'Love It or List It': Nature wins as couple picks cozy new home in the wild over their renovated house
Couple Melissa and John decided to list their now-renovated house, and love the new one, which is nestled in a scenic area but requires a lot of DIY work.
If you've lived in a space for a while, you wouldn't want to easily move unless of course it's haunted. But change is always good - it's like a fresh start, a renewed chance at life.
Guess 'Love It or List It' couple - John and Melissa - were going for that vibe when they met the straight-shooting host Hilary Far, with whom they shared their concerns over that the energy is off around their house and they'd like to bring it alive.
Farr knew what she had to do and got down to working with her contractor to help set up their dream home. She had it all figured out and went to town with her renovation plans. The couple specifically wanted something exciting for their kids - a space where they could hang out. And, Farr delivered on that.
In the final reveal video, Farr was thrilled to present the finished work and had left the couple pleasantly surprised. The kitchen looked nothing like it did before Farr did her magic on it. It's more spaced out, well-balanced and lit and all very classy and modern. They couldn't believe it was a space they were using before because it looked nothing like it. They had a whole new view around them.
.@Hilary_Farr transforms this plain space into a show-stopper...but will it be enough? #LoveItOrListIt Tonight 9|8c! @davidvisentin1— HGTV (@hgtv) December 2, 2019
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Next up, was the secret door that could be used as either a book or a decor shelf. Either way, it was multi-functional and added a cozy charm to the room. And then, the little study space where the kids could hang out and engage in indoor activities (board games, lego, painting and such), was the icing on the cake. And from their looks, one could see that they were sold on all of the rejigs.
So, what changed their minds?
As we know the couple picked a new house over their renovated because nature trumps all. When David Visentin showed them properties across the neighborhood and beyond, they were pretty hooked on the one that had a trailer and was surrounded by greenery.
Even though John had his reservations about the house being a 30-minute drive away from where their friends live, Visentin was able to convince that their friends are going to visit them instead because the area is so scenic. Finally, they decided to list their now-renovated house, and love the new one, which is nestled in a scenic area but requires a lot of DIY work.
The move wasn't a wise one given what they were getting a lot more for the money they were paying for the renovated house than what they shelled for the new place. Tough luck! But we hope they find what they are looking for in their new space.