Jim Kuhl has lived in his 1920s California bungalow home for nine years now. He loves to entertain and cook for family, including five sisters and 10 nieces and nephews. Kuhl has been bending over backwards (he's 6'4") and his current kitchen is no match for his stature or his culinary skill. Which interior designer is up to the challenge of transforming this space?
Hugh and Stacey Sims bought a large traditional Tudor-style home in Bowling Green, Ky., three years ago. While theyve redone much of their dream home to suit their familys needs, they are unsure what to do with their finished basement. They hope a designer can make this a unique space suitable for both adults and kids.
Three years ago, Abbey and Barry Rosenblum and their three children moved into their dream home nestled in a private canyon community with luxurious mountain views. Over the years, Abbey has relied on her sense of design to add character to the house, but she has always ignored the challenging master bathroom. With an oversized shower, no tub and poor overall layout and storage, the Rosenblums have finally decided it's time to deal with the bathroom so it suits their needs better and matches the eclectic elegance that's been incorporated into the rest of the home. Since this job is too big to handle alone, the couple is hoping to find an expert to help make their vision a reality.
Colleen and Paul Loria want to figure out a way to remodel the non-kitchen part of the Great Room in their 19th-century New Orleans home. They've had a hard time figuring out a layout that maximizes the square shape and minimal wall space. The Lorias would also like to tie in the adjoining kitchen and add an adult-friendly social space. Three Louisiana designers will compete for the opportunity to jazz up the space for these fun and busy parents.
Michelle and Stephen Rubino have lived with their two young children in their newly constructed home outside of Boca Raton for almost two years. The couple plans for the 6700 square foot Mediterranean home to be their last. They have been tackling their decorating projects room by room, but are at a loss when it comes to their master bedroom. The couple will choose one of three Florida designers to create a clean, dramatic look for their master suite.
Richard and Dina Brookbanks were thrilled when they found the four-bedroom Colonial they now call home. Built on a cul-de-sac, it's a perfect spot to raise their sons, Ben and Oliver. But their master bedroom and adjoining bath have no personality, and the couple hopes the right designer can help them create a cozy retreat.
Not long ago, Russell and Tess Jones moved to Woodinville, Wash. to be closer to family. Located just 20 minutes east of Seattle, the community is surrounded by forest and home to several wineries. The couple is building their dream house and they want the entry and living room to make a grand statement.
Since moving into their French Normandy-style home with their young son, Rick and Cheryl Hopfer have been filling it with the warm woods and muted greens they love. They think their master bedroom suite is loaded with potential and they need a professional to help them tap into it.
In California, Santa Barbara's natural setting and Spanish heritage have been drawing tourists and artists alike for decades. Bob and Kim Fatch fell in love with the family-friendly area and found their dream house with a large yard. That was 17 years and three kids ago, and Bob and Kim's family room has stayed pretty much the way they found it. The couple hopes a designer can help them rejuvenate the space.
Jeff and Lisa Proctor love their cozy beach cottage but they only have one bathroom located off the master bedroom. With two kids and a hectic schedule, these accommodations are a nuisance at best and when guests visit, forget about it. Jeff and Lisa need more space and they need help creating it. Jeff and Lisa hope that one of three designers can solve their special dilemma and create a bathroom more suitable for a growing family.
Chad Jones and Rebecca McNeely relocated from Philadelphia to Louisiana to be closer to family, who could help out with the kids. They quickly settled into a newly built home with their two young children in Mandeville, an up and coming New Orleans suburb. Chad and Becky love their home and have tried to incorporate both their varied styles throughout the house, but they are stuck on the dining room. The dining room, coupled with the adjoining foyer and butler's pantry, is a great space that has a lot of potential. Chad and Becky want the space to make a statement. They couple hopes on of three designers can transform the area into an inviting space to entertain family and friends.
Sandie and Anatole Falagan's 40-year-old home was outdated when they bought it in 1998, but they had to put off desired remodeling when they had children. Now they want to begin the process of creating the home they always dreamed of, starting with the two most-used rooms: the kitchen and family room. With a budget of $65,000, the Falagans would like to update their kitchen with new cabinets and counters, new appliances, as well as new lighting and flooring. In the family room, they would like new furniture, an updated fireplace, new lighting and a better layout of the room to express their Hispanic heritage while also creating an inviting, kid-friendly environment.
Wine store owners Alfredo and Lee Gitter-Cruz love to entertain, but use their living room so rarely they leave their Christmas decorations up year round! The couple is ready to uncork the possibilities when it comes to refurbishing their staircase, entryway and living room and challenge three design experts on take on the makeover.
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