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Love It Or List It Vancouver: Brenda & Marcos

Hi loves!! I hope you all had a great long weekend!! And I also hope you didn’t miss out on last night’s episode of Love It Or List It Vancouver!! Welp. Whether you did or didn’t, I’m going to give you a little recap below!! Ps. A fun fact about this episode is that the reveal was when Leo was only 10 days old and I had brought him to set … looking back on these photos made me think of that and just how small he was! Gah … my heart … just look at that photo below! Oh! And for those mama’s out there who are pregnant, here’s a link to the maternity wrap dress I was wearing!!

Jillian Harris and Leo on set of Love It Or List It Vancouver

Anywho … back to the recap! Lol. Brenda and Marcos moved to Vancouver 4 years ago because they wanted a more active lifestyle outdoors and let’s face it, who can pass up the ocean and stunning mountain backdrop that Vancouver has to offer?! Not these two!

Brenda and Marco ended up purchasing a fixer-upper as Marco is a handyman and was going to do all of the work himself … until their neighbours found out this was the case and started lining up work for him … needless to say, 4 years later not much has been done to their home and it’s starting to drive Brenda BANANAS (how many of you now have Gwen Stefani’s song stuck in your head?? … How about now?? LOL!).

So in order to help Marcos out with these overwhelming renos and to make Brenda happy in their current living situation I’ve got a HEFTY list if items we need to complete!! Let me give you the lowdown … In order for this outdoorsy couple to stay I had to renovate the living room, office, bathroom, and dressing room, add a second office, complete the guest bathroom, add a guest bedroom, and landscape and refresh the front of their house with the A n J Tree Service help, we are also thinking about getting some machinery from BestofMachinery for the house. Are you sweating at the thought of that list just as much as I was??

Ps. If you want to see how the whole episode unfolds, you can watch this episode of Love It or List It Vancouver, here! Or, check out more photos of this space, here! Plus you can cruise the shopping guide for all products used in this reno, here!

Jillian Harris Love It Or List It Vancouver

Welp. We got straight to it because we had no time to mess around if we had ANY chance of keeping these two here. It certainly didn’t take Kenny long to run into a couple of problems though (surprise, surprise, I tell ya!!). We wanted to give Brenda some extra room in her office and dressing room so my original thought was to bump out the space and take over some of the patio. Easy-peasy, right? Wrong. Kenny had to call in a structural engineer in to see if it was possible for us to do so and turns out we had to install a beam to support this extra work and considering the patio was right above the garage we had to install this beam in the garage and replace the garage doors so it would fit properly. THEN we found out that the WHOLE front of the house needed to be waterproofed which meant we had to replace all of the siding, windows, and doors and as you can imagine this took a toll on their budget which meant we had to ax the main floor bathroom and guest bedroom. I hated to admit this but I was certain that at this point in the reno, Brenda was completely over this space.

I gotta say that even with those few bumps in the roads this was one of my tops favourite reveals, I  loved the way everything turned out and I think I even delightfully surprised both Brenda and Marcos with the results!! We totally revamped the front of their home and completed the landscaping, which looks unreal! We provided them with new lightweight aluminum garage doors, a new roofline, new cedar siding courtesy of Siding Vancouver, which we stained to give it a real west coast beachy look and finished it off with a beautiful new front door that we painted in seafoam green.

We installed big, new windows in the living room and a gorgeous new fireplace thanks to Valour Fireplaces and Olympia Tile and Stone and we replaced their old flooring with stunning wide plank oak flooring throughout the space!! We opened up their main entrance closet and equipped it with custom storage and my favourite part … a sliding barn door! LOVE!

Jillian Harris Love It Or List It VancouverJillian Harris Love It Or List It Vancouver

Then there was Brenda’s office and dressing room which STOLE THE SHOW!!! I mean, do I really have to explain anything here other than the fact that both rooms are a woman’s DREAM?!?! GAH!! A huge shout out goes to Stor-X for the custom storage and Emtek for the closet pulls!
Jillian Harris Love It Or List It Vancouver
Jillian Harris Love It Or List It Vancouver
Jillian Harris Love It Or List It Vancouver
Jillian Harris Love It Or List It Vancouver
Jillian Harris Love It Or List It Vancouver
Jillian Harris Love It Or List It Vancouver

Well? What did you think?? Which room was your favourite?? Or, I should ask, was Brenda’s office or dressing your fave? LOL. Share your feedback below!

Thank you so much to Janis Nicolay for the photos!! Plus, be sure to follow Love it or List It Vancouver on Facebook for episode updates and more fun behind-the-scene photos.

Stay tuned for next week’s episode!

Also, if you’re curious about any of the items I wore in this episode, I’ve made sure to link them all for you below! …

xo

Jilly

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  1. Carleen

    May 23rd, 2017 at 10:24 am

    You looked amazing as always!

  2. Rubia

    June 3rd, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    I love your show, and I always watch. I wish I could see more recent seasons here in Brazil

  3. Cindy

    May 23rd, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Loved the stained Wedtcosst look you did on exterior. I’m wanting to stain my very large 4 level custom deck with this look. Can you share on paint? Stain?

  4. Megan at Lush to Blush

    May 23rd, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Ok, I’m literally OBSESSED with how this turned out! So perfect! My dream home <3

  5. Linda

    May 23rd, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    The final reveal was beautiful! I was so surprised they decided to List it in favor of the other home. Whoever buys the home will be so lucky to live there

  6. Keri-Ann

    May 23rd, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    I was shocked they listed it! Everything was beautiful but I’d have to say the dressing room was my fave ?

  7. Barbara

    May 23rd, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    The whole place is just gorgeous Jillian you did a fabulous job and love it!!!!!!!!
    Oh and Leo is adorable!!!!??

  8. Barbara

    May 23rd, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Jillian it is just gorgeous -you did a beautiful job and love every room!!!! Too hard to choose!!!
    Oh and Leo is just adorable !???

  9. Diane

    May 23rd, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    I just watched last night’s episode which I have on the PVR. OMG….I would love a dressing room like that (I need one desperately)! I also love the barn door, the front door & the chandelier, just to mention a few of my favourite things. I love your show because our tastes are very similiar. Being a WestCoast gal, I also love seeing the Vancouver area homes. I love to guess what area it’s in & my bet is on for the Barber Street area of Port Moody for this one. So enjoy watching your shows, Jillian!!

  10. Meg

    May 23rd, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Omg I’m so glad you mentioned that you had had Leo already – because I noticed at the end that you were wearing a “Leo” necklace and I was so confused!! Also, amazing, beautiful design as always. Much like anyone who follows you, I would kill to have you design my home!

  11. Sandrine

    May 24th, 2017 at 5:07 am

    This walking closet is to die for! I wish it was mine but I am in the UK 🙁

  12. Julia

    May 24th, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Oh no! We can’t watch it in America. Is there another outlet? This looks so gorgeous!!also- sooooooo tough to go back to work that early. Wow you’re incredible, Jilly!

  13. sam duffy

    May 24th, 2017 at 8:17 am

    How can I watch this season in the US???

  14. Carly

    May 25th, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Love everything! Where is the blue distressed rug from? It’s not in the shopping guide on hgtv’s website. Thanks!

  15. Offrs

    May 26th, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Always enjoy your posts JILLY. The vancouver brenda marcos is beautiful !! enjoy weekend.

  16. Tanis

    May 26th, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    I was shocked when they said list it! Was the striped wall in the office painted? I loved it. I’m about to add some stripes to my bathroom for a refresh.

  17. Amber

    June 1st, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Just hoping to get the name of the company that maAnfactured the “lightweight aluminum garage doors”

  18. Arietti Maurizio

    May 2nd, 2018 at 2:44 am

    Congratulations JILLIAN HARRIS You are Beautiful and very sensual

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