Chip and Joanna Gaines' Fixer Upper: A REALTOR®'s Love Affair with Creative Design

Dated: March 4 2024

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Chip and Joanna Gaines' Fixer Upper: A Realtor's Love Affair with Creative Design

For many of us, Chip and Joanna Gaines' Fixer Upper show isn't just a TV series—it's a lifestyle. The dynamic duo's ability to transform even the most lackluster properties into dream homes is not only inspiring but also incredibly influential. As a realtor, I've found myself, along with my wonderful wife, infusing elements from the show into our own home and the homes of our clients. Here are a few of the Fixer Upper rules we've adopted and why they're so impactful.

 Shiplap

There's something about shiplap that adds a touch of rustic charm to any space. Joanna has a knack for incorporating this timeless material into her designs, and we've followed suit. We've used shiplap in our bathroom, and it's become a focal point that never fails to impress.

Less is More

In a world of clutter and excess, Chip and Joanna remind us that simplicity can be incredibly beautiful. We've adopted this mantra in our own home and in the homes we sell. Decluttering and creating open, airy spaces can make a huge difference in how a home feels.

Neutral Paint

Neutral colors are a staple in Fixer Upper designs, and for good reason. They create a calming, cohesive look that appeals to a wide range of buyers. We've used neutral paint colors in many of our listings, and they've always been well-received.

 Focus on the Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and Chip and Joanna know how to make it shine. We've taken their lead by prioritizing kitchen updates in our listings. From fresh paint to new countertops, these updates can make a big impact.

Go Green

Adding plants to a space can bring it to life, and Chip and Joanna are big fans of greenery. We've incorporated plants into our own home and encourage our clients to do the same. They add color, texture, and a sense of tranquility.

 Make it Personal

Chip and Joanna are known for creating spaces that feel personal and inviting. Whether it's family photos or unique artwork, these touches can make a house feel like a home and help new homeowners transition into their new space.

Open Shelving

Open shelving is a signature Fixer Upper design element, and it's one we love. It's a great way to display dishes, glassware, and other items, and it can make a kitchen feel more open and airy.

Chip and Joanna Gaines' Fixer Upper has had a profound influence on our approach to design and real estate. Their emphasis on simplicity, personalization, and timeless design has helped us create spaces that our clients love. We're grateful for the inspiration they provide and look forward to continuing to incorporate their ideas into our work.

 

 

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Zac Kohli

My name is Zac Kohli, and I just completed my real estate licensing through Hondros College in Toledo. I spent 3 years studying at the University of Findlay before working for two Fortune 500 companie....

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