Fixer Upper: Behind the Design Recap: Episode 15 – The Brooks House


The Brooks house was a pretty memorable project for Chip and Joanna and last night we got a look at the design process on Fixer Upper: Behind the Design season 1. TJ, a wounded warrior, and his girlfriend, Stephanie, bought an apartment which was inside an old barn. The apartment itself was kind of small, so they had to build an addition onto it. TJ and Stephanie really wanted a modern farmhouse look and Jo was really able to pull this off.

One of the rooms that we didn’t get to see in the original episode was the guest bathroom, which we got a look at in last night’s episode. They had a pretty tight budget, but they were really able to make this house TJ and Stephanie’s dream home with the help of the community and all their donations.

One of the biggest decisions was how big of a side porch to screen in and one of the things they really wanted for this house was an outdoor dining space because there isn’t a dining room inside the house. They didn’t want to do the entire side of the house because then the porch would be bigger than the house. They decide to do a screened in dining area with a big deck behind it that has French doors that lead to the mudroom and another set that leads into the master bedroom.

Joanna met with a local painter who is going to make a flag painting with the words of the Star Spangled Banner written into it. She also has Jimmy-Don make some metal letters for a quote that went up into the shower. The quote is a favorite of Stephanie and TJ’s and it says, “I will love you every step of the way.”

Some of the things that went into this house that TJ and Stephanie really wanted were concrete counter tops, these burnt orange tiles in the guest bathroom, the modern and farmhouse styles really came together very well in this project. Here are some of the design elements highlighted in this episode of Fixer Upper: Behind the Design!

Gallery: Highlights from Fixer Upper: Behind the Design

We even got to relive the proposal after the house was revealed to them. What did you think of this episode of Fixer Upper: Behind the Design? Let me know in the comments below, on Facebook or on Twitter!


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