Brothers

The Property Brothers Reveal a Secret Feature We’ll All Wish Our Homes Had

“Property Brothers” stars Drew and Jonathan Scott are down to their final challenges in this season of “Brother vs. Brother,” which means it’s crunch time in this Los Angeles renovation battle.

In the latest episode, “The Mystery Judge,” the brothers fix up their guest bedrooms and bathrooms in hopes of impressing the guest judge, who eventually reveals himself to be Orlando Soria from “Build Me Up.”

Jonathan has set aside $400,000 for his bedrooms and bathrooms, while Drew has earmarked $440,000. Though these are big chunks of change, they may not be enough for the high-end designs these brothers are eyeing.


Read on to see how these brothers make their guest suites feel special, and steal some fun ideas you might want to try in your own homes, too.

A painted barrel ceiling can steal the show

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This barrel ceiling is a win for Drew Scott.

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In the kitchen and dining room challenge earlier this season, Drew refurbished a beautiful, hand-painted barrel ceiling. It was a big hit, so he decides to add another barrel ceiling to the hallway outside the guest bedrooms.

As it turns out, Drew is right to double down on this ceiling style. The round shape looks great, adding style and height to the hallway. To finish the look, he adds a painted mural on the ceiling and walls. The mural is subtle and classic with intricate floral details. It’s perfect for this old Hollywood home.

When Soria sees the feature, he loves it.

“This would make me want to buy the house,” he says.

A tub can go inside a shower

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Drew got creative with this small bathroom so that he could have a shower and a tub.

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Since Drew’s house is so huge, he adds many large, beautiful guest bedrooms and bathrooms,

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Brothers Bar and Grill is reopening in an 8,000-square-foot space that now includes a beer garden and kitchen

Brothers Bar and Grill is new and improved, and ready to reopen in Milwaukee. 



a store filled with lots of graffiti: Brothers Bar and Grill is reopening at 1213 N. Water St. on Oct. 8. It is twice the size of its previous space and now has a full kitchen, 45 TVs, outdoor beer garden and more.


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Brothers Bar and Grill is reopening at 1213 N. Water St. on Oct. 8. It is twice the size of its previous space and now has a full kitchen, 45 TVs, outdoor beer garden and more.

The Water Street bar closed in November to prepare for an expansion that combined its previous space with the next-door space, the former Milwaukee Moulding & Frame building. 

After almost a year it is reopening an 8,000-square-foot space that includes ample seating, an arcade and dance floor. There are 45 TVs throughout the building for game watching and 40 draft lines for beers. A 2,000-square-foot beer garden is outside. 

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“It’s unrecognizable from before,” said Marc Fortney, co-owner of Brothers, 1213 N. Water St. “We’re really bringing everything. It’s the new version of Brothers.”

The bar and restaurant chain is based in La Crosse and has 20 locations across the country. Fortney said Brothers started as a college bar, but its new locations have been larger and more family-friendly. 



a store inside of a building: The second floor of Brothers Bar and Grill overlooks the first floor. It is reopening on Oct. 8, 2020 at 1213 N. Water St.


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The second floor of Brothers Bar and Grill overlooks the first floor. It is reopening on Oct. 8, 2020 at 1213 N. Water St.

“As we’ve gotten older, we’ve thought more about what we would want in a bar, and brought that to Brothers,” he said. “We’re available for family dining, and after 10 p.m. we’ll be 21 and older and focus on that crowd.” 

The Milwaukee Brothers is the first remodeled location in Wisconsin. 

“We don’t have this in La Crosse,” Fortney said. “We thought it was a great opportunity to do this in Milwaukee with the Fiserv Forum right there. It’s really exciting for us

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40 best gifts for brothers

These are the best gifts for brothers (Photo: Manly Man / Instant Pot / Happy Socks)

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Ah, brothers. On the one hand, your brother may be the easiest person on your list to shop for—just give him some premier hot sauce and call it a day, right? But on the other hand, there are so many incredible gifts you can buy for your brother that he’d love to receive, from our favorite coffee subscription service to a real set of bed sheets (bye-bye, $15 Target sheets from 2010). 

Here are 40 of the best gifts for brothers you can order online. 

1. For the brother who can’t cook: A subscription to Freshly

Best gifts for brothers: Freshly (Photo: Freshly)

If your brother isn’t the best chef you know, we have great news: You can send him pre-made meals that are actually good. We tested the best pre-made meal kits and fell in love with Freshly, a service that ships ready-to-heat meals that are tasty, well-portioned, and filling. If your brother frequently loads up on frozen dinners, gift him with an upgrade he’ll be able to continue using throughout the year. 

Get Freshly starting at $11.49 / week 

2. For the brother who loves socks: Happy Socks

Best gifts for brothers: Happy Socks (Photo: Happy Socks)

Forget boring white socks—give your brother a colorful and fun pair he can wear while lounging or working. Happy Socks carries socks with dozens of fun themes, including Disney, The Beatles, and even tacos. You can pick up a single pair for just $14, or you can opt for a gift box featuring several pairs he can wear over and over again. 

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The Property Brothers Show Off Their Grandest Kitchen Upgrades


“Property Brothers” stars Drew and Jonathan Scott are at it again! On this season of “Brother vs. Brother,” they’re competing to see who can renovate the better home in Los Angeles. And in the latest episode, they’re facing off over (arguably) the most important part of the house: the kitchen.

In the episode “A Tale of Two Kitchens,” a lot is on the line. Drew hasn’t won a single kitchen challenge in all six seasons of “Brother vs. Brother,” so he’s determined to get lucky with No. 7.


However, his plans may be dashed since Jonathan has plans for some show-stopping features, including a custom barrel ceiling and double kitchen islands.

It’s up to judges Maureen McCormick and Dan Vickery from the HGTV show “Frozen in Time” to decide which brother’s kitchen and dining space is better—and they have a tough decision to make.



Read on to find out how Drew preserves the history of his home, and how Jonathan creates character in his. Who knows, you might see some design ideas you’ll be inspired to try in your own home.

Bring attention to your ceiling

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This barrel ceiling is cleverly crafted with false brick panels.

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Jonathan’s kitchen and dining area starts out looking pretty bare-bones, so the pressure is on to add style and character. Of course, he comes through, starting with a stunning new ceiling.

Jonathan knows Drew has a barrel ceiling in his house, so he decides to one-up him with a barrel ceiling (with four barrels) that’s decorated with brick veneer panels.


While Jonathan first tries to get the brick look with a printed wallpaper, he realizes he’ll need to step it up to beat Drew. So he gets the panels custom-made from a shop that

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