Home & Garden

Your ultimate guide to an amazing bathroom and kitchen makeover

By: Farhana Uddin

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Home & Garden

Your ultimate guide to an amazing bathroom and kitchen makeover

By: Farhana Uddin

After a few years, you may notice that your home isn't as vibrant as it once was. Much like ourselves, our homes also require attention, care and a bit of an update every now and then.

Updating your kitchen and bathroom
The best way to take care of your home is to spruce it up with a new look and renovate damaged areas. That's why we've created the ultimate guide to updating the two most essentials rooms in your home – your kitchen and bathroom.

First, find inspiration with our incredible before and after makeovers. Our home and garden design team have perfected the latest looks in home decor that can stand up to your busy family and will feel fresh for years to come.

DIY home improvement projects
You'll also find easy instructional articles and videos for repairing small but pesky problems, such as leaky faucets and replacing old rusty shower heads. And you don't want to miss out on our painting tips and fun DIY decor projects you can make in an afternoon. Take a look and get inspired! Let us know which projects you plan to tackle in your home in the comments section below.

Incredible before and after kitchen makeovers:

Photo gallery: How to makeover your kitchen
Want to give your kitchen an incredible makeover? Find out how our design expert transformed one cramped, bland cooking space into a large, tastefully decorated kitchen.



Photo gallery: Kitchen update - 8 ways to spruce up your kitchen
Can't afford a kitchen renovation? Check out before and after photos of a kitchen makeover and discover 8 budget-friendly ways you can update your kitchen.




Photo gallery: Kitchen renovation - Easy ways to update your kitchen
This splendid kitchen makeover will inspire you to update yours. Follow expert tips to give your kitchen a welcomed refresh.




3 wonderful white kitchens
Looking for ideas for your own dream kitchen? Here are three stylish designer kitchens that are loaded with looks and ideas that will make you want to cook up a few ideas of your own. Plus, take a look at an incredible galley kitchen makeover. 




Great home reno and design ideas for your kitchen:

Top 7 kitchen essentials
From large kitchen appliances to small gadgets, the right kitchen tools can turn you into an at-home chef in no time. Check out our expert tips for selecting kitchen essentials.




How to install a kitchen faucet
With a little planning and proper tools, installing or replacing a kitchen faucet is a job any homeowner can do. Watch as a new homeowner gets help with this easy home improvement project.




Classic countertops
Planning on remodeling your kitchen? From granite to quartz, check out our expert tips on choosing the right kitchen countertop.









10 affordable ways to update your kitchen
Want to spruce up your kitchen? Here are simple, budget-friendly ways to give your kitchen a fresh, new look and add value to your home.





How to install cork flooring
Discover how to install cork flooring - an attractive alternative to carpet, tile or traditional hardwood. This step-by-step video, courtesty of Wicanders, demonstrates that laying a floating cork floor is an easy process.

Beautiful before and after bathroom makeovers:
Photo gallery: How to makeover your bathroom
Want to give your bathroom an amazing makeover? Find out how we transformed a small, dismal basement bath into a dreamy, nautical-style bathroom.











Photo gallery: Top 10 kitchen and bathroom trends of 2012
Discover the latest decor trends that are reshaping Canadian kitchens and bathrooms across the country.








Photo gallery: How to spruce up your bathroom on a budget
Amp up your bathroom's decor with these quick and easy design ideas that can breathe new life into a tired space.






10 lovely ways to update your loo
Can bathrooms really be beautiful? Absolutely! Here are 10 fresh and inexpensive ways to beautify any style and size of loo.





Home reno ideas and projects for your bathroom:

How to install a new shower head
Replace your old bath and shower fixtures, or find out how to install a showerhead in a new bathroom. Host Jeff Wilson shows you how easy the process can be in this how-to video.




How to repair a leaky sink faucet
Most leaky faucets in the home are compression faucets. Find out how to identify and fix this common household problem and fix a leaky tap in your home.





Weekend home decor projects for your kitchen and bathroom:

Photo gallery: 8 easy home decor makeover projects
Do you dream of revamping your home decor but never have the time? These eight simple do-it-yourself projects will help you makeover chairs, lights and even cooking utensils in a few minutes, with just a dab of paint.






Jillian Harris helps you refresh your home decor on a budget
Former star of The Bachelorette and one of the featured designers on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Jillian Harris shares her thoughts about home decor on a budget.




How to wallpaper like a pro
Wallpaper is a great way to give your space a quick and affordable makeover. Use this guide to learn how to wallpaper: discover how to choose a print that's right for you and then how to apply it.




Painting tips: Everything you need to know about house painting
From what colour works best in what room to finding the right finish, our experts tell you all you need to know about house painting in our painting primer.







How to design an inspiration board for your home decor
Watch as home design expert Sherry Tyra demonstrates how to make a beautiful inspiration board to help you design any room in your home.





For more great home and garden advice, visit our design experts on the Home and Garden Blog.



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Your ultimate guide to an amazing bathroom and kitchen makeover