The Property Brothers Approach To Floor Plans

For many people, renovating their home can be an overwhelming task. Trying to figure out what should stay and what should go can be difficult, not to mention attempting to make all the changes wanted while still sticking to a budget. However, thanks to the HGTV duo of Drew and Jonathan Scott, known to their fans as the "Property Brothers," these DIY projects are becoming easier than ever before. Using the duo's expert guidance from their show, more and more people are able to make renovations based upon the various types of Property Brothers floor plans used in the homes they renovate.

Open And Bright

In many homes, the Property Brothers floor plans begin with seeing just how open they can make the area. The brothers are known for making their homes with rooms that have enough area to spread out, making the room more inviting. Doing away with fixtures, paneling, and other outdated items from the 1970s is a must for them. Paneling is often seen as too dark, so they love to use brightly-colored paints and tile to add life to an otherwise dull room.

“The brothers are known for making their homes with rooms that have enough area to spread out, making the room more inviting.”

Lighting And Other Fixtures

In virtually all Property Brothers floor plans, the use of lighting plays a big part. Because lighting can create an illusion of a room being bigger than it really is, Drew and Jonathan take full advantage of this when doing a home makeover. By using crystal chandeliers, large mirrors, and windows with bright mini-blinds to let the sun shine in these elements all come together to create an area that works well for virtually anyone.

“In virtually all Property Brothers floor plans, the use of lighting plays a big part.”

The Old And The New

While the Property Brothers floor plans are often about adding lots of new things, there are times when a combination of old and new works well together. This can be accomplished by using such items as:

  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Antique tables and clocks
  • Granite or wood countertops

Kitchens are often the rooms where these plans work best, with stainless steel appliances surrounded by sinks that have a vintage look but are as modern as ever. 

As you see, the Property Brothers like a wide variety of floor plans. Whether it's a brightly-colored kitchen with granite or wood countertops or a living room that's been expanded to create more space for a family, Drew and Jonathan know that everyone has their own individual preferences. But with a little imagination and the patience to see a project through to completion, using any of these approaches to floor plans is sure to turn any house into a cherished home.