Eight years ago Tracey and David bought the home of their dreams. Two children and one career change later, the crisp front garden has become a wild jungle, obscuring the entire front of their house and swallowing up their children.
Brandon, Jeff and Lauren are ready to help Scott and Martina transform their former bachelor pad into a child friendly space. Scott and Martina need to get ready for their newborn baby girl before she grows out of baths in the sink.
Mark and Nancy Townsend live in the beautiful rainforest just off the North Shore of Maui. You'd think someone would want to snatch up this piece of paradise, but one look at the downstairs and you'll find out why this place isn't moving!?
As a busy mom, Deanne's passion for cooking has been put on hold because of the hustle and bustle of everyday life - and a very outdated kitchen. Simplicity is what guest Chef Charlie Trotter recommends as the cornerstone of Deanne's new kitchen.
Designer Leslie Segrete, Organizer Robbie Laughlin, and Carpenter Rib Hillis help Bobby and Elise fix their home in Cedar Park, just outside of Austin, Texas. All for under $100 a room!
Read $100 Makeover's Leslie Segrete tips to spruce up your home on a shoestring budget:
When selecting a paint color for your room find inspiration in a favorite throw pillow, rug, or piece of art in your room. Look for a color used that accessory in a subtle way and then choose your paint to match that color. You will be amazed at how the subtle color will suddenly pop.
It's perfectly allowable to mix and match side tables as you as you follow two rules; they have to be the same height and you must match the lamps you place on them.
Breathe new life into a worn or dated piece of furniture by applying a fresh coat of paint. White or black glossy paint is always a safe choice but you can take a risk by painting a traditional piece in a fun and vibrant color like yellow or turquoise.
When a room in your home doubles as both a guest room and a work space; keep distractions to a minimum by dressing up the bed to look more like a sofa. Place the bed into a corner or nook so that there are many walls to lean against and add lots of pillows.
Dress up inexpensive throw pillows by adding a fun decorative detail. You can cut out floral patterns or any detail from fabric and attach it to the plain pillow by using fabric adhesive. Use fray check to keep the cut edges from unraveling.
Add a splash of color to nay space by painting your lampshades. Be sure to use lampshades that have black out lining inside so that your brush strokes don't show through when the lamp is illuminated.
Mount curtain rods midway between the top of your window frame and the ceiling line to make any room seem instantly taller.
When lighting any room, overhead lighting just doesn't cut it. Lamps not only add a wonderful opportunity to add stylistic detail to your space but they can properly illuminate and create mood in your room.
Regardless of how tiny or awkward the entrance area of your home is, every front door area needs a mirror and a catchall for your keys. A larger space can have a credenza or side table with storage to hold your kids book bags, hats, gloves, keys, train schedules, and daily needs. A small area can have a small wall mounted shelf to simply hold your keys and cell phone. Regardless of the size of your space add a mirror to make the entrance feel much larger. And of course for that one last look before you dash out your door.
Simple and inexpensive fabric shades can be made to look like you had them custom made with a simple no sew trick. Create a border detail using gross grain ribbon; it is available on line in a zillion different colors. Attach the ribbon using iron on adhesive tape the same width as the ribbon.