Fixer Upper: Country Style in a Very Small Town

Chip and Joanna help a couple who have outgrown their current home transform a modest "overgrown ranch" into a stylish country getaway.

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Country Charmer Fit for the Kings

Chip and Joanna turned a no-frills ranch house in the tiny town of Hubbard, Texas into this welcoming retreat for Paul and Deanna King, a couple who prefer a life away from the bright city lights.

Naturally Rustic

The remodeled kitchen is warm and rich with plenty of natural wood, exposed brick and and large windows for a striking view of the surrounding land.

Grand Entrance

Several walls were removed, and structural support beams added, transforming the interior and creating a more open foyer and living area.

Value Added

The master suite is a totally new addition to the home and is highlighted by vaulted ceilings, pine wood floors and a luxe master bath.

Earthy and Modern

The dining area, which now opens directly onto the kitchen, is furnished for a semi-formal yet accessible feel.

Meet the Homeowners

Paul and Deanna King love the small-town life in Hubbard but, with a large combined family, were looking for a bigger home and a nice piece of land. Finding something suitable in a town with a population of around 1500 presented Chip and Jo with quite the house-hunting challenge.

Dining Room, BEFORE

In the home's original configuration, the dining room was just off the foyer, separated by a wall and pass-through.

Dining Room, AFTER

Removing several walls opened up opportunities for reimagining some key spaces. In the more open floorplan, the dining room is now contiguous with both the kitchen and living room.

Kitchen and Dining Room, AFTER

Dining Room, AFTER

A large farm table, mix-and-match chairs and an impressive chandelier combine the rustic and the elegant to define the new dining space.

Kitchen, BEFORE

The old kitchen was dated and had dark cabinets, countertops and appliances that seemed to soak up what little light made its way into the room.

Kitchen, AFTER

The new kitchen makes use of earth tones and natural materials, but is brightened and transformed with an enlarged window, white lower cabinets, layered lighting and new stainless appliances.

Kitchen, BEFORE

Kitchen, AFTER

Features in the new kitchen include open shelving, farm sink, industrial style pendant lights and honed granite countertops that contrast smartly with the white cabinets.

Kitchen, AFTER

The top surface of the kitchen island was custom made by furniture artisan Clint Harp and is fashioned out of shiplap salvaged from one of the home's original walls.

Kitchen, Detail

Kitchen, Detail

Kitchen, Detail

Kitchen, Detail

Joanna used antique pavers from Chicago for the kitchen backsplash and walls. The natural variation in the bricks and dark gray grout are a nice touch that augment the kitchen's rustic theme.

Kitchen, Detail

An galvanized metal chicken feeder is upcycled to live a second life as an indoor herb planter.

Kitchen, Detail

Butler's Pantry, AFTER

Reallocating the space left room to add a butler's pantry for additional kitchen storage and a small work desk.

Living Room, BEFORE

In the renovation, this original living room would be completely reworked and incorporated into a new and more open layout.

Living Room, AFTER

The King's new living area is brighter, more spacious and offers enhanced views of the surrounding landscape.

Living Room, AFTER

Living Room, AFTER

The living room features new recessed lighting, painted shiplap and pine wood floors.

Living Room, Detail

Living Room, Detail

Living Room, Detail

Living Room, Detail

Living Room, Detail

Country standard time

Foyer, AFTER

The entrance to the home is now a spacious foyer furnished with an antique sideboard and vintage accessories.

Foyer, Detail

Bedroom and Bath, BEFORE

Bathroom, BEFORE

Master Bath, AFTER

The newly added master bath has black granite countertops, soft gray walls, white cabinets and double vanity.

Master Bath, AFTER

The Kings' antique clawfoot tub was restored and incorporated into the new master bath.

Master Bath, Detail

Master Bedroom, AFTER

Master Bedroom, AFTER

For the master bedroom, the Kings selected vaulted ceilings from three possible design options that Joanna presented.

Master Bedroom, Detail

Master Suite, AFTER

Chip installed a sliding barn door for the entrance from the bedroom to the master bath.

Master Suite, Detail

Master Suite, Detail

Behind the Scenes, THE REVEAL

BEFORE

The Kings prepare to see what the "Overgrown Ranch" has been turned into.

Behind the Scenes, THE REVEAL

AFTER

The exterior has been dressed up with new siding painted in a warm neutral tone, exterior sconces, wood porch posts and a metal roof specially requested by the Kings.

Behind the Scenes, THE REVEAL

Deanna and Paul get a first look at their newly completed fixer upper.

Behind the Scenes, THE REVEAL

Behind the Scenes, THE REVEAL

Behind the Scenes, THE REVEAL

Behind the Scenes, THE REVEAL

Home Remakers

Chip and Joanna Gaines in the Kings' newly remodeled kitchen