Life-Changing Home Makeovers

Get a sneak peek of HGTV's Home Rules with these before-and-after photos featuring nearly every room in the home.

dining room before

BEFORE:

The Chapmans' dining room is cramped, outdated and uninviting.

dining room after

AFTER:

This dining room turns family meals into events.

garage before

BEFORE:

This cluttered garage is an eyesore that squanders valuable square footage.

garage after

AFTER:

Cleaning up the clutter creates space for tidy storage and play.

girls bedroom first floor before

BEFORE:

Twin beds, frilly fabric and lavender walls scream little girl's room.

first floor girls bedroom after

AFTER:

The design team exchanged twin beds for bunk beds and added a desk. A brighter, modern color palette is more age-appropriate and fun.

house exterior with snow

The Home Rules team arrived at the Violette home to find a house filled with unfinished construction projects and messy, outdated interiors.

BEFORE:

The kitchen is a good size but lacking in counterspace and color.

AFTER:

By extending the island, the Home Rules team was able to include a built-in microwave that even the youngest family member can reach. A deep blue adds warmth to the walls.

BEFORE:

The Violettes spend a lot of time in their family room.

AFTER:

Changes to the new-and-improved living room include: hardwood floors, new seating, floor-to-ceiling drapes and a flat-screen television.

BEFORE:

Bobby Jr.'s bedroom reflects the interests of a little boy, not a 14-year-old.

AFTER:

Bye bye, baby blue. Hello, bold red and black. This color scheme is dramatic and fun — ideal for a teenage boy.

BEFORE:

The Violettes' oldest daughter is 16 years old, but you wouldn't know that by looking at her bedroom.

AFTER:

Even though her bedroom was moved down the hall to a smaller room, Lauren is thrilled with her sophisticated new space.

BEFORE:

Natalie and Olivia love each other but don't love sharing this room together. The mattress on the floor doesn't help.

AFTER:

The Home Rules team switched the sisters' bedrooms, giving Natalie and Olivia more personal space. A fresh color scheme and twin beds add new life to the bedroom and contentment between the girls.

AFTER:

No more bickering over space. Natalie and Olivia each have a desk (and a pink chair!) of their own.

master bathroom before

BEFORE:

The master bathroom is unfinished and unusable.

AFTER:

The master bathroom was one of the projects Bob never completed. Fran insisted he finish what he started.

master bedroom closet

After sitting empty for years, this master suite walk-in closet is finally being utilized.

master bedroom before

BEFORE:

This master bedroom looks like it's been lived in, but without sufficient insulation, it's too cold for habitation.

AFTER:

With the master suite complete, the Violettes say they share a bed again. Home sweet home.

BEFORE:

The Violettes tried to utilize the window wall across from the bed.

AFTER:

The Home Rules team took the existing window seats to the next level by building in a storage area.

BEFORE:

The kids' bathroom was messy and uninspiring.

AFTER:

New tile and a fun orange paint color give this bathrooom a fresh, clean start.

BEFORE:

Who would want to do laundry in this cluttered room?

AFTER:

This is how a laundry room should look with plenty of workspace and storage.

BEFORE:

This home office is more like a catch-all.

AFTER:

If you have trouble paying your bills on time and maintaining a budget, creating a tidy and organized home office can help.

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