Joanna and Chip Gaines, hosts of HGTV’s Fixer Upper, have been flipping, remodeling and fixing up homes together for the past 12 years as owners of Magnolia Homes in Waco, Texas. They have worked on more than 100 homes together, combining Chip's great instinct on real estate and Joanna's unique eye for design.
Storage Dilemma: You have a bathroom with a pedestal sink or vanity with limited counterspace. Solution: For this bathroom by Criner Remodeling, a niche behind the toilet with built-in glass shelves creates a much-needed home for grooming essentials and framed photos. This keeps the products within easy reach, and the photos help personalize the space.
In this small bathroom remodel, the drywall ceiling was given architectural interest using the same reclaimed barn siding that was installed along the walls. In order for material to be securely fastened to a ceiling, a stud finder is used to locate the proper placement of joists, marked with a pencil or chalk line. The material is then installed perpendicular to the joists using a nail gun or drill.
This customized closet was designed by Mosaik Design & Remodeling of Portland, Ore., to meet the needs of a couple that travels frequently. The his-and-hers islands with tops made of Calacatta marble are just the right height for packing and include benches for comfort and ease when putting on shoes. A built-in ironing board and toiletry organizers are hidden behind the soft white traditional cabinetry. We love the two unique, glittering chandeliers.
Designer Vanessa DeLeon used plush fabrics and deep gray accent pieces to put an elegant spin on this complete home remodel. The eclectic teal and black dining room features an over-dyed turquoise rug from Creative Touch in Secaucus, N.J., while the table hails from Brooklyn-based artisan woodworker Palo Samko. The neutral walls are complemented by a faux-painted black and gray ceiling and black leather chairs around a rustic hardwood dining table with mismatched candle holders and two brass pendant lights.
Granite may have fallen out of favor these days, but the clean, natural patina of marble will never fail you. Designer Tatiana Machado-Rosas of Jackson Design and Remodeling says that if marble in the kitchen is too big a maintenance commitment for you, you might want to consider a quartz that mimics the same look but is easier to keep up — or you can always incorporate marble as an accent elsewhere, as with this fireplace surround.
An attractive water feature combining a stream and waterfalls that empty into a pool connects the new yard (note the pavilion in the background) with the owner’s main residence. Ed Castro Landscape worked closely with Cruickshank Remodeling on the placement and construction of the rock-lined stream and also oversaw the addition of new plantings in the landscape renovation.
As seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation: This kitchen was a little small for the home owner's needs so they knocked down the adjoining wall to the living room and combined the spaces. The remodel included replacing the range hood with a downdraft vent, adding a wall banquet seating space, replacing the countertop with a smaller and more user friendly countertop, resurfacing the cabinets, and adding in a new tile backsplash.
This remodel was in conjunction with a few other projects in one residence, all in preparation for the arrival of a new baby.
The shower stayed in the same place, although the plumbing was moved. The toilet was moved to the opposite wall, and the sink was moved to the center of the bathroom. A freestanding tub was then installed on the opposite wall from the shower. Classic white subway tile on the shower walls and tub wall create a clean backdrop for the geometric pattern cement floor tiles.
A peninsula adjacent to the patio doors makes indoor and outdoor entertaining a snap in this kitchen by Ryan Christenson of Remodel Works Bath and Kitchen. The counter area can be used as a buffet or as a place to keep burgers out of the sun before they go on the grill. White cabinets keep this kitchen bright and sunny while olive green subway tile adds a splash of color.
Funny how as the years pass, older styles become ageless rather than looking dated. If you go with a look that has at least 50 years under its belt — say, midcentury modern — it won’t go stale, says designer Tatiana Machado-Rosas of Jackson Design and Remodeling. For the backdrop, it’s smart to create a simple and versatile setting: here, the clean lines of the fireplace and the neutral tones of the flooring allow the period furnishings to make the statement (and allow you to change your mind down the road).
Built in 1905, this two-story masonry house outside of Chicago had a lot going for it before its renovation. The residence featured numerous architectural details designed by turn-of-the-century architect Frederick Lehmer, including beautiful wood carvings that sat atop masonry columns on the porch. However, the home’s original porch steps made it difficult to enter – one of the main reasons the homeowners decided to remodel. They wanted the front porch rebuilt and a large porch landing constructed, yet they also wanted to maintain the historical character of their home.
A tranquil 5-Star boutique hotel experience set the tone for this master bedroom remodel which we designed for a busy couple with kids in a Boston suburb. The master suite project involved moving walls for a closet expansion, a bathroom gut job, and removing all traces of the dark, dated furnishings that closed in the space. We used a neutral base palette with soft blue touches and layered in heirloom-quality textiles, elegant lighting, and lots of texture.
For the kitchen of a vacation house in Portland, Ore., designer Michelle Ruber of Encircle Design and Build wanted a stylish and low-maintenance material that would stand up to a high-traffic environment. She found her solution in an unlikely place: “The backsplash is the old pony wall in the basement that was removed during the remodel,” she says. “We had the wood planed and then applied it to the backsplash, which brought in a warm feel and history of the original structure. We used a durable marine-grade varnish to protect and properly seal the wood.”
This customized closet was designed by Mosaik Design & Remodeling of Portland, Ore., to meet the needs of a couple that travels frequently. The his-and-hers islands with tops made of Calacatta marble are just the right height for packing and include benches for comfort and ease when putting on shoes. The shoe shelves were custom designed specifically for his (yes, his) large shoe collection, and the velvet-lined drawers in her island hold an enviable collection of sunglasses. A built-in ironing board and toiletry organizers are hidden behind the soft white traditional cabinetry.
A tranquil 5-Star boutique hotel experience set the tone for this master bedroom remodel which we designed for a busy couple with kids in a Boston suburb. The master suite project involved moving walls for a closet expansion, a bathroom gut job, and removing all traces of the dark, dated furnishings that closed in the space. We used a neutral base palette with soft blue touches and layered in heirloom-quality textiles, elegant lighting, and lots of texture. The tufted platform bed and traditional fireplace serve as anchors in the room, which manages to be both spacious and cozy.
Pastel details contrast with the wood elements in this master bedroom remodel. The printed, yellow wallpaper creates an accent wall in this cottage-style bedroom, acting as a cheerful backdrop for the pink and gray aspects of the room. Crisp, neutral bedding along with the clean lines of the neutral headboard anchor the bedroom's largest furniture piece and mirrors the neutral fireplace. A splash of bold color is added to the decor with the use of pink throw pillows, a nightstand and printed ottoman. A wooden table and mantel act as a base for decorative pieces and soft, pastels colors in the chair and nightstand lamp elaborate on the room's pastel ambiance. A distinct, natural lighting fixture adds a rustic element to the room.
This formal garden with a two-story pavilion for entertaining is part of an extensive building and landscaping project by Cruickshank Remodeling. The homeowners had recently purchased the adjacent property which contained a mid century ranch house. After demolishing the structure, the yard was then graded and reconfigured into an upper and lower lawn and garden areas, taking advantage of the elevation change in the lot. The design goal was the creation of various entertainment spaces that can be viewed in our before and after visual tour.