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A Look Back at Our 2011 Home Tours

A Look Back at Our 2011 Home Tours

Call us nosy, but we LOVE going on home tours. It’s so interesting to see how people have decorated, how they creatively deal with space limitations, and how they make their home their own. Here’s a recap of all the home tours we’ve featured this year. If you are willing to let us peek inside your home for a tour, please contact us at diydelray[at]

A Small House with a Big Heart and a Handy Owner
Favorite design element:
 Screened-in deck overlooking the landscaped and well-maintained lawn and garden (also a certified wildlife habitat).
Favorite DIY project: The owner built her own radiator covers.
Signature Del Ray style: Though the house was completely updated, the renovations were tastefully completed keeping in mind the age and size of the home.


For Sale by Owner: An Entertainer’s Delight
Favorite design element: Unique lighting fixtures throughout the house.
Creative storage solutions: Well-planned storage space built into the dining room wall; enclosed area under the back deck for outdoor accessories.
Signature Del Ray style: The home is light and airy with plenty of indoor and outdoor entertaining space.


Green Home Renovation with Storage Galore
Favorite design element: Removing the unused attic to create a more open second floor.
Creative storage solutions: All the custom built-ins, especially the bookcases along the stairway.
Signature Del Ray style: It was a green renovation and many of the old features were donated and recycled.


On the Market: Light-Filled Townhouse in the Heart of Del Ray
Favorite design element: Unique layout with both a dining space and an eat-in kitchen which overlooks the patio.
Fun fact: The house was under contract just a week after being featured on DIY Del Ray!
Signature Del Ray style: The house is part of a condo community and features a large shared courtyard.


He Says Antique, She Says Modern: Couple Creates Thoughtful, Unique Space
Favorite design element: The kitchen cabinets were refinished instead of being replaced.
Creative storage solution: Custom-sized shelving for closet.
Signature Del Ray style: All the fixtures, furniture, and accessories have a story.


The Wow Factor: A Classic Bungalow’s Modern Makeover
Favorite design element: The incredible glass enclosed stairwell.
Creative storage solutions: The built-in wall wine rack and storage benches in the sun room.
Signature Del Ray style: Many of the original 1920s elements were repurposed in the home in a more modern style.

Riserless glass enclosed stairs

A Restored 1920s Bungalow Goes Off the Grid
Favorite design element:
The entire house runs on solar energy (the first one in the city).
Fun fact: The house was previously known as the “neighborhood eyesore.”
Signature Del Ray style: The owners restored the architectural details to remain as close to the Craftsman style from the 1920s as possible.


Katie and Zack’s Rental Retreat
Favorite DIY project:
Handmade upholstered headboard and handmade valance to cover damaged walls.
Creative storage solution: The abundance of canisters, shelves, and hooks in the kitchen — everything has a place.
Signature Del Ray style: Katie has embraced the “rental white” walls and created a cohesive and attractive look throughout the house.


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