There’s one thing you’ll be seeing less of on HGTV’s Fixer Upper next season. (Don’t worry, it’s not Chip’s stunts.)
But it is something that’s also a staple on the show: shiplap.
In a new blog post, Joanna Gaines has announced that even though she’ll forever love the rustic board paneling she made famous in her home renovations (see the photo above if you need a visual), she’s moving onto something new: “skinnylap.”
It’s the “same idea as shiplap, but with thinner planks,” she explains, adding that she’s loved incorporating it into her latest projects. Also hot on her radar? Wallpaper and bolder paint colors — a far cry from her classic style of clean lines and neutral colors.
“The element of my job as a designer that is the most fun is getting to stretch myself creatively and really hone in on each family’s design style,” she wrote. “It’s fun when a client comes into a design meeting and says, ‘I trust you, just go for it.’”
Joanna also teased some other fun tidbits about season four:
- We’ll be seeing more unique spaces. “In seasons past, we’ve renovated whole homes but only been able to show the exterior and a few rooms because there are only so many minutes in the show,” she wrote. That's why they mainly focused on the most dramatic rooms like the kitchen and living room. But Joanna says this season, they’re going to be branching out and showing off some really unique spots including sitting nooks and a space designed for a client’s pets.
- We’ll see their bakery come to life. Just as we’ve seen the development of the Silos and their B&B in seasons past, we’ll get a peek at the Magnolia Flour bakery, Joanna hints.
- The kids are getting more involved. Some of our favorite moments on the show are when Chip and Joanna are hanging with their family. And it looks like we’ll see more of that this season as she revealed that the children have been giving her design inspiration and ideas for kids’ bedrooms and playrooms. “Having them involved is fun for me,” she wrote.
The new season will premiere in late fall. Stay tuned for more details!