Springtime is upon us, and you know what that means. Well, yeah, all that spring cleaning, but now's a great time to do something else with your home: give it a makeover. You may be considering repainting your home, buying new furniture or even going all the way with a remodel. You may also think you know what you're doing -- when you actually don't. In the video clip above, HGTV design expert Sabrina Soto dispels some common myths about home makeovers and explains what NOT to do when redesigning your home.
Here's what you definitely can do, though, that doesn't take a lot of time (or money): update your home accents by switching out your drawer and door hardware, spot-paint boo-boos and scratches on bed frames and walls, and use decorative paper to cover the switch plates on electrical outlets that complement your decor scheme. These are just a few quick and easy home makeovers you can do in a flash and on the cheap.
Soto has much more advice on home makeovers besides what not to do. Watch the full segment on Huffington Post Live, where we even asked her a question of our own: What room is the easiest and cheapest to makeover? We weren't expecting the answer she gave. And since we're on the topic of home makeovers, click through the gallery below to see some of the best and worst we've ever seen.
Before and After: Best and Worst Home Transformations
Spring Home Makeover Don'ts: HGTV's Sabrina Soto On Big Mistakes
We love a good home makeover -- but not all home makeovers are good. That kitchen above? That's what it looked like after a renovation. Still, there's no shortage of awesome transformations out there. We've picked some of the best and worst home makeovers from real estate blog Ugly House Photos, which culls images from listings. The first 18 slides of this gallery show some of the most amazing home transformations we've seen -- and the rest show some of the worst. Click through and enjoy! And since we're on the topic of renovations, don't miss the cutest kitchen rehab story we've ever written.
This neglected home in Phoenix was snapped up for a mere $32,000 in 2011. Judging by the sad front yard and the dangerously crooked entry overhang, it's not hard to see why the sale price was so low.
With a new roof and patio flooring, as well as a new paint job, this backyard is now a place you would want everyone to see! The renovations to this home bumped its value up $105,000: It sold in June for $155,000.
The dining room wasn't an inviting space at all.
But now, the dining room is a place you'd actually want to spend some time in.
The bathroom wasn't anything to look at, with outdated lighting above the oversized mirror and an ugly paint color.
With a new modern sink, black countertops and new light fixtures, the bathroom is now one of the most stylish rooms in the home.
Not every home transformation is for the better. This home was in decent shape when it was listed in December 2010. But it looked a lot worse after vandals destroyed it in the summer of 2011...