'Making it Home with Kortney and Dave': Ted and Shannon's house gets makeover with mudroom and stylish kitchen
'Making it Home with Kortney and Dave' returned with its second episode on Monday, July 13. HGTV's fresh new series that premiered last week is about turning houses into homes with strategic financial planning. Last week, Kortney and Dave helped a couple renovate their '80s house and give it a modern update. This week, the renovation experts helped out Ted and Shannon who just wrapped up their life on the West Coast. They had been there for a long time and moved east with their two toddlers and were ready to move into their house. However, they'd purchased the house without seeing it in person. It wasn't perfect as it still was in a stage that whatever corner they chose to look at, it appeared like a project. To help transform their new house into a home, they called upon renovation experts and couple Kortney and Dave's help.
The house in question was purchased by the couple for $937,000, a very good bargain, according to Kortney and Dave who found out that the real estate pricing around the neighborhood was easily a million to $1.2M for a house. With a budget of $120,000 for the renovations and each other for help as well as the information they garnered after speaking with the homeowner couple as to what and how they'd like their house to look like post-renovation, Kortney and Dave set off to work.
The primary requirement for most families, as seen on other HGTV shows as well, is an open floor concept around the house and the renovation experts made sure that the requirement was met. Secondly, the couple had also requested for a mudroom, which is a casual, generally secondary entryway intended as an area to remove and store footwear, outerwear, and wet clothing before entering the main house. As well as providing storage space, a mudroom serves to increase the cleanliness of a house proper. Most of the houses in suburban America have it and this particular couple requested it because as parents to two boys, they knew they'd require it. Kortney and Dave not only fulfilled that requirement but also added a very special touch to it. They had a dog that they lost recently and Kortney got a customized wallpaper designed with their dog's mug on it and lined the closet in the mudroom with it.
Apart from that, the couple really loved the upgraded kitchen. The green island, tiles all over, black sinks, and everything else seemed to come together cohesively and they loved it. Kortney and Dave are also known to add surprising elements to the houses they work on, which would help bring smiles to the homeowners. For this particular couple, who enjoyed their skiing days thoroughly in the past on the West Coast, Kortney and Dave created a special corner in their living room and mounted their skis on it.
The couple was really happy with every upgrade around their new house while getting value for their money. The addition of elements from their West Coast life to this house was an added bonus.
'Masters of Home with Kortney and Dave' airs Monday nights at 9 pm only on HGTV.