The pandemic had a massive impact on the way we see our lives and many of us had to make the shift to working or schooling remotely. Constantly sitting at the same desk or looking at the same wall can leave us feeling sick and tired. No wonder that so many people had the irresistible desire to tear everything down and re-do their living spaces out of sheer boredom.

If you're one of them, one place where you can find inspiration for such makeovers is an Instagram account called Before&After Design. With over 1.6M followers, it's a massive gallery showing how to completely transform your house, backyard, or even your van. Full of entertaining videos and the most breathtaking renovations, it's the place to look for different styles and cool interior ideas.

If you wish to receive your daily dose of inspiration, just keep on scrolling! And when you're done, don't forget to check out Bored Panda's previous article on before-and-after pictures of the best house renovations.

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Karri Berkowitz
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10 months ago

These should include the cost to transform the spaces.

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Home renovation platform Houzz suggests that Americans are fixing up their properties in record numbers, based on a survey of more than 70,000 people. It means that the pandemic lockdowns and lack of activities made people invest in makeover projects. According to Houzz, 53% of surveyed homeowners reported renovating their houses or apartments and most of their work focused on kitchens, office spaces, and outdoor areas.

In 2020, people spent 15% more on renovation projects. This could have something to do with people being able to save more money as well as an increase in the price of labor and materials. Travel restrictions and business shutdowns that happened during the pandemic caused shortages in many fields and the costs just skyrocketed.

36% of respondents said it was because they finally had the financial means to move forward and 44% said they moved ahead because they actually had the time to do them.

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boredpanDaman
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10 months ago

woah

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If you wish to make a change to your surroundings, there's quite a few things to consider. As Lindsay T. Graham, a researcher at the Center for the Built Environment in UC Berkeley, said, “Our homes can be incredibly important tools for shaping our daily experiences.” So first, you should think about what you like and don't like about your place. Graham mentioned that the way our homes are organized, decorated, and furnished can evoke a varied palette of feelings.

Secondly, see if you have too much clutter in your home. It can increase your stress levels so you should try to get it under control. It's a visual reminder of the things you still have to do, so decluttering will help you feel more at ease at the end of the day.

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Sunshine Sunshine
Community Member
10 months ago

Beautifully thought out and executed. Very nice

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

Great and done without disrespecting the original building.

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Also, color therapy can affect your mood and physical health. While reds and oranges might require your eye to adjust and help boost your energy, blues and greens require very little adjustment and are considered more restful. As Graham explained, you can “level out” the energy in your house accordingly, but keep in mind that everyone finds different tones soothing.

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Mimi La Souris
Community Member
10 months ago

Big Bird is watching you

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Tassenküchlein168
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10 months ago (edited)

I want one! Now! Ready to quit my job and travel to the north and into tranquility.

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We spend so much time in our homes that we can forget the kind of impact it has on our mindset. There's a new trend that's taken the interior design world by storm and it's called comfort decorating. It's all about choosing furniture, artwork, and the basic feel of your place based on coziness and familiarity, not on aesthetics.

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
10 months ago

this great job, although i'm sad to see tree go

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Kat Olmstead
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10 months ago

I really love the color scheme.

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Otter
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10 months ago

That's not a redo, that's a wait-ten-years-for-the-plants-to-grow!

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According to Apartment Therapy, the past years have changed the way people see their living spaces and they advise to look inward for decorating inspiration. Grace Dowd, an Austin-based therapist said that “it’s more important than ever to fill your space with things that make you feel like yourself, even if they’re not ‘Insta-worthy.’”

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Vonny
Community Member
10 months ago

Unlike 90% of the other 'before & after' pics, this one actually seems 'doable' and has neat ideas many of us can try at home. imho too many pics are showing outrageously expensive construction projects.

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Wendy
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10 months ago

Gorgeous after

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Pieter K
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10 months ago

It's not bad, but do people really enjoy living in sterile looking show rooms?

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Whether it's an old teddy bear, a family heirloom or a seashell you brought back from your vacation, it's important that it would remind you who you are. As you can guess, nostalgia is one of the key aspects of comfort decorating. If you choose objects that evoke feelings rather than look good, it gives your surroundings meaning and lets you get away from the difficult reality we have today.

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Hiker Chick
Community Member
10 months ago

Ah yes, so very easy to transform this outdated kitchen into a modern design (if you have a spare $20,000 or so). Anyone can do it!

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KatHat
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10 months ago

I wonder if that was underneath. I helped renovate an 1800s house in London and when we did the stairs we found a) three layers of carpet, each one just put over the other, and b) when we scraped off the horrible brown enamel paint from the railing, it was SOLID MAHOGANY. They covered up all kinds of things in the 1950s and 1960s; mind-blowing. We found other treasures too, like tilework around fireplaces under paint or even plaster.

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Stephanie A Mutti
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10 months ago

This is one that looks reasonable to do and yet HUGE WOW factor on upgrade

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But comfort decorating should not be only about nostalgia. If a thing makes you feel good or brings pleasure to the five senses, it's reason enough to keep it: “Running your fingers along that tattered quilt or even smelling it can ground you in the present moment, which can help to alleviate anxiety about the past or future,” says Dowd.

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Iva Kazalova
Community Member
10 months ago

This style is stunning!

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TTorrest Author
Community Member
10 months ago

Shows what a new coat of paint and the right decorative touches can do. Guarantee this entire reno cost less than $500. Love it.

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Debbie Barnes
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10 months ago

That's not redecoration.. That's converting a tiny house into a three storey building.. (Beautiful though)..

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So if you didn't even start renovating but already feel overwhelmed, Before&After Design is a great place to look for inspiration. And just remember, in the end, your room does not have to be unrealistically perfect, it should be filled with things that make you feel good about yourself.

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Rebekah Krause
Community Member
10 months ago

That’s more like half way through a storage container house and the end.

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ns
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10 months ago

*insert owen wilson going "wow"*

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Mia Mai
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10 months ago

they changed the whole roof and windows? That's a lot of work

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Lyone Fein
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10 months ago

The after loses alot of storage space.

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Queserasera423
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10 months ago

This is the same kitchen as above! I recognize the pendant light and ceiling beams

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boredpanDaman
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10 months ago

so nice

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Lyone Fein
Community Member
10 months ago

Huge bathroom

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boredpanDaman
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10 months ago

oh no, they lost the window arch : (

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Caro Caro
Community Member
10 months ago

Oooooh those floor tiles are beautiful.

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Sonja
Community Member
10 months ago

I wonder, does that still work as a car (so house on wheels), or is it parked permanently? Doesn't it need some special permissions for this, because if it gets to accident, it could kill the driver...? Seriously asking, no trolling

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Anna Banana
Community Member
10 months ago

I'm not a fan of novelty furniture in my home, but I admire the concept.

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Michele Viney
Community Member
10 months ago

Wish they took the "after" pic from the same angle. Becuase the ceiling height looks different in the second image.

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