Alison Goldman

Special Projects Director

Chicago, IL

Alison Goldman is an editor, writer, and TV binge-watcher based in Chicago. She's held editorial positions at,, and Glamour magazine. She's also worked as a full-time freelance journalist, crafting lifestyle and culture content with an emphasis on women’s issues for publications including Cosmopolitan, The Lily from The Washington Post, The Boston Globe Magazine, and Chicago Magazine. She is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
Before & After: A Little Bit of Paint Gives This ’80s Dining Set a Fresh New Vibe
Hand-me-down furniture is a super-welcome gift — but it can take some elbow grease to make it work with the rest of your decor.
Jun 16, 2023
Before and After: This $350 Pantry Redo Is a Master Class in Organization
This project will inspire you to tackle your own pantry area.
Jun 15, 2023
The Ingenious (and Inexpensive!) Cleaning Tip I Learned from a Mom Friend
Even if you're not a parent, these could come in handy around the house.
Jan 15, 2023
This $7 Sponge Basket Means I No Longer Have to Worry About Calling My Plumber
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
It saves me time and money!
Aug 5, 2021
Before & After: A $650 Makeover Updates a Dining Room That Had Been Stuck in Neutral
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The new space is so much more modern now.
Sep 12, 2020
Before & After: This Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Is (Finally!) So Much Brighter and Way More Open
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It took the homeowner three and a half years, but she says it was worth the wait!
Jul 4, 2020
The Winner of Apartment Therapy’s Small/Cool Contest Has One Amazing Kitchen
The kitchen actually used to be a bedroom! And the fridge sits where a Murphy bed used to live!
Jun 9, 2020
Before & After: This Small, Builder-Grade Kitchen Gets a Major, IKEA-Filled Upgrade
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It's so much brighter now!
May 24, 2020
Before & After: This Kitchen Redo Will Make You an Open-Concept Believer
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So much open space!
Apr 25, 2020
Before & After: This Once-Boring Kitchen Got a Cheery Refresh
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It had no personality at all before.
Apr 12, 2020
Before & After: A Basic 90-Square-Foot Kitchen Doubles in Size and Style)
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The transformation is incredible!
Mar 7, 2020
Before & After: This Kitchen Makeover Is a Perfect Blend of Modern and Traditional
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The new hardware is on point.
Feb 29, 2020
Before & After: A Totally Fine Living Room Becomes a Stunning Dining Room
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The paint color they finally ended up with is pure perfection!
Jan 26, 2020
Before & After: This UK Kitchen Reno Was SO Inexpensive
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Guess how much it cost? Rather, how LITTLE.
Jan 4, 2020
Before & After: This Lime-Green Kitchen Gets a Bright Budget Redo
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The newly painted cabinets are SO MUCH better.
Dec 7, 2019
Before and After: This Mostly DIY Kitchen Upgrade Looks About 100 Times Brighter
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The whole kitchen redo — including appliances — cost about $8,000.
Nov 2, 2019
Before and After: This Small Pantry Got a Big Makeover, Thanks to a Coat of Paint
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The transformation cost just $80!
Oct 4, 2019
Before and After: This Kitchen Got a DIY Upgrade and You Won’t Believe It’s the Same Space
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It was a one-woman job, to boot!
Sep 28, 2019
Before & After: A Kitchen and Dining Room Renovation Honors a Home’s History
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It was exactly what the couple had been looking for: a "version of our grandparents' houses."
Sep 14, 2019
Before & After: This Outdated Dining Room Got a Plant-Infused Refresh for Less than $900
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It's amazing what a little paint and some plants can do!
Sep 8, 2019
Before and After: An Interior Design Student Took Her Family’s Kitchen from Builder-Grade to Beautiful
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There's a cool cabinet JUST for the KitchenAid stand mixer!
Sep 1, 2019