Liz Gray

Contributor to HGTVersus

Jun 16

Brother Vs. Brother: Inside the Contestants’ Notebooks

A lot of planning, sketching and budgeting goes into every remodel you see on Brother Vs. Brother. This season, we wanted to give you an inside look into the contestants’ planning process. So, we armed each team with a set of HGTV notebooks. They filled them with shopping lists, design sketches, paint chips, diary entries and more.

Brother Vs. Brother Behind the Scenes

Each week, we’ll share a few fun photos from the notebooks after the show. This week: Behind the scenes on Team Jonathan!

Team Jonathan won big in the last episode, leaving them feeling super-confident going into this week’s challenge. Here’s what Adi had to say on Day 1 of this week’s work:

Brother Vs. Brother Behind-The-Scenes

After last week’s fireplace victory, Joe decided to take on two big construction projects: A kitchen island and a built-in bookcase. Here’s his pre-build sketch:

Melissa was in charge of the team’s budget, but she did a poor job dividing the money between the necessary projects, leaving the team to work with salvaged and second-hand materials to finish on time. After the end of the challenge, Peggy reflected on the budget snafu:

Behind the Scenes of Brother Vs. Brother

Come back next week for more behind-the-scenes peeks into the contestants’ notebooks. And see all the designs from last night’s episode here.

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  1. Episode 2, aired 6/15: Could you tell me what color paint was used in the living room of Team Drew's house? (The gray walls?)

    Susan on June 16, 2014 at 1:25 pm
  2. Peggy's fireplace was awesome! I wish this fireplace was in my house, and I don't even have a fireplace. I felt the unique shape of the tile was awesome, the color great, and the finish perfect! Way to go Peggy!

    Rebecca Chan on July 3, 2014 at 10:18 am