Suburban Home in Bellevue, TN Transformed by 'Listed Sisters' Lex and Alana

Nashville real-estate and renovation whiz kids Lex and Alana LeBlanc come to the rescue of Tandy and Ryan, a young couple hoping to turn a profit on their suburban home so they and their three kids can move to their dream home in the country. Check out the renovation that helps make the dream a reality.

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LeBlanc Times Two

Lex and Alana LeBlanc work on refacing the fireplace at the home of clients Tandy and Ryan Perkins. Lex manages the renovation of the Perkins current home to boost resale value while Alana takes the real estate reins to help the family locate their ideal future home.

The Perkins Project

Prior to the renovation, the value of the Ryan and Tandy's home in the Bellevue suburb of Nashville was estimated at around $260,000. In order to afford the house they wanted to move into, the Perkins hoped to make improvements that would allow them to list the house at around $350,000. Lex and Alana helped make that happen.

Living Room, BEFORE

Living Room, AFTER

Improvements in the living room include refacing the fireplace with a new wood surround, refinishing the hardwood floors and staging the space with more contemporary furnishings.

Living Room, AFTER

A wall was removed to create a more open floorplan with the kitchen opening onto the living room.

Living Room, AFTER

Throughout the renovation and staging, Lex kept the palette and furnishings light for a fresh, clean and open feel.

Living Room, Detail

The fireplace surround is made from reclaimed barn-wood. Electrical outlets were installed above the mantel (conealed here by the painting) in case the new owners want to mount a TV monitor above the fireplace. 

Living Room, Detail

Dining Room, BEFORE

Dining Room, AFTER

In the new floor plan, the dining room is opened up so that flows seamlessly into the main living area.

Dining Room, AFTER

Dining Room, AFTER

Dining Room, Detail

Kitchen, BEFORE

Kitchen, AFTER

After the renovation, the kitchen also opens up onto the living room. A wall was removed and new peninsula with barstool seating added in its place. 

Kitchen, BEFORE

Kitchen, AFTER

Other improvements in the kitchen include new cabinetry, counter-depth refrigerator and updated lighting.

Kitchen, AFTER

Lex opted to keep the kitchen's galley layout but the space has a more contemporary look with updated cabinets, countertops, backsplash and appliances.

Kitchen, AFTER

In terms of overall style, Lex wanted to go with a country chic vibe. Ceiling-height cabinets in a lighter finish make for a dramatic look while helping give the space a more open feel.

Kitchen, Detail

Kitchen, Detail

Kitchen, Detail

Master Bedroom, BEFORE

Master Bedroom, AFTER

New window treatments and a fresh take on furnishings boost the visual appeal in the master bedroom.

Master Bedroom, AFTER

Master Bedroom, Detail

Master Bedroom, Detail

Master Bedroom, Detail

Master Bedroom, Detail

Master Bath, BEFORE

Before the renovation, Lex's contractor and project manager Trey Palmer characterized the current master bath's layout as open-concept gone wrong. Though it's large, the space is poorly planned and clearly does not offer much in the way of privacy.

Master Bath, AFTER

The master bath was reconfigured. The wall that separates the bath from the bedroom was widened for more privacy, and the toilet and vanity were relocated. A new tiled walk-in shower and freestanding tub were added as well.

Master Bath, AFTER

The renovated bath has a spacious and spa-like feel and includes twin vanities with chrome fixtures, marble surface and a sliding door that provides access to a large walk-in closet.

Master Bath, BEFORE

Master Bath, AFTER

Master Bath, BEFORE

Master Bath, AFTER

Bedroom #2, BEFORE

Bedroom #2, AFTER

Bedroom #2, AFTER

Bedroom #2, AFTER

Bedroom #2, AFTER

For the purpose of resale, this space adjacent to the former kids' room is set up as a home office and accessorized with a day bed and contemporary accents.

Bedroom #3, BEFORE

Bedroom #3, AFTER

Bedroom #3, AFTER

Bedroom #3, Detail

Bonus Room, BEFORE

This spacious upstairs bonus room had been serving as a temporary nursery for the Perkins's newest family addition – perhaps too spacious a room for a toddler.

Bonus Room, AFTER

The bonus room is now set up as a quiet getaway that's ideal for relaxing, reading or entertaining. 

Bonus Room, AFTER

Bonus Room, AFTER

Guest Bath, BEFORE

Guest Bath, AFTER

Guest Bath, Detail

Wonder Twins

Lex and Alana pose for a pic in the kitchen as work is underway at the Perkins home.

Afterword: The estimated value on the Perkins home went from $260,000 prior to the renovation to $350,000 after the improvements were complete. The renovation costs came in at around $47,000. Following an open house, the home ended up selling for $357,000 – a full $7000 above asking price. With the proceeds of the sale, the Ryan and Tandy Perkins, and their three kids were able to move into upgrade to a new and larger home in the community of Bethesda, just outside Nashville.

Behind the Scenes

Lex works on the layout for the sections of reclaimed barn-wood that's to be used on the new fireplace surround.

Behind the Scenes

Alana models the latest in stylish functional footwear in the kitchen of the Perkins home.

Behind the Scenes

Lex steadfastly maintains her composure while project manager Trey Palmer hams it up for the camera on location for HGTV's Listed Sisters.

If you liked this gallery, be sure to check out this one from the Sisters' first-ever HGTV project – HGTV First Look: A Nashville Bungalow Reimagined by 'Listed Sisters' Lex and Alana