Houzz TV: Kristen Bell Treats Her Sister to a Surprise Renovation

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“A little sister always looks up to her big sister, no matter what age you are,” says actor Kristen Bell. Recently, the former Veronica Mars star and voice of Anna in the Disney hit Frozen decided to show her appreciation for her big sis Sara by surprising her and her family with a full-on basement renovation. “She’s honestly in my eyes a superwoman,” Bell says.

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Dunmire Creative

This was an amazing story. Kristen is the real deal! We need more actors like you that are unselfish and care about more than their careers and politics! LOVED the basement!

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Melissa McCafferty

Amazing transformation!

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CENTENNIAL WOODS

This is a great overview of how Houzz works. Growing up in Metro Detroit it was fun to see a local celebrity helping out her family and seeing familiar sites - JD.

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Brian-Yubang Kitchen/Custom Made Cabinets

like this vedeo so much, I have watched it twice+twice+twice

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Claire Thorp

I am so proud of you Kristen!


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mandy76
Such a sweet storey! Looks fantastic!
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Meadowlark Design+Build

We are so thrilled be a part of transforming the basement for Kristen's sister. It was an amazing experience and hope it inspires others to do the same. #myhouzz

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brigettte

your awesome Kristen, brought a tear to my eye.

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Princess Cupcake
Thank you for sharing this wonderful story ❤ The basement looks fantastic
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whocareswhoiam

Aunt Kristen, you ROCK! Melissa took your vision and ran ... really incredible transformation of a basement. Very inspiring!

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OnePlan
How cute ! What a great sister !
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Lush Decor

So proud that our Aria Prom Prom window curtains were used. Great job, Kristen!

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Becky Walker

WOW!!! Kristen Bell is AWESOME ... and Houzz .... YOU ROCK!!!!

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Carla Nolin

What an awesome sister you are!!

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Sally Errecart

That was great. Loved it!

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shewitt2

What paint color was used on the basement ceiling? Looks great!


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plazagirl

Brought tears to my eyes. Sisterly love! Thanks for sharing with us Kristen.


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Meadowlark Design+Build

@shewitt2 glad you like it! The paint color we used on the basement ceiling is Match Benjamin Moore CPS-185. Hope this helps!

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Infinite Lineage Realty, LLC
I ❤️Houzz! Such a beautiful story of sisterly love. Cozy, Fun, Functional Basement. Perfect Episode.
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Karina Pesta Interiors

loved absolutely everything.....and learned a few things that I can use as tools when showing clients :)

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jojellie
First and foremost.. Houzz TV? I've been on this site for a while and didn't know there was a houzz TV. Very exciting. Looking forward to what else is in store.
Ashton Kutcher as the director. THE Ashton Kutcher?
The transformation is amazing. My favourite has to be the yellow wall. I caught a glimpse of it in the video and had to pause to look at it. I'm a suckered for bright colours.
Thanks for sharing the inspiration and the subtle user guide for how to use the app :)
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Kalyani Roldan
So awesome Kristen! Love the gift to your sister and her family, love the design, and love that I learned more about what I can do with this Houzz app
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Kendrah

The rug in Lucy's room is gorgeous. This basement layout is so sensible. They must feel like they have a brand new home.

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Aurinelle Taboudi
loving this video feature on Houzzz. just when ai thought I couldn't love this app more :-) great job on the reno!
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Meadowlark Design+Build

We are SO THRILLED as the great feedback from the renovation we did! Thanks everyone for the nice compliments!!

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Meadowlark Design+Build

Kristen Bells sister and her family were at our design studio today for a viewing party. I can promise you that they are so touched by this project and appreciate this new space more than words can say. Lovely family and they deserve all the best in the world.


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Gina Wallace
Love the work you did in the basement! Can you tell me about the basement floor? What was used there?
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vintagestuf

Thanks for showing an average suburban metro Detroit house for a redo project. My first reaction to the lead photo was recognition as it being local to my area. It encourages the average person that they also can have inviting spaces without living on either Coast. The designer, Melissa, did an awesome job.

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jacobsgn

LOVE that they have a second bathroom now! That is SO COOL!!!

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Meadowlark Design+Build

Hi Gina Wallace, we used clear epoxy on the floors with no stain. Hope this helps :)!

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Kate B

Melissa and Meadowlark did such a phenomenal job. This was awesome!

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Adam Waterman
How are the floors finished?
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Wendy Deng

amazing transformation

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lindajohn2012

A heartwarming story and a wonderful overview of how Houzz works. My husband and I used Houzz with our contractor when renovating our kitchen, bathroom, and pool area. "A picture is worth a thousand words".....so helpful when deciding what will and won't work.

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raels321

Amazing transformation. Love that it showcased Houzz and a normal family home into a beautiful but completely livable space not an untouchable magazine page.

Well done to Melissa the designer for pulling it all together.

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Jayati
Such a sweet touching story and amazing transformation. Congratulations to the family and the designer. Thanks for sharing.
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94236633
Lovely, generous sister.
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RL Relocation LLC

Well, that was just the sweetest thing ever, and very well done!

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timsphynx

Nice one. Reminds me a bit of fixer upper and a tad to much houzz self-advertisment for my taste, apart from that it was pretty cool. Exec Producer listet Aston Kutcher. THE Aston Kutcher or do they just share the same name?

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kyriec
Love this story and design. Nice to see elegance in a family friendly room and I agree it is so great to see a redesign on an average home. Most redesigns show homes out of reach of the average homeowner. Thank you to Kristen Bell and her family for sharing this.
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Luke Buckle

@missmgrrl Hi, If you can't get the above video to work, please try our YouTube channel -

https://youtube.com/watch?v=OvgqJOWGQfU

I hope this helps,

Luke

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Suele DaSilva

Everything is absolutely beautiful. My dream is to do something like this for my mom.

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Mohammed Tarik

Thank you houzz.

Thank you Melissa

Thank you Kristen

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Danielle Garber

Loved this! More please!

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Doreen Moore
What an awesome gift! I think I love the space as much as her sister does! Beautiful beyond words…
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Rebecca Stone
Loved what Kristen did for her sister! Very needed. Very emotional! Made me cry!
I Love makeovers if all kinds. I Love Houzz.
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Ann Smitt

Home is the place you are drawn to. Home should be a vacation. Kristen Bell your quotes are spot on.

What a wonderful gift to give to your sister, brother in law, nieces and nephews. Best gift ever.


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Jenifer Daniels
wow! I knew this Detroit as soon as I saw the house. this is a similar floor plan to my first home in Oak Park.
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rward7373

Kristen Bell is officially my favorite Hollywood star!!! To be selfless and do this for her sister was amazing! And knowing that she grew up in the D makes it that much better for this Grosse Pointe Park, MI Houzzer!!!! You go girl!!!!

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Gloria H.
Yup. Tears. So sweet.
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Terrance
This is Awesome. Plus I love Kristen Bell lol
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Heidi Meyer
Amazing. I love this basement reno, very achievable.
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Marian Cerny

I really enjoyed watching all the elements that went into this surprize. I'm a big fan of Kristen Bell and her husband . Such a beautiful thing to do for someone you love and someone so deserving. I like the way the designer and Kristen could work together with houzz. I would consider trying this myself. The designer Melissa was very open to Kristen's idea and she made it real. Thanks for sharing.

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Julie Webster

The Painted-out ceiling is GREAT! As a realtor we have advised clients to jazz up their basement spaces with this, but we did it in black (as per another HOUZZ article) The white is great... I would recommend this treatment in a flash, and also know that if in an older home where the basement is not so high, we can still put in some recessed lighting here and there between the floor joists....! Bravo!

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Stephanie Rountree

That pulled on my heartstrings - what a fabulous transformation!

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Angie Schwab Interiors LLC

Love this. Home should be a place you escape to...I couldn't agree more!


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nessasays

Beautiful renovation. Well done!

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rkrenek

Great Story

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ryla

A story that unfolds to a beautiful gift!

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gthomsen3701

Beautiful re-design! What a thoughtful, heartfelt gift. The designer, Melissa, could be a twin to Anne Hathaway - talented and so beautiful! You hit it out of the park!

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linnette1

Where is the new laundry room?

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Becky Harris

Love Veronica Mars, the whole sloth thing and now this. Kristen Bell is the greatest.


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Gretchen Dietz

Sarah's house looks so much like my little bungalow I had in Rhode Island. I had the same huge basement that I didn't do enough with. Wish I had seen this back when I lived there.

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bailey1460

Awesome family Kristen,I am a fan of yours, saw some great ideas for my basement.

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mighty4110

HGTV is in trouble!!! haha

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Melinda Wrench

This is an an incredible transformation! I love how open it feels and that every space was used to achieve lots of needs for this sweet family. It's amazing how much bigger the space looks even as it offers more uses than the previous space because no space is wasted! I especially loved learning how useful and wonderful HOUZZ is for more than just inspiration photos. Melissa did an amazing job working with Kristen. I enjoyed seeing how this all came together. Thank you!

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Cynthia

really sweet story and a beautiful family and a great functional design. I love the lamp by the sofa.


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Ali Finer

I love the wall décor in Lucy's room (esp that fun abstract-like painting)...do you know where that is from?

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Nannette Glorie

Sweet!!
Lovely make-over and great ideas!!
Well done to the designer and to the actrice!!

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Ana Brennan

I love Kristen's Bell's definition of home, and I love how she walks us through the inspiring reno of her sister's basement with the help of Houzz!

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Johnny Di Leva

Good looking girl and smart-looking projects. Impressed. Very impressed.

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bibishboy

Tons of love put into this project making it a beautiful renovation.

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Marina V Design Studio

What a great gift to a deserving family. Great job to the designer and houzz!


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arrbe

What a delightful, heart-warming story giving me reason to love Kristen even more. It's encouraging to me that we could open our basement ceiling as they did and get rid of ceiling tiles. God bless everyone involved. Great job.

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Nicole Barnett

Love Kristin Bell and love houzz this was excellent!!!!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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vladbike

I like to watch this side of celebrity life. To see that they have regular siblings, regular parents who have a life like any of us, who live in a houses like most of us. I love to see how well-to-do Hollywooders help their family members who stayed in their hometowns to live an ordinary life. I love how stars talk about their family members, with warmth, respect, and love. It's like they talk about me because I can relate to their relatives. Keep doing these episodes, Houzz TV!

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scdrasko

Wish I had your eye for design Kristen ! You and Melissa did a beautiful job. It especially touched me the way you created a space for your niece. Congratulations on a wonderful job, and for being such a great sister !

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Michelle

executive produced by ashton kutcher! whaaa! also, love KB, and love what they did to that house!

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dallyrei99

What an amazing story of love and family. I may have cried...a little bit...at the reveal. Well done Kristen and Melissa!!!!!

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jsilly911

Aww! I actually watched the whole video! Love Kristen Bell (and her show!) and this was so sweet of her. And Houzz, the designer, Kristen, and her brother-in-law did such a great job! I want to do it to my basement! Now I only need my sister to fund the whole thing. hee.

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Jan Jamieson

What a wonderful thing to do for a sister! Loved it.

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afwurch

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing Kristen! And thank you Ashton Kutcher for producing ~ great job!

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Miguelangel Colmenares

Wow it is a wonderful Project, this is an awesome job, congratulation.

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Cheryl Brown

I had a good cry. Creating a lovely environment shows how we value the people living there. Space matters because people matter! Nicely done!!!

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mackenziedsouza
Awesome refresh
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Debbie
This is exactly how I feel about my sisters! What a beautiful thoughtful thing to do for them. Brought me tears of joy! Here's to sisters❤!
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4sherrysc

Now I love Kristen Bell even more! Such a sweet and inspiring video.

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Pamela Nakagawa

A very wonderful video. Love between sisters has no boundaries. I know little sister is so happy to thank her big sister. Houzz you did a fabulous job.

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Wanda Kearney

I love her given spirit. Now I want to upgrade my basement.

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chybaskids

I never knew Houzz had these remodel videos & I LOVED watching it‼

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chatteycathi

This was really darling. I didn't know Kristen Bell was so adorably kind. If you like before & afters & joy, you'll love this!

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Tami Newton

Fantastic!!! Great job EVERYONE ~ of course, family is everything so I definitely am wiping away happy tears. I think Houzz will continue to flourish and grow - I am amazed by the effectiveness of bringing the vendors, examples and ideas together to make the idea book become a reality just by clicking on it. Thank you!

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kimberly clark

Such a beautiful and touching story about the love of family. To do something like this for family is so awesome.

Loved the basement, and to give your niece something to call her own made me teary eyed

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hpoche

So, when I finished crying, I only smiled. What a fabulous story. This is spot on! I love the Houzz has helped me communicate my ideas clearly while working on our new house. Life would have been much more confusing and expensive, considering I would have purchased about a hundred more design books had I not had the Houzz site. More please!!!!

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Gast Architects

Congrats Melissa and Meadowlark! Eric Hartz

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Cheryl

Wonderful!


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College City Design Build

Great design, great family and great sister!

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Rj Lewis

all the design-piration - This is awesome!


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stephanie waye

can anyone tell me what they did to finish the floor in the basement. Love it! I'm in the midst of renovating my basement and need advice on what to do over unlevel concrete floor with low ceiling.

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Powell Brower Interiors

I loved this story...great job!

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chgoest

Absolutely fantastic! The makeover is gorgeous and makes the most use of the basement space. Great job Meadowlark Designs! Question - What photo did Kristen use as inspiration for her niece's room?

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Patricia Runkle

Loved the transformation. Great job by Meadowlark Design+Build & what a thoughtful sister Kristen Bell is!

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ellensunny
What a great video! I use this app to show my customers ideas in the construction/design business. They love how fast I can show them what a particular design will look like. Thanks Houzz!!
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gecko61

Awesome story and renovation! Brought a tear to my eye as other commented. lol Excellent job to Melissa Kennedy, reno workers, executive producer Ashton Kutcher and mostly Houzz! Loved this!

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Gina Wallace
Can you please post a close up picture of the concrete floor in the basement that you fixed up? What process did you use, and how long did it take?
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mcharlieferret

Beautifully done! But....I do* have a question....Where did the washer and drier end up. I didn't see them in the reveal.

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75main

love this!

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Sue Stentz

I love Kristen Bell in The Good Place and after watching this I love her even more!

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Brandy Richards
The shots of Downtown Berkley and Royal Oak got me excited. Great remodel, loved how all the colors came together to make it so bright and fresh feeling.
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Meadowlark Design+Build

The process for the floors was to sand the existing concrete then add clear epoxy finish. Attached is an up close picture of the floor. Hope this helps :)!


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Bonnie Healey

I have been on the Houzz website for almost two years now after seeing a redo that Ashton Kutcher did for his mom. For the most part it is a very user friendly website and I have 'built' a Dream House that will never be built. With this site and an active imagination it has been an education and loads of fun. Kudos to the stars for doing such a nice thing for their families!

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debbiccc

What an awesome thing for one sister to another. Sisters are the best. You want to help them when you can! Thank you Kristen Bell. and Houzz is awesome too. I teared up, cause I love my little sister like you love your big sister. Wish I could help my sister, and I do in small ways. Love and hugs to you all.

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kristinrosenthal

Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing.

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Becky Harris

Sounds like some of the commenters missed Ashton Kutcher's basement project on Houzz TV. It's here:

https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/47752602/video/ashton-kutcher-surprises-his-mom-with-the-basement-of-her-dreams


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Lori

Fantastic......all around! What a wonderful gift!

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Becky Vickers

The transformation is amazing. Great job to Meadowlark and Kristen for their collaboration efforts!

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Emily H

Hi @Mcharlieferret! The laundry area stayed downstairs. You can catch a quick glimpse of it at 15:41 in the episode. Hope that helps!

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Euro Canadian Construction Corp.

Well done!

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Donna Rhodan
liked it very much
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lorettakerr55

Sister Love is the best! This made my day. Houzz is the best online product and care service!!!

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jewels6666
Would love to see her do more shows.
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Wow Great Place

So, did anyone else notice how much Melissa Kennedy (the designer) looks like Julia Roberts? That fantastic smile especially!

LOVE LOVED LOVED this entire piece, the back story, the fact that it was Kristen Bell (who doesn't love Kristen Bell??) and of course that Ashton Kutcher is behind the scenes....nothing but pure awesome!

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yingzhao Zhang

That was amazing!!!!!!

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Sandi In The 912
Aaaannnnddd I love Kristen Bell even more now. What an amazing, sweet family. This was very touching and the reno was beautiful. Very well done.
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LaJuan Phillips
This project illustrates to true beauty and power of Houzz. The designer made great use of the space, listened to the needs and delivered. I am glad Kristen Bell shared her story.
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Marsha Brick

Amazing renovation! Sisters are the best & Kristen Bell is Sister of the Year! And Lucy must think you are definitely the "cool" Auntie Mame!

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Carol Feinga

So sweet! Glad I saw this today, a day where we have been celebrating womanhood, sisterhood and empowerment. Thank you for sharing and exemplifying what we as sisters can be and should be to each other.

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justanotherdesigner
watch out HGTV and Kristen strikes me as a throughly decent sort. beautiful everything
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Trisha Clerk
Awesome! I'm going to use this to help design my guest room and formal dining room. Hey, Ashton, wanna come film our new design? New home. Empty rooms. Help needed!
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vaughnjones

Kristen Bell inspired me so much that I am treating my mom to a new kitchen. Thank you Kristen and Houzz!

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waruna55

very nice & great

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TripleTree Interiors & Millwork Inc.

This video was nothing shy of amazing!! It felt emotional to follow this journey... the love and respect Kristen has for her big sister is exemplary. The finished result was perfect, thank you for the inspiration. The power of HOUZZ!! Love it!!

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What a fun surprise. I think people forget that celebrities are people too with real lives and real families. So great of her to let us into her life and the life of her family and share this wonderful transformation with us. I love the way they took the space and they made it appear even larger than it was and also increased usability. And of course every girl needs her own space, so that was a great addition. We don't have basements here in Dallas where I live and I have always envied those that do - it REALLY adds to your space options. Great job and kudos to Kristen for being so generous with her family.

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Judy Nightengale
Wonderful job, Kristen Bell!
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Renee Zender
What a great thing to do for a big Sis! Houzz is an amazing tool. Thank you for the tutorial
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mjkjrobinson

So very very awesome. You did a great job, its beautiful.

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samoazzam
This was such a sweet thing you did for your sister, Kristen. Love it!
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Eréna Slabbert

What a lovely family and how wonderful that a sister is able to do this for her sister! This video also makes it clear to me how to use Houzz Pleas Please bring it to South Africa

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Nick Hayes Constructions
Wow great use of the basement absolutely love Kristen Bell and definitely the right choice not lining the roof!
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Kay Vickery
How wonderful!
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Mark Biber

It's really sweet what you did for your sisiter and I also got an idea.

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celiaroman_mom
Perfect gift
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glowree

Kristen Bell is awesome!...doing this for her sister shows that she is not only beautiful on the outside but inside as well. What a great example she is for sharing her wealth and success in life with her sister. Goes to show that they have a fabulous sister/sister relationship. Thanks HOUZZ for this inspiring piece!

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Gram 1954

What a wonderful story of love and generosity and the amazing things Houzz can inspire! Thanks for sharing! LOVE the renovation - so beautiful for this family!


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marialbrasil

Kristen, I love you even more, now that I know the person behind the actress.

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jenbenwaz
LOVE. IS. FAMILY -awesome job and what a special gift, Kristen! As the youngest sister of three, I get it! #sisterlove
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Daneka Ewert
Totally inspirational, and I learned a few things too!
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skateriegs
I love the barnwood end tables and industrial silver pipe lamp... can I purchase on houzz???
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Dorothy charas
Hi I've been on the Houzz tour most of the day looking for inspiration for my sitting room, we're about to switch off then decided give it another look, I'm so glad I did as the transformation was fantastic
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Emily H

@skateriegs You can shop the collection from the episode here! https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/81031359

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Didi Evtimova

Amazing transformation, love the art work too.


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Amy Klein

That was delightful to watch. What a lovely family!

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jmhaeger

Any DIY advice on how to remove the ceiling panels in a basement, and paint it all to cover up all the electrical, duct work, etc. ?

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Annette Escobar

What an awesome gift from one sister to another!

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Linda York
Such a wonderful gift Kristin gave to her family in Michigan! I loved that the entire story was shown from start to finish. It's great that there are contractors working with Houzz to complete a project such as this!
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stormaway

I loved this...how beautiful...both the renovation and the family!

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Gerety Building and Restoration

This is wonderful. Kristen + Houzz are great!

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Karin
I've used Houzz for a few years now and learned new tricks watching this! Kudos to the designer, this turned out really beautiful. I really loved the open ceiling! Great video all around. Lastly to Kristen Bell, what a heart!
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Wendy Ramsay
More Houzz TV please!
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Schoen Sangalli

Looking forward to more stories like this...

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ForestWaif

Have you ever tried to tell someone about the multi-faceted Houzz? This video, in the most efficient and non-invasive way, showed what could be utilized by Houzz website; it was covered quickly up front, and then the remaining bulk of the video was all about the transformation. Nicely done. Precious family.

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Anne Sacco Interiors, LLC

Beautiful job Melissa and Kristen.

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Lisa Marutz
Love this story, and sweet family love! The basement rocks, a great family living area!!
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Deborah Galuten
How wonder of Ms Bell doing this for her sister and her family. God Bless
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barbsigngirl

Kristen that is so sweet. I wish I could win the lottery because I would love to help my family like you helped yours. Very thoughtful. God Bless. Keep up the goodness.

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Paula Sicilia Barros

Awesome story!!! Love it so much, I am sure Sara's family is already making beautiful memories in that great basement!

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lili x

such a great aunt and sister ! love it !

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theowman
the work on the basement was great and not a part of the family but I definitely feel connected through houzz and it's expert design advice. wish I live in the US. I love everything about this video. Thank you baby sister for making big sister proud.
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omprakashnager

Adorable..Love it.

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Jacqueline Rhone
omg! This totally changed my way of interacting with Houzz. I love everything about this website but now even more. do more of these videos with celebrities please! ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
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hanksne
Beautiful family and great remodel! Where did the laundry room go? I was hoping for an improved, functional space for laundry duty.
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Emily H

@hanksne You can catch a glimpse of it at 15:41. It's still in the basement, but wasn't shown fully.


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Kirstin Kane

It's beautiful! As the oldest of three girls too I feel the love in this space. Well done!

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mcharlieferret

Thanks..I completely missed that when I watched it when it first was released last week.

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njharris2012
What an awesome gift Kristen gave her sister and family! True family love ❤️
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C H
I'm in tears because the basement as cool and as functional as it is, pales compared to the genuine love that you showed your sister and her family!
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cielodulce
great story!...tear jerker!
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cielodulce
amazing renovation...loved it loved it loved it!
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mgzcharlotte
how cute!!!
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Jeana Lawrence
Great story, Houzz is the best thing to design and make the best home
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C K Building Pty Ltd

Great story. Great use of space...one of my fav stories

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Cecile95
love the surprise. Love the makeover
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Imogen Jack

Fab aunty & sister. Looks great!


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jame5
Lovely thing to do
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Gemma Clare
Love, love, LOVE the TV feature! More please, Houzz! An amazing transformation, and the gorgeous Kristen - what more can you ask for. Thank you
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Kate Rosiak - Stawiska
AA*** - Absolutely Amazing - ***AA
This is what I wish to do for my little sister and her family and for my mum
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Janet Turnbull
I did not know that the Houzz app did all that! That mirror in the bath is EXACTLY what I have been looking for for my long corridor. Beautiful story!
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Rute Marina DA CUNHA SILVA

Hi Kristen ! Fortunately, there are still people like you in this world. This is a very beautiful project. Well done ! Best regards, Rute (from Disneyland Paris)

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Ana Sofía Vela
I absolutely love the design that incorporates the entire family. It's all about bringing everyone together. But, what I truly love the most, is the love shared between sisters. The respect they have for each other is so evident. I so wish I had a sister.
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Lee Flowers
Loved the video and you are a wonderful sister!
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Marjorie Sopkin Art & Design

A wonderful transformation, and a beautiful gift!

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lulu escusa

watching the video bring tears to my eyes. what a beautiful, generous sister Kristen is, and what a beautiful, loving family she belongs to. so obvious that they respect and love each other.

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sophiathomas

A very wonderful and touching video! Aww...beautiful

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Lana Clark
Cutest family & "I love Lucy!" ....she's adorable!
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Kim Hardman
What a wonderful story. Having three children myself and one with disabilities I had a little cry watching. You are an amazing little sister and one of my favourite actresses.
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kathyrathmann

Now that is what sisterhood is truly about!!!

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leahtopertty7
love your show
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Dunmire Creative

@meadowlarkdesign-what is the color used on the bathroom-it is the perfect gray! We have been using Sherwin Williams with all our remodels but might be switching over since using houzz. I love how they pull the colors from each project and post them on the side.

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Sheryl Cautero

I have always been a HUGE fan of Kristen, but now??? HUGER!!!!!!!!! The greatest gift is "giving" - especially to someone who is so deserving. And HOUZZ....well....you are the BEST!!! I have been on your site since inception and it is my addiction!!!!!!!!

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san5501

WOW incredible love it.


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Meadowlark Design+Build

@Wendy & Dan Dunmire, we used Bruton White, CW-710 on the bathroom walls and Swiss Coffee, OC-45 on the ceiling. Happy painting!

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Property Styling Brisbane
Awesome Kristen
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Brugnoni Design

I loved the open ceiling. It doesn't feel like a basement. Great job !

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Maureen Penland

Wow, Kristen Bell is so inspiring! What a lovely gift- the remodel looks absolutely stunning!

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Melissa Kanaly
what a sweet story and beautiful design. keep the good vibes and family love going. as the oldest of 4 girls I feel the love :)
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Linda Hilbrands

It's kind of a silly question but in the start of the video Kristen Bell is sitting in front of a aqua wall and pink floral curtains. I so badly want to know where I can get the curtains or fabric ? Thanks

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msmrg

Love, Love, LOVE! ...Question, "why didn't someone warn me that I would be crying during the video?" Simply Beauty-Full!

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Jill Lindsey
This is an amazing story! Beautiful remodel! I was tearing up! So nice !
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Meadowlark Design+Build

We were so overjoyed and honored work with this family. It was a transformational project!

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Meadowlark Design+Build

Call us for your next custom home or remodeling project in Metro Detroit.

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rodjk37

Loved this story. How very special for both sisters.

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dduren

Is the clear epoxy finish slippery? (like a garage floor when it becomes wet) Or is sand or something added to make it non slip? Love it

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Meadowlark Design+Build

HI Dduren, it's a function of how smooth you polish it. If it still has some natural concrete texture it is unlikely to be slippery. We hope this helps! Have fun with your next project!

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ZeroChaos
So sweet! Love the new space. Looks fantastic!
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Donna Lambert

AMAZING!!!

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Janice Morgan

I've just discovered My houzz and probably will be binge-watching all of them rather than Netflix. Having two sisters also, I very much related to this story. Well done Kristen, Melissa, Tom, and houzz!!!!!

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robinoc
I grew up in Redford Township in the 50's, not far from this Detroit home in a similar looking house.

I loved how the renovation turned out and I'm sure that Kristen's niece will love her new room all to herself. I hope they made the walls and door to her room sound proof to block the tv and game room noises.

I retired to a new home in southwest Utah and Houzz came in handy to come up with ideas, even what I'd like to do with my tiny backyard someday when I have the money.

I also used Houzz to educate myself on how much things costs nowadays and to find less expensive alternatives.
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KJT
Great amount of space. Really good ideas to create 'new' rooms. Plus the designer looks just like Julia Roberts when she's smiling!
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keamonteith

Really heart warming.

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Kalahari _ Musau
love you sweetheart your the most amazing sister
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Cheryl Hobson

Kristen, You are a wonderful sister, Beautiful Design.


   
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aussieum1

Kristen,

I'm a 52 year old man and this brought tears to my eyes. You have an adorable family and I love your sister and how humble she was. The secret proud types are the greatest !! Thank you

I'm hoping to design a space for my elderly Father soon. Please if someone can do an episode on a space created for the elderly I would appreciate it. With baby boomers and their parents coming to that age I think it is a section of people forgotten. We always see remodels for families with young children but it would be nice to see the latest gadgets just for seniors. Ex: walk in tubs, shower seats, handrails, easy access, no stairs, light up phone, door bells, emergency buttons in all rooms, surround sound. Many are hearing and sight impaired and worry about emergency calls if needed. Just a suggestion

Thanks,


Terrence Ryan

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fafyali21
so great ❤❤❤
   
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Les McGowan
Produced by Ashton Kutcher?! That’s unexpected!
   
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awible6

I just love Kristen Bell!

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Mica Castanon
I think what you did for your sister was great. You brought tears to my eyes. I had a older sister who dies at 47 from ovarian cancer. I would do this for her too. Both of you are so lucky to have each other. Stay close.
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Majeed Huraira

brought tears to my eyes, i actually cried..... What you did for your sister was sooo great.....Gush i wish i could do this for my mum....

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Cynthia Erlsten

Omgggg, teary lol good job ! :)))

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Lubbock Custom Coating

This transformation was amazing.

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becky5740

This brought me to tears, as the younger of three sisters myself I've always tried to give the best to my sisters and to see Kristen give to her sister something she'd never ask for speaks volumes to how well you know what would make her happy, AWESOME!!!

   
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Marianne Chukwunenye
whoa
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Lisa A
Kristen Bell.. what a sweet little sister
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Anchor Treasures

Thank you for sharing, what a wonderful story!


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Saitta Properties, Inc
Absolutely love this new series! Beautiful stories and even better makeovers ❤️
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valcoll
Awesome
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Stephanie Rammajammerolltidebama
Very cool!! and soooo sweeeeeet!!!!
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Jac Brown

What color did you use on the wall? Specifically, the color in the family room area behind the couch. Thank you!

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Lamberty Remodeling

this was awesome kristen much respect great job guys i love it.

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The White Pear, Design & Build

How true are the COLORs on Skype? Color's vari depending on the medium.

   
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The White Pear, Design & Build

Very good. Should I cry? Good job.

   
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ellejobarc
Please provide subtitles/closed captioned for your deaf and hard of hearing fans.
   
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Debi Neath-Sanders Art
Wow! I love this story and amazing results too. I have just recently revisited Houzz and can’t believe how fast it’s growing! Thank you
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Emily H

Hi @ellejobarc Thanks for reaching out! The video has subtitles available. Please click where you see the speech bubble near the bottom left corner of the video to turn them on in your language of choice.