10 Remodeling Lessons We Learned From the Property Brothers

If you'd rather not learn your lessons the hard way, then listen up. Our favorite brothers have a thing or two to teach us all.

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When it comes to remodeling, Jonathan and Drew Scott have seen it all. Whether you're itching to gut your entire house or you'd just like to give your bathroom a facelift, it's always best to grab some advice from the experts. Look no further! We've rounded up some of our favorite lessons from the Scott brothers.

Create a Design That Will Stand the Test of Time

Transitional Kitchen With Built-In Bench

Transitional Kitchen With Built-In Bench

As seen on HGTV's Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott removed the old cabinets and pantry to create an open gourmet kitchen with modern stainless steel appliances and plenty of storage space. A built-in wine rack, wine cooler and cozy built-in bench are other bonus features in the new kitchen.

While Drew and Jonathan definitely go for a fresh, updated look, they always opt for timeless choices, especially when it comes to the more permanent decisions. For example, these kitchen cabinets are sleek and on-trend, but their crisp, white color will ensure they never look dull or dated.

Make Your Home as Comfy as It is Stylish

Modern Black, White and Gray Home Theater

Modern Black, White and Gray Home Theater

This renovated room now houses a stylish home theater with comfortable seating for family and friends. Movie-goers can watch sitting up or lying down on large comfortable couches with enough pillows for all. And the color scheme of black, white and gray works well when the lights go down.

Drew and Jonathan are all about designing livable spaces. Aren’t you dying to curl up on that cozy sectional and watch a movie?

Don’t Be Afraid to Mix Old With New

Contemporary Gray Living Room

Contemporary Gray Living Room

A cozy club chair adds seating in a gray living room that was renovated by HGTV's Property Brothers where a mix of new and antique furniture and accessories add charm and creates a collected-over-time look.

Pair antiques with trendy pieces, like the brothers did with this gorgeous wood cabinet and stylish patterned chair. Drew frequently uses this strategy to make a space feel more personalized. The best part? It usually helps keep your budget in check, too.

Work With What You’ve Got

Garage Workshop With Beadboard Ceiling

Garage Workshop With Beadboard Ceiling

The ceiling in this carport-turned-garage workshop was insulated and covered with beadboard to control the temperature and help prevent critters from moving in, as seen on HGTV's Property Brothers.

Yes — even if it’s a 70-year-old carport. Can you believe the bros transformed this once critter-infested garage into an ultra-functional workshop?

Storage is Key

Sliding Barn Doors

Sliding Barn Doors

This living area features a ton of storage hidden behind custom barn doors. This unique feature adds character to this basement space.

Jonathan and Drew used these whitewashed barn doors to hide a handy storage area. The bros sure know how to make practicality pretty.

Incorporate Your Lifestyle Into Your Home’s Design

Drew Scott Practicing Putting

Drew Scott Practicing Putting

Drew Scott practices his putting on the putting green at his new Las Vegas home.

From: Property Brothers At Home

Photo by: Larry Hanna/AP Images

Larry Hanna/AP Images

The Scott brothers love golf, so they designed their very own backyard putting green at their Las Vegas home. If you’re an avid crafter, carve out a crafting space. Have a green thumb? Make sure your backyard leaves plenty of space for gardening.

Accentuate Your Home’s Character

Contemporary Living Room With Arched Stain Glass Window

Contemporary Living Room With Arched Stain Glass Window

The focal point of this large living room is the ornate stained glass window that envelops a wall of the room. However, the modern leather couch and custom pool table bring a contemporary and lively look to the space.

Here, Drew chose accent pillows that picked up the hues in the home’s gorgeous stained-glass window. The lesson? When you have bones that beautiful, don’t mess with them — draw attention to them.

Don’t Forget About Your Most Loyal Companion(s)

White Doggie Feeder and Storage Cabinet

White Doggie Feeder and Storage Cabinet

A dog feed & water station is a sleek and creative addition to this kitchen. The cabinet also provides storage for pet food, treats, glassware and other small items. The drawer can be closed when not in use.

If your furry friend plays a big role in your life, why leave them out of your renovation? Drew and Jonathan incorporated this genius doggy station into their client’s home to keep the pup’s feeding area clean and tidy.

Opt for Lighting With Wow Factor

After the renovation, the living room in Beeban Natt and Sukhvir Dhamrhat's new home in Rye Brook, New York is bright and open to the kitchen. A delicate chrome and glass chandelier adds visual interest over the secondary seating area, as seen on Property Brothers. (Detail)

Photo by: Stephanie Diani / Cineflix

Stephanie Diani / Cineflix

Drew and Jonathan know how to make a space shine, and it’s definitely not by using ho-hum light fixtures. Here, a bedazzled chrome chandelier adds some sparkle to a seating area.

Be Selective When Choosing Paint

Master Bathroom - After 1: After the renovation, the master bathroom in Tom and Bridget Suvansri's Stamford, Connecticut new home is bright and spa-like with marble floor and shower tile, twin vanities, and plenty of under-sink storage, as seen on Property Brothers. (After)

Photo by: Stephanie Diani / Getty Images

Stephanie Diani / Getty Images

Choose a paint color that reflects the mood you’d like to achieve. The Scott brothers completely renovated this master bathroom, choosing soft blue walls to create a calm, spa-like atmosphere.

The Bros Bring the Fun to Home Reno

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Check out these goofy, behind-the-scenes shots of Drew and Jonathan having fun while they buy, sell and renovate houses.

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