If you’ve been interested in home construction, remodeling, decor, or anything related for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard of Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines. They are well known for their classic farmhouse style. They change old and run-down homes into glorious estates. If you’re looking to build a home or renovate, there are a few things to learn from Fixer Upper.

Benefits of an Open Kitchen

If there’s one thing to learn from watching Fixer Upper, it’s how Joanna loves to knock down the wall between a kitchen and living room. Open floor plans are very popular today, and it’s easy to see why. Having an open floor plan can make your house feel much bigger. If you’re going through the building process, consider choosing an open floor plan option.

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Northwood at Belmont by Drees Homes

Exterior Changes Make a Big Difference

Usually the homes on the show are very outdated. Minor changes are made that make a surprising big difference. A paint color, exterior material choices like brick or stone, and special features like a front porch can change the look of your home completely. Check out all of your options when building, and choose one that will be timeless. These characteristics will boost your curb appeal and resale value.

Master Bathroom Retreat

Master bathrooms can be a game-changer in your home. We’ve all had that one bathroom that’s just too small at one time or another. There’s no room for toiletries, the shower is too small. There are lots of issues you can have with a master bathroom. Talk with your designer at their showroom and walk through options that will make your bathroom feel bigger, and that suit your family best. You may opt for a walk-in shower to save on room, or could choose a standalone tub.

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Northwood at Belmont by Drees Homes

Add Personal Touches

Joanna Gaines always adds a personal touch when finishing a home. Think about your family’s specific needs when building. Do you want a big patio because you love entertaining guests? Maybe a big bonus room is an important room if you have young kids. A chef’s kitchen might be important to the cook in your family. Think about special features you want to use, and talk about them at the design center. It’s better to include them now, instead of stressing about adding to your home later!

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Northwood at Belmont by Drees Homes

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