'Love It or List It' contractor Eric Eremita goes behind a renovation that added space above and below.
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As seen on HGV's Love It or List It, the new kitchen island in what used to be the dining room, and the wall between the two rooms has been demolished to expand the feel of the spaces and add functionality and flow to the space.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It, the second floor child's bedroom remains the same size and location, with the exception of enlarging the small closet, doubling its depth. The walls, floors, furniture and room accessories were all freshly updated.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It, the Jowett family's multi purpose, open concept dining room/kitchen combo lacked a focal point. By moving the stairs to the basement, designer Hilary Farr was able to redefine the dining area and create a focal wall with built in shelving.
The dimensions of the room have stayed the same, but the wall separating this room from the kitchen has been removed, creating an open concept first floor. A large sectional now dominates the living room, providing a comfortable sitting area for guests and family.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It, the new master bedroom replaces the old office/bedroom. The original window has been enlarged to create a set of double doors with luxuriant window treatments that open onto the backyard. Several large wardrobes line the wall facing the bed, providing lots of storage. The doorway entrance was also moved further down the hall to accommodate the new door entrance into the room.
This master bedroom has been renovated with a new cathedral ceiling, contemporary wall colors, updated wardrobe closets, and an upholstered headboard for the queen bed. A new two-piece washroom was added in the space of the old in-wall closets, and new closets were added behind double swing doors. New upgraded windows and window treatments allow plenty of natural light into the room and privacy at night.
Hilary's design on this open concept kitchen for HGTV's hit show Love It or List It incorporates clean lines and subtle contrast. From the clean, white cabinets to the gray backsplash and countertop, this kitchen uses its neutral colors to give it a tidy feel. The dark bar chair and the soft colors of the napkins and canisters help to soften the stark colors of this neutral kitchen.
Unexpected materials give this bathroom a modern feel. Designer Jillian Harris of Love It or List It, Too pairs a square vessel sink with butcher block countertops. Striped floor tiles ground the space and lead to a large walk-in shower.
On HGTV's hit show Love It or List It, Hilary Farr has created this lovely living room with a contemporary design. The major colors are neutrals, but she uses bold accents to bring pops of color to her space with the colorful impressionist painting above the fireplace and the pillows with the chevron pillows and bright throw on the couch.
This renovated kitchen is now located where the old dining room once was. A window was closed up to make room for the new stove and countertop area. A large kitchen island with double sink basins now separates the dining area from the kitchen, and provides a casual eating spot. Modern pendant lighting add a rich golden color to the dramatic black walls and red bar stools.
Chelsea and Brian found a lakeside bungalow and fell in love with the view. But it wasn't long before Brian started seeing things more clearly on the inside of the house. Brian is fed up with the lack of space and the problems in the basement, while Chelsea is content in their small lakeside bungalow, blinded by her love of the view. Wedging themselves into this already cramped conflict are Realtor David and Designer Hilary who are more than ready to accept the challenge. Hilary and her team are determined to make this house function and to create more space, but David hopes to find this couple a larger home and a view. Desperate for a property that can bridge the gap between function and location, Chelsea and Brian will have to decide- can they love their home again or will they list it?
When Siobhan and Duncan bought this 1200 square foot suburban starter home eleven years ago, it was just what they needed. But one decade and two growing kids later, Siobhan and Duncan no longer see eye-to-eye on their tiny home. Duncan promised Siobhan renovations that never seem to get taken care of and after years of waiting for his miraculous fixes, this house is only getting less functional for the family of four. Siobhan's list of imperfections starts in the basement, carries up through the house, and ends in the main floor bathroom. And handyman Duncan's solutions haven't done anything to ease her pain. Hoping to be the one to release this family from the confines of their home, competitors designer Hilary and realtor David arrive to assess the situation. Desperate for a house that functions for this growing family of four, Siobhan and Duncan will have to decide... can they love their home again or will they list it?
When Sarah and Andrew became parents of two girls, they knew it was finally time to buy a house and opted for a quaint home in a central neighborhood. With enough bedrooms for everybody and a newly renovated basement to appease Andrew's tennis obsession, it seemed this house was perfect- until mother nature intervened with an unexpected third child. This growing family now needs another bedroom upstairs, a functional space for a nanny, and an open concept main floor. Hopefully competitors Designer Hilary and Realtor David can solve this puzzle for a rapidly expanding family. Designer Hilary and her team plan to create new spaces in their old place, while Realtor David attempts to find the family a new house to accommodate all the family needs. Desperate for a home that can equally accommodate a family of five and their nanny, Sarah and Andrew will have to decide if they can love their home again or will they list it?
Music venue owner, Kevin, purchased this house without his pregnant wife, Nevada, ever walking inside. Now with four kids, Nevada feels the daily frustrations with the functional issues of the home. With an overflow of laundry, kids sharing a room and no garage to store all their items, Nevada is ready to leave the house behind in search for the perfectly functioning family home. Kevin however is determined to make this house work. Will David find them a functioning home without the to do list or will Hilary make them fall in love all over again by reinventing many of the home's hotly debated spaces?
Pam and Brad were expecting their fourth child when they moved into their 1200 square foot bungalow five years ago. With only three bedrooms, and a deathtrap of an entryway, they need Designer Hilary and Realtor David to squeeze themselves into this cozy predicament. Hilary and her team will try to reconfigure Pam and Brad's home to fit their growing family of 6, while David hopes to deliver a home in the right area with a room for everyone. Pam and Brad will have to decide, can they love their home again or will they list it?
By the time Krista joined him in this 1800 square foot rural bungalow, Dave had his roots planted deeply. Dave wants to stay, but the home's history has Krista wanting to leave?not to mention the long list of problems that haven't been solved including freezing rooms, a tiny kitchen and an unfinished bedroom. Making their way to the fight are designer Hilary and realtor David, each determined to end this battle. David will show the couple homes that can make them happy, while Hilary and her team will make their current home into a place both Dave and Krista can love. Desperate for a rural house that feels like home to both of them, Krista and Dave will have to decide... can they love their home again or will they list it?
Sisters Julie and Sherry made an exciting investment when they decided to share a home together. With Sherry living on the top two floors along with her daughter, Julie took the main floor and basement. Not long after the move, however, Julie was quickly disappointed by the lack of functionality and noise level of her space. Sherry couldn't be happier and wishes Julie could see the potential of their investment. Luckily, designer Hilary has devised a plan that will accommodate both sisters in their current house. But Realtor David also has big ideas, and is on the hunt for a fairer option. Will a fixed space make Julie love it again? Or will a new home convince Sherry to make a move and list it?
Marty and Shannan inherited a century old farmhouse on a large property that hosts the family's summer music camp. While music teacher Marty has sentimental attachments to his family's legacy, soon-to-be mom Shannan feels there is too much work needed to make the home modern and baby ready. She is eager to find a new home without all the problems, but Marty cannot part ways with the camp and all the memories. Will David find them a family ready home with space for the summer music camp or will Hilary be able to make their home modern by reinventing many of the home's hotly debated spaces?
YJ and Michael share their 1400 square foot home with their three kids and live-in nanny. Squeezing themselves into this already cramped conflict, Designer Hilary makes creative use of the extra spaces within their home, while Realtor David finds them houses with room for everyone. Desperate for a home that can actually fit this busy family, YJ and Michael will have to decide can they love their home again, or will they list it?
Dave and Sonya have spent 8 years battling a never-ending to do list in their Mid Century home. Graphic designer, Dave loves the feel of the house but Sonya is fed up with the issues that constantly appear. Will David find them a functioning home without the to do list or will Hilary make them fall in love all over again by reinventing many of the home's hotly debated spaces?
Eager to start a family, a couple has become divided over their bungalow's ability to house their next chapter. The ample space outside no longer makes up for the cramped quarters inside. Can David find them a home that combines the gorgeous land they desire outside with the family ready spaces they need inside, or will Hilary show them that their house is ready for their family filled future by reinventing many of its highly debated spaces?
It was an American dream come true for Josmell who was the first in his family to purchase a home after emigrating from Peru. He loves their cozy townhouse while his wife, Carla believes their family's future should include relocating to a much larger house! With the arrival of their daughter, Carla felt the walls of their cramped townhouse closing in and believes that there is nowhere to grow, but out! Josmell is determined to make the house work for their growing family. Will David find them a family ready home with enough space to stretch out or will Hilary expand their outlook by reinventing many of the home's hotly debated spaces.
While living overseas, Jeff and Callie bought a house online without ever stepping a foot inside. After they moved in, Callie was not too pleased and felt the home was much smaller than it had seemed in pictures. Expecting her first child, Callie feels there is not enough space for their growing family and requires too much work to make it livable. Can this couple love their home with designer Hilary's help, or will real estate agent David be able to find them a forever home?
Emilee and Jody bought their charming 1,626 sq ft home with the intention of using Jody's handy skills as a contractor to fix it up. But after living in constant construction for several years, Emilee is ready to move. They want to start a family and while Jody strongly feels they can fix up their home to make it ready for kids, Emilee does not. Not only is Emilee is tired of living in a construction site; she does not think there is enough space to accommodate for a growing family. Will David find them a move in ready home with enough space or will designer Hilary show them that their house is ready for their family filled future by reinventing many of its highly debated spaces?
After repeatedly being outbid in the real-estate market, Cole and Ashley took an aggressive gamble and purchased their first home sight unseen in an up and coming neighborhood. However the house was a disaster, and upon entering Cole immediately hated the choppy layout of the space. Cole thinks it will never be able to function for large groups or a future family, whereas Ashley is relieved to finally have a home and is certain that with a few renovations the house can be perfect. Will designer Hilary transform this house and create all the function Ashley believes it can have, or will realtor David find them the ideal move-in ready home in a desirable neighborhood?
Beauty expert Shana and amateur racecar driver Jeremy got married and traded in their downtown condo for a 2,300 square foot rural home. While Jeremy loves the land and roomy garage fit for his racecar, Shana is not so happy in this country cottage. Desperate for a home that combines urban functionality for Shana and car ready space for Jeremy the couple will have to decide, can they love this home again, or will they list it?
Anna Wade and Andrew moved their young family just a few houses down from Andrew's best friend in an ideal neighborhood. Now that their kids are becoming teens, Anna Wade and Andrew realize that their house is just too small. Andrew is certain that the unfinished space in the basement can be transformed, while Anna Wade sees far too many functional issues on the main levels. Will realtor David find them a family ready home with space for their teens, or will designer Hilary make daily life immeasurably more comfortable by reinventing many of the home's hotly debated spaces?
Quincy and Don have outgrown their ranch house where they've raised their kids. While Quincy is ready to move, Don loves their neighborhood and wants to make their rancher work. No matter their decision, the couple is desperate for more space and must decide if they will love this home again, or if they'll list it.
Vince and Jennifer bought their home when it perfectly fit their family of five. Since moving in their family has grown to nine, but their house cannot grow with them. In need of a bedroom for their toddler and a space for their teens, Vince is desperate to find more space to accommodate their large brood. Jennifer however cannot entertain the notation of leaving their neighbors and community. Will designer Hilary transform this home to create all the oversized family function Jennifer believes it can have, or will realtor David provide all the hassle free space Vince knows this family needs in a search for a new home?
Eight years ago, Tyler and Kim settled into an older, charming, little house in the heart of the city with their newborn daughter. Over a short period of time they discovered that owning an older home would mean battling with flooded basements, leaky roofs and a whole host of other deficiencies. Though the problems have been dealt with, Kim still fears that they could come back. Tired of the limited space and sharing her bedroom and bathroom with the kids, Kim is ready to go, but Tyler wants to stay. Will designer Hilary transform this home to create all the family function Tyler believes it can have, or will realtor David find them the move in space Kim knows this family needs?
Young couple, Ryan and Sarah purchased their first home that had recently been flipped in an up and coming neighborhood. Ryan saw this downtown house as first step on the property ladder: Sarah however has settled in for the long haul. Realizing that the house has some major flaws, Ryan wants to pack up and find a place that is perfect, but Sarah has become attached to this house and has no intention of moving. Will David find them a home that will function forever or will Hilary make them fall in love by reinventing many of the home's functionally flawed spaces?
Mason and Shannon moved into their 2,000 square foot home in a neighborhood perfect to raise their young son, Luke. After adopting their teenage daughter, Carmen, they felt as though their house may be a little too small for a family of four. Mason wants to find a larger home with enough space, privacy and function for all family members but Shannon wants Carmen to have stability. Will realtor David find them a family ready home? Or will designer Hilary make daily life immeasurably easier by reinventing many of the home's hotly debated spaces?
Emily and Ryan moved from out of state and were eager to purchase a home in an established neighborhood with a lot of young couples. After having two kids, however, Emily thinks the house is dated and wants more room for out-of-town guests. Will David find them a home to accommodate their guests or will Hilary make daily life immeasurably easier by reinventing the space within their home?
Ryan and Ashley purchased their home when Ashley was a few months pregnant. Though it was in a desirable neighborhood, it was the worst house on the block and they were able to get it for a great price. The house, of course, needed a ton of renovations, which they were unable to complete by the due date. Ryan is feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work and thinks it is just time to go, however Ashley feels strongly that with a little more work this can be their forever home. Will David find them a family ready home that will allow these new parents to enjoy time with their son, or will Hilary expand their outlook by reinventing many of the home's unrenovated spaces?
Stefanie and Jonathan are incredibly busy raising their twin daughters and are missing the full-time, live-in help they used to have from Jonathan's mother, Cindy. Cindy moved out because she did not enjoy living in the dark, unrenovated basement. Both Jonathan and Stefanie want her back under the same roof, but they don't agree on whether or not this is the house for their future. Will designer Hilary transform this home for Jonathan's mother while making their home more functional, or will real estate agent David find them a new space that the whole family will love?
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