Galveston Guest Suites Get an Upgrade from Drew and Jonathan Scott

Drew and Jonathan near the finish line of their Galveston beach house renovations by getting creative with space for guest rooms. Click through to see who was crowned the winner. 

By: Jessica Galliart

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More Beds, More Heads!

While Drew gets beyond ambitious by taking on FOUR guest bedrooms in one week, Jonathan gets creative with his two spaces allocated for guests. Who will capture the judges’ attention this challenge?

Jonathan’s Renovation Plan 

Transforming two bedroom spaces, a bathroom and a laundry area in one week sounds challenging enough, but this challenge, Jonathan is competing against Drew’s mind-boggling FOUR bedrooms, plus bathroom and laundry area. He’s allocated $20,000 for this challenge and plans to create sleek seaside spaces designed for relaxing.

Jonathan’s Guest Bunk Bedroom, Before 

Bland, much? Dated carpet, popcorn ceilings and wall paneling all need to be ripped out of this existing bedroom to flow with the rest of Jonathan’s modern design plan. 

Jonathan’s Guest Bunk Bedroom, After

All new fixtures, paint and furnishings make this new guest retreat nearly unrecognizable.

Jonathan’s Guest Bunk Bedroom, After

In order to accommodate bunk beds, Jonathan and his crew had to relocate a small window from the corner of the room. 

Jonathan’s Guest Bunk Bedroom, After

Goodbye, popcorn ceilings. Hello, deep blue paint! The new, darker ceiling immediately draws the eye up to the industrial light fixture.

Jonathan’s Guest Bunk Bedroom, After

The new bunk beds not only allow for more guests — more beds, more heads! — but also more storage underneath.

Jonathan’s Guest Bunk Bedroom, After 

Speaking of storage … while vacation renters don’t typically have much of a need for closet space, the new organization system in the guest room closet is just right.

Jonathan’s Guest Bunk Bedroom, After

Finishing touches like this midcentury-modern-inspired nightstand tie all of the room’s updated features together.

Jonathan’s Guest Bathroom, Before

The former bathroom was definitely beach-themed, but not exactly what Jonathan was aiming for.

Jonathan’s Guest Bathroom, After

Jonathan made the most of the existing space with an incredible new double sink vanity, wood accent wall and a floating toilet that blends seamlessly into its surroundings.

Jonathan’s Guest Bathroom, After

New custom wood shelving ties into the bathroom’s accent wall, and the wallpaper gives the bathroom the pop of texture and color it needed.

Jonathan’s Guest Bedroom, Before

More stark white walls! This room is in desperate need of color and warmth to make it a suitable guest retreat. 

Jonathan’s Guest Bedroom, After

Now? It’s a quiet sanctuary perfect for relaxing while on vacation. 

Jonathan’s Guest Bedroom, Before

Be gone, folding closet doors and window blinds! 

Jonathan’s Guest Bedroom, After

New curtains for the window, wood accent closet doors and sleek furnishings transform the guest room into the ultimate comfy cozy spot for resting up after a long day at the beach. 

Jonathan’s Guest Bedroom, After

Jonathan used fresh paint on the ceiling to give the guest room a pop of color and draw the eye up to the new light fixture. 

 

Jonathan’s Guest Bedroom, After

Don’t forget the finishing touches! Jonathan ended the guest retreats challenge on time and on budget.

Drew’s Renovation Plan

Can he really pull off renovating four bedrooms and a bathroom in less than a week? Drew allocated $30,000 to make cosmetic updates to two of the existing bedrooms and to totally renovate the guest bathroom and the laundry area.

Drew’s Guest Room and Office, Before

A large chunk of Drew’s available bedroom space was … an indoor hot tub. Because it’s not 1988 anymore, he opted to convert it and part of the original master bedroom into an additional guest bedroom. 

Drew’s Guest Room and Office, After

More beds, more heads! The hot tub room was replaced with a home office that can double as another guest room, thanks to a custom Murphy bed. 

Drew’s Guest Room and Office, After

Just because it’s a Murphy bed doesn’t mean you should skip details like colorful and inviting linens. 

Drew’s Guest Room and Office, After

This small desk and decorative but comfy chair are the perfect additions to this office-slash-guest-room. 

Drew’s Guest Bunk Room, After

Drew created not one but two new bedroom spaces from the converted master and hot tub room that can house up to four more people! 

Drew’s Guest Bunk Room, After

Make that five people — this accent chair looks plenty cozy enough for another guest to sleep in! 

Spin Room 

The laundry room was relocated from the ground level to the top floor with the bedrooms, eliminating the dreaded haul of laundry baskets up and down stairs. 

Drew’s Downstairs Bedroom, Before

Just when you think you’ve seen all of the wood paneling you can handle … there’s more.

Drew’s Downstairs Bedroom, After

The guest bedroom on the main floor of the home only needed cosmetic updates, but the transformation is still quite stunning. 

 

Drew’s Downstairs Bedroom, After

With a dresser and a spacious closet, the new guest room has plenty of storage for guests with long stays. 

 

Drew’s Downstairs Bedroom, After

Did we mention there’s access to a balcony and excellent waterfront views?

Drew’s Downstairs Bedroom, Before

An adjacent bedroom on the main level was also in need of some updates to bring it into the 21st Century. 

Drew’s Downstairs Bedroom, After

Cool blues, gold accents and a pop of red turn this bedroom into a modern, cozy retreat for guests.

Drew’s Guest Bathroom, Before

Drew was bound and determined to lighten up this dark and dingy bathroom on the main floor of the home.

Drew’s Guest Bathroom, After

Success! A new shiplap wall, sea shell-esque floor tiles and a warm blue shower seriously modernize this neglected bathroom. 

 

Drew’s Guest Bathroom, After

Why opt for a builder grade mirror when you could use an accent piece like this one over the vanity? For the first time this competition, Drew stayed within his $30,000 budget and accomplished everything he set out to finish.

The Judges 

DIY Network’s Backyard Goldmine host Ben Sargent and HGTV Smart Home 2017 Designer Tiffany Brooks step in to declare a winner in the guest retreats challenge.

The Tour

Ben was taken with Jonathan’s bunk beds — “All my life I’ve wanted a golden bunk bed!” — and Tiffany was extra impressed with the “smart” features in Jonathan’s bathroom.

The Judges Deliberate

One of these men is going to be very disappointed in a second …

The Winner: Jonathan

This one was a serious nail-biter! The judges crowned Jonathan the winner of the guest retreats challenge, despite the serious difference in number of rooms between the two brothers.

The Prize

Jonathan was awarded with a Galveston shrimp dinner, caught and served by his brother Drew.