Before and After: West Coast-Style Home Makeovers You'll Love

See how Jillian Harris, the co-host and interior designer from HGTV's Love It or List It, Too , easily reimagines outdated spaces and turns them into modern miracles.

Before: Too Small to Entertain

Before: Small Kitchen and Dining Area

Before: Small Kitchen and Dining Area

These homeowners longed for a classy space where they could host dinner parties, but a tiny table and cramped kitchen just weren't cutting it. 

After: Elegant and Spacious

Open Kitchen and Dining Room With Warm Wood Accents

Open Kitchen and Dining Room With Warm Wood Accents

Love It or List It, Too co-host and interior designer Jillian Harris reworked the kitchen layout to create two stations in an open layout. A grander dining table for six sets the stage for lovely dinner parties to come.

Before: Packed Garage With Leaky Roof

Before: Garage With Leaky Roof

Before: Garage With Leaky Roof

Yikes! This abominable before was in serious need of organization, and an unfortunate leak left wet clutter strewn about the space. 

After: Peaceful Office Space

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HLILIT105H_after-home-office-converted-garage_4x3

Since the homeowners were only using the garage to hold piles of clutter and paperwork, Jillian created a peaceful home office where they can keep things organized. 

Before: Dated, Dark Bedroom

Before: Ragged and Run-Down Bedroom

Before: Ragged and Run-Down Bedroom

Improving this dated disaster wouldn't require much, but Jillian has big plans for this dark space, where even the wallpaper is trying to make a break for it.

After: Serene Blue Bedroom

Relaxing Blue Bedroom

Relaxing Blue Bedroom

By adding tall window treatments, Jillian was able to make the room feel much larger. A light, relaxing color palette creates a calming effect, while stylish new furniture ties the look together. 

Before: Clutter to the Ceiling

Before: Cluttered Garage

Before: Cluttered Garage

This cluttered garage lacked organization and was essentially wasted space in a home where space was at a premium. 

After: Finally a Family Room

Lavish Lounge Area

Lavish Lounge Area

Jillian opted to completely transform the garage into a more functional family room. Neutral walls and custom-built furniture look tranquil and inviting in this totally reworked space.

Before: Basic and Overflowing

Before: Toy-Filled Living Room

Before: Toy-Filled Living Room

Toys, toys and more toys turned this already bland living room into a makeshift playroom. Jillian hoped to remove the toys and add some personality. 

After: Smart Storage in a Stylish Space

Cozy Living Room With Storage Ottoman

Cozy Living Room With Storage Ottoman

A storage ottoman keeps the toys out of the way when not in use and doubles as a comfy spot to put your feet up in the newly redesigned living room.

Before: Unorganized and Out of Control

Before: Unorganized Laundry Room

Before: Unorganized Laundry Room

Before Jillian got her hands on it, this laundry room was a major mess in need of a cleaning overhaul. 

After: Everything in Its Place

Laundry Room with Ample Storage

Laundry Room with Ample Storage

Once Jillian worked her magic, this space was brought back to its original purpose: a laundry room. Brand new cabinets provide excellent storage, so piles of clutter are a thing of the past.

Before: Outdated Space and Color Scheme

Before: Taupe and Copper Kitchen

Before: Taupe and Copper Kitchen

For this dated kitchen, the homeowners needed a refreshed look with a smarter layout that would make it easier to keep an eye on their young daughters.

After: Open and Practical

Sleek Eat-In Kitchen With Black Dining Table

Sleek Eat-In Kitchen With Black Dining Table

This open floor plan makes it easier to see everything that's going on in the home, and a sleek palette of blended neutrals creates a timeless look.

Before: Bad Lighting and Layout

Before: Dark Kitchen With Bench Seating

Before: Dark Kitchen With Bench Seating

In this painfully-dark before, bench seating and an awkward brick fireplace made it difficult to gather around the table.

After: Bright and Reborn

Bright and Airy Kitchen

Bright and Airy Kitchen

After the makeover, this space looks like an entirely different room. Jillian was able to keep the fireplace by moving the kitchen cabinets. She even created enough space to add a kitchen island. 

Before: Underutilized Storage Closet

Before: Small Storage Closet

Before: Small Storage Closet

The homeowners simply weren't making the most of the storage space this closet provided.

After: Makeshift Mudroom

Orderly Lockers as Storage Closet

Orderly Lockers as Storage Closet

In order to keep all the kids' sports gear organized and at the ready, Jillian installed custom-built lockers for easy, kid-friendly storage.

Before: Outdated Cabinets

Before: Outdated Kitchen

Before: Outdated Kitchen

Green countertops and cabinets that were over 30 years old were major eyesores in this outdated kitchen.

After: Cool and Contemporary

Modern White and Mint Green Kitchen with Dinette

Modern White and Mint Green Kitchen with Dinette

A neutral color palette brightens the kitchen, while new cabinets and a stunning tulip table bring the space into the 21st century. 

Before: Boring Fireplace

Outdated Living Room in Fixer Upper

Outdated Living Room in Fixer Upper

From

Love It or List It, Too

Photo by: David Owen Strongman / Getty Images

David Owen Strongman / Getty Images

This house had obvious potential, but the homeowners had a hard time seeing past the boring, cramped before.

After: Full of Personality

Fireplace is the Focal Point

Fireplace is the Focal Point

From

Love It or List It, Too

Photo by: David Owen Strongman/Getty Images

David Owen Strongman/Getty Images

A bright white fireplace instantly brightens the look of this once-dated home, while unique art and accent pieces add personal flair. 

Before: Good Bones, Old Cabinets

Outdated Cabinets and Updated Appliances

Outdated Cabinets and Updated Appliances

From

Love It or List It, Too

Photo by: David Owen Strongman / Getty Images

David Owen Strongman / Getty Images

This kitchen already had new appliances, but the dated cabinets left something to be desired. 

After: Cheerful White Kitchen

Glass Front Cabinets Create Open Feeling

Glass Front Cabinets Create Open Feeling

From

Love It or List It, Too

Photo by: David Owen Strongman/Getty Images

David Owen Strongman/Getty Images

Jillian kept the appliances but surrounded them with new white cabinets to instantly brighten up the space. 

Before: Dated '60s Cooking Space

Photo by: David Owen Strongman / Getty Images

David Owen Strongman / Getty Images

Though the homeowners were once in love with this unique kitchen built in the 1960s, they both agreed it was long overdue for an update.

After: New Lease on Life

Photo by: David Owen Strongman / Getty Images

David Owen Strongman / Getty Images

Caesarstone countertops, a more modern kitchen island and a delicate wall color give this kitchen just the right amount of modern-meets-classic style. 

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