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Category: Remodel

1980’s Home Brought Back to Life

Designer Ashley Ausland of Ausland Interiors transformed this1980s-style home simple by a few tweaks that brought it back to the modern day. While it had been given a makeover in the early 2000s, the dark wood cabinetry and granite counters of that era felt tired and outdated. The new…

Down By The River Sits This Weekender

  In Australia, a weekender is a place to come together with extended family and friends. Having lots of places for people to sleep overnight can help extend the festivities. That was something that this team was trying to accomplish when they took on this project. Here, was a funky…

13 Incredible Kitchen Transformations / Before & Afters

If you’re considering doing a kitchen renovation, sometimes all you need is a little inspiration to get you ready to tackle the aisles of Home Depot. To that end, I have gathered some of the most dramatic kitchen before and afters I could find.        &nbsp…

Before & After of an Impressive Idaho Home

Chris Loves Julia published its first post in 2009 and quickly grew into a destination for home renovation tips and inspiration. With three little girls and one big dog, these home design bloggers Chris and Julia Marcum show off their impressive remodel in these ‘before & after’ pics…

Budget Breakdown for a Small Kitchen Remodel

This family home in Pittsburgh is more than 90 years old and even though it is full of character, it’s even more in need of a complete redo. The challenges for these homeowners were: the small 9×9 footprint, the outdated electrical, the radiator in the corner, no…

Amazing Modern Boho Chic Home in Newport Beach

A young Newport Beach family who loved their neighborhood, but needed more space, decided to take their home down to the studs and start from scratch. They ended up adding a second level and doubled their square footage. They didn’t have the budget to hire a designer, so they…

Our Laguna Beach Bedroom Remodel Unveiled

In 2006, my husband, Eugene & I bought the house next door to where we lived. We were going to do a quick remodel and ‘flip it’. It was a small 1600 sq ft, ‘L’ shaped house that was pink and overgrown with fruit trees and…

Marcia Maizel-Clarke’s Malibu Jewel

Jewelry designer Marcia Maizel-Clarke, the founder of Dogeared Jewelry, enlisted the help of her designer friend Maggie Pierson to help make her Malibu home more amenable to entertaining. Together they created a  “comfortable sophistication” and focused on the flow of the space, making each common area feel welcoming for…

Indoor/Outdoor Living in Brisbane, Australia

Ashgrove, Brisbane The original home that was on this property was engulfed in vegetation and had very little sunlight. The idea was to create a new oasis or clearing within the forest. Now, the clearing has become a major great room including a sunny yard and a pool…

Sunday Funday Beach House Tour

Beach Vibe Bangalow Anna Burke takes on the task of renovating a classic Palm Beach, Florida bungalow. The two bedroom 1930s cottage was in need of a major overhaul, after being purchased by a young Manhattan businessman who was looking for a charming vacation retreat on the beach. This super…