16 Jaw-Dropping Pictures Of Home Makeover Before-And-Afters

1. This claustrophobia-inducing work space…

This claustrophobia-inducing work space...

…that was transformed into an uncluttered home office you’d actually get some work done in.

...that was transformed into an uncluttered home office you'd actually get some work done in.

What a difference putting everything in storage makes! It took just eight days to complete the project, which brilliantly included a small closet built to hide a sewer and other utilities.

2. This very retro kitchen…

This very retro kitchen...

…that got some fresh paint and a whole new vibe.

...that got some fresh paint and a whole new vibe.

And it’s still retro! It cost just $250 to update the charming space. Chalk paint was used on the vintage cabinets, and a gorgeous area rug covered up the uninviting floor.

3. This very standard laundry room…

This very standard laundry room...

…that became a minimalist laundry room with lots of nice-looking storage space.

...that became a minimalist laundry room with lots of nice-looking storage space.

OK, this makes doing laundry seem slightly more tolerable. Two 40-inch Ikea cabinets hold all of the unsightly cleaning supplies, while sanded and stained cedar fence boards were used for the wood accent wall. The finished transformation cost just $350.

4. This almost completely barren basement room…

This almost completely barren basement room...

…that was reimagined into a fully outfitted rustic cabin.

...that was reimagined into a fully outfitted rustic cabin.

Yes, that is the same room! It cost just $107 to make the transformation, thanks to some free old crate wood and stones scavenged from the side of the road. The fake-out window (looks real, doesn’t it?) was created by hanging a photograph a few inches off of the wall and lighting it from behind.

5. This cramped bungalow kitchen…

This cramped bungalow kitchen...

…that turned into an airy, marbled cooking wonderland.

...that turned into an airy, marbled cooking wonderland.

Ina Garten would definitely approve of this kitchen. An obstructive mudroom was demolished to open up the kitchen space and add more storage room. Subway tiles and all-white cabinetry make the widened area seem even more spacious. Plus, check out that pot-filling spigot above the stove!