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Mila Kunis treated her parents to surprise home makeover

Kristen Bell and Jenna Fischer both previously appeared on the Houzz makeover show.

Actress Mila Kunis recently pulled off the biggest surprise for her parents by giving their Los Angeles home a complete makeover.

The Black Swan star teamed up with interior designers behind the series My Houzz last year (16) to completely renovate her childhood condo as a gift for her mum and dad, Elvira and Mark Kunis, and the project features in the latest episode of the online show.

"They've (parents) done so many things for my brother and I," the 33-year-old says in the footage, "and so I desperately want to give them something that I think they deserve."

Mila's first task was giving the property, which she describes as having a "Miami Vice circa 1994" vibe, a more open plan feel to help accommodate their family gatherings.

"My family all descends upon the family room/kitchen/dining room area," the mother-of-two explains. "And whoever is in the kitchen is isolated from everybody else because you're surrounded by these weird walls."

The actress worked with designer Breeze Giannasio to transform the cream and brown space, and Mila was hands on in the demolition of the kitchen walls, which took place just weeks before she gave birth to son Dimitri on 30 November (16).

"I might be nine months pregnant, but if anyone is knocking down that wall it's me," she declares, as she takes a sledgehammer to the plaster.

Her husband, actor Ashton Kutcher, also got involved in the renovation by lending a hand with the "heavy lifting".

Mila admits having to make so many of the decorating decisions while heavily pregnant became more than a little stressful, but all the hard work paid off in the end as they unveiled a more modern kitchen and living area, decorated in clean whites, greys, and golds.

"Seeing my parents' reaction to their condo for the first time made everything worth it," she smiles.

Mila is the latest celebrity to take part in the Houzz makeovers. Her Bad Moms co-star Kristen Bell previously helped to give her sister's basement a completely new look, while The Office actress Jenna Fischer overhauled her sibling's kitchen and living room.

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