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A 1937 Craftsman Gets a Makeover, Fixer-Upper Style

By: Trevor Lane
August 26, 2015
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines create the perfect new abode for a Texas mom after her former home was destroyed by the fertilizer-plant explosion in West, Texas.
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From: Fixer Upper

Meet the Muskas

After losing her husband and later her home, Carolyn Muska needed a new start. Carolyn enlisted the help of her daughter, Jennifer, and Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines to find a home that needed some love.

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The Hosts

Chip and Joanna Gaines, hosts of HGTV's Fixer Upper wanted to not only help Carolyn find a new home but also help Carolyn give the home the personal touch she deserved.

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From: Chip Gaines and Fixer Upper

Bland Brick

Before. This 1937 craftsmen style home had been well taking care of but was starting to show its age. Carolyn immediately fell in love with the home's character and details.

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Photo: Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images ©. From: Chip Gaines.

A Refreshing Facelift

After. Once it was determined that a pricey roof replacement wasn't needed, it was clear that this was meant to be Carolyn's new beginning. She purchased the home for only $133,000, leaving room to make plenty of great improvements.

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