If you’ve watched even just one episode of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” you know that Chip and Joanna Gaines are pretty much wizards. They can take the most dilapidated home and turn it into an unbelievable retreat, all while making it look fun.
On the second episode of this season, Chip and Jo helped the Sandvall’s find a new family home in Woodway, Texas. The couple needed more space for their family of five, but didn’t want to sacrifice any traditional features or classic styles.
The house they bought, which Chip named “The Mountain House,” was built in 1986 and it honestly wasn’t in too bad of shape.
With a little paint and some landscaping, Chip and Jo transformed the house into a bright, fresh, gorgeous estate that has, in their words, “great curb appeal.”
But honestly, the exterior wasn’t even the best part. The transformation inside was unreal.
The entryway featured wood floor and carpeted stairs that made the space feel cramped.
They replaced the carpeted stairs with beautiful white and natural wood and added iron railing to give it a modern touch.
Living Room Before
The original living room had built in bookshelves and a beautiful brick fireplace that just needed a little TLC. Joanna almost removed the beams on the ceiling because she thought they made the space feel smaller.
Living Room After
They removed the built ins and added windows with benches, and completely renovated the fireplace to make the space feel like a breath of fresh air.
Living Room (2) Before
The living room originally opened up into the kitchen– nothing too crazy.
Living Room (2) After
They turned that kitchen space into a dining area/breakfast nook and added cased openings to give it a more finished feel.
The kitchen had laminate countertops, green tile floor and yellow walls. Yeah. Not good.
This might’ve been my favorite part of the entire renovation! They gave them an incredibly gorgeous kitchen with white cabinets and black hardware.
I mean, seriously???
Laundry/Mud Room Before
This space was originally part of the kitchen, but they wanted to make it a more functional laundry/mud room.
Laundry/Mud Room After
Joanna put in lots of storage and gray stone tile floor in a herringbone pattern for a fun touch.
Laundry/Mud Room After
I spy with my little eye some more beautiful subway tile…
With this season being the last for “Fixer Upper,” Chip and Joanna both have promised that it’s their best season yet. “We are really, really proud of season 5. We laid it all on the field and didn’t hold anything back. We think it’s the perfect finale to this amazing journey we’ve been on. Season 5 begins in November and Behind the Design will follow shortly after. There’s so much good, new stuff coming your way,” they shared earlier this year.