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20+ People Who Proved That DIY Home Renovations Aren’t a Tragedy

A famous rule says that if you want changes in your life, start by redecorating your house. But there are some people that like going a step further than merely rearranging furniture — they demolish the walls and start over, making their homes even more beautiful than before. And some people’s homes boast a garden as well, which also requires plenty of attention. And it’s these kinds of people who have never heard of the word, “lazy.”

We at Bright Side are delighted with those who have enough strength to finish what they’ve started so that they can enjoy the end result.

“I’ve never had a garden in my life. It took me 3 months to pull this miracle together. I finally have my own balcony oasis.”

“I did so many things in my free time.”

“I’ve been stuck in my apartment for months, staring at the same ugly bedroom, and I finally decided to change it.”

“We bought a new home with a neglected garden. We worked hard for 3 months to transform it.”

“I’m so proud of myself! I did it all with my own hands.”

“I tidied up the house and the surrounding area.”

“My dad and I built a patio at my house.”

A girl transformed her tiny yard into a real paradise.

Someone had tons of free time to do miracles!

After the renovation, this garden really started to look like a garden.

“I’ve always dreamt of having a wardrobe room, so I decided to renovate the moldy, unused space on the top of our home.”

“I moved into a new apartment in January, and the kitchen didn’t look the best. In May, I finally decided to do something about it.”

“6 months later, the remodel is finally finished.”

“Wife wanted it — wife got it.”

Now it looks like a cozy house from a fairy tale.

“We bought a flat and renovated it before moving in. But we didn’t have enough energy or money to repair the balcony.”

“So we decided to do it later. And 6 months later, I braced myself and did it with my own hands.”

A tiny kitchen before and after renovation

“2 long years later — 90% of work was done by me in my spare time, and my perfect house is ready.”

“We transformed a cluttered, unkempt garden into a cozy, tidy one.”

“My husband and I renovated our kitchen. We’re newbies and are proud of the final result.”

“We moved into a house that was built in 1927 and completely transformed it, keeping historically important interior details.”

Have you ever done renovations that made you smile like the Cheshire Cat when you were done?

Preview photo credit Obecalp1mg / Reddit