Brother Vs. Brother, San Francisco: Guest Spaces, Furry Friends,Two Chicks and a Hammer

It's another round of Brother Vs. Brother, with Drew and Jonathan competing as they transform guest bedrooms and baths — with Mina and Karen of HGTV's Good Bones officiating. At stake this round: the loser is given the most, um, undesirable cleanup job at the Oakland Zoo while the winner gets to hang out with some adorable marsupials.

Photo By: Gilles Mingasson

Photo By: Gilles Mingasson

Photo By: Gilles Mingasson

Photo By: Gilles Mingasson

Photo By: Gilles Mingasson

Photo By: Gilles Mingasson

Photo By: Gilles Mingasson

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Photo By: Gilles Mingasson

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Photo By: Gilles Mingasson

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Photo By: Gilles Mingasson

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Photo By: Gilles Mingasson

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Photo By: Gilles Mingasson

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Photo By: Gilles Mingasson

Photo By: Gilles Mingasson

Photo By: Gilles Mingasson

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Two Brothers, Two Chicks, One Floating Leprechaun...

Good Bones co-hosts Mina Starsiak Hawk and Karen E Laine (aka 'Two Chicks and a Hammer') join the fun as guest judges for this round of Brother Vs. Brother. Meanwhile a miniaturized JD Scott hovers nearby.

...and a Wallaroo?

Not what you were expecting? Here's the deal. The Oakland Zoo has a collection of wallaroos, including a new baby. The folks at the zoo have kindly offered to let the winner of this Brother Vs. Brother round name the new baby 'roo. The loser gets a shovel, a broom and marching orders to be part of the zoo cleanup crew for a day — cleaning out the giraffe enclosure, reputedly one of the zoo's dirtiest jobs.

The Catbird Seat

So far in the spaces competition, Drew, seen here, is feeling confident at 3 and 1 — having won the living room, master suite and bonus room challenges. Meanwhile, Brother Jonathan trails with one victory, the kitchen challenge.

Take Five

Jonathan contemplates a win for this round from a perch in his bedroom renovation. "I need to pull off a 'Hail Mary'", said Jonathan of this round. "I need to win this."

Official Score Keepers

Guest judges Mina and Karen find a  throw pillow with a pertinent inscription in one of Team Drew's renovated bedrooms.

Let the Games Begin

Drew installs geometrically ornate bathroom tiles that he hopes will help secure victory in this round.

Drew's Canyon House

Guest Bedroom, Before. Though Drew starts this round in the lead, he's concerned about his renovation overall since he's spent a large part of his $370,000 budget during earlier phases of the upgrade. He'll have to allocate his remaining funds wisely.

Drew's Canyon House

Guest Bedroom, After. Drew hopes that a modern bedroom makeover will help make the home more marketable to upscale buyers in the Bay Area.

Drew's Canyon House

Guest Bedroom, Before. This bedroom was badly dated with popcorn  ceiling, worn wall-to-wall carpet and wallpaper and window treatments from a bygone era.

Drew's Canyon House

Guest Bedroom, After. Since Drew's target buyer is a family he creates a kid's room with a touch of sophisitication. He replaces the corner windows to make the most of the view

Drew's Canyon House

Guest Bedroom, Before. Drew hopes to transform three guest rooms —including this upstairs one — as well as two baths and a laundry area, and to keep his costs for this phase of the renovation below $50,000.

Drew's Canyon House

Guest Bedroom, After. Team Drew installed new hardwood flooring, expanded the existing closet and added sliding doors. He also painted the ceiling darker to draw the eye upward and make the room feel larger.

Drew's Canyon House

Upstairs Hallway, Before

Drew's Canyon House

Upstairs Hallway, After

Drew's Canyon House

Bathroom, Before. The exisiting bathroom is of ample size but, with its dingy wallpaper and laminate flooring, could use a facelift.

Drew's Canyon House

Bathroom, After. Team Drew transform the guest bathroom with a tile feature wall, double vanity and large soaker tub. 

Drew's Canyon House

Basement Entry, After. The lower level gets a thorough makeover with new stair treads and wood flooring as well as a bedroom upgrade and new laundry room.

Drew's Canyon House

Basement Bedroom, Before. Prior to the renovation, the downstairs bedroom felt dark and dungeon-like.

Drew's Canyon House

Basement Bedroom, After. The formerly frightful downstairs room is trandformed bright and airy space with fresh paint, wood floors in light finish, recessed lighting and queen sized bed.

Drew's Canyon House

Basement Bedroom, Before

Drew's Canyon House

Guest Bedroom, After. Drew's secret weapon in this renovation is creating a funtcionally independent guest suite in the basement with comfortable and inviting bedroom accommodations as well as its own private bath.

Drew's Canyon House

New Guest Bathroom. A former crawl space is converted into this stylish guest bathroom.

Drew's Canyon House

New Basement Laundry. The revised basement floor plan includes this new dedicated laundry area with stackable washer-dryer and tons of storage space.

Drew's Canyon House

Before. This upstairs bedroom, adjacent to the newly renovated guest room, will be converted to a stylish office for buyers wanting to work from home.

Drew's Canyon House

Home Office, After. Upgraded windows, hardwood flooring and a slate blue wall help streamline the look of the room. A patterned dhurrie rug in neutral and blues picks up on the wall color.

Drew's Canyon House

Home Office, Before

Drew's Canyon House

Home Office, After. Adding a new closet in the home office will technically make this a third bedroom, which is desirable from the standpoint of the listing and potential resale value.

Jonathan's Hilltop House

Statement Piece. A highlight in Jonathan's renovation is the green and white tile feature-wall in the new guest bath.

Jonathan's Hilltop House

Guest Bedroom, Before. Plain is the descriptor in this bedroom space, with its beige walls and aged carpet. Jonathan is determined to transform the spaces so that every room in the house is a stand-out and enticing to potential buyers.

Jonathan's Hilltop House

Guest Bedroom, After. Jonathan installed a stunning 11-foot angled window to take full advantage of the view and natural light. He also added a closet with floor-to-ceiling storage.

Jonathan's Hilltop House

Guest Bedroom, Before. Thus far in the renovation of his extreme fixer-upper, Jonathan has already spent $353,000 renovating spaces. He plans to spend $90,000 updating two guest bedrooms and creating a new bathroom.

Jonathan's Hilltop House

Guest Bedroom, After. As in the earlier master suite upgrade, Team Jonathan raised the ceiling in the guest bedroom. Modern detailing is maintained throughout, from the contemporary light fixture to the wallpaper backdrop behind the bed with subtle geometric pattern.

Jonathan's Hilltop House

Before. This bedroom, with high ceilings and exposed beams, is an ideal space for a home office.

Jonathan's Hilltop House

Home Office, After. A small adjacent bathroom was sacrificed to expand this space. Adding a large closet leaves the option for using this as either office or bedroom.

Jonathan's Hilltop House

Home Office, Before. This odd "lean-to closet" would be removed to help create a more open and functional space.

Jonathan's Hilltop House

After renovations, this office in Jonathan Scott’s eco-chic house features a new wood floor and a recessed architectural wall, as seen on Brother vs Brother. (Before 0107)

Jonathan's Hilltop House

Home Office, Before

Jonathan's Hilltop House

Home Office, After. Team Jonathan replaced the window with new glass doors that connect the office to the back deck. Jonathan also added a custom wall niche, dark wallpapered ceiling and statement leather lounge-chair — all of which help give the room a distinctive and modern look in keeping with the deliberate eco-chic theme.

Jonathan's Hilltop House

Upstairs Bath, After.  The all-new upstairs bath features a floor-to-ceiling tile wall behind the tub and modern single vanity and dark metal fixtures.

Gone Buggy

Jonathan has some fun placing fake cockroaches strategically in the Team Drew renovation.

The Writing on the Wall

Drew engages in more noble and romantic pursuits, FaceTiming and sharing a special message with fiancé Linda Phan. 

The Writing on the Wall

Drew engages in more noble and romantic pursuits, FaceTiming and sharing a special message with fiancé Linda Phan. 

The Judges Have Arrived

Guest judges Mina and Karen discuss the challenges and renovation progress with Drew and Jonathan before inspection and judging of the guest spaces begins.

In the Opinion of the Judges

Mina and Karen get comfy as they assess the new home office in Team Drew's Canyon House. In the prior year's beach-house competition, the mother-daughter duo picked Jonathan's design. Drew hopes to reverse that in the current challenge.

In the Opinion of the Judges

The ladies check out the remodeled bathroom in the Team Drew house. In their HGTV series Good Bones, Mina and Karen rescue old and often abandoned houses, which they then flip for profit. A such they're sustaining a business with an underlying mission of reviving a historic neighborhood in their beloved home city of Indianapolis.

In the Opinion of the Judges

Karen and Mina absorb the eco-chic vibe in the home office at the Team Jonathan Hilltop House.

In the Opinion of the Judges

Mina is clearly charmed by the basement bedroom in Team Jonathan's renovation. Karen is impressed with the effective blend of neutral shades and complementing colors.

And the Winner Is...

The ladies maintain a coy demeanor as the contestants await the final decision for this round.

And the Winner Is...

(Contestants will please refrain from unsportsmanlike conduct...)

...Drew Scott

Thrill of Victory, Agony of Defeat

Mina is amazed as Drew defies gravity in celebration of his win.  Karen offers consolation to Jonathan.

Thrill of Victory, Agony of Defeat

Next stop: The Oakland Zoo. Drew ponders suitable names for a baby wallaroo while Jonathan contemplates preparing for poop patrol in the giraffe pen.

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