'Fixer Upper' Goes to the Dogs

See the "doggy spa" from tonight’s season 4 premiere, and meet the two new members of the Gaines family who helped christen it.

By: Jessica Galliart
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Happy Fixer Upper Day!

On tonight's all-new episode, Chip and Joanna tackle a fixer upper for a couple looking for room to grow with two very important members of the family: their dogs. And while the Gaines have a couple of surprises in store for the Chapmans in their first home together, they may have saved their biggest reveal for the family’s furry friends.

As seen on FIxer Upper, the Champan's rennovated laundry room has brick pavers and a subway tiled dog shower. (After)

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It's a doggy spa! The Chapmans' mudroom comes equipped with all of the usual suspects — cabinet storage, a large sink, vintage newspaper-inspired wallpaper and new laundry appliances — but the subway-tiled dog shower steals the show.

Do you feel like a doggy spa is what you’ve been missing in your digs? Get inspired by these pup-friendly showers I dug up on Pinterest:

Don’t miss tonight’s all-new Fixer Upper at 9|8c to see more of the Chapmans’ new home. Plus, meet two new special members of the Gaines family(!).

More of What's Coming in 'Fixer Upper' Season 4

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Welcome to Season Four

In this gallery we offer you an exclusive first look at some of the designs and details you can expect to see in the upcoming season of HGTV's Fixer Upper, as well as an assortment of behind-the-scenes moments, snapshots and candid pics of your hosts, Chip and Joanna. Fear not. There will be lots more photos to come. Think of this collection merely as a season-four sampler.

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Chip and Joanna at Work

As we hinted earlier in a blog post on I-Heart-HGTV, you can expect some new and different things in the coming episodes of Fixer Upper as well fresh takes on familiar themes. (Spoiler alert: There will be cupcakes.)

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Chip and Joanna at Work

Things you can expect in the new season include – but are by no means limited to – a focus on more unique and tucked-away spaces, lots of kids' rooms and at least one space created with four-footed occupants in mind.

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Chip and Joanna at Work

For Joanna-design devotees, expect a new take on shiplap and (wait for it) ventures into bolder, brighter colors. Don't worry, though. The soft grays, bright whites and subtle shades of blue aren't likely to go away.

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Joanna at work. Chip, not so much.

The photos following in this gallery offers a sampling of the themes you may want to watch for this season — kids' spaces, small spaces, different spaces, distinctive details, fresh takes on color...and something called "skinnylap".

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You're Welcome

 

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Blending Vintage and Contemporary

A white console with light distressing is complemented visually by old books and vintage black-and-white photos.

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Blending Vintage and Contemporary

An antique apothecary chest, schoolhouse globe and cathedral style window frame create a visually interesting space within a space.

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Blending Vintage and Contemporary

An alcove within a home office is highlighted by shiplap, a decorative metal arch and green glass vases.

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Coordinating Details

 

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Coordinating Details

  

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Distinctive Spaces

In this dining room, a white distressed buffet cabinet is accented with antique dishware, raw wood cutting boards, white ceramic pieces and fresh greenery.

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Distinctive Spaces

An antique schoolhouse desk chair, with coordinating accents, creates casual bench seating in a foyer.

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Texture and Tone

An oval coffee table in distressed white finish offers nice contrast with a sofa, chair and ottoman in dark brown leather.

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Texture and Tone

 

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Form and Function

A wire crate towel rack accents a newly remodeled master bath.

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Little Visual Surprises

An architectural salvage piece makes for an interesting wall hanging above a bathroom towel rack.

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Little Visual Surprises

Wall-mounted pocket vases offer a casual and playful touch in a master suite.

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Stay Cool

Simple, clean lines are augmented by a visually relaxed palette incorporating soft, cool grays, bright whites and pale blues.

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Stay Cool

 

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Stay Cool (With a Touch of Warm)

A cool palette is nicely offset by the warmth of natural wood.

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Go Green

Pun intended. Joanna incorporates soothing, eye-pleasing greens into the color palette in a number of spaces this season.

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Go Green

 

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Go Green

 

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Go Green

Green serves the designs well, not only in terms of wall-color selection, but as an always welcome addition in the form of green plants that help bring the outdoors in.

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Go Green

 

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For the Kiddos

A girls' bedroom makes use of a dusty pink color motif, antique metal twin beds and vintage accents.

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For the Kiddos

 

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For the Kiddos

 

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For the Kiddos

Built-in shelves in a kids' playroom house storage baskets and books as well as decorative and crafting items.

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For the Kiddos

This space in a boys' bedroom features a bracket-mounted work surface and blackboard.

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For the Kiddos

A vintage auto-shop cabinet doubles as a storage chest in a boys' bedroom.

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Nooks, Crannies and Small Spaces

Joanna focuses on creating visually interesting effects in small, out-of-the way and defined spaces such as this storage nook adjacent to a kitchen.

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Nooks, Crannies and Small Spaces

 

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Nooks, Crannies and Small Spaces

 

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Nooks, Crannies and Small Spaces

Inset wooden crates offer a different take on storage in this kitchen.

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Imaginative Staging

 

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Imaginative Staging

 

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Girls Like Flowers

As always, Joanna incorporates visually coordinated flower arrangements into her home staging, as with this dining room centerpiece accompanied by a wooden base and antique apothecary bottles.

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Girls Like Flowers

 

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Exterior Touches

A new home exterior gets freshened up with unpainted wood shutters and flower box with a caladiums and bright purple flowers.

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Exterior Touches

A decorative sconce in rubbed bronze finish stands out against the new white exterior and blends nicely with the black shutters.

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Let There Be Light

Another key emphasis in Joanna's design strategies is incorporating light that's both functional and visually pleasing, as in this dining room chandelier with drum-style surround.

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Let There Be Light

 

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Let There Be Pie

 

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Let There Be Cupcakes

Fresh from the ovens at Magnolia Bakery, Joanna's signature cupcake — The Classic — is adorned with a tiny magnolia leaf.

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After All, We Did Promise You Cupcakes

And Magnolia Bakery delivers with eight unique and delectable creations.

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Cupcakes Make People Happy

Chip and Joanna perfect some of the bakery recipes at the Gaines farm. Chip's main focus is the frosting.

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Cupcakes Make People Happy

 

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Cupcakes Make People Happy

 

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Cupcakes Make People Happy

 

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Are You Ready to See The Biggest Fixer Upper Ever?

The Fixer Upper Bakery Special, showcasing the renovated Magnolia Silos and new Magnolia Bakery, is scheduled to air on HGTV on Valentines Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14. Be there.

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You're Welcome

 

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In Fact, You're Always Welcome

 

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Heroes

If you liked what you saw here, you can read more about Season Four on the I-Heart-HGTV blog. And be sure to check back often at HGTV's Fixer Upper Central for more new galleries from Season 4, web-exclusive video clips and lots more.

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