HGTV Dream Home 2012: The Dramatic Before and After
Front Yard: Before
Designed to resemble a family compound expanded over time, HGTV Dream Home is sited to take advantage of mountain and river views.
Front Yard: After
Landscaping, inspired by indigenous meadow grasses, caps the exterior design of this exquisite modern rustic ranch home.
In what will become the home’s cozy front entry, a simple staircase takes shape.
Douglas fir mortis-and-tenon timbers comprise staircase posts and rails, with custom-cut glass pieces between posts.
Great Room: Before
Utah limestone-clad walls and a handcrafted timber trestle system contribute to the room’s invented history, that of an old stone structure.
Great Room: After
The room’s color palette, inspired by Utah’s beautiful blues — water, mountains and sky — and a cozy mix of furnishings soften the space.
Bedroom One: Before
Designed as a private escape, the first-floor guest room is sequestered from other living spaces by a hallway.
Bedroom One: After
Light, bright and relaxing, the guest bedroom realizes interior designer Linda Woodrum’s vision of “escape.”
The heart of HGTV Dream Home 2012, the kitchen was designed to feel like a more recent addition to an older home.
The great room’s color palette extends into the kitchen, where sleek white cabinetry, cobalt-blue tile and a neutral island make a subtle design statement.
Dining Room: Before
Built to jut out slightly into the yard, the dining room offers three walls of windows.
Dining Room: After
Ikat-upholstered chairs pair well with oversized Windsors in the cozy, sun-filled space. A farm-style table with distressed top appears as if it was passed down through the generations.
Changing Room: Before
French doors replaced a window in this room, which leads directly to HGTV Dream Home’s backyard and the Provo River, just a short hike beyond.
Changing Room: After
This fishing and adventure room transitions guests from outdoor activities to relaxation indoors. Standout features include a spa-style bathroom, a sauna room and plenty of peg rail storage for fishing gear.
Laundry Room: Before
Just steps from the garage, this hard-working space will serve as storage central.
Laundry Room: After
Locker-style cabinetry, quartz countertops and travertine floors are among the finishing touches in this washday-dedicated room.
Family Room: Before
Located in what was originally designated as the children’s wing, this first-floor room leads out to its own dedicated deck.
Family Room: After
A Western saloon theme comprises the interior design of this game and entertainment room. The vibrant color palette was chosen to counter the great room’s soft, subtle hues.
Bedroom Two: Before
This second-floor bedroom was originally earmarked as a bunk room, a space where children could play without disturbing guests in other areas of the home.
Bedroom Two: After
Converted to a second guest bedroom, this second-floor escape boasts an Americana design scheme and a patriotic color palette.
Master Sitting Room: Before
With a vaulted ceiling and Juliet-style balcony, this space will provide a quiet escape for the homeowner.
Master Sitting Room: After
A mossy-green wall shade and an eclectic mix of furnishings lend interest in this gathering space.
Master Bedroom: Before
With its own dedicated deck, this space is destined to be the most magnificent of HGTV Dream Home 2012 rooms.
Master Bedroom: After
Luxurious bedding, a custom headboard treatment that takes advantage of an existing architectural element and a dramatic chandelier make the most of this elegant space.
Master Bathroom: Before
To create the look and feel of an outdoor shower, the design/build team incorporated three walls of windows and earthy, travertine tile.
Master Bathroom: After
A beautiful escape, the master bathroom boasts a soaking tub, his-and-hers vanities and his-and-hers closets.
With a focus on outdoor living, HGTV Dream Home 2012 will boast several backyard spaces connected by a boardwalk-like decking system.
An outdoor living room, hot tub deck and outdoor fireplaces comprise the backyard, which faces mountain ranges and the famed Provo River.