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Modern & Rustic Budget Bath Makeover
Short on cash but have a bathroom in desperate need of a redo? Turn this into this with these smart ideas. An outdated vanity was replaced by a DIY version made from inexpensive pine. Simple construction and a rich stain, plus a remnant slab of marble creates a polished look. Instead of a pricey wallpaper accent wall, a stamped herringbone pattern on one wall adds interest. The imperfect look adds to the rooms warmth and charm. Opposite the sink color-blocked open storage gives easy access to bathroom necessities. Hand-painted stripes on storage bins quickly add a custom look. Sketched free-form flowers on the white shower curtain are filled in with watered-down fabric paints. Not artistic? Try stencils. Chrome accents, big baskets, and a sweet spot to sit finish the bathroom. What was dingy and tired is now bright and the perfect mix of rustic, chic, and affordable. [MUSIC]
Family-Friendly Home Tour
On this remodeling tour, see how one couple updates an old house for their young family. Transformations include new cabinetry, replacement windows and doors, a fireplace facelift, and added storage.
1 Bedroom 3 Ways
-Functional but forgettable, this attic bedroom desperately needed architectural details to become a restful getaway. Hi, I'm Paula Marshall, Editor of Before & After Magazine. To quickly and economically introduce architectural character into this room, we relied on a modular system of panels and trim. So let's take a look at 3 different ways to upgrade the same space using modular panels and trim. Wainscotting gives a room a comfy, cottage, or country attitude. These 30-inch tall beaded board panels installs more quickly than traditional wainscotting. Rout a trim above and below the panels. Make this treatment look like the real deal. After wrapping the entire room in wainscotting, we combine additional panels and trim to create a headboard for a cozy, quilt-top bed. In the nearby nook, we embellish the wainscotting with an extra 12 inches of panels and trim for a more substantial look. Outfitted with a love seat and coffee table, it's now the perfect spot to curl up with a good book. Board and batten is a surprisingly versatile wall treatment. Our 36-inch tall version of this treatment combines panel and subtly tapered trim for a look that's simultaneously classic and softly modern. To give the wall behind the bed special prominence, we extended the grid design all the way to the ceiling. Corner pieces help extend the treatment into the nook, which now boasts of sleek desks that could be used for grooming or for writing a note. Installing raised panels gives our attic bedroom traditional grandeur. Believe it or not, these handsome 30-inch tall panels are actually wood composite topped with a lightly-stained cheery veneer. For a stylish headboard that boasts a bevy of storage, we built shelves into the wall behind the bed, and then flank the space with 2-panel columns. These raised panels were perfectly sized to fit under the windows, and continue into the nook area where a built-in bench seat is covered in panels and trim, and topped with an array of posh pillow.
Bathroom Remodel for Under $5,000
Working with what they had and shopping smart helped these homeowners create a beautiful bathroom for a modest price. See how you can do the same in your bathroom remodel.
Black-and-White Kitchen Makeover
While this kitchen had a good foundation, it needed a spark of character. See how smart changes and design updates, and a fab black-and-white color scheme, completely transformed this kitchen.
Modern Kitchen Remodel
See how removing a wall and adding modern style gave this kitchen a better functioning layout and a fresh, sleek face.close to the range. A sleek glass tile backsplash and honed black granite countertop set off the pale wood tones of the modern cabinetry. The window remained in its original spot. But the sink was relocated,