Our Favorite Bang for Your Buck Renovations

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Check out extraordinary kitchens from HGTV's Bang For Your Buck.

Tall Teak

Teak and Formica-laminate cabinetry are combined to give this sleek space a lot of warmth with an urban flair.

Comfortable Country

This kitchen seems bigger than it is thanks to the vaulted ceiling and indirect lighting. White distressed cabinetry, Carrera marble and a whimsical chandelier keeps it light and bright.

Glowing Modern

Instead of upper cabinetry, these homeowners opted for more windows to let natural light shine down on their beautiful quartz countertops.

A Touch of Tuscan

This farm-house style kitchen provides a sunny feel with its crisp-white and warm-yellow color palette.

White, Black and Recycled

White shaker-style cabinets are topped with honed absolute-black granite countertops and offset with a recycled glass backsplash.

Mid-Century Contemporary

High-end, frameless acrylic-finish cabinets are paired with a mosaic-tile backsplash to make this kitchen fun and functional.

Tailored Masculine

The tiger-striped oak butcherblock on the island ties the rich color of the cabinets to the lighter tones in the granite countertop and hardwood floors.

Unique Island Surface

The large peninsula is covered in soft pleather while the rest of the countertops are honed slate. The glass mosaic backsplash and stainless-steel appliances reflect lots of light onto the custom cherry cabinets.

Mix and Match

The white cabinets are original to the house. The homeowners had them refinished then added a strong contrast with dark mahogany, glass-front cabinets.

Hip and Chic

Dark-walnut cabinetry is combined with contrasting white countertops and a recycled-glass mosaic backsplash to create a clean contemporary design.

Groovy Green

This urban row-house kitchen makes the most of the space with tall maple cabinets and dual-height countertops.

Mixed Materials

This kitchen sports a combination of different countertops -- teak, marble and granite. Warm cherry cabinets bridge the tones of each while bright red pendants add a pop of color.

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About the Show

Granite countertops or a custom, mosaic backsplash? Hardwood floors or stone tiles? We are bombarded with so many beautiful home renovation ideas, not only is it difficult to decide what we want, but it's hard to determine which choices provide the greatest return on investment. Bang For Your Buck has the concrete answers on remodeling value and how to get the most out of any renovation budget. In each episode, three homeowners from the same city renovate the same room of the house with the same budget. After the renovation, experts determine the value of each home, dramatically revealing whose remodeling choices were good investment decisions.
Season 8, Episode 12

Los Angeles 35K Live/Work Spaces

Designer Vern Yip and a local realty expert head to sunny Los Angeles, California to check out three live/work space renovations. First up, a couple of architects whose home doubles as a gallery and workshop. Next, is a first on Bang For Your Buck...an Airstream renovation! And last, a garage turned studio! The space that Vern and our realty expert deem the biggest bang for the buck will walk away with a large cash prize!

Thursday
Oct 9
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 8, Episode 4

Denver Unconventional Homes

Designer Vern Yip and a local realtor go to the mile high city of Denver, Colorado to check out three unique and unconventional home renovations. First they look at an abandoned warehouse that has been turned into a chic oasis. Next they'll head to a hundred and twenty-five year old church that is now a quiet sanctuary. And finally, they visit an old junkyard garage, complete with a tower overlooking the city! The renovation that is deemed the most livable while still keeping in theme with the property type will win a big cash prize.

Thursday
Oct 30
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 7, Episode 10

Three Row House Kitchen Renovations in Washington DC are Evaluated

Row houses are tricky to renovate. They're typically small, narrow, and you're restricted to the space provided between the homes on either side. HGTV design expert Monica Pedersen, along with a local Realtor, are visiting three Washington DC row homes to evaluate recently renovated $50K kitchens. Do bright red glossy cabinets work in an early 1900s row house? Will a high-end appliance make up for cheaper cabinetry? Will heated flooring win over our experts? All three renovations are neck and neck, and one homeowner may actually make money on their investment.

Thursday
Nov 6
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 7, Episode 2

Major House Renovations

Three major house renovations in Baton Rouge are put under a microscope to determine which one will see the biggest bang for their buck. Designer Danielle Fennoy and a local realtor first critique a contemporary home with clean, simple lines. Next, they check out another contemporary home with a green kitchen backsplash. And finally, they visit a traditional home with gorgeous hard pine flooring.

Wednesday
Nov 12
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 7, Episode 6

Three Houseboat Renovations in Sausalito, California

Designer Carriann Arkowski and a local Realtor critique three Sausalito, California houseboat renovations to determine which one will get the biggest bang for their buck. First, they check out a nautical steam schooner houseboat with a movable steering wheel in the dining room. Next, they visit a nautical-inspired houseboat with an indoor/outdoor shower. Finally, they check out a contemporary houseboat with spectacular views.

Friday
Nov 14
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 8, Episode 6

Renovations on Small Savannah Homes With Southern Charm

Open floor plans, historical preservation and unique back splashes are just some of the features that Vern Yip will find in Savannah, Georgia. Along with a local realtor, Vern will critique three 50K small home renovations. The home that Vern and the realtor think got the biggest bang for their buck will walk away with cash!

Tuesday
Dec 2
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 8, Episode 13

Los Angeles 75K Unconventional Spaces

Designer Vern Yip and a local realty expert are in Los Angeles, California to critique three unconventional space renovations. Nothing about these spaces is ordinary as they check out a resort-style Morroccan spa, a storage system dubbed, The Monster, and a sustainable home built around trees. The home that Vern and our realtor think got the biggest bang for their buck will walk away with a large cash prize that can be put towards more renovation!

Wednesday
Dec 3
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 7, Episode 9

Three Indoor/Outdoor Renovations in St. Thomas

Designer Danielle Fennoy and a local Realtor critique three St. Thomas indoor/outdoor luxury renovations to determine which one will get the biggest bang for their buck. First, they check out a home with a hexagon-shaped great room that opens to the deck with a water view. Next, they visit an island getaway with double master suites. And finally, they check out a villa on the edge of a cliff 200 feet above the Atlantic Ocean.

Thursday
Jul 2
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 8, Episode 6

Renovations on Small Savannah Homes With Southern Charm

Open floor plans, historical preservation and unique back splashes are just some of the features that Vern Yip will find in Savannah, Georgia. Along with a local realtor, Vern will critique three 50K small home renovations. The home that Vern and the realtor think got the biggest bang for their buck will walk away with cash!

Thursday
Apr 28
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 8, Episode 12

Los Angeles 35K Live/Work Spaces

Designer Vern Yip and a local realty expert head to sunny Los Angeles, California to check out three live/work space renovations. First up, a couple of architects whose home doubles as a gallery and workshop. Next, is a first on Bang For Your Buck...an Airstream renovation! And last, a garage turned studio! The space that Vern and our realty expert deem the biggest bang for the buck will walk away with a large cash prize!

Friday
May 6
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 8, Episode 1

Vern Yip and a local realtor critique three Annapolis Coastal Living Great Room renovations for a huge cash prize!

Annapolis is known for its rich history, recreational boating and views of the Chesapeake Bay. Designer Vern Yip heads out to this quaint city to critique three $80K coastal living great room renovations. He'll get a little help from a local Annapolis realtor to decide who got the biggest bang for their buck! Vaulted ceilings, breathtaking views, custom cherry counter tops - which design element will impress Vern and which homeowner's savvy design style will earn them the huge cash prize?

Thursday
May 12
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 8, Episode 7

Extravagant South Florida Outdoor Living Renovations

Designer Vern Yip and a local realtor evaluate three extravagant South Florida outdoor living renovations. Over-the-top water features, outdoor kitchens and tropical patios are just some of the highlights. The home that Vern and our realtor think got the biggest bang for their buck walks away with a large cash prize, which they decide to donate to their favorite charity.

Friday
May 20
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 8, Episode 10

Atlanta 125K Urban Living Renovations

Designer Vern Yip is in his home town of Atlanta, checking out three urban kitchen and master suite renovations. Vern and a local realtor will have a tough choice as the three properties they're looking at excel when it comes to design choices. But will Vern and the realtor be thrown when they check out a master suite with a urinal? Will they appreciate the master bedroom with barn doors or the home that looks like a French chalet? The home that best captures the feel of urban living in Atlanta will win a large cash prize!

Thursday
Jul 7
7:30am | 6:30c

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