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Fixer Upper: California Dreamin' in the Waco, Texas Suburbs

February 21, 2017

Chip and Joanna Gaines help a California couple, looking to settle in Waco, create a distinctive home with lots of space, light and a creative cottage vibe.

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Photo: Rachel Whyte. From: Fixer Upper.

The Severn Project

How to take a run-of-the mill ‘80s-era home in the Waco suburbs and turn it into something that will fulfill the needs and expectations of a pair of southern Californians with two energetic, soon-to-be-teenage kids. That’s the challenge facing Chip and Jo in this Fixer Upper episode titled “Space in the Suburbs.” Spoiler alert: Several walls come down and a formerly cramped kitchen gets greatly expanded.

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Photo: Rachel Whyte. From: Fixer Upper.

'80s House; New Classic Exterior

The look of the house was completely transformed with the addition of a new entrance and a special mortar wash technique that gives the brick classic, old-world look.

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Photo: Rachel Whyte. From: Fixer Upper.

You're Welcome

An inviting new kitchen becomes a focal point in the home and now opens onto the adjacent living room.

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Think Visual

Joanna's vintage-meets-contemporary design aesthetic is in evidence in the new home office featuring custom built-in shelves, white shiplap and this stylized architectural accent.

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