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Before & After: A Bland Bathroom Gets a Farmhouse Makeover for $400

Chelsea’s master bath was in need of a little love, but funds for a full renovation just weren’t in the cards. Rather than wallow in the depths of an ugly bathroom, Chelsea and her husband decided to make some smart, inexpensive upgrades to give the bathroom a new look without breaking the bank.

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Posted on Sep 20, 2017

A Family of Expats Settle Into a Beautiful Mix of Old and New in Luxembourg — House Call

Name: Angela, her husband, daughter, and their dog, Ollie
Location: Luxembourg
The basics: 6 years, rented — 4,000 square feet

When Angela and her family moved to Luxembourg from the States, they weren’t entirely sure what to expect. Prioritizing the things that soften the blow of an international move on a family, Angela wanted a home with a great location, access to schools and outdoor space. Along with checking off most of the boxes on her wish list, their home is a gorgeous, high-ceilinged blend of old world charm and modern conveniences. And while two of her three kids have left for college, the charm of the home remains.

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Posted on Sep 19, 2017

Before & After: From Blank Wall to Beautiful Built-Ins

(Image credit: Becky at Daly Digs )

A big blank wall. It could easily be a source of inspiration or anxiety. For Becky, it was inspiration first, contractor-related anxiety second. She seized the opportunity to use her large amount of blank space as an opportunity to go above and beyond a standard media center and add some built-in charm to her living room. The results are a stunning nod to farmhouse style, will remaining understatedly chic.

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Posted on Sep 19, 2017

A Photographer’s Home and Studio in a Hudson Valley Barn — House Call

Name: Mark
Location: Hudson Valley, New York
The basics: 6 months, owned — 440 square feet

Mark was looking for studio space and in order to get more bang for his buck he decide to look outside of New York City. He found a barn with a long artistic history and new it was the place for him. He renovated a studio apartment underneath the barn, creating a bright and warm home base while tackling larger renovations on the property.

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Posted on Sep 18, 2017

Before & After: An IKEA Clearance Sofa Becomes a Millennial-Pink Dream

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Krys’s DIY project is almost too internet friendly too be true. An IKEA hack? That’s millennial pink? All for the low cost of $300? Think of all the extra money she saved for avocado toasts and Netflix subscriptions and other things millennials enjoy! In all seriousness, Krys’s project is majorly cool, relatively inexpensive and after a bit of trial and error, pretty easy.

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Posted on Sep 18, 2017

One Woman’s “Life-sized Dollhouse” in Cincinnati — House Call

Name: Emily and Gigi the dog
Location: Norwood, Ohio
The basics: 5 months, owned — 1,067 square feet

Emily and her adorable dog roommate Gigi settled into this cute craftsman after a decade of renting. It was love at first site for Emily and after the ink dried on her contracts she set about turning the house into her ideal first home.

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Posted on Sep 17, 2017

24 Hours, $50 and One Very Happy Pup — DIY Project

Jennifer’s exceedingly good dog just wanted to hang out in the backyard and protect its home. They live in Seattle however, and as much as Jennifer appreciated the sentiment, the smell of wet dog was wafting through her home a bit more than she wanted. With the help of some downloaded instructions, leftover paint and a few supplies, she found a solution that pleased both dog and owner alike.

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Posted on Sep 16, 2017

A Young Design Manager Brings Scandinavian Style to His Bachelor Pad — House Call

Name: Nithin
Location: Hyderabad — Telangana, India
The basics: One year, owned — 1,500 square feet

Nithin, a design manager, carries his passion for design out of the office and into the home. He brings his trained eye to every aspect of his space, curating a home with clean lines and elegant simplicity.

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Posted on Sep 15, 2017

Before & After: A Love of Cooking and a Lack of Counter Space Lead to a Kitchen Reno

Carleen’s kitchen didn’t offer much in the way of counter space but it did provide her with lots of poorly laid green tile, which, shockingly enough, wasn’t much consolation. She decided that she’d had enough and set about renovating her kitchen. A mix of professional help, a handy husband and some smart IKEA finds help her put together a chic new kitchen with plenty more counter space to boot.

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Posted on Sep 15, 2017

An LA Transplant Creates a Cozy Home in Williamsburg — House Call

Name: Allie
Location: Williamsburg — Brooklyn, New York
The basics: 4 years, rented — about 900 square feet

Allie’s super-stylish Williamsburg apartment has a ton of cool-girl character. Filled with souvenirs, cookbooks and DIY small space hacks, it has a well-lived earthiness to it, which for a frequent traveler like Allie, is always nice to come home to.

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Posted on Sep 14, 2017

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