Adrienne Breaux

House Tour Director

New Orleans, Louisiana

Adrienne loves architecture, design, cats, science fiction and watching Star Trek. In the past 10 years she's called home: a van, a former downtown store in small town Texas and a studio apartment rumored to have once been owned by Willie Nelson.
The Things Everyone Should Clean Every Day (No Matter What)
Every day, take a few moments to tackle this handful of cleaning tasks — you'll live in a cleaner home for it!
Jul 23, 2023
The One Thing You Should Have in Every Room in Your Home
This simple solution might not seem like much, but it could be the trick you've needed to fit your lifestyle.
Jul 20, 2023
This Renter Transformed a Lackluster Kitchen (& Added a Ton of Storage) for $500
Kitchen Tour
An old dining room buffet became counter space and a one-of-a-kind standing desk with a little DIY magic.
Feb 27, 2023
Before and After: A 1924 Duplex’s Remodel Includes an Incredible Kitchen Refresh
"The cabinets are stock cabinets from Lowes and my mom and brother installed them all. I painted them and added all of the shiplap, trim, and open shelving on my own."
Feb 24, 2023
17 Pretty and Petite Balconies That Will Inspire You to Enjoy the Outdoors (No Matter Your Space!)
You don't need a pool, a yard, or even a lot of square feet to enjoy your own piece of outdoor heaven.
Jun 15, 2022
Before & After: This 200-Year-Old, 476-Square-Foot Cabin Gets a New Layout and DIY Cabinets
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Other people would have torn this cabin down entirely!
May 21, 2022
Baker Karen Morgan’s Glamorous & Gluten-Free Kitchen
Karen Morgan is the clever baker and cookbook author behind Austin’s gluten-free Blackbird Bakery. We showed you the rest of her downtown Austin apartment last week over at Apartment Therapy, but we also have a special look at Karen’s kitchen. She shines doing what she does best: making amazing, doesn’t-taste-or-look-gluten-free-at-all gluten-free food!
Mar 30, 2021
Before & After: This Closed-Off Kitchen Is Now an Open-Concept Dream
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Because knocking down walls is always fun!
Jan 30, 2021
Before & After: This Dated, Rotted RV Has Been Transformed into the Cutest, Coziest Home on Wheels
Before & After
The little breakfast bar is precious!
Nov 28, 2020
Before & After: This Renovated Kitchen Is Smaller, Yet Way Better than the Original
Before & After
The homeowners totally rethought the layout.
Nov 22, 2020
Before & After: A Sad Kitchen from the ’70s Gets a Modern Remodel
Before & After
Of course the cabinets are IKEA!
Nov 13, 2020
Before & After: A Cheap Collage of Browns and Creams Gets a Bold, Blue Modern Makeover
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The new cabinets are SWOON-worthy!
Nov 11, 2020
Before & After: A Dated, Closed-in Kitchen Is Now Open and Super Stylish
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The accents are ridiculously amazing!
Nov 9, 2020
A Dingy, Dated Kitchen Gets an Incredibly Cute Quarantine Update
Before & After
For just $500!
Jul 19, 2020
5 Brilliant Ways to Reinvent Your Hideously Ugly Countertops
Can't stand your countertops but don't have the funds to tear them out and replace them with the materials of your dreams? You're in luck!
Jul 16, 2020
5 of the Best (and Easiest) IKEA Hacks We Spotted in 2019
Tips from The Kitchn
Let 2020 be the year of more IKEA hacks!
Jan 6, 2020
Before & After: Thanks to Smart Budget Ideas, This Dark and Dated Kitchen Is Now Much Improved
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They made $1,270 by selling their old appliances!
Jan 5, 2020
Before & After: A Narrow, Dated Kitchen Becomes a Sleek, Modern Space, Thanks to IKEA Cabinets
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They kept those original lights! And they look great!
Oct 26, 2019
Before & After: This Is One of the Best Kitchen and Dining Room Remodels of All Time
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This homeowner must be a magician, because she turned an ugly old house into an absolutely stunning home.
Sep 29, 2019
Move Over, RÅSKOG: This $20 Item Is the New Classic IKEA Piece
Move over, RÅSKOG!
Sep 13, 2019
3 Organizing Strategies That’ll Work in Every Small Kitchen
Small Space Living
These will not fail you.
Sep 3, 2019
Before & After: Outdated Condo Gets a Boho Makeover
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Bye bye, ugly wallpaper, grimy carpet, and dated everything! Such a satisfying transformation.
Aug 7, 2019
A Retro Kitchen Gets a Makeover, But Keeps Its Cool Vintage Vibe
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That stove, though.
Jul 8, 2019
This Teeny Kitchen Got Transformed with a Tiny $200 Budget
In the hunt for the perfect apartment — one that’s located where you want and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg — you sometimes have to make sacrifices. For Kimberly’s search in Philadelphia, she was willing to settle for a small “kitchen” because she doesn’t cook all that often. But she wasn’t going to settle on it being boring and beige.
Jun 9, 2019
The Brilliant Small-Space Kitchen Hack Hiding in IKEA’s Children’s Section
Touring Mona Hamilton’s 650-square-foot Montreal apartment is very inspiring. Not only is it a soothing, lovely space with enviable elements (the removable wallpaper in the kitchen being one of them), but it also features a hack that could be a great space saver for small kitchens or kitchens that need more counter space. And the source of this hack’s furniture elements is rather surprising. Hacking IKEA components is NOT a new idea.
Jun 5, 2019
The 9 Best Ways to Upgrade a Rental Kitchen (or One You Can’t Renovate)
Whether you’re renting and can’t do a lot of permanent damage, or you own a house but just don’t have a budget to tear everything out and start from scratch, you can still make impactful changes and additions that will make your kitchen quite a bit nicer to look at (and nicer to use, too). Here are some of the best things you can do. It seems like such an insignificant element to add, but having a mirror in the kitchen achieves all sorts of visual positivity.
Jun 5, 2019
Why the “Target Trick” Could Help Eliminate Junk Drawers from Your Life Entirely
No one can become a devout minimalist — or purge their entire life and home of all unnecessary belongings — in just 15 minutes. But everyone can take a few minutes out of their day to do a few small tasks that could you get you traveling down the road toward living a more minimal life. If you have been interested in minimalism, or are just sick and tired of always being disorganized, consider this advice. You won’t be crowned an official minimalist when you’re through.
May 24, 2019
This Kitchen Makeover Is Proof That $500 Is Enough to Make a Difference
We’re all about the easy makeovers that completely transform a room for not a lot of money. And although this kitchen does get a new floor (the price of which is not reflected in the $500 budget mentioned here), pay attention to the rest of the room where the $500 was spent. From Alex, the homeowner: I’ve wanted to redo my kitchen since I bought the house five years ago. It was old, dingy, and dark, and I wanted it to look new, clean, and bright.
May 1, 2019
4 Neat People Reveal the Cleaning Tools They Can’t Live Without
Folks who enjoy uncluttered rooms and a home not taken over by dust bunnies are often called “neat freaks.” In fact, that was originally the title I was going to give this post: “Secrets of Neat Freaks.” But these people aren’t freaks — they’re people to be admired, respected, and mined for their wisdom and secrets to keeping their home so clean. And their suggestions for the cleaning tool they can’t live without might leave you floored.
May 1, 2019
8 Amazon Decor Buys That Look Expensive (but Aren’t)
Like most people, I get a ton of things from Amazon. But decor doesn’t ever seem to be one of them. I’m not sure if it’s the infinite options available or the fact that sometimes it’s hard to tell the quality of a product (especially something functional like a chair) from the small photos. But as seen in this post about surprisingly high-end looking Target finds, spotting something stylish in a house tour can be an informative and persuasive shopping tool.
May 1, 2019
The Best Type of Coffee Table for Small Spaces
Coffee tables are bulky objects that take up precious space. That's why you want to choose on that's best for your room.
May 1, 2019
5 Free Things You Can Do to Make Your Kitchen Look Nicer in 5 Minutes or Less
Even on the longest, most brutal days, every one of us can take five minutes to make our kitchens (and dining rooms!) look a bit better. Whether you’ve got guests coming over and forgot to clean, or you just want a nicer looking space because you deserve one (or want a nicer looking space but mostly want to do nothing), you can make a surprisingly big impact with just five minutes. Here are five things you can do very quickly that won’t cost a dime to do.
Apr 30, 2019
The Cheapest, Easiest Way to Transform Your Kitchen Cabinets
There are two house tours over at Apartment Therapy in which the renters decided their apartments’ plain, boring kitchen cabinets weren’t cutting it. Renovating wasn’t an option, but these clever renters found a way to add color and pattern anyway: with washi tape! Both examples are vibrant and unique, but how much does it cost to cover your kitchen cabinets in tape? And how long does it take to do it? We got the lowdown.
Apr 26, 2019
The Cheery Color That Makes Kitchens Feel Super Fresh
Back in 2017, I started to notice a new kitchen color trend emerging. I never expected it and I certainly didn’t expect it to still be cool in 2018. Any guesses? The photo above is a big hint. The color: mint green! Mint green — a barely there, optimistic, soothing hue — works well in the kitchen because it’s a color reminiscent of a sweet confection. Here are some different ways in which I’ve seen mint green used in the kitchen recently.
Sep 5, 2018
The Clever DIY Storage Idea That’ll Take Your Pantry to the Next Level
If you’ve got a pantry — no matter the size, from a small cabinet to a complete closet to a dedicated room — chances are, you have a door or two enclosing it. While you might have given attention to organizing the shelves within your pantry, have you thought about tackling all that wasted space behind your door? This DIY pantry door storage solution is functional and beautiful.
Aug 9, 2018