In this post, we’ll take a look at 4 of the most mindblowing home makeovers on Love It Or List It.
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4 of The Most Mindblowing Home Makeovers on Love it Or List It
Love It Or List It is a Canadian home design TV show. In each episode interior designer Hilary Farr and real estate agent David Visentin get a budget for renovations on the featured homeowner’s current house and show them new houses in their budget. In the end, they present the homeowner with their renovated home after they’ve seen other homes in their price range in their preferred neighbourhood. The homeowner then has to decide if they “love” their home again or if they are ready to “list it.”
1. Dark Dreary Wooden Kitchen & Dining Area
In this house, along with many older houses, the dark wood finishes such as the trim, doors, floors, cabinets, and more made the room feel small, outdated, dark, and uninviting. The space was not only outdated but also not very functional. When you think of hosting friends and family and sharing a meal you think of warm, inviting, open spaces that have room for people to mingle, find a seat, and enjoy.
By creating this open concept kitchen and adding a nice backsplash and brighter lighting, this space went from being dark and dreary to open and inviting. By reconfiguring the dining room into a kitchen the designer opened up the space, making it more functional. To keep with the more traditional elements of the house she added crown molding to the cabinets.
After getting rid of the outdated tile and sink, along with the multiple pastel colours, the designer went with a pale blue to freshen up the walls. She also increased the functionality of the space by adding a double sink, two mirrors, and large cabinets for adequate storage.
3. Outdated Kitchen Space
For this outdated kitchen, the homeowners wanted a design and style update along with a refreshed layout for their young family. The old cabinets, tile, and lack of counter space made this kitchen less functional than it could be.
Like many other love it or list it renovations, the designer opened and brightened this kitchen. The new kitchen features an open floor plan with sleek, updated cabinets and some open shelving to add a contemporary style to the kitchen. The added windows also brighten up the space. The new space is now functional and stylish.
4. Dark Dreadful Dining
In this unbelievably dark kitchen and dining area, the bench seating was not functional. As well, the large brick fireplace made the space challenging to work with. The dim lighting made it feel uncomfortable and uninviting.
This doesn’t even look like the same space. After the love it or list it makeover, the designer was able to keep the fireplace by moving the kitchen cabinets. Using light colours brightened up the room and even made room for an island. The function and style of the makeover is unbelievable!
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