A handful of very talented DIYers.

1. This bedroom had an off-putting green and brown color scheme.

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An accent wall with a multi-stain finish gives it cottage-style coziness.

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2. This home’s exterior hadn’t been updated in 35 years…and it showed.

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Painted brick, a rebuilt porch and modern landscaping have boosted its curb appeal.

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3. This staircase went from 70s eyesore to modern marvel.

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4. This dated Brooklyn kitchen was dark and cramped.

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Marble countertops and stainless steel appliances give it a clean and contemporary look.

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5. This home office went from tasteless to sophisticated with the help of wall moldings.

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6. This retro guest bathroom was drenched in pastels.

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Now it’s bold and bright, with a porcelain tile that mimics hardwood.

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7. This messy laundry room was in serious need of storage.

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Cabinets from IKEA keep laundry and cleaning supplies out of sight.

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8. This awkwardly shaped kitchen offered very little prep space.

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It’s nearly unrecognizable after a farmhouse style makeover.

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9. The washed-out blue color of this house didn’t make a good first impression.

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But a black and white exterior looks timeless and elegant.

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10. This patio was overrun by moss and weeds, and wasn’t suitable for outdoor entertaining.

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A tiered deck provides plenty of room for lounging and the natural stone is easy to maintain.

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11. This living room in a WWII era apartment had “nicotine yellow walls and dirty ceilings.”

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With new flooring, many coats of spackling paste and a new window treatment, the room feels much improved.

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12. This unorganized pantry was poorly designed and accumulating junk.

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Now, granite countertops offer additional prep space and floating shelves wrap around the space.

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13. This builder-grade kitchen was stuck in the 90s.

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$2,000 and two weeks later, it looks sleek and sophisticated.

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14. This wood panelled basement was in dire need of an update.

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The open-concept space was divided up to create a separate bedroom.

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15. This Brooklyn studio apartment was, in one word, boring.

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Now it’s got tons of character and charm.

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16. This chalet’s powder room was narrow and gloomy.

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Stone facing and a curved (!) wood wall makes the space much more inviting.

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17. This condo had a lot of carpeting and an odd pass-through kitchen.

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Five weeks later, it’s airy, modern and much more livable.

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