When your house doesn’t meet your family’s needs, it’s time to customize your space.
Seven years ago, Whit and Andrea Qualls bought this home as newlyweds, then they had three children and recognized some problems.
The Problem Areas
Upon entry, guests are abruptly greeted with a half-wall and a column. It serves as a backstage for the girls who like to perform shows, but Mom and Dad still want to see it gone to open up some space.
The couple are also concerned about the refrigerator — it’s too big for the space and too close to the island.
When Andrea opens the door, the two almost touch! There’s no room for someone to pass between the refrigerator and the island, so we’re going to move the island, and Chelsea wants to paint it too.
The range isn’t properly vented — that’s often the case with over-the-range microwaves — so we’re going to install a range hood that vents through the roof, and move the microwave.
Those are the problem areas. Now let’s work on these projects!
Hi, I enjoy your show. but… you often talk /move too quickly when showing a product you are using. You used a quick patch before putting the new pieces of flooring down (where the pole was)
What was is called ?
That was SpeedFinish patching and finishing compound from Custom Building Products.
Thanks for watching. 🙂
How do you make sure an interior wall you want to remove is not a load bearing wall?
We haven’t covered that topic yet, but you might try this resource from our friends at The Spruce: https://www.thespruce.com/determining-load-bearing-wall-1822005
Let us know how it works for you!
what was the name of the glue you used on this episode carpenters glue
Hi, Carol! We used Titebond Construction Adhesive to hold the island in place.
Thanks for your question. 🙂
Been in our home for 43 years and need back yard fixed up. Have watch your show for some time here in Colorado Springs. Always wander how you pick your helper up. At 83 we need help.
Today’s Homeowner usually tapes within 100 miles of Mobile, Alabama.
However, throughout the year, we have contests that allow homeowners across the country the chance to receive a visit from the show.
Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/todayshomeownermedia/), where we post announcements and qualifications for those contests.
You never know where we’ll end up — just depends on who wins our next contest! 🙂