Interior Designer: Kristen McGowan

I’m sharing with you 8 ways to update your dated home on a budget without any major renovations! These are DIY interior design projects that will help update your home and make your home look more on trend and expensive! Everything from painting tile, painting brick, white washing wood, carpet removal, easy weekend home upgrades, and more! If you are looking for a new home or thinking of refreshing your existing space, I hope this video gives you some easy tips and ideas you can use!


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NEW BREAKFAST NOOK MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/0H9oi-yLDS8

CLOSET BAR MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/qaTa6TerDpg

DIY ENTRYWAY MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/BkUDxvhVVpw

LOUNGE ROOM MAKEOVER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLpNs…

BATHROOM MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/81hJHT-u_Uo

DINING ROOM MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/GmZxKPCuRyQ


– F O L L O W M E –
Kristen McGowan: Designer, Bachelors degree in Interior Design from Sheridan College

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  1. Kristen McGowan on July 27, 2023 at 5:51 pm

    BONUS VIDEO THIS WEEK!😍 If you want to update your home or your looking for a new home that might need some work, I hope this video gives you some easy and affordable ideas you can use!! Let me know below which one of these upgrades would you consider trying??

  2. Brainus Abiad on July 27, 2023 at 5:51 pm

    Hi! First of all love all of your videos!❤️I Just wanna ask tho,how can I know if the stain that I picked is in the middle of the spectrum like the neutral stains?like the one that is not too warm or not too cool stain color. Can you give some example of some neutral stain color as I’m having a hard time to decide which stains are neutrals and which are not. Thanks in advance!😇

  3. Anita Murkes on July 27, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    What to do with wall-to-wall mirror in barhroom ?

  4. Alex Steven .M on July 27, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    In my opinion, a housing market crash is imminent due to the high number of individuals who purchased homes above the asking price despite the low interest rates. These buyers find themselves in precarious situations as housing prices decline, leaving them without any equity. If they become unable to afford their homes, foreclosure becomes a likely outcome. Even attempting to sell would not yield any profits. This scenario is expected to impact a significant number of people, particularly in light of the anticipated surge in layoffs and the rapid increase in the cost of living.

  5. joshua255860 on July 27, 2023 at 5:57 pm

    Fantastic tips. Thank you!

  6. Willienne Ceus on July 27, 2023 at 5:59 pm

    Thank you! You make it for me how to get it done.

  7. Erica Smith on July 27, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    I love this

  8. 2malsahm on July 27, 2023 at 6:02 pm

    That was really helpful… love the ideas

  9. Phal Seng on July 27, 2023 at 6:03 pm

    Hi Kristen ! I just found your channel and love it ❤. It so helpful . I want to ask you a question hope you can help, my kitchen cabinets are vinyl and white color so what kind of paint do I can use for vinyl? Thanks❤

  10. Katie West on July 27, 2023 at 6:03 pm

    I’ve been hesitant about painting my very tired, 40+ year old fireplace. It has a rough cut wood beam mantle that matches wood beams in the ceiling. I think you’ve given me some courage to lighten that space up ( but I think only force by threatened violence will ever make me color my honey oak cabinets😂) Thank new. New subscriber.

  11. Darlene Tranquada on July 27, 2023 at 6:04 pm

    how did you stain the newals of your grandparents staircase without getting stain on the carpet

  12. Heidi Neumann on July 27, 2023 at 6:06 pm

    Love this! Inspired

  13. Anne Mann on July 27, 2023 at 6:07 pm

    I think what many people are going to do is hang tight …invest their money rather than constantly pushed around to redecorate…

  14. Jubilee Media on July 27, 2023 at 6:09 pm

    Thanks 🙏🏾

  15. fufufuaru on July 27, 2023 at 6:12 pm

    i dunno, the runners on the stairs look dated to me

  16. LiG BZd on July 27, 2023 at 6:14 pm

    Love your ideas! I think they are going to save me thousands of dollars in replacement. I will use these tricks!!!

  17. Dreamer on July 27, 2023 at 6:14 pm

    why are colors "dated"???

  18. Nora Mamic on July 27, 2023 at 6:15 pm

    Hi, would you please let me know what color you have on the wall behind you? Right behind that faux tree. I really like the freshness of it Thank you

  19. Evelyn Clifford on July 27, 2023 at 6:15 pm

    fantastic thank you for the ideas.

  20. Antoinette Wells on July 27, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    Wow, wow, wow! This video was so helpful!! Thank you!

  21. Nathalie Durieux on July 27, 2023 at 6:20 pm

    These were all fantastic tips!! Thank you! 🫶🏻

  22. Chelsea Pryor on July 27, 2023 at 6:20 pm

    I would love ta paint all my cabinets they r all brown and outdated

  23. Lucky13 on July 27, 2023 at 6:21 pm

    I want someone to record themselves taking 1/2 a shot every time she said paint

  24. Terry Chittam on July 27, 2023 at 6:21 pm


  25. Rory on July 27, 2023 at 6:21 pm

    Guys I think she likes paint

  26. Jennie Russell on July 27, 2023 at 6:22 pm

    I love the minimalist scandinavian look. I’d like to whitewash some of the wood we have in our home.

  27. Bee Cee on July 27, 2023 at 6:22 pm

    Yes I would like to paint our fireplace, the "orange" oak flat doors and trim throughout. Also, our kitchen cabinets but I not that young any more so that might be a little too ambitious. Last, framing the mirrors and both our bathrooms.

  28. Cecelia White on July 27, 2023 at 6:23 pm

    I love all your ideas!! Thanks again. One comment i will make on the trim around the mirror. I would paint both sides of the trim. You can see the other side in the mirror. Made that mistake once and had to fix it. Thanks so much Kristen.

  29. juli monez on July 27, 2023 at 6:26 pm

    Thanks to TRANQUIL Tents, I finally found home and garden products that fit my budget perfectly

  30. Sarah Turps on July 27, 2023 at 6:26 pm

    I rewound a few before & afters. The transformations are amazing! Great job young lady!!

  31. Shawn Stout on July 27, 2023 at 6:28 pm

    Can I show a picture of bedroom of older house

  32. Melanie Hamper on July 27, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    Love your ideas! We have the old orangey yellowed hardwood floors. They are in beautiful shape. We can’t redo them at the moment so what off white paint colour would you suggest for the walls? I am wanting to go a bit lighter and brighter than the taupe colour we have on them now.

  33. Monica Swavel on July 27, 2023 at 6:30 pm

    Wow! GREAT video!

  34. Puccini on July 27, 2023 at 6:31 pm

    Cleaned homes for years and those painted and white washed ceilings are hideous. They never look clean, even when you’re cleaning regularly. I have vaulted ceilings that are wood and they hide a multitude of sins. Seriously, I need a 21 foot ladder to manage my ceilings.

  35. Lili Mai on July 27, 2023 at 6:34 pm

    You go girl. Making thing looking so easy to do 😅

  36. Dennis costabile on July 27, 2023 at 6:34 pm

    You have great ideas, but not sure that painting everything is the answer!

  37. Brian Dawe on July 27, 2023 at 6:36 pm

    I don’t think my jaw has dropped more times in one YouTube video because all of these ideas are SO GOOD and I kept having “how did I not think of that” moments.

  38. corinaJane on July 27, 2023 at 6:36 pm

    I want to white wash my pine dresser

  39. Just Traveling on July 27, 2023 at 6:36 pm

    Never paint brick

  40. JZ on July 27, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    great tips. thanks for the sharing! I have never thought about adding photo frames could make such a huge difference!

  41. Big Sur on July 27, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    Thanks for the super ideas making changes affordable and easy…

  42. Cheryl anon on July 27, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    how do you stain on top of polyurethane satin finish trim?????

  43. Liz C on July 27, 2023 at 6:39 pm

    I have awful pink carpet and wood panel walls that aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. There is no meeting halfway with that mess.

  44. ThePrettyElegance on July 27, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    What a really great video!

  45. Pua Ishibashi on July 27, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    Great ideas, mahalo!

  46. Frank Smith on July 27, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    I can’t get enough of TRANQUIL Tents! Their budget-friendly products have transformed my living space into a cozy haven.

  47. Merus on July 27, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    1:03 The original is beautiful. What was done to it is vandalism.

  48. Dale Morrison on July 27, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    Changing the ivory switch plates need the actual plug in part changed out as well.

  49. Cassie on July 27, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    What kind of paint do you use to paint tile?

  50. Gina Inong on July 27, 2023 at 6:46 pm

    What a great video!

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