Sarah buys a farm within commuting distance of a major city to get more space for the money and prove you can get the home of your dreams right now. First order of business is to bring functionality and style to the bare bones entry and mudroom and shoehorn a powder room into the same space. Sarah and Tommy's goal is to maximize storage without minimizing character!
Living outside of a major city can mean unexpected sleepovers. Sarah transforms the farmhouse's two original bedrooms into distinctive and welcoming quarters that also work for impromptu guests. Fabrics and flea market furnishings make them sumptuous and unique. Proof positive that a couple of lemons can make some seriously good lemonade!
It's a lesson on maximizing style on a minimal budget. Sarah and Tommy modernize the tired farmhouse bathroom with new fixed elements like flooring, fixtures and standalone shower. They offset the new with vintage pieces, such as a painted vintage soaker tub and vanity. The farm fresh colour palette is picked from the pastoral view.
Creating a cook's kitchen from a hodge-podge of smaller rooms. Sarah faces confusing flow, uneven floors and low hung windows to make this space the home's epicenter. Big box cabinetry gets a splash of country colour, and is artfully mixed with period and modern task lighting and other accents. It's Sarah's take on country living!
A wide connecting hall bridging the original house and new addition becomes the hub for family dining. Sarah looks to architectural elements and vintage furnishings to create a welcoming space that also acts as a transition from the fresh, country morning palette of the kitchen to the jewel-toned living room. It's a challenge met with stunning results!
Sarah and Tommy design a living room from the ground up. Their main objective is to connect this new-build space to the original farmhouse through the use of paint and wallpaper, trim, windows and other fixed elements. A focal fireplace, jewel-tone fabrics and time worn accents bring instant charm and character to this brand new room!
It's girls versus boys as Sarah and Tommy each take a child's bedroom from studs to wonderful. Sarah's girls' bedroom is a study in pinks and purples and delicious comfort, while Tommy's blue and green boys' room includes masculine touches like a weathered barn board ceiling. When finished both rooms are winners!
This one bathroom must service a master bedroom and two kids' rooms. Sarah's brief in this brand new space includes a spacious shower and decadently deep tub. Twin vanities and ample storage solutions also give everyone the space they need. Fabric, colour and wall trim nod to the past and give this bathroom a been there forever appeal.
A bold, antique market quilt forms the basis for this bright, wake-me-up space. Sarah and Tommy use it as inspiration for everything from fabric right down to the paint colour and bedside table lamps. Simple barn board fitted as wainscoting and a new fireplace help ground this brand new bedroom, making it a true country respite from the urban jungle!
After seeing how the farm's exterior has come together, Sarah finally learns how much value her hard work has added to the once modest farmhouse. A quartet of real estate agents tours the farm room-by-room, commenting on what they like and what could be improved upon. Will the value exceed the total house purchase price and renovation?
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