Feeling comfortable in our home is essential to have a good performance outside of it.
But we have to bear in mind that time passes for everyone, and although we take good care of our furniture and walls, it is normal that over the years they are spoiled and at the same time causing us more problems.
That is why it is important to reform an old house before and after, that is, you have to make the decision to leave behind a certain style and even structure and begin to reform with a view to a restoration in tune with the time.
Now, reforming a house not only takes us a long time, but it also implies a significant financial investment that we cannot always assume.
However, you know that there are always cheap and effective solutions for everything.
You just have to take examples of home renovations, before and after and thus find good solutions.
Far is that of «cheap is expensive» when we ourselves reform the rooms little by little. It all depends on your commitment to the reforms you will do.
At the time we showed you the spectacular reform that a couple did in their house without spending a lot of money, and in this type of thing the most important thing is the ideas.
You can also make reforms of town houses, before and after, and thus enjoy your house in the country.
Not all of us have such a brilliant decorative mind as to be able to undertake a reform and finish it successfully.
However, we know that we are all capable of achieving it with the right ideas, so today we want to inspire you a little with some examples that you can apply at home by giving it your personal touch.
So here we go! We show you the before and after of different rooms and renovated houses.
The bursting of a pipe was the turning point for its owner to finally decide to remodel his kitchen.
The older appliances were changed and all the furniture was unified using a white paint, making it more open and modern.
Look at these reforms, before and after, and take advantage of the ideas.
This kitchen doesn’t look so bad, does it?
However, in the next photo you will see how it has improved 100%, which makes the kitchen mark the house in before and after.
The reform has not been so expensive, just a little paint and other touch-ups and like new.
This kitchen was crying out for a makeover, the furniture was very old and in need of modernization.
The surface of all the pantries was changed and a softer and brighter color range was used, respecting the main structure of the kitchen.
It is one of the houses renovated in before and after also from the kitchen:
Looks a bit old, right?
It must be the colors and arrangement of the objects, let’s see how it looks.
A change of style, color and decoration, and it has been impressively new. Like?
3. Main bathroom
This bathroom looked the same as when it was built in 1998.
The change is basically based on cosmetic changes, a single console was put in place by closing the closet door that was in place (there is another access to the closet) and a dressing table was added to the bottom.
The bathroom shows a vestige of the year it was built so it needed a rehabilitation and before and after to look more contemporary. Let’s see.
A more modern style.
It has improved and with little investment, it is a reform that you can do at a low cost with a great result.
4. Living room
A very basic room that looked a bit dark because of the furniture it had.
The walls were restored and the furniture changed, completely modernizing without losing the style of the house.
The white color was used more for the cabinets and walls, leaving the contrast in the hands of the armchairs.
This is an idea taken from those rehabbed before and after houses that are easy to implement.
You’ll see how it turned out, the result really makes the difference:
A change of furniture, or upholstery and everything has been renewed.
Take the examples of remodeled houses, before and after, and leave the living room of your house as new.
At first glance, this kitchen did not need a major reform, and in fact it did not, the owners were bothered by the color of the furniture because it robbed the room of light and spaciousness.
So they chose to leave the floor darker and the rest of the furniture with lighter colors.
Furniture painted like aged wood is fantastic.
Although we could say that the before is not bad, if it is true that it can be improved, as the following photograph shows:
Yes it has improved, a great example of home renovations that you can continue to do it yourself.
6. Exterior facade
Six years ago a married couple bought this house that seemed uninhabitable, but they got down to work and the look changed radically.
Surely you will think that it was a bad investment, since the house looks quite run down, but everything changes with imagination, creativity and disposition.
Look at how the reform of this house has been.
They put in new insulation, rebuilt the chimneys and put in a hand-crimped aluminum roof, in addition to the relevant coat of paint.
Good result, don’t you think?
7. Children’s bedroom
The room was perfect for the smallest of the house to inhabit, but it needed the odd change.
This is need a nice touch.
It looks just run down, but nothing that couldn’t be solved with a not-so-expensive home renovation.
The windows are behind the bed, with a straw blind. Two beds respecting the symmetry did the rest along with a little paint.
The floor in this house was in such bad condition that they had to change it for a pine wood floor.
Sure you think the investment was expensive, the truth is that it does not represent a cheap remodel at all, but you could save money with decorative touches.
Otherwise, they were able to change the image using the original components.
They added a handrail and changed the color range to white – wood.
9. Living room
The dull and untidy furniture made this room uncomfortable.
Fortunately, its users understood and were able to restore at low cost achieving excellent results.
Just watch the after and take note if you want to achieve a similar effect:
They changed all the seats and added a storage unit under the window, the change of the color scheme helped make it more welcoming.
The kitchen was in good condition, but the exposed brick detracted from homogeneity and the island was excessive for such a small space.
Let’s see how it was with this one before and after.
The truth is that it is lacking a bit of harmony, despite the touches of wood.
You can see a lot of clutter, but see how the remodel went before and after:
They removed both, and the upper cabinets, and replaced the appliances with stainless steel ones.
And good result!
11. Living room
The living room now concentrates family activity as it is the largest space in the house and brings together the greatest comforts and / or a stereo, shelves, as well as other furniture.
An old carpet and the disorganization of the furniture took away space from the room, in addition to not taking advantage of the outside light.
Just a little touch-ups and minor changes and everything would be resolved, but better look at it in the photo:
Now that you have seen the photo, what would you think of to reform and a before and after for this room?
The armchairs were upholstered in a light color, more in keeping with the new tonality, and were distributed around a coffee table, perfect for relaxed conversations.
12. Dinning room
More than a dining room, this room looked like a storage room that was organized for certain occasions.
Yes, there are some elements left over and others require an urgent house reform.
Maybe a little organization, don’t you think?
Let’s see how it turned out.
The wallpaper was changed to a more modern pattern that went along with long curtains.
The furniture was replaced by a fantastic round table with white chairs, all on a beige carpet that gave a cozy appearance.
The toilet might not be very old, but it was overwhelmed by the sponge-painted wall.
What would be your change decisions for the reform of this space?
Well, we tell you what the owner did for the reform, but first look at it in the photo:
The owner decided to change the image while keeping the entire plumbing structure. He put some Moroccan cement tiles and the walls were dressed in more neutral tiles that are in keeping with the new white toilets.
14. Living room
Although it was very bright in appearance and looked modern and comfortable, the owners of this room wanted to achieve a more cheerful effect.
Although it is not a style and a decoration that looks old, you can also mark a before and after through a reform, with little investment.
Let’s see how:
For this they covered the walls with clay shapes, as if it were a blank canvas to unleash creativity.
They used colorful elements such as a sofa cover and some decorative elements.
We start with one kitchen and finish with another.
In this case, the cabinets and countertop needed an update.
And boy did they do it well, take a good look at the before so you can be impressed with the after:
What are the reforms that you would do?
The truth is that there were several changes, but nothing that required a large investment:
The owner kept the old stove and structure. He sanded and painted all the cabinets white.
He removed the black wall and replaced it with gray tiles that did not subtract light but gave contrast with respect to the furniture.