‘Fixer to Fabulous’ Season 2: Jenny and Dave renovate historic house into chic modern home with magic skills
Elly brought the property before she got a chance to talk to her husband and Phillip is not happy about it
HGTV’s resourceful and creative couple, Dave and Jenny Marrs, are back with a new episode of ‘Fixer to Fabulous’ Season 2 and they are excited to renovate the “historic house” of Elly and Phillip Elliott. Elly brought the property before she got a chance to talk to her husband and Phillip is not happy about it. He detests the house, hoping that the renovation would change how he feels about it.
The couple has a kid together and the location is perfect for them because it's very close to the school where Elly teaches. The house is also close to a lake and Phillip seemed excited to go fishing. But before the couple could start imagining living there, there was a lot they wanted to improve on.
The roof needed to change as there was a leak. The cardboard outside the house needed to be replaced. The house would get a makeover with new landscape and fresh paint. They decided on keeping the original front door as it was vintage and looked beautiful and inside the house, they wanted the hardwood floor to be preserved as well. The hardwood floor was slightly damaged but could be restored.
Phillip demanded he wanted to see the whole house from his living room. So the pre-existing arch of the house had to be removed to open up the living room further. It turned out to be a good idea because the wooden arch closed up the space and made it dim. The nursery and the bedroom were adjacent to each other and there was an extra door inside for easy access. They wanted the extra door to be removed for privacy.
The bathroom was huge, with a walk-in shower and a bathtub. Elly wanted the bathtub removed and some closet space. Elly also gave Jenny the amazing idea of relocating the kitchen to the guest room after learning it almost costs the same amount to relocate the kitchen as renovating it. The laundry room that was originally in the basement was moved up to where the kitchen was with additional dog space.
Watch ‘Fixer to Fabulous’ every Tuesday, October 27, at 9 pm ET/PT on HGTV.