You Won't Believe These Vacation House Makeovers

As seen on HGTV's Vacation House for Free , see how host Matt Blashaw gives couples the vacation homes of their dreams — mortgage free!
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Outdoor Dining

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An outdoor entertaining area is the perfect spot to dine and relax with friends while on vacation. 

Kitchen Update

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During the makeover process, the beginnings of an adorable sea foam green kitchen were coming together nicely. 

So Cute Kitchen

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With the makeover completed, this charming green kitchen could not be any cuter with a portable kitchen island, great pendant lighting and an open floor plan. 

Sea-Worthy Palette

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A gorgeous wooden table set for six reflects the sandy colors of the beach, while sea foam green cabinets bring the beauty of the ocean inside. 

Sit a Spell

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A brand new deck will definitely entice renters to stay at this relaxing beach home. 

Welcoming View

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Anders Krusberg

This beautiful farmhouse in Tannersvile, NY, beckons visitors with a barn red door and wraparound porch. 

All the Amenities

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Anders Krusberg

Newly renovated, this finished basement includes comfy seating and a brand new sauna. 

Stylish Dining Room

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Anders Krusberg

After a makeover, the dining room features a wood-burning stove, fabulous bar cart and a stylish midcentury modern dining table and chairs.

Comfort and Style

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Anders Krusberg

A living room with comfortable seating, trendy style and a brand-new entertainment system is the perfect spot for potential renters to kick back and relax. 

Kitchen Envy

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Anders Krusberg

New countertops and a very cool kitchen island give this cooking space a stylish edge.

Cozy Bedroom

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Anders Krusberg

Layered rugs and plush bed linens create a cozy atmosphere in this newly-remodeled space. 

Color and Pattern

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For this vacation home in Oakland, Maine, host Matt Blashaw used a subtle mix of soft neutrals and coordinating patterns for a decidedly designer look.

Smart Addition

Window Bench with Lake View

Window Bench with Lake View

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Irvin Serrano/AP Images

A window seat, great for reading or relaxing, was added in order to really capitalize on the lake views surrounding this Maine home.

Natural Materials

Neutral Tones and Natural Textures in Living Room

Neutral Tones and Natural Textures in Living Room

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Irvin Serrano/ AP Images

Wooden beams and a stone fireplace create a cozy cabin vibe, while contemporary furnishings contribute to the home's more modern style. 

Party Central

Natural Light Makes First Floor Warm and Inviting

Natural Light Makes First Floor Warm and Inviting

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Irvin Serrano/AP Images

An open floor plan is great for entertaining while on vacation, and large windows throughout illuminate the space with soft, natural lighting. 

Lunch by the Lake

Outdoor Dining Area In Lake House

Outdoor Dining Area In Lake House

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Irvin Serrano/ AP Images

With outdoor dining and a fantastic view of the lake, who wouldn't want to vacation at this Maine home? 

Planning Ahead

Landscaping with Plants that Thrive in Sandy Soil

Landscaping with Plants that Thrive in Sandy Soil

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Perfect for this ocean home, plants that thrive in sandy soil were planted for future guests to enjoy.

Visual Space

Small Kitchen with Sea Green Backsplash

Small Kitchen with Sea Green Backsplash

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The kitchen may not be spacious, but neutral colors and a splash of green make the space feel a bit larger and definitely more fun. 

Ocean Escape

Coastal Bedroom with Sea-Inspired Accents

Coastal Bedroom with Sea-Inspired Accents

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Matt brought the beach style in with sea-inspired art and nautical striped bedding. A window seat in the bedroom provides the perfect spot to start the day.

Decked Out

Back Deck Overlooking Marsh and Lake

Back Deck Overlooking Marsh and Lake

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A new back deck with a view of the marsh is just the spot for relaxing with loved ones on long summer nights. 

Cohesive Design

Wood Accents Tie the House Together

Wood Accents Tie the House Together

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Natasha Lee

As seen in this gorgeous dining room, wood accent pieces are used throughout this Big Bear home to tie the look together.

Kitchen Colors

Slate Backsplash Compliments Stone Countertop

Slate Backsplash Compliments Stone Countertop

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Natasha Lee

The dark kitchen island and textural slate backsplash add depth to this dazzling cooking space, while stunning red cabinets add a nice dash of color. 

Painted Paneling

Edison Lights Add Industrial Flair

Edison Lights Add Industrial Flair

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Natasha Lee

Before the makeover, wood paneling overpowered this petite bedroom. Freshly painted gray walls help make the space feel larger while also creating a more relaxing atmosphere.

Relaxing Outdoors

Backyard Patio and Landscaping Enhance Curb Appeal

Backyard Patio and Landscaping Enhance Curb Appeal

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Jared Kuzia/ AP Images

This Cape Cod home now features everything you could want in a relaxing vacation spot, including comfortable outdoor seating and a brand-new firepit. 

Nautical Details

Living Room with New Furniture and Rug

Living Room with New Furniture and Rug

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Jared Kuzia/ AP Images

A crisp white living room is the perfect canvas for ocean-themed accent pieces, including one magnificent octopus painting.

Kids' Quarters

New Furniture and Cape Cod Themed Accents in Kids' Room

New Furniture and Cape Cod Themed Accents in Kids' Room

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Jared Kuzia/ AP Images

Great for guests or as a kids' room, this vibrant space boasts fun nautical touches, like the striped area rug and anchor pillows. 

Pristine Patio

Cozy Inviting Backyard Patio

Cozy Inviting Backyard Patio

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Jared Kuzia/ AP Images

Basic beginnings gave way to an inviting stone patio with plenty of comfortable seating at this dreamy Cape Cod vacation home. 

Summer Fun

Dining Area and Grill on Terraced Back Patio

Dining Area and Grill on Terraced Back Patio

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A spacious back deck with a grill and dining table provides the ideal spot to host a summer cookout with friends and family at this Cape Cod retreat.

Convenient Kitchen

Kitchen with Lots of Storage and Bar Area

Kitchen with Lots of Storage and Bar Area

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With plenty of storage space and a nice bar to sit and enjoy a casual meal, this newly-remodeled kitchen really has it all. 

Cute Crustacean

Padded Bed Frame and Cape Cod Accents in Bedroom

Padded Bed Frame and Cape Cod Accents in Bedroom

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Blue and white patterned pillows highlight the home's Cape Cod location, while an adorable lobster pillow adds a dose of fun to this stylish master bedroom. 

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