Home Free Episode 1: Before and After

I've announced this once before, but this summer, I took a little leave of absence from life and took advantage of a wonderful opportunity to be on FOX's new show, "Home Free" hosted by Mike Holmes.  Home Free is a competition renovation show featuring nine couples in the Atlanta area who don't currently own a home, but really want to!

Victor and I entered the casting process and were selected to be on the show, so with much thought and planning, we took the chance and joined the cast. You can read more about the competitors, watch clips, and see the schedule of programming on FOX.com

The competitors were broken into two teams and tackled different areas, and the amazing design and build teams took over the rest of the areas of the home, inside and out. 

My team on week one tackled the backyard area. The challenge was to create an "entertainer's yard", including fixing the pool, building and designing a structure, planning and executing some landscaping, and building projects out of reclaimed and found objects, and of course, all styling. The other team was tasked with the kitchen and living room area (open concept), redesigning the fireplace, and making projects out of reclaimed materials. 

Here are the photos of house 1, inside and out. 

 Before: Exterior Front

Before: Exterior Front

 After: Exterior Front

After: Exterior Front

 Before: Living Room

Before: Living Room

 After: Living Room

After: Living Room

 Before: Kitchen

Before: Kitchen

 After: Kitchen

After: Kitchen

 Before: Kitchen Area

Before: Kitchen Area

 After: Kitchen Area

After: Kitchen Area

 Before: Bathroom

Before: Bathroom

 After: Bathroom

After: Bathroom

 Before: Enclosed Garage (turned to Master Bedroom)

Before: Enclosed Garage (turned to Master Bedroom)

 After: Master Bedroom

After: Master Bedroom

 Before: Guest Bedroom

Before: Guest Bedroom

 After: Guest Bedroom

After: Guest Bedroom

 Before: Backyard

Before: Backyard

 After: Backyard

After: Backyard

 Before: Pool Area

Before: Pool Area

 After: Pool Area

After: Pool Area

  Apologies for the poor quality - had to take a photo from the TV.

Apologies for the poor quality - had to take a photo from the TV.

  Apologies for the poor quality - had to take a photo from the TV.

Apologies for the poor quality - had to take a photo from the TV.

  Apologies for the poor quality - had to take a photo from the TV.

Apologies for the poor quality - had to take a photo from the TV.

  Apologies for the poor quality - had to take a photo from the TV.

Apologies for the poor quality - had to take a photo from the TV.

 Apologies for the poor quality - had to take a photo from the TV.

Apologies for the poor quality - had to take a photo from the TV.

We hope you've been watching Home Free on Wednesday night, FOX at 9pm/8c. Episode two aired last night. You can catch a rerun on Friday night or watch online at FOX.Com  or on Hulu on FOXNOW.