'Love It or List It': Hilary Farr's renovation skills brought magic to Bill and Wendy's 20-year-old sweet abode
The recent episode of 'Love It or List It' featured couple Bill and Wendy. They'd been living in their existing house for over 20 years. The property stood on a quarter acre of land and worked for them just fine when they didn't have kids. Though the couple felt that they needed to move into a bigger space after their two children were born, somehow that couldn't happen back then.
With the children all grown up, Wendy is now adamant that they needed to start looking for a bigger house while Will believes that even though their existing house was smaller and old, it has good bones and they can make it work with a couple of tweaks. In order to find themselves a new space as well as get their current abode renovated, the couple enlisted the help of 'LOLI' hosts, realtor David Visentin and designer Hilary Farr. As seen in all episodes this season, Hilary's renovations managed to convince even the toughest homeowners, hellbent on moving out, to stick with their newly renovated space. This week too, she successfully convinced Wendy who initially seemed to be like there was nothing that could convince her to stay in her current house.
Wendy justified her need for a new space for herself and her family at the beginning of the episode. She drew attention to her kitchen that wasn't big enough. There were two bathrooms in the house, one was too small and the other one had a leak which meant it wasn't functional at all. With the laundry room as narrow as the narrowest alley one could ever imagine, Wendy stressed the fact that folding clothes in that room was an impossible task. She told Bill that she surely wanted to move out and there was no argument that could convince her otherwise.
After the renovations, the couple walked into their home and were elated to see how beautiful it looked. Hilary had managed to give it an "unbelievable transformation". Each room the couple walked in made them believe was the best one they have seen yet. The initial budget they had spared for this renovation was $125,000 and they had to spare an additional $25,000 later on. However, Hilary put each dollar to good use and in the end, the couple decided to choose their existing house leaving behind all thoughts of moving into a new space.
'Love It or List It' airs Mondays at 9 pm ET on HGTV.