House Hunters Renovation: 20 Inspiring Spaces

Forget move-in ready. How else can you make a space your own without a complete renovation? Take a tour of our favorite makeovers from HGTV's House Hunters Renovation: Season 7 and 8, and see how home-owners turned possibilty into perfection. 

By: Kathleen Rellihan

Photo By: Gilles Mingasson / Getty Images

Opening Up to a New Kitchen

In the “Out of Their Comfort Zone in Chicago” episode home-owners transform an outdated kitchen into this fresh, modern one, complete with 10 and 1/2 feet of marble countertops and stainless steel cabinet finishes.

Transitional Kitchen Made for Entertaining

A Chicago couple finds a blend of traditional and transistional style with their kitchen reno -- the backsplash is a traditional subway tile, but in contemporary glass. The triangle-cut of their eat-in island allows for entertaining and able traffic flow perfect for their growing family. 






Modern Kitchen With Quartz Countertops

In Little Houses, Big Costs episode, a Texas couple tackles structural issues of an old home in Austin, but ultimately is able to show off their culinary skills in a new modern, mid-century style kitchen, with quartz countertops and a marble backsplash. 

Kitchen With a Copper Touch

Compromising on a kitchen renovation, home-owners add a copper hood masculine element to an otherwise light and airy kitchen.

Couple Sets Fire to Renovation

Transforming an old 60’s fireplace to a more contemporary one with a creative idea, a Californian couple burns a natural wood mantel to create an intense, dark finish. 

Twist on Traditional Lighting

A couple's blended design style is revealed in their rustic industrial chandelier choice --- a dark wood base with hanging Edison-style pendant bulbs. 

Two Islands Instead of One

A growing family creates more functional space in a galley-style kitchen by breaking a long island into two islands. 

Pantry With Sleek Barn Doors

A California couple adds a touch of farmhouse style to a modern kitchen renovation with sliding barn pantry doors.

Contemporary Kitchen With Pop of Color

Chicago home-owners renovate an outdated kitchen with contemporary touches -- white chevron-brick backsplash, rich hardwood floors, globe pendant lights, and an unexpected pop of blue on the eat-in island base. 

A Personalized Home Office

Far from any corporate look, this home office is full of personality. Navy walls are a stark contrast to a white desk and the touches of flair -- a leopard print rug and metal "Chicago" sign. 

Double the Master Bath Space

On the Fixin' to Reno episode, a couple transplatted from Texas makes their smaller-than-desired master bath feel more spacious and high-end with floating vanities, double bowls, and high-gloss cabinets. 









Open Fireplace Warms Up Room

Home-owners blend rustic and modern styles with this cozy firplace surround. A mix of textures and touches -- floating shelves, zebra rug, leather tufted sofa -- add warmth and personality. 

Sliding Wood Barn Door

This distressed sliding barn door leads to a master bath, adding a unique design element, and without taking up precious bedroom floor space.  

A Kitchen Canvas

Want your kitchen to stand out? Don't be afraid to add color like this artist couple from Austin, Texas, did. Their deep green cabinets pop against a white subway tile backsplash and yellow wall. Exposed storage shelves on a long wood countertop balance and brighten up the space. 

Sleek Gray Marble Fireplace

Instant upgrade? A sleek, gold-trimmed marble fireplace. Balancing out textures in the room, this braided coffee table adds a bit of tropical ease to the space. 

Gray Tones and Textures

A fashion blogger's bedroom gets a contemporary makeover with neutral gray tones in a mix of textures from the upholstered headboard to the hardwood floors. And a touch of pink shades addes to a chic pop of color to the understated style of the room. 

Mirror of Style

In the Fashion Blogger's Dream Closet episode, matching mirror doors are used for a sleek armoire exterior to reflect the sophisticated cool-tones style of this bedroom.

Walk-in Closet Envy

There's walk-in closets and then there's this walk-in closet. A fashion blogger gets a makover of her dreams with this walk-in closet, styled with light-reflecting mirrored doors and marble floors centered around an elegent vanity. 

Blue-Toned Transitional Kitchen

One way to add personality to your kitchen? Add color. In the Doubling Down on Renovation episode, a California couple seeks a contemporary style with Spanish touches. Their transistional kitchen includes blue cabinetry and a blue-tinted marbled countrertop, balanced with light woodgrain cabinets and stainless steel applicances. 

A Farmhouse Chic Kitchen

This kitchen renovation mixes traditional and modern elements -- a farmhouse sink, rich hardwood floors, and dark, granite countertops-- to create a cozy, but chic makeover.

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