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The 16 Before & Afters of 2022

January 2, 2023

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One tip I always give to any DIYer or home renovator is to take before, progress, and after pics. It’s important to document the progress, even if you’re not posting them anywhere, because celebrating the progress is crucial for keeping the momentum going! This post is all about the before and afters of every project we’ve done in 2022, and I’m patting myself on the back. Sometimes the chaos of renovating gets to you, but these moments of reflection make it all feel worth it.

I ordered every single before and after chronologically, and even though some of these rooms aren’t “finished” finished, any progress is progress!

1. Greta’s Room | February

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2. Andi’s Living Room | March

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3. Guest House Refresh | April

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4. Home Gym | April

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5. Primary Bedroom | May

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6. Screened in Porch Makeover | June

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7. Front Entry | August

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8. Backyard | September

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9. Kitchen | October

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10. Study | November

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11. Greta’s Bathroom | November

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12. Upstairs Hallway |

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13. Dining Room | November

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14. Outdoor Kitchen | December

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15. Laundry Room | December

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16. Playroom / Bunk Room | December

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This last one certainly isn’t finished, but it’s almost unrecognizable, and I can’t wait to wrap this up in 2023!

Do you have a favorite transformation from the year?

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What do you think?

  1. Vanessa says:

    You have so much taste. Everything is so gorgeous! How do you get all the inspiration and ideas? My house looks all your “before” pictures and I don’t know where to start!

  2. Holly Gay-Lariviere says:

    I can’t believe you accomplished all these makeovers in one year. Amazing! I adore your style and thank you for inspiring me to make my home a reflection of what I love. Can’t wait to see what you have planned for 2023!

  3. Colleen says:

    You accomplished so much this year. Wow! The kitchen and back garden were my favorites but also the laundry room was stunning. Congrats on s stellar year of progress! Excited for 2023.

  4. Rita says:

    Impossible to choose one

  5. Tara says:

    Wow just stunning and so much awesome progress in a year, hats off you should be proud of all your great work! You inspire so many to dream big 😀

  6. Sandra says:

    Mind BLOWN! You guys are incredible!

  7. Jo says:

    When you have renovated this entire house will you sell this house and find another house to tackle?

  8. Geen says:

    I so enjoy seeing how everyone turns their house into a home and you do it so well. My favorite is probably adding the oval window. In 2 homes we removed a wall or added a window and it made all the difference for me.

  9. R says:

    Seeing this as one post really highlights how much you guys did. It looks amazing!

  10. Julie S says:

    Your home is looking so sophisticated these days! Very lovely. The dining room and the way it ties in with the LR is probably my favorite here. This home/style level did get totally unrelatable to me probably about a year ago though- we do not make the kind of money or afford the kinds of things you do at this point in your success. So it’s been bittersweet watching you guys become aspirational, not that I begrudge it but I don’t get pumped up and motivated for myself by your projects these days!

  11. Jen says:

    You are my favorite content…year after year. You have high morals, always are kind, show quality work and walk your followers through your process! Don’t ever stop doing what you do…it’s wonderful!

  12. Anna says:

    Wow! So much hard work! It’s amazing what all you have accomplished! So gorgeous and inspiring.

  13. Kotti Rocha says:

    So much hard work and beautiful design all in one post! I think you forgot one project though! The downstairs hallway that you wallpapered! It’s small but still worthy of this list!

  14. Sunny says:

    The kitchen, of course! And the dining room. It isn’t as drastic of a change as other rooms (like Greta’s amazing bathroom, wow), but I love, love it! It’s such a cozy room.

  15. Nicole says:

    It’s kinda crazy how much y’all got done in one year. I can’t decide if the kitchen or the backyard is my favorite before and after. The backyard just looks so serene and it’s screaming for spring and summer to be here. I can’t wait to see what y’all do in 2023! Happy New Year :)

  16. Lisa says:

    These transformations are so spectacular! Every one! I love the choices you make for your home. Thank you for all that you share. Happy New Year. 💗

  17. Brianne says:

    I love before & afters! Starting a basement finish and heading to read about the kitchen again so I can recall the cabinetry colors you used for our bar area. Thanks for always being so inspiring. Happy New Year!!

  18. Brooke says:

    Truly INCREDIBLE how you’ve managed to make so so many decisions in one year! Your home is certainly looking the refuge you aspire to have. The change to hide the risers in your front staircase is one of the most surprisingly impactful moments for me. Happy New Year to you and yours! Here’s to a great 2023!

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