A Fixer Upper Bachelor Pad? Get Chip + Jo's Single-Guy Design Tips

See how the dynamic duo mastered a masculine look for this party of one. (Plus, Jo's tips to get the look!)

Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines in the newly renovated Ridley home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (portrait)

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Chip and Jo had a different kind of client this week. Single guy and Waco native David Ridley returned to town from a stint in NYC and enlisted the dynamic duo to find him the perfect pad. (Chip dubbed David "Waco's Most Eligible Bachelor," but one thing the reno didn't include? A rose ceremony.) 

David's property started as your basic brick rancher, but the Fixer Upper team transformed it with light gray paint, a dark gray roof and reclaimed wood shutters. 

Updated Exterior of the Ridley Home

Updated Exterior of the Ridley Home

As seen on Fixer Upper, to revitalize the outdated exterior of the Ridley home, Joanna added wooden shutters and custom made pillars. To further update the home's look, the brick was painted a more modern color and landscaping was added to give the outdoor space a much needed facelift.

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Get Joanna's curb appeal tips here: 

Bachelor Pad Curb Appeal 01:06

An outdated ranch gets a reimagined porch and fresh landscaping.

This kitchen is all about mixing masculine hues with industrial and rustic accents. Just look:

Renovated Kitchen with Custom Features Create Unique Entertaining Space

Renovated Kitchen with Custom Features Create Unique Entertaining Space

As seen on HGTV's hit show, Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna added unique features to this kitchen, such as a custom raised ceiling, twin kitchen islands, stainless steel appliances and custom concrete countertops, to give the family a great space to prepare and enjoy meals and entertain family and friends.

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Joanna decked out this space with dark gray walls, reclaimed wood accents and restaurant-style lighting. More of her design philosphy here:

Bachelor Pad Kitchen 01:29

Joanna defined a big kitchen by using two islands and industrial features.

Before the renovation, the dining space was bland and boring. Post-reno, an oiled bronze statement chandelier and a custom Clint Harp dining table define the space.

Renovated Open Concept Dining Room

Renovated Open Concept Dining Room

The dining room was once a narrow, closed off space with a tiered flooring separating this room from the rest of the house, so to maximize the home's potential and update its layout, Chip and Joanna removed the walls separating the dining room and living room and removed the tiered flooring. Now, the dining room is an elegant part of an open concept home whose flooring is all on one level. As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

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See how Joanna transformed this space: 

Bachelor Pad Dining Area 01:10

Jo created a wide open dining room in a bachelor pad rancher.

Chip and Jo nearly doubled the size of David's bedroom into a spacious master suite with hardwood floors and lots of natural light. 

Neutral Master Bedroom with Warm Wood Accents

Neutral Master Bedroom with Warm Wood Accents

As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, Joanna decked this master bedroom out in neutrals, making the space feel bright and open. Wood accents, such as the custom made headboard and bench, create warmth in the space, making it inviting. A wood barn door conceals a master en suite that has also been remodeled.

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Joanna continued the gray palette in the bedroom. Walk through the space to get her tips: 

Bachelor Pad Bedroom 01:32

Simple and modern blend with classic ranch style for a masculine bedroom.

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Modern Sensibility

Chip and Joanna transformed a 1969 ranch house with a bland, nondescript exterior into this stylized home with standout curb appeal.

Mr. Gaines, Tear Down That Wall

Chip and his crew removed two walls to substantially expand the footprint of a tiny kitchen and open up sight lines to the living room and formerly closed off den.

Lake Views

For this lakefront property, Chip and Joanna created a blend of modern and ranch style elements to create the perfect space for a homeowner with a love of entertaining and the outdoors.

Modern and Masculine

Yet another wall was removed in order to merge two bedrooms and create an enlarged master suite. Joanna maintained the earthy and masculine aesthetic with dark wood floors, contrasting tones, gray walls, plenty of wood and a pair of framed prints based on vintage fishing-lure designs.

Galvanized Steel, Soft Wood Grain

For the dining room, Joanna commissioned a custom table with galvanized metal surface and paired it with rustic wood chairs.

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Meet the Homeowner

After living for several years in New York City, 37-year-old bachelor David Ridley – whom Chip quickly dubbed Waco's most eligible bachelor – was eager to return to his roots in Waco. David was looking for house in the Mountainview area, close to Lake Waco. He enjoys fishing, water sports and the outdoors. He wanted a house with plenty of room for entertaining and favors more modern architecture and decor. His all-in budget was $272,000.

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BEFORE

This third home on Chip and Joanna's tour was built in 1968 and boasted a desirable location, some beautiful trees and a big backyard, but the exterior lacked distinguising features and visual focus. It did, however, come with five bedrooms, two baths and a list price of $169,000 leaving the homeowner with a renovation budget of just over $100,000.

AFTER

Both inside and out, Joanna's design brings to the home a more updated take on the traditional ranch concept. The exterior is painted in light gray offset by a darker roof and new wood shutters. The front columns are given a more substantial look, wrapped in natural cedar and bolstered with rock skirt bases and concrete ledges. New windows and updated front door and twin sconces help draw attention to the new entrance as a visual focal point.

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Living Room, BEFORE

Prior to the renovation, the living spaces and kitchen were separated and not all floors were on the same level. 

Living Room, AFTER

The new design brought all the floors to one level and merged rooms to create an open concept floor plan with sight lines between kitchen, dining and living spaces.

Living Room, BEFORE

For this space, originally a separate den, Joanna recommended updating the fireplace, removing the built-in cabinets and replacing them with large windows to bring in natural light.

Living Room, AFTER

The space, now merged with the main living room, now has an updated fireplace with a surround clad in reclaimed wood and concrete hearth. New concrete had to be poured in this space to bring all floors of the living space to a uniform level.

Living Room, Detail

The coffee table in the living room of the newly renovated Ridley home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

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Living Room, Detail

The wooden canoe and sitting area in the living room of the newly renovated Ridley home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

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Living Room, Detail

The coffee table in the living room of the newly renovated Ridley home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

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Foyer, AFTER

The entryway in the newly renovated Ridley home, a wall was removed, along with a railing to open up the space, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

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Foyer, Detail

The table and decor in the entryway of the newly renovated Ridley home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

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Foyer, Detail

The decor in the entryway of the newly renovated Ridley home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

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Dining Room, BEFORE

The dining room before renovations, as seen on Fixer Upper. (Before #8)

Dining Room, AFTER

The newly configured dining space features a contemporary chandelier in brushed bronze finish and a dining table custom made by furniture artisan Clint Harp. 

Dining Room, AFTER

The table's surface is wrapped in galvanized steel, nicely offsetting the reclaimed wood surfaces and wood accents used throughout the space.

Dining Room, Detail

The place setting on the dining room table in the newly renovated Ridley home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

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Dining Room, Detail

The interior of the Ridley home has completely transformed, two walls were removed to open up the space, and tiered floor was leveled out. New additions in the dining room include a custom made dining table, new chandelier, and new flooring was installed, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

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Dining Room, Detail

The chandelier over the dining room table in the newly renovated Ridley home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

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Kitchen, BEFORE

Prior to the renovation, the kitchen in this large home was surprisingly small, and the appliances and cabinetry were dated.

Kitchen, BEFORE

The kitchen prior to any renovations, as seen on Fixer Upper. (Before #5)

Kitchen, AFTER

Standout features in the new kitchen include the large twin islands with concrete countertops, a custom box ceiling with reclaimed wood-panel inset and industrial styled pendants providing generous task lighting above the islands.

Kitchen, AFTER

The newly expanded kitchen also comes with new stainless appliances and vent hood, recessed lighting, accent pendants, and plenty of storage and open shelving.

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Kitchen, AFTER

As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, this newly renovated kitchen has dual islands that add extra seating and storage in the kitchen area. The gray cabinets in the islands match the rest of the lower kitchen cabinets, as does the custom tile countertop. The back of the cabinets, however, are cased in wood planks, helping to bring Joanna's rustic design to life.

Kitchen, Detail

The kitchen also includes this coffee bar with gray tile backsplash, storage draweres, floating shelf and accent pendants with vintage style bulbs.

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Kitchen, Detail

The coffee bar and open shelving in the kitchen of the newly renovated Ridley home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

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Kitchen, Detail

To add a modern twist to this rustic kitchen, Joanna added open wood shelving to create a unique display piece above the stove in the kitchen. The stove itself is elegant, almost seamlessly blending in to the custom marble countertop, while the ventahood and pot filler blend into the gray subway tile backsplash. As seen on Fixer Upper.

Kitchen, Detail

The light fixtures over the double island in the kitchen of the newly renovated Ridley home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

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Master Bedroom, BEFORE

Prior to the renovation, the master bedroom had worn carpeting and an awkward layout with part of the bathroom impinging on the bedroom floorspace.

Master Bedroom, BEFORE

In the amended design plan, a small adjacent bedroom was sacrificed to create one large master suite with a much larger footprint. The old carpet and popcorn ceiling were removed, and new hardwood floors added as well as enlarged windows. 

Master Bedroom, Detail

The master bedroom of the newly renovated Ridley home features a custom made headboard and bench and a wall was removed to increase the size of the room, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

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Master Bedroom, Detail

The side table in the master bedroom of the newly renovated Ridley home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

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Master Bedroom, Detail

The custom made bench in the master bedroom of the newly renovated Ridley home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

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Master Bedroom, Detail

The sitting area in the master bedroom of the newly renovated Ridley home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

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Master Bedroom, Detail

Master Suite, Detail

The sliding barn doors in the master bedroom of the newly renovated Ridley home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (After #1)

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Master Bath, BEFORE

The master bathroom before any renovations, as seen on Fixer Upper. (Before #2)

Master Bath, AFTER

The master bath includes concrete countertops for the new vanity and s single large sink with dual faucets.

Master Bath, AFTER

As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, Joanna's design for this master bathroom contained a dark, slate backsplash and custom countertops, but to make the space feel more modern and sophisticated, Joanna added a new, modern light fixture and open shelving to complete the look.

Master Bath, Detail

The custom countertop and hardware in the master bathroom of the newly renovated Ridley home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

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Master Bath, Detail

The open shelving in the master bathroom of the newly renovated Ridley home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

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Master Bath, Detail

The new walk-in shower features seamless glass enclosure and dark gray stone tile similar to that used on the columns of the home's front exterior.

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The Reveal

Chip and Joanna stand with homeowner David Ridley just before he sees his newly completed fixeru upper for the first time.

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The Reveal

Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines prepare to reveal to David Ridley his newly renovated home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (action)

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The Reveal

David Ridley sees his newly renovated home for the first time, as seen on Fixer Upper. (action)

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The Reveal

Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines show homeowner David Ridley his new backyard, as seen on Fixer Upper. (action)

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The Reveal

Homeowner David Ridley sees the interior of his newly renovated home for the first time, as seen on Fixer Upper. (action)

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The Reveal

Homeowner David Ridley sees the interior of his newly renovated home for the first time, as seen on Fixer Upper. (action)

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The Reveal

Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines with homeowner David Ridley in his newly renovated home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (portrait)

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Backyard Bonus

As a surprise housewarming gift, David's father comissioned Chip to build a volleyball court and a basketball court in the home's sizable backyard.

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Backyard Bonus, Pt. 2

The new basketball court in homeowner David Ridley's backyard

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Behind the Scenes

The crew films as Chip, David and Joanna try out the new basketball court.

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Behind the Scenes

Chip displays his NBA style form and prowess in a flawless right hand lay-up.

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Finis

Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines in the newly renovated Ridley home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (portrait)

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Wait! Just One More!

Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines in the newly renovated Ridley home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (portrait)

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