HGTV Dream Home 2012: The Dramatic Before and After

See the dramatic transformation of each HGTV Dream Home 2012 room, styled by interior designer Linda Woodrum.

  • 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.

  • Staircase: Before

    In what will become the home’s cozy front entry, a simple staircase takes shape.

  • Staircase: After

    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.”

  • Kitchen: Before

    The heart of HGTV Dream Home 2012, the kitchen was designed to feel like a more recent addition to an older home.

  • Kitchen: After

    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.

  • Blue guest bedroom

    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

    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.

  • Backyard: Before

    With a focus on outdoor living, HGTV Dream Home 2012 will boast several backyard spaces connected by a boardwalk-like decking system.

  • Dream Home 2012 exterior

    Backyard: After

    An outdoor living room, hot tub deck and outdoor fireplaces comprise the backyard, which faces mountain ranges and the famed Provo River.

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