HGTV Home To Win Season 2 Stars and Adding Architectural Interest To Plain Rooms

Recently I was invited by HGTV Canada as a blogger to be part of a phone conference roundtable interview with host Sangita Patel and Canadian builder/design stars Scott McGillivray, Bryan Baeumler and Sarah Baeumler. This was an opportunity for another blogger and myself to pose questions to the panel of experts who are 3 of the 30 HGTV stars that will work in teams on rooms in the second season of Home To Win. 

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The topic was that while moving into a new home can bring a family closer together it can also bring on many challenges. Fixer-uppers and small spaces are becoming the only affordable option in today's restrictive housing market resulting in families working together to make renovations on a budget and maximize space. One of the questions I asked was "Often fixer uppers and small homes lack character. What are some ways to add architectural details and character to otherwise plain rooms?" Both Scott McGillivray and Bryan Baeumler answered my question. Some of their suggestions were barnboard, texture, wallpaper, ceiling details, colour, mouldings, feature walls, paint, panelling and trim work. I have included some examples below that I find particulary inspiring and that could be done by most DIY'ers fairly affordably. 


barnwood wainscoating | Barn Siding & Paneling | Arc Wood & Timbers- Isaiah would love this in his room!:

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Panelling (or Shiplap, Board and Batten etc.)

I didn't even know about shiplap until I began watching Fixer Upper. Joanna Gaines has shared her love with me. Look at this deliciousness in all its glory. So gorgeous!!:
Image: Pinterest

 Mouldings and Trim Work

Muskoka Living, clean and fresh. Reminds me a little of my uncle-in-law's guest bedroom.:
Image: muskokalivinginteriors.com

Recessed Panel Wainscoting with Chair Rail:

Image: sdstair via Pinterest


beautiful laundry room | Ryland Witt Interior Design:

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Paint Colours

Accent wall at end of hall, link to light at Lowes:

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Feature Walls

Wood pallet wall in living room:

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Ceiling Details

Hall with Shiplap walls and reclaimed shiplap wood ceiling.:
Image: via Pinterest

Sarah Baumler mentioned the importance of a layout and design plan. By having a layout and design plan it would be easier to avoid costly mistakes, budget for your projects, and have a better design flow throughout the home. With 30 HGTV Canada stars participating in Home To Win Season 2, I'm looking forward to getting lots of ideas and inspiration. 

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Season 2 of Home To Win starts Sunday April 30th at 10:00 pm ET/PT on HGTV Canada. 

"Hosted by Entertainment Tonight Canada’s Sangita Patel, the series’ returning stars include Mike Holmes, Bryan Baeumler, Scott McGillivray, and Sarah Richardson among others. A few of the additional stars joining the series this season include household names: Jonathan and Drew Scott, Dave and Kortney Wilson, and Jillian Harris and Todd Talbot. In each episode of Home to Win, two celebrity builders pair with two fan-favourite designers to complete two rooms within the waterfront property. Week-to-week newly renovated rooms are revealed and the dramatic season finale sees three Canadians compete to win the completed home in a series of challenges leaving one lucky competitor with the keys to the spectacular waterfront home"

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1 comment:

  1. How cool that you got to participate in that! Nice to see you blogging again.


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