Best Desperate Spaces Makeovers

  • Before: Woodgrain rules in this outdated Craftsman-style kitchen that's even missing a few cabinet doors.
  • After: Fitted with refurbished, period appliances and a cheery red color scheme, this kitchen went from boring to bright. (more about this makeover)
  • Before: This bland dining room gets lot of natural light but is stuck in beige-ville.
  • After: Using silver, gold and black as accents to beige really allows this dining room to shine. (more about this makeover)
  • Before: This master bedroom full of hand-me-downs looks straight out of the '80s.
  • After: French country and cottage style banishes outdated furniture in this now serene master suite. (more about this makeover)
  • Before: This awkwardly-shaped home office is not only an organization disaster — it's also ugly.
  • After: A fresh furniture arrangement and tropical drapery lend an uncluttered, breezy feeling to this Hemmingway-inspired home office. (more about this makeover)
  • Before: A plastic-covered dinette set and a few holes in the wall make this dining room very unappetizing.
  • After: New furniture and a cool blue and brown color scheme turn this traditional dining room into a family gathering space. (more about this makeover)
  • Before: Orange, blue, red... this living room is so many shades of wrong it would make even a toddler cry.
  • After: Orange still rules in the living room, but now the space is livable when paired with fresh cream. (more about this makeover)
  • Before: This guest bedroom currently serves as a catch-all and looks more like a jail cell than a place to sleep.
  • After: The answer to this room is paint. The guest bedroom/office now sports zebra wallpaper that draws attention away from the freshly painted cinderblock walls. (more about this makeover)
  • Before: Roses overrun this living room that still sports construction-white walls.
  • After: Sticking to a natural theme (but with only a trace of a rose), this Metropolitan family room is an inviting hangout. (more about this makeover)
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