'Christina on the Coast' Season 2: Christina gives close friend Pando's house a modern and cutting-edge look

With a budget of $65,000 and contingency money, Pando and Michelle reveal they want a kitchen that is bright and bold, modern and cutting edge.


                            'Christina on the Coast' Season 2: Christina gives close friend Pando's house a modern and cutting-edge look
Pando and Christina (HGTV)

'Christina on the Coast' returned on Thursday night for episode 2, and this week, she renovated the house of her long-time friend, Pando who also worked with her on 'Flip or Flop'. 

Four months pregnant during this episode, Christina helps out her friend of six years to renovate his kitchen and living room. Pando who recently got married has begun a new journey with his wife and her son as a blended family. 

Pando has two kids from his previous marriage, Gavin and Haley. His new spouse, Michelle, has a son named Lukas. While Michelle moved into Pando's home, he wants her to feel like the house is hers too, and not just his. Michelle, who is a volunteer at the Aquarium, also loves scuba diving and entering their house we could see the massive fish tanks she has at home.



 

With a budget of $65,000 and contingency money, Pando and Michelle reveal they want a kitchen that is bright and bold, modern and cutting edge. Pando at the same time finds it hard to focus on one style.

Christina reveals she will add a bigger island, big wall pantry, a kitchen and dining aquarium that will be attached on the wall. Mike Rose, the constructor in the series, reveals that Pando will already have to go ahead of his budget because to mount the aquarium on the wall, he will have to attach big heads and reposition it, which will cost another $5,000. 

Meanwhile, the couple decides to go with Christina's selection of a white quartz countertop, blue herring tiles and a unique kind of backsplash. Apart from renovating the kitchen, the couple also renovates their living room, and even though Pando built the fireplace, it was time to tear it down.



 

They rebuilt it to be more new and modern. They remove the arches and square it off. While the family suffered staying upstairs behind a plastic wall while the construction goes on, Christina and her husband Ant Anstead invite Pando and his family over for swimming and barbeque. On the other hand, they renovate the front room to be more functional because that's where the kids hang out. 

In the end, the result was impeccable, especially the wall-mounted fish tank that actually had fish in them, unlike the previous ones. Thought most of them were not that big, the impact it did create on the family was huge. The fireplace looked amazing. 

With Pando's original budget being around $65,000, they ended up spending around $80,000 on the renovations. But it was worth it, because by the end, Michelle felt at home as well.

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