Debbie, Paul and their three sons love their home and neighborhood, especially since it's just steps from a spectacular beach. Since Debbie is a former pro-beach volleyball champion, they spend as much time at the beach as they can. However, when the weather's bad, they have nowhere to go. Host Candice Olson brings the beach into their kid-dominated basement.
Ted's life is filled with women! He's the only guy in his family of five, including wife Jackie and their three daughters, Sydney, Madeline and Emily. Not only is he surrounded by women at home, but he also works for a health and beauty company, where he's surrounded by women. With nowhere to escape, his wife wants to turn their last undecorated room, the master bedroom, into a calm oasis, where Ted can get away from all the girls. Host Candice Olson agrees to tackle the challenge.
Marla and Aaron love the minimalism and midcentury modern design of their 1950s home. However, the basement is retro in an outdated way, and they want it to rock. Both are music freaks, and Aaron and his folk rock band use the space for rehearsals. Host Candice Olson steps in to create a retro renovation without breaking the bank.
Alison and Chris are in the middle of renovation chaos. They definitely bit off more than they could chew when they decided to gut their Victorian house by themselves. After months of sweat and tears, the second floor is almost livable, but the main floor is a crumbling mess of lath, plaster and exposed wires. They've run out of steam and are begging for help from host Candice Olson.
Daniela and David just bought their first home, a small loft with lots of potential. Plus, they are mere weeks away from getting married. David has already moved into the loft and transformed it into the ultimate bachelor pad, while Daniela is still living at home with mom and dad. She's not moving in until they're married, but needs some help from host Candice Olson to update the style so that it suits both of them.
Homeowner Warren is a very active renaissance man. When he's not spending time with wife Carol and their two young sons, he's busy flying planes, skydiving, cycling or playing hockey. His family room is the epicenter of social activity for his neighbors, even though its current state is dark and dingy. It's time to create the ultimate lounge to make guests feel welcome and special, and host Candice Olson develops a plan to do just that.
Cerrene and Doug and their two young daughters, Alison and Sarah, are an active family who are crazy about sports and music. Five years ago, they built their dream house and have been slowly filling all the rooms, but they need some help with the adjoining living and dining rooms. They inherited a very big and gold grand piano, but have no idea how to decorate around it. They're hoping for some divine inspiration from host Candice Olson.
Lorraine and Kurt have experienced a lot of firsts lately, including buying their first house and having their first baby. Lorraine has even started her own home-based support group for moms and babies, often playing host for up to 40 people. The kitchen is feeling the crunch from regular family use as well as the support group, so host Candice Olson signs on to transform the dysfunctional space into a perfect place for multiple moms and tons of tots!
Milena and Bill have been married for two years and recently moved into their first home. The kitchen and family room are beautiful, but their master bedroom is sadly neglected. In addition, they come from different countries and have very different personalities and design styles. Bill is a conservative North American, while Milena is a spicy South American. Filled with outdated brass and lacquer furniture from Milena's teenage years, the bedroom doesn't jive with their urban style sensibility. Bill is tired of the old furnishing, but Milena has a sentimental connection to them, so host Candice Olson must develop a design that suits both of them.
Tatiana and her family live in a beautiful, early 1900s house that's been renovated in a very modern style. In the past year, Tatiana's home life has been filled with upheaval, but lots of joy. Just over a year ago a little miracle named Adriana entered their life, by way of adoption. Adriana is still sleeping in the guest room, but the plan is to move their office to another part of the house and transform it into a nursery that will grow with Adriana through the years. Tatiana wants the space to fit in with the rest of the house, but still be fun and functional for her special little girl.
Kim, Peter and their two daughters love their 1950s house, but a few of the rooms are stuck in a time warp, including their hard-working, slightly famous kitchen. Their cooking club has them cooking and entertaining in their own kitchen, plus it's the nerve center for their gourmet specialty food company where they conceptualize, create and test everything. It's slightly famous because it's appeared in several commercials as the definitive 1950s kitchen. This couple is ready to give up the glamorous world of television in favor of a new kitchen that will walk the line between good looks and functionality.
Radhika and Rahul are a hip, urban couple who have just bought their dream house. Most people would not share their love of a converted industrial sign factory, but 28-year-old schoolteacher Radhika and 30-year-old branding strategist Rahul feel right at home. When the factory was converted to a residence, the previous owners had terra-cotta floors and a wood-burning fireplace installed. Those items don't necessarily fit with the current owners' modern design sensibility. They are both accomplished amateur photographers and love traveling their most recent trip was to India for a monthlong adventure. Between their busy work and travel schedules they haven't had time to add much personality to their space, so it's up to host Candice Olson to bring these much-needed elements into the picture.
Rex, Bob and their two gigantic dogs, Shamus and Malka, have lived in their beautiful 1920s house for two years. They've immersed themselves in the world of renovation, but with two busy careers, they haven't had time to finish the second floor. Rex is a world-renowned principal dancer for the National Ballet, while Bob runs a busy computer consulting business for dentistry. They're desperate for a spa-inspired master bathroom where they can get away from all the work. They also have one important request they want a cavernous shower that's big enough to perform a pirouette or wash two humongous harlequin Great Danes.
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