Fixer Upper Goes Tiny: Joanna's Tips for Living Small, Stylishly

A pint-sized historic shotgun-style house gets the Fixer Upper treatment. 

By: Liz Gray
Show: Fixer Upper
Dark Green Shotgun Style Home with Metal Roof, Brick Skirt and Iron Railings

Bold Dark Green Vintage Tiny Home with Wrap Around Brick Skirt ,Unpainted Wood Columns, Iron railing and Metal roof

On HGTV's Fixer Upper, this shotgun home was totally transformed from the inside out. The house itself was moved from one location to another and the area on top was extended to create a loft area. The home features new windows, front porch, brick skirt and attractive landscaping.

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Photo by: Rachel Whyte

Rachel Whyte

Downsizing, simplifying and even microhome living are having a moment, so it's no wonder that Chip and Joanna decided to try their hand at a small house makeover. Homeowners Jessie and Cameron Bell chose a 700-square-foot, shotgun-style home as their Fixer Upper. Chip and Jo's challenge? Make it magically fit all their essentials, with style to spare. 

Kitchen with Island, Vent Hood, Light Fixture and Vintage Refrigerator

Simple Floating Shelves and Vent Hood Add Style and Function Tiny Vintage Home

On HGTV's Fixer Upper, the small kitchen features a vintage refrigerator, vent hood, floating shelves and wooden flooring. The black floating shelves, vent hood and counter top are a stark contrast to the neutral walls and tile back splash, making them a functional design element in the space.

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Photo by: Rachel Whyte

Rachel Whyte

The crew opened up the space and added a loft, creating soaring 20-foot ceilings in the main living space and kitchen area. Luckily, there was room for an adorable mint green fridge. (Kitchen goals!)

Here, Joanna reveals her biggest challenges with this pint-sized space: 

Shotgun Tiny House Kitchen 01:16

Joanna had to make smart design decisions in this kitchen's tight space.

To make the home more functional for everyday living, Chip and Joanna moved the home's master bedroom where the kitchen once was. 

Bedroom with Blue Walls, Large Mirror and Platform Bed

Large Floor to Ceiling Mirror Master Bedroom Tiny Vintage Home

The large floor to ceiling mirror helps create the illusion of space in this small master bedroom. The room also features a custom built headboard and floating shelves, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

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Photo by: Rachel Whyte

Rachel Whyte

The deep blue paint color used on every wall makes this small bedroom seem more spacious. More design tips from Joanna here: 

Shotgun House Master Suite 01:12

Joanna enjoyed the challenge of a small space and maximized her creativity.

In the home's new loft, the casual, relaxed space features an extra living and office space. 

Leather Sofa, Arm Chair, Coffee Table and Area Rug

Loft Living Space Tiny Vintage Home

The loft area in this renovated shotgun home was created to be an office and second living room space. It features custom made suitcase shelving, new wood flooring and custom wall art, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

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Photo by: Rachel Whyte

Rachel Whyte

See how this space came together right here. 

Shotgun House Loft 01:14

The loft added much-needed space and has the best views in the tiny house.

See this home (including the crazy run-down before) plus all the gorgeous details, below.

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