Melissa Epifano

Melissa is a freelance writer who covers home decor, beauty, and fashion. She’s written for MyDomaine, The Spruce, Byrdie, and The Zoe Report. Originally from Oregon, she's currently living in the UK.
Ingenious Ways to Use IKEA’s Spice Rack Around Your Home
It can be reworked to serve as bathroom storage, a jewelry rack, and even as a nursery bookshelf.
Feb 12, 2023
Before & After: This Blah Kitchen’s Stunning DIY Redo Is Full of Smart Hacks
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The oven also got a new look!
Mar 13, 2021
Before & After: A Dark Kitchen Gets a Big, Open Feel — Even Though the Footprint Stayed the Same
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Changing the cabinets from wood to white made a huge difference!
Feb 28, 2021
Before & After: This Pantry with Wire Shelving Got a Super-Impressive $250 Makeover
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Bye bye old, wire shelves. Hello, pretty new wooden ones!
Dec 13, 2020
Swedish Dishcloths, Wowables, and 7 Other Finds to Help You Save Money on Paper Towels
Stop throwing money away!
Nov 25, 2020
Before & After: A Banged-Up Mid-Century Buffet Gets a Smart, Stylish Update
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This piece was headed for the dump and now it's a work of art!
Nov 21, 2020
Before & After: This Very Dated Kitchen Is Now a Glam, Open-Concept Masterpiece
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Now THIS is how open concept should be done!
Nov 8, 2020
Before & After: A Very Orange Kitchen Gets a Sophisticated Scandi-Boho Redo
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“My cabinet fitter said he thought it would look horrible! He did admit he was wrong in the end, though!”
Aug 23, 2020
Before & After: An Ugly Patio Becomes a Mediterranean-Inspired Oasis
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IKEA to the rescue!
Aug 16, 2020
Before & After: A Dim, Dated Kitchen Gets a Gorgeous DIY Makeover for $400
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The cabinet colors are PERFECT.
Aug 15, 2020
Before & After: A Dark, Outdated RV Becomes a Boho-Modern Haven
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We totally want to eat at the dining table!
Aug 1, 2020
Before & After: A Very Brown Kitchen Gets a Cute Farmhouse-Style Redo
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All those dark, wood cabinets had to go!
Jul 25, 2020
Before & After: A 1920s Home Finally Gets a (Gorgeous) Functional Kitchen
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It's so much brighter now, too!
Jul 11, 2020
Before & After: A DIY Redo Turns a Run-Down Patio into a Breezy Hangout
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This is one dreamy outdoor situation.
Jul 5, 2020
Before & After: A $150 Paint Project Totally Updated This Once-Dreary Gray Patio
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It's shocking how much a little paint project can do to transform a space. Even an outdoors one!
Jun 27, 2020
Before & After: A $1000 Rental Kitchen Redo with a Surprising DIY Island
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The renter even painted the oven!
Jun 20, 2020