If you've always dreamt of owning a home designed by Chip and Joanna Gaines ofFixer Upper, this is your lucky day. One of the HGTV power couple's designs featured in episode three of season four just hit the market.
Avid watchers will probably remember homeowners, Matt and Melissa Yeilding, who were hunting in their dream Woodway, Texas neighborhood for a home with an open living space. Despite not having a large area for entertaining, the couple eventually decided on a 1950s ranch (not-so-lovingly called "The Plain Gray Ranch), with three bedrooms and two baths for $135,000. "Finding a home in this neighborhood with a true open concept is so rare," Jake Russell, the representative for the property told .com.
So, they left their remaining $60,000 — and their entertaining dreams — in the hands of Chip and Joanna.
The first step: Knocking down the wall located smack dab between the living room and the kitchen. Immediately, this opened up the space. Joanna also integrated a bench seat into the island, which helps save space and creates a seamless flow between the two designated areas.
To make the size of the dual-purpose room feel even bigger, two sets of French doors were added around the fireplace, which shows off the Yeilding's sprawling back yard and brings in tons of natural light — take a look:
When it came to the bedrooms, the Gaines did mostly cosmetic updates, with the exception of a few new windows. However, the master bathroom was the biggest challenge they faced. In order to expand the tiny bathroom, Chip had to take over the space previously used as a service closet and move the water heater and HVAC unit. But the twin vanity they were able to add afterwards was so worth it.
The Yeildings are now selling their home, despite it perfectly fitting their lifestyle needs. "What we'll miss the most is how well we can host friends and family in this house, because the open concept living area and large kitchen have made it a joy to entertain people in our home," Matt and Melissa say.
The good news: If you're constantly inviting people over and interested in living in the Waco area, this home could be yours for . But consider yourself warned: Living in a Chip and Joanna creation comes with some unique experiences. "Waving at all the Fixer Upper fans has become part of living our day-to-day life," the couple reveal. Hey, that's a small price to pay, if you ask us.