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A Hatmaker Home Renovation

November 25, 2014
In HGTV's My Big Family Renovation, Brandon and Jen Hatmaker set out on a complete renovation that would turn a 100-year-old farmhouse into a dream home for themselves and their five children.
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The Hatmakers

Meet Brandon and Jen Hatmaker. Brandon is an author, pastor and DIY maverick. Jen, in addition to being an author, is a blogger and women's speaker. They have three biological children and two adopted children, but together they make one huge, happy family.

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Seven's a Crowd

After adopting Ben and Remy from Ethiopia, the Hatmaker's 2,400 square foot home in Austin, Tex. was beginning to feel cramped. When Brandon and Jen stumbled upon this Buda, Texas home it was in no condition for a family, especially one as large as theirs.

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Getting Started

Before. The home's first floor layout was not only cramped, but the maze of doors, walls and corners made modern family living impossible. The first order of business was to knock out all of the existing walls and start from scratch.

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The Game Plan

Before. In addition to accommodating a kitchen, living and dining area, the first floor would be reconstructed for Remy's room, a guest bath and master suite. After the original walls were removed, Remy's room was divided off and the dining and living areas were defined.

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