Friday, March 23, 2018

Zach and Whitney's House

Last night on Bringing Up Bates, we watched Zach and Whitney purchase and renovate a ranch-style house. It was a big milestone for the couple, as they have been renting since their wedding in December 2013 and were eager to buy a home of their own. Below are a few before and after shots.


Zach and Whitney Bates new house renovations
Zach and Whitney Bates new house renovations


Zach and Whitney Bates new house renovations
Zach and Whitney Bates new house renovations

Photos courtesy of UP, Zach and Whitney Bates

Thursday, March 22, 2018

'Fixin' For New Beginnings' Recap

Bringing Up Bates "Fixin' For New Beginnings"

  • Chad, who has recently started his own construction business, is working with Roy, a local contractor. Roy has purchased a dilapidated house, and he and Chad are going to flip it. “Now that he’s doing what he loves, there’s just a whole new light in his eyes,” says Erin of Chad.
  • “I’m hoping and kind of dreaming that Erin and I can work together on one day flipping houses together,” says Chad.
  • The Paines go over to the log cabin style flip house to check it out. Erin is looking forward to helping with the design aspect.
  • When all the work is done, the house looks incredible, like a luxury vacation home. Roy asks Erin to stage it to sell, and it’s not long before they have interested buyers.
  • Zach and Whitney sign the papers to purchase their first home. “I can’t believe it,” says Whitney. “It doesn’t even feel real.” The house needs a lot of work, but they’re excited to start this new journey.
  • Zach and Whitney take Bradley and Kaci over to the new house to start planning their renovations. They want to tear down a few walls, install new floors, and redo the kitchen. Their budget is $15,000, and they hope to finish the project in six weeks.
  • Later, Lawson, Jackson, Warden, and Isaiah come over to help with demolitions. “There’s nothing been built to this day that my family can’t tear up,” says Zach. “And not only can we tear stuff up, we absolutely love to do it.”
  • They run into a bit of an issue when they discover that the bathroom floor is sagging, but Zach adds some supporting beams and easily fixes the problem. “I think it’s plenty strong enough now,” he says. “You could park a Mack truck in there.”
  • Several weeks later, the house is ready for move-in! Zach and Whitney are very happy with how everything turned out.
  • “As the family grows, also the talents, the abilities, and different things that come to the table also grows,” says Chad. “I like to think of maybe what might happen in the future, just around the corner.”

Home Renovations Galore!

Grab your hammer and hardhat and tune in to an all-new episode of Bringing Up Bates tonight at 9pm ET/8pm CT. The Paines are helping with a flip house (photo No. 2), while Zach and Whitney are fixing up a home of their own.

Chad Paine, Erin Paine, Whitney Bates
 Chad Paine, Erin Paine, Whitney Bates

fixer upper house

Chad Paine, Brooklyn Paine, Erin Paine, Carson Paine
Chad Paine, Brooklyn Paine, Erin Paine, Carson Paine
 Erin and Chad

Jackson Bates
 Jackson Bates (working on Zach and Whitney's house)

 Zach and Whitney's new house

Photos courtesy of UP

Chad's New Job

"It's kind of like jumping out of a plane. You've gotta jump."
-Chad Paine

This evening on Bringing Up Bates, learn more about the new job that has Chad Paine excited about going to work each day (promo video below).

Photo/video courtesy of UP

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Katie and Trace

With all six of her older sisters either married or courting, Katie Bates is the oldest Bates daughter who is still single. At age 17, she is in her last semester of high school and is taking dual enrollment classes at Crown College. Trace, age 21, has also been taking courses at Crown.

 Katie Bates and Trace Bates

Photo courtesy of Trace Bates/