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Incredible Before and After Moments From 'Build It Forward' Season 2

Grab the tissues and prepare for happy tears. These emotional makeovers from 'Build It Forward' Season 2 are as inspiring as they are dramatic.

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What It's All About

In HGTV's Build It Forward season two, communities across the country are getting the surprise of their lives. As part of Lowe’s Hometown initiative, they’re donating 100 million dollars over five years to organizations from coast to coast. From food banks to women’s shelters to youth centers and housing for the homeless, out of thousands of applications, Lowe’s selected 100 deserving projects.

And HGTV is getting in on the action! Designer Taniya Nayak and builder Shane Duffy are traveling around the country on a mission to change the lives of five deserving individuals and the communities they work tirelessly to improve. Follow along as we unveil their incredible home makeovers and share the inspiring work they do throughout their communities!

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Making a Difference in Tulsa

When it comes to selecting a deserving individual to gift a life-changing home makeover to, Doc Shaw of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was an easy choice. In creating A Pocket Full of Hope, an organization that seeks to use music, dancing, photography and more to positively change the outcome for at-risk teens, Doc has helped over 5,000 youth in the last 17 years.

While he's made his home an open and welcoming space for the community, he and his wife Brenda had left very little space for themselves. That's where Taniya and Shane came in.

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Living Room: Before

In touring Doc's home, two recurring themes became the main priorities for Taniya and Shane. They would need to add light and create smart storage. In the home's living room, the windows were blocked by shelving and the television, making the already cluttered space feel even smaller.

Despite it's size, Doc and Brenda have made their home an inviting space for their large community, so ensuring the space would remain a welcoming landing spot for friends and family was top of mind for this renovation.

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Living Room: After

Organizing and downsizing clutter along with moving the television to the wall opposite the front door allowed the windows to be exposed once more, flooding the space in natural light and instantly making it feel more open. A large sectional allows for plenty of seating while making better use of the space, and the light colors used throughout aid in brightening the entire room.

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