls.

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03
Oct 18

The Source for Cheap Tile Everybody Should Know About

If you’ve ever looked into tile prices, you probably know that materials can destroy your renovation budget in no time. My jaw hit the floor when I saw the prices on some of the beautiful tiles popping up in Pinterest. Honestly, who is out there paying 50, 75, or 100 bucks and up, per square foot? (And when the manufacturer website doesn’t even tell you the price, you know the old saying is true—if you have to ask, well, you can’t afford it.)

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