HGTV just finished doing a complete overhaul on their 2017 “Urban Oasis,” where they take an old home and do a dramatic remodel on every inch, then give it away to one lucky winner. This year’s home is located in Knoxville, Tennessee, and the before and after pictures are unbelievable.
The living room before (left) had lots of dark wood and a flat ceiling, which made it feel dark and closed in. They painted the walls a pretty shade of blue and added some beam-like molding on the ceiling to make it feel more open.
Just like the living room, the dining room had dark wood with a very old fashioned feel. In the update, they coordinated the blue tones from the living room and added some pops of white and beige to make it feel super trendy.
I never would’ve thought to put navy blue on my cabinets or my island, but this before and after has me wanting to do it! The kitchen was very outdated before (and had pink countertops!), but was transformed into a modern delight. I could cook for hours in that kitchen!
The bedroom went from drab to fab with some simple but dramatic updates. They added a dark crown molding around the ceiling and added lots of blush pink, white and black accents.
The back patio went from being useless to being one of the cutest spots in the home! I love the look of the bright yellow metal chairs against the blue and white accents. Perfection!