Backwards books are trending again – here's what to do instead

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 “We’ve always wanted a nice entertaining area and we’ve had some great dinner parties and get-togethers here,” says Suzi.

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But despite it being a smaller size, it feels spacious. “I wanted to give this guest room a relaxed, boho feel, and to incorporate this bed that we had made several years ago. Laura helped us create the perfect look,” says Suzi.

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Image: Illuminate Z1 Pendant Light: LuMu Interiors / Elana Clark Photography

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“Laura immediately understood my style and the fact that the design would have to be kid-friendly,” Suzi adds. “I love texture, natural materials and neutral colours, and wanted a relaxed home with elements of boho and Scandi.

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Image: Day Dream Digital Hide rug: Amigos De Hoy; Pink Peacock Wall-Hanging: The Family Love Tree; bedlinen: Adairs Kids  / Elana Clark Photography

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No episode of Fixer Upper is complete without an epic kitchen renovation. Here are some of their best to inspire your own designs.

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Newlyweds and coffeeshop owners Blake and Kimberly were delighted to find a home with a short commute to work. The exisiting kitchen, however, needed a little more pep in its step.

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Chip and Joanna cut a wide archway to open up the kitchen and dining room, letting light flow throughout the space. They also created industrial-style open shelves made from plumbing pipes and reclaimed wood, and a custom kitchen island.

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We love an all-white kitchen, but this family of four’s space lacked personality, leaving it feeling cold.

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New appliances, industrial pendants and updated cabinets give a distinctive look to this space. A brand-new island and bar top, plus a stunning marble tile back splash, add a hint of colour.

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Homeowners Norris and Denitia Blount may have had very different styles in mind for their fixer upper, but they both did agreed on one thing: This kitchen had to go.

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A fresh coat of paint throughout the space, white subway tile backsplash and updated fixtures brighten up the formerly dreary kitchen.

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Jonathan and Amy Gulley were thrilled to see their newly updated Woodway, Texas, home. The old kitchen was cramped and dated, leaving barely enough room to cook. 

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Walls were removed to open up the kitchen, effectively tripling its size. New recessed lighting and pendants were added as well as new cabinets and wood flooring.

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With a second baby on the way, this couple needed a kitchen to match their growing family.

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Widening the entryway and taking the cabinets up to the ceiling worked wonders for this kitchen, making it feel much larger. A wood-covered hood and black subway tile gave it a different and charming spin.

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Though Allen and Gail Holt’s eight children have mostly fled the nest, these two still wanted a home that could accommodate the whole family.

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Outdated wood cabinets and laminate countertops were removed to make way for this more open, practical kitchen design. There is lots of built-in storage.

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A laundry room in the kitchen? This one definitely needed a gut.

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Chip and Joanna got rid of the washer/dryer combo to make way for more counter space and new appliances. Light grey walls and a subway tile back splash replace what was once peeling floral wallpaper and pink walls.

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Tired of city life, Paul and Deanne king wanted to turn this old ranch home into a country getaway.

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Joanna and Chip completely transformed the dated, dark space. The gorgeous new kitchen features brick walls throughout, black granite counter tops, industrial pendants and a custom-built island.

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Jeff and Michelle Sanders made the decision to leave the home they raised their children in to be closer to friends and family. Chip and Jo convinced the couple they could infuse French country-style into the Texas home. 

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Chip and Joanna reconfigured the kitchen’s layout, removing a formal dining room in the process, to take advantage of a large picture window and create space for a long kitchen island. The old tile floors were replaced with wood and the cabinetry was also updated. The new light fixtures also give the space the French flair the couple were looking for.

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Jill and Josh Barrett were on the search for a unique home, and found it in this 1959 modern home. With its box-like enclosure and awkward placement, the kitchen was a visual intrusion within the larger living space.

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Knocking down walls made room to give the kitchen the sleek, open layout it deserved. The new flow of natural light throughout the space allowed Joanna to make a bold choice of black cabinetry with brass hardware. A marble back splash, counter tops and and a waterfall edge island keep things nice and bright.

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Teresa and Steve Fuchs spent years living on an island in the Pacific, and wanted a home that matched the beach vibe they were used to. The original kitchen had a tight layout that didn’t fit the rest of the home’s open design. 

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A striking transformation. Joanna recommending taking the kitchen to the next level, literally: The kitchen was moved to the upper floor, giving it an open, central location in the home. Wood-wrapped support beams provide a welcome contrast with the kitchen’s white cabinets and light granite counter tops.

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