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

This barrel ceiling is a win for Drew Scott.


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

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


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

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6 ways sliding doors can be used as a design feature

Sliding doors can be used to separate the dining area and add depth to the space. (Recommend.my)

Why are sliding doors better than swing doors? They offer functionality and style to make a home unique.

They help to promote natural light. Though they are generally used for the balcony or terrace, they can be used throughout the home as room dividers.

Here are some interesting ways to incorporate sliding doors into the home.

1. Enhance privacy in the dining area

Sliding glass doors are a great way to create a partition between the living room and dining area.

These doors are particularly useful open when hosting dinner parties with large crowds or closed during more formal settings.

These space-saving doors also help to enhance the flow between each room.

Use different coloured glass to add a coherent balance with the rest of the interiors. (MOUS Design)

2. Separate the wet and dry kitchen

Wet and dry kitchens are a common in Malaysia. The dry kitchen is used for light cooking or as a space for food preparation and the wet kitchen is used for heavy cooking that emits grease and smoke.

Installing a sliding glass door between the two areas will distinguish between them and act as a shield to prevent unwanted odours from escaping.

Sliding glass doors can be used to separate two distinct areas of the home, such as this wet and dry kitchen. (MOUS Design)

3. Keep bathrooms sleek and stylish

Regardless if it is small or large, the bathroom could probably benefit from sliding glass doors – whether it is the entrance to a teeny-tiny bathroom or to partition a spacious one.

Sliding glass doors add a stylish element to the bathroom.

Sliding glass doors provide a convenient way to enclose the bathroom. (Pocket Square)
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