Open Concept: Boxy to Beautiful Bungalow

Whitney Gainer and Ashley Turner dazzle some Dallas homeowners, transforming an ordinary suburban home by merging four rooms into a single space and filling the home with custom designed furniture pieces. Get to know Whitney and Ashley and see a sample of their amazing work in this makeover from the premiere of the HGTV series, Open Concept .

Photo By: Wade Griffith

Photo By: Wade Griffith

Photo By: Wade Griffith

Photo By: Wade Griffith

Photo By: Wade Griffith

Photo By: Wade Griffith

Photo By: Wade Griffith

Photo By: Wade Griffith

Photo By: Wade Griffith

Photo By: Wade Griffith

Photo By: Wade Griffith

Photo By: Wade Griffith

Photo By: Wade Griffith

Photo By: Wade Griffith

Photo By: Wade Griffith

Photo By: Wade Griffith

Photo By: Wade Griffith

Photo By: Wade Griffith

Photo By: Wade Griffith

Photo By: Wade Griffith

Photo By: Wade Griffith

Wide Open Spaces

Designers Ashley Turner and Whitney Gainer knocked down walls and merged what had been four smaller rooms into this massive, blended space that's custom made for entertaining.

For Casual Dining

The newly redesigned kitchen now incorporates this inviting breakfast nook.

Complementary Blend of Modern and Rustic

In the new family room, a modern styled sectional provides a stylistic counterpoint to the sliding barn doors and rustic wooden coffee table.

Feature Accents

Sister Power

Whitney and Ashley, of Fort Worth, Texas, create custom designed furniture. They also share building expertise and dispense loads of inspiration on their blog, Shanty2Chic, and now they've taken their efforts to the next level, helping reimagine and transform whole homes and filling them with distinctive and original accents.

The Hosts and Homeowners

Whitney and Ashley helped Dack and Brooke Nicholson turn a disjoint and dysfunctional house into a revitalized home that's both beautiful and family friendly.

An Infectious Smile

Whitney Gainer takes Dack and Brooke on a tour of their newly renovated home. Whitney is a wife, a mother of five and a fearless DIY'er. She has an unabashed affinity for power tools and for working with raw wood.

Behind the Scenes: Back at the Shop

Ashley and Whitney collaborate on a new design in the workshop. Ashley (left) is married and is a mother of three. One of her passions is for seeking out vintage and trash-to-treasure finds and incorporating them into creatively crafted interiors.

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes: The Nicholson Home

Shooting gets underway as work begins on remodeling Dack and Brooke's suburban home.

Dining Room, BEFORE

Dining Room, AFTER

Dining Room, Detail

Dining Room, Detail

Living Room, BEFORE

Living Room, AFTER

Living Room, BEFORE

Living Room, AFTER

Living Room, AFTER

Living Room, Detail

Living Room, Detail

Living Room, Detail

Kitchen, BEFORE

Kitchen, AFTER

Kitchen, AFTER

Kitchen, Detail

The Foyer, AFTER

Family Room, BEFORE

Family Room, AFTER

Family Room, AFTER

Family Room, AFTER

Family Room, Detail

Family Room, Detail

Laundry Room, BEFORE

Laundry Room, AFTER