You Won't Believe These Vacation House Makeovers

As seen on HGTV's Vacation House for Free , see how host Matt Blashaw gives couples the vacation homes of their dreams — mortgage free!
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Outdoor Dining

An outdoor entertaining area is the perfect spot to dine and relax with friends while on vacation.  

Kitchen Update

During the makeover process, the beginnings of an adorable sea foam green kitchen were coming together nicely.  

Breezy Tropical Kitchen

With the makeover completed, this charming green kitchen could not be any cuter with a portable kitchen island, great pendant lighting and an open floor plan.  

Sea-Worthy Palette

A gorgeous wooden table set for six reflects the sandy colors of the beach, while sea foam green cabinets bring the beauty of the ocean inside.  

Modern Outdoor Living

A brand new deck will entice renters to stay at this relaxing beach home.  

Welcoming View

This beautiful farmhouse in Tannersvile, NY, beckons visitors with a barn red door and wraparound porch.  

All the Amenities

Newly renovated, this finished basement includes comfy seating and a brand new sauna.  

Stylish Dining Room

After a makeover, the dining room features a wood-burning stove, fabulous bar cart and a stylish midcentury modern dining table and chairs.

Comfort and Style

A living room with comfortable seating, trendy style and a brand-new entertainment system is the perfect spot for potential renters to kick back and relax.  

Kitchen Envy

New countertops and a very cool kitchen island give this cooking space a stylish edge.  

Cozy Bedroom

Layered rugs and plush bed linens create a cozy atmosphere in this newly-remodeled space.  

Color and Pattern

For this vacation home in Oakland, Maine, host Matt Blashaw used a subtle mix of soft neutrals and coordinating patterns for a decidedly designer look.  

Smart Addition

A window seat, great for reading or relaxing, was added in order to really capitalize on the lake views surrounding this Maine home.

Natural Materials

Wooden beams and a stone fireplace create a cozy cabin vibe, while contemporary furnishings contribute to the home's more modern style.  

Party Central

An open floor plan with one big space for cooking, dining and lounging appeals to vacationing families, and large windows throughout illuminate the space with soft, natural lighting.  

Lunch by the Lake

With outdoor dining and a fantastic view of the lake, who wouldn't want to vacation at this Maine home?  

Planning Ahead

Perfect for this ocean home, plants that thrive in sandy soil were planted for future guests to enjoy.  

Visual Space

The kitchen may not be spacious, but neutral colors and a splash of green make the space feel a bit larger and definitely more fun.  

Ocean Escape

Matt brought the beach style in with sea-inspired art and nautical striped bedding. A window seat in the bedroom provides the perfect spot to start the day.

Decked Out

A new back deck with a view of the marsh is just the spot for relaxing with loved ones on long summer nights.  

Cohesive Design

As seen in this gorgeous dining room, wood accent pieces are used throughout this Big Bear home to tie the look together.

Kitchen Colors

The dark kitchen island and textural slate backsplash add depth to this dazzling cooking space, while stunning red cabinets add a nice dash of color.  

Painted Paneling

Before the makeover, wood paneling overpowered this petite bedroom. Freshly painted gray walls help make the space feel larger while also creating a more relaxing atmosphere.

Relaxing Outdoors

This Cape Cod home now features everything you could want in a relaxing vacation spot, including comfortable outdoor seating and a brand-new firepit.  

Nautical Details

A crisp white living room is the perfect canvas for ocean-themed accent pieces, including one magnificent octopus painting. 

Kids' Quarters

Great for guests or as a kids' room, this vibrant space boasts fun nautical touches, like the striped area rug and anchor pillows.  

Pristine Patio

Basic beginnings gave way to an inviting stone patio with plenty of comfortable seating at this dreamy Cape Cod vacation home.  

Summer Fun

A spacious back deck with a grill and dining table provides the ideal spot to host a summer cookout with friends and family at this Cape Cod retreat.  

Convenient Kitchen

With plenty of storage space and a nice bar to sit and enjoy a casual meal, this newly-remodeled kitchen really has it all.  

Cute Crustacean

Blue and white patterned pillows highlight the home's Cape Cod location, while an adorable lobster pillow adds a dose of fun to this stylish master bedroom.