Do-It-Yourself Charm

Big do-it-yourself ideas can expand any space. Check out a tiny bungalow with Hollywood glamour, a little house with a big dance floor, a coffee table that's more than meets the eye and a modern mini-loft in New York.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe oversized diamond pattern on the floor is a key stylistic feature. Combined with bright colors and mirrors everywhere, the eye is kept entertained in this modestly sized living room.
When Miles Andrews bought this cottage 14 years ago, the first thing she did was paint every single wall and most of the floor surfaces. The house came with lots of great features, so Andrews left things pretty much the way they were. She did make one rather substantial change, though: transforming the screened porch into a home office complete with French doors.