Dreaming Up a Big Renovation in a Little Kitchen
Ruth and Michael bought their Craftsman home before they had children. Now, with two growing kids, the couple is in dire need of more space. They may not have much money but they have plenty of style and creativity. In fact, Ruth is an interior designer and Michael is a graphic designer. He has plenty of big ideas, which aren't always realistic, but Ruth has practical know-how. These two aren't afraid of fixers and they look at homes with great bones in need of updating. Finally, they settle on a house that feels just right. With Ruth lending her expertise and Michael coming up with big ideas, they turn a small kitchen into the kitchen of their dreams.
A Modern Renovation for an Outdated Master Suite
Sonia and Sean have a family of five. They rent in a part of town they love but they've just found out their rental is being sold and they have 60 days to clear out. The couple launches into a house search but it's hard to find a large enough home both in their price range and in their ideal location. While Sonia grew up doing handy work around the house, Sean never has and he's reluctant to tackle a real fixer. But the couple finds a good-sized home and Sean gets his first taste of renovation work. With some professional help, they give their outdated master suite a modern makeover.
A Tired House Gets a Whole New Floor Plan
Newlyweds Jason and Shannon have run out of room in their rental. Jason has experience working as a general contractor and he's not afraid of big renovation challenges. Shannon, however, feels overwhelmed by the scope of what Jason is willing to take on. They tour houses that range from decent to shabby condition but Jason's keen eye for detail finds problems in every home no matter how updated. Finally, the couple zero in on the ideal home and once they get it, they gut the main living areas and create a new kitchen and living room.
A Shabby Kitchen Gets a Part-Modern, Part-Beachy Overhaul
Beverly and Lester love the neighborhood they live in. Not only are there great activities nearby but they also live within walking distance of Beverly's parents. The only catch is they've been living in a rental and they feel it's finally time to buy. They hope they can stay close to her family so they enlist a real estate agent who specializes in the neighborhood. After looking at a number of houses they finally make their choice. When it comes time to renovate their new house, Lester feels very strongly about design choices. He especially wants a modern kitchen. Will Beverly be able to get a word in edgewise and put some of her beachy, rustic taste into their home?
The Unlivable Living Room
A young couple races to turn an unlivable living room into a stylish, eclectic entertaining space before their move-in date.
A Small Kitchen Gets a Big Renovation
Tara and Charles live in a townhouse with their two young boys. The neighborhood is great but there's just not enough space. In fact, when the boys want to play outside, Tara and Charles turn their garage and driveway into a makeshift play area. The couple works with their realtor to find just the right house in just the right neighborhood. But after looking at one fixer after another, that turns out to be an impossible dream. So they decide to pick a house they can turn into the home they've been looking for. After the purchase, they launch into a massive renovation, taking out a big section of the back half of the house and redoing the kitchen, living room and entry.
A Wrecked Rec Room Gets a Hip Update
Carmen and Johnny are tired of squeezing into a one-bedroom apartment. They love being in the heart of the city but they're willing to give it up for more space -- especially more land. Their house search takes them out to the suburbs where they look at one fixer after another. They even look at a pricier home in good shape but they don't care for the style and realize they'd have to fix it up anyway. Finally, they make their choice and dive into a big renovation, focusing on the old rec room that they want to spruce up into a hip game lounge for entertaining.
A Suburban Fixer Gets a Major Kitchen Upgrade
After moving to the big city and spending some time in the hustle and bustle, Elisabeth and Roger are ready to move somewhere that feels a bit more like home. Elisabeth grew up in the South and Roger grew up in the Midwest but they both agree that the bedroom community of Santa Clarita, CA, would feel like the right fit. Roger grew up doing renovation projects with his father and he's eager to dig into redoing whichever house Elisabeth and he ultimately settle on. They tour one fixer after another and finally settle on a house they feel they could make their dream home. Roger tackles the bathroom himself and he wants to redo the kitchen too. But he soon discovers that some of the work previously done was not up to par, so the couple covers their bases by bringing in some professional help.
A young couple is ready to buy a house with more space in a neighborhood where they can walk their dogs. Their dream home would also have a pool and a teppanyaki grill.
A Worn-Out Home Gets a Sleek, Modern Master Bedroom Redo
Josh and Mac are done with apartment living. They long for something that feels more permanent and that offers more space ... especially more closet space for Mac. But where she wants a home with clean, modern lines, Josh prefers the warmth of Craftsman homes. After looking at affordable homes that meet their needs and wishes, including close proximity to restaurants and coffee shops, it becomes clear that neither Josh nor Mac is going to get the perfectly styled home of their dreams. So they make their choice and dive into renovating the entire house to suit their taste with a big emphasis on a modern master bedroom suite.
An Eagle Rock, CA, Couple Buy a Fixer-Upper and Overhaul the Space
Newlyweds Dax and Ashley are looking to upgrade from their rental house and find a place they can call their own. They're hoping to find a place near Eagle Rock, CA, where they've been renting. Ashley wants a charming Spanish style home while Dax prefers a historic Craftsman. Once they find a house, Ashley and Dax jump into a massive overhaul of the master bath and kitchen. And while the renovation tests their patience and their budget, watch how a little hard work pays off once it all comes together.
A Shabby Beach House Becomes a Cozy Retreat with a Top-of-the-Line Kitchen
Janice and Brett just moved from Seattle to Southern California with their two young children. Brett is an avid surfer and the whole family enjoys spending time at the beach. They've been renting and now they're ready to buy a house. But they want to be less than two miles from the beach and in the seaside real estate market, that's no easy feat. With help from their real estate agent, Janice and Brett comb through the available homes. Every house they see needs some kind of significant work but they finally make their choice and get to work turning their new house into a warm, cozy retreat. They also put in a top-of-the-line kitchen with help from a designer.
A Couple Is Ready to Buy a Place They Can Redo
Karen and Diana are ready to buy a place of their own in California's San Fernando Valley. Diana wants a Craftsman-style place while Karen has her heart set on something with Spanish flair. They also have different priorities for what's important in their house hunt: Diana is focused on finding a kitchen to accommodate her new refrigerator while Karen's more concerned about finding a backyard with a pool. When it comes time to renovate their new place, the learning curve is steep for these first-time homebuyers. They focus on re-doing their kitchen and master bedroom, but second guessing their design plan throws a wrench in the renovation. Watch as they work together to create a house they can call home.
A Vacation Bungalow in the Hollywood Hills Undergoes Extensive Renovations
Wisconsin couple Lori and Cory have their heart set on purchasing a vacation home in the Hollywood Hills. Lori is hoping for something with a beachy feel while her husband Cory is more interested in a midcentury modern style house. They are eager to do renovation, which is a good thing since the place they purchase needs a total overhaul. However, they quickly realize that managing a whole house renovation from across the country is easier said than done. And even though living in another state has its challenges, watch as they transform the space into the vacation home of their dreams.
New vs. Bohemian Reno Space
Matthew and Christina are ready to upgrade from a condo to find more space for themselves and their daughters. Once they agree on a home, they immediately begin updates in just about every room with a focus on the main suite.
Modern vs. Charming Makeover
Fiona and Alex are ready to sell their condo and upgrade to a house. Their taste in style differs drastically but they eventually find a place and immediately begin an extensive renovation of the main suite.
A Couple Is Looking For a Bigger House To Put Their Own Stamp On
With the birth of their first baby, Sarah and Skye have outgrown their current Mar Vista, CA, home. They both love Spanish style and are looking for a place they can fully customize. Having renovated their current home themselves, they'd prefer it if their new house needed a little work so the can make it their own. Once they purchase a place, the two embark upon an extensive and total re-do of the house. With renovation comes stress and for Sarah and Skye the biggest problem is timeline: they can't list their current home for sale until the new one is complete and they can move into it. But when you're doing a whole house makeover, that is easier said than done! In spite of the time crunch, watch as the house transforms into a chic and dramatic mediterranean showcase home.
A Master Makeover Before Marriage
Engaged couple Ron and Gwen are looking to buy their first house together. Gwen is hoping for a ranch-style home with vivid pops of color while Ron prefers the Cape Cod look from his childhood on the East Coast. He also wants the space to be sleek and modern. Once they purchase a place, the two update it to their own styles. They quickly realize that between planning a wedding and renovations, managing stress levels can be a challenge. Luckily, Ron's parents lend a helping hand with the work as they undertake improving the master suite, backyard, dining room and living room. Watch as this young couple turns their outdated space into something they're proud to call their first home together.
Designing a Dream Kitchen
Anastasia and Eric have outgrown their rental house in Orange County, CA, and want to buy a place of their own. After finding the perfect home, they begin on a challenging overhaul of the outdated kitchen.
Granny Chic vs. Modern
Robert and Nathan are ready to upgrade from their small guest house and buy a place of their own. Once they get the keys, they waste no time updating into the perfect blend of their different styles.
A First-Time Buyer Has Her Heart Set on A Spanish Fixer
Meghan has been living with her twin sister Lauren while she begins the process of looking for her own place to buy. Eager to find the perfect starter home, Megan is looking in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, where she grew up. In addition to wanting to live close to her family, she's only interested in seeing Spanish-style homes. This proves to be a challenge in her budget and desired area -- will Meghan be willing to compromise on style and location in order to get a foothold in LA's competitive real estate market? Watch as she finds a place and then embarks upon an extensive renovation of the kitchen and bathroom, which tests not only her budget but her patience as well. In the end, the ups and downs are worth it as Meghan creates a beautiful place to call her own.
A Couple and Their Dogs Need More Space So They Buy and Renovate a Home
Rebecca and Kari have outgrown their current place, in part thanks to their two dogs, one of which is a puppy. They're hoping to find a place near Encino, CA, where they've been renting. Kari prefers Spanish-style, and wants to be sure that the place they buy incorporates her love of circular design patterns. Rebecca leans more towards Mid-century modern homes. Once they purchase a house, the two embark upon a total re-do of the main living spaces, including the kitchen and backyard. And even though the renovation has its ups and downs including attempting to undertake more work that they can handle themselves, watch how these two manage to come out ahead with the house of their dreams.
Buying a First Time Fixer
Newlyweds Andrew and Caitlin are ready to buy their first home together. Andrew, a pastor, hopes to buy in Burbank, California, near their church. He'd love a craftsman style place, but Caitlin is more interested in a traditional style home.
Erica and Jeff Look For A House They Can Renovate for Entertaining Friends
Erica and Jeff are ready to buy their first home together in the Los Angeles suburbs. Erica, a nurse, wants a clean and modern space whereas her husband prefers a more rustic style; they're both hoping for an open floor plan for hosting poker night with their friends. Erica is open to a fixer-upper since she has great faith in Jeff's handyman skills. Jeff, on the other hand, is more reserved about his renovating abilities. Once they purchase a place, Jeff's renovating prowess immediately gets put to the test when they attempt to knock down a wall but find some unexpected surprises inside. Watch as they figure out how to tackle a bathroom and kitchen makeover, and see how all of their hard work pays off.
A Couple Can't Agree On a Home Since He Wants Rustic and She Likes Modern
Joelle and Nick are busting out of their Hollywood condo and would like to buy a single family home for their young son to grow up in. They'd like a two-level home with a nice kitchen and four bathrooms but the biggest challenge for this couple is that they don't see eye-to-eye on the style. Since Joelle is a city girl, she wants a modern home with touches of feminine glamour. Nick, on the other hand, prefers a more rustic home with a masculine rock-and-roll vibe. It's tough for their agent to find a house that they both like, but when he does, major renovations begin. Unfortunately a number of unforeseen obstacles and setbacks increase their renovation budget and cause the project to take longer than anticipated. In the end, it's a stunning transformation that is more beautiful than Joelle and Nick could have imagined.
Getting a Home of Their Own
Ani and Allen have been living at home to save up to buy a place of their own. They are not very handy but are determined to find a fixer-upper to make their own.
The Ever-Expanding Makeover
Relocating from Colorado, Eric and Jillian Dowsland are finding the Boston real estate market hard to navigate. With higher home prices but smaller floor plans than they're use to, the couple is questioning if they'll ever be able to put down roots in their new city. Eric is looking for a place with rustic wood elements that remind him of home, whereas Jillian just want it to be clean and contemporary. Once they decide on a home, the couple then faces a massive, full house renovation they were neither expecting, nor had budgeted for. Eric admittedly knows nothing about construction yet finds himself deep in a renovation that keeps expanding from room to room. Way in over their heads, the young couple turns to designer Shelly Cates to create a new master bathroom where there once was only a small closet. Under Shelley's guidance the couple also tackles the kitchen and living room along with turning a small alcove into a guest room that doubles as an office. Watch as Shelley's clever ideas paired with the couple's fearless can do attitude create a stunningly picture perfect home.
Outdated Kitchen Into Dream Space
Pentagon City, Virginia, residents Seth and Simchah want to upgrade from apartment living and get more space. Major structural and safety concerns, however, threaten to derail the couple's renovation.
A Boston Couple Takes on a Major Overhaul of their First Home Together
Debbie and Sean have been living with their respective families near Boston, MA. Ready to strike out on their own, they are looking to buy their first house together. Debbie, a real estate agent, is set on finding a Cape Cod style home that she can overhaul. Sean, however, prefers a more rustic look; he's also wary of undertaking too many renovations. Debbie finds them several places to look at but agreeing on one proves to be a challenge. Once they do, work gets underway and quickly takes on a life of its own. What starts out as a simple kitchen update spearheaded by designer Tiffany LeBlanc turns into a redo of the entire house. The ups and downs of renovation prove to be a challenge for everyone, especially when it comes to the ever-mounting costs. And with Debbie acting as the project's general contractor, she faces a steep learning curve in the world of construction. But after many months of dust and demo, they come out with a beautiful home for themselves and their family.
First-Time Homebuyers Take on an Over-the-Top Renovation
Newlyweds Eric and Erin have been living with roommates to save money for their first home. They're now ready to ditch their frat lifestyle and set out on their own but agreeing on what house to buy may cause a hiccup in their marital bliss. While they disagree on architectural style, they share the same love for entertaining and wanting a kitchen that's big enough for both of them to cook in. After much bickering and debate, they agree on a cozy single-family home with good bones and begin demolition right away. Looking for a design plan and details that are a little outside-the-box, they turn to seasoned designer Samantha Knapp. With Sam's vivid imagination and keen sense of color and style their house is transformed from a bland box to a stunning retreat but getting there is no easy task. The road to perfection is paved with perspiration, pitfalls and plenty of ups and downs. In the end all the shenanigans cease and the renovation comes together for a fanciful masterpiece like you've never seen before.
Young Architects Take On Their First Renovation in Baltimore, Maryland
Intern architects Chris and Lindsey are moving from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, MD. Chris is all about the functional style of Frank Lloyd Wright houses and is hoping to find an unconventional space he can completely overhaul. Lindsey, on the other hand, prefers an old-word feel with modern updates; and unlike Chris, she is not interested in a massive renovation. Once they agree on a place and start the updates, these young architects quickly discover that renovation is not for the feint of heart. Inclement weather, mold and ever-increasing expenses make for a steep learning curve but after several months, the house takes shape into a modern and functional space for them to enjoy.
Realtor Turns Contractor On His Own Fixer-Upper
New parents John and Jacki are looking for a baby-friendly home in the competitive real estate market of coastal Connecticut. John, a realtor as well as a hunting and sailing enthusiast, has lots of needs on his house hunt wish list, one of them being lots of storage for his boats. His wife Jacki, the practical planner of the two, is looking for a cottage beach-style home they can grow into. When they finally find a perfect fit they tackle the kitchen renovation themselves, getting their hands dirty to cut some costs. But cutting costs doesn't always save on time so they solicit help from John's childhood friend, now a contractor, to help get the kitchen done. In a hurry to get out of their rental, they double up on the help and hire designer Susan Glick who transforms their drab bedroom into a rich luxurious master suite. It's a long road of reno with a multitude of pitfalls but in the end this young couple has the home of their dreams.
From Buffalo to a Fixer in Baltimore
Newly engaged Jessica and Eric just relocated from Buffalo, New York, to the Baltimore area and learn finding a home to buy is no easy task in a new city. Jessica wants to put down roots in the suburbs, while Eric is dead set on embracing the Baltimore rowhouse lifestyle in the downtown area. After seeing a variety of homes in various neighborhoods they finally agree on a place that suits both their wish lists. Armed with enthusiasm and with help from designer Jamie Merida, they jump right into a full kitchen renovation along with adding a new powder room on the first floor. Upstairs plans for a new master bath don't go smoothly as Jessica changes the design plans multiple times causing the plumber to be a familiar face around the house. Back downstairs the kitchen project comes to a complete halt when Eric and Jessica face off about the size of the kitchen island. Watch as this soon to be married couple works out their difference as they create their new home and life together.
Down Under to Over Their Head
Chris, Erin and their baby Sebastian have been living in Chris's native Australia. But Australia's high cost of living and wanting to be closer to Erin's parents has prompted them to move back to her hometown of Milton, Massachusetts.
A Shocking Fixer Transforms into a Stunning Forever Home
High school sweethearts Caitlin and Paul spent a year living with her parents before purchasing their forever home. Caitlin hopes for a home that compliments her traditional sensibilities while Paul doesn't want to raise his kids in an old-fashioned house. Once these picky buyers agree on a home for their family, the couple embarks on a massive interior and exterior renovation. Hitting roadblocks at every turn, Caitlin and Paul must remedy their differing design styles while staying on budget. Watch as this determined couple transforms an unbelievable fixer into their amazing dream home.
Awkward House Gets a Major Transformation
Lindsay and Scott have been renting a downtown Maryland townhouse with Lindsay's brother. Now that Scott and Lindsay are newly married and with a baby on the way, it's time for the couple to move out but they can't agree on where. Lindsay wants to raise their baby close to her parents in rural Maryland in a home surrounded by rustic charm but Scott loves Baltimore and wants to stay in the city in a place with a hip industrial feel. Once these two settle their differences and choose a home, they take on a journey of renovation. Figuring out how to merge their styles while keeping to a budget is not easy task for these high school sweethearts. Watch as these soon-to-be parents tackle remodeling awkward rooms into an inviting home for their new family.
An Old House Gets a New Master Plan
Newly married Ella and Michael Sandin are looking to buy a home for their blended family of five in the quaint and pricey town of Fairfield, Connecticut. With a long wish list of must-haves finding a four bedroom house that fits both their styles is quite the challenge. When they finally do settle on a home, they work hard to make it their own. Michael, a self-proclaimed architect, tackles a full house renovation head-on only to be met with hurdles and obstacles at every turn. After giving it his all he surrenders the kitchen renovation to the expertise of designer Jenna Piccirillo who pulls out all the stops to give Ella her dream kitchen. With less projects to oversee Michael's able to transform the unfinished basement into a stunning master suite. It's a slow race to the finish line but the detours along the way are well worth it to get their picture perfect home!
Modernizing a Classic Kitchen
Alan, Jen and their dog Harry have been living in a one-bedroom, 625-square-foot apartment in Manhattan's Battery Park. They are leaving Manhattan's high real estate prices behind to look for a fixer-upper in Westchester County.
Outdated House Gets a Much Needed Makeover
Picking up her West Coast life, Fran moved to the Boston suburb of Norwood so her husband Tim could be close to his ailing mother. When it came time for them to sell Tim's family home, they opted to look for a place to buy in the same close-knit neighborhood. Fran wants to find a house that's move-in-ready and reminds her of her California upbringing. She prefers ranch-style homes with lots of light and little renovation. Tim is adamant about buying a Cape Cod since that is what he grew up in and is eager to take on a fixer-upper. With conflicting wish lists and a tight first-time buyers budget, finding a house that meets both their standards is quite a challenge. Once they find a place, staying on budget proves to be difficult as electrical and plumbing issues unexpectedly drain their funds. While money may be tight, they agree that hiring designer Elizabeth Benedict to blend their styles together is a smart decision if they want to get the kitchen of their dreams. As the kitchen progresses, Tim takes on renovating the master bathroom himself, infusing the space with a Cape Cod style. Watch as this fun-loving, competitive couple fight the odds to get their new home finished.
A Young Couple's Hands-On Renovation Still Blows the Budget
A couple is ready to start a family, so they need to get out of their cramped 900-square-foot rental. To lower costs, he's willing to tackle a true fixer-upper and handle the renovations, but they still ends up blowing the budget.
Moving Out of the In-Laws' and Into a Renovation
Having recently sold their home, a family has moved in with his parents while looking for a place of their own near Port Chester, New York. Once they agree on a home, this couple still won't see eye-to-eye about their kitchen overhaul.
A Growing Family Buys an Old House With New Problems
A couple expecting their second child is ready to upgrade from their Cambridge, Massachusetts, condo to a house with more space. Things get worse, however, once they get the keys and find new problems in their older home.
High School Sweethearts Buy a Home That Tests Their Reno Skills
A pair of high school sweethearts in Burbank, California, and are ready to upgrade from apartment living. With the help of his real estate broker mom, they get the keys and waste no time starting renovations that end up being more than they bargained for.
A Connecticut Couple Tries to Blend Their Clashing Styles
A Connecticut couple struggles to blend their clashing styles as they renovate their new home with a new bathroom and gourmet kitchen.
Finish Before Their First Baby Arrives
A couple is expecting their first baby and need to upgrade from their small Boston apartment to a larger home in the suburbs. She wants a cozy Victorian without too many projects, and he wants a large Colonial where he can get his hands dirty.
A Los Angeles Couple Goes Rogue on Designer's Renovation Plans
A couple loves their current Los Angeles house, but it's right in the flight path of LAX. Once they settle on a new place in the quieter San Fernando Valley, this eager pair wastes no time starting demolition.
A Long-Distance Renovation
A Denver couple buys a second home in Los Angeles and tackles their long-distance renovation with hopes of creating a relaxing vacation getaway.
A Divorced Mom Searches for a Fresh Start in a New Home
A recently divorced mother with downsizing in mind looks for a home in Hamden, Connecticut, where she and her kids can get a fresh start.
A Fireman and His Family Rescue a Home in Need of Big Renovations
A Boston fireman and his family are ready to get out of their rental in Somerville, Massachusetts. When they discover the area's soaring real estate prices, they'll have to buy a home in need of massive renovations to stay under budget.
Youngest Takes on Big Reno
A police diver with Homeland Security is ready to move out of her parents' La Palma, California, home and into a place of her own. Once she finds a place, renovations start off with an unexpected expense.
A Connecticut Family Hopes to Create a Home With All-Natural Elements
A family has moved all over the world for his career as a physics professor, but they're ready to set down roots near his current job in Hartford, Connecticut. After agreeing on a home, they launch into their projects using all-natural materials.
Raising the Bar on a Ranch
A couple and their young son have outgrown their Simi Valley, California, condo. They are ready to buy a single-family, ranch-style home, and once they choose a property, they'll waste no time making updates.
Two Lawyers Argue the Case of Spanish vs. Traditional Vintage
Two married lawyers defend their conflicting Spanish versus traditional-vintage styles while searching for a new home in Los Angeles. On top of that, they both want their home to come with a large kitchen, jetted tub and be close to the beach.
A Growing LA Family Moves to the Chicago Suburbs
A couple needs a new home for their growing family, but the expensive Los Angeles market has put their dream of a large house out of reach. Now, they're moving to the Chicago suburbs with tight timeline of only one week to find their perfect home.
Stressful Suburban Renovation
A couple doesn't want to overstay their welcome at her brother's house, so they're off to find a home in the Chicago suburbs. Once they get the keys, they'll need to take on some major renovations to make the place their own.
A Newlywed Buffalo Couple Tackles Their First Renovation
A newlywed couple is ready to set down roots and buy their first home in Buffalo. They'll have to take on major renovations to transform their new house into the home they want.
Contemporary vs. Character
Newlyweds struggle to find a place with a contemporary look for him and traditional charm for her in Los Angeles' expensive real estate market.
A Growing Family Tackles a Massive Reno in Chicago
With three young children, a Chicago family has outgrown their townhouse. Ready to find a more spacious property in the suburbs, they'll try to stick to their budget while tackling bathroom, kitchen and basement renovations in their new home.
Unique House, Unique Problems
Two Los Angeles roommates search for an architecturally unique home and face a variety of structural challenges during renovation.
Making Historic Hip Again
An architect and a preservationist are in New York searching for a historic Buffalo home they can make hip again. After finding a house that suits their needs, the former long-distance couple dives into a major renovation.
A Precisely Picky Renovation
A Chicago real estate broker and his wife are ready to move out of their downtown loft and have very precise ideas about what they want in their new home.
Brewing Up a Renovation
A young couple combines Pacific-Northwest industrial with farmhouse style to bring new life to an old house in Buffalo.
A Little Help From Family
A writer and a singer are searching Los Angeles for the perfect home to raise their young son. While he loves the area's popular Spanish style, she's got her heart set on a Craftsman house, and their brother-in-law will help them every step of the way!
A Couple Rides the Renovation Wave in Southern California
An engaged couple is ready to buy their first place together, but even with a million-dollar budget, they've been unable to find a beach home in Santa Monica, California. They'll need to make some compromises to finally get a home of their own.
A Russian-American Renovation
A Russian wife and her American husband are ready to find a place of their own in Buffalo. Once they get the keys to their new home, they'll dive into a massive renovation and quickly find themselves in over their heads.
Country vs. City in Austin
Hannah, Todd and their son Cooper are searching Austin, TX, for a large family home that they can buy and renovate in time for their annual holiday party. But while she's a city girl, he's a country boy at heart so they need to find a place that suits them both and also has lots of land, a nice master suite, space for entertaining, a farmhouse feel for him and a midcentury vibe for her. With perseverance their real estate agent Patty Jewell will manage to find the perfect blend and renovations soon begin. With their holiday party fast approaching, they'll need to update their kitchen, create a new master suite and even add a pond.
Dave and Jessica are searching for a single-family home in Burbank, California. Dave is looking for a bit of retro midcentury flair, but Jessica prefers something with a more contemporary style.
First Home, First Reno
Chicago couple Tommy and Amanda are ready to buy their first house together. He wants a raised ranch while she wants a two-story Georgian home. Can they find a place they both appreciate and make it their own?
A Young Family Searches for a Home They Can Share with the Grandparents
Axel and Nancy are looking for a larger home in California's San Fernando Valley where they can raise their young daughter Ella. But they also need space for Nancy's parents, since Nancy would like to follow the Chinese tradition of having her aging parents move in with them. Finding a spacious home that the family can all agree on will be a challenge for their agent Elizabeth Marquart. Axel wants a relaxing pool but Nancy most certainly does not. Axel wants modern, Nancy likes traditional. And they also have to take into account Nancy's parents' concerns about the feng shui of a home. When they finally find the right house, they immediately begin tearing down walls, gutting bathrooms and making over the kitchen. Designer Stephanie Leese and contractor Robert Cortez have their hands full with this project, as Nancy and Axel keep them on their toes with strong opinions and mid-renovation changes. Everyone will need to pull together to create a stunning home that fills the entire family with good energy.
A Southern Californian Woman Moves Back Home to Buy a House Near Family
After traveling the world for the past few years, Jenny has moved back to Southern California to be near family and she's ready to set down roots and buy a home in the area. With the help of her mom Lowry, she's searching for a Spanish home with architectural style and eclectic details to remind her of her travels. Finding all that plus an updated kitchen, two bathrooms and a pool close to family will be a challenge for her agent Lindsay Milkovich. Once she finds a place she'll need to put her stamp on it and with the help of designer Caitlin Murray and contractors Chris Mc Craw and Robert Cortez, she'll face everything from electrical issues to rising costs to the cabinets arriving in the wrong color. It will be a struggle to the very end, but it will be worth all the pain when Jenny winds up with a stunning home that's just her style.
The Never-Ending Renovation
Chicago newlyweds Lindsay and Tyler are searching for a home in the city where they can start a family together. While she wants a Victorian with vintage charm and an open floor plan, he'd rather have a bungalow with more separated rooms. Finding a place that suits them both that's also close to transportation and in their budget will be no easy task for agent Todd Szwajkowski. Eventually they'll find a place they think has great potential, though it may turn out to be a potential for disaster. They'll face plumbing issues, structural issues and budget issues, all before they finish demo. As problem after problem piles up, designer Susan Klimala and contractor Allyson Case will try to drag this project toward the finish line. In the end, even being wildly over budget won't stop them from loving their completely transformed new home.
A Young Family Searches for A Home With Enough Space for 6'7" Dad
Craig, Monique and their young daughter Sadie are ready to get out of their cramped condo and into a single-family home with more space and a yard. Monique loves the charm and cozy feel of a Spanish-style home, but at 6'7", Craig would prefer a modern place with high ceilings so he won't feel boxed in. Even with their $1.3 million budget, their agent Amanda Chapman will struggle to find everything on both their wish lists in the competitive Culver City, CA, market. Once they finally find the right house, the struggles continue as they take on major renovations including overhauling their kitchen and creating an atrium in the middle of their home. But with help from designer Breeze Giannasio and contractor Avi Ezra, they'll wind their way through plumbing problems, building code issues and mid-reno design plan changes to emerge on the other side with a revitalized home that their whole family not only fits into, but loves.
Little Houses, Big Costs
After dating for two years, Jamie and Emilee are ready to take the next step in their relationship and buy their first home together in Austin, TX. She's looking for a small midcentury modern house with a chef's kitchen where she can show off her culinary education but he's looking for a larger Craftsman style home with a separate laundry area since he's very particular about clean clothes. Finding all that plus a big backyard in the city's popular Central Austin area will be a challenge for their agent Rachelle Anselmi. The challenges will keep on coming once they start renovations and learn that they may have to entirely rethink their plans. With help from designer Sarah Stacey and contractor Cesar Fuentes, these first-timers will learn the renovation ropes. And if the structural issues, budget overages and frustrations of learning to cope don't overwhelm them, they'll wind up with a transformed home where they can start their future together.
A Couple With a Baby On the Way Hurries to Find a New Home
Craig and Lital are expecting their first child and need to find a home fast. After selling their condo quicker than expected, they're living with her parents and are ready to have a house of their own in California's San Fernando Valley. He wants a traditional ranch but she's hoping for a more contemporary place. And while they both want a spacious kitchen and a large yard, she absolutely refuses to have tandem parking. Hunting down the perfect house won't be easy for their agent Tanya Williams but she'll find them a place they can make their own. With the help of designer Kurt Langenhahn and contractor Ken Hicks, they'll dive into an overhaul of everything from the kitchen to the backyard. Budget concerns and design indecision will push them ever closer to their baby's rapidly-approaching arrival, making it all the more rewarding when they finally complete a beautiful new home to share with their bundle of joy.
A Young Couple Struggles to Stay Injury-Free Through Reno
Heather and Jesse are searching for a Long Beach, CA, house where they can start a family. She wants a cozy Spanish-style place with separate rooms but he wants a Craftsman bungalow with an open floor plan. And while she would love to see gold fixtures in every room, he prefers a more contemporary look. Their agent Shelley Rocha will have a tough time finding a place with an updated kitchen, a large master suite and a spacious yard with their first time buyers' budget. So once they get the keys, they'll have to customize their new home with a massive renovation. Designer Kimberly Winthrop and contractor Tom Bittner will guide them through a major remodel of their master suite as they face everything from wiring issues to layout concerns. With help from family, Jesse and Heather also take on a dangerous kitchen remodel that may leave them permanently scarred. But if they can survive this project, they'll get to enjoy many years of health and happiness in a beautifully transformed home that's worth all the pain.
Unexpected Expenses Threaten a Chicago Family's Remodel
Kay and Todd are expecting their second child, which means they've run out of space in their current Chicago condo. Todd would like a brick home with traditional style but Kay wants a more updated transitional Chicago-frame house. While he wants separate entertaining areas on different levels, she wants everything together in one open floor plan. It will be a tall order for their agent Nicholas Apostal, but he's up to the challenge, hunting down a home that has a lot of what they want and allows them to add what they don't. With the help of designer Erica Lugbill and contractor Damian Szulga they'll overhaul the layout on every floor, reorganize the bedroom and bath layout as well as transform the kitchen. Plumbing issues, unexpected expenses and the general chaos of living through a renovation will threaten to keep them from finishing before the baby arrives. But in the end, the stress will pay off with an almost unrecognizable makeover that is beyond their wildest dreams.
A California Couple Sets Fire to Their Renovation and Gets Amazing Results
Kim and Troy love the beachfront atmosphere of their Marina Del Rey, CA, rental but they're ready to get into a home of their own. With prices in their current neighborhood out of reach, they've been searching for almost a year to find a house that fits their budget but still has the scenic views of nature that they enjoy. It can be a Craftsman style home for her or a midcentury for him, but it needs to have an open concept kitchen, lots of light and preferably have both a fireplace and a pool. Their agent Ellen Philips will somehow manage to hunt down a place that makes them both happy but they'll face some major work and major problems as they try to make it their own. From structural issues and floods to fire dangers, they'll tackle it all with the help of their designer Kelly Schandel and contractor Bo Siton. In the end, their new home will be worth the wait as they find themselves enjoying a stunning view both inside and out.
California Home Rush
Two expecting parents are faced with some surprises as they rush to finish a massive renovation of their new California home before their baby arrives.
When Reno Hurts so Good
Comedian Jay and his wife Elizabeth, a writer, are looking to buy a home that they can put their stamp on. They're looking for a place that's chock full of character, history and has that special spark. Growing up, Jay helped his dad take on projects around the house so he's looking to put his reno skills to work and Elizabeth is eager to use her artistic eye to create a magical space. While they both agree they want a unique home, they each differ on how they see the end game. He wants a two-story Craftsman with a plunge pool, she wants a one story Midcentury and a writers retreat. Working with a tight budget, their agent Robert Baer will have quite the task but once they do find the perfect house, the problems aren't over.
A Reno for the Whole Family
Mortgage broker John and his wife Audrey, a real esate agent, have been raising their three young kids Tyler, Callie and Courtney in Austin, TX. But with the kids getting older, they are now on the hunt for a larger home, one with lots of space inside and even more land on the outside. Audrey wants an farmhouse in a bright feminine palette but John has his heart set on a Texas-style ranch with a grand fireplace and lots of rustic wood. But once they find a place they both adore, their problems are far from over as they realize their big ideas for remodeling might be far outside the reach of their modest budget. With patience, compromise, and help from their designer Heather Harkovich and contractor Brian Moore, the struggle will all be worth it and John and Audrey will finally settle in to a beautiful new family home.
A Reno Fight To The Finish
Chicago residents Michael and Leslie are fitness trainers that recently tied the knot. Now they're looking forward to taking another big step and buy their first home together. They're targeting homes in the heart of Chicago with their $650,000 budget. Leslie is dead set on a townhouse with a brick exterior and lots of character. For interior style she leans toward transitional elements with soft feminine touches but that may push Michael out of his manly bachelor pad comfort zone. Michael is hoping to find a modern, sleek condo in a swanky high-rise with a doorman and tons of amenities.
Making Room in Austin, TX
A young family has recently moved from New York City to Austin, Texas, to work in the growing tech sector. She loves the cozy charm of a bungalow but he prefers the clean lines in midcentury modern homes.
Two Chicago Lawyers Make a Case for Taking on a Full House Renovation
Lawyers Chris and Ashley are newlyweds who are eager to buy their first home. For the last few years they've been living apart while Chris finished up law school and are currently living with Ashley's parents until they find a place of their own. They're targeting three bedroom homes in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst, IL, but that's about the only thing they both agree on. Chris is stating his case for a Craftsman house with a modern interior while Ashley is arguing for a ranch with a cozy cottage style on the inside.
Fixin' To Reno
Texas transplants Casandra and Gerald moved to California ten years ago and have been renting ever since. After having two sons, they're finally ready to make their move more permanent and are looking to purchase their first home. She wants a cottage-style home like the ones back in Texas but he wants something more modern. While she has her heart set on a pool and rustic finishes inside the home, he insists that everything is new -- including the plumbing. Their agent Cynthia Imani will have her hands full finding something they can both agree on. So when they get the keys, they'll need to renovate their new house to make it exactly what they want.
Hot Mess Overhaul in Chicago
Jen and Nick live in a crowded condo in Chicago with their two young children. Desperately needing more space but facing high home prices in the city, they've secured a mortgage-renovation loan where the costs of renovation are added into the mortgage. They're looking for a "hot mess" fixer and helping them find a good bargain is real estate agent Annie Bauer. Because the homes they're looking at haven't been touched in decades, it won't be easy to see past all the flaws and zero in on what has the right potential.
Fashion Blogger's Dream Closet
Fashion blogger Jenny and her boyfriend Michael are ready to take their relationship to the next level. Currently living in two separate rentals, they're eager to purchase a home in Los Angeles and move in together. He's looking for a Spanish-style home but she'd prefer a Colonial like the ones she saw in American movies while growing up in Shanghai. And while he loves traditional old world details, she likes newer contemporary styles and insists on finding a home with a spa-like bathroom and an oversized, walk-in closet.
Doubling Down on Renovation
Tim and Angela live in a small condo near the ocean in Redondo Beach, CA. They love outdoor activities like hiking and scuba diving but they don't have enough space to store their gear. They've decided it's time to look for a single-family home. They want to stay near the beach area and Tim is hoping to find something contemporary while Angela would prefer a home with Spanish touches. With sky-high housing prices in their target area, they know they'll need a fixer no matter what.
Out of Their Comfort Zone in Chicago
Chicago couple Cathryn and Jeff feel cramped in their small loft so they're searching for a home in the suburbs. He wants a Spanish-style home and she prefers a midcentury modern but they both would like a big yard for their two dogs to run around. After finding the right home, they must tackle an entire house's worth of work, including gutting the kitchen and updating the master bathroom. When they run into a Chicago cold snap and find a budget-busting structural issue, can they push through to finish their major renovation?
Reno Dreams Down the Drain
Exhausted from their three hour daily commute from the desert to the city, Bryan and Kristine are searching for a new home with their four children somewhere near Burbank, CA. With a budget of $725,000, their dollar will definitely not stretch as far in Burbank as it does in the desert. They know they will have to buy something that needs some updating but just how much work are they willing to put in and how small will they be willing to go?
Newly Engaged Couple Plans a Renovation and a Wedding at the Same Time
Ready for their new life together, newly engaged couple Jordan and Emily have decided to leave their hip downtown city loft in favor for a more suburban Los Angeles home and they want it done before their upcoming wedding. But with a modest budget in an expensive market, they know they will have to do some renovations and with houses selling quickly they will have to act fast. Eager to do get his hands dirty and with reno help from his older brothers, Jordan trusts that he can put his stamp on home that needs some TLC while Emily is a bit more hesitant in tackling big projects. And while she wants a space with great vintage character, he is prone to much more contemporary ideas and clean lines.
Reno From Floor to Ceiling
Newlyweds Alan and Lucy recently relocated from Minnesota to Chicago. They enjoy all the restaurants and activities that the big city has to offer but they aren't as thrilled about living in a small 280-square-foot apartment. They'd like to buy a spacious three-bedroom home in the suburbs of Chicago. Alan has his heart set on a Victorian-style home with rustic charm on the interior. Lucy would prefer a Cape Cod house that has an updated traditional vibe. While they may not agree on style, they both want the home to have a big yard, a nice entrance for guests to place their shoes and a spacious kitchen to cook and entertain. Lucy would also like one room in the house to be a designated tearoom since her family loves tea.
Reno Budget Down the Drain
John, Sarah and their three young children recently relocated to Southern California and are eager to buy a home in Thousand Oaks. Working with an $860,000 budget, they hope to find something with a large backyard and an updated master bathroom. Sarah would like a ranch home with a contemporary farmhouse style, while John would prefer a Spanish-style home with clean lines and a modern vibe. They also have deal-breakers, like John's hatred of round design elements and Sarah not wanting a drain in the middle of the shower floor. They finally find a home and start renovations but pricey issues keep popping up that hurt both their timeline and their budget. Will the stress and headaches be worth it in the end?
Engineering a Renovation in Austin, TX
Computer engineers Cory and Caitlin are young, quirky and a perfect fit in the 'keep it weird' city of Austin, TX. Ready to take the plunge and buy their first home together, they disagree on what they want. Caitlin has her heart set on a midcentury with a cottage interior while Cory has visions of a real Texas ranch with limestone and lots of land. When they find the happy medium between their two styles, renovations prove much harder than expected for this tech-savvy duo.
Picture-Perfect Kitchen Redo
Natalie and Matt love living in Redondo Beach, CA, but want more space so they can start growing their family. Natalie is a food blogger so she needs a larger kitchen with more counter space and natural light for photographs. While she loves the rustic farmhouse look, Matt prefers something more masculine and industrial for their home. Once they find a house they can agree on, they set about opening up the kitchen and redoing the bathrooms. In the end, they hope to have the perfect home for their future family that features a blend of their personal styles.
Three Agents, One Renovation
Real estate agent Daniel, his wife Julia and their young son Leonardo want to be closer to family so he's searching the listings for homes in Burbank, CA. Daniel would like to find a ranch on a cul-de-sac while Julia prefers a traditional home with a picket fence. Daniel finds homes that are more his taste than hers, so Julia recruits both of his brothers, who are also real estate agents, to help tip the scale in her direction. When they get the keys to their new home, Daniel and Julia take on projects throughout the house including a massive kitchen remodel and they realize they'll have to make some compromises to get their dream home.
A Reno That Ruffles Feathers
Chad and Kelsie are eager to buy their first home together in Austin, TX, and are looking for a three-bedroom home under $250,000. Since Chad is a part-time fitness trainer, he'd like a designated area to work out but also a place for a chicken coop. Kelsie is more focused on finding a colorful, funky home with room to practice yoga and an outdoor gardening space. Once they find a house and start remodeling, the couple soon finds out that renovation's not everything it's cracked up to be. Will Chad and Kelsie finish their reno and find themselves in a home that has them clucking with joy?
Sinking Kitchen, Rising Budget in California
Cassie and Oliver are tired of living in LA rental properties with their three dogs so they're looking for a spacious house with a big yard in the San Fernando Valley. Oliver, a former chef, wants a ranch-style home with a huge kitchen while Cassie, a former swimmer, dreams of a pool and a cottage-style home. After they find their perfect place, Cassie and Oliver find themselves in over their heads and knee-deep in construction problems. They sort out how to handle over-sized appliances and a new layout to create a design they can both agree on.
Our First Family Fixer
Tired of living in apartments and with two little boys in tow, Lucho and Annie are ready to buy their first real home for their family. They are looking for a toddler-friendly place with a big yard, large kitchen and enough space to grow for years to come, so they've decided to focus their search in the trendy area of Eagle Rock, CA. After finding a place to call their own within their budget, Lucho and Annie have one unexpected cost after another and quickly discover that even the smallest of homes can come with some hefty renovation price tags. With the help of interior designer Stephanie Leese and contractor Cristian Cruz, they maximize their small place with big design ideas, creating a stunning interior and a paradise of a backyard.
Gutting a House and Wallet
Now that Lars and Katherine have a young son, they'd like to trade their cramped Los Angeles rental for a more spacious family home. They'd like a three-bedroom house with a big kitchen and backyard but they both know that in the pricey Los Angeles market they'll have to be ready to put in some sweat equity. Once they find the right home, major renovations begin in the kitchen and the bedrooms but a costly wall removal bid stops them in their renovation tracks. While they face rising costs and unexpected issues along the way, in the end Lars and Katherine wind up with a stunning new home that is everything they wanted and more.
Newlyweds Run Their Own Reno
Instead of taking their honeymoon, Austin, TX, newlyweds Diana and Sean are searching for a new home. They're confident they can find a good value quickly, if only they could see eye-to-eye on their wants and needs. To find the right home, Sean is taking the lead and acting as the couple's agent and once they find a place they can both agree on, Diana steps in and acts as the contractor to take on the challenge of a complete redo. Along the way, the budget keeps rising as problems come up, not to mention extras in their kitchen and master bath. In the end, they wind up with a home that truly feels like the perfect start for their lives together.
Makeovers, Money and Music
After a large natural gas leak forced them out of their rental house, Brigg, his wife Endyia and their two sons are searching for a home in California they can settle into for years to come. Music producer Brigg wants to find a home with enough room for a music studio and Endyia insists on an open-concept kitchen with a large island for entertaining. When they finally get the keys, they need to renovate their new house to make it exactly what they want, taking on massive projects in their kitchen, master suite and guest bathroom. Determined to get everything she wants, Endyia rolls up her sleeves to help out while contractor Al provides a rockin' musical backdrop with his guitar.
Austin Rain and Renovation
A newly engaged couple is on the hunt for their first home together near their families in the Austin, TX, area. Their real estate agent gets to work helping them find and renovate a place that fits both of their conflicting tastes, while their designer and contractor step in to help solve structural and budgetary issues. Despite the flaws and setbacks, they're hoping to begin their new lives in a warm, welcoming new home.
Giving Kitchen Renovation Their Best Shot
A family is quickly outgrowing their apartment and complicate their first-time home buying experience by renovating their new kitchen. They hope the renovation results in a home interior that fits both his eclectic taste and her desire for simple style, so they're enlisting the help of a local real estate agent, a designer and a contractor to help them. Will their time, money and effort be worth it in the end?
Overcoming Recession in Austin
An Austin, TX, family is looking to start over after losing their home during the recession. Their real estate agent helps them track down a home that fits their many needs and renovations begin immediately. With the help of their agent, a designer, a contractor and even the talents of their own relatives, this family is able to overcome several setbacks and put together a beautiful home they can call their own.
Redoing a Budget-Eating Fixer
Chelsea and Aaron no longer feel as though their rental townhouse's features or location are appropriate for raising their daughter Scarlett and are looking for a new home that can combine her love of contemporary farmhouses with his taste in rustic charm. Their agent Andrew is helping them find a home that suits their needs and fits within their low budget. Once settling on a home, they hire a designer and contractor to help with some of its shortcomings but will the renovations result in a home that makes them feel like they're truly living the dream?
The Reno on the Lake
Andrew and Robin are searching for their dream home in Maine. The couple wants something big enough for their four growing children and right on a lake but they agree on little else. Once the family decides on a house, it's all hands on deck as they tackle a massive renovation with a new design idea emerging around every project. Things only get harder and more expensive when they discover they may need to spend $8,000 to expand their septic field. When everything is completed, however, the family will have the lakefront retreat they've always dreamed of.
A Puppeteer and His Fiancee Overhaul the Kitchen in Their New Home
A puppeteer and his fiancee have moved from New York City to West Hollywood, CA, and are eager to find their first home. They're hoping for something move-in ready but their budget is going to require them to seek a fixer-upper. Their real estate agent is helping them find a house that can bring together their opposing style requirements and they have a designer and contractor on hand to help with the necessary renovations. Will they be able to overcome all the nasty surprises that await in the house's old walls and wind up with the perfect new home?
An Eye-catching Renovation
Laura and Steve are eager to get out of their cramped Austin, TX, rental and buy their first home so they can start a family. With their tight budget, they're looking at homes in need of a little TLC. Once the lock is in place, they quickly make big renovation plans for every room in the house. The couple faces one costly issue after another as well as some bold design decisions but in the end they'll have a beautiful home with an eye-catching new kitchen, perfect for raising a family.
A Husband-and-Wife Doctor Team Attempts to Revive Their New Home
A husband-and-wife medical doctor team looking to purchase their first home together quickly learn that finding the perfect place will be trickier than they expected. Their real estate agent is on hand attempting to find a home that combines his hope for an industrial-style house with lots of brick and her desire for a cozy bungalow with a farmhouse feel. Their designer and contractor struggle to keep up with the renovations while second guessing the couple's design decisions and frequent mishaps. Will they be able to get it together in the end so they can finally relax and enjoy their beautiful new home?
Reno Life is a Beach
Two years of searching has left California couple Sarah Jayne and Michael empty-handed as they debate farmhouse versus rustic and single level versus two-story for a new house close to the beach. They finally find a place they're both happy with but they need to renovate it to make it exactly what they want. Their vision takes shape as they tackle projects in the kitchen and master bathroom but then they're hit with unforeseen electrical upgrades throughout the whole house.
Military Family Reno Battle
Rick and Kasey are relocating to Austin, TX, because of Rick's job in the military, and they're eager to find a four-bedroom traditional-style home for their three kids as soon as possible. Rick wants a huge, two-story home but Kasey's ideal home is a small, one-level place with less upkeep. When renovations begin, they face a number of issues, from hidden mold to design problems. For Kasey and Rick, the end can't come soon enough because Kasey can't stand living without a kitchen and Rick's allergies are affected by all the dust and debris.
Surf, Sand and Reno
After years of renting in Manhattan Beach, California, Veterinarian Assistant Deb is ready to purchase her first contemporary condo to share with her pets. But once she locks in a place, she soon discovers that her budget doesn't go as far as she had hoped. Deb and her pets live through the dusty renovations and face several challenges along the way from costly plumbing issues to crumbling backsplash tile. It's a struggle to the very end, but it's all worth it when Deb ends up with a beach-chic home to call her own.
Renovation in the News
A Silver Lake, California, couple searches for a home with a more spacious, suburban feel for their growing family. But after they sell their house, they only have 30 days to take on a massive kitchen renovation before their move-in date. Right away an expensive abatement sets them back both financially and time wise, and it doesn't get any easier when they run into one renovation after another. In the end, however, they wind up with the perfect home for their family.
Saying I Do During Renovation
Ready to become first-time homeowners, an engaged couple dives into their first big purchase before tying the knot. But they soon find out that there are many joys and perils of home ownership. From surprises in the flooring to losing the roof over their heads, it's a race to the finish line as they struggle to complete the renovations before making it down the aisle.
Three Generations, One Big Makeover
Austin, TX, native Brittney is looking for a home where she can raise her nine-year-old daughter and she knows just who to turn to for help. She enlists her real estate agent mom Sandra to find a fixer-upper. House hunting with her mom proves to be a challenge when their tastes collide, but they finally do pick a house. From rotting wood to electrical upgrades, along with a very headstrong daughter who takes her grandmother's side, Brittney faces many challenges in becoming a first-time homeowner.
Vintage Reno, Vintage Problems
Jen and Jeff rent a small apartment in Glendale, CA. While the couple feels they don't need a huge amount of space, they want a house that would give them a little more room for Jen's baking and Jeff's outdoor entertaining. After they decide on a home, they roll up their sleeves and start the renovation. Their vintage house turns out to have lots of vintage problems hidden beneath the surface, but Jen and Jeff hope to get the house up to date while keeping its charm.
Silver Lake Style Debate
A Silver Lake, CA, couple is eager to trade their current rental for a single-family home with a large yard. While they both agree that their new home must have three bedrooms, an open floor plan and a spacious kitchen, they clash when it comes to style. One wants a home with a contemporary feel and an all-white interior but the other would like a Spanish-style home with lots of charm and color throughout. When they finally agree on a house, they face a mound of unexpected structural and design issues. They're willing to put forth the effort to make their dream come true, but will the stress and sacrifice result in them having a stunning home they both love?
Reno Written In The Stars
A couple looks to buy a home near their furniture restoration business in Silver Lake, California. Once they agree on a place, they must put in some sweat equity to make it fit their eclectic tastes. However, they quickly learn that renovating a house is an entirely different project than restoring furniture, and tensions run high as they rush to complete the renovation before their current lease runs out.
Bigger Family, Bigger Kitchen
A growing family is ready to buy a bigger home in Glendora, CA. They can't decide between traditional and modern but they both agree the new home must have an open-concept chef's kitchen, a large yard and a symmetrical design overall. Having very different wish lists results in their agent finding them a home in need of major renovations and the couple has to face problematic walls and floors as well as a new bathroom layout. Will their compromises result in them having the home of their dreams?
New City, New Renovation
After years of moving around the country for work, a couple is ready to put down roots in Nashville, TN. They decide on a home and start renovations, but getting him to agree on a cabinet color turns into an uphill battle. Then, their new kitchen design may need to be reworked if they can't find a way to re-route the gas line for the stove.
A Smaller Home With Big Issues
With their two sons about to head off to college, a Franklin, Tennessee, couple downsizes to a house that needs major renovations throughout. They hire a designer and contractor to get the work done as quickly as possible, but even the experts couldn't predict the various problems they discover hidden in the home's floors, walls and ceilings. It's a stressful renovation full of highs and lows, but in the end, it's transformed into a beautiful house that they are ecstatic to move into.
Old Charm, New Home
After deciding to not renew their apartment lease, this Southern California couple begins their search for a home where they can start a family. He wants a single-story home with Craftsman-like details but she has her eye open for something with two stories and an East Coast vibe. Fortunately, they both covet vintage details because their budget requires them to look at fixer uppers. Once they close on a home, the renovation begins and problems arise as they struggle with an outdated and confusing floor plan. Will they be able to overcome all the obstacles and have their very own Los Angeles dream home?
An electrician, his wife and their young daughter are upgrading to a larger family home in the suburbs. She dreams of a house with storybook charm, but his style is more contemporary. It is no easy hunt, and when they do finally settle on a house, it isn't long before they run into some challenging situations. From opening up walls to literally moving mountains, they'll need help from friends and extended family before they end up with a space that they are proud to call home.
Retro Kitchen, Modern Problems
Nashville real estate agent Elliott has helped numerous people find their dream homes and now he is on the hunt for his own. His best friend Beta accompanies him as he searches for an older cottage reminiscent of the house from his childhood. Once he finds his dream home and the renovation process begins, Elliott is pushed to his limits as he faces issues from dangerous asbestos flooring to old rotted ceilings. It's a stressful process, but with the help of a hired contractor and designer, the end results are beyond his expectations.
Renovating Walls and Wardrobes
A newly engaged couple takes another leap into adulthood to buy their very first home together in California. But with their modest budget in an LA market, creating their perfect home will take some hard work and a little more compromise than they originally thought. They face some tough decisions in their renovation that can potentially delay the home's completion, but when their renovations are finished, they realize growing up might not be so bad after all in their beautiful new home.
Big Reno Plans, Big Problems
A Los Angeles couple is ready to grow their family in a new home. They agree on a lot of their ideal home's key features including a spacious kitchen and plenty of play room for their future daughter but they're torn between midcentury modern and ranch styles. Once they close on the perfect home, they immediately feel they've bitten off more than they can chew. From major kitchen and design studio plan changes, to misplaced doors and tiles, this renovation proves to be a challenge at every turn. With a baby on the way, time is of the essence -- will they pull this project off in time?
Trading Sales for Sweat Equity in TN
Newlywed real estate agents Cameron and Reid are ready to buy their first home together in Franklin, Tennessee. Reid has his heart set on an open floor plan and wants an updated traditional interior, whereas Cameron likes defined rooms and more whimsical decor. These professionals quickly find that selling a house and restoring one are very different ballgames. From financial setbacks to sagging floors and even some wrong deliveries, it will take a lot of patience and perseverance to make it to the finish line.
A High-Stress Renovation
Kelly and Cameron are ready to put down roots with their young son in Valley Glen, California, but they face skyrocketing home prices. Cameron wants a ranch-style home with a midcentury modern interior and room for a music studio, while Kelly likes a more traditional exterior with cozy details and lots of storage space. Once they settle on a place, the renovation begins and their budget quickly shrinks thanks to a new HVAC system, kitchen overhaul and master bathroom expansion. Luckily, Cameron blossoms as a handyman and starts to tackle projects around the house, and when they get to the finish line, they find themselves in a home sweet home.
A Heated Reno in the Desert
After years of visiting friends and playing golf in Palm Springs, California, Susan is ready to make the commitment and buy a home and settle there. Once renovations begin, major problems come up, including structural issues and a black mold infestation, challenging Susan to stick it out to the end.
Budget Buster Remodel
A Southern California couple searches for a fixer upper they can turn into the perfect home where they can raise their daughter. While they disagree on style, they both want the home to be close to family and have a big yard. When they finally find a place, they begin renovating every single room of the house and tackle a slew of problems from water leaks and roofing issues to structural challenges and budget disputes. It's a struggle to the very end but the final result will be a beautiful home that perfectly blends both of their styles.
Big Reno for Little Brother
A Los Angeles writer searches for a contemporary home with industrial farmhouse touches. He's determined to find a house to put his personal stamp on, while his older brother joins the hunt to make sure he doesn't get too far over his head.
Midwest to East Coast Makeover
After relocating to Massachusetts from the Midwest, a family of three has limited time to find a home that fits each of their personalities. But even after they settle on a vintage home and begin a huge transformation, remodeling an older home comes with some costly surprises. It's a tough battle, but when they get to the finish line, this family can finally settle into their dream home.
Budget Troubles, Reno Woes
A musician and his wife begin an ambitious renovation on a dated family home in, California. Things quickly unravel as they uncover a host of big-ticket problems ranging from foundation issues to building code roadblocks.
A Mile High of Work in Denver
A Denver couple is eager to trade their current place for a larger home where they can raise their two young children. Once they settle on a house, they dive into the top-to-bottom renovation, tackling everything from asbestos issues to structural challenges.
Big Family, Big Renovation
A large Southern California family needs to find a sizable house to accommodate their growing needs. After touring three homes, the family decides on a house they feel has the potential to give them everything they need after a few renovations. They begin in the kitchen where they bring in a farmhouse touch with industrial flair. As the project continues, however, the couple's ambitious attitude takes over and additions are made to the project that nearly push their budget to the breaking point. In the end, the family takes their promising fixer-upper and transforms it into the home of their dreams.
Learning the Renovation Ropes
A Massachusetts couple is ready to upgrade from their one-bedroom condo into a home where they can start a family in the town of Charlestown. They hope to find a single-family Colonial near their family with at least three bedrooms and enough space to entertain guests. The Charlestown market is tough, however, so in order to find the perfect home on their budget, they have to settle for a house in need of serious updating. The frustrating renovation project requires them to deal with structural surprises behind the walls, unforeseen permitting issues and a decision that may impact their open-concept design.
Goodbye Rent, Hello Reno
A Los Angeles couple is ready to stop paying rent and find a larger, more practical home perfect for entertaining. They both want a home with high ceilings, a big kitchen and a large space for entertaining but that's all they can agree on. She wants a modern bungalow with lots of light, white walls and a swimming pool for guests. He's hoping for a more traditional home with lots of wood features and a large back yard. When they finally get the keys to their new house, they bring in an interior designer and contractor to help tackle multiple projects and deal with issues from expensive electrical problems to back-ordered materials. Their spirits are high, though, and they eventually get the party house of their dreams.
A Nerve-Racking Renovation
Childhood sweethearts look for the perfect starter home in Swampscott, MA. They're hoping to find a home with grass-free backyard where the kids can play sports, an open-style kitchen, hardwood floors, a mudroom and front porch. In order to stay under budget, they're willing to buy a fixer-upper and take on the renovation themselves. Once they find the perfect fit, however, they quickly realize renovating a home requires making several decisions they may not be ready to make. If they can commit and stick to their choices, they just may end up with a home that exceeds both their expectations.
Sweat, Tears and Budget Fears
California newlyweds are anxious to start a family of their own and are searching the San Fernando Valley for the perfect fixer-upper. They're looking for a home with an open-concept living space and kitchen to hold their extended families, but they differ when it comes to their personal wish lists. After their friend and real estate agent helps them pick out a place, renovation reality quickly hits their wallet and they become overwhelmed by decisions. Their vision for their home takes a few compromising turns along the way and several costly issues push them over budget as they learn that home renovation isn't as easy as it looks on TV.
Engaged In a Renovation
A recently engaged couple is ready to settle down in a new home before their upcoming wedding. After finding a house, their emotional and financial stress begins to take a toll when an unexpected hailstorm damages their kitchen on day one of renovations.
Baby on Board for Big Reno
Parents-to-be living in a Glendale, CA, rental need a bigger home before their baby arrives. After getting the keys to their new home, stress levels and the renovation budget start to rise when leaking pipes, floor problems and a hazardous fireplace are revealed.
The Reno That Flew the Coop
A Denver, CO, couple with a new baby, a dog and five chickens wants to move out of their cramped home into one with more space. After agreeing on a style of home, their budget takes a hit before renovations even begin when they discover a hidden structural problem.
Working Through Bathroom Blues
New parents lock in a home close to both of their families and start making plans for the remodel. But taking on a remodel while taking care of a newborn proves to be overwhelming, so they enlist the help of an interior designer and contractor to help turn their new house into their perfect home. The renovation is nerve-wracking and their experience is filled with many growing pains, but in the end this couple is left with the perfect family home to start creating new memories with their young son.
Renovation With A Catch
A family of four has outgrown their two-bedroom rental and is willing to take on a fixer-upper in order to stay in their hometown of Burbank, California. Once they lock in a home, they start a few projects on their own, but learning renovation by trial and error starts to get costly. They bring in a designer and contractor for reinforcements, but soon learn they must take out a big bite of their design budget to update their old electrical and have their place abated. With each twist and turn they uncover more problems but eventually bring their young family home to a house that exceeds their expectations.
A Heated Kitchen Renovation
A Denver couple is eager to move out of their current place and into a larger single-family home closer to shops and restaurants. They agree on wanting three bedrooms and a large backyard for their dogs, and are both open to finding a home that needs a bit of work. Their agent uses all his resources to find a home that meets all their needs and renovations quickly begin with a major focus on the kitchen. Their contractor and designer have their hands full trying to please the couple with their vastly different tastes. They eventually make compromises to keep each other happy, however, and wind up making both their kitchen and designs throughout the house even more stunning than they anticipated.
A Rogue Renovation
A family of five Texas transplants is on the hunt for a home near family in California's South Bay area. They'd love to find a house with a big backyard, a fantastic view and a chef's kitchen but preferences clash when it comes to style. Their agent helps them find a home they can agree on but it comes with a lot of required renovation throughout. Their contractor and designer help them face problems with the stovetop hood, countertops and potential design plan issues, but decisions made off the books could potentially delay the entire renovation. It's a stressful project with lots of lows and highs but the house is eventually molded into something the family is excited to move into and enjoy for years to come.
Flipping Over Renovations
A Massachusetts couple is juggling a new baby and a big renovation of their starter home. They flip their layout to get more space and their dream kitchen, but the project faces potential obstacles in the form of mold and supply delays.
A Budget To Burn
California newlyweds navigate a competitive real estate market with a $1.3 million budget to find their dream home. They tackle renovations throughout the house, but a dangerous electrical issue threatens to burn everything to the ground. After months of living through renovation, they must call her parents in as reinforcements to get everything done.
A Mini Horse and a Mega Reno
A newly engaged couple races the clock to find, buy and renovate their dream home and barn near Denver, Colorado, before their upcoming wedding. They both have plenty of ideas on how they want their home to look, but as their budget begins to snowball, they struggle to agree on which add-ons and upgrades are necessary. With a lot of patience and negotiating, they end up with the perfect home to begin their married life together.
A Renovation For Two, Please
Garrett and Kristian decide to move out of Garrett's remodeled condo in West Hollywood, California, and buy a home that reflects their two distinct styles. When they do finally get the keys to their new house, they quickly start a full house remodel, but it doesn't take long to discover that this won't be a cake-walk project. Structural problems, termite-infested beams and damaged flooring all come with a big price tag, leaving them wondering if they need to completely change their design layout.
Creating a Chef's Kitchen
After living in nine rentals in eight years, an Aurora, Colorado, couple searches for a home of their own with a fabulous kitchen and plenty of space for their daughter and pets. Once they choose a house and start a big kitchen overhaul, they find that building a master chef's kitchen turns out to be tougher than they thought. Unexpected flooring and electrical issues take a big bite out of their budget, but they power through all the ups and downs to finish their culinary masterpiece.
Midwest Meets West Coast Reno
A Burbank, CA, couple is tired of their cramped rental and ready for a spacious home where they can raise their son. After settling on a place, they must live through the renovation of their kitchen and hire a designer and contractor to ensure the process runs smoothly. However, soffit issues and budget concerns may have them rethinking their design plan.
So Long Mom, Hello DIY
A couple with construction experience rolls up their sleeves and takes on their first home renovation. As they battle their way through the renovation gauntlet, alarming mold and structural issues threaten to take a big bite out of their budget.
Small Reno, Big Projects
After getting the keys to a home they both love, a couple with drastically different wish lists quickly realizes they need a lot of help with renovations. They start by remodeling the kitchen, however, the renovation ripples into other rooms, causing their budget to skyrocket.
After finding a home they agree on and love, expectant parents in Denver, Colorado, enlist the help of a designer and contractor to finish renovations before the baby arrives. The couple begins to worry the job won't get done in time when they encounter problems with storage, lack of color and a delivery malfunction, so they take on a few projects to keep things on track.
A Grand, Glam Gut Job
After building up their budget flipping one house after another, a Glendale, CA, couple is ready to put everything they've learned and saved into their own dream home. She loves Spanish and Mediterranean-style homes and is holding firm that whatever house they get will receive her custom lux touches. He, however, likes the clean lines of midcentury design and doesn't want any of the glam. Once they agree on a house, the renovations begin and immediately run into multiple structural issues. Upgrades in materials cause their budget to skyrocket and new projects are being added at every turn. If they can manage their expectations and stay the course, however, they'll get the dream home they've worked so hard for.
Couple's Kitchen Nightmare
A couple that's currently living with her parents in Studio City, CA, wants a home of their own, and fast. She thinks it would be easier to transform a traditional home, while he's dreamed of having a modern space packed with architectural details. After getting the keys to their new space, they realize they'll have to live through a renovation nightmare as structural issues, lead problems and a termite infestation affect their design plans and budget.
A Mountain of Problems
A couple looks to buy their first home in an up-and-coming neighborhood in Denver, CO. After purchasing a house, they quickly realize they're in over their heads with the renovation when they face abatement issues, plumbing problems and issues with the floors.
A Wall of Problems
After renovating their Long Beach, CA, home for several years, Ron and Sylvia realize it's too small and they need a bigger home. Their real estate agent helps them find a new space that they can turn it into their dream house. However, Ron and Sylvia are faced with budget additions and multiple construction challenges that may force them to rethink their design plans.
A Place for Mom in California
A couple looks for a home to renovate in the foothills of California's San Gabriel Mountains that includes a space they can convert into a guesthouse or mother-in-law suite for her mom. After choosing a place, they uncover several expensive and time-consuming surprises, including lead-based paint and asbestos.
Reno Budget Up the Chimney
Busy new parents are settling into family life with their baby daughter, but the townhouse they've been renting just doesn't suit them anymore. They're debating a two-story traditional and a charming ranch in the northern suburbs of California's San Fernando Valley, and once they decide on a home they both like, renovations begin quickly. To make every dollar count in their tight budget, they bring in a designer and a contractor to help make sense of a tricky bathroom layout, and they also tackle a cosmetic kitchen update. Both projects are moving forward until an unexpected chimney problem threatens to send their design plans -- and their renovation budget -- up in smoke.
This Reno is History
A real estate developer and his fiancee are thinking outside the box when it comes to buying their first home together in Fullerton, California, but transforming a unique property into a livable home takes more than just creative ideas and a big bankroll. Their renovation skills are tested again and again as they hit construction roadblocks, design setbacks and equipment drama. When a forklift carrying their new kitchen countertops malfunctions in mid-air, the couple holds their breath and crosses their fingers that one day they'll see their kitchen completed.
A Renovation in the Clouds
A family attempts to turn a builder-grade house in Denver, Colorado, into the home of their dreams, but different tastes lead them to second-guess all their style choices. As if opposing design plans weren't enough to stall the renovation work, the heating and plumbing problems that threaten the cabinet install will certainly delay their move-in for weeks.
Open Concept Conundrums
A Brookline, Massachusetts, family says goodbye to their cramped condo and hello to a more spacious fixer-upper. A tricky layout and unexpected renovation surprises leave them with no choice but to recruit their parents to pitch in and drive down costs, but bringing in the in-laws causes some projects to go rogue. It's an uphill battle all the way, but the end result may surprise them in ways they didn't expect.
Flying Into A Renovation
A young Denver couple hunts for a home of their own so they can move out of her sister's place. While she's not afraid to take on a fixer-upper, his schedule as an airline pilot leaves limited time for home projects. With opposing views on the amount of renovation they want to tackle, they must learn to work together if they want to get to the finish line.
A Reno Rollercoaster
Attorneys in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles are tired of renting, but homes in the area are selling well above asking price, so they have to be strategic. After quickly learning how to navigate a competitive real estate market, they land their first home together, but learning the ropes of renovation proves more challenging. Costly structural issues and long delays have them close to calling it quits.
Vexed by a Vintage Reno
When a Denver couple tackles the renovation of a vintage home they've bought, they uncover vintage problems that could derail them from ever moving in. From electrical issues to heat vent mishaps and floor joist problems, every fix takes a big bite out of their budget.
A Renovation Lesson
A Massachusetts couple dives headfirst into home ownership, renovation and married life. While they learn home renovation skills on the fly, they also learn the art of compromising in order to keep costs down.
Renovating For A Reception
Denver, Colorado newlyweds plan to renovate their new home to host their wedding reception. While remodeling a home is a huge undertaking on its own, adding a party deadline to their plate just increased their stress level, and may possibly drain their wallets.
The Wife Runs the Reno
Denver natives are searching the city for a larger home for their family of four. He bought their current home before meeting his wife, so she thinks it's her turn to get what she wants. But agreeing on a home, figuring out what style fits them both and learning the renovation ropes proves to be an exercise in compromise. When unexpected discoveries, budget overages and new projects are thrown into the mix, this couple is forced to learn some lessons the hard way.
A Renovation Surprise
Midwestern transplants are leaving their Burbank, Calif., rental for more space and a better commute. They find a home, move in and begin a huge renovation -- only to find out they're expecting. A baby on the way puts pressure on the couple's contractor to stay on schedule and on budget, but structural issues may force them to rethink their plans.
A Family Affair
West Hills, CA, newlyweds are eager to buy their first home together. He's a second-generation real estate agent so they're feeling confident they have the skills to lock in the perfect house but do they have what it takes to get through renovations when multiple surprises take a big chunk out of their budget? From abatement to potentially having to dig up a large part of their yard, they may have to make some design compromises and scale back on dream projects. In the end, they'll learn of yet another surprise that will change their lives forever.
Reno's On, But Nobody's Home
A New England couple is ready to buy a bigger home for their growing family. Once renovations begin on their home, they quickly realize they may be in way over their heads. With the pressure of raising two small children in a home that's under constant construction, they begin questioning their decisions and looking for ways to speed up the process. One winter storm after another puts them even further behind and digging trenches in the icy ground puts them at a standstill. If they can power through all the obstacles and find a lost appliance, however, they may be able to finally cook a family meal in their new kitchen.
Goodbye Parents, Hello Reno
A Denver, CO, couple temporarily lives with her parents while they desperately search for a new home to raise their two young sons. But between home style and design style, they both have wildly different visions of what looks best. Once they're in the midst of reno, this dueling duo realizes if they don't find common ground quickly, they'll be overtaken by reno surprises that push them over budget.
By Land or By Cell
A Denver couple wants to leave city life behind and get back to the land. While they're eager to find a top-to-bottom renovation, they don't want to get in over their heads. The couple begins questioning the quality of their home, however, once problems arise after renovation.
This Reno is the Cat's Meow
A Los Angeles couple finds themselves swimming in red after renovation expenses begin piling up. With the pressure rising, this self-proclaimed "un-handy" couple fights to stay afloat by taking on a number of projects themselves. The couple didn't realize, however, that the house would start fighting back!
American Dream, Reno Reality
An Australian couple searches California's San Fernando Valley for their first home. She's looking for an all-American traditional while he has a contemporary home with a modern interior in mind. Once they settle on a place, they quickly move in but attempting renovations while having the flu leaves them coughing up dollars.
Beach Budget Blowout
A Manhattan Beach, California, family of five hopes to stay close to the beach while finding more space. Affordable homes in their dream location all require renovation, however, and the home they choose turns out to be an even bigger -- and taller -- project than they ever imagined.
An Underground Renovation
A couple braces themselves for the harsh realities that come with buying a fixer upper while searching for their first home in Denver. Armed with enthusiasm and the willingness to put in some sweat equity, this couple will still have to learn to brush off the renovation dust and try, try again if they want to finish the project.
A Tale of Two Bathrooms
A Washington state family faces a tricky house hunt while searching for a larger home in the Los Angeles area. Armed with good intentions and a sense of humor, they quickly jump into renovation projects but immediately see their to-do list grow rapidly. They may take it all in stride but an expensive structural surprise may require them to make some very hard decisions.
Bidding War, Battling Reno
A couple with two small children quickly begins renovations on their new home so they can move out of their cramped Melrose, Massachusetts, apartment before their lease is up. The duo is new to renovation, however, so the hidden pipes, a white-vs.-gray argument and a rogue bathroom gut job results in a workload that quickly spirals out of control.
Big Ideas, Bigger Problems
A couple of new parents with no renovation experience jump right into a remodel in the Los Angeles area. The projects soon add up and costs climb higher as they lean more and more on professionals to get them to the finish line. But as they delve deeper into demo, a whole host of problems may cause them to rethink their plans.
Two Contractors, One Wild Ride
A Southern California couple wants a spacious home where they can start a family. After buying a place, they jump straight into renovations with his fellow contractor and face a string of problems, including installing a half-ton support beam.
Two Dads, One Tough Renovation
Two dads with a young son buy a bigger home in Southern California, but more space creates more renovation projects. Design plans change when one of them goes out of town, but the choices may not be for the better.
My Dad, My Renovation Hero
A Southern California couple with three children under the age of three has their hands full needs to move into a new home with more space. After they find a house large enough for their family, they start a major overhaul and need all hands on deck. While they struggle through a kitchen remodel, his dad, who happens to be a plumber, saves the day by taking the lead on other projects.
Type A Reno
He's laid back. She's Type A all the way. This Pasadena, CA, couple is ready to work through their differences to find a new house for their family. But once they start renovating, and money starts going out the door, it gets harder and harder to see eye to eye.
Reno With a Roomie
A recent transplant to Denver, Colorado, is ready to buy a home but doesn't know a lot about renovation. She turns to her best friend and roommate for advice, but even with guidance, this inexperienced homeowner finds out how tough it can be to get through a major renovation.
Facing the Reno Music
Newly married musicians are looking to buy a bigger home that can house all their instruments. While he's more enthusiastic to take on renovations than she is, they both know that putting in some sweat equity is the only way they'll get a house that truly reflects their creative side. The SoCal couple learns something new about themselves and each other when their designer pushes them to make some bold design decisions.
Till Reno Do Us Part
A Boston couple is looking to buy a home for their rapidly expanding family. Due to their budget and the area they're targeting to live in, any house they buy will be a fixer-upper. Once they decide on a place and the renovations begin, the problems come fast and furious, putting even their relationship at risk.
A Los Angeles law enforcement officer and his wife face a competitive market with a modest budget while searching for their first home together. Once they decide on a place and renovations begin, they're hit with surprise expenses like needing lead abatement and a new electrical panel. The couple is determined to not let these expenses prevent them from taking on other projects, however, so they're forced to take on some of the work themselves.
We Made It
A young family saved for years to buy a home of their own in the suburbs. But while he's focused on safety and structure, she wants bling. And once renovations start, they see that their dream home make take more work and money than they anticipated.
Second Guessing Her First Reno
A first-time buyer is moving across town to be near her tight-knit and opinionated family in Valley Village, California. With a perfectionist personality, finding a home that suits her tastes won't be easy. Her construction-savvy sister-in-law complicates matters, offering guidance on renovations but also prompting second thoughts about her decisions.
Swipe Right for Reno
They met on a dating app and this couple is ready to buy a home together. At nearly seven feet tall, everything he does is big, including renovation projects. She wants to make sure he thinks about how much money those projects will cost.
When Positive Meets Practical
A Southern California family wants to trade their rental for a home with lots of land. But her sunny disposition bumps into his practical outlook, and the massive renovation with major problems has them both struggling to keep a positive attitude.
Girl Power Reno
A Denver therapist wants to prove naysayers wrong by buying and renovating a home with her two roommates. Armed with only enthusiasm and their belief that girl power can get things done, they navigate the pitfalls of a kitchen and bathroom renovation.
Fine German Engineering
A couple looks for a new home in Hollywood, CA, where they can expand their space and escape their noisy neighbors. He wants everything to be white and she prefers a more colorful palette, and when renovations begin, those stylistic differences become magnified.
Finding Her House and Her Voice
A single woman is ready to buy a home on her own, but her friends and family all have strong opinions about what she should choose. If she wants to end up with a dream home that's truly hers, she'll have to somehow learn to find her own voice.
Wicked Winter Reno
A Boston couple is ready to ditch their cramped condo and find a home in the suburbs. After locking in a home, however, things quickly go off course when they begin renovations. Uncovered sewer pipes cause a redirection in the design plan, and uneven counters cause a delay in the backsplash install.
Turning Quirky Into Charming
After renting for years, a couple has saved up enough money to buy their first home in Denver. They decide to renovate an older home but soon learn that old houses come with expensive problems, like replacing 70-year-old pipes. With setback after setback they begin to worry they've taken on too much.
A Reno of Historic Proportions
Two empty nesters are searching for a historic home on the North Shore of Boston. He is hoping to find a fixer-upper chock full of character, but she has reservations since he has been known to make changes without looping her in. As soon as they find a home with the kind of charm they want, unexpected surprises start to arise.
A Reno With No End in Sight
With a quickly growing daughter, this Southern California couple needs more space. He dreams of a total fixer-upper where he can tackle renovations himself, but she worries that his perfectionist approach could mean a major project would take forever to finish.
The Mother of All Renovations
As the son of a designer, he has particular ideas about their next family home in Atlanta, GA. But she's focused on finances and determined to rein in his expensive tastes. Emotions and costs run high as he brings in his mom to help with the work.
On the Family Fast Track
Childhood sweethearts dive into the competitive Southern California market to find their first home. She wants as few projects as possible to avoid delays, but her contractor dad is confident big renovations will be no problem.
This Reno Takes Two to Tango
A busy choreographer asks her assistant and future roommate to help her find a house with enough space for her dogs and her dance moves. With a first-time buyer's budget, getting everything she wants will be next to impossible in the hot Southern California real estate market.
This Reno is No Bed of Roses
These first-time buyers are tired of renting. But while he wants a home in the city with an open layout and plenty of space, she wants a smaller suburban home with a cozy feel and a huge yard for her garden. Once they find a home, they face the new challenge of being first-time renovators. Between unexpected costs and debates over design, these two will have to get up to speed fast to have the home they both want.
A Groovy Kind of Reno
This California family is ready to leave their condominium. He's all about finding the perfect vibe, but she's worried they'll wind up in a money pit. And once renovations start, problems pile up and they both struggle to stay positive.
Building a Future Together
As an architect, he's eager to put his stamp on a fixer upper. But she's never even lived in a house before, leaving her nervous. And once they agree on a home, her love of the colors she grew up with in Turkey clashes with his minimalist style.
A Midcentury Retro Renovation
A couple tries to find a home in LA -- he wants an authentic midcentury style home, while she prefers a practical option that is budget-friendly. As renovations begin, they quickly discover that restoring an older home can reveal hidden problems.