Mina Starsiak Hawk's House Reveal

Mina Starsiak Hawk transformed her Rock the Block house to reflect her unique personal style of fresh and comfortable.

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Mina's Finishing Touches

“I just tried to make really smart decisions: save things that were great, repurpose things that were good and things that really needed some love — that’s where I put the money,” Mina said. For the fourth and final round of Rock the Block, Mina focused her attention on curb appeal and the creation of an additional bedroom.

The Exterior: Before

As a brand-new home, the exterior was already in great shape. The true challenge was how to differentiate this house from the other ones on the block.

The Exterior: After

The first thing on Mina’s agenda for the exterior was to “get green.” To save money, she only installed turf on the top half of the lawn. She then reused and reorganized the plants from the original landscaping. To add a bit of warmth, she switched up the paint color and added cedar window boxes with flowers.

The Foyer: After

The entrance into Mina’s home matches the rest of her home to a "T." Mina added a wide-plank floor, bench, rug and gallery wall to make this foyer casual, comfortable and family-friendly.

The Den: After

The original house came with room suitable for a den. However, in order to increase the value of the home, Mina turned the den into a fourth bedroom. Fun fact: a room can only be considered a bedroom if it has a door that can be closed, a window and a closet.

Surprise! It's Mom.

On the fourth episode of Rock the Block, Drew Scott surprised every designer with an extra pair of hands. Who better to help Mina than her mom, Karen? “It feels great to see my mom because she’s my best friend and been my partner in crime for as long as I’ve been doing this,” Mina said.

The Appraisal

Once the house was complete, Drew brought in a team of appraisers: real estate experts familiar with the area. The most value-increasing features of Mina’s home, according to the appraisers, were the herringbone floors, master bath upgrades (including digital shower controls) and the additional bedroom and full bath. As for what they didn’t like, the appraisers thought Mina could’ve done more with the master closet.

Mina's Great Room and Outdoor Space

“I’ve been trying to be very thoughtful with where I spend my money and not allocate my funds to stuff that’s just pretty and not necessarily going to increase the value,” said Mina. For Week three, Mina looked to add value by creating an indoor-outdoor living space and yard perfect for entertaining.

The Great Room: Before

The original great room was far from great. While the windows as-is offered a healthy amount of natural light, Mina chose to blow out that back wall in order to open the great room up to the patio, bringing in even more light.

The Great Room: After

With the wall out of the way, Mina allocated a large portion of her funds to bringing in beautiful bi-fold accordion doors. She added value to her space by incorporating custom built-ins and an electric fireplace. Mina extended the gorgeous herringbone flooring from her kitchen and dining space into the living space, as well.

Not One, But Two Fireplaces

“It might seem like overkill to have two fireplaces within 20 feet of each other — especially in California — but I’m gonna say no, it’s not,” Mina said. The custom mantel Mina used in the living space was made from the old barn Nicole Curtis brought in during the previous week’s competition.

The Great Room, Another View

The addition of the built-ins, fireplace and mantle create a warm and friendly environment. “I love how everything has come together and it’s cozy and it’s comfy and it’s exactly what I wanted it to be," Mina said.

Flea Market Finds

For the great room and outdoor space challenge, the designers were given $1,000 to spend at the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, California. Mina and Cory brought home a rattan swing chair and vintage dough bowl. As the name implies, dough bowls provided bread dough a place to rise before baking. Now, it hangs as an architectural feature over the outdoor fireplace.

The Outdoor Space

Between the large patio dining space, outdoor fireplace and pergola, now complete with a cozy rattan swing chair, Mina’s backyard is ready for entertaining. To add additional value to her home and spare the future homeowner the trouble, Mina chose to use turf in the yard. “I think when homeowners have any kind of outdoor landscaping, it’s automatic maintenance in their mind,” Mina said.

Mina's Kitchen

"One of my favorite spaces is definitely the kitchen," Mina said. "And a great kitchen is what sells houses." Leaving the layout and appliances intact, Mina found creative ways to save money without skimping on style in her kitchen renovation. The result? A cozy, family-focused kitchen packed with value-adding personality.

The Kitchen: Before

Mina really liked the layout of the original kitchen and the white Shaker-style cabinets. So, instead of completely gutting the kitchen and starting over, she chose to keep these elements, allowing her to spend more money on cool custom features.

The Kitchen: After

Mina and team turned the existing island into a standout, custom piece by adding furniture legs, a quartz countertop and painting it a rich, dark gray. She added an extra row of upper cabinets to not only give the kitchen a high-end look but also to provide more storage. Below, she installed the same durable EVP herringbone floors that she used in her master bathroom renovation — a choice that got a big thumbs up from judge, Mike Holmes. But Mina's favorite new kitchen feature? The brushed gold pot filler she added above the stove.

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Unique Features

From the brushed gold fixtures to the concrete farm sink to the panel-ready appliances, Mina's kitchen is full of stylish, distinctive features.

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The Dining Area

A nod to Mina's fresh-yet-cozy personal style, the dining room features a fringe chandelier, plush brown dining chairs and a jute rug that blends cohesively with the rest of the home.

Mina's Master Suite

"My husband and I just built our forever home," Mina said. "And the way I designed our house is what I want to do here."

The Original Master Bedroom

The original master bedroom had a square layout and needed wall color. Mina was excited to change things up and give this room a warmer feel.

The New Master Bedroom

A fresh coat of paint and plank wood floors completely transformed this master bedroom into a comfortable living space.

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Warm and Cozy Decor

The decor in this room has Mina's name written all over it. With cozy blankets and pillows, Mina was able to give her master bedroom a beautiful bohemian look with the wall tapestry above the bed and wooden accents throughout the room.

The Original Master Bathroom

While Mina didn't mind the layout of the original master bathroom, she thought the rest of the space was far too basic and bland.

The New Master Bathroom

Instead of tearing out the original vanity, Mina chose to save money by salvaging the base. She added her own flair with fun wallpaper and dark-colored cabinets.

A Spa Retreat

Mina chose to tear out the original tub and shower inserts and replace them with a spa-like shower and a large Roman tub. The herringbone wood floor also adds a unique touch to the space.

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