Mina and Karen have renovated close to twenty homes in their downtown adjacent community, Fountain Square. They have hand selected their neighbors and raised property values resulting in their dream community. Having affected so much change in Fountain Square, they venture off into the adjacent Bates Hendricks community. Have they taken on more than they bargained for? Mina and Karen have their work cut out for them and have to work as a team to get the house done on time and on budget.
After purchasing a very small house for only $25,000 near downtown Indianapolis, Mina Starsiak and Karen E Laine have their work cut out for them as they continue their mission of renovating Indy one house at a time. Built in 1880 and totaling only 512 square feet, the tiny house is sure to come with big problems. After the demo team tears it down to the studs, Mina and Karen get to work building it back up again, but bigger and better. Because the house is located in their own neighborhood of Fountain Square, the mother daughter team wants to ensure the house is a solid buy for its next owners. The question is, can they keep their renovation costs low enough to price the house to attract new buyers?
Budgeting is a must when Mina and Karen splurge on an old house they've had their eyes on for awhile. Inspired by its Victorian style, they have big plans for a massive makeover on this 2,100 square foot home. But this house has plenty of surprises in store for this mother daughter duo. Unlike their usual projects, the downstairs space is actually in decent shape, but it's the upstairs that poses a construction challenge. Can they turn a cramped attic space into a beautiful Master Suite? And faced with narrow stairs, missing woodwork and hours of wallpaper scraping, they hope their Victorian treasure proves in the end that she has something special worth saving.
The price is high, but the location is prime so Mina and Karen decide to take the risk and invest in a little house on Elm Street in Fountain Square. But, at only 950 square feet, this small house has some big issues. The mother daughter team runs into trouble when sagging floors lead to an unsteady structure. Despite the problems, Mina and Karen forge ahead, intending to create a more functional floor plan that will turn the house into a charming bungalow perfect for any first time homebuyer.
After purchasing a house from the city for only four thousand dollars, Mina and Karen know they might have a lot of work in front of them. But when they discover detrimental water damage, horrific smells, and questionable water lines from years of abandonment, they brace themselves for the worst. While foundation issues cause a wobbly and very dangerous second story, the girls are worried they may have bitten off more than they can chew. The Bates Hendricks neighborhood is up and coming and they want to ensure an everlasting impression. Can they turn this abandoned dump into a neighborhood treasure?
Karen is caught off guard when Mina informs her that she's purchased their next reno project for a very high price. The rundown house on Hosbrook may be expensive but the location can't be beat, because it's right next door! Although Mina is excited to have control over a project so close to home, the old house is huge and its problems are too. But dirt, smells and sketchy construction have never stopped this mother daughter duo. The two tackle this renovation one step at a time and not even a near disaster on demo day will keep Mina and Karen from creating a beautiful space that will attract some wonderful new neighbors.
Mina has mixed feelings when she agrees to remodel her Dad's house in the suburbs of Indy. Her childhood home definitely needs an update, but her father may still need some convincing. Change is not his favorite thing when it comes to his house. Dr. Casey Starsiak, Mina's dad and Karen's ex-husband, is looking to open up his house with a brand new kitchen, stairway and deck, while also updating the great room and dining room. Although they are not tearing this house all the way to the studs, Dad's ideas about décor could make this renovation Mina's most stressful yet.
Mina and Karen bought their latest house in the Bates-Hendricks neighborhood for only $4,500. When they see inside, they soon realize why it was so inexpensive. From the termite-infested walls to the faulty foundation, the structure is barely standing on its own. Leave it to Mina and Karen to bring this abandoned wreck back to life! They strip the house down to the studs, then build it back up again to create an elegant and spacious home that's ready for new owners.
After purchasing a duplex for $15,000, Karen and Mina get to work turning the cramped space with two sides into a single family home. Re-imaging the floor plan is easy, it's staying on budget that's a challenge with this project. Because it's located in an outlying neighborhood that's still in transition, the mother-daughter duo has to be mindful of the budget since this home's location could have an impact on its selling price. But with smart purchases and creative styling, Min and Karen make it one of a kind. With a rush to the finish, can this glamorous single family home make a good impression at the open house?
Mina and Karen's next home renovation project is far from a flip. This time they travel out of downtown Indianapolis and into the countryside to do a home renovation for new clients Mike and Karen Angle. The Angles have a big family but a house that feels very closed-off and they want help opening it up. Once the homeowners are out of the house and Mina's floor plan is squared away, the demo crew gets to work. Part of the plan is to add sliding glass doors and big windows to bring in more natural light. Just four weeks later, Mina and Karen are excited to invite the Angles back into their new open concept home that feels far more spacious.
Mina and Karen get a call for help from Julie and Larry Lee who are seeking a major renovation for their house in the suburbs of Indianapolis. With a total of 23 kids and grandkids, the Lee's space is far too small for family gatherings. While one of the problems is a tiny kitchen, the home's main issues are a cramped dining room and lack of seating. Can Mina and Karen pull through with another incredible transformation for a family with a traditional style?
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