Let’s talk Brother Vs. Brother episode four. When we left the contestants in episode three, they were halfway through a four-day remodel and each team was down a player. (Aww, no more Inez or Christy.) That leaves us with six players left to finish eight contestants’ work.
Team Drew is tackling the living room, laundry room and kitchen of their home, while Team Jonathan is focused on the kitchen, living room and dining room.
Team Jonathan’s Biggest Dilemma: Countertops!
With his abstract paintings done and Inez gone, Francis decided to take over the kitchen’s design. Just one problem…
That’s right, Inez left the team without budget to buy value-adding stone countertops. Her plan? Concrete. Francis’ new plan? Butcher block. Mark voiced his concern that the kitchen had “too many types of wood.” Despite their happy faces here, things weren’t pretty on the homefront at Team Jonathan. At one point, neither Torche or Francis was on speaking terms with Mark. In other words, things got kinda awkward over there.
Still, they managed to finish the kitchen in time. When Love It or List It hosts Hilary and David did their appraisal, what was their critique? Too many different wood tones. Even though you’re what seems like the world’s slowest floor installer, Mark, you clearly know a thing or two about property value.
Most Controversial Element: Torche’s Burnt Wood Fireplace
When Torche wasn’t busy installing Mark’s hardwood floors, she also tackled this fireplace feature. Because she wanted to show off her design style, and she likes to, you know, wield torches, she added slightly-charred reclaimed wood all the way to the ceiling.
Hilary and David weren’t impressed, saying it didn’t add value or style. I don’t know, though…I liked that the feature wall called attention to the super-high ceiling.
Here’s the finished dining room:
Okay, those paintings aren’t adding value. But, I still loved them. And what about that light fixture? Well done. I will take two.
This Week’s Tile Drama: Brett
In what has been a recurring theme, this episode brought us yet another person trying to figure out how to tile a backsplash. David was like, “Am I the only one who was ever done this?” Anyone? Bueller?
(Hey future Brother contestants: Learn how to install a backsplash here.)
This week, it was Brett, who took on the kitchen. But even though the tile wasn’t this room’s best feature, it was still an amazing kitchen makeover. So much better than the ’80s tile!
David worked on the home’s living room, adding value-enhancing details like the room’s faux panels, crown molding and fireplace details. The darker color inside the panels really draws the eye to the new details.
Team Drew was down to the wire, but in the end, they finished. It’s okay, Drew. You can breathe now.
Their hard work paid off; the team added just $5,000 more in value to their home than Team Jonathan, making them this week’s winner.
That means Team Jonathan, sadly, has to lose a member of their squad.
Poor Francis. Jonathan questioned his time management and decision to paint the abstract painting. And he wasn’t a fan of the wood-overload kitchen, either.
In the end, this dancer/designer/personality powerhouse was the one to go. Goodbye, Francis! I’ll miss your dance moves, crazy outfits and yes, even your paint color picks.
What do you think? Did the right team win? Did the right person go home? Tell me what you think in the comments below.