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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 4

Three Lexington Entertainment Space Renovations

Designer Monica Pedersen and a local Realtor critique three Lexington entertainment space renovations to determine which one will get the biggest bang for their buck. First, they check out a entertainment area built for family entertaining. Next, they visit a entertainment area with a 30-foot bar. Finally, they check out a entertainment space complete with a stacked stone wet bar and kegerator.

Friday
Oct 31
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 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 8

Miami 45K Private Outdoor Sanctuaries

In sunny Miami, Florida, creating fabulous outdoor living spaces is where it's at. Designer Vern Yip and a local realty expert head to this vibrant city to evaluate three outdoor sanctuary renovations. First they'll visit a zen oasis complete with a tree house! Next, they'll check out a serene koi and lily pond perfect for relaxation. And finally, they'll live it up in a swanky entertaining backyard space. The house that Vern and our local realty expert think got the biggest bang for their buck will walk away with a large cash prize!

Thursday
Nov 20
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 8, Episode 9

New York City Designer's Challenge: Luxury Apartment Renovations

In New York City, how far can $400K go when you're renovating an apartment? This special episode of Bang For Your Buck will show you! Three Manhattan designers will take the hot seat as the luxury apartments that they recently helped renovate are critiqued by host Vern Yip and a local realty expert. An oversized kitchen island and mother-of-pearl walls are just some of the features that will be showcased in these over-the-top apartments. The designer whose work got the biggest bang for the buck will win a large cash prize to donate to the charity of their choice.

Thursday
May 5
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 5

Vern Yip and a local realtor critique three vacation home renovations on Hilton Head Island.

Designer Vern Yip and a local realtor head to a little slice of paradise known as Hilton Head, South Carolina to critique three vacation home renovations. With views of Hilton Head's many golf courses, spectacular pools and amazing outdoor living areas, these vacation properties will leave you speechless. But which one will get the biggest bang for their buck and walk away with a large cash prize?

Thursday
Jun 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!

Thursday
Jun 9
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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