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'Celebrity IOU': Fans think Michael Buble's house was 'ruined' after renovation, call design ideas impractical

Buble joined forces with the 'Property Brothers' to give his father's caretaker a new home
Drew Scott, Michael Buble, Jonathan Scott (Press kit)
Drew Scott, Michael Buble, Jonathan Scott (Press kit)

Grammy Award-winning Michael Buble joined forces with design experts Jonathan and Drew Scott to re-do his grandfather's apartment so that his dying wish can be fulfilled. He wanted Minette, his caretaker, to have a forever home and feel like she is a part of the family. Michael has been very attached to his grandfather and it was important to him that his last dream was realized.  

When the trio — Michael, Drew and Jonathan — entered the room, it was a neatly done, elegant and opulent space that was representative of how a typical Italian home would look like. It featured a tidy white sofa and a fireplace. Interestingly, it's still squeaky clean because the children were hardly ever allowed to touch anything that was in the living area.

"This house is like a walk back in time, straight to Italy," Jonathan said, while Drew shared: "There was Michael's grandma. I mean, she loved a lot of white and she loved that opulence and she loved that regal feel, that regal Italian feel."

Upon discussing with Michael, the hosts and experts learned about Minette's taste and how she'd like an open floor plan, which would add air and light to the house. On the reveal day, the property which was previously divided into rooms by a lot of walls was now like an open book — spacious and well-lit. 

However, fans thought going with white interiors wasn't a "practical" idea and added that they liked the house before it was renovated.

"White carpet on the staircase, white carpet throughout... obviously no children will be visiting or living there! Beautiful, but not sure how practical," a viewer shared. Another wrote: "All 4 of these IOU shows so far look the same-white walls, black windows, gray furniture, few wood accents. Same open plan, looks sterile to me. Only exception was Viola Davis' friend's zen room, which seemed to make no sense on any level. Not a fan so far, seems like a rut, IMHO."

"It was beautiful before. They ruined it," a user commented. "I think it looked better before, it’s too modern looking now. It was prettier and more classical before," another expressed.

"Too white, not practical for households with kids and pets," a fan shared.

Catch all the new episodes of 'Celebrity IOU' on HGTV every Monday.