2017 was a good year.

I was getting ready to do my top ten lists for the end of the year and I wasn’t sure with the move if I had enough before and after rooms to choose from.

What was I thinking?

When I looked back I couldn’t believe how many I had to choose from.

If you are like me and the words before and after make you run for a coffee cup and a comfortable chair….

….this is the post for you.

Here are my top ten before and afters of 2017.

PS  I couldn’t even start with the befores on most of them because they were so pitiful.

Before and after guest bathroom at the gatehouse

Front Porch Makeover

Before and After Guest Bedroom

Before and After Master Bathroom

Before and After Herringbone Wall (and a Math Love Story)

Before and After Laundry Room

Before and After Loft Workspace

Before and After Living Room

Before and After Kitchen

Before and After House

(This is my number one favorite.  I think it’s because all of you chimed in to help.)

Here’s to an incredible 2018.

It’s going to be amazing.


  1. Image for Sue Sue

    Thank you Karianne for all the beautiful before and afters for 2017. It’s been a roller coaster of a year and I’ve enjoyed the ride. Happy New Year ROCKSTAR.

  2. Image for Edie Edie

    Wow! What a busy year you had in 2017. Your home is just beautiful. All the hard work paid off. Enjoy 2018. Happy New Year.

  3. Image for Michelle Michelle

    I love, love, love before and afters! Whether it be people makeovers or house makeovers, I just love them! Transformations are so much fun and so inspiring.

  4. Image for Tori Tori

    Loved looking these over! Can you please share from where you purchased the plaid throw on the guest room bed? There wasn't a link, and I just love it! 😍

  5. Image for Carol Carol

    So so inspiring! Doing some start the year off right features when my party opens tonight and including this one. Happy New Year and thanks for sharing!

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