January 25, 2017

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Exciting news! Once again, we’re teaming up with Lowe’s to help one homeowner–anywhere in the country–transform a space in their home this spring. Last year, entries poured in from all 50 states and DC, too, and we ended up on Long Island, New York! It was a great experience, with an awesome before and after and now we’re looking for our next big before and after!  (There’s a link to the entry form at the bottom of the post. Please note: we will only be accepting entries through tomorrow, so don’t delay!)

This time, Lowe’s would like us to help a homeowner transform and elevate kitchen or bathroom in their home!! Keep in mind, we’ll be doing the makeover over a weekend, so while we won’t be able to completely gut your space, there’s a lot of cosmetic refreshes we can tackle in that time.

Especially considering our team we’re bringing with us. This year, Lowe’s asked us to assemble our own dream team of people to help us carry out our vision for the homeowner, and we couldn’t be more excited that Kim and Scott Vargo ( and Daniel Kanter (, as well as Chris’s super handy brother, Brandon (it runs in the family), have agreed to fly in and help us whip your kitchen or bathroom into shape!

We hand-picked these bloggers not only because they are fun (!), but Kim, Scott, and Daniel also all have an excellent eye for design, are so detail-oriented in their work, and are the best of the best in the DIY world.

• Live in the United States
• Be looking to fix up a kitchen or bathroom within your residence.
• Must be the owner of your home.
• Be outgoing, energetic, and fun with unique stories to tell.
• Be comfortable being on camera and/or interviewed by media.
• Be in need of expert design help from Chris Loves Julia.
• Be able to make quick decisions in order to keep tight timelines.
• Be available for a 2-3 day period to complete the makeover between March 1- April 31.
• Allow photos of your home to be shared online.
• Must be 21 years of age or older to apply.
• Complete the online application form and agree to the Terms below.

We will only contact eligible participants.

TO APPLY or NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR A MAKEOVER, CLICK HERE! Quick!! Entries close tomorrow Friday, January 27th at 11:59pm ET. 

UPDATE: A few people are having difficulty adding a video. Please note, a video is completely optional and not necessary. Feel free to skip that portion of the application.

This post and project is sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement. Can’t wait to come see one of you!

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  1. Omega Johnson says:

    Need a roof in s very bad way and home make over

  2. Jenn Freeman says:

    So excited for you guys and another adventure!! Wish you two all the best reading through and finding the next lucky winners!!

  3. Mary Ann says:

    We had so much fun putting together our application video! Thanks for running this contest. It’s so exciting!!

  4. Kait Bombardieri says:

    I am SO sad…took me so long to complete my application, that I submitted at 10:15pm and when I submitted, It says “no longer available.” Saddest day ever.

  5. Jess says:

    I submitted tonight and got an error! It was before 11:59p on 1/27 (it was 11:56p!), and I got “NO LONGER AVAILABLE.” Is there a way for me to send this manually? I will have to retype everything but I am really upset to not be considered because a tech glitch. Thank you!

    • Julia says:

      I’m so sorry you had a tough time. We don’t have control over the application submissions. It should have been open until midnight eastern time.

  6. Caroline says:

    Oh no! I tried to submit my application just as the clock hit midnight! SO sad I missed this as our kitchen is a complete eyesore!

  7. Liz says:

    Would be great if next time you could at least leave the application up until midnight on the west coast.

  8. Lola says:

    Too short notice :( I just put my kid down and finally have time to seat and fill in the form and upload the pics I took and it is closed. Dang it is 9:21 here in the west coast and missed this opportunity ????????????

  9. Sarah in Indiana says:

    Ack! If It said this page is no longer available when I hit submit, does that mean my effort was wasted? The page refreshed when I was halfway done and I had to start over. Despite rushing like crazy, I finished a few minutes after midnight. :-(

  10. Mandi Gomez says:

    I entered and I’m giving your old pink countertops a run for their money! ;)

  11. Amy says:

    This is so fun! It really adds life & a sense of community to your blog. I squeezed my entry in in the nick of time. I can’t wait to see what you do, these were some of my favorite posts & snapchat/instagram sessions last year

  12. Ruth Harding says:

    Wow, this is so exciting! I just submitted an application. Whether I win (fingers + toes crossed!) or not, considering all the application questions was such a great way for me to put into words what I’d really like my kitchen to be like someday. Thanks for the inspiration to put my dreams on paper–that’s the first step to making them come true someday, right?

  13. Susie says:

    I just entered. Thank you for the opportunity. I’m so giddy.

  14. Ava says:

    My husband and I had fun submitting our entry! Although now I’m completely fixated on updating our eye sore of a bathroom..! Haha! Fingers crossed over here!

  15. Samantha says:

    We just bought a new old house that we’re renovating. It has a large 1969 deck, complete with flared railing, that needs some serious help. :) Maybe you guys could do an exterior makeover at some point and I’ll apply for that! Good luck on this one–can’t wait to see the finished space!

  16. Alma Ocampo-Nunez says:

    I just bought a house and would love a new bathroom!!! Fingers crossed.

  17. Kait Bombardieri says:

    So excited for second chance at winning a spring makeover with your guys! Can’t wait to tuck my kids in bed tonight and work on our application. :)

  18. Lori says:

    Third time was the charm after the website crashed on me three times! Whew!

    *crosses fingers*

  19. I’m so excited about this! Just clicked APPLY!!!

  20. Natalie Mooney says:

    So excited to be considered for this killer opportunity! Thank you for taking the time to read what we have submitted, you rock! Constantly inspired by your work. Love, Natalie and Ryan xx

  21. Kensley Ross says:

    Oh my heck I’m so excited! Good luck to you! I hope I win, but I’m sure glad I don’t have your job of actually picking the room! What an amazing gift!

  22. Kelly says:

    So excited. When do you announce winner?

  23. Stephanie Hunter says:

    hi! i just submitted an entry and inadvertently forgot to leave my phone number. Is it required?

  24. April Cylwik says:

    Hi Julia –

    I tried to upload a video and it only made it to 73%. Womp womp. Managed to get all the photos up though. Hopefully you’ll get what you need in pics, or just a 73% complete video of our kitchen, ha! Thanks for doing this! =)

  25. So grateful to have the opportunity to apply. My 15 y.o. daughter and I read your blog daily, and I read Yellow Brick Home anytime they post. The All Star Team for sure!
    My application was lost four or five times in the process of applying yesterday (oy!), so I didn’t have the opportunity to go over it again as I’d hoped before sending…kiddos to pick up from school and all. Anyway, here’s to hoping perseverance paid off! :)

  26. Barbara says:

    Just entered so all fingers and toes are crossed over here! So looking forward to hearing who you all pick and thanks so much for the opportunity!!

  27. Jennifer Santiago says:

    By far the most nerve racking contest application I have ever submitted ! #LoveChrislovesJulia

  28. Casey says:

    Totally forgot to add square footage on ours but pictures should show it’s about 150 square feet. Love that you are giving someone this opportunity–so fun to watch you work your magic!

  29. Kati Reich says:

    Application submitted! Curious if since we don’t live close to a Lowe’s that means we are out of the running… Thanks for all the inspiration and all you guys have done for the diy community!!

  30. Danielle says:

    So excited about this! Can’t wait to see if we’re chosen, or see what you all do to someone else’s space if we’re not! Love everything you guys do :)

  31. Katie Shannon says:

    I saw this while on a treadmill at the gym…I literally just jumped off and ran home to apply! This would be a dream come true! We recently purchased our forever home with plans to update the kitchen, but it has been so hard to do much with an energetic 2 year old on our heels. Fingers crossed for this amazing opportunity!

  32. Desiree says:

    Hi! Exciting opportunity, awesome! I want to make sure I choose the correct space to be eligible. If we submit a bathroom in it’s current state and agree to complete the demo prior to your arrival, would this be an eligible space? Would anything involving removing/adding plumbing be an option?

    Thank you!

  33. Jessye A. says:

    Hi there! I submitted an application last night, but I had to upload some older photos since we’re out of town right now and unable to take better ones. I added a link within our application to a virtual tour of the house (which was part of the original real estate listing) and a photo of the adjoining living room that we’ve renovated so you can see the potential. I hope that’s okay!! Thanks so much and I hope you’ll consider us for the makeover!

  34. denilauren says:

    Woohoo! Michael and I are on pins & needles! I hope that because we are already partially in remodel mode with our kitchen doesn’t count us out *crosses fingers.* Maybe the fact that it’s a completely blank slate will be a plus :). Thank you guys for making this an opportunity again!

  35. Sarah says:

    I’m so excited! When I hear about fun things like this, I always want to participate, but I never take the time to actually fill out the applications. But this time I did! How fun!

  36. Andrea says:

    Oh happy day! Come rescue my master bath! I uploaded my photos, but there may not be enough. Will I still be considered? I have looked at your last makeover so many times and have wondered how you did it! Love your style!!

  37. kimberlee says:

    Yaaaas! I hope we win! Now I’m nominating my mother too, she’s had to put off her kitchen reno for ages between two kids going to college, helping me get cancer treatments for my dog, my dad switching jobs, and her sick parents. She’s been a rock.

  38. Jane says:

    What an absolutely amazing gift to give. Thank you for opening this up to everyone, and for your blog/instagram. It’s been a fun resource for my husband and myself to get ideas for our future renovations!

  39. Lindsey says:

    So… I completed a thorough application yesterday, and realized something important that I failed to add. Should I complete another application (or part of one)?


  40. Carrie Cantu says:

    Thanks for the opportunity! This would be life changing for my family. Would love to win this for my husband! He keeps apologizing for getting sick with cancer. We had to use what we had saved for our kitchen remodel towards bills and he feels guilty….which makes me feel guilty : ( I want him to focus on his health not worry about our kitchen!!

  41. Deirdre says:

    O.M.G.!!! I nominated my daughter and now I have all fingers and toes crossed!!! What an amazing team you have! Good luck to all!

  42. Hector says:

    Completed and submitted our application, last night. SO hope you get it, read it and are able to help us! We love you guys! Have an awesome Friday and an even better weekend. :)

  43. Kim Keate says:

    So excited about this!!!

    You say “entries close tomorrow Friday, January 27th at 11:59 ET.” Is this AM or PM? I need time to take some new pictures of the space!

  44. Lauren says:

    My husband and I were SO excited to hit “send” on our application last night. Man oh man, does our kitchen need help! We are keeping everything crossed. Even if we aren’t selected, thank you for doing this for some lucky person!

  45. Geraldine says:

    Too bad this is only for the US. Think about France Lowe’s. Sure your blogers would love it! ;-) (Look! It’s nice!^^….0…1ac.1.64.img..0.4.159.tQ0Tb9X5tP4)

  46. Carrie Underwood says:

    We are so so excited and submitted our application last night! What an incredible opportunity. Thank you for doing this for someone! Just wanted to double check–should we expect a confirmation email from Lowes or anything? Just checking because sometimes people think I’m spam. I’m Carrie Underwood, but I’m not *that* Carrie Underwood. ;)

  47. LINDSAY says:

    I love your work and cannot WAIT for you to see the potential in our kitchen!!

  48. Just applied! Excited to see the transformation of the kitchen or bathroom for whomever wins! You do such amazing work!:)

  49. Jennifer says:

    I almost left work in the middle of the day just to go home and get pics of our kitchen so I could enter asap. I’ll be waiting with bated breath and fingers crossed until the winner is announced! Really hoping the fact that the closest Lowe’s is 60 miles away doesn’t knock us out of the running :(

  50. Jennette says:

    I applied! But I’m not sure is my video really got uploaded. Uhg. Should I email it to you? Or is that just way too annoying? All my pictures uploaded easily, but the video didn’t say 100% when I hit submit. Either way, I’m super excited about this. Totally helped me get through the work day, smiling about it :)

    Oh, I figured out how to get a link for the video. I’m putting it in the website box below!

  51. Debra says:

    When will the winners be announced?

  52. Kim says:

    Application submitted! Sadly there’s no Lowes in my area, so unlikely I will be chosen. Lowes, why aren’t you in Wisconsin??? So unfair!

    • Jolene says:

      This is preventing me from applying. Our nearest Lowe’s is 1 1/2 hrs away. It would make the remodel a pain in the neck for last minute supplies – which are ALWAYS needed. :(

  53. Kylie Rose says:

    So excited by this! We just had to apply, but regardless of outcome I am so excited to see you guys do another space. With 2 of our other favorite bloggers to boot!

    -Kylie Rose

  54. Woot Woot!! So excited! Just entered :)

  55. Renei Suarez says:

    Just applied!! Choose u, but either way, excited to see what you guys do … but choose us!

  56. Rachelle Bedwell says:

    Just applied!! I would love to have your work done in our home!! Love all the projects you have done! My video couldnt upload so hopefully the pictures will be enough to see our bathroom! Wish I could have applied for our kitchen too but once you see our bathroom you will understand why we chose that instead. :) Fingers crossed! But no matter what I cant wait to see the work you do!

  57. Anna says:

    Can’t enter – I’m in Australia! – but just popping in to say how lucky whoever is picked will be!!! Also, how hunky does Daniel look in that photo! Good luck, all :)

  58. Emelia says:

    I hope you guys at least get a laugh out of our video. :D

    Also, I actually cried when I found out my three favorite bloggers are joining up. This should be a TV show. Or a movie. At least a made for TV movie.

  59. Lana says:

    Hi Julia, what would media/camera interviews entail? I’d like to nominate my parents, but my mother is not comfortable to be on camera because she is limited English proficient. Please let me know. Thank you!

    • Julia says:

      We never know if a local station might pick up the story, so it was part of our contract, too. If she would rather not, I think we can work around that.

  60. Kelsey says:

    Oh. My. Word! Doing this tonight after I get home from work! I know the chance is slim, but wow, it would be my dream to have a clj kitchen! We would love for you guys to bring our kitchen into this century!

  61. I can’t imagine how you can choose????

  62. Katie says:

    This is so amazing! What an awesome team you put together!!! Fingers crossed but really I will just be excited to see whatever space you choose:)

  63. Julia Weichselbaum says:

    SO excited by the idea of this happening! Good luck choosing!

  64. Melisse says:

    Hello!! You mentioned you would not be able to gut a kitchen because of time constraints. My dear sweet hubby decided to completely gut our kitchen before we had a plan in place, and it has sat empty for a YEAR now because of other things that have taken priority (like keeping up with our 5 young children).. so my question is, would an already gutted kitchen be considered?

  65. Meriana says:

    This is so exciting! I normally don’t enter contests, but to actually have our kitchen feel like home would be amazing. I just submitted our application! We bought our house almost 2 years ago and have been DIY renovating our home since. Let me tell you, it’s been a journey! We literally just put in our new stove after purchasing it Black Friday of 2015. Our kitchen is “complete” with unfinished concrete floors after removing old tile and leveling it, along with old pink wood cabinets. I’m sure you’ll see the photos of everything else. I can’t wait til it’s done so I can finally feel like we’re truly home! Thank you for this opportunity!

  66. Sarah says:

    Holy crap on a cracker – just saw that Daniel from Manhatten Nest is part of it, too. I might cry if I don’t get picked.


  67. Sarah says:

    Just submitted! My pictures are a couple years old, but not much has changed. I knew if I didn’t just do it now I’d never get it done. Woo!!

  68. Julia says:

    Pretty sure I said our kitchen was 800 square feet instead of 80 in the application ???? Is there a way to edit after submitting? Or maybe our shared name makes up for my morning math brain? ????????

  69. Angela says:

    I can’t get any of my photos uploaded! It keeps saying upload failed. What do I do?

  70. Just applied! What a cool opportunity! We would love to have you all to our home.

  71. Anna says:

    Whoop whoop! So exciting – thank you so much for wanting to do this! I submitted my app earlier, but I was wondering…When will we know if we’re being considered or not?

  72. Janelle says:

    Can we do two separate entries? One for a bathroom and one for a kitchen?

    • Julia says:

      Because of the volume of applicants, it would be best if you could just submit one space that would benefit your family the most.

      • Heather says:

        Ha, this sounds like me today choosing between our master bath and the kids’ bathroom. I chose to apply for theirs because we want them to shower and get ready in their own bathroom instead of ours. Confirmed my decision tonight when my teenager told me that they’d never, ever get ready in their own bathroom if ours was renovated instead of theirs!

  73. Julie says:

    We moved into a new house this year and have a very old, very blue kitchen that underutilizes the true potential of the space! Just submitted our application, help us!

  74. Tanja Epners says:

    I wish you could come to Canada… we need help too!

  75. Amber says:

    Submitted and excited at the prospect!! Funnily enough I found your blog over the summer while trying to diy my kitchen reno with a shoestring budget. And every time I googled something I always ended up here (walnut, concrete and diy soapstone) and I knew it was meant to be so I’ve been hooked since. No matter what, what an amazing opportunity and gift to give someone!!

  76. Jess Seegert says:

    This is the best! May need to take some new pictures of our little kitchen, does it matter if our kiddos are in one of the pics?

    • Julia says:

      That’s just fine. :)

    • Victoria Pelayo says:

      Applied! Whoot whoot, not sure if you do a gutted kitchen. Well my kitchen is completely gutted but the walls and floors, plumbing, electrical is all done as you can see by my photos and video, my husband was a little hasty and moved my kitchen to the other side of the room, kitchen less for 5 yrs, cooking in the garage is a painful task every day ????

    • Sarah Matthews says:

      IS that 11:59am or pm. I’m at work and want to enter but I don’t have pictures!!

    • Jamie says:

      shoot I think I forgot to enter the square footage before I hit submit! My kitchen is approx 120sq ft. Hoping I’m not disqualified!

  77. Katie Sheehan says:

    So exciting!!! I submitted my master bath this morning. You would love coming to our home town!

  78. Sarah Guevara says:

    Oh this is exciting! My 80s kitchen definitely needs some love!

  79. Maggie says:

    YAYYY!! So exciting! I just submitted my application!!

  80. Rebecca W says:

    LOVE THIS! Submitted out master bath. Function but BLAH and it has some killer features like sky lights, garden tub, and attached walk in closet.

  81. Mallory says:

    How exciting! this is great, and i will be so happy for whoever wins!!

  82. OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I’m so excited – the 3 blogs that I read faithfully and have convinced me I can do home renos myself :)

    Can’t wait to submit my entry tonight!!!

  83. Michelle says:

    Thank you for this amazing opportunity to apply! Your work is awesome!

  84. I entered. This is an awesome opportunity! I know my chance is small, but it sure is fun to even imagine a CLJ Kitchen. Good Luck to everyone! Can’t wait to see the results! Erin in Idaho.

  85. Kristin says:

    When is the “I’m too scared to go into my backyard” makeover?

  86. Heather Mudrick says:

    Exciting! I just entered my bathroom. No problem with the video on my end.

  87. Brittany M says:

    You guys, Kim & Scott, & Daniel?!? Seriously my three favorite blogs! Definitely submitted our horrendous kids bath. You guys are the best. ❤

  88. Courtney says:

    Oh my goodness what an incredible opportunity! I just submitted our kitchen and can’t wait to see who you guys pick! Ya’ll are simply amazing at what you do and I love following along. Thanks for the chance!!

  89. Amber Britt says:

    So exciting! Question? Can we apply if the closest Lowes is 40 minutes away?

  90. Applied…so excited! Biggest fan right here!

  91. Shea says:

    Just entered our master bathroom that needs some serious lovin! Hope this builder basic sticks out like a sore thumb to you guys! Fingers crossed! But can’t wait to see what you guys do. Whoever wins this are some lucky folks.

  92. Julia says:

    I tried everything in the world to get my video to attach with no success… any chance I can e-mail it somewhere?

  93. Jessica Wilson says:

    This is awesome! I’d like to nominate someone. With their complete permission, would I fill out the form with my contact info or theirs?

  94. Staci says:

    Of all the contests I’ve entered, I hope my luck has been saved for this one! What a fun opportunity. The podcast this week really hit home (no pun intended) for me. We live in a small area, but that has never dampened my spirit when it comes to fixing up our home.

  95. Joanna says:

    The timeline is right during my due date window or I would be submitting our master bath ASAP. It is definitely in need of some TLC. I don’t thinking hosting a film crew and home renovation would be the best thing to do after birthing twins. :)
    I cannot wait to follow this and see how it turns out!

  96. Kim says:

    Ahhhh this would be so perfect and you three are honestly my favorite bloggers of all time!

    Question: Does the bathroom in its current form have to exist? We have been dying to add a bathroom to our attic bedroom, which would require roughing in plumbing and framing out a larger wall out of a closet. Is that too much? Because I’m telling you, the afters would be so amazing!

  97. Sarah Mathis says:

    Hi guys! Thank you SO MUCH for this opportunity – what a dream come true! I submitted my kitchen – I hope you pick me! :)
    I came across your blog ChrisLovesJulia only a few months ago…I’m so happy I did! I really love your style – it’s very clean, interesting & inspiring. I would be so honored to have your creativity & vision be a part of my space :) I haven’t heard of the other bloggers – but I will now be stalking them all day!! I just checked out Manhatten Nest and am already so inspired & appreciative of his love of bringing his home back to it’s original beauty and highlighting the character. This whole process has been so fun already – I can’t even imagine working with all of you!! xo

  98. adriana valdez says:

    Love, love love you guys! Keeping my fingers crossed that I win! Keep up the amazing work!

  99. Danielle Dall'au says:

    I just applied!! Fingers crossed!!

  100. This is amazinggg! New kitchen AND meet you guys?! Just submitted my sorry lil’ yellow and brown kitchen :).

  101. Dana says:

    This is so exciting! Our bathroom is a hot mess of 1990s trends chosen by a woman in her seventies. Not to mention damage and disrepair from some general neglect. You’ll be hearing from us!

  102. What an awesome opportunity for some buddy! I just submitted my application.Jul says:

    What an awesome opportunity for some buddy! I just submitted my application.

  103. ruth says:

    I never join these things and I only follow 5 blogs and you guys are one of them :) would love to win, just did an entry! thanks so much for hosting~ winning would be a dream, but meeting you guys would be at the top of our list

  104. Jennifer says:

    Woohoo! I just applied and can’t wait for you guys to see our nasty kitchen in desperate need of some love.

  105. Erin Zarker says:

    What is the deadline to apply tonight?! I just about finished the application but realized I don’t have a video to submit – will need to wait until I get home after work!!

    • Julia says:

      A video isn’t necessary to apply. Many people have had problems submitting videos anyway, so we just made them optional on the application. If you’d like to submit now, feel free. Otherwise, the deadline is Friday (tomorrow!) at 11:59 pm ET

  106. Elizabeth says:

    Just entered our bathroom. So exciting!

  107. Emma P. says:

    Oh my gosh, so happy about this! I am going to submit my kitchen as soon as I get home and am able to snap a few photos of how dysfunctional it is.

  108. Brittany says:

    Just applied! Our kitchen is BEGGING for your style expertise. What a great opportunity!

  109. Taylor says:

    Nooooooo USA only! We have Lowes in Canada. Haven’t you always wanted to visit Canada? Next time!

  110. Katy says:

    Ugh, this is so exciting. The kitchen has been the one room in our house I’ve been scared to tackle – it just seems overwhelming! I need this red countertopped, builder basic montrosity gone so bad. I couldn’t hit “apply” fast enough!

  111. Simone says:

    Hi Julia!

    My husband and I would LOVE a new kitchen but we’re looking to gut it. If we did all the major structural things could we apply to have you do the fun stuff? :)

  112. This is so exciting! Just submitted for our master bathroom including photos and our slightly horrifying “before” tour of our fixer upper! You guys have been a big inspiration for our reno and would be SO. DARN. AMAZING. to have your help!!!

  113. Julia says:

    Oh man, this is amazing! My two favorite design bloggers!!! Will you still consider those of us who live in boring locations? No dream destination, here! OH!;)

  114. Johanna says:

    I am so excited about this opportunity, eek!!! I just had a thought about a month ago hoping you guys would do this again as we are now homeowners. Question, would tearing out cabinets be a doable option or are we only talking about repainting them?

  115. Sarah B. says:

    Hi Julia! How much input (do you think) would we as the homeowner have in the process? For example, you guys are awesome designers and should of course be trusted to your own design devices for that reason, but if I say I do NOT want floating shelves or something like that, would that kind of input be welcomed or are we pretty hands off the whole time? I would say anyone that has TOO long of a list of non-negotiables would probably not be the right candidate for this but is 1 or 2 ok? Thanks!

  116. Amber Share says:

    This is my interior design blog trifecta!! I’m submitting our kitchen for sure! So excited you guys are bringing back this opportunity and making it even better!

  117. Lori says:

    OMG, this is also my dream team! Trying to decide between kitchen or bathroom. When you say you can’t do much demo, does that include knocking out soffits that are most likely decorative?

  118. shannon says:

    Oh I hope this becomes an annual event because we are HOUSE HUNTING now for a fixer! Aaaaah I wish we could enter now!

    Also…when is Daniel coming on the podcast?!

  119. Kristina says:

    YAY – this would be a DREAM! Applying RIGHT NOW :) Fingers crossed!!!

  120. Tanya says:

    Shut up!!! My sister sent me a text last night and said I had to enter. My response, “if Yellow Brick Home partners, I’m in.” Looks like I’m applying! My favorite dream team!!!

  121. so excited for this! going over to take pictures of it tonight! and I LOVE YBH so that would be even more awesome to have two favorite bloggers renovate a house!!! now I get to run down the rabbit hole on manhattan-nest. you guys rock.

  122. Kasey Crampton says:

    AHHH! Dream team! Just submitted our kitchen. Please come and bring all of your dogs.

  123. Noelle says:

    Just submitted an entry! So exciting. I love seeing your makeovers! Thanks for giving someone this opportunity!

  124. Carol says:

    OMG – my 3 favorite blogs collide – dream team! Too bad I don’t have a house…maybe I can convince someone I know to apply and then lurk – er – help if they are selected.

  125. Irene says:

    Can’t participate because I live in the UK but wanted to say that this is also my dream team! Good luck everyone x

  126. Kimberly says:

    Hey guys! I have both a bathroom and a kitchen in some serious need of clj love. Could I submit both?

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