When empty nesters Darrel and Kym Hubbard decided to move from their 7,000-square-foot family home in the suburbs to a condo in downtown Chicago, they knew they would face some challenges. The reality of decorating their new living and dining room has become more than they bargained for, so they're looking for a designer who will bring sophistication and harmony to their home.
Three years ago, Maura and Peter Ridder moved into a six bedroom home in Castle Rock, Colo., just 20 miles outside Denver. Now that Maura has started her own jewelry business, the couple is turning one of the bedrooms into a home office. The want a polished, functional space where they can work and relax. In addition, they'd like to incorporate a rustic theme that will fit with their southwestern style home.
Bill and Sandy Woncheck live in the bustling city of Pittsburgh, Penn., with their daughter. Their secluded 4,200-square-foot home is close to downtown and features contemporary architecture. They've decided to turn their bare-bones basement into a comfortable family room, but need a little help from one of the area's top designers.
Santa Fe homeowners Fred and Barbara Raznick's entire home was built for energy efficiency, which is perfect for these committed environmentalists. Now, they're ready to decorate their great room and kitchen. They want to replace the huge furniture in the great room with toxic-free pieces and update the kitchen's countertops, cabinets and appliances.
Two years ago, Suzanne and Ben Karel moved into a beautiful home in Scottsdale, Ariz., and have been remodeling ever since. Their final project is the master bathroom, which is cramped and outdated. The couple is looking for a designer who will create a state-of-the-art spa that flows with their bedroom for a complete master suite feel.
Sari and Darryl Daisey have settled into a beautiful home with their son in a Philadelphia suburb. Since they plan on entertaining their big family here, they want to turn their basement into a state of the art home theatre with plenty of seating.
Kim and Kimberly Thomsen love living in Austin, Tex., which they've found to be the perfect place for raising their two children. This busy couple hasn't had time to finish their house, and they're ready to redo their master bath. However, they have two completely different design styles and want a designer who can merge both of their ideas.
Just 16 miles north of New York City is the tiny town of Airmont, where Brian and Nancy Smith live with their two children in a Colonial-style home. They love every room in their house except the big blank family room, so they're turning to a local designer to transform the space with an inviting design.
Now that her nest is empty, Memphis mom Susan Russell can finally concentrate on herself and her own room. Since she's entering a whole new chapter in her life, she wants her master bedroom to reflect those changes. She hoping to incorporate a modern look as well as add some more storage.
Susan and Andy Bornstein and their two daughters spend a lot of time in their Massachusetts home. However, the master bathroom has much to be desired, and it's time for a major overhaul. They're looking for a designer who will incorporate warm color in a spa-like atmosphere.
Paul and Tracey Stone moved into their mid-century modern home just 10 months ago and are restoring the home to showcase its original 1950s flair. They want to turn the drab family room into a swinging 50s-inspired living room/lounge complete with all the bells and whistles of the 21st century.
After retiring from the military, Peter Limoges and his wife, Diane, decided to settle in Suffolk, Va. They want to incorporate a '50s diner look into their bland bonus room. A few tricky architectural features will have to be incorporated into the design so they turn to a few local designers for some ideas.
Rodger Bayne just popped the question to fiancée Dawn Morgan, and they want to be married in the living room of their Monkton, Md. home. With its cathedral ceilings and beautiful views, the space already has a great start, but it needs to be warmer and more inviting. They're looking for a designer who can meet all their needs as well as have it done in time for the big day.
For more information on products used in this makeover, please contact designer Victor Liberatore.
Thursdays at 9|8c