Apartment Therapy Submissions

Before & After: An Under-$200 Creatively Colorful Kitchen Makeover
Avery's 1980s kitchen was dark and dated, then the owner decided to go with her gut and chose a color and style that matched her personal tastes.
May 3, 2024
Before & After: A Small Suburban Kitchen Says Goodbye to the Granite and Dark Wood Cabinets
Her chief complaint was its size and how separated she felt from the living and dining areas.
Jul 26, 2023
Before & After: This Rental Kitchen Kept the Oak Cabinets, but the Transformation Is Unreal
With a mix of gifts, Craigslist items, and new purchases, this renter turned a bland apartment into a welcoming and charming home.
Jul 24, 2023
Before and After: A 1930s Cape Cod-Style House Gets a Beautiful Makeover
All while retaining its original charm.
Feb 1, 2023
Before & After: A Tiny Australian Beach Cottage’s Blah Kitchen Gets a Bold Dose of Color
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It's now "coastal beachy shabby eclectic vintage."
Aug 7, 2021
Before & After: An Outdated RV Gets a Gorgeous Update Thanks to Some Paint and Sharpie Markers
Before & After
Just wait until you see the kitchen!
Oct 25, 2020
This Rental Apartment Got a Whole New Kitchen Floor, Thanks to Tile Stickers
Renter Solutions
Renters, take note!
Jun 21, 2020
Before & After: A Dilapidated Mexico House Got an Amazing Renovation
Before & After
We're not sure what we love more: the gorgeous island or the concrete floors.
Jun 14, 2020
This Renovated Brooklyn Apartment Has the Most Gorgeous DIY Tile Floor in the Kitchen
If you have a thing with floors ...
Jun 13, 2020
This Small Apartment Has a Super Cute & Stylish Temporary Kitchen Backsplash
It's so perfect. And so temporary.
May 31, 2020
Before & After: A Dated 1970s House Got a Jaw-Dropping Modern Remodel and the Kitchen Is the Best Part
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It's also where you'll find the homeowners' proudest DIY moment (cool shelves!) and their biggest indulgence (a fancy faucet!)
May 30, 2020
This Studio Apartment Didn’t Come with a Kitchen, So a Renter Made One in a Closet
Small Space Living
"I can cook pretty much anything you’d make in a full-sized kitchen."
May 10, 2020
Before & After: A Run-Down Desert Kitchen Gets Completely Transformed
Before & After
The whole house got an upgrade, but the kitchen is, by far, the best room.
May 2, 2020
Before & After: This Kitchen with “Endless Knotty Pine” Gets a Gorgeous Refresh
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We have before and after photos of the entire house.
Apr 26, 2020
Before & After: A Dark 75-Square-Foot Kitchen Is Now Modern and Bright, Thanks to IKEA Cabinets
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The new space looks so much bigger and brighter! And it was done on the cheap!
Apr 19, 2020
Before & After: This Rental Was Transformed with Little More Than Paper, Paint, and Thrift Store Finds
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The counters now look like marble!
Mar 29, 2020
Before & After: This Dated Kitchen’s Colorful Remodel Honors Its Retro Roots
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From old in a bad way to old in a good way.
Mar 28, 2020
This 205-Square-Foot Studio Has the Smartest Kitchenette
Small Space Living
It's small in space, but huge in style.
Mar 11, 2020
Before & After: A Dated Apartment Says Buh-Bye to Wall-to-Wall Carpeting and a Mirrored Kitchen Backsplash
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The kitchen feels so much bigger now.
Mar 1, 2020
Before & After: A Dated 600-Square-Foot New York City Apartment Gets a Beautiful, Low-Cost Upgrade
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The kitchen is so dramatically different!
Feb 15, 2020
Before & After: This Dated Kitchen’s Remodel Not Only Saves Its Vintage Charm, It Improves On It
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We have some serious heart eyes for the floor!
Jan 25, 2020
This Dull-and-Dated Townhouse Makeover Really Proves The Power of Paint
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Everything looks so different!
Jan 12, 2020
Before & After: This 1800s Farmhouse Got a Modern Reno, but Still Has Plenty of Rustic Charm
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The kitchen is the homeowners' favorite space now — and ours too!
Dec 22, 2019
Before & After: This Kitchen’s Whole Remodel Is Great, But the Floors Are to Die For
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We're obsessed with them.
Dec 1, 2019
Before & After: A Rental Apartment’s Dingy Kitchen Gets a Phenomenal Modern Reno
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It's unrecognizable now!
Nov 23, 2019
This 1950s Farmhouse Is Incredibly Charming and Eclectic — And the Kitchen’s the Best Part
Real Kitchens
Those cabinets!
Oct 18, 2019
This Cute 250-Square-Foot RV Is a Rustic Boho Farmhouse on Wheels
Real Kitchens
We're not sure what we like best: the kitchen or the bathroom.
Oct 11, 2019
Before & After: This Renter Refreshed a Bland Apartment with Terrific (Temporary) Updates
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The kitchen is SO GOOD.
Oct 5, 2019
Before & After: This 1920s Bungalow Got a Brilliant Makeover, Thanks to a Budget IKEA Kitchen
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The cabinets = pure perfection.
Sep 22, 2019
Before & After: See How One Renter Upgraded Her Basic Bungalow with Easy DIYs
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She updated her island with washi tape!
Sep 15, 2019
Before and After: This Condo’s Closed-Up, Dated Kitchen Is Now Modern and Marvelous
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That new backsplash, though!
Jul 31, 2019
Before & After: A Boring, Lifeless Kitchen Nook Gets a Bright Update
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The after shot is a million times better!
Jul 30, 2019
The Unbelievable Kitchen Makeover All Renters Need to See
This kitchen makeover is gorgeous and impressive on its own, but when you factor in that it’s a rental, it becomes mind-blowing. Check out all sorts of magic Eliza, the design wizard of note, worked out on her kitchen. She even faked her way into a temporary herringbone floor!
May 1, 2019
Before & After: An Old, Mouse-Infested Kitchen Gets a Gorgeous Update
Stacy and her husband found themselves with a very trying kitchen on their hands. After two years of living with not enough storage, poor ventilation, and lots of mice, they decided to take the plunge and create a kitchen that was clean, functional, and easy on the eyes. From Stacy: Our kitchen had a hard life. We bought our home back in 2011, a recent flip after the previous owners had foreclosed.
Jun 6, 2018
This DIY Kitchen Renovation Will Inspire You to Learn How to Be More Handy
There’s nothing wrong with a bold color in the kitchen — if it’s executed well. Sadly that was not the case for Shannon’s sporadically navy blue kitchen. She made some small updates to the space when she first moved in, and after living with the kitchen for a few years, she decided it was time to give the space the true makeover it deserved. From Shannon: When we first bought the house six years ago, the kitchen walls and cabinet panels were painted a dark navy color.
May 2, 2018