In a new Houzz original series, the actor uses the Houzz app to find a designer and shop products to turn the dark area into a bright space

Most of us have one place we can truly call home. For actor Ashton Kutcher, that place is in Homestead, Iowa (population 148). This is where as a teenager he helped his stepdad, Mark, build the home in which he and his family lived when he was in high school.

Ashton’s mom, Diane, and Mark still live in the home. Until recently, the house had a dark walkout basement with a windowless bedroom, unfinished storage space and a main living area filled with exercise equipment, several old recliners and John Wayne memorabilia. For many years, that’s where Ashton would stay when visiting.

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Given that he lives in Los Angeles and his parents’ home is in Iowa, Ashton, a longtime Houzz user and investor, used the Houzz app to renovate the space. He created an ideabook, found a local interior designer in Iowa — Catherine Thomas — and bought nearly all the new furnishings from the Houzz Shop.

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