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Love It Or List It Vancouver: Linda & Chris

Hi loves!! Welp, we’re two episodes into the new season, how are you liking it so far?? I have to say this is by far one of MY favourites, as we welcomed little Leo into the world during this season!! Did my preggo belly give it away?? LOL! And of course, I’m in love with all of the designs and homeowners, TEAM LOVE IT all the way, am I right?! So if you missed out on last night’s episode, let’s give you a little recap of what when down!

Linda, Chris, and their two gorgeous daughters have lived in their home for 14 years and while the home was the perfect size when the girls were little as the years pass this family is feeling a little claustrophobic in their space. So while Todd heads out to try and find a bigger and better home (goooood luck with that one Todd, did I mention this home is a two-minute walk from the beach?!) … I got down to business! Kenny and I did a little walk through and I hit him with my (slightly intimidating) to-do list which included an open concept kitchen, renovating the living room, dining room and master ensuite, adding a bathroom AND adding an office for Chris … no biggie right?? LOL …

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Welp. I knew from the beginning that their budget would be a little tight with everything they wanted us to accomplish but I had high hopes that we COULD achieve it until Kenny pointed out a foundation issue and I caught wind that all of the skylights were leaking and needed to be replaced! Eeeeppp, this meant I had to do my favourite thing in the world (NOT!!) and break the news to Linda and Chris. After some back and forth we decided to remove the ensuite reno and the additional bathroom for the girls in order to keep these renos in line with their budget.

We replaced their flooring with gorgeous wire brushed oak which instantly made the house look bright and airy, we then made our way into the open concept kitchen that Linda and Chris have always wanted! We added a beverage center for the girls so they could quickly grab a water after their workout (which could also be swapped out for some vino for Chris and Linda LOL!!). We removed the bay window that dated the space and replaced it with a brand new window which completely changed and brightened up the space, it didn’t even look like the same home! I should also mention here that the kitchen cabinet and barn door pulls are from the lovely team at Emtek!!

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Linda had concerns over the limited storage space in the kitchen so we made SURE to add a HUGE new fridge in the kitchen for Linda along with a six burner stove … I mean, with all of those groceries they’re going to need a big enough space to cook, right?? Plus, we created a dedicated office space right off the kitchen for Chris by adding a wall and two beautiful custom sliding doors with a frosted glass insert to separate the spaces.

Ps. If you would like to see more photos of this gorgeous reno, click here and if you’re interested in cruising the shopping guide for where to find all of the items used in this reno, click here! Plus, the full episode of Love It or List It Vancouver is online – check it out here!

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Then there’s their new and improved living room, the HUB of the house!! We removed the old sliding doors in this space and replaced it with two beautiful new windows which will allow for more light to shine in. Their three sided fireplace makes this space so unique and I’m incredibly happy we didn’t end up blocking one of the sides with a pole like we were going to!! Phewww!!

Even though we were unable to renovate the master ensuite and add a bathroom for the girls, I think we totally NAILED this reno. I mean, I don’t want to toot my own horn here or anything but the renovation turned out STUNNING!!!! Even so much so that Linda cried, not once, not twice but THREE TIMES!! I love it when that happens. LOL!

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A special shout out goes out to Olympia Tile for the beautiful kitchen backsplash along with the tile around the fireplace, and double doors. Plus … how much do you LOVE the light fixtures in this home?? Thanks, Design Lighting for having so many beautiful options!! It was hard to choose which ones to go with!! Gah!!

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

Until next time …



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  1. Love your shows , you do an amazing job and such a great sense of humour . Do you ever give ideas from a photo . My outside is lacking curb appeal . Could use some advice

    1. Awwww thank you SOOOOO much, Christine!! I don’t take on any side projects such as this due to my crazy schedule but I hope one day that could be a possibility!! xoxo

  2. Thanks Jillian! We are pretty stoked about the lighting choices in this episode too!

  3. Gorgeous reno indeed 🙂 I also love LOLV Facebook page and I am looking forward to watching the new show Jillian and Justin.Congrats on everything!!

  4. Hi Jillian! I love your show (more than the US version) and was wondering if there is a way to watch your show since I live in the US. The HGTV Canada website does not allow me to view your episodes, and your show is not listed in the US HGTV app whatsoever. Thank you for any help you can provide!

    1. Oh darn!! I thought you would have been able to view them online as well!! Are you sure it won’t let you? XOXO

  5. Love this show Jilly! Living in Beach Grove and have been searching for a sectional just like the one in the pic above. Please, please will you share the source right down to the colour. Our beloved mom and nonna just died at 91 and she still had her sectional from 69 years ago. She had an eye for design and colour way ahead of her time. She left us a little inheritance so we’re going new!

  6. UGH! SO beautiful I can hardly take it! I haven’t watch the episode yet – especially excited to now!!

  7. I love how you actually look down to see if you really did forget your pants when, at the end of the show, Todd said did you forget your pants?! You guys have such good energy!

  8. Love the look and feel of this Reno, can you please share the name and style if the kitchen cabinet handles? I see you have provided the office handles but not the kitchen cabinets…please and thank you! Keep up the great work Jill and Todd!

      1. Veo tu programa desde España….me encantas….me encanta todo lo que haces , como eres, enfin…. Soy una fan tuya. Besossss

  9. I love all your designs and dreaming that one day it’s my turn to have this opportunity to renovate
    my home.You’re the best Jillian!!!!

  10. Hi Jillian,
    Do you by chance know where the tea kettle that is sitting on the stove is from?! My husband and I have been looking for something similar for a while now!

  11. Help I cannot find a previous episode of a older couple condo I think Coal Harbour and the kitchen backsplash looked like marble,
    My first time to do anything in kitchen I liked the gloss look ofyour caesarstone but how do I know if MIsty carrerra would look the best with my cabinets floor, what is important to consider when selecting new countertop, kitchen sink and faucet and backsplash and range and kitchen fan- I am looking for a modern not a country look.
    Thanks Jillian. I know you are swamped but any tips is greatly appreciated!

  12. I watch love it or list it VANCOUVER ! Love your work JILLIAN!!! I am also watching your 4 part series and a big CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND JUSTIN ON THE BIRTH OF THE MOST ADORABLE HAPPY SWEETEST LITTLE LEO!!!! He is such a beautiful baby and a happy baby too!!! You are both so blessed!! Also seen last night you got ENGAGED!!! Congratulations again!!!!! Looking forward to when you move in your new home and also on your new cookbook!!! ??❤️?BEARHUGS Mary fazekas (freeborn). Do you have I dog NACHOS OR TWO – terrier I seen him in the hotel you stayed at . First time I seen the little guy.

    1. THANK YOU MARY!! You’re so sweet! The little white dog is Justin’s brother’s dog!! XOXO

      1. I love the show. You’re perfect as co-hosts and the rivalry is just plain fun. Glad the show has been renewed. SO glad!!

        1. I watch love it or list it everyday I haven’t seen it on tv for 2 weeks now are they not running it on cannel 15 Anymore I’m having love it or list it withdraws I have them taped so I have to watch ones I’ve watched 3 times over lol

  13. yahoo you are back! I heard they had discontinued this show but today, there you were so I pvr’d you in case there were no more. Keep up the awesome work you do

  14. Jillian and Todd
    I totally love the show and my husband and I watch it whenever it’s on. We get all kinds of great ideas from both of you. We also love the relationship between you two! You are like brother and sister! It’s great!
    I really hope you guys are renewed again and am looking forward to new episodes.

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