Before and after: Our favorite 2019 home remodels in photos.


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Before and after: Our favorite 2019 home remodels in photos.

By emily.bailey

Monday, December 30, 2019

2019 best home remodels | Schlage

We’re saying goodbye to 2019 with 10 of our favorite porch and room renovations from the last year.



Rags to riches, beast to beauty, outdated to awesome. Who doesn’t love before-and-after photos of home makeovers? We’re saying goodbye to 2019 with 10 of our favorite porch and room renovations from the last year.

1. Earthy + Classic = Unbelievable

Bathroom by Jenna Sue Design Co.

Goodbye, all white. Hello, all-star bathroom! Jenna Sue’s transformation proves that rich colors are just what the doctor ordered, even in small spaces. The Schlage Custom™ Hobson glass knob is the perfect complement for her vintage floor tile. And the Matte Black finish of the door hardware and faucet play splendidly off the other gold fixtures.


2. Simple updates make all the difference

Hallway by @malcolmsimmons

Kitchens and bedrooms get all the attention. Updating a small hallway can have a massive impact, too Take this upgrade by @malcolmsimmons. Just add new flooring, updated door hardware and lighting, and we have a brighter, airier space. It even makes the bathroom look like new!


3. Who doesn’t love a good before and after?

Bathroom by @vikhousetohome

We couldn’t be more impressed seeing this bathroom go from outdated striped wallpaper to traditional beauty. And check out that Schlage Georgian door knob with Addison trim. The Antique Pewter finish of the door hardware and gold-toned fixtures on and around the sink show the right way to mix metals.


4. Deliciously amazing

Kitchen by @prettyhandygirl

All we can say is, “Oh my!” From a construction-zone before to a polished after, complete with the Schlage Custom Hobson glass door knob and Century trim in Matte Black, this room by @prettyhandygirl has us feeling inspired.


5. Is this even the same room?

Bathroom by @prettyhandygirl

You can’t help but stare when a home remodel looks this good. We wouldn’t have wanted to even attempt getting clean in here before, but after? Yes, please! Just like on her kitchen pantry in No. 5, @prettyhandygirl used the Schlage Hobson glass door knob and Century trim in Matte Black to complement the high-contrast tilework.


6. A front portico that never gets old

Front porch by

Where should we start? The beachy colors? The new pillars? Those sharp house numbers? The Schlage Century handleset in Matte Black? This transformation is a lesson in bringing your front entryway into modern class. Consider us schooled.


7. It’s amazing what paint and new hardware can do

Front door by @shealinashley

When we saw this, we called them liars. There’s no way that’s the same door! But that just goes to show what a massive difference a coat of paint and the Schlage Century handleset can make. The layered doormats that complement the gray door also add a modern touch.


8. Won’t you be my neighbor

Front porch by @househomemade

@househomemade certainly made her friend’s porch feel more welcoming. Plants give it a homier vibe. The lighter, more colorful front door helps the other décor pop. And new hardware – lighting and door – provides a finished look that’s both stylish and functional. We love what she’s done with the Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt. This is curb appeal done right!


9. Going keyless and gorgeous

Garage by The DIY Playbook

Because we often store high-value items in our garages – tools, cars, bikes – it makes sense that you’d want a secure lock like this Schlage Touch™ Keyless Touchscreen Deadbolt to protect them. And even though we tend to focus on the functionality of a garage rather than its beauty, there’s no excuse for hardware to be anything but easy on the eyes. Blogger Casey hit the style note with the Schlage Bowery knob with Century trim in Matte Black finish.


10. Style on the side

Side entrance by Four Generations One Roof

You’ll stop overlooking that side entrance when you see what Jessica has done here. The improvement from the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt and a few accessories is so significant, we bet she won’t even notice anymore the nicks in the door she mentions. We’d love to come home to that every day.


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