>> Jonathan Scott: We’re Drew and Jonathan Scott from Property Brothers. [Jonathan Scott, Property Brother; Drew Scott, Property Brother] And we have also brought in our property parents, Joanne, Jim, they’re the experts. [Joanne Scott, Mom; Jim Scott, Dad] They’re going to stand in for you guys. We want to show you a few things you can do around the house to make it your forever home. [Property Brothers (And Their Mom and Dad) Design Your Forever Home] [Kitchen] Number one tip, save money on haircuts, and have a low fan in your kitchen, because this would just trim a little off the top, and that would be perfect.
>> Drew Scott: This is a very closed-in kitchen. >> Jim Scott: It’s closed-in, yeah. >> Drew Scott: What do you think when you look around this kitchen? >> Joanne Scott: If this is a forever home, you want to have counters that are appropriate for the people that are using them.
>> Jonathan Scott: Yeah, actually that’s a great thing.
If you open something like this up, you’d have the great sight line. [Open up the kitchen and add an island.] And when you put in an island, you could have the breakfast bar at a different height. It just makes it easier, so that there’s options. >> Drew Scott: Make sure that your appliances are up-to-date.
You don’t need to match the brand, just look for a great deal. Technology nowadays is so much better, [Upgrade to voice-activated devices for efficiency and safety.] it can make your life easier than trying to struggle through old appliances.
Also, when you’re thinking of appliances, wall ovens are a great option because that’s better on the back than going all the way down for a range to get into the stove. >> Joanne Scott: What about these cupboards here?
>> Drew Scott: Oh yeah, trying to get to the back of a cabinet can be really hard. Pulling out a drawer is a lot easier. [Install pull-out drawers for easier accessibility.] >> Joanne Scott: I prefer to have drawers, not cupboards like that, because then I can pull it right out. I get access to everything, instead of trying to get down.
>> Drew Scott: This is another area, too, tile everywhere. You’re working with the sink, what if you spill a little bit of water? That can be a safety hazard, to slip on the tile. Put a little rug, and also, make sure you have a pad underneath. [Place a nonslip rug near sinks and water dispensers.
] Or you can actually stick it down to the floor to make sure it’s not going to slide on you. Thanks so much for hanging out with us.
I hope we’ve inspired you to make your house your forever home. >> Jonathan Scott: I’m going to take some measurements because I would love to renovate this place..