Next Up

A New Home and a Fresh Beginning for a Texas Mom

Show: Fixer Upper
January 07, 2015

After a life changing divorce, a newly single mother gets the home of her dreams thanks to home improvement and design experts Chip and Joanna Gaines, hosts of HGTV's home renovation series Fixer Upper.

Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money off these affiliate links. Learn more.
1 / 25
Photo: Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images

French Country Decor

Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines staged the newly painted living room with bright and feminine yet rustic furniture and accessories, making the room feel cozy with shabby chic style. A wreath mounted on a piece of decorative iron fencing becomes a focal point in the room.

More photos after this Ad

2 / 25
From: Fixer Upper

Meet Karla Griffis and her son, Preston.

Needing a new house to start her new life, Karla Griffis sought the help of Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines to turn an unloved home into a cozy cottage that would reflect her and her son Preston's newfound spirit.

More photos after this Ad

3 / 25
From: Fixer Upper

Meet the experts.

For this project in particular, Chip and Joanna Gaines, hosts of HGTV's Fixer Upper, knew they had an opportunity to change someone's life for the better. A new home would not only put homeowner Karla in an area near loved ones but would also allow her and her son the opportunity to grow together and create new memories.

More photos after this Ad

4 / 25
From: Chip Gaines and Fixer Upper

Home Exterior, Before

There were some initial concerns over the foundation and landscaping, but the asking price for this home left room for renovations. Moreover, Karla's best friend Missy lived right next door. The home and its neighborhood reminded host Chip Gaines of a provincial Maine beach community, complete with fresh lobster.

More photos after this Ad