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Episode 09 - The Royal Oaks Story

November 11, 2015

The Royal Oaks Story

Chip and Joanna were thrilled to complete this Fixer Upper for a young growing family. The clients found a small ranch style house that needed updates and a more open floor plan. Joanna enjoyed personalizing the space for her client with fun pops of color. She also freshened up their old built-ins by using a darker grey; a simple fix to outdated built-ins.

This fireplace surround needed an update so Joanna bought inexpensive brick pavers and had them installed in unique pattern to add interest. She had them painted white and then finished it off with a natural gray grout.
The existing fireplace mantle was seriously dated so Joanna had her carpenter build a cedar mantle to replace the old one. It cost under $250 for this simple update!
Where the existing stove was there used to be cabinets that blocked off the kitchen from the breakfast area. Joanna redesigned the space to have a more open feel and also added an island to really anchor the kitchen. The client wanted a kid friendly space more than she wanted an informal breakfast nook so Joanna put this kids table and bench in the room for the littles.

*We apologize for the lack of photos on this page! Because of the tight schedule for the project and the show, we were unable to have a photographer take photos of the house. We hope to find and post more soon!


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  • Nancy Osborn
    3:13 pm, June 13, 2017
    Please tell us the color of the exterior of this house, and the color of the stain on the shutters and columns as well. Thanks!!
  • Janie
    11:54 am, May 8, 2017
    I guess we never found out the exterior color or did we
  • Tina Conti
    12:08 pm, April 25, 2017
    We are getting ready to remodel one of our bathrooms & this layout would work perfectly! Would you mind sharing the dimensions of this one? Many thanks!
  • Sharon Leath
    8:40 pm, April 4, 2017
    What are the exterior colors on this house.
    • sharon leath
      1:04 pm, April 6, 2017
      Would you please share what the exterior paint colors are on this home?
  • Susan
    5:49 pm, March 23, 2017
    I would also love to know the colors on the exterior of this house. I am thinking of using Sherwin Williams Elusive green and Peppercorn.
    • Marcie
      6:00 pm, April 9, 2017
      Did anyone figure out the colors of the exterior for this house?? Love the exterior colors but can't tell what they are. THANK YOU
    • Ayron Haley
      2:07 pm, April 13, 2017
      Please share with me the color of the exterior paint. thank you so much!
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