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Beautiful DIY Before & After Home Office Makeover with Green Built-Ins

I LOVE this beautiful before & after Home Office Makeover! With budget-friendly DIY renovations, green built-ins, and pretty décor ideas.

DIY Before & After Home Office Makeover

It’s time to reveal another room makeover from my home. AND, I couldn’t be happier with the way this home office makeover turned out!

I’ve wanted to add on to the built-ins in our office for a few years now. But, I decided other rooms in this house needed to be finished first.

Before and after images for a DIY Home Office Makeover with DIY built-in cabinet updates, tile flooring, and Magnolia Homes by Kilz cabinets in Americana Egg.
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Like the huge 2-story foyer makeover and beautiful family room makeover I finished last year. And, my husband has been working from home for the last 2 years. So, he was kind of in my way too!

That was until he decided to go back to England for 2 weeks to visit his parents. *touchdown dance*

While most normal wives would have enjoyed having the TV and house to themselves all day, I decided it was my chance to work my booty off for 2 weeks straight. That’s my idea of fun!

Before photo from a home office remodel. This home office has white built in cabinets for storage.
Here’s the BEFORE photo of our office. The carpet wasn’t great for a roller chair and I really wanted those built-ins to look like one huge wall of cabinetry.

In that 2 weeks, I planned on ripping out the carpeting, installing tile, and updating the built-in cabinets in our home office.

Adding Middle and Upper Cabinets To The Ceiling

We have 10′ high ceilings that were just perfect for full floor to ceiling built-ins. I spent a few weeks planning the new layout so that these built-ins would actually be as functional as they are beautiful!

When I added the upper cabinets to the ceiling, I decided to just match them to the width of the openings below them. I hid the joint between the old and new cabinets with chair rail molding.

Floor to ceiling, wall to wall DIY office cabinets built-in with trim molding.
To turn this into the beautiful wall to wall, floor to ceiling cabinets I wanted, I had to build new upper cabinets and cabinets between the uppers and lowers.

I designed the new middle cabinets to hold all the small things you find in an office; like, envelopes, copy paper, work folders, etc.

I’ll eventually install 4 shallow drawers into the middle openings on each side, for pens, staplers, stamps, etc.

Home office with light sage green cabinet storage. Huge library style shelves in a home office with a stained wood desk.
Adding upper cabinets to the ceiling above the existing cabinets turns this whole wall into the star of this home office.

I could have even built-in a desktop between the lower cabinets. But, my husband LOVES his desk. So, we’re keeping it…for now. 🙂

Beautiful Light Green Cabinets & White Walls

I used Magnolia Homes by Kilz paint color Americana Egg with an eggshell sheen on the office cabinets. It’s such a pretty color!

Every time I walk by this room now, I LOVE this color a little bit more. It’s so good!

Image of a home office with floor to ceiling green built-in cabinets, a wood desk, tile floor, and a rug. After photo for a home office makeover.
I LOVE that chunky crown molding and those floor to ceiling cabinets in this home office makeover! And, I LOVE that comfy brown suede office chair too. You can find it for a great price on Amazon here. Check out 25 Comfortable and Attractive Home Office Chairs on a Budget for more options

To help the green paint on the cabinets really stand out, I painted the other walls and the crown moulding with Behr’s Polished Pearl in Eggshell. It’s a nice, warm white color.

I used Behr’s Vermont Cream in Eggshell on the ceiling. It’s a slightly brighter white than the walls. I use Eggshell Sheen on ceilings in most rooms now. It lightens and brightens any room!

DIY Chunky, 3-Layer Crown Molding

Check out that AMAZING 3-layer crown molding. To get this look, I removed the old 5 1/4″ crown, installed trim on the ceiling and wall, then reinstalled the original crown over that.

During a home office remodel with ladders in the room.
Halfway through removing the old crown molding during this DIY home office makeover.

I am a HUGE fan of big crown molding or ceiling trim. You can see all of my DIY ceiling projects here.

I have to point out those LOVELY curtains too. The pattern is so pretty and the fabric looks expensive, but it’s actually a very affordable curtain. You can see them on Amazon here.

Photo of light green cabinets after a DIY home office remodel. With blue and white curtains next to a window.
This SUPER CHUNKY crown molding is perfect above those floor to ceiling office built-ins.

Adding Baseboard onto Cabinets

Toe kicks might be necessary on bathroom and kitchen cabinets that you always stand at. But they were pointless on these office cabinets.

So, I covered those old toe kicks with baseboard to give the built-ins a traditional, furniture design.

DIY home office makeover with a large area rug and library style shelves and built-ins.
The new baseboards at the bottom of the cabinets makes those ordinary cabinets look furniture!

Installing New Tile

The carpet in this office was being absolutely destroyed by my husband sliding his roller chair on it. So, I knew we needed to switch to tile in this room.

Halfway through installing tile in a home office.
Halfway through installing tile in our home office. Check out How to Clean Grout Without Removing Sealer or Grout Paint for tips on floor cleaners that are safe on grout.

This wood-look porcelain tile from Floor & Decor is gorgeous! It’s the same tile I used in our Before and After Family Room Makeover. Check out Are Large Tiles Harder To Install to see more about this tile.

Home office with wood look tile floor, large are rug, Americana Egg green paint on the built in cabinets.
That wood look tile is from Floor & Decor. That GREAT rug can be found on Amazon here.

That AMAZING area rug is from my list of the 17 Best Area Rugs on a Budget for your Floor. I bought it from Amazon, like most of my rugs.

This rug is surprisingly thick and well made for a large rug that’s so affordable. I absolutely LOVE it!

How Much Did This Home Office Remodel Cost?

So, I spent $1750 on this DIY Home Office Remodel. At $800, the tile flooring, thinset, and grout was the most expensive part of this room makeover.

Image shows the cost of 5 DIY projects from this home office remodel with tons of storage.
The tile was by far the most expensive change in this room. But, it was still totally worth it! AND, doing everything myself saves so much money.

BUT, since I DIY everything, I saved thousands from not having to hire a tile installer, finish carpenter, and painter.

Looking for cheaper Office Makeover ideas? You can find 21 Cheap And Easy Ways To Make A Home Office Look Better in another post.

Looking for DIY tips for these projects?? Check out my 10 Beginner DIY Tips for Installing Floor Tile, this post Easy DIY Steps to Paint Built In Bookshelves And Cabinets, or this post for when to Use Caulk or Wood Filler on Trim.

More Home Office Remodeling Pictures

Here’s a few more pictures from our home office remodel. I hope you found a few DIY or deign tips from this room makeover.

You can find links to some of the décor in this room after the pictures.

Traditional home office with tons of design inspiration and DIY office remodeling projects.
That’s the same blue velvet wingchair I reupholstered in How to Reupholster a Wingback Chair: Best Tips & Easy Steps. Check out 18 BIG Pros & Cons: Should You Paint a Brick House White to see the outside of my home.
White and green home office with a lot of traditional trim and molding around the windows and on the built-in cabinets.
Look at those beautiful curtains and that gorgeous gold curtain rod. Both were surprisingly affordable!
Home office makeover reveal picture with green office storage and cabinets.
That rug comes with a distressed look that I LOVE. This whole room has a traditional style with an updated feel. It’s so cozy and fresh, at the same time. 🙂

Where to Find Items from my Home Office Renovation

What do you think? I am LOVING this Home Office Makeover. It’s almost too pretty to actually work in. 🙂

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Check out this Beautiful Before and After 2 Story Foyer Remodel.

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And this post on 14 Best Ways to Renovate A Living Room on a Budget!

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Feeling inspired? That’s it for this Before and After Home Office Makeover on a budget! Let me know if you have questions.

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