My Houzz: NFL Star Deshaun Watson Surprises Mom With a Remodel

My Houzz: NFL Star Deshaun Watson Surprises Mom With a Remodel

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My Houzz: NFL Star Deshaun Watson Surprises Mom With a Remodel

Deshaun Watson credits a lot of his success as an NFL quarterback to his mom, Deann Watson. In 2006, when Deshaun was 11 years old, his single mother moved him and his three siblings from a cramped two-bedroom government apartment to a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Gainesville, Georgia. Deann earned the new house through the Habitat for Humanity charity organization by applying and doing hundreds of hours of community service. “It changed everyone’s lives,” Deshaun says. “It made me motivated to fulfill my dreams. It helped me get to where I am today, and I’m thankful for that.”

Deann still lives in the home, and before Deshaun led the Houston Texans team to the NFL playoffs this season, he decided to surprise her with a renovation of the kitchen and living room. “She deserves it,” Deshaun says. “Everything she went through, this is really the smallest thing I can do for her. I’m a momma’s boy, so she gets whatever she wants.”

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beverlynn

Beautiful!!

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Ciocco

Fantastic! Well deserved!

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John Kappler

So lovely!!!!!!!

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BBQGuys

Amazing!


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saliter5

Bring out the tissues. So good!


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Kathi H

what a wonderful story. Being a Christian and a Clemson Tiger make it even better ! GO Tigers and Houston Too!!!

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Amal H.d
nice
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HU-205694683

Deshaun: I wish you a successful career in the NFL. I saw your story, and I truly believe you are a great Son, and young man. You can always judge the a man by his love for his mother. God bless to you and your family.


Rick

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Russell Outdoor Living and Custom Pools

As a native Houstonian with Deshaun QBing my favorite NFL Team, I must say, I'm proud to see what a great guy he is. Nice Family too. Way to go, Deshaun! Way to go Contractor, excellent design and installation.

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HU-836608877

I love this story. She so deserves and I am glad he had the opportunity to do this for her. The way he interacts with the Auntie and the mom, you can tell he was raised right.

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mallory24

What a wonderful son Deshaun is to his mama!! Great story!!

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Amy Johnson

This is the cutest story. What a bunch of lovely people! <3 The house looks great. I'm so happy for them.

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Christine Eddy - Furnitureland South

Love this story! The renovation looks amazing! I was already a fan of his, not only because I am a Clemson alum, but also because he is such a good person!

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georgiasw

I love these. An amazing mother who will do whatever it takes to take care of her children gets the greatest gift she could ever wish for, a successful, humble and loving child. Well done!!!!

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Mindi Gerrard
Deshaun has a heart gold!!! He will be remember long after his famous football career is over!!!
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Carol Albright
Well deserved Momma! You raised a good man.
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Lois Potts

DESHAUN GREAT JOB! MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY . GREAT LOVE FOR YOUR MOTHER . BROUGHT TEAR TO MY EYES .

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boobookitty704

VERY NICE! You're a good son.

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Dee Crock
Two of my favorites: Deshaun + Houzz = beauty inside and out.
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Dinah Davis

Deshaun. As a native Georgian, a mom, a Clemson mom, I am so proud of you and your family. No one mentioned it, but it is quite touching that she wants to stay in the house she earned on her own. The one that formed the foundation of your family. You have truly honored her. Congratulations. Success.

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Rochelle McKinney
Such a beautiful thing to see children show their parents love and in an awesome way
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Elvira

How AWESOME!! Love this story!!...especially because it's a Habitat for Humanity home. What a great son!!

I've lived in my Habitat for Humanity home for 21 years now. It's been needing some repairs (for some years now). Hopefully, one day soon I can afford to do what needs to be done!


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Anslie Hunt
Beautiful~ What an amazing Godly son! Go Tigers!!! So sweet:)
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Leslie Martin
Love it! Beautiful story
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Jenifer Daniels
how delightful!
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Trina
Not only is he an amazing football player, but also has the heart of a Tiger
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Kuristeen Turner
absolutely priceless moment!
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Jacqueline Loggins
Such a feel good story and happy ending. God bless!
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Laura S
Deshaun, from your Hurricane Harvey support, your obvious dedication to the game and your team, to the love light that shines from you to your Mom it is obvious you are an amazing man!

David and Laurel; your design was flawless, easy to live in and gave me so many fresh ideas for my home!

Auntie Sonia - you stole our hearts with the love you have for your sister - it’s the joy you shared with all of us!

In this house We Are Texans!
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revpam

loved this story.. and the fact that it wasn't over the top for folks of medium means. About how much did it cost?

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houston2012

What a wonderful story, beautiful renovation but specially the message is powerful, the mom raised a great man that still has his feet on the ground. He loves and respects his family, I hope other players will learn from this young man.

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pitrakonal
Excellent choice, and such a great family!
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debsimmons

Wonderful story! We are from Lagrange, Ga and my daughter went to Clemson. We have always loved Deshaun and the wonderful Christian culture that goes along with Dabo and the Tigers.

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Debra Johnson
Beautiful story, and fantastic redesign.
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ywitt

A wonderful feel good story. This is what love and family is about.

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theresa Rosario-Jansen

Nothing says it better than this story - home is about family and love. Having a beautiful home that reflects this love is the icing on the cake. Well done, beautiful design, beautiful family, amazing story.

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Jessica Skala
This is such a beautiful story! You can really see how much Deshaun’s mother means to him and how much she deserves this home makeover! I wish you all the success in the NFL, Deshaun!!!
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mswy

Best home reno video I've ever watched. Heart warming. Thank you

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nathaniel_omom

Deshaun. I couldn't help shed a tear of joy. God bless you.

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julievilla

Best story ever. Ride on Deshaun. You are the handsomest man ever. Love that you are a momma's boy. God bless you and your entire family.


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territheresa

Mom led by example and son got the message. Beautiful story and home.

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abtrgirl

My heart is singing!! Wonderful story!!!!


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ahousewish

Great story, lovely family, and the designers did so well. I love how the kitchen and living room blend together, even the dining area has the same inviting and cozy feeling. I'm thankful that Houzz offers an area to shop for the items used in this renovation. I may just hop on over and buy those hanging light pendants for the kitchen, and that framed art. Todo bello!

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elc1
Deshaun played at Clemson when my son was a student there. First of all he is a genuine man with a big heart. He gave his first NFL paycheck to the Houston Harvey victims . You could not ask for a better man. What a wonderful tribute to your mother!! Best of luck in your football career Deshaun!!
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Susan K

Beautiful home for a beautiful family !!

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chris1joy

I cried and smiled at the same time. What a blessing. She deserved this and more. He's an amazing son and man. God Bless the entire family.

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Éva Rozsa

This story is very heart-warming. Congratulation!

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lasharp123
Deshaun you are a try blessing to your mother. You will be blessed for honoring your mom. I am thankful to see young men of your caliber supporting family. Keep up the good work and God’s blessings on you!
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Fran Twelkemeier

The best story ever!!!!!!

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ana_r_garcia
Awwww, he is so cute ❤️ They are a beautiful family. God bless them
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Demetra Heigher
Love the design, love the honor and respect that this great son has shown his mother.
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remoqueen

Thank you for sharing this positive story. The family is blessed to have such a wonderful son. The remodel is stunning and a testament to his thoughtfulness and generously.

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Esther Graber

What a beautiful story, thank you for honoring your sweet mother!

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Yes what a wonderful story and tribute to a son and his mom. The son, who showed gratitude to his mom who obviously did an exceptional job of raising a responsible and thoughtful young man! I am sure mom is grinning from ear to ear every day she looks at her transformed home. I hope she enjoys if for a long time!

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rlchinni
Beautiful! What a wonderful way for him to honor his mother!
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cluedin
I'm not a big football fan, but i am a fan of him! What a great son. Everyone dreams of a home like that - beautiful.
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tensace

Such a class act and fine son. And a wonderful family and friends.

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Ana Serena Weeks
What a wonderful story about a beautiful mother and a grateful, loving son. Good job Deshaun!
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Cathy Whitman-Ingham

Wonderful family and young man, DeShaun! His kindness comes from good roots. We love him in Houston!

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wenlee1612

So heartwarming and inspirational! Love it and I might just become a Texan fan!


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Gram 1954

Beautiful story - and what a wonderful gift from a loving son to his Mom. Well done Deshaun. Thanks for sharing!!

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glowree

Deshaun, you are blessed with a wonderful, caring and hardworking mom resulting in you being blessed with an awesome career. And now, full circle you have BLESSED your mom with a beautiful home. Kudos to both you and your mom. A son who loves his mom will go very far in his life's journey. Wishing you continued luck and spiritual inspiration with your career and personal life.

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Rolanda Gladen
Beyond cool and absolutely beautiful.
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abaloneeyes

Wow what an amazing makeover and great story. The Texans scored big with Deshaun Watson!

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Debra Owensby
Love this! Good job, Deshaun! ❤️
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Jacki_Spohn Prettyman
What love. And kudos to everyone for the incredible design!! That microwave drawer is awesome!!
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paddykk

Where can I buy the grey sofa?

   
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pattimayer

God bless you ALL!!

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jilldunderdale
Best story. Filled with love!
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bevae

Especially loved Auntie Sonia, but great story.

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plsmales
The designers did a great job. I especially like the fireplace and hanging shelves.
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pat6121

That's beautiful and design team is awesome. Nothing like the love of a child for their Mom.

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noreenhoward

So very heartwarming - beautiful family and beautiful house!

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Natasha Stennis
Very nice!!
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Angelica Maria
Tear jerker for sure! What a beautiful family!
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debter

A beautiful home and a beautiful family!

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HU-4802054326652770
Tears of joy. He is a amazing man, definitely gained a fan.
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tammydmilliff

What a wonderful way to honor your mom! Beautifully done!

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Becky Harris

Wonderful Mom, wonderful son. And what a difference Habitat made in this hard-working family's life. I enjoyed this one so much.

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Terri Cannady

Your mom is the bomb. She more than deserves this... I always need a good happy cry. You are a great son!


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bevsimone123

Eyes welled up watching this one! She's a lucky woman to have such a great son.

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jamorah
I couldn't wait to see the outcome of this house! It is beautiful! Great job Deshaun, the team & Auntie too! Very heart warming story!
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Constance McWilliams

AWESOME! Mom's reaction and the family love made me want to cry, tears of joy!

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JoAnne Roberts

I am a new fan for Deshawn! What a sweet man!

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rbnsregi74
What a wonderful blessing!! I can truly appreciate a great son as I am married to a wonderful man who treats his mom the same!! I pray my daughter is blessed with a great man like her dad and Deshaun! Keep up the great work Deshaun and multiple blessings will continue to come your way!!!!
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iocjepzm

Mr. Deshaun is a great young man and me being a Lansas City chiefs fan I sure hope next year you and our Mr. Mahomes can meet in the 2020 Super Bowl.

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Janine Anderson
What a wonderful gift a son could ever give to his Mother. Now her home is complete Thanks to her Son and the interior designers who put it all together and yes they did beautiful work. His Aunt is awesome, she is a treasure with alot of enthusiasm.
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Littlewalty
What a Blessing!
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HU-454652323

Love it! What an amazing person you are, Deann! You passed on your devotion and caring to your son, for sure. Inspiring all the way around. Thanks for sharing....

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pamelab1
What a wonderful way to honor your mother. Well deserved.
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rcera
What a wonderful story!
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Ary Slaughter
I am in tears. This renovation was so thoughtfully done for such a deserving woman. God bless!
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tobywaan1

What a wonderful feel good story. With all the negative things we hear about pro athletes these days this was quite a refreshing change. I am a new Deshaun Watson fan..!!!

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mmbpieper
Beautiful! I think she loves it!❤️
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kaydeefive

So proud of Deshaun and Habitat for Humanity. They both renew my faith! Many more blessings in your mom’s home!

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screensfordesign
Beautiful design transformation. Wonderful story. Love Auntie Sonya. Beautiful family.
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Rhonda Forbes

I am a real estate agent in Gainesville and look at Houzz every day. I use these videos to show my clients not to be afraid to remodel. My husband is one of the Gainesville band directors and we saw every game Deshaun played starting 6th grade. We are so proud of him and his family. I love my town.

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Amal H.d
nice
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grandmanow

Beautiful re-do. So happy for his Mom. What a great son!

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Ronald Ponce

Great human beings... cheers to her for raising good kids as a single mom... it always start from home...

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gilsonia

Lovely, heartwarming, beautiful story. We need more stories like these. Wonderful! Well done DeShawn & Houzz!

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So amazing

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Molly Swanson
I love these videos you guys do but you need to get your software engineers to enhance your app. The video stops playing after a few moments when my phone goes into screen lock mode. The app should be able to detect that the video activity keeps the screen active.
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Leolynn Liburd
this is gorgeous what a great young man
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Afua Bema
God bless you!You’re a wonderful son .
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junelle22
I love it! his mom truly deserved this beautiful renovation!
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Colleen Mary-College
Wonderful. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing
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Sandra L Freemount

How awesome Deshawn Watson, my son is just like you even though he is GROWN he is my baby and always will be nothing is to good for me he loves doing things for me and I am so proud of where God brought him from as well as yourself, Awesome Mom and Awesome Son may God continue to Bless you and your family

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bizeebees

Wonderful story, great remodel, , open placement, very user friends and acommodating for the family.

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HU-970736890

Awesome my brother, you only get one moms!

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mjarts

Wow, just WOW!!! What a touching story and beautiful design! Thank you, Deshaun and Thank You, Infinite Home @InfiniteHome !

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hardrock10
This is so awesome we own a construction company and seeing people happy after things are finished is priceless. This was such a heart warming video. Thanks Houzz for sharing this beautiful story and remodel with your Houzz family.
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Sheila Young

Wonderful job by all your family has such a great story to tell. As a realtor not only beauiful but added so much value to this home. I love houzz tools! Love your Aunt she is so cute. Your Mom has a great son, I love your her baby. Love this do another one baths next?

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Delicia Harrison

Great job to houzz for making Deshaun and his moms dream come true and his aunt did and amazing job with making sure the family photos stay apart of the living area I really enjoyed the video and awesome renovation 's Deshaun keep putting a smile on your moms face God's Finest Creation

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Khara Mathews
Great guy, great job!
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natasha king-heath
Loved this! Beautiful story. His mom face lightened up when she saw it.
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Gloria H.
OMG. I can’t stop crying. What a beautiful family. Boy oh boy, did she deserve this remodel!
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Judy M

This was soooo moving. Nothing like a son who loves and is grateful for his moms sacrifices and love. I can't get enough of these Houzz TV remodelling - gift stories. Many more please Ashton Kutcher!!!!

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Fuzzi Carr
So much love...beautiful
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Ethel Johnson
Beautiful
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Wyman Lane Interiors

Love the design! So fun to watch:)

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middlet1

Such a beautiful story!! May God continue to bless you and your family!!!

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willis2834q

This is one of the nicest ones that I have seen yet! Eyes are always the thing that gives away joyous moments. The love of a son plus the love of a mom is priceless!

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Kevin Stroh

What a great story! Great job DeShaun taking care of your mama.

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Why R Jae
That was so great!
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Belinda BryanGeorgiev

beautiful family!!I absolutely love the auntie, she is funny as heck!

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Shirley Smith
Beautiful!!
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