Chelsea and Aaron no longer feel as though their rental townhome's features or location are appropriate for raising their daughter, Scarlett, and are looking for a new home that can combine her love of contemporary farmhouses with his taste in rustic charm. Their agent, Andrew, is helping them find a home that suits their needs and fits within their low budget. Once settling on a home, they hire a designer and contractor to help with some of its shortcomings, but will the renovations result in a home that makes them feel like they're truly living the dream?
Andrew and Robin are searching for their dream home in Maine. The couple wants something big enough for their four growing children and right on a lake, but they agree on little else. Once the family decides on a house, it's all hands on deck as they tackle a massive renovation with a new design idea emerging around every project. Things only get harder, and more expensive, when they discover they may need to spend $8,000 to expand their septic field. When everything is completed, however, the family will have the lakefront retreat they've always dreamed of.
Laura and Steve are eager to get out of their cramped Austin, Texas, rental and buy their first home so they can start a family. With their tight budget, they're looking at homes in need of a little TLC. Once the lock is in place, they quickly make big renovation plans for every room in the house. The couple faces one costly issue after another as well as some bold design decisions, but in the end they'll have a beautiful home with an eye-catching new kitchen, perfect for raising a family.
A husband-and-wife medical doctor team looking to purchase their first home together quickly learn that finding the perfect place will be trickier than they expected. Their real estate agent is on hand attempting to find a home that combines his hope for an industrial-style house with lots of brick and her desire for a cozy bungalow with a farmhouse feel. Their designer and contractor struggle to keep up with the renovations while second guessing the couple's design decisions and frequent mishaps. Will they be able to get it together in the end so they can finally relax and enjoy their beautiful new home?
A puppeteer and his fiancee have moved from New York City to West Hollywood, CA, and are eager to find their first home. They're hoping for something move-in ready but their budget is going to require them to seek a fixer-upper. Their real estate agent is helping them find a house that can bring together their opposing style requirements and they have a designer and contractor on hand to help with the necessary renovations. Will they be able to overcome all the nasty surprises that await in the house's old walls and wind up with the perfect new home?
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