This city home originally had failing retaining walls and an unwelcoming entryway. After a front yard makeover, large, decorative boulders, new stairs and sun-loving plants now guide visitors to the front door.
In one of their more ambitious exterior makeovers, Fixer Upper's Chip and Joanna Gaines re-pitched the roof line of this home and dramatically enhanced the entry with a porch bump-out that features post-and-beam construction. The exterior is further dressed up with fresh green paint, contrasting black shutters and new stairs and railing.
This two-story loft in Boston's South End features new walnut stair treads that lead up to the master suite. A folding door with frosted privacy glass opens the bedroom to the foyer, while a desk attached to a black metal railing creates a functional work area with a fantastic view of the play space below.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It, the Jowett family's basement gets a huge redesign. The use of white pickets in the staircase echoes the open feeling; contrasted by black chalk paint, adding a dynamic architectural detail to the room. Black chalk paint is repeated on the doors of the utility closet giving the kids loads of room for creativity.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It, the Jowett family's under utilized basement is transformed into a bright, open concept family room perfect for relaxing, with a separate play area, plenty of storage, pot lights, modern color scheme and Berber carpet.
Unfortunately, the condition of the original stairs was such that the stairs themselves could not be repaired, but the original configuration was kept intact and the original curved handrail was able to be salvaged. The new iron railing was "built around" the original banister.
For accommodating kids and guests, Fixer Upper's Chip and Joanna Gaines devised a new bunk room with four queen-sized bunk beds. The bunk beds feature gray and white striped linens, stained shiplap paneling, iron railings and integrated stairs. The stairs are painted white with natural wood treads.
To create the illusion of a floating stair, designers hid the support in the wall behind the stairs. This support, along with the co-planar, clear-tempered glass rails and childproof open slots elegantly comply with New York's rigorous safety code as well as the highest child safety standards.