Before and After: HGTV’s “No Demo Reno” Makes Newlyweds a Kitchen and Bath Fit for Two
When Bobby and Ann got married, they decided to call Ann’s house of 10+ years their home. While the space worked for Ann during her single years, the couple were looking to give the house some practical upgrades that made it better suited for two people. In the latest episode of HGTV’s “No Demo Reno,” the newlyweds called on Jenn Todryk to help them turn their house into a home where they could entertain their friends.
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With a budget of $85,000 and timeline of seven weeks, Jenn got to work with her team. The focus points of the renovation were the kitchen and the main bathroom, which were both in need of several updates.
The kitchen’s biggest issue was a lack of function. The room began as a yellow, slightly outdated cooking space with no table. Bobby and Ann were able to eat at the countertop, but it was hard to find seating for any additional dining guests. The room was crowded by a wine rack and fridge, and two bulky trash bins. Bobby also noted the lack of storage in the space, which kept them from properly storing their smaller appliances.
Jenn and her team began the renovation by removing “pretty much everything except for the walls.” They gutted the old counters and cabinets and replaced them with all new products. The countertops were a simple, clean white and the cabinets came in two colors. The top cabinets were white and the bottom cabinets were navy blue. Both sets of cabinets provided a wealth of additional storage. The team also painted over the yellow walls with a white-gray color. After asking the newlyweds about pattern preferences, Jenn opted for an intricate tile backsplash.
“I went calm on the countertop because I wanted to give you all something fun, funky, and geometric on the backsplash,” she shared during the reveal.
Jenn installed a polished nickel light fixture to give the room some additional brightness (while still matching the gray tones in the room). She also brought in a new dining table and black chairs that matched the black counter stools. The room was finished off with a nook by the table, which allowed for additional seating for extra guests.
Like the kitchen, the bathroom lacked a natural flow. Although there were two sinks in the vanity, Ann’s stuff had slowly overwhelmed the space and made it difficult for her and her husband to get ready at the same time. The beige and tan room was also outdated, with old tiles on both the floor and countertop. The shower was also an issue for both parties, since it was too small to comfortably fit Bobby and didn’t have a convenient place for Ann to shave her legs. The duo requested a bright space that was calming, serene, and easy on the eyes.
Jenn and her team started by painting the walls green-gray and adding new patterned tiling to the floor. “I want something fun and funky, because it’s such a small bathroom floor that we can get away with, like, a really cool marble cut,” Jenn explained. She had her team move the shower to another part of the room altogether, which allowed them to elongate the vanity and install two new cabinet spaces for extra storage. The additional space made the bathroom, and the home as a whole, more functional for the day-to-day lives of two people.
“No Demo Reno” airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV.