10 Fab Remodel & Renovation Projects

I love a good DIY so here is ten fab remodel & renovation projects from my own home as well as from some of my friend’s homes.

Renovations and remodel projects are definitely on the brain around here these days.  So far in our new house we have painted and updated the trim as well as added new paneling and lighting. We then added some flooring to our foyer, living room, TV area, and dining area.  We’ve also taken down a wall and opened up the kitchen and a huge kitchen makeover project is well underway (I’ll be sharing soon!!).  Down the hall, we’ve completely gutted and renovated two bathrooms (our ensuite reveal can be seen here) and I’ll be sharing our main bath reveal shortly (see it before)!  The master bedroom has been renovated and is finished (see it here), and our oldest son’s room has also been given a fresh new look (details coming soon!).  This leaves our youngest son’s bedroom next on the list; along with completing the kitchen, refreshing the deck and backyard (adding a new fence), and then tackling the front yard (I shared the BEFORE here).


No wonder I’ve been feeling so busy and exhausted and having a hard time keeping up!  We aren’t doing it all alone, but renovating and remodeling this house has still been a tremendous undertaking.  I’d forgotten what it is like to live in a construction zone and how difficult I find it to live in that state of disorganizing.  I kinda like being organized.  

House Transformation

But…the finish line for the main floor is just around the corner.  Summer is on the way.  Things will settle down shortly.  And despite all the stress and energy that goes into it, I have to say that remodel and renovation projects can be immensely satisfying.  Those before and afters?!  Doesn’t get much more exciting then seeing a good transformation, amIright?!

That’s why those HGTV shows that make you feel like it all happens within a nice, neat 1/2 hour time slot are so fun to watch!

Today I’m sharing some remodel & renovation projects that I’ve shared over the years as well as joining up with some friends that are sharing their own personal favourite remodel projects.  Just click on the link below each image to be taken to their posts and read more about what they did.  I love the reveals!  I hope you enjoy…

10 Fab Renovation & Remodel Projects poster.

One of the first major renovation and remodel projects that we completed in our previous house was tackling the outdated kitchen.  It made SUCH a difference to the entire function and use of our home, and was probably my favourite part of that house.

Coastal Style White & Blue Kitchen Makeover graphic.

Coastal Style White & Blue Kitchen Makeover 

Another favourite renovation and remodel project in our previous house was the living room!  I initially tackled a living room makeover as part of the One Room Challenge, though it continued to grow and evolve over time as we lived there…

A living room with white couches and armchairs with throw blankets and a wooden floor.

ORC Living Room Makeover Reveal

And, later, adding the fireplace to our living room made SUCH a big difference…both in comfort and coziness!

A white fireplace in the living room.

Read about how we added the fireplace in this post.

We also turned our coastal deck into an outdoor living room of sorts with new vinyl decking, railings, and redoing the exterior with cement board siding.

A porch overlooking the lake with an outdoor couch.

Outdoor Living Room Makeover Reveal 

The one we tackled at our first investment property.  It’s so fun to look back at what was like before, and this one is a true testament to the power of paint and lots of elbow grease.

Before & After Investment Property Makeover Tour poster.

Before and After Investment Property Makeover Tour

And the first one in this house was our beautiful master bedroom and ensuite makeover.  I LOVE the before and afters in this post! 

A white bedroom with a beaded chandelier over top of the bed.

White cabinets and a round mirror in this coastal bathroom.

Before & After Master Bedroom & Ensuite Makeover Reveal

My friends have also shared some fab remodel and renovation projects.

Over at 100 Year Old Home, Leslie took part in the Jeffrey Court Challenge for their master bathroom remodel and the reveal is ah-maze-ing!!

A wooden cabinet holding sinks in the bathroom.

Master Bathroom Remodel at My 100 Year Old Home

My friend Janine, at Happy Happy Nester, shared her deck remodel and updates.  What a difference crisp white paint makes! Her furnishings are dreamy, and I love the pops of colour she used…

Outdoor tables and chairs by the pool.

Deck Remodel Made Easy at Happy Happy Nester

Brendt at She Gave it a Go gave her kitchen a completely different look with some good old fashioned DIY, and a lot of paint.  She shared her amazing tips in part one and part two for making over your cabinets with paint!  It’s definitely one of the best ways to remodel your kitchen without breaking the bank!

Part one of painting your kitchen cabinets prepping and priming poster.

Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets – Part One 

Part two of painting your kitchen cabinets poster.

Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets – Part Two

And, just wow.  Would you look at this space in her home?!  Sarah added so much character with this DIY fireplace and shared ALL the details on how they built it as part of the Jeffrey Court Challenge.

A white fireplace mantel just off a dining room.

Fireplace Remodel at Dreaming of Homemaking 

And when you are completely starting from scratch, it’s pretty amazing how things can turn out.  I know you’ll love the before and afters on this gorgeous bathroom remodel by Kristi from The Pickled Rose.  It definitely has me thinking about painting my interior doors black!

A bathroom with a wooden floor, stand alone tub and a round mirror.

Bathroom Remodel at The Pickled Rose

So, any remodeling projects happening at your home these days?  Do you use the summer to relax and enjoy things, or find it a great time to tackle big projects because of the good weather?

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