This Craftsman Home Was Ready to Crumble — See What It Looks Like Now!

A daring newlywed couple called on renovation miracle workers Chip and Joanna Gaines to completely transform this home.

By: Liz Gray
Show: Fixer Upper

Host Joanna Gaines in front of the newly renovated Downs home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (portrait)

Photo by: Rachel Whyte

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Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you know that Fixer Upper's Chip and Joanna Gaines are all about transforming the worst home on the best block. How bad was this house? Well, let's just say Chip nicknamed it "Three Little Pigs" — because a strong huff and puff might just blow it down — while showing the property to newlyweds Ken and Kelly Downs. The good news: The 100-year-old, Craftsman-style home had a price tag of just $35,000, leaving the Downs with a whopping $215,000 renovation budget. This is gonna be good, y'all. 

Using a blue and navy palette with plenty of rustic charm, the Fixer Upper team transformed this property from the outside in, starting with the falling-down exterior. 

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AFTER

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The exterior of the Down's home prior to renovations, as seen on Fixer Upper. (Before #7)

The Downs home has been completely transformed from the inside out, the exterior features a new porch, windows, front door, metal roof and landscaping, as seen on Fixer Upper. (After #7)

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Navy blue cabinetry and a rustic wood vent hood stand out from classic white subway tile. 

Kitchen with Pendant Lights, Range Hood, Island and Farmhouse Sink

Newly Renovated Kitchen Features FunCcolors, Textures and Metal Finishes

The kitchen in this home has been completely transformed. Walls were removed to open the space, wood flooring was installed and it features a farm sink, new island, stainless steel appliances and a range hood for the stove, as seen on Fixer Upper.

From: Fixer Upper

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Get Joanna's tips to bring a century-old kitchen into this era, while preserving its historic charm: 

Newlywed Kitchen 01:09

Joanna uses a classic design with modern touches for a 100-year-old home.

The couple requested his-and-hers office spaces, decked out with shiplap, of course. 

The front living area in the Downs home has been completely transformed. Shiplap paneling was installed and the wood flooring was refinished, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

Photo by: Rachel Whyte

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See how Joanna created two personalized spaces for these newlyweds: 

Newlywed Entryway and Offices 01:25

Joanna restructured the entryway of an old house to include two offices.

To create a master suite, Chip and Joanna combined two smaller bedrooms into one luxurious larger one. 

See how she added timeless design elements to the luxurious space: 

Newlywed Master Suite 01:39

Johanna combined classic design with unique elements for a timeless feel.

See more before-and-after photos (plus all the stunning design details) in the gallery below.

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