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Texture and pattern give this living room big personality – from the stacked stone fireplace to the graphic arm chair and area rug. Warm wood window trim and a heavy wood mantel lends a craftsman touch to the eclectic furnishings and accents.
Hilary's design for this traditional dining room incorporates a bold wall color and polished accents to compliment the rich design of the dining room table. The brass picture frames, mixed metal candle sticks, and fresh exotic flowers add to the luxuriousness of the room.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It, the new kitchen is located where the old, small living room previously was. The walls on the first floor have been removed, creating an open modern floor plan with views to both the living room and dining area. Updated kitchen cabinetry, new appliances, a decorative tile backsplash and the elongated central island make the new kitchen the center of life on the first floor. Finally, new window treatments, colorful pillows and updated recessed and pendant lighting give a modern and fun vibe throughout.
As seen on HGTV's hit show Love it or List it, this beautiful country chic living room includes muted tones of turquoise and white to compliment the tones of nature present in the artwork on the walls. The long row of windows brings in an abundance of natural light, while the floral rug and the fresh flowers help to further bring the outdoor into this comfortable living room.
Unexpected materials give this bathroom a modern feel. Designer Jillian Harris of Love It or List It, Too pairs a square vessel sink with butcher block countertops. Striped floor tiles ground the space and lead to a large walk-in shower.
This newly renovated living room featured an old non-functioning fireplace has been replace with a large wall organizer and an electric fire screen. Updated wall colors, a modern couch with ottoman, and new lighting create a new living space. The wall dividing the living room and the hallway has been partially opened, as well as the archway between the living and dining rooms, creating a more open flow to the first floor.
Pale gray walls are warmed by a series of heart paintings in this neutral living room. A glass table and acrylic chairs, transparent by design, keep seating by the bay window light and airy next to the dark sofa and coffee table.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It, the design for the Jowett family's basement uses chalk pain to denote the play areas for the kids.
Dave and Wendy thought they lucked out when they purchased this 2300 square foot bungalow because of the state of the market. But several years and two daughters later, Wendy's feelings about the home have completely changed in large part due to a medical condition affecting her eldest daughter. Lacey was diagnosed with epilepsy as a toddler and though the family has managed to keep the condition under control, Wendy still feels anxious being far away from her daughter at night. Dave thinks they can rearrange to make things work in their own home but Wendy thinks there is an easier solution--a new home. Diving into the debate are competitors Hilary and David. Designer Hilary and her team will renovate the home to try to convince Wendy to stay. David will show them houses that will hopefully convince Dave to leave. Desperate for a home that delivers some much-needed peace of mind, Wendy and Dave will have to decide... will they love their home again or will they list it?
With daycare, dwindling space, and sleep deprivation fueling domestic debate, Kim and Brad find themselves more divided than ever. Designer Hilary and Realtor David are here to save this pair from their downward spiral. Hilary and her team will conduct renovations to create enough breathing space to finally contain the kids and calm the contentious Kim. While David aims to find a house that will provide Brad with a division between daycare and his day to day. Desperate for a home that fits the family's lifestyle, Brad and Kim will have to decide; can they love their home again? Or will they list it?
When Darlene bought her home two years ago, daughter Jade was away riding horses for a living. But following some monetary issues, now 21-year-old Jade decided to move home and help with her mother's mortgage. Darlene loves the home and wants to stay because she has moved more times than can be counted on her fingers. Jade on the other hand wants to move to a new home that is closer to downtown and her desired lifestyle. Entering the scene are competitors Hilary and David, each with a different plan to help the family out. Designer Hilary and her team will conduct renovations in order to convince Jade to stay. David will show them houses in attempts to get Darlene to move. In the end, they will have to decide... will they love their home or will they list it?
When Sarena and Flare bought this 1100 square foot house in the city, they were eager to embrace the next chapter of their relationship. Despite the dream location, one year after their big move, Flare's feelings for this house have completely changed. She doesn't feel it's a home that will allow for creating a family, but Serena thinks they can make it work. Stepping into the mix are designer Hilary and realtor David, each with their own set of plans to make this family happy. Hilary and her design team will renovate the small home to convince Flare to stay. David will show the couple homes that suit their needs better in hopes that Sarena will agree to list. Desperate for a house that allows them to grow their family, create art, and entertain their friends, Sarena and Flare will have to decide... will they love their home again or will they list it?
Four years ago, Chris and Allison fell in love with this home in the city. Although good things do come in small packages, this tiny house challenged the couple when their family doubled in size with the birth of twins. Soon after the twins, Allison's mom moved in with them as well. Chris is hanging on to the sentiment of his first home, while Allison is ready to accept the reality of their new life. Divided over limited space, a single bathroom, and an unfinished basement, Chris and Allison can't decide what to do with their home. Here to help are designer Hilary and Realtor David. Hilary and her team will rebuild the love for this tiny treasure with a tantilizing do over. While realtor David will try to please this couple with a plentiful space to call home. In the end, Chris and Allison will have to decide: will they love it or list it?
This old city residence once fit Niru and Alok's lifestyle to a tee. But life has changed, and so has their opinion of the house. After 8 years and 2 children, they are getting overwhelmed with the issues that come with living in a nearly 100 year old home. Aside from the problems inside the house, the couple also can't agree on where they want to live. Niru wants to stay close to the city, but Alok wants to move into the suburbs. Ready to take on the challenge are compeitors Hilary and David, each with their own plan on what to do with Niru and Alok's old home. Designer Hilary and her team will conduct renovations aimed at getting the family to love their home again, while realtor David will show them other homes that could better suit their needs. Whether it's sticking with urban living versus moving to the burbs, or the issues around their shrinking space, Niru and Alok are divided--will they love their home again or will they list it?
While this 1000 square foot semi made Barb and Pete happy when they purchased it two decades ago, two kids and several swimming practices later, they're ready to jump off the deep end. Designer Hilary and her team try to overhaul Barb and Pete's tiny home, while David searches for a stunning house in the right location. Desperate for a home that can dry up all their woes, Barb and Pete will have to decide, can they love their home again or will they list it?
Emilee and Jody bought their charming 1,626 sq ft home with the intention of using Jody's handy skills as a contractor to fix it up. But after living in constant construction for several years, Emilee is ready to move. They want to start a family and while Jody strongly feels they can fix up their home to make it ready for kids, Emilee does not. Not only is Emilee is tired of living in a construction site; she does not think there is enough space to accommodate for a growing family. Will David find them a move in ready home with enough space or will designer Hilary show them that their house is ready for their family filled future by reinventing many of its highly debated spaces?
Eight years after buying a 2200 square foot income property, Becky and Junior's tenants have moved out of the top floors, but they and their two daughters still live in the basement apartment. Becky wants to reclaim the upstairs space to make the whole house their family home, but Junior wants to start fresh in a new house. Designer Hilary and her team plan to bring this family out of the basement, while Realtor David searches for a home that Becky and Junior will both love. Desperate to move out of their cramped quarters, Becky and Junior will have to decide, will they love their home again or will they list it?
Young couple, Ryan and Sarah purchased their first home that had recently been flipped in an up and coming neighborhood. Ryan saw this downtown house as first step on the property ladder: Sarah however has settled in for the long haul. Realizing that the house has some major flaws, Ryan wants to pack up and find a place that is perfect, but Sarah has become attached to this house and has no intention of moving. Will David find them a home that will function forever or will Hilary make them fall in love by reinventing many of the home's functionally flawed spaces?
Marty and Shannan inherited a century old farmhouse on a large property that hosts the family's summer music camp. While music teacher Marty has sentimental attachments to his family's legacy, soon-to-be mom Shannan feels there is too much work needed to make the home modern and baby ready. She is eager to find a new home without all the problems, but Marty cannot part ways with the camp and all the memories. Will David find them a family ready home with space for the summer music camp or will Hilary be able to make their home modern by reinventing many of the home's hotly debated spaces?
While living overseas, Jeff and Callie bought a house online without ever stepping a foot inside. After they moved in, Callie was not too pleased and felt the home was much smaller than it had seemed in pictures. Expecting her first child, Callie feels there is not enough space for their growing family and requires too much work to make it livable. Can this couple love their home with designer Hilary's help, or will real estate agent David be able to find them a forever home?
After years of living alone, Bob met and married Lorraine prompting them both to start thinking differently about his beloved bachelor pad. Lorraine wants a house that feels more like a family home, but Bob is perfectly content living in the past in his old digs. Stepping into the debate are Designer Hilary and Realtor David. Hilary and her team will try to convert Bob and Lorraine's house back to a single-family home, but David will try to find a place in Bob and Lorraine's neighborhood that suits everyone's needs. Desperate for a home that can provide both space and peace of mind for this couple, Bob and Lorraine must choose- can they love their home again or will they list it?
Dawayne and Joi purchased their home with a dream office that was a perfect place for Dawayne to run his business. Now Joi, Dawayne, their two kids and his mother share the space while coping with daily visits from his siblings, who practically live right behind their house. Joi is frustrated by the lack of privacy as well as the lack of a separate space where the family can visit the matriarch. Will designer Hilary make room for Dawayne's mother while providing the privacy Joi needs, or will real estate agent David find them plenty of room for the whole family?
LaShawn is a single mother raising two children while working as an associate professor and taking classes at a nearby university. Her mother Lola, a retiree, has recently moved in to their already crowded home. The kitchen is cramped and dated, there is no private space for Lola or the kids to relax or for LaShawn to work from home, and LaShawn shares the master suite with her mother. LaShawn is desperate for a home with more space and better function for her family; Lola, however, has no plans of uprooting again, after having just moved in. Will David find them a home with enough room or will Hilary make them fall in love by reinventing the home's functionally flawed spaces?
Ryan and Ashley purchased their home when Ashley was a few months pregnant. Though it was in a desirable neighborhood, it was the worst house on the block and they were able to get it for a great price. The house, of course, needed a ton of renovations, which they were unable to complete by the due date. Ryan is feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work and thinks it is just time to go, however Ashley feels strongly that with a little more work this can be their forever home. Will David find them a family ready home that will allow these new parents to enjoy time with their son, or will Hilary expand their outlook by reinventing many of the home's unrenovated spaces?
Gray loves his family's home because of the large lot and abundance of privacy, but April is ready to move closer to town and into a home that functions for their family of four. April dislikes their dated fixtures, finishes and master bedroom and the cut-off kitchen. Despite their desire to have a perfect space, neither can decide on design choices, and April doesn't see the merit in spending the time to renovate when there are too many projects to tackle. Can this couple love their home with designer Hilary's help, or will real estate agent David find them a house with the picture-perfect design they are craving?
Single dad Rick met and fell in love with Christine, which turned his family of three into a family of five. Now they're all cramped in his two bedroom/one bathroom home. Hilary and her team plan to bring function to their home, and keep this new family together, while David searches for a bigger house on the same street. Desperate for a home that functions better for their family, Rick and Christine will have to decide can they love their home again, or will they list it?
Kathy and John fell in love with their large, private yard when they purchased their house almost three decades ago. Now that their kids have left the nest, and they both took early retirement, Kathy and John are spending more and more time together in their home. Kathy struggles with the functional issues in the kitchen, living room and master bathroom, but John is certain there are solutions to her problems. He has gone so far as to demo the bathroom to make her happy, but they haven't been able to agree on a new floor plan. Will realtor David find them the perfect house fit for their retirement, or will designer Hilary make daily life immeasurably more comfortable by reinventing many of the home's hotly debated spaces?
Eager to start a family, a couple has become divided over their bungalow's ability to house their next chapter. The ample space outside no longer makes up for the cramped quarters inside. Can David find them a home that combines the gorgeous land they desire outside with the family ready spaces they need inside, or will Hilary show them that their house is ready for their family filled future by reinventing many of its highly debated spaces?
Busy professionals, Anne and Nathan traded in their high-end condominium for an open living mid century house. While Nathan loves the form and historic quality of the home, Anne only sees the many problems with its function. Now that they are expecting their first child, Anne is ready to move to a new house, or back to a condo that does not have a long to do list. Will realtor David find them a family ready home? Or will designer Hilary make daily life immeasurably easier by reinventing many of the home's hotly debated spaces?
Restaurateur Rodolfo and Fitness Expert Greg started renovating a fixer upper near the city with the help of Greg's father. After the completion of the top two floors, work came to a halt as Greg's father suddenly passed away. With an unfinished basement and cramped spaces for their growing parties, Rodolfo feels it is time to cash in on the home's improvement and find a house that is ready to entertain. Greg however is not ready to part with all his father's hard work. Will David find them a home ready for entertaining without the to do list or will Hilary make them fall in love all over again by reinventing many of the home's hotly debated spaces?
After ditching suburban space to join his wife Marci in her charming but tiny home, Matt quickly began feeling buried. Realtor David will work to find them a home that combines the space Matt needs to breathe with the charm artist Marci is so inspired by. Meanwhile, designer Hilary will prove the true potential of their house by redesigning and expanding many of its highly debated spaces.
Stew and Alan have been together for 21 years and love to entertain. Alan loves the memories they have created raising three boys but now that Stew is retired and spending more time in the house, he is noticing how small and dated their space has become and is ready to move out. Will Hilary transform this home to create a house fit for family and entertaining, or will David find them a new space that the whole family will love?
It was an American dream come true for Josmell who was the first in his family to purchase a home after emigrating from Peru. He loves their cozy townhouse while his wife, Carla believes their family's future should include relocating to a much larger house! With the arrival of their daughter, Carla felt the walls of their cramped townhouse closing in and believes that there is nowhere to grow, but out! Josmell is determined to make the house work for their growing family. Will David find them a family ready home with enough space to stretch out or will Hilary expand their outlook by reinventing many of the home's hotly debated spaces.
Needing an immediate place to live, pharmacist Sam and lawyer Valerie purchased their mid-century modern home under pressure. While Valerie loved the unique style, Sam has regretted this decision from the minute they moved in. He dislikes the small, dated bathrooms, the cramped kitchen and the lack of closet space - but he hates the idea of renovations even more. Valerie wants Sam to keep an open mind and is certain that a few changes will have a large impact on their home and daily life. Will David find them a great move-in ready home or will Hilary make them fall in love by reinventing many of the home's hotly debated spaces?
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