Who Won an HGTV Oscar?

Introducing the HGTV Oscars. Is your favorite star a winner?

With the Oscars only a day away, it feels like the entire country is trying to predict who will go home with one of those little golden statues. Will Leo finally win his Oscar? Will J.Law make it down the red carpet in one piece? We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out. But just to hold you over until the big night, we’ve come up with our very own HGTV Oscars. And the award goes to…

Best On-Screen Chemistry

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

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Chip and Joanna Gaines, Fixer Upper
Though David and Hilary gave them a run for their money, ultimately it’s no surprise that Chip and Joanna came out on top. After all, no one gives us #RelationshipGoals like they do.

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Meet Chip and Joanna Gaines

The hosts of HGTV's hit series Fixer Upper dish about their family, their home and their biggest design mistakes.

On Their Family of Six

On Their Children

"They love being outside, they love farm animals and they are sure to always keep things interesting around here," Joanna says.

On Their Farmhouse

"Our home is a hundred-year-old farmhouse that sits on about 40 acres," Joanna says. The home features casual farmhouse style with lots of repurposed vintage pieces.

From: Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines

On Buying Their Own Fixer Upper

Chip and Joanna's families had complete faith in their renovation skills when they bought their own run-down property. "They have seen some pretty bad homes that we have purchased...this one honestly didn't scare them, mainly because the land was so pretty," the couple says.

On Their Renovation

"When we renovated the house we made sure we kept all the original molding and trim, flooring and shiplap walls to preserve the character," Joanna says.

From: Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines

On Joanna's Favorite Room at Home

Her favorite space post-renovation? The kitchen. "It's the heart of the home for me," she says. "No matter how much is going on, I don't feel overwhelmed because the palette is very clean and fresh. I love the farmhouse sink, and I love looking out the window at the animals and cows while I work."

From: Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines

On Chip's Favorite Room at Home

Chip's favorite room in the house is the boys' room, which comes complete with four custom-made bunk beds, an "Adventure" sign and a basketball hoop.

From: Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines

On Their Extended Family

The Gaines' 40-acre farm is also home to 60 animals, including chickens, cows, goats...

On Their Extended Family

...and horses! (Here, Chip takes a late-afternoon ride.)

On What Their Home Doesn't Have

"We didn't buy a TV when we first got married, and we have yet to buy one," Joanna says.

On Their First Design Project

Their first house as a married couple was "all over the map," Joanna says. "The front room had sailboats in it, the kitchen was mustard yellow and French themed, and the back den was rustic with cedar paneled walls, hanging horns and cow hides. I guess I was testing out my style."

On Their Design Style

Joanna's three-word explanation of their style: "Simple, clean and unexpected," she says. Chip's take? "Whatever Jo likes," he jokes.

On Chip's First Flip

Before he met Joanna, Chip partnered with his parents to buy his first flip property while still in college. "After that I was hooked," Chip says. "I started buying and selling homes and commercial properties."

On Joanna's Start in the Property Business

"When I met Chip, he was renting and flipping properties left and right to college students," Joanna says. "Once I caught on to the concept of buying something that is undervalued to then put value into it and sell it for a profit, I was hooked, too."

On Joanna's Vintage Decor Shop

"I started a local boutique and partnered with Chip to implement the Magnolia style in the homes he was flipping," Joanna says. "We later branched out and started renovations in the central Texas area."

From: Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines

Photo By: Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images

On Joanna's First Big Design Mistake

"For our first high-end flip, I chose a tan stucco color," Joanna says. "After it was painted, I pulled up to the house and it looked like a big yellow school bus." Lesson learned? Always buy paint samples.

On Chip's First Big Design Mistake

"I wanted to surprise JoJo with a bold backsplash at a flip property," Chip says. "It took me all day to install this beautiful tumbled-stone backsplash, but when I went to grout it...it soaked up the color and turned maroon. It was horrible, and JoJo was surprised to say the least."

On Their Hidden Talents

You know about their renovation skills, but did you know that Chip can juggle and Joanna can do a back handspring? Believe it.

On the Number One Design Mistake People Make

"When people make their house too practical or too pretty," it doesn't work, Joanna says. Great design is a blend of both, like this functional yet chic white kitchen.

From: Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines

On Their Favorite Power Tools

"I'm a fan of the hand sander," Joanna says. "When a piece is painted, I like to distress it to give it more character." Chip's pick? The chain saw. "It's a powerful tool that gets the job done fast," he says.

On Their Favorite Reactions to a Makeover Reveal

"Jaws dropped, tears, and big hugs," Joanna says. "It made all the hard work worth it."

On Their Favorite Reaction to a Makeover Reveal

(Sometimes the reveal is part laughter, too.)

On Favorite Spots to Find Vintage Goodies

Where does Joanna find all the great products she uses in her farmhouse and in her shop? "Off-the-beaten-path antique stores and flea markets," she says. "My favorite thing to do is hunt for really cool pieces to sell or repurpose and use in my home."

On Their Favorite Guilty Pleasures

Joanna's secret indulgence? All-you-can-eat buffets. Chip's go-to guilty pleasure: "Buying stuff at auction," he says.

On Joanna's Favorite (and Least Favorite) Colors

Joanna loves the color green, but isn't a fan of purple.

On The Couple's Favorite Meals

Joanna's crazy for pasta, while Chip's most-requested dish is chicken-fried steak.

On How to Dress Up Any Room on a Tiny Budget

"Fresh flowers," Joanna says, make a huge impact for a tiny price. Other budget updates: Throw pillows in the living room and bright dishes or tea towels in the kitchen.

From: Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines

Photo By: Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images

Best Costume Design

Jillian and Todd Pose in Renovated Kitchen

Jillian and Todd Pose in Renovated Kitchen

As seen on Love It Or List It, Too designer Jillian Harris and realtor Todd Talbot pose in remodeled kitchen.

From: Love It or List It, Too

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Jillian Harris and Todd Talbot, Love It or List It, Too
With Todd’s perfectly-tailored suits and Jillian’s impeccable taste in clothing, they had this category on lock. 

Makeovers You Won't Believe

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Before: Too Small to Entertain

These homeowners longed for a classy space where they could host dinner parties, but a tiny table and cramped kitchen just weren't cutting it.  

After: Elegant and Spacious

Co-host and interior designer Jillian Harris reworked the kitchen layout to create two stations in an open layout. A grander dining table for six sets the stage for lovely dinner parties to come.

Before: Packed Garage With Leaky Roof

Yikes. This abominable "before" garage was in serious need of organization, and an unfortunate leak left wet clutter strewn about the space.  

After: Peaceful Office Space

Since the homeowners were only using the garage to hold piles of clutter and paperwork, Jillian created a peaceful home office where they can keep things organized.  

Before: Dated, Dark Bedroom

Improving this dated disaster wouldn't require much, but Jillian has big plans for this dark space, where even the wallpaper is trying to make a break for it.

After: Serene Blue Bedroom

By adding tall window treatments, Jillian was able to make the ceiling feel higher and the room more spacious. A light, relaxing color palette creates a calming effect, while stylish new furniture ties the look together.  

Before: Clutter to the Ceiling

This cluttered garage lacked organization and was essentially wasted space in a home where space was at a premium.  

After: Finally a Family Room

Jillian opted to completely transform the garage into a more functional family room. Neutral walls and custom-built furniture look tranquil and inviting in this totally reworked space.

Before: Basic and Overflowing

Toys, toys and more toys turned this already bland living room into a makeshift playroom. Jillian hoped to remove the toys and add some personality.  

After: Smart Storage in a Stylish Space

A storage ottoman keeps the toys out of the way when not in use and doubles as a comfy spot to put your feet up in the newly redesigned living room.  

Before: Unorganized and Out of Control

Before Jillian got her hands on it, this laundry room was a major mess in need of a cleaning overhaul.  

After: Everything in Its Place

Once Jillian worked her magic, this space was brought back to its original purpose: a laundry room. Brand new cabinets provide ample storage, making piles of clutter are a thing of the past.

Before: Outdated Space and Color Scheme

For this dated kitchen, the homeowners needed a refreshed look with a smarter layout that would make it easier to keep an eye on their young daughters.  

After: Open and Practical

This open floor plan makes it easier to see everything that's going on in the home, and a sleek palette of blended neutrals creates a timeless look.  

Before: Bad Lighting and Layout

In this painfully-dark before, bench seating and an awkward brick fireplace made it difficult to gather around the table.

After: Bright and Reborn

After the makeover, this space looks like an entirely different room. Jillian was able to keep the fireplace by moving the kitchen cabinets. She even created enough space to add a kitchen island.  

Before: Underutilized Storage Closet

The homeowners simply weren't making the most of the storage space this closet provided.

After: Makeshift Mudroom

In order to keep all the kids' sports gear organized and at the ready, Jillian installed custom-built lockers for easy, kid-friendly storage.  

Before: Outdated Cabinets

Green countertops and cabinets that were over 30 years old were major eyesores in this outdated kitchen.  

After: Cool and Contemporary

A neutral color palette brightens the kitchen, while new cabinets and a stunning tulip table bring the space into the 21st century.  

Before: Boring Fireplace

This house had obvious potential, but the homeowners had a hard time seeing past the boring, cramped "before."  

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After: Full of Personality

A bright white fireplace instantly brightens the look of this once-dated home, while unique art and accent pieces add personal flair.  

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After: Bright and Beautiful

A larger view shows off the updated furnishings, which make the entire space feel more modern. Interesting textiles throughout add a fun vibe to the newly-redesigned space.  

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After: Ideal Open Concept

From this angle, you can see how the open floor plan connects the living room to the dining room and kitchen, giving the entire home a bright, more modern feel.

After: Soft Lighting and Comfy Seating

A view of the opposite side of the living room shows off the neutral sofa, where fun accent pillows really pop. A large window with updated window treatments floods the entire floor in soft natural light.  

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Before: Good Bones, Old Cabinets

This kitchen already had new appliances, but the dated cabinets left something to be desired.  

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After: Cheerful White Kitchen

Jillian kept the appliances but surrounded them with new white cabinets to instantly brighten up the space.  

After: Eclectic Dining Room

By opening up the first floor, the kitchen, living and dining area became one cohesive space. But to give the dining area a distinct look, Jillian used copper pendant lights and a more eclectic style.  

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Before: Dated '60s Cooking Space

Though the homeowners were once in love with this unique kitchen built in the 1960s, they both agreed it was long overdue for an update.

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After: New Lease on Life

Caesarstone countertops, a more modern kitchen island and a delicate wall color give this kitchen just the right amount of modern-meets-classic style.  

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After: Updated Island

Jillian was able to keep the existing island, but she gave it a more modern look with clean lines and a coat of crisp white paint.  

Before: Small Kitchen, Outdated Style

This kitchen was not only outdated, but the fridge was so small that a separate freezer had to be stored elsewhere.  

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After: A Home Cook's Dream

After the makeover, this space is unrecognizable. With the crumbling cabinets removed, gorgeous new white cabinets take their place. High-end appliances and a fabulous backsplash give this kitchen the wow-factor it was missing.

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Before: Spacious But Sparse

While this bedroom is great on space, the homeowners didn't know how to make the most of it, and a lack of style makes the room feel unfinished.  

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After: Comfy, Cozy Escape

To make the most of this spacious bedroom, Jillian turned the ensuite into two walk-in closets. She then added custom nightstands, a queen-size bed with lush linens and a practical storage ottoman.   

Before: Tiny and Unorganized

A tiny kitchen which also happened to be home to the family's washer and dryer was far from organized, and the layout needed to be reconsidered.

After: A Separate Laundry Room

Jillian created a separate laundry room to provide this family with extra kitchen square footage. Cabinets keep laundry essentials out of sight. 

Before: Game Room Clutter

An already-small kitchen was also being used as part laundry room and part game room in this disorganized home.  

After: Functional Mudroom

In order to add ease of organization to this once chaotic space, Jillian created a functional mudroom that would make storage and clean-up a breeze.  

Before: Barely-Usable Gym

A home gym was supposed to alleviate tension, but this constant mess became the source of stress instead.  

After: Workable Work-Out Space

Jillian was able to reclaim this workout space by emptying the clutter and giving the room a more distinct purpose.  

After: Added Storage

To keep the clutter at bay, new cabinets were added for easy, concealed storage.  

Before: Boring and Colorless

This living room mixed outdated furnishings with a boring design and lack of style.  

After: Bright With a Pop of Color

Now full of personality, this living room boasts bright accent pillows, a fresh coat of paint and a stunning dark gray sofa.  

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Before: Big Enough But Bland

This living room had space for some fabulous furnishings, but the lack of style left the homeowners wishing for something new.  

After: Making Use of Space

Since there was plenty of space to work with, Jillian chose a gorgeous sectional to anchor the room. A delicate color scheme and pretty white colors create a soft, relaxing vibe.

Before: Tight Quarters

This itty-bitty bedroom was so small that a bed alone made it difficult to move around.  

After: Switching Things Up

Since the space was far too small as a bedroom, Jillian reimagined the space as a cozy office with handy storage cabinets and a new convenient stairway.  

Before: Dingy Basement Office

A spacious basement was being underutilized as a dark home office with too much clutter and a huge need for storage.  

After: Basement Bedroom

The office was moved to a smaller nook upstairs, and the basement was reworked into a spacious bedroom with new hardwood floors and a soothing color palette.  

Best Country Music Crossover

Drew and Jonathan Scott, Property Brothers
If you haven’t heard their song “Hold On,” you need to immediately stop what you’re doing and watch it. Apparently going back home to the ranch really brought these Canadian cowboys back to their roots. Is there anything they can’t do?

These Two Are Trouble!

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Shake That Grass

Come on, Drew. Can't a guy just rock a grass skirt without getting weird looks from his own brother? No, no he can't.

Photo By: Sarah Christine Wilson

Brotherly Love

Is it just us, or does the sight of Drew holding Jonathan behind his head seem more natural than we might have expected?

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Off to See the Wizard

A peaceful guy at heart, Drew can bring even the oldest of enemies together for a picture-perfect moment.

Photo By: Tricia Messeroux

Down on the Farm

Posing in what looks like their very own version of the famous painting, American Gothic, the Scott brothers look picture perfect holding a chicken and sledgehammer.

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...More Chickens?

Did you know these dapper dudes actually grew up on a horse ranch? No wonder they look right at home with their new fowl friends.

Photo By: Sarah Christine Wilson

I'm Not Touching You

It looks like Drew's eager to fill the role of annoying little brother. Jonathan is four minutes older after all!

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Twins in Tow

In a test of strength, this tenacious twin proves he has what it takes by hoisting yet another identical duo.

Photo By: Sarah Wilson

It's Raining Pie!

We're not quite sure how Drew feels about giving this college student a pie to the face, but we have a feeling the girl in the back had better make a run for it. Drew's on a pie-throwing spree!

Photo By: Tricia Messeroux

Boys Will Be Boys

Again with the holding Jonathan? It must be a twin thing.

Photo By: Karen Yaeger

Ride 'Em Cowboy

Growing up on a dude ranch, the boys started riding horses at a very young age. No wonder this mechanical bull is no match for Jonathan Scott.

Round Two

Drew gives it a go and proves that his skills go way beyond just being a first-class realtor and beloved TV host (as if that wasn't enough!).

Where's the Kilt?

More than just Scotts by name, Drew and Jonathan were once competitive bagpipers. What other mysteries do these lads have up their sleeves? (Also, who knew there was such a thing as competitive bagpiping?)

Photo By: Cory Permack

Drum Roll, Please

It appears bagpipes aren't the only instrument Drew can rock. A set of trash can drums are all you need to make beautiful music when you've got this guy's talent.

Photo By: Tricia Messeroux

Work It, Jonathan

Does it count as laying down on the job if you're making a sultry pose for the camera? We'd say, "No."

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Dapper Drew

Always ready for a laugh, Drew Scott ditches a real date for a life-sized cutout of Genevieve Gorder. They make a cute couple, though, right?

Photo By: Keely Marie Scott

Dog Days

It's hard to make heads or tails of this image. Is it perhaps a melding of the minds? Or maybe it's just another brotherly jab by Jonathan. You're a good sport, Drew.

Photo By: Sarah Christine Wilson

On Your Mark

You can easily see the excitement in Jonathan's eyes as he eagerly awaits devouring his pumpkin pie. Whatever happens, he's always a winner in our eyes.

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Nom, Nom, Nom

Even with his hands tied behind his back, this is one contractor who knows how to put the pie away.

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Pumpkin Portrait

Wow! You know you're truly loved when someone takes the time to carve your image into a pumpkin.

Photo By: Tricia Messeroux

Like Looking in a Mirror

Does this mean there are finally enough property brothers to go around? Not quite, but these life-sized replicas have us seeing double (or would that be quadruple?).

Photo By: Keely Marie Scott

Camera Ready

A friend to all, Jonathan poses with some fun characters before joining in an attempt to win the Guinness World Record for the most people carving pumpkins at the same time. Carve away!

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Caption This

"Hey, man, why do you always get to pose with both of the Junk Gypsies?"

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Rough Housing Market

What do you do after you've successfully purchased and transformed a now beautiful home? You have a pillow fight with your twin brother of course!

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Best Dad Bod

Chip and Joanna Gaines in Dining Room

Chip and Joanna Gaines in Dining Room

Chip and Joanna Gaines, the hosts of HGTV's hit series Fixer Upper, dish about their family, their home and their biggest design mistakes.

From: Fixer Upper

Chip Gaines, Fixer Upper
This cutie is always flaunting his stuff, and we can’t help but take notice. Joanna is one lucky lady. Plus, it isn’t lost on us that he also happens to have the most kids…

Chip Gaines Feeding Goats and Chickens

Chip Gaines Feeding Goats and Chickens

The 40-acre farm owned by Chip and Joanna Gaines, co-hosts of HGTV's Fixer Upper, is also home to 60 animals, including chickens, cows and goats.

From: Fixer Upper

Best Eye for Potential

Fixer Upper Host Joanna Gaines Lays Out Remodeling Plans

Fixer Upper Host Joanna Gaines Lays Out Remodeling Plans

HGTV's Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines lays out remodeling plans for a home renovation.

From: Fixer Upper

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Joanna Gaines, Fixer Upper
With so many amazing house flippers to choose from, this had to be one of our toughest picks. But when the voting was all said and done, Joanna’s ability to take on any disaster with a smile on her face secured her the gold.

Our Fave Joanna Moments

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Host Joanna Gaines, of HGTV's Fixer Upper

Joanna Gaines, co-founder and lead designer of Magnolia Homes, co-stars in HGTV's Fixer Upper with her husband Chip.

Joanna Puts Together a Flower Arrangement

Joanna works on a flower arrangement for display at the annual sale at their newly renovated farm house at Magnolia Farms.

Fixer Upper Host Joanna Gaines

Joanna Draws Up New Plans

HGTV's Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines lays out remodeling plans for a home renovation.

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Joanna Plans a Renovation

Joanna Gaines, co-host of HGTV's Fixer Upper, relaxes in a comfortable chair as she plans a renovation for a lucky family.

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Joanna Takes a Break on the Steps

Host Joanna Gaines sits on the back steps of the Hendricks Family's renovated home, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

Joanna Relaxes on the Hendricks Family's Back Steps

Host Joanna Gaines sits on the back steps of the Hendricks Family's renovated home, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

Joanna Presents a New Dining Room

Joanna Gaines reveals the newly renovated dining room at the Gaspar home, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. 

Joanna Prepares for the Trunk Show Sale at Magnolia Homes

Joanna sets up for the trunk show sale at the Magnolia Homes headquarters in Waco, Texas.

Joanna Shows Off Antique Finds for a Home Remodel

Where does Joanna Gaines, co-host of HGTV's Fixer Upper, find all the great pieces she uses in her farmhouse and in her shop? "Off-the-beaten-path antique stores and flea markets," she says. "My favorite thing to do is hunt for really cool pieces to sell or repurpose and use in my home."

Joanna Displays Some Items for Sale at the Trunk Sale

Joanna displays some merchandise for the trunk show sale at the Magnolia Homes headquarters.

Joanna Gaines Reveals a New Kitchen

Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines presents the Batson Family's newly renovated kitchen.

Joanna and Chip in the Batson Family's New Kitchen

Chip and Joanna Gaines, hosts of HGTV's Fixer Upper, pictures in the homeowners' newly renovated kitchen.

Chip and Joanna Present a Newly Remodeled Dining Room

Joanna and Chip prepare to show homeowners their newly remodeled dining room.

New Living Room

Joanna Reveals the Sanders Family's Renovated Home

Joanna pulls back a large photographic banner of the Sanders home in its original state order to reveal the newly renovated home.

Joanna Takes a Walk Outside the Davis Property

Joanna Gaines and her husband, Chip, transform homes on HGTV's Fixer Upper

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Joanna and Chip Show Off a New Kitchen

Designers Chip and Joanna Gaines transformed the Davis family's kitchen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

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Joanna and Chip in the Davis Family's New Kitchen

Designers Chip and Joanna Gaines stand in the kitchen they renovated on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

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Chip and Joanna Gaines Take a Boat Ride to the Renovated Home

Chip and Joanna take a boat ride with homeowners to reveal their new home on the Brazos river.

Joanna Gaines Reveals the New Holt Family Home Renovation

Joanna Gaines pulls back a large photographic banner of the Holt family's home in its original state in order to reveal the new renovation.

Chip and Joanna Gaines Present the Newly Renovated Holt Home

Joanna Takes a Quick Call on a Client's Steps

Joanna and Chip Prepare to Tackle the Harp Home Renovation

Joanna and Chip saw this house as an exciting challenge and encouraged the Harps to look beyond the mess and consider the financial and creative potential in buying and renovating it.

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Joanna Takes a Break Outside the Harp Family's Home

Portrait of FIxer Upper Host Joanna Gaines, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (portrait)

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Joanna and Chip at the Harp Family's Home

Portrait of FIxer Upper Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (portrait)

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Joanna Before the Bowman Family Reveal

Joanna prepares to show the Bowman family their newly renovated home.

Joanna and Chip Reveal the Craft Family's New Living Room

Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines in the newly remodeled living room, as seen on Fixer Upper. (Portrait)

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Chip and Joanna Present the Craft Family's New Kitchen

Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines in the newly remodeled kitchen, as seen on Fixer Upper. (Portrait)

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Joanna Gaines in the Erwin Family Kitchen

Host Joanna Gaines takes a seat in the Erwin family's newly renovated kitchen dining space, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

Joanna Shows the Changes in the Gulley Family's Craft Room

Portrait of Fixer Upper co-host Joanna Gaines in the dining/crafting room at the Gulley home.

Joanna Gaines in Front of the Gulley Home

Portrait of Fixer Upper co-host Joanna Gaines in front of the Gulley home.

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Joanna and Chip Take a Well-Deserved Text Break

Pleased to Meet You: Chip Clowns Around With Joanna

A off-camera moment with Chip and Joanna in front of the banner of the Gully family's original home.

Joanna Stands on the Walkway of the McCall Family Home

Close up photo of Host Joanna Gaines in front of the McCall family’s renovated home, as seen on HGTV’s Fixer Upper.

Sometimes, It's Hard to Hide Your Excitement

The first design mistake Joanna Gaines of HGTV's Fixer Upper ever made? "For our first high-end flip, I chose a tan stucco color," Joanna says. "After it was painted, I pulled up to the house and it looked like a big yellow school bus." Lesson learned? Always buy paint samples.

Joanna Gaines With Dust Mask

"When I met Chip, he was renting and flipping properties left and right to college students," Joanna Gaines, co-host of HGTV's Fixer Upper says of her husband and co-host. "Once I caught on to the concept of buying something that is undervalued to then put value into it and sell it for a profit, I was hooked, too."

Joanna and Chip Discuss Post-Demolition Cleanup

Joanna and Chip Gaines Prepare for Demolition Day

"When I met Chip, he was renting and flipping properties left and right to college students," Joanna says. "Once I caught on to the concept of buying something that is undervalued to then put value into it and sell it for a profit, I was hooked, too."

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X Marks the Spot: Joanna Marks a Wall for Demolition

Joanna marks which walls are going to be torn down in the Eberle home, as seen on Fixer Upper.

Joanna Demonstrates the Best Way to Demolish a Wall

Joanna proves she can get just as enthusiastic about Demo Day as Chip does.

Joanna Steals Chip's Hat Before They Start Demolition

Chip and Joanna Gaines start demolishing the entryway, but not before Chip starts acting goofy and Joanna takes his hat.

Chip Clowns Around With Joanna As they Prepare for Demolition

Chip clowns around with Joanna as they start demolishing the entryway to the Bed and Breakfast.

Breaking for Entering

Joanna shows Chip how strong she is as they demolish the entryway of the Bed and Breakfast, as seen on Fixer Upper.

Joanna and Chip Prepare for Demolition

Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines are ready to tear down the entryway of their new bed and breakfast, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Joanna and Chip Clean Up Demo Day Debris

Chip and Joanna Gaines remove debris from the kitchen of the Bell home.

Chip Flexes for Joanna During Demo Day at the Bell Home

Chip and Joanna pause for a "flex break" as they demolish the Bell home.

Joanna and Chip Show Off the Ivy Family's New Kitchen

Joanna and Chip took an awkward atrium and transformed it into a open-air herb garden and space for entertaining. 

Chip Loves the Ivys' New Herb Garden Almost as Much as He Loves Joanna

Joanna, shown here with husband Chip, loves the color green but isn't a fan of purple.

Behind the Scenes at the Ivy Home Renovation

Joanna and Chip Kid Around Between Takes

Joanna and Chip Present the Harp Family's New Dining Room

Portrait of Fixer Upper Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines in the Harp's new dining room, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (portrait)

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Chip Provides Some Quality Control

Joanna and Chip spend a little time in the kitchen baking Christmas cookies.

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You Missed a Spot

While baking Christmas cookies, Chip decides Joanna needs a little decoration, too.

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Joanna and Chip Decorate for the Holidays

Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines decorate the Magnolia House bed & breakfast for Christmas, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Decorating the Tree at Magnolia House

Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines decorate the Magnolia House bed & breakfast for Christmas, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Chip's Hard at Work

Joanna decorates the tree at the Magnolia House bed & breakfast while Chip's hard at work sawing logs.

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Joanna Hangs Christmas Decorations Inside Magnolia House

Host Joanna Gaines decorates the Magnolia House bed & breakfast for Christmas, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Joanna Decorates the Magnolia House B&B for Christmas

Host Joanna Gaines decorates the Magnolia House bed & breakfast for Christmas, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Joanna Puts the Finishing Touches on the Christmas Tree

Host Joanna Gaines decorates the Magnolia House bed & breakfast for Christmas, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Joanna Hangs Decorations at Magnolia House for Christmas

Host Joanna Gaines decorates the Magnolia House bed & breakfast for Christmas, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Joanna and Chip Take a Break

Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines rest for a bit on the porch of the Zan family's newly remodeled house, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Joanna and Chip in the Ferguson Family's New Kitchen

Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines present the kitchen of the newly renovated Ferguson home, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Joanna and Chip Take a Seat on the Ferguson Family's Front Porch

Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines pose for a portrait on the front porch of the newly renovated Ferguson home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (portrait)

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Joanna and Chip in a Newly Renovated Dining Room

Chip and Joanna Gaines, hosts of HGTV's Fixer Upper wanted to not only help Carolyn Muska find a new home, but also to help give the home the personal touch she deserved.

Joanna and Chip in the New Dining Room

Joanna and Chip Share Stories by the Fireplace

Chip and Joanna Gaines, co-hosts of HGTV's Fixer Upper, have four kiddos who range in age from four to nine.

Joanna Gaines Reveals the Newly Renovated Jonklaas Home

Joanna pulls back a large photographic banner of the Jonklaas home in its original state to reveal the newly renovated home.

Joanna and Chip in the Dansby Family's New Kitchen

Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines present the newly remodeled kitchen of the Dansby home, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Joanna and Chip in the Dansby Family's Kitchen

Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines pose in the newly remodeled kitchen of the Dansby home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (portrait)

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Chip Clowns Around With Joanna in the New Jones Home

Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines pose for a portrait, as Chip is being goofy, in the newly renovated Jones home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (portrait)

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Flowers Make Everything Better: Chip Offers Flowers to Joanna

Chip offers a vase of fresh-cut flowers to Joanna, but she doesn't look too sure about them.

Joanna and Chip in the Newly Renovated Jones Home

Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines pose for a fun portrait in the newly renovated Jones home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (portrait)

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Joanna and Chip Outside the Harp Family's Home

Personality and Behind the Scenes, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

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Joanna Presents a Renovated Nursery

Joanna admires a wooden mobile that hangs over the crib in the nursery of the Barrett family's newly remodeled home.

Joanna Prepares for the Big Reveal

Host Joanna Gaines from HGTV's Fixer Upper prepares to pull back a screen to reveal a home renovation.

Joanna Takes Away the "Before" Screen

Host Joanna Gaines pulls back the "before" image of the Jones home to reveal their renovation, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Joanna and Chip Gaines at the Sliding Door Entry of a New Office

Chip and Joanna Gaines stand at the sliding doors of the Ermoian family's newly remodeled office.

Chip and Joanna Gaines Present the Ermoian Family's New Living Room

Joanna and Chip present the Ermoian family's newly remodeled living room.

Joanna and Chip in the Ridley Family's New Kitchen

Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines pose for a portrait in the newly renovated Ridley family kitchen.

Joanna and Chip Get a Little Silly in the New Kitchen

Chip and Joanna get a little silly in the Ridley family's newly renovated kitchen.

Joanna Gaines Reveals the Newly Renovated Downs Home

Joanna Gaines at the front porch of the newly renovated Downs home.

Joanna Shows Off the New Downs Family Kitchen

Joanna reveals the newly renovated kitchen in the Downs family home.

Joanna and Chip Show Off the McKenzie Family's New Kitchen

Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines in the McKenzie's newly renovated kitchen, as seen on Fixer Upper. (portrait)

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Joanna and Chip Prepare a Reindeer Surprise

Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines suprise the kids with a reindeer visit at Magnolia Farms, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Joanna and Chip Get Into the Christmas Spirit

Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines suprise the kids with a reindeer visit at Magnolia Farms, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Best Hair

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Scott McGillivray, Income Property
While this talented guy is so much more than a great head of hair, we just couldn’t help calling out his impeccable mane. He’s come a long way from cornrows and metallic pants.

Income Property Makeovers

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Before

First-time homeowners Connie and Sebastian have big ideas for their 100-year-old Victorian semi-detached home. They want to rent out the basement as an apartment to help offset their mortgage costs. But according to Scott McGillivray, host and real estate expert, the living room area alone (pictured above) needs tons of work in order to make it rent-ready.

After

After repairing the too-low ceiling and replacing the drywall and electrical wiring, among other major renovations, the basement is now a welcoming, safe place for would-be tenants.

Before

Heather bought a newly renovated bungalow with a ready-to-rent, two-bedroom basement apartment and thought she was getting into a turnkey operation. However, soon after she moved in, the basement began to fall apart. The plumbing, the heating, the bathroom — nothing seemed to work. Before she knew it, she had spent $40,000 on repairs with no end in sight. She needs to finish the basement and rent it out in order to even consider keeping her house.

After

Thanks to host and real estate guru Scott McGillivray's expertise and a hard-working crew, this two-bedroom basement apartment is now ready for the market.

Before

Samantha and Andrew bought their first home with a built-in, fully functioning basement apartment. They were told the previous owner had been renting the basement for $800 a month, which was exciting news to them. But when closing day arrived, they were shocked to see the actual condition of the basement. Now Samantha is between jobs and they are desperate to take some pressure off of their finances. Fixing up this existing income suite seems the obvious solution, but it's going to take a lot of work and some brilliant design ideas.

After

That's where Scott McGillivray comes into the picture. The host is an expert at making moneymakers out of basement apartments. Along with a crew of pros, he devises a plan to repair and renovate this place into an attractive, comfortable living space.

Before

Peter purchased an expensive, fully renovated Victorian in a hip downtown neighborhood last year. Adding a potential rental suite in the basement was his plan and the key to bringing down his substantial mortgage. But with a demanding new job, lots of travel and new interests, Peter hasn't gotten around to getting that basement ready and rented out. He would like his rental suite to give him security and the freedom to make a career change down the road — to maybe even fly solo.

After

Host and real estate expert Scott McGillivray and his crew have repaired the serious water damage coming from one of the basement windows as well as a leaky roof. They also implemented Scott's design plan and created a spacious, modern place that's ready to rent.

Before

Kathryn, Jay and their two young boys have outgrown their home and are looking to move to a larger one. However, their place hasn't appreciated as much as they would have liked. They need an income suite to increase the value of the house and generate the capital to pay the mortgage in full so they can start saving for a bigger home. Scott McGillivray, host and real estate expert, signs on to help them turn their cluttered basement into just that space.

After

Now the space is a stunning basement apartment that includes a kitchen and shared laundry facilities with the homeowners.

Before

Stephanie and Kirk bought their dream house three years ago and have since spent every waking moment improving the condition of each of the three apartments in the building. Now they are thinking about starting a family and someday would like to be able to take over the whole house. They intend to keep the basement as an income suite to give them long-term security. With changes and upgrades made to the basement apartment they are hoping they can charge a higher rent and make the most of that space.

After

Real estate expert Scott McGillivray devised and teamed up with a crew to implement an open-concept plan for the kitchen/living room of the basement that is sure to appeal to potential renters. Adding a new spacious bathroom provides a nice finishing touch.

Before

Beatrice and Tai went way over budget when they purchased their dream home, and as soon as they moved in, they took the advice of a relative and began digging a hole in their basement to upgrade the old plumbing system. They never finished the project. Now they would like to transform the unfinished space into an income suite to offset the high mortgage payments.

After

Real estate pro Scott McGillivray suggests creating a one-bedroom apartment that uses the crawl space to house an efficient combo furnace/hot water unit. Moisture issues, ill-fitting windows and uneven walls had to be tackled in order to make that happen.

Best Sparring Partners

As seen on Brother vs. Brother, guest judges and hosts of "Love It or List It" realtor David Visentin (L) and designer Hilary Farr use "Rock, Paper & Scissors" to break their deadlock on which brother won the bedroom and bathroom challenge. The winning brother got to watch the other perform a humiliating dare.

From: Brother Vs. Brother

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Hilary Farr and David Visentin, Love It or List It
Who else? These two are constantly bickering and doing their best to thwart the other’s plans. Of course, at the end of the day, we know they wouldn’t have it any other way.

Would You Love It or List It?

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A Living Space Reimagined: Form Follows Function

The midcentury design of this home incorporates an open floor plan but, prior to the renovation, the space felt disjointed and poorly organized. In Hilary's remodel seen here, distinct areas and elements are balanced and integrated to work seamlessly together and optimize function. 

The Hosts and the Homeowners

David and Sonya (left) pose for a pic with hosts Hilary and David after the renovation is complete. David and Sonya both loved the home when they bought it, but after living in it for eight years, a number of problems had become apparent. 

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Vintage '60s Split-Level Needs Some TLC

The home is situated on a large wooded lot, has a beautiful view from a back deck and the property backs up to a creek. Problems inside, however, include a leaky roof, a basement that periodically floods, a non-insulated lower level and water-damaged wood flooring.

Photo By: Adam Wamsley

Dining Area and Kitchen, BEFORE

David, a graphic designer, loved the feel of the home and thought its various problems were fixable. Sonya had begun to think of the home and repairs as a "relentless to-do list" that was monopolizing their time and money.

Photo By: Adam Wamsley

Dining Area and Kitchen, AFTER

With upgrades such as new insulation, leak fixes and updated plumbing and electrical taken care of, Hilary was still able to visually transform the entire main floor. 

Dining Area, BEFORE

A lack of storage on the main floor led to a tendency for spaces to become cluttered. The living room fireplace  was non-functional. The photo of a roaring fire taped over the fireplace was -- as Dave said -- a visual reminder of the room's potential.

Photo By: Adam Wamsley

Dining Area, AFTER

A background palette of white and varying shades of gray gives the space a clean look that's accented with carefully selected color splashes. 

Kitchen and Living Area, BEFORE

Prior to the renovation, the kitchen was small, awkward and crowded when more than one person was present.

Photo By: Adam Wamsley

Kitchen and Living Area, AFTER

Removal of a wall permitted the kitchen's footprint to be expanded into the living area by about three feet. 

Dining Area and Living Room, BEFORE

A diagonal header, half wall and bar seating had separated the kitchen and dining room.

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Dining Area and Living Room, AFTER

The header and half wall were removed, helping give the whole space a brighter and more open feel.

Dining Area and Living Room, BEFORE

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Dining Area and Living Room, AFTER

Dining Area, Detail

A modern styled chandelier above a rustic wood dining table is in keeping with the clean, minimalist aesthetic of the updated space.

Dining Area, Detail

Living Room, BEFORE

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Living Room, AFTER

The living room gets updated furnishings, an improved lighting scheme and fresh paint. A feature wall painted in bright "grasshopper green" with matte finish is part of a deliberate motif that visually ties the home's interior with the beautiful wooded surroundings.

Living Room, BEFORE

The exposed brick above the fireplace was drab brown and the raised hearth was a tripping and safety hazard.

Photo By: Adam Wamsley

Living Room, AFTER

The fireplace gets a new gas insert, the obtrusive hearth is removed and the brick is given a uniform look with a medium gray paint.

BEFORE

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AFTER

Living Room, BEFORE

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Living Room, AFTER

The aesthetic approach in redesigned living space draws on dual themes of blending the old with the new, and of bringing the outdoors in.

Living Room, Detail

Kitchen, BEFORE

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Kitchen, AFTER

Hilary went with concrete countertops for a visually clean look that works well within the basic gray and white color scheme.

Kitchen, BEFORE

HVAC equipment had been taking up nearly all of the space just off the kitchen in what was intended as a pantry.

Photo By: Adam Wamsley

Kitchen, AFTER

The furnace and HVAC system was relocated to the basement level, allowing the new kitchen to take advantage of actual pantry storage.

Kitchen, BEFORE

Without a functional pantry, preparing meals in the kitchen often meant retrieving food, utensils and supplies from where they were being stored -- in the downstairs guest bedroom and garage.

Photo By: Adam Wamsley

Kitchen, AFTER

New cabinets, open shelving and a restored pantry effectively doubled the kitchen's storage capacity.

Kitchen, Detail

Kitchen, Detail

Kitchen, Detail

Main Floor Bath, BEFORE

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Main Floor Bath, AFTER

The main floor bath gets a complete makeover with a new layout, dark tile floor, glass enclosed shower and white subway tile.

Main Floor Bath, Detail

Main Floor Bath, Detail

Main Floor Bath, BEFORE

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Main Floor Bath, AFTER

Main Floor Bath, Detail

Main Floor Bath, BEFORE

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Main Floor Bath, AFTER

Best Multi-Taskers

Tarek and Christina El Moussa of HGTV's Flip or Flop.

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Tarek and Christina El Moussa, Flip or Flop
Flipping houses, raising two kids (including brand-new baby Brayden) and still making time for working out and eating healthy, these two have definitely earned this award. Can you say #PowerCouple?

Humanitarian Award

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Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, Cousins Undercover
Renovating homes for local heroes is just what they do. So while they may not do it for the award, that’s exactly why they get it.

Sweet Surprise Remodels

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Dumpy Dining

DINING ROOM, BEFORE: With the table and chairs shoved in the corner, this was more of a walkway to the kitchen than a dining area.

Photo By: Chris Amaral

Defined Space

DINING ROOM, AFTER: A dramatic light installation and centered table define the space as a dining room. The neutral walls and chairs avoid being boring by emphasizing the accent wall of mounted greenery at the back of the room.

Too Spacious

LIVING ROOM, BEFORE: This large living room let in tons of natural light but lacked warmth and personality. Even in such an open space, the dark furniture looked cramped and awkward.

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Warm and Bold

LIVING ROOM, AFTER: Bright patterns in the area rug and throw pillows provide a focal point and draw the eye down to the living space instead of letting it wander up to the high ceilings.

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Surrounded by Taupe

KITCHEN, BEFORE: Dated tile and a bland color scheme made this cookie-cutter kitchen about as exciting as plain toast.

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Spring Green

KITCHEN, AFTER: Using the homeowner's favorite colors, the kitchen looks cool and fresh with minty cabinets, gray walls and new stainless steel appliances.

Awkward Furniture

DINING ROOM, BEFORE: This dining room wasn't functional or beautiful. The dated furniture was in poor shape and didn't utilize the room's space well.

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Pop of Red

DINING ROOM, AFTER: Bold red chairs and unique bare-bulb pendant lights made with nylon ropes give the dining room a modern feel while remaining practical for everyday living.

Bare Stairs

STAIRWAY, BEFORE: There was nothing exciting about climbing up and down this neglected flight of stairs. Because of their placement on the room's main wall, a lack of design and color results in a missed opportunity to create a unique focal point.

Photo By: Chris Amaral