Amazing Before-and-After Makeovers From HGTV's Great Rooms

On each episode of HGTV's Great Rooms, Design Star season six winner Meg Caswell transforms outdated kitchens, living rooms and dining spaces. See the best before-and-afters.

  • Outdated kitchen

    Before: A Clinical Kitchen

    This cold, all-white room looks like it belongs in a hospital, not a home. Outdated appliances, flooring and fixtures make it even less inviting.

  • Remodeled kitchen

    After: Chic and Contemporary

    Wooden cabinets warm up this galley-style space and provide additional storage. Cheerful green accessories add character and connect the kitchen to the adjacent dining space.

  • Table Setting

    After: Dining in Style

    Meg left the minty green that the homeowners originally had in the dining space, but dressed the room up with a bold, patterned bench and window treatment, and these chic place settings.

  • Remodeled kitchen

    After: Cocktail Hour

    Meg added a home bar at the opposite end of the kitchen. Here, she shows that patterns don't have to be bright to make an impact: The subtle, muted motifs in the tiles and wallpaper create low-volume texture.

  • Before dining room

    Before: A Few Global Accents

    These homeowners have artifacts from around the world, but no cohesive design scheme in their connected living, dining and kitchen space.

  • Living and Dining Room

    After: Global Chic

    Meg featured the homeowners' existing accessories and played up the world traveler theme with boho colors, patterns and textures. A rough-hewn breakfast bar connects the living space to the kitchen.

  • Remodeled kitchen

    After: Kitchen Drama

    Dark-stained cabinetry and geometric tiles add interest in the kitchen while continuing the red theme from the living space.

  • Asian dining room

    After: Custom Wall Art

    Meg created this bamboo wall art to add texture in this dining space. The woven shade coordinates with the bamboo hue in the light fixture and the adjacent breakfast nook.

  • Before dining room

    Before: A Snooze-Worthy Breakfast Nook

    This plain breakfast nook didn't embody the homeowners' bold, eclectic style.

  • Corner dining space

    After: Coffee-Hued Casual Dining

    This new restaurant-style booth is perfect for morning coffee. A patterned window treatment repeats the colors from the living room and kitchen, while a map of the couple's travel destinations hints at the entire space's global style.

  • Outdated Kitchen

    Before: Stuck in the '70s

    From the patterned floors to the faux-stone walls to the drop ceilings, this kitchen needs a major dose of TLC.

  • Updated kitchen

    After: Sleek and Contemporary

    Meg brings the kitchen back into this century with slate-hued cabinetry, a high ceiling and a fun and funky light fixture. Glass panels atop the bold red walls give the space added shine and make them easy to keep clean, too.

  • Updated kitchen

    After: Bold Patterns

    A whimsical striped pattern on the back of the kitchen island complements the flower motif on the window treatments.

  • Black and white kitchen

    Before: Too-Small Kitchen

    This kitchen isn't big enough for the homeowners' busy family. Plus, the white cabinets and paneled walls don't make a statement.

  • Black and white kitchen

    After: Sleek and Supersized

    Meg and her crew reimagined the space to create a kitchen with a better layout and a casual hangout space for the whole family.

  • Black and white kitchen

    Before: No Counter Space

    Prepping dinner, snacks and school lunches was a problem with this itsy-bitsy patch of prep space.

  • Kitchen wall planter

    After: A New Kitchen Island

    Meg created this huge island, which provides both ample prep space and a place to store cookbooks, magazines and fresh herbs.

  • Yellow dining area

    After: A Family Hangout

    A built-in breakfast bar frees up the rest of the space for a casual hangout spot. The kids can watch TV or do homework at the table while Mom and Dad cook dinner.

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