Fixer Upper Goes Tiny: Joanna's Tips for Living Small, Stylishly

A pint-sized historic shotgun-style house gets the Fixer Upper treatment. 

Bold Dark Green Vintage Tiny Home with Wrap Around Brick Skirt ,Unpainted Wood Columns, Iron railing and Metal roof

Bold Dark Green Vintage Tiny Home with Wrap Around Brick Skirt ,Unpainted Wood Columns, Iron railing and Metal roof

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Downsizing, simplifying and even microhome living are having a moment, so it's no wonder that Chip and Joanna decided to try their hand at a small house makeover. Homeowners Jessie and Cameron Bell chose a 700-square-foot, shotgun-style home as their Fixer Upper. Chip and Jo's challenge? Make it magically fit all their essentials, with style to spare. 

Simple Floating Shelves and Vent Hood Add Style and Function Tiny Vintage Home

Simple Floating Shelves and Vent Hood Add Style and Function Tiny Vintage Home

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The crew opened up the space and added a loft, creating soaring 20-foot ceilings in the main living space and kitchen area. Luckily, there was room for an adorable mint green fridge. (Kitchen goals!)

Here, Joanna reveals her biggest challenges with this pint-sized space: 

Shotgun Tiny House Kitchen 01:16

Joanna had to make smart design decisions in this kitchen's tight space.

To make the home more functional for everyday living, Chip and Joanna moved the home's master bedroom where the kitchen once was. 

Large Floor to Ceiling Mirror Master Bedroom Tiny Vintage Home

Large Floor to Ceiling Mirror Master Bedroom Tiny Vintage Home

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The deep blue paint color used on every wall makes this small bedroom seem more spacious. More design tips from Joanna here: 

Shotgun House Master Suite 01:12

Joanna enjoyed the challenge of a small space and maximized her creativity.

In the home's new loft, the casual, relaxed space features an extra living and office space. 

Loft Living Space Tiny Vintage Home

Loft Living Space Tiny Vintage Home

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See how this space came together right here. 

Shotgun House Loft 01:14

The loft added much-needed space and has the best views in the tiny house.

See this home (including the crazy run-down before) plus all the gorgeous details, below.

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Great Things in Small Packages

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Lofty Views

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Playing With Perceptions

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Creative Solutions

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Gathering Place

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Coordinating Details

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Room Bonus

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New Master

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Meet the Bells

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BEFORE

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AFTER

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Demolition + Relocation

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Demolition + Relocation

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Demolition + Relocation

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Kitchen, BEFORE

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Kitchen and Living Room, AFTER

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Kitchen, AFTER

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Kitchen, AFTER

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Kitchen, Detail

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Kitchen, Detail

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Kitchen, Detail

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Kitchen, Detail

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Kitchen, Detail

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Laundry Room, AFTER

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Living Room, BEFORE

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Living Room, AFTER

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Living Room, BEFORE

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Living Room, AFTER

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Living Room, Detail

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Living Room, Detail

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Front Foyer, AFTER

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Upstairs Loft, AFTER

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Upstairs Loft, AFTER

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Upstairs Loft, AFTER

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Loft, Detail

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Loft, Detail

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Loft, Detail

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Loft, Detail

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Master Bedroom, BEFORE

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Master Bedroom, AFTER

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Master Bedroom, AFTER

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Master Bedroom, Detail

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Master Bedroom, Detail

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Master Bedroom, Detail

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Bathroom, BEFORE

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Master Bathroom, AFTER

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Master Bath, AFTER

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Master Bath, AFTER

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Master Bath, Detail

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Master Bath, Detail

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Behind the Scenes - The Reveal

Behind the Scenes - The Reveal

Group Pic

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Behind the Scenes - A Shout Out to the Crew

Finis

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