If you like room makeovers, this is the post for you! I love to look at before and after pictures of rooms that have gone through a dramatic change. Sometimes that change involves tearing out walls, cabinets, flooring and taking the space to the studs. Other times a dramatic change can occur just by painting a wall, rearranging the furniture or adding some color through accessories. When looking at before and after photos of room makeovers, I like to look at the photos first before I read what the designer has done. I then try to pick out the different design elements that have changed and see the impact it’s had on the space.
Today I have 12 room makeovers for you including living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms. Looking at these photos side by side gives me a bit of instant gratification. The reveal is one of the best parts! I’m always a bit disappointed when I watch any of the real estate shows on HGTV and we don’t get to see the homeowner’s improvements. I also prefer full-color before shots rather than black and white. I know black and white before shots are supposed to give the after shot more impact, but I like to see the old room in all its colorful dullness!
Room Makeovers: Before and After
As you can see by these fabulous spaces, making over a room doesn’t mean you have to change every element. You may just need to add some color with a few simple accessories. Kitchens are one of the most expensive rooms to remodel. Before you decide to rip out all the cabinets, you may want to consider painting them. And if all you have is a couch or a bed in the room, you have the chance to create a dramatic room makeover!
Which of these room makeovers did you like the most? What room in your house do you think needs the biggest change?