A couple looks to buy a home near their furniture restoration business in Silver Lake, California. Once they agree on a place, they must put in some sweat equity to make it fit their eclectic tastes. However, they quickly learn that renovating a house is an entirely different project than restoring furniture, and tensions run high as they rush to complete the renovation before their current lease runs out.
After years of moving around the country for work, a couple is ready to put down roots in Nashville, TN. They decide on a home and start renovations, but getting him to agree on a cabinet color turns into an uphill battle. Then, their new kitchen design may need to be reworked if they can't find a way to re-route the gas line for the stove.
A growing family is ready to buy a bigger home in Glendora, CA. They can't decide between traditional and modern but they both agree the new home must have an open-concept chef's kitchen, a large yard and a symmetrical design overall. Having very different wish lists results in their agent finding them a home in need of major renovations and the couple has to face problematic walls and floors as well as a new bathroom layout. Will their compromises result in them having the home of their dreams?
After deciding to not renew their apartment lease, this Southern California couple begins their search for a home where they can start a family. He wants a single-story home with Craftsman-like details but she has her eye open for something with two stories and an East Coast vibe. Fortunately, they both covet vintage details because their budget requires them to look at fixer uppers. Once they close on a home, the renovation begins and problems arise as they struggle with an outdated and confusing floor plan. Will they be able to overcome all the obstacles and have their very own Los Angeles dream home?
With their two sons about to head off to college, a Franklin, Tennessee, couple downsizes to a house that needs major renovations throughout. They hire a designer and contractor to get the work done as quickly as possible, but even the experts couldn't predict the various problems they discover hidden in the home's floors, walls and ceilings. It's a stressful renovation full of highs and lows, but in the end, it's transformed into a beautiful house that they are ecstatic to move into.
A newly engaged couple takes another leap into adulthood to buy their very first home together in California. But with their modest budget in an LA market, creating their perfect home will take some hard work and a little more compromise than they originally thought. They face some tough decisions in their renovation that can potentially delay the home's completion, but when their renovations are complete, they realize growing up might not be so bad after all in their beautiful new home.
A Los Angeles couple is ready to grow their family in a new home. They agree on a lot of their ideal home's key features including a spacious kitchen and plenty of play room for their future daughter but they're torn between midcentury modern and ranch styles. Once they close on the perfect home, they immediately feel they've bitten off more than they can chew. From major kitchen and design studio plan changes, to misplaced doors and tiles, this renovation proves to be a challenge at every turn. With a baby on the way, time is of the essence -- will they pull this project off in time?
Nashville real estate agent Elliot has helped numerous people find their dream homes, and now he is on the hunt for his own first home. His best friend Beta accompanies him as he searches for an older cottage reminiscent of the house from his childhood. But once he finds his dream home and the renovation process begins, Elliot is pushed to his limits as he faces issues from dangerous asbestos flooring to old rotted ceilings. It's a stressful process for Elliot, but with the help of a hired contractor and designer, the end results are beyond his expectations.
An electrician, his wife and their young daughter are upgrading to a larger family home in the suburbs. She dreams of a house with storybook charm, but his style is more contemporary. It is no easy hunt, and when they do finally settle on a house, it isn't long before they run into some challenging situations. From opening up walls to literally moving mountains, they'll need help from friends and extended family before they end up with a space that they are proud to call home.
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