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green bathroom photo on reno notebook backdrop

My $12K Bathroom Reno Taught Me There Are Some Builder-Grade Finishes You Can Live With

But I did find a new home for my old vanity.

For $420, This Graphic Designer Carved Out a WFH Zone in Her Studio Apartment

Her timeline: two weeks.

After Being Quoted $100K, We DIYed Our NYC Kitchen and Bath for ¼ of the Cost

It pays to make friends with the manager at the stone store.

I Embraced Dated Tile and a Tight Floor Plan to Save on My Kids’ $4K Bedroom and Bath Makeover

Thoughtful updates bring the shared space into modern day.

My Woodworking Hobby Saved Me $8K on My Lower East Side Reno

And yes, I’ve made 1,000 mistakes.

Purple Grout and a Mango Showerhead Infuse This Shared Family Bathroom With Fun

What kid—or adult—wouldn’t love a fiery red tub faucet?

Ultra-White Paint and a Removable Bathroom Hack Kept My Reno to Just 3 Weeks

The Break, at its core, is a really chic rental apartment.

After 6 Years of Cooking in a Basement, We Brought Our Dream Kitchen to Light for $32K

This House 5000’s Elena Lohse on her biggest DIY to date.

I Built My Dream Backyard Workspace for $8K

Upgraded IKEA Ivar storage houses all my ceramics.

The Cabinet Color for Our $2.4K Kitchen Reno Was Inspired by Korean Celadon Pottery

The mosaic backsplash recalls the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

A $200 Storage DIY Helped This Homeowner Fake Her New Kitchen’s Old-World Charm

“I wanted it to look like it had always been there.”

Plot Twist: My English Tudor’s Sunroom Has a ’70s L.A. Aesthetic

Here’s how the designer blended the two for $16,000.

With $350K, I Gave My Ojai House Arches, Terrazzo Floors, and Even an Impromptu Dog Door

How to create old-world Portugal vibes from scratch.

An IKEA Hack Disguises the Not-So-Pretty Stuff in This $11K Kitchen Remodel

And a super-simple layout trick ensures everything is in its right place.

This L.A. Couple Flipped Their Builder-Grade Kitchen to Look Like It’s 1928 Again

All for under $7,000.

We Made Our Ojai Ranch House Open-Concept—And Saved $4K Doing It

And what it really cost to hire an engineer.

Refreshing Our Old Kitchen Cabinets Cost Only $100

Which made way for black marble countertops.

This $5K Kitchen Overhaul Makes a Convincing Case for Laminate Countertops

And for turning design leftovers into a main course.