'Fixer to Fabulous' Season 2: Secret bookcase doorway to new tin roof, Dave and Jenny go on a renovation spree
The house they are flipping was really ancient as it was built in 1902 and was spread over 1,630 square feet. The house had 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
Dave and Jenny Marrs from HGTV’s 'Fixer to Fabulous' are fixing Elly and Phillip Elliott’s historic house that they bought for $205,000 and they were willing to spend an amount of $155,000 on the renovation. Elly bought the house without Phillip knowing about it and he ended up hating it. So it was extra pressure on the renovation couple to have Phillip fall in love with the house by the end of the flip.
The house they are flipping was really ancient as it was built in 1902 and was spread over 1,630 square feet. The house had 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There was a lot in the house that had to be replaced like the leaking roof and rotten porch and other things that had to be remade and adjusted according to the couple’s wish, including shifting the kitchen to the guest room and creating a laundry space as doing laundry in the basement is not idle.
Jenny and Dave Marrs like to get really personal with the family they are renovating for and this episode was no different. Dave was able to preserve some wood while reconstructing the kitchen and decided to make wooden toys out of it just like he did for his own kid. Jenny found out the tin roof in the kitchen that Elly fell in love with was not really tin, so for their new kitchen, she decided to buy a new tin roof.
These personal touches made the home-owners feel really special and excited to start their new life. The completely renovated home had a black roof and dark brown cardboard, the same color combination was repeated on the backyard porch. Inside the house, the false arch was removed from the living space making the space look bigger and more lit.
The reconstructed kitchen had white cabinets and black countertops. The tin roof was painted white as well. The bathtub was removed from the washroom as the couple wished and the extra space was used for a walk-in closet. The washroom had new neutral-toned tiles in a geometric shape.
The laundry situation in the basement along with the dog spaces was brought up where the kitchen used to be. Dave decided to give them a secret door that will lead to the laundry room as well as a mancave for Phillip. He also made spaces for the dog and a slide in the rack where Phillip could store all his fishing rods.
The house turned out beautifully and the two happy couples shared a scrumptious looking apple pie to celebrate the occasion.
Watch ‘Fixer to Fabulous’ every Tuesday at 9 pm ET/PT on HGTV.