Before & After Projects
IKEA hacks, vintage DIYs, whole room transformations, renovations, and more from our readers.
Before and After: 4 DIY Projects Make a Blah Laundry Room Beautiful *and* Functional
See how four smart projects, from peel-and-stick to upgraded wicker baskets, make this laundry room more functional.
Before and After: An Easy $10 DIY Is Just What This “Renter Beige” Bedroom Needed
See how a $10 DIY project using black washi tape created a design feature in this “renter beige” bedroom corner.
Before and After: My Dated Kitchen’s Gut Reno Unearthed a Beautiful Brick Wall
See my kitchen’s demo that drastically improves its layout. It’s no longer a dated add-on; it honors the historic roots.
Before and After: A DIY Upholstered Bench Adds Stylish Storage to a Dated Dining Room
See how white paint and built-in seating (with storage) give a once-dated dining room some modern-meets-charming flair.
Before and After: A Rental Bedroom’s $2,000 Boho-Style Redo Mixes High and Low
See a renter turn a 100-year-old San Francisco bedroom into a calm, earth-toned oasis with new furniture and paint.
Before and After: An Awkward Wall Gets a New Life as a Luxe Green Kitchenette
See how these renters made a tiny kitchenette in an entryway space that's just 40 square feet.