We all love home improvement before and after pictures, don't we? I don't know why, maybe it's the magical realization that something can be completely renewed, or that hopeful feeling it gives us that something in our lives can become even better. These kind of pictures instantly lift up my moods, and I think they can do the same for you too.
Either way, we gathered quite a few beautiful before and after projects over the years, and here are some of the most interesting ones (or the ones that left me speechless!)
Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection. Kim Collins
The Wow Factor
Any person could feel a little lost when first looking at a loft like this. The limited space and lack of features may be disappointing, but only if you lack creativity:
Damn, right?! It’s amazing what a good project can do to a place. This just proves that doesn’t matter how small or how limited a space can be, there’s always room for improvement.
The tiny concrete patio with plastic chairs doesn’t do justice to this backyard. The space is full of potential, and it’s interesting to see what the homeowners decided to go with.
I must say, this is probably the backyard of my dreams. All those lines defining the different spaces add a much needed visual spark to the look. The other elements are also very interesting:
- The patio and pergola extend the living space
- The covered area makes the backyard even better during sunny days
- The added plants and defined lawn makes the space more beautiful
- Now there’s plenty of space to invite friends and family for a cozy dinner
This home really needed a transformation, otherwise it could very well be used as setting on a horror film. The old painting job paired with the poorly-maintained landscape really brought a spooky look to this otherwise adorable cape cod.
What a transformation, don’t you think? Now it looks very cozy and cute, just with a few key home improvements:
- Landscape maintenance
- Exterior painting
- Installing lighting, window shutters and flower beds
Cape Cod Renovation
The before picture would never get too much attention with such bland look, but the after certainly deserves a “wow” from anyone passing by.
The addition of dormer windows to the existing structure creates the illusion of a second floor, improving curb appeal and boosting this home’s value. The makeover is complete with added greenery and updated door and pathway, making this home more inviting and welcoming.
Small Kitchen Facelift
If you want to see a simpler, but equally unforgettable makeover, then you need to see this amazing kitchen facelift from Manhattan Nest. While the ceiling and flooring got a much needed update, the focus here are the painted cabinets, that did a wonderful transformation to the room.
Tip: Painting the cabinets is a great and affordable way of renovating the kitchen on a budget.
Creativity is the key to spending less. In this wonderful transformation, the kitchen layout and cabinets continued to be the same, but they were improved with just a few (very clever) solutions.
- Painting the cabinets in two tones, to update the look
- Re-hanging half of the cabinets higher, to take advantage of that otherwise wasted space
- Adding open shelves below the cabinets and either sides
Copy the look with a painting pro and a handyman!
Instant Curb Appeal
I couldn’t do a list of home improvement before and after pictures without adding a cleaning one. Isn’t this incredible? The stairs look absolutely brand new, and that’s just the power of a pressure washing service.
You get instant curb appeal (and get your home ready for the next season!) after power washing your porch, walkways, and driveways.
If you want a kitchen that can last ages and that you won’t grow tired of, then go for timeless choices instead of following trends. Here are a few ideas:
- Simple style
- Sleek lines
- Get a handyman to update your hardware and lighting
- Call a painting service to paint your cabinets white and refresh the walls
- Focus on good quality materials
Family Closet Organization
Organization is extremely important for an easy and stress-free life, that’s why it’s so important to have a practical home that simply works. For this family, hangers weren’t cutting it: they needed to get some shelves installed to keep everything organized and easy to find.
After the update, the room looks bigger, brighter, cleaner and definitely more practical.
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