A tour of HGTV’s latest sweepstakes home airs October 3 on HGTV at 7 p.m. We’ve got a sneak peek of the before and after photos of the 2018 HGTV Urban Oasis – and the difference is stunning.

This year’s HGTV Urban Oasis is a three-bedroom, 2000 square foot historical home located in Cincinnati, Ohio. It’s valued at $700,000 and (complete with all the fab furnishings) plus an extra $50,000 now through Nov. 21.

Check out the dramatic before and after photos of the 2018 HGTV Urban Oasis Home. It’s incredible what fresh paint, new finishes, texture and patterns can do for an old room.

2018 HGTV Urban Oasis curb appeal

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Before and after photos 2018 HGTV Urban Oasis

Before image of the historic Cincinnati home. All images: Robert Peterson,

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2018 HGTV Urban Oasis exterior

The after photo shows how the architect and designers replaced the old, outdated stucco finish with new wood siding and also painted the house in a color theme of gray and white with red doors.

The front porch

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2018 HGTV Urban Oasis front porch ideas

The home’s front porch lacked curb appeal. The entrance lacked color contrast and furnishings.

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front porch ideas from the 2018 HGTV Urban Oasis

A new door painted in bright red as well as the welcoming furnishings and accessories create a cheerful entrance to the home.

Before and after entry

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2018 HGTV Urban Oasis

The entrance lacked a landing area for items like shoes, keys and bags.

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Small front entry organization ideas 2018 HGTV Urban Oasis

Designers reworked the front entrance by painting the area in a bright, cheerful color. Wall hooks, a bench and plenty of storage for gear is part of the redesign for a functional small entry area.

HGTV Urban Oasis living room

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HGTV Urban Oasis before photos

The traditional living room included a functional fireplace.

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HGTV Urban Oasis living room wallpaper

The dramatic transformation of the living room features wallpaper, a rich teal paint and leather sofas in the same rich teal accent color. Adding a second window next to the fireplace creates symmetry and adds more light.

Kitchen before and after

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HGTV Urban Oasis before photos of the kitchen

The original kitchen area was very large and opened to a breakfast area. But the small appliances and cabinets made the room lack functionality.

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HGTV Urban Oasis open floor plan kitchen and dining

Removing walls to create an open floor plan enhances the bright, airy feeling that the seafoam paint color and white-washed wood floors create.

Parlor or den area next to the kitchen

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HGTV Urban Oasis 2018

This image shows the other end of the large kitchen and the large bonus breakfast area.

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parlor and den decorating ideas HGTV Urban Oasis

Windows now wrap around the room so residents can enjoy the garden views outside and the area can now serve as a parlor or elegant TV den.

Master bedroom

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2018 HGTV Urban Oasis before and after photos

The master bedroom was an awkward space to work with.

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master bedroom decorating ideas 2018 HGTV Urban Oasis master bedroom

Rerouted ducting let them take back the corner ceiling area. New windows now wrap around the room and the outdated carpet was replaced with the same white-washed wood floors as the rest of the house.

Master Bathroom

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HGTV Urban Oasis before and after

Although the original master bathroom was fairly large, it lacked light and a feeling of functional space.

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2018 HGTV Urban Oasis master bathroom

The new master bedroom received a window (reflected in the mirror) to bring in natural light. Adding a partition wall isolated the toilet from the other sections of the bathroom.

Guest bedroom

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2018 HGTV Urban Oasis renovation

Similar to the master bedroom, the guest bedroom was a challenge to work with due to the awkward ceiling area.

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2018 HGTV Urban Oasis colors

The architect added architectural interest to the room by creating an A-frame ceiling style. The guest bedroom design centers around a rich, emerald green color theme.

Backyard before and after photos

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before photos of the backyard's HGTV Urban Oasis

The back facade of the house shows the home’s original farmhouse-style architecture. There was a large deck that was not used often because it lacked an intimate feeling.

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2018 HGTV Urban Oasis back porch

This image shows the amount of windows added to the 2018 HGTV Urban Oasis. They also built a pergola over the new and improved raised deck, with plenty of lounging and dining area for small parties.

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2018 HGTV Urban Oasis outdoor kitchen

The designers converted the small garage into a hang-out space with game tables and a built-in kitchen area so you can enjoy the grill no matter what the weather’s like.

What do you think of the transformation of this Cincinnati home? Tell us which is your favorite design element from the new 2018 HGTV Urban Oasis in the comments.