Matt Blashaw: A Day in the Life

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Contractor and host of HGTV's Vacation House For Free, Matt Blashaw shows a San Francisco couple how to get their dream house for (almost!) free.

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Natural Colors and Materials in Kitchen

As seen on HGTV's Vacation House for Free, Matt's design for this beautiful coastal kitchen incorporates the natural colors of the ocean and sky, as well as material that can be found naturally, such as the wood for the ceiling.

Small Kitchen with Sea Green Backsplash

As seen on HGTV's Vacation Home for Free, Matt uses neutral colors with a pop of green to make this small kitchen feel lighter, brighter and larger.

Padded Bed Frame and Cape Cod Accents in Bedroom

As seen on HGTV's Vacation House for Free, Matt's design for this Cape Cod lake house utilized a neutral color palette with bold blue and red accents. The bed frame and linens add luxury to the space, while the Cape Cod accents keep with the feel of the home's surroundings.

Removing Wall Adds Light and Space

As seen on Vacation House For Free, the previous door was knocked down and the wall was opened up to allow light to flow into the rest of the house. The wall was evened out, which allowed for the vaulted ceiling in the dining space.

Hot Tub and Sofa on Luxurious Back Patio

As seen on HGTV's Vacation House for Free, Matt designed a back patio that has something for everyone. With plenty of ways to relax, whether in the hot tub or on the luxury outdoor sofa, this space provides the perfect getaway from the rest of the day.

Bedroom with Coastal Design

Host of Vacation House for Free, Matt Blashaw, designed this bedroom with the beach in mind. The coastal design is carried out through the natural, beachy colors he uses, such as the aqua blue of the ocean and the coral of the reef. He then used natural materials, such as the wood framing around the windows and the wood end tables to bring the outside in even more. The finishing touch is the picture of the sand piper above the bed.

Back Deck Overlooking Marsh and Lake

As seen on HGTV's Vacation House for Free, Matt and his team created a relaxing oasis for these homeowners with a back deck that overlooks the marsh and the lake beyond it. The succulents and other plants in the large planters help to add the feeling of a luxury escape.

Nautical Themed Sitting Room

As seen on Vacation House For Free, the sitting room off the living room is a space that utilizes the abundance of natural light that flows through the window bank. The additional seating makes the space great for entertaining. The nautical theme is well presented here with lots of seaworthy details.

Slate Backsplash Compliments Stone Countertop

As seen on Vacation House For Free, the slate backsplash in the kitchen compliment the stone surface of the kitchen island.

Dining Area and Grill on Terraced Back Patio

As seen on HGTV's Vacation House for Free, this house had a plain rear exterior, but Matt and his crew added a terraced deck with a dining table and a grill for entertaining to spruce the place up.

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