St Albans :   by The White House Interiors

12 head-shaking room transformations

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Nothing quite proves the point that no room is beyond saving like a before and after gallery, so we're going to treat you to one today!

Taking a look at the most commonly used rooms in the house, we think we've found some projects that will astonish and inspire you in equal measure. But, don't just take our word for it! Come and peruse unloved living rooms and bad bathrooms and see what they've become, all thanks to the talents of some amazing interior design teams. 

1. Before: This might be a living room but we would rather die than spend time in here

1. After: We must be in heaven, as this is amazing!

2. Before: Cluttered, messy and badly segregated. This space is awful!

2. After: Open plan living never looked so natural and beautiful

3. Before: Is the owner living in this one room? Why is there a computer in the kitchen?

Holywell Cottage :   by Haus12 Interiors
Haus12 Interiors

Holywell Cottage

Haus12 Interiors

3. After: Sleek, modern and stunning. This kitchen even looks great in a heritage cottage!

Holywell Cottage :   by Haus12 Interiors
Haus12 Interiors

Holywell Cottage

Haus12 Interiors

4. Before: Disused, unloved and unfinished. This barn loft was ripe for a revival

4. After: Now we see the hype about loft living!

eclectic Kitchen by Tabary Le Lay
Tabary Le Lay

Kitchen with windows

Tabary Le Lay

5. Before: This living room/gym doesn't scream of home comforts

5. After: Monochrome styling has made this a home sweet home!

6. Before: What a dining disaster! The chairs don't even go well in here

Ground floor rear & side extension in a Conservation Area, East Molesey, London: classic Living room by VCDesign Architectural Services
VCDesign Architectural Services

Ground floor rear & side extension in a Conservation Area, East Molesey, London

VCDesign Architectural Services

6. After: Woah! Now this is an open plan paradise and now the chairs work

Ground floor rear & side extension in a Conservation Area, East Molesey, London: modern Conservatory by VCDesign Architectural Services
VCDesign Architectural Services

Ground floor rear & side extension in a Conservation Area, East Molesey, London

VCDesign Architectural Services

7. Before: Stripped and bare, this soon-to-be kitchen needs assistance

Fitted Kitchen, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, Scotland:   by Glenlith Interiors (Scotland) Ltd
Glenlith Interiors (Scotland) Ltd

Fitted Kitchen, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, Scotland

Glenlith Interiors (Scotland) Ltd

7. After: What a tonic to the blank space that was here before. Love those grey cabinets!

Fitted Kitchen, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, Scotland: classic Kitchen by Glenlith Interiors (Scotland) Ltd
Glenlith Interiors (Scotland) Ltd

Fitted Kitchen, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, Scotland

Glenlith Interiors (Scotland) Ltd

8. Before: There really are no words. Back to the 1970s with this, please!

8. After: Fresh, modern and totally unrecognisable

9. Before: Awkwardly shaped walls make this space a conundrum

9. After: When in doubt, rip walls out! And turn them into a breakfast bar

10. Before: What on Earth is this awful room? Lace curtains? Are you serious?

10. After: This is minimal heaven. Look at all that natural light!

11. Before: We can't eye-roll enough at this mismatched and outdated living room

11. After: Retro chic has entirely transformed this space

12. Before: Dank and dark, this is not what we'd want in our homes

12. After: We'll take three of these living rooms, please!

For more amazing home transformations, take a look at this Ideabook: Cool Makeover for Grandad’s Dusty Home.

Which of these has got you in the mood for a change?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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