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Before and After: Squalid Domicile Transformed Into Amazing Abode

"Lisa and Todd's PDX Bungalow" on Design*Sponge chronicles the makeover of makeovers. Creative couple Lisa and Todd purchased a foreclosed Portland home which had been "occupied by various squatters and approximately 50 cats," and which Lisa says smelled, "so bad people had to cross to the other side of the street when they came near the house." Ten dumpsters and a lot of hard work and devotion later, the place looks fabulous — a coveted crib, you might say. To see what their kitchen looks like after the impressive makeover,


Pretty *flipping* inspiring, right? Check out the original post to read and see more. Oh — and make sure to check out Design*Sponge next week; I'm the guest blogger!

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xMiss-Worldx xMiss-Worldx 8 years
OMG! what a transformation! :D
Beachwalker Beachwalker 9 years
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
This is a major inspiration. If they can go from their before to the gorgeous after I can go from what I have to what I want. Looks like a lot of work but lots of fun.
scoop45 scoop45 9 years
i luv it
Womenfest Womenfest 9 years
Where is this in PDX?
apeacefulife apeacefulife 9 years
OMG!!! Amazing!
spyglassjenni spyglassjenni 9 years
ew to the first one... and sleek and simple, so nice, to the second. good job!
SugarQ SugarQ 9 years
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
That place was a mess. I would have run for the hills.
singingintherain singingintherain 9 years
WOW!! What a great transformation
cottonpoots cottonpoots 9 years
They must have a whole lot of patience to deal with that... amazing.
joannakm joannakm 9 years
can't wait to read you next week on design sponge casa...way to go rockstar!
vinnie vinnie 9 years
WOW! Great job! I have the vision for these huge projects, so I've always thought I would buy a reall fixer. i hope I have the patience and follow through like you did.
thewavingcat thewavingcat 9 years
that's incredible!
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
That took not only a transformation but seriously elbow grease. They did a great job!
innerspark innerspark 9 years
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
OMG! I can smell that "before" from here :sick: Good job!!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
This is pretty amazing. Some people are just so creative and talented.
hcrummer hcrummer 9 years
I don't like what they did. Granted, it was horribly run down, but there were a lot of charming original touches to that kitchen. Now it just looks boring.
bluecanary bluecanary 9 years
Unbelievable! Sure makes refinishing my ugly painted cupboards this summer look MUCH more do-able!
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
:JAWDROP: Amazing!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Wow awesome!!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
Holy Cow! It's hard to have a vision when your kitchen looked like the "before" image. Kudos for flipping it so beautifully.
kristyy kristyy 9 years
I think I would've barfed if I saw the bathroom in person, so there's no way I could've done that kind of remodeling. Awesome job! Even if the house came in good condition, they decorated it really nicely!
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
Wow, a lot of love went into that. I would have completely demolished it and started over.
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