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Episode 15 - The Giraffe House

March 24, 2017

Chip and I fell in love with this house immediately and knew we wanted to renovate and flip this home. The character it had made it well worth the overhaul. The only trick to this one was that we didn’t have a client for it. We kind of happened upon it and we both loved it so much that we knew we wanted to put our stamp on it.

The house already had a cottage feel to it, so our goal was to update it by adding modern touches without removing that cottage vibe we loved so much.

Objective: Preserve character of the space while updating it into a useful living space.

Objective: Open up the room to the rest of the home.

Objective: Add modern details that make this space cozy but light.

Objective: Turn this into a useful, creative space rather than storage.

Honestly it was hard to let this house go! The house sold within 3 days after we were finished with it. Congratulations to the new family. We hope they make memories here for years to come! 


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  • Patty Heatley
    12:07 am, April 24, 2017
    I LOVE the kitchen and dining room! Love the shiplap on the ceiling & the brick pavers.
    What wall & trim colors did you use?
  • William Newsome
    9:50 am, April 22, 2017
    I have a personal question
  • Kay Julian
    2:55 pm, April 21, 2017
    Looking forward to many seasons to come, We watch your episodes over and over again. We love seeing your sweet children and appreciate how you expose them to so many learning experiences/life experiences. Lucky kids! Best Wishes always. Wish we could move to Waco and one of your houses.
  • Margaret Johanson
    7:39 pm, April 19, 2017
    I just absolutely love the giraffe house! Is there anywhere a place to get a copy of the floor plan? Keep up the excellent work!
  • Jan Smale
    6:21 pm, April 18, 2017
    Would love to know what colors you used in this house - namely the trim color! This house is just lovely and am sorry Waco isn't closer to Southern New Jersey!! Thank you for your inspiration.
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