'Property Brothers: Forever Home': Scotts help Mike and Ashley add personal touch to house where they first met
The couple moved back to Las Vegas to start a family in what used to be Ashley's childhood home. They wanted the house to match their style and comfort
Mike and Ashley lived in San Francisco for seven years in a very small 700 sq ft home. They were looking at starting a family and when Ashley's family told them about their home in Las Vegas going on the market, the couple looked at this as an opportunity to get back to their home state and build their family in the home and neighborhood they grew up in.
This house was where they first met during their sophomore year in college. Mike lived right next door and they had a lot of memories at the house and in the neighborhood. This was also the house where they met for the first time — Mike picked Ashley up for their first date at the house, and this was also the place where he met her parents for the first time.
So it was a no-brainer that they wanted to start their family in this very place. However, it still felt like it was Ashley's childhood home and, to add their personal touch to this space, they enlisted the help of Jonathan and Andrew "Drew" Scott.
Their preferred style was modern, clean and simple. Both of them wanted neutral colors and an open concept across the house. Ashley's family moved into another home in the neighborhood and she wanted to draw inspiration from the way her parents' new home was styled. After touring the same, Mike and Ashley came up with a list of must-haves in their home.
They wanted a fireplace feature wall, a wet bar, wide plank hardwood flooring across the house, a round dining table to suit their love for gaming and cozy and kid-friendly furniture. They also wanted their bedroom to serve as a comfortable retreat to balance their life after having kids. Ashley pictured the space to have a comfortable bed with throw pillows and Mike was alright with it as long as he got a steam shower in the bathroom.
Coming to that area, Ashley wanted a vanity in there and a freestanding bathtub. She loved baths but had to make do with showers while in San Francisco and didn't want to compromise any further.
The Scott Brothers had Plan A and B ready for the couple. The first one ticked all the boxes, but the upgraded bedroom and shower. Plan B cost a little more and didn't include the wet bar that was part of Plan A, but this meant that Mike and Ashley would get the bedroom of their dreams.
The couple collectively decided that they deserve a comfortable bedroom and went with the latter that would take seven weeks to execute and cost $155,000, a price that was in the top range of their budget.
The renovation left Mike and Ashley gawking. The big open space was giving off a soccer field vibe, a joy for Mike who grew up playing the sport. The Scott Brothers delivered everything that they promised as well as a surprise nursery for the couple's soon-to-arrive son. You can watch the rerun of this episode at 12 am on November 26.
'Property Brothers: Forever Home' airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm ET on HGTV.