HGTV's 'Fixer to Fabulous': Dave and Jenny Marrs have brilliant ideas to give your house that Palm Spring vibe
For a modern look, paint the outside walls of your house in white and give the roof a fresh coat of dark gray paint
If you are looking for some quick and fabulous ways to spice up your home and don’t want to burn a huge hole in your pocket, then HGTV’s ‘Fixer to Fabulous’ is the show for you. Fan-favorite Dave and Jenny Marrs have some fabulous renovation ideas up their sleeves as they come back with an all new episode.
In ‘Fixer to Fabulous’, Dave and Jenny focus on restoring historic homes in their neighborhood of Bentonville, Arkansas. From dilapidated front porches to squirrel invaded attics, there’s nothing this husband and wife team can’t make fabulous. On the December 16 episode, a husband and wife live in the house her grandfather built, but it's too old-fashioned for the taste of the restaurant owners and their two active boys. When they call on Dave and Jenny to update their outdated ranch, the results are inspiring, modern and perfect for entertaining guests. Here are a few takeaways.
For a modern look, paint the outside walls of your house in white and give the roof a fresh coat of dark gray paint. The contrast of gray and white make the house look edgy and very modern. Complete the look with a wooden fence and leave the natural color of the wood unhindered. You can also create a little place for you and your dear one within the enclosed courtyard area to sit and relax on the outside with a glass of wine when the children go to sleep. Painting the main door black can make a great statement if you are up for it. The duo maintained the black, white and brass theme all throughout the house to give it a Palm Spring effect.
White interiors, walls, countertops set against black cabinets, open shelves and hardwood floors and cedar wood detailing through window panes and fixtures give the house a bold and modern look. For the living space, the duo decided to paint a brick wall entirely black and have floor to ceiling wooden wall in medium dark brown. What we realized later is that the wooden wall acted as a partition and has a secret door that leads to a secret space in the living room that only the owner will know about. If you like the idea of having a secret man cave or woman cave inside your house, Dave will show you how to do it.
What is better than a kitchen? An open kitchen. Jenny decided to break down the original layout of the kitchen and give it some character. Once the wall was removed, the kitchen looked well lit. She gave the kitchen open shelves in tempered glass and black frames. The kitchen island with white marble countertop and cedar wood cabinet doubled as a dining table with chairs on the other side. Attention to little details is what makes the house flippers so iconic. They decided to put a golden metal footrest on the other side of the island where the chairs were. An absolutely fuss-free way to spice up your kitchen is to put gold detailing instead of ordinary handles.
The duo loves preserving old memories. You can take old pictures of your family members and put them in designer frames and put it all around the house. The duo also created a creativity room for the home-owners because they loved music. The designers also installed some music instruments in one corner, making it a perfect nook for the couple as well as the children. They painted the walls a beautiful moss green and put crisscross light fixtures in the ceiling too.
Watch ‘Fixer to Fabulous’ every Tuesday at 9 pm ET/PT on HGTV.