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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.

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.

All the Mistakes We Made During Our $2.5K DIY Kitchen Remodel

And what we learned for next time.

Same Cabinetry, Same Appliances, But a Brand-New-Looking Kitchen

There’s room to get creative on a $13K budget.

We Knocked $100K Off Our Reno Budget With a Little-Known Tax Credit

Salvaged sinks, signs, and cabinets helped, too.

Smart Lighting Was the Game-Changer in Our 200-Square-Foot Family Room Remodel

Having endless options is key.

Sponsored By GE C by GE

We Wanted Cedar Walls—But This Affordable Alternative Cost Half the Price

It’s the unexpected hero of our entire Rhode Island reno.

Smart Lighting Is The Centerpiece of Our $1.5K Sunroom Remodel

No electrician required.

Sponsored By GE C by GE

It Took $150K and a Special Paint to Kid-Proof Our Brooklyn Kitchen

With three children under 10, anything can happen.

Sponsored By Farrow and Ball

Shopping Our Own Home Saved Us Hundreds on Our $3K Bathroom Remodel

As did installing the tile ourselves.

This Bathtub Hack Saved Us $700 on Our Remodel

And you’d never guess the vanity is 30 years old.

I Covered My 400-Square-Foot Guesthouse in Tile for $500

How I pulled off a truly random pattern.

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