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At Home With Yelp: A Studio Makeover

When the “Rachael Ray” show wanted to give a viewer’s studio apartment a makeover, they knew just who to call. Rachael’s team called Yelp’s Home Expert Lauren Makk to give this studio apartment a budget-friendly and sophisticated update!

Before the renovation, the studio felt crowded and struggled to use space efficiently. A few cosmetic updates — including a pop of color on the bookcase and temporary wallpaper to add texture — transformed the apartment into a functional multi-purpose space for the lawyer!

If you’re not sure where to begin on your own home renovations, check out Lauren’s tips on easy home updates and watch the full reveal on the Rachael Ray show.

  • Add color.  Consider revamping your bookshelf. Rearranging your bookshelves by color can add dimension and create a fun visual focal point for a room.
  • Thinking of painting? Paint can dramatically change the mood and even make a room feel new. The process can seem tedious or time-consuming. Once you’ve picked your color, enlist the help of a painter for your project.
  • Think twice about fabric. If you’re looking for a way to dress up your walls, try a fabric wall. Add texture to your room by covering a wall with temporary wallpaper.

Interior design and life stylist, Lauren Makk is Yelp’s  Home Editor. You may recognize Lauren from TLC’s “Trading Spaces,” ABCs “FAB Life” and OWN’s “Home Made Simple.” Now as a part of the Yelp family, she’ll be sharing how you can use Yelp to create incredible, affordable transformations in your home. You can find more tips from Lauren here.