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Jonathan's Modern Beach Town Getaway

After two years, Jonathan's reign as the Brother Vs. Brother champ comes to an end. He took a gamble on a single-story Galveston beach house in need of some cosmetic updating for $360,000. After $157,000 in renovation costs, Jonathan sold the home for $587,500, netting $70,500. 

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Living Room, Before

Some may call this fireplace “retro,” but Jonathan just calls it “ugly” and not fit for his visions of a modern, sophisticated living space. Though the main area is basically a blank slate to start with, the cosmetic issues of white paneling, popcorn ceilings and dated carpet can be a bit difficult to see past. 

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Living Room, After 

Hello, gorgeous! Deep blue paint, rich flooring and a raised ceiling with wood accents transform this space into the luxurious living and dining room of any vacationer’s dreams.

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Kitchen, Before


Not exactly a home away from home, is it? The dated peninsula, carpet and light fixtures have to go. 

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Kitchen, After

With sleek cabinets, new flooring and a waterfall island, the new kitchen is nearly unrecognizable. 

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Master Bedroom, Before 

Are you ready to enjoy a relaxing vacation in this leftover Murphy bed? Didn’t think so. 

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Master Bedroom, After 

With the wall separating the bedroom from the extra room facing the back patio removed, Jonathan was able to seriously expand the square footage into an acceptable master bedroom. 

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Master Bathroom, Before

It wouldn’t be a bathroom reno without some seriously dated wallpaper. Jonathan’s bathroom has a lot of it.

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Master Bathroom, After

Goodbye, wallpaper. Hello, sleek and glossy, tile! 

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Guest Bunk Bedroom, Before 

Bland, much? Dated carpet, popcorn ceilings and wall paneling all need to be ripped out of this existing bedroom to flow with the rest of Jonathan’s modern design plan. 

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Guest Bunk Bedroom, After

All new fixtures, paint and furnishings make this new guest retreat nearly unrecognizable.

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Guest Bedroom, Before

More stark white walls! This room is in desperate need of color and warmth to make it a suitable guest retreat. 

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Guest Bedroom, After

Now? It’s a quiet sanctuary perfect for relaxing while on vacation. 

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Guest Bathroom, Before

The former bathroom was definitely beach-themed, but not exactly what Jonathan was aiming for. 

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Guest Bathroom, After

Jonathan made the most of the existing space with an incredible new double sink vanity, wood accent wall and a floating toilet that blends seamlessly into its surroundings. 

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Deck, Before

With $20,000 budgeted for his outdoor spaces, Jonathan has an ambitious plan to greatly expand the square footage of the upper deck and give it a modern feel to coincide with the rest of the home. 

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Deck, After 

This is quite literally not the same deck. Jonathan replaced all of the old decking with composite boards, which look just as nice as wood but happen to be more durable.

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Storage Room, Before

With his grand plans squashed for turning this bare bones bathroom into a grand ground level bathroom, ideal for cleaning up after a day out on the boat, Jonathan had to quickly come up with a Plan B to make this space usable. 

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Storage Room, After

Gorgeous beadboard with fresh yellow paint and some creative shelving turn this former blank slate into the perfect private spot for changing and storage.  

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Bonus Area, Before

With Galveston beach houses up on stilts, there’s plenty of usable space on the ground level to create additional lounge areas.

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Bonus Area, After

And so, he did! The ground level of Jonathan’s house now includes a margarita bar, two seating areas and a pool table. 

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Exterior, Before

The white exterior and green trim of Jonathan's house was severely outdated, and the decking in front needed some love. 

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Exterior, After

The modern teal paint job makes Jonathan's house stand out from its beachfront block neighbords. Converting the carports into double garages also ups its curb appeal.

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Exterior, After

A new downstairs nook in the front of the house is used as a cozy seating area. 

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Until Next Time

You can be sure Jonathan won't take this loss sitting down. See you next season, Scott Brothers! 

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Season 3, Episode 1

Living Room Flip in Vegas

Jonathan and Drew go head to head this season, as they each flip an entire house in Las Vegas. After choosing what properties to buy, they only have four days to completely makeover their living rooms in this first challenge. The loser has to do the walk of shame on the Vegas strip.

Jun 3
9pm | 8c
Season 3, Episode 2

Kitchen Flip in Las Vegas

Jonathan and Drew continue their head to head battle as they each flip an entire house in Las Vegas. This week's challenge is to completely makeover the kitchen, dining room and laundry room, and the loser has to bare it all in a strip show on the Strip.

Jun 13
9pm | 8c
Season 4, Episode 1

Nice, Nice Baby

Jonathan and Drew Scott have seven days to get their living and dining rooms ready for Vanilla Ice to judge! It's a tight race between Jonathan's midcentury modern makeover of a '60s Vegas rancher and Drew's Hollywood-inspired family home. The winner takes home the crown, while the loser plays the fool in the famed Las Vegas attraction Tournament of Kings.

Jun 1
9pm | 8c
Season 4, Episode 2

If You Can't Take the Heat

The heat is definitely on Jonathan and Drew Scott when Kitchen Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri come to town to judge their kitchen spaces. Down by one, Jonathan knows it's time to up his game in order to beat Drew, because the loser bares his legs for the crowd dressed as a Vegas showgirl.

Jun 8
9pm | 8c
Season 4, Episode 3

Twin Telepathy

Drew tries to sway the judges with some twin telepathy when the Listed Sisters Alanna and Lex LeBlanc come over to judge the master bedrooms and baths. Wayne Newton invites the winner to a private tour of his Vegas estate, while the loser cleans priceless cars with a toothbrush.

Jun 16
12am | 11c
Season 4, Episode 4

Family Affair

The brothers compete to see who can design the most efficient and attractive family room, office and laundry spaces with their mom, dad and Egypt Sherrod judging. Whoever wins this round gets to perform on a trapeze in Vegas's legendary Circus Circus act.

Jun 22
9pm | 8c
Season 4, Episode 5

Makeover Magic

Jonathan and Drew use some makeover magic to get their guest bedrooms and bathrooms redesigned in time for judges David Bromstad and Tiffany Brooks. The winner gets to put his magician skills to good use when he performs on stage with legendary illusionist David Copperfield.

Jun 30
12am | 11c
Season 4, Episode 6

The Finale

Jonathan and Drew's flip competition in Vegas is almost complete as they tackle their final spaces: the front and back yards. Then their flipping expertise is put to the test, when the houses go on the market for the public to make the final call. Whoever sells for the most profit wins, and donates the proceeds to a local charity.

Jul 6
9pm | 8c
Season 5, Episode 1

Beachfront Battle

Jonathan and Drew have one week to renovate their Gulf Coast living spaces, including a bungalow and classic coastal, before David Bromstad and Egypt Sherrod step in to judge. The loser must ride the local amusement park's Cyclone multiple times.

May 31
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Season 5, Episode 2

Coastal Kitchens

The heat is on as Drew and Jonathan renovate their kitchens before Brett Waterman comes to town to deliver his verdict. One brother knows it's time to up his game because the winner gets to try fly boarding in the Gulf.

Jun 7
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Season 5, Episode 3

Seaside Masters

The competition continues and Drew sets out to win with an over-the-top master suite. The brothers will have to work extra hard on their bathrooms and bedrooms as Desert Flippers' Eric and Lindsey Bennett are on hand to judge their work. The winner gets to play with penguins at the Moody Gardens Aquarium in Galveston, TX, while the loser has to clean up the mess.

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Season 5, Episode 4

Party-Ready Decks

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Jun 22
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Season 5, Episode 5

Sweet Guest Retreats

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Jun 28
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Watch as HGTV's Property Brothers go head to head in a battle to renovate a Las Vegas investment property. The brother with the biggest return on investment wins bragging rights — and the loser is on the hook to complete a humiliating dare. 

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