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Take Full Advantage of IKEA’s Legendary Kitchen Sales with These Insider Tips

IKEA kitchen sales are legendary. 3-4 times a year, for about a month, the store has a department-wide sale for up to 20% off — a huge savings off big ticket purchases for a renovation. IKEA’s current sale goes until 11/19, so we hit them up for all their juiciest bits of insider intel, all to help you get the most out of the opportunity. Read on, then head to your local IKEA, or plan ahead and get all your ducks in a row for the next one. (далее…)

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Before & After: Getting Rid of An Outdated Yellow «Hacienda» Kitchen

When Dana and David bought their home, it had wonky oak builder-grade cabinets in the kitchen, dingy wall paint, and — perhaps most importantly — a lot of shades of yellow. The previous owners were going for «hacienda» and the pseudo-Spanish style just wasn’t working for its new residents. All the other rooms in the house were updated first, and the kitchen was the last one standing — mainly because Dana and David knew it was a BIG job. (далее…)

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The Most Expensive Cities To Remodel Your Bathroom, Ranked

If you’re looking to renovate your bathroom this year, and wondering how much you’ll spend, this is when you either curse or celebrate the city you call home. Some locales roll out the remodeling red carpet and give you a lot of bang for your buck. Other cities laugh while you silently and grudgingly hand over your wallet. Is your city on the list of most expensive places to remodel your WC? (далее…)

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Before & After: A Bay Area Kitchen Gets a Boost on a $5K Budget

Musician and producer Tim Ouyang knows that just living in the Bay area is a financial feat, let alone owning a home there. When he moved into his new place, Tim was determined not to overspend on a renovation, despite his kitchen’s need for some TLC. He made some smart, safe decisions that completely overhauled the space, without blowing his budget. (далее…)

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Bringing New Possibility to a Rental Bathroom with Pegboard Walls — Apartment Therapy Original Makeover

For our most recent budget makeover, I was working with a double whammy on the walls: textured surfaces on the top half, and oddly-cut sections of beadboard paneling down below. Combined, everything looked bad and very slapped together, not to mention dingy and depressing. In order to inject some style, I needed an inexpensive solution that was also practical enough to work in a bathroom. (далее…)

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Before & After: A Surprisingly Bold New Entryway on a Tiny Budget

Mila participated in a recent round of the One Room Challenge, but didn’t want to get overwhelmed by a major hard-core makeover. So, instead, she chose to redo the single wall just inside her entryway, which is also part of her living room. As is, the space was fine, but she was bored with the current gallery wall of photos, and wanted instead to make it as impressive as possible with just a little work and money. Her goal for the end of the project? That this wall would scream with «greatness, sophistication, and happiness.» (далее…)

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Kitchen Remodel Makeovers: 20 Great Before & After Transformations for Every Budget

We’ve featured tons of kitchen makeovers over the years, and they remain some of our favorite posts. These «Before & After» reveals are inspirational, provide tons of design ideas, and — of course — are good instant gratification. They also come in a range of budgets, constantly reminding us that change is within reach, no matter how much you want to spend. Here are twenty projects submitted by readers, organized by cost: (далее…)

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8 Creepy Yards That Are Winning Halloween on Instagram Right Now

I love Halloween, but in the making costumes, eating candy, and drinking a cocktail while asking «and who are you supposed to be?» kind of way. When it comes to the actual scary stuff, I’m the first to cry and run for my life. I jump a foot when a pin drops, fast forward through tense movie scenes, and avoid haunted houses as if my life really depended on it. And thanks to these yards on Instagram, I’m now going to sleep for the next month with all the lights on. (далее…)

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The One Thing You Need To Know Before You Install an IKEA Bathroom Sink

IKEA’s instructions are in(famous), with their illustrated diagrams, lack of words, and the oddly bulbous «IKEA man.» For the most part, with some head scratching, you can figure them out. But, as we discovered in our recent bathroom makeover, when it comes to installing a sink, the Swedish retailer left out one major detail, which is essential to the job. Read this before you shut your water off and get to work. (далее…)

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