As Seen On Property Brothers: Bachelor Pad Gets a Spacious Look with Woven Wood Shades

Abigail Sawyer | 21 Sep 2017 | Living Room

Whether you're renovating to increase your resale value, or just make your place look more beautiful, you can get oodles of inspiration from this Property Brothers makeover.

On this episode of Property Brothers: Buying and Selling, The Scott Brothers helped Alex and Sam upgrade a too-small bachelor pad with a new spacious look and some gorgeous Woven Wood Shades.

Property Brothers take Bachelor Pad from Cramped to Spacious

Alex lived in a small one-story home in Franklin, TN, but when Sam moved in and the couple adopted two rescue dogs, the bachelor pad felt way too small. Jonathan and Drew walked through the home and found some major buyer turnoffs like an awkward wall splitting the kitchen and living room, wood floors with pet damage, and the absence of any dining space.

Thanks to a generous gift from Alex's grandma, the couple was able to make $14,000 in improvements which ended up increasing the selling price by $80,000.

Basic Exterior Gets Serious Curb Appeal Upgrade

The unappealing exterior got an inexpensive but impactful overhaul with a stone path, fresh coat of paint and polished landscaping.

Nashville ranch home exterior after makeover

Concrete front porch with blue front door and black Windsor bench

Living Room goes from Awkward to Entertaining Central

The biggest improvements happened in the living room and kitchen. Jonathan knocked down a boxy wall that divided the two spaces and turned it into one large room. He then vaulted the ceiling by removing unused attic space.

Open floor plan living room with couch and chairs open into kitchen

The living room window coverings work to draw the eye upward and further highlight the new vaulted ceiling. The windows got a finished look with Deluxe Woven Wood Shades in Verona Sandbar.

Living room with couch in front of triple window covered with curtains and lightweight sheer woven wood shades

These shades were ordered without a liner to make the most of natural light, even when they are lowered.

Living room detail shot with industrial wood and metal end table and window with grey curtains and woven grass window shades

Drapes in grey to match the wall color add to the cozy feel and create a nice backdrop behind the couch.

Moody eclectic living room with dark grey walls, grey curtains and light woven wood shades on windows

A neutral rug helps visually divide the living room from the kitchen while still allowing the open space to have an effortless flow.

Living room with open floor plan open into L shaped kitchen with island

Stylish Kitchen Makes Efficient Use of Small Space

The previously cramped kitchen got a wide-open layout by knocking out an awkward laundry room and relocating the washer and dryer inside oversized cabinets in the kitchen.

detail shot of property brothers' kitchen with dark wood floors and woven wood shades on windows on either side of stove

The new U-shaped kitchen gets twice the counter space with a large island. It also adds an eating space that the room previously lacked.

Kitchen makeover with cabinets to the ceiling and woven shade window treatments

This fresh, bright kitchen gets the perfect injection of delicate texture with Deluxe Woven Wood Shades in Verona Sandbar. The woven grass material brings out the natural wood texture in accessories throughout the space.

Kitchen with grey cabinets surrounding window with woven wood shades

In a small home, efficient storage is key. Ill-fitting DIY cabinets got replaced with custom made beauties that go all the way to the ceiling and fit perfectly around appliances.

kitchen remodel with island, bar seating, stainless steel appliances and woven shades on windows.

Clean subway tile and white quartz countertops provide a simple backdrop that allows the fun wood roman shades to be the star of the show.

White kitchen with quartz countertops, white subway tile and window with woven bamboo shade

Alex and Sam were able to sell the bachelor pad for $80,000 over their pre-renovation value and then able to buy a larger home with room for their family to grow.

Want to See More?

To watch the full episode, search Property Brothers: Buying and Selling – Episode 704 Making the Most of Nana's Gift, or see more on Facebook.

Get the look with Deluxe Woven Wood Shades in Verona Sandbar from

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    Abigail Sawyer is the Manager of Social Media Marketing for She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw