21 of the Best Room Transformations We Saw in 2018

There’s nothing at all additional satisfying than an excellent remodeling, so here are 21 of our beloved Just before & After jobs coming from 2018. The ventures range wildly in budget and also scope, as well as coming from developer to Do It Yourself.

Currently it’s a trouble of different colors, a sunny, relaxing shelter produced rounding up with adored ones for intimate mugs of herbal tea and festive pitchers of palomas. Johanna Dominguez went significant and strong along with bright coatings, terracotta-like flooring tiles, warm lumber household furniture, as well as wonderfully repainted ceramic tiles. Leaving open the braces incorporated elevation and also authenticity, as effectively as a spot for drying flowers coming from good friends.

1. Before and After: This Bathroom Keeps Its Original, Beautiful Tiles

Before and After: This Bathroom Keeps Its Original, Beautiful Tiles

(Image credit: Carrie Hayward)

First up is this 1950s bathroom with original tiles, tub, and countertop in pale, dreamy turquoise. While it might have been tempting to start fresh, the owner saw nothing but precious potential.

(Image credit: Bethany Nauert)

This bathroom is now unforgettable, with vivid, vibrant wallpaper full of persimmon hues that complement the turquoise to perfection. The matching window shade, gold accents, and sensational light were all chosen by Carrie Hayward of Disney Travel Babble to create a glam sanctuary with nonstop style.

2. Before and After: It’s Really Hard to Believe This Is the Same Living Room

(Image credit: MLS Listing)

This real estate listing photo is not particularly inspiring, but one visionary DIYer saw dramatic potential.

(Image credit: Vintage Revival)

Vintage Revivals magically created a gorgeous industrial loft out of an ordinary living room in southern Utah by installing brick veneer to the walls and hardwood to the floors. The new aesthetic nicely emphasizes the height of the windows and ceilings.

3. Before & After: This Widower’s Living Space Gets a Fresh Start

(Image credit: Annie W Photography)

In a touching, emotional story, a new widower was ready for a fresh start and a fresh feel to his home, which had a bit of hoarder situation.

(Image credit: Annie W Photography)

Thanks to designer Becca Mendez of The Bam House, his home is now tranquil, modern, spacious, and open. The pale, cool tones are soothing while all the wood creates a feeling of warmth and nature.

4. Before and After: This Cherry Wood Kitchen Is Now a Riot of Color and Pattern

(Image credit: Jessica Leas)

Whenever there’s a ’90s standard kitchen with paneled cherry cabinetry and dark granite countertops in a “before” photo, it’s natural to assume the kitchen is going to be all-white in the “after.” And while that is a classic look for a reason, this kitchen was about to get a kaleidoscopic makeover.

(Image credit: Jessica Leas)

Reader Jessica Leas collected ornate, colorful tiles on every trip to India over many decades and they found their perfect home in this bright, vibrant kitchen.

5. You Won’t Believe This Is an Actual Airstream Trailer

(Image credit: Bonnie Christine)

There are a ton of excellent camper makeovers out there—we rounded up 20 of our favorites from Instagram—but this one is truly special.

(Image credit: Bonnie Christine)

Bonnie Christine envisioned and created a graceful, elegant home on wheels in what was the shell of a nearly 60-year-old camper. Every choice that Bonnie made is gorgeous, but the true showstopper is that William Morris wallpaper.

6. Before and After: This Dramatic Kitchen Redo Only Cost $800

(Image credit: Rachel Edmonds of Raspberry Flavoured Windows)

This extremely narrow kitchen had a lot going on in such a small space, but rather than trying to keep everything minimal, its owner wisely doubled down on the drama.

(Image credit: Rachel Edmonds of Raspberry Flavoured Windows)

By painting the mantel dark and the cabinetry darker, then adding gold hardware to match the stove, Rachel Edmonds of Raspberry Flavoured Windows created a stunning, old-world kitchen in a ’90s shell.

7. Before and After: This Backyard Used to Be Filled with Rats, But Is Now an Oasis

(Image credit: Lisa Carolla)

Going from rat-infested to rat-free is a huge accomplishment in itself, but the owner of this outdoor space wasn’t content with a simple lack of rats…

(Image credit: Lisa Carolla)

Reader Lisa, through a ton of backbreaking labor, was able to make a vacation-worthy outdoor living space in the former pit of despair. The new backyard is outfitted beautifully for quiet coffees in the morning and dance parties after dark.

8. Before and After: A Surprising (and Very Sweet) Use For A Dysfunctional Closet

(Image credit: Ash Brockinton)

The owner of this closet—and parent of the children who own all those toys—struggled to organize this closet and keep it organized, but then realized maybe storage wasn’t the best use of the space.

(Image credit: Ash Brockinton)

The closet has found its ideal use as a dog lair. Ash Brockinton of Busy Girls Society—@ashbrockinton on Instagram—created this canine haven with paint, tile, a peaceful mural, comfy dog beds, and handy storage for the pups’ accessories.

9. Before and After: An Ingenious Fix for Ugly Rental Bathroom Tiles

There really isn’t much that can be done for a rental bathroom with dreary old burgundy tiles…

(Image credit: Black & Blooms)

Or maybe there is! Sara Toufali of Black & Blooms totally transformed this bathroom with $90-$180 worth of tile stickers in a lush emerald hue, plus some well-chosen accessories in wood. Lively plants and watery art finish the space wonderfully.

10. Before and After: This Is Not the Most Practical Bathroom, But It’s Perhaps the Sexiest

(Image credit: Gold Is A Neutral)

The finishes and fixtures in this bathroom might not be to everyone’s taste, but surely everybody needs a built-in fish tank in their bathroom. Right? Water is about to be replaced by fire:

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