Eek!! Who watched Fixer Upper Season 4 premiere last night?? It would be plain sinful if I didn’t completely dedicate a post to my beloved Fixer Upper. The premiere gives me the perfect opportunity to do so. If you aren’t familiar with HGTV’s Fixer Upper (omg, go watch Season 1 on Netflix right now), Chip and Joanna Gaines are admired for transforming the most helpless homes into a dream oasis.
If you missed last night’s episode, here is a quick recap:
- The Chapman’s – husband and wife with 2 dogs
- Looking for a house in the Mountain View area
- All-in budget = $450,000
“Cargo Ship House”
- 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom 2340 ft2 listed at $285,000
- Purchased for $266,500 leaving $183,500 for a renovation budget
Demolition aka #demoday:
- Remove awkward utility closet
- Knock out railing
- Gut kitchen and bathroom (cabinets, appliances, and sinks/shower)
- Remove limbs from the live oak tree that are hovering over the roof
At one point, Chip comes busting through the wall—why is that so funny to me?
- Re-pitch the roof—The 2nd story master bedroom add-on made the house to look off-balance. Pitching the roof allows the home to take on a more uniform shape
- Add a large front porch with corbles—A porch gives curb appeal while adding to the symmetry
- New shutters and windows
- Update paint
- All new railing (made custom by welder friend, Lonny)
- Add a tall, double-sided fireplace between living room and sun room
- Use faux beams on the new vaulted ceiling. While not authentic, the beams are significantly lighter and only a fraction of the price!
- Complete reno with white cabinets, blue island, and new appliances. Enough said.
- Add sliding barn door for privacy
- New windows
- Complete bathroom reno
- Freshen up
(all photos by: Jennifer Boomer/Getty Images from http://www.hgtv.com)
Gosh, Fixer Upper never disappoints, does it? I already can’t wait for the next episode! Stay tuned for a post about Joanna’s design style and where to buy her new Magnolia line! What was your favorite part about last night’s episode?
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