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Before and After: From Slapdash Kitchen to a Blue-Grey Beauty

Here’s a kitchen that makes me think, “Sure! Great! I’ve paid many dollars every month for the privilege of cooking in much worse and much, much smaller spaces!” But all is not what it seems, so click through for the total transformation and the truth about what the kitchen was like before the makeover.

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Posted on Nov 19, 2017

Before & After: A Family Home Goes from Cavernous to Cozy — Professional Project

It’s not a problem that many people have in New York, but this Tribeca apartment was almost too big. Sans furniture, the side-by-side living rooms seemed intimidating and cavernous. Plus, the unusual proportions of the space, with windows sitting almost on the floor, made furnishing it tricky. So the homeowners called in Homepolish designer Alec Holland , who transformed the space into a cozy family home, using tricks that anybody can utilitze in a room that feels just a little too large.

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Posted on Nov 18, 2017

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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Posted on Nov 16, 2017

Before & After: This Tired ’70s Bathroom Got a Classic Update — Sweeten

After a long search, Melina and Fabio finally found a two-bedroom place in their desired New York neighborhood — and at a price they could actually afford. The only problem? The bathroom, which hadn’t been renovated in the apartment’s 40-year lifespan, had seen better days. With its dated vanity, off-color tile, and always-dirty grout, it was definitely in need of an update.

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Posted on Nov 14, 2017

Before and After: First-time DIYers Rescue a Fishy, Fugly Floral Small Bathroom

“When we first moved in, our bathroom was COVERED in flowers,” reports Kathy Davies , a wedding and portrait photographer. She and her husband, James Binder, bought this 1950s tri-level house in Michigan two years ago and have slowly been remodeling parts of it. She continues describing what an outdated nightmare the small bathroom was when they purchased the house: “The floor, the curtains, the wallpaper… and not a pretty modern type of floral pattern. It was a terrible, yellowish, old-looking floral pattern. It also smelled like fish haha. This was our first major DIY and is now one of my favorite rooms in the house!”

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Posted on Nov 14, 2017

Before and After: From Fast Food Floors to Old World Charm

The designer of this renovation described the kitchen before as, “dark, oddly angled and with what looks like fast food restaurant tile on the floor.” The client wanted to brighten and update the kitchen while making sure that it fit in perfectly with the rest of the 100-year-old home. The results are fresh and airy yet utterly classic, and the brand-new kitchen has achieved the dream: it looks like it’s always been there.

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Posted on Nov 13, 2017

We Tried Updating An Old Appliance With Liquid Stainless Steel — Apartment Therapy Test Lab

Can this outdated, off-white relic of a stove be transformed into a sleek stainless steel beauty? When I learned about a product designed to replicate the look of stainless steel appliances, I was itching to see if it worked — it just seemed a little too good to be true. Could this paint make appliances blend in a little bit more, or maybe look a little less decrepit? Less almond at least?

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Posted on Nov 13, 2017

Before and After: This ’90s Bathroom Was a Seriously Sexy Beast

This bathroom had everything: mauve jacuzzi! Mauve marble! Hexagonal sinks! Add in black walls and an abundance of glass block and you’ve got one very sexy early ’90s beast. You know this bathroom was A++ in its day. It’s just that its day was 25 years ago.

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Posted on Nov 9, 2017

Before & After: A Perfectly Nice Kitchen Gets Unbelievably Better

As kitchens go, this one isn’t too shabby. There are really nice white countertops, classic subway tile on the backsplash, and basic wood cabinets that look perfectly sound and in good condition. There’s no horribly dated light fixtures, no crappy peeling wallpaper, or any odd woodwork that needs to be ripped out. Even the walls are white and ready to go. Not much you can do to improve this space, right? So very, very wrong.

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Posted on Nov 8, 2017

Amazing Dining Room Redos that Prove Anything’s Possible

The holidays are just beyond the horizon, and chances are you’ll have at least a guest or two in your dining room. If your current dining area is old, outdated, or just unattractive, you may feel like there’s nothing (affordable) that can be done…or that you’re running out of time. That’s just not true! And these daring and delightful dining room makeovers prove it.

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Posted on Nov 7, 2017

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