Matt and Melissa Yeilding are a young couple hoping to buy their first house together in Waco, Texas. The school districts and public parks of the Woodway/Hewitt area are big draws for the Yeildings, but they need the vision of Chip and Joanna Gaines to help them find the perfect home to put down roots. While all three houses fall into a similar price range, Matt and Melissa will only see one transformed into the house of their dreams with little help from the Gaines.
Keith and Annabeth Morgan recently adopted two girls and are hoping to find a house in an area where their family can have space to grow and enjoy the outdoors. Their all-in budget is $175,000 and with Chip and Jo's help, they hope to find a 3-4 bedroom house with a big back yard, a large, open kitchen and plenty of Jo's farmhouse style. Since the family has gone through a recent adoption, Chip and Jo really want to create a special space for the Morgan kids. The result is a Gaines family design face off! With the help of Ella and Emmie, Chip takes on the girls' bedroom, while Joanna, Drake, and Duke tackle the bedroom for the Morgans' son. The Morgans' house is also in need of major updates -- will Chip and Jo be able to create the farmhouse style and functionality the Morgans are looking for?
With two grown kids out of the house, John and Stephanie Eberle agree it's time to downsize and look for the perfect place to relax as they enter retirement. Chip and Johanna take them on a tour of vastly different homes in hopes of satisfying some of their priorities that include a large kitchen, a nice living space and a location that's near amenities while in a quiet neighborhood. They narrow their search to two homes with excellent views in peaceful surroundings but will one home's need of major renovations influence their decision?
Andrew and Brittany Chapman are looking to buy their first home together in the Mountainview area, and have brought Chip and Joanna aboard for the journey. With a strong budget, it opens up many possibilities for the Chapmans and gives Chip and Joanna a lot of freedom to make their dreams a reality. A big item on Andrew and Brittany's wish list is a home with room to grow and with plenty of space for their two dogs. When the Chapmans find their forever home, Chip and Joanna have big plans for the renovation and an even bigger surprise for the Chapman's pooches.
San Diego transplants Mary and Dustyn are on the hunt for their family's dream home in Waco, Texas, and they're looking for a four-bedroom with a large yard and open space for hosting. Their all-in budget of $375,000 leaves them lots of room for substantial renovations, so Chip and Jo lead the couple on two house tours in the quiet neighborhood. Similar in price, their first option has a beautifully landscaped backyard with a rough interior and front yard, while the second house has some beautiful features and a backyard that needs some work. When Mary and Dustyn are faced with the tough decision, they turn to their kids for the deciding vote.
Chip and Joanna are faced with the challenge of designing a complete home makeover for friend and fellow designer, Kristen Bufton. She's about to have a baby, so the pressure is on to create a living space that is move-in ready within two months' time. Even Brett Bufton joins in to help Chip on Demo Day. Will Joanna be able to nail the design style that Kristen is hoping for? Will Chip and Jo be able to pull off a complete renovation before the baby arrives?
After years of living near downtown Waco, Texas, Jordan and Rachel dream of moving to the country with their three children. After their contract falls through on another property, the couple enlists the help of Chip and Joanna in hopes of a second chance for country living. After a home search with surprising results, Chip and Jo get to work bringing these city folk the country home they've dreamed about. While the land may be perfect for the family, the home itself may be one of Chip and Joanna's biggest challenges yet.
Jenny and Ramil are moving to Waco, Texas, from California to be closer to Ramil's mother. Ramil originally wanted more of a move-in ready home, but Jenny convinced him to get on board with the idea of a fixer upper, so they enlist the help of Chip and Joanna to create their dream home. With a healthy budget of $425,000 and a wish list that includes four bedrooms and a spacious yard, they embark on their search and look at several homes. After the couple picks the home that's right for them, Joanna is challenged with the task of giving them the rustic Italian-style dream home they crave. Can she go out of her comfort zone and transform Jenny and Ramil's traditional home into an Italian paradiso?
After being away from Waco for six years, Will and Lauren return to raise their two daughters in the house of their dreams. They recruit Chip and Joanna to create their dream home, and with a budget of $300,000, they embark on a tour of homes through their desired neighborhood. With a love of mature trees and a wishlist that includes four bedrooms and a big kitchen, they will have little left over for renovations. Chip and Joanna get to work on the couple's chosen home, but with such a limited budget, they will have to choose wisely and get creative in order to give the couple their dream home.
A couple and their young son are moving to Waco from Denver, Colorado, in hopes of finding a slower pace, big acreage and a whole lot of style. The number one item on their wishlist is a home with modern flare; something that's hard to come by in Waco. Chip and Joanna show the couple two homes, but despite having a healthy budget of $450,000, they have to use a lot of imagination to see Joanna's vision. After a major budget buster hits early in the process, Chip and Jo know transforming country into modern will be one of the biggest construction and design challenges yet.
Cleveland Browns quarterback and former Baylor Heisman winner, Robert Griffin III, reaches out to Chip and Joanna for help renovating the home of a veteran in the Waco community. When Robert's Family of III Foundation learns that the home of Vietnam veteran Bill Graham and his wife is too small and not easily accessible, they want to help. Chip and Joanna are honored to be a part of the project, and with the help of RGIII, the US Army and the entire community, they're able to transform the lives of this sweet couple by giving them the home of their dreams.
Chip and Joanna venture 40 miles outside of Waco to Mexia, Texas, to help empty nesters Kelvin and Culetta Beachum find a home to accommodate their children and grandchildren. With an all-in budget of $160,000 to work with, Chip and Joanna will have to get creative in order to make the money stretch. However, when the Beachum's son, Kelvin Beachum Jr. of the Jacksonville Jaguars, hears of their new home search, he secretly teams up with the Gaineses to give his parents the home of their dreams.
Chip and Joanna's longtime friend, Brett, has a dream of living on a houseboat on Lake Waco. With an all-in budget of $85,000, the trio tours some of the available options on the lake, and Brett weighs their pros and cons before making his choice. For Chip and Jo, the tight budget and the even tighter space create plenty of design challenges, but the biggest challenge of all is a new one for them ... will it float?
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