A home makeover is a fun way for you to update the look of your house. Unfortunately, you might not have the know-how to successfully pull off a complete home makeover. Instead, you can focus on specific rooms, allowing you to complete the makeover over time.
This also makes renovating a home a much easier process and helps to split up the cost of such a big project. Once you have decided to start a room makeover, you might find yourself at a loss for design ideas. Luckily, you can use the Internet to see what others have done with similar projects.
The Web is full of ideas from everyday homeowners who have undergone their own home makeover process. You can even use their ideas as a springboard for your own. Here are just a few of the many home makeover ideas found online.
These amazing room makeovers have to be seen to be believed.
Living Room #1
The owners of this home turned this drab, unused room into a magnificent living space. They even put in a fireplace for a cozy evening watching TV by the fire. They also installed some French doors to make the entrance into the room more elegant and to help it feel more private.
Living Room #2
The owner of this living room turned the look of their living space completely around. They installed a beautiful wood-colored wall for the TV area, setting it apart from the rest of the room and really helping to draw in the eye. In addition, they put in a modern fireplace to give the home a more current look.
While this family room was totally functional before, this homeowner took it to the next level by adding shelving and cabinets to either side of the TV. This helps balance the room and makes it look less cluttered. Overall, the makeover gives the room a more tied-together look while offering plenty of shelf space.
It’s amazing how this homeowner was able to take a space that already looked nice and make it look even better. The arched alcoves with columns really give the large space some much-needed depth, while the placement of the furniture makes this beautiful garden room look even more inviting.
How do you take an old and depressing room and liven it up? By adding plenty of light and turning it into a kitchen. Who would guess what this room formerly looked like by looking at the bright and friendly looking finished product? The addition of light and white color really looks good in this space.
Keeping on the theme of sprucing up seldom-used space in your home, this attic bathroom makeover makes this room look like a totally different area. Not only is it a great utilization of a seldom-used location in a home, it also has a warm and inviting presence that says, “Bathe in me.”
The difference in the look of this kitchen is night and day. The homeowner took this part of his living space and really brightened it up with the addition of whites, and then adding black for contrast. It looks like they also moved the cabinets around to get rid of the disjointed feel of the old kitchen.
As shown previously, an easy way to lighten up a room is to add white and some color. The owner of this dining room also went to the expense of changing the wood floors to a lighter color, further brightening the area. Adding plants makes the space feel vibrant and alive and is a good touch as well.
A great use of a small, little-used space is to turn it into a back laundry room. In the makeover, this room becomes a part of the home by enclosing the space a little more with the addition of a solid wood door and adding some shelving and cabinets. Finally, the addition of the washer/dryer combo gives this space purpose.
Decks are a great place to perform a makeover and give you the perfect place to entertain guests in the outdoors. When redoing the deck, this homeowner tried to lighten the space through color, adding some whites and light grays. They also brought extra seating into the space to give it a more welcoming feel.
The before-and-after picture of this bathroom makes it seem like this is a totally different house. Not only does the addition of the glassed-in bathing area really open the space, the installation of a shorter wall leading into the toilet area opens the overall room up, giving the room a nice, open feel.
The owner of this small, back bedroom improved the look of the room through the addition of wooden floors and a few choice items of decor. The mirror, in particular, was a great idea, as it helps reflect light from the window back into the room, giving it more light. The bed is also updated to give this bedroom a more modern look.
Once again, adding light and lighter colors to a room can really brighten it up, as evidenced in this bathroom makeover. This is achieved mainly through the installation of the window that, while still obscured, allows in more light. The added counter space is also a much-needed addition.
The look of this basement office is updated to a more modern feel by getting rid of all the cluttered wiring. Also, in this case, the subtraction of the shelving really adds to the look of the space, giving it a more streamlined feel. The addition of the shelving at the end of the room really adds to the updated look of the room.
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This is another attic space turned into a cozy little retreat with bookshelves and a fireplace. The chandelier overhead also goes a long way toward adding much-needed light to an often dark space. The furnishings make this room the perfect little getaway from the stresses of life.
Check out more fabulous before-and-after room makeovers at Bored Panda.