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

11. This unfinished attic with lots of work to be done…

This unfinished attic with lots of work to be done...

…that became this insanely cozy hideaway.

The jealousy is real. Wood paneling on the ceiling gave the attic a cabin-like feel, and a bed nook was added for an extra coziness factor.

12. This dark and outdated bathroom with felt (!) wallpaper…

This dark and outdated bathroom with felt (!) wallpaper...

…that became a bright, modern-meets-rustic masterpiece.

...that became a bright, modern-meets-rustic masterpiece.

Is…is that really the same bathroom? The mostly DIY project — a plumber rerouted the water lines and another professional framed everything out — was designed on a computer and created with the help of YouTube videos! The wood wall accents are old pallets that were bought off Craigslist for $1 per piece.

13. This pretty generic staircase…

This pretty generic staircase...

…that stepped up its game and became a totally unique staircase.

...that stepped up its game and became a totally unique staircase.

So sleek and so cool! Free scrap metal was used for the railing, and the bamboo on the steps makes everything look much more up-to-date. Those cubbyholes underneath the bottom stairs are a brilliant place to kick off a pair of shoes, too.

14. This humdrum home office…

This humdrum home office...

…that got an upgrade and became this super-stylish work area.

...that got an upgrade and became this super-stylish work area.

This looks like a Pottery Barn ad in real life — in a good way. The owners gave the old desk a new stain to help it match the room’s new look, added in a dark gray accent wall, and made the lighting fixture out of a $17.99 basket.

15. These awkwardly placed closets…

These awkwardly placed closets...

…that were reworked into a dressing area with awesome sliding barn doors.

...that were reworked into a dressing area with awesome sliding barn doors.

Proof that bringing the outdoors inside can be a very good idea, the owner also left the middle closet open and later filled it with a dresser. The total project cost about $250.

16. This basic beige bathroom…

This basic beige bathroom...

…that became a white wonderland.

...that became a white wonderland.

How’d they get it to look so bright with no windows? With high-gloss paint, beveled mirrors, and polished nickel fixtures. Here’s hoping they have plenty of Windex for all of it.

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