Season 26, Episode 8
Hodaka and Emily are newlyweds. After paying for their own wedding last year, they spent what little savings they had left to purchase their first home. The house was built in the 1950's and has since seen very little updates, inside and out. As dated and sad as it may look, these two both come from humble backgrounds and are so proud to have even been able to buy a home of their own. When they step outside though, they feel like their home is not fitting in with the rest of the neighborhood. Moreover, since moving in, Hodaka was laid off from his job in operations at a small private investment firm and is currently in between jobs leaving them with no disposable income to fix up the front. They live on a block of 8 homes, in which all of them except ours theirs is well-groomed and maintained. They literally live on the block where the city line between Richmond and El Cerrito is so their block is the welcome to all visitors entering El Cerrito, a diverse and tight-knit community. Their house sets the tone for the entire community and it's not setting a good one! They want their house to be the center of attention rather than the house every feels embarrassed for, but between their wedding debt, mortgage, Emily's full-time job, and Hodaka's job search, they simply do not have the time or resources to work on their home's exterior. They are desperate for Curb Appeal's help!