The Property Brothers’ Worst Design Fails: What Went Wrong?

Drew and Jonathan Scott have made some serious renovation mistakes on their HGTV shows, but can you guess their worst style faux pas? The post The Property Brothers’ Worst Design Fails: What Went Wrong? appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®.

The Property Brothers’ Worst Design Fails: What Went Wrong?

Drew and Jonathan Scott have been household names in the home renovation world for years. And while they’re known for their incredible home transformations on “Property Brothers,” they can’t always be on their A-game. Over the years, they’ve had their share of design fails, too.

As proof, just check out these home design bloopers below. Consider them warnings of what not to do to your home, and learn how the brothers typically fix these mistakes so you can, too.

Not enough storage

This entryway may look nice, but there’s hardly any storage.

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Drew and Jonathan are usually good at providing lots of storage in a home. Still, there’s one place they sometimes fall short: the entryway.

In one renovation, they brought in a bench with a few drawers, then installed three pegs for hanging hats, coats, and purses. At least it was something, but the brothers could do better.

The fix: Luckily the brothers learned from past mistakes when working on another entryway with a similar layout. In this home, they installed full-length closets with a shelf, a drawer, and a bench seat for optimal storage. Much better!

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These closets provide more storage.

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Too bland a design

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This living room is a bit plain.

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The brothers love making a living room feel warm and welcoming, but in one renovation, they left a sitting room feeling a bit stark. With a beige sofa, few decorations, and empty walls, the space felt cold and generic.

The fix: The brothers typically add tons of personality to a space, with wall hangings and shelves displaying a family’s treasures.

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Wall hangings and shelves make a space feel more homey.

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Glass dining tables

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This dining table doesn’t make the space feel cozy.

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Glass dining and coffee tables have been popular in recent years—but they can give a dining space a harsh, cold look.

In one renovation, the brothers used a glass table with a built-in banquette. Yet the glass table’s corporate feel combined with the casual look of the banquette left the space feeling more like a hotel dining space than a home.

The fix: The brothers mostly stick to warm, wood-tone tables. These tables give homes a classic gather-around-the-table vibe while still being stylish. The soft colors of light woods make dining rooms feel bright, and when paired with modern chairs, they create a stunning space.

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This wood dining table brings a warmer feel to the home.

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Transitional flooring

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This flooring transition from wood to tile seems harsh.

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In one home, the brothers used a patterned tile for the flooring, which ended suddenly where the wood floor began. It was a harsh transition and, they realized, a poor design decision.

The fix: Jonathan and Drew typically choose uniform hardwood from the living room to the dining space to the kitchen. It’s a good style choice because the uniformity gives a house good flow, and avoids the awkward look of changing flooring from room to room.

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These days, the brothers encourage homeowners to go with hardwood flooring throughout the home, from the living room to the kitchen.

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Dark stairs and railings—and carpet!

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These stairs are too dark, and the runner looks outdated.

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Both carpet and dark wood can make staircases look dated, so it’s a mystery why the brothers ever combined these looks in one very strange staircase.

In this renovation, they chose to keep the dark wood steps and handrail (despite the rest of the wood flooring being much lighter), then installed a gray riser, which made the staircase look no better.

The fix: The brothers typically lean toward lighter colors. In another home, they painted the dark-wood handrail white, took the carpeting off the stairs, and refinished the wood to get a lighter color. The results were much more welcoming!

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These lighter stairs look fresh and modern.

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A kitchen that’s too white

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These white cabinets are clean, but the look is overdone.

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White kitchens were all the rage once, so it’s no surprise that Drew and Jonathan caved to this trend and styled numerous kitchens with white counters, white cabinets, and white or gray backsplashes. But today, all-white kitchens can look stark and boring.

The fix: The brothers typically take more chances with their palette by installing colorful cupboards, two-tone cabinets, and fun accent pieces.

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The brothers used wood tones and green chairs around the island for a colorful look.

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A bathroom with too many dark colors

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A bathroom should be light and bright.

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These days, Drew and Jonathan know that bathrooms should be light, bright, and luxe. But they didn’t always renovate this way.

In one episode, Jonathan designed a bathroom with dark-wood paneling, a dark vanity, and dark floor tile . The space ended up feeling small and dingy.

The fix: The brothers’ bathroom designs typically feature light tones to make the space seem larger. In another renovation, they chose white walls, a white vanity, and a white counter. With a splash of color from the gold hardware and some dimension from the gray floor and shower tile, this space is lovely.

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This bathroom is light and bright.

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Too much of one color

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This living room has too much of one color.

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In one renovation, Jonathan and Drew transformed a living room into a monochromatic nightmare. With so much gray, the space looked dull and flat.

The fix: The brothers usually mix up their colors a bit to add more visual interest. In another renovation, they used a lot of brown (in the form of various wood tones), but they evened out the look by adding light walls and a large, cream-colored sofa. Together, these tones worked to make the space feel relaxed, stylish, and approachable.

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Drew and Jonathan Scott use lots of wood tones in this living room, but it doesn’t all come out one color.

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Boring backsplashes

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This backsplash blends into the wall.

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In one renovation, Jonathan and Drew chose a plain white subway tile backsplash to go along with white cabinets, white counters, and white walls. The backsplash faded away!

The fix: The brothers know that backsplashes are meant to bring some color and personality into kitchen design. It’s a much better pick than the plain subway tile.

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This backsplash brings the right amount of color into this kitchen.

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Busy fireplaces

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This fireplace seems a bit busy.

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Stone fireplaces have long gone out of style, with many preferring sleek tile fireplace faces instead. Nonetheless, the brothers sometimes left stone fireplaces as they were, as they did in this one renovation fail that keeps this home stuck in a time warp.

The fix: The brothers usually paint brick or stone fireplaces white to give it a sleek look.

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This clean and white fireplace looks much better.

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Mike Budenholzer, head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, has listed his mansion in Fox Point, MI, for $3.75 million. The luxe residence sits right on the waters of Lake Michigan The post Milwaukee Bucks Coach Mike Budenholzer Lists $3.75M Lake Michigan Mansion appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®.

Milwaukee Bucks Coach Mike Budenholzer Lists $3.75M Lake Michigan Mansion

Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer has listed his mansion in Fox Point, WI, for $3.75 million.

The luxe residence sits right on the waters of Lake Michigan, just about 10 miles north of the Fiserv Forum, the home of the Bucks. Built in 2007, the four-bedroom, five-bathroom home comes with a whopping 7,945 square feet of living space.

Although Wisconsin winters are brutal, the home is marketed as a “year-round luxury estate.”

Thanks to its lakeside location, the initial assumption might be that this home is just a weekend getaway for a well-off Midwesterner. However, this gorgeous home will have a buyer feeling vacation vibes all year long—even though it’s just minutes from Milwaukee.

Its highlights include spectacular wood floors, extraordinary views, and easy access to Lake Michigan.

A master suite includes a “boutique-style dressing room,” a terrace that overlooks the lake, as well as a fireplace. It looks like a cozy spot to retreat to during winter months, while watching the snow fall outside.

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Kitchen

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Formal living room

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Deck view

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The residence was built with a seamless flow, to entertain family and guests. The open kitchen and great room open onto an “airy dining room,” complete with a two-sided fireplace, as well as a chic formal family area.

On the lower level, the entertainment options include a theater room, game room, and workout room, not to mention a gas fireplace, a custom bar, and plenty of storage space.

For friends or family who want to make it a long-term stay, there’s also a fully equipped guesthouse on the property. We even spy a basketball hoop perched out in front, on the property’s spacious driveway.

Coach Budenholzer, 50, is no stranger to real estate. He listed his Atlanta mansion last summer for $2.4 million, and it wound up selling in October for $2,165,000.

Budenholzer began his NBA coaching career with the San Antonio Spurs in 1996, first serving as a video coordinator before becoming an assistant coach.

He spent the next 17 seasons with the Spurs, before accepting the head coaching job with the Atlanta Hawks in 2013.

After five seasons in the ATL, he moved over to the Milwaukee Bucks in 2018. He’s a two-time NBA Coach of the Year (2015, 2019) and won four Championship rings as an assistant coach with the Spurs in 1999, 2003, 2005, and 2007.

Shar Borg with First Weber Group holds the listing.

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