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Tarek and Christina El Moussa

Tarek and Christina El Moussa install a new kitchen backsplash in a recent renovation.

Shelving Adds Storage Above Toilet

Simple wood shelves add ample storage for toilet paper, towels and bathroom essentials. A couple of house plants bring even more life to the design. See more details of this bathroom makeover here >>

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Photo By: JayAdores

Electronics Drawer Organization

Escape the cord clutter that comes with charging multiple electronics at once. Free up counter space with a charging station inside an unused drawer. See more of this beautifully organized kitchen here >>

DIY Cable Box Cover

Camouflage that chunky cable box into your other living room decor with an easy DIY cover made from a sheet of decorative aluminum. Get the step-by-step instructions here >>

DIY Fauxdenza

Build a fauxdenza for the home office to conceal the hefty printer, miscellaneous chargers and immense amount of paperwork. Get the step-by-step instructions here >>

Contemporary Living Room With Pallet Accent Wall, Built-Ins

Keep TV cords and speakers out of sight with a pallet accent wall and a beautiful storage bench underneath. Get the step-by-step instructions here >>

DIY Birch Wood Fireplace Cover

Get creative with an unused fireplace and dress it up with this DIY birch wood cover. Another great project? Make this framed art television cover to conceal the TV in a fashionable way when it's not in use.

DIY Kitchen Island With Trash Cans

Tuck away trash cans in a secret place, such as the kitchen island. DIY blogger Corey turned an old cabinet into this amazing, one-of-a-kind island. See the incredible transformation here >>

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Hiding the Router With Books

Place that bulky router behind old books in a vintage crate. Use an antique suitcase to add height. Get the step-by-step instructions here >>

Photo By: Me & Mr. Jones

Bedroom With Eucalyptus Garland Above Headboard

Bring a calm, natural aesthetic to the bedroom with this DIY eucalyptus garland. It's an inexpensive and beautiful way to freshen up the space. Get the step-by-step instructions here >>

About The Show

Dreams of living on the dock of the bay can come true, even on the tightest budget. We show home seekers how to find the lakefront property of their dreams without breaking the bank. Each week we help a family discover an affordable location that proves you don't need a boatload of cash to live on the lake.
Season 1, Episode 8

Sleepless for Sleepy Hollow Lake, NY

John and Melissa have the chance to move to upstate New York and give their kids the chance to experience the great outdoors. Sleepy Hollow Lake has the big water feel John is nostalgic for, but Melissa is more concerned with the house itself. Finding a blend of both exterior lakefront appeal and practical indoor design for under $300,000 is a tall order for real estate agent, Vicky Wolpert, but if she can check off all the boxes under budget, it will bring John and Melissa's dreams for their family to fruition.

Monday
Mar 23
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Livin' in Luxury in Slidell, LA on Lake Pontchartrain

Patrick and Ashlynne love spending time on Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain. For years it's been a dream of theirs to have everything the lake offers right in their backyard. That's why they're searching for their own waterfront home in Slidell, Louisiana. While a pool is a must for Patrick, lake access for Ashlynne's kayak is all she needs. With the help of real estate agent, David Stewart, they hope to find a luxury lakefront home that mixes his and her musts all for under $350,000.

Friday
May 8
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 2, Episode 10

Lovin' Life on Lake Greenwood, South Carolina

Janet and David enjoy taking their boat out for weekend excursions, cruising the local lakes in and around their hometown of Asheville, North Carolina. But they've found that the constant traveling and trailering of their vessel takes up too much valuable time that could be spent relaxing on the water. They're ready to streamline things and find peaceful respite, a place where they can walk out the front door, jump in their boat and hit the water at a moments notice. After doing some research, they've narrowed their search to Lake Greenwood, South Carolina. While they both agree on it being lakeside, David wants a sizable home while Janet prefers a cozy cabin with less upkeep. With the help of real estate agent, Jonathan Wiley, they hope to get on the same page and find a lakefront retreat for under $240,000.

Sunday
May 17
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Livin' in Luxury in Slidell, LA on Lake Pontchartrain

Patrick and Ashlynne love spending time on Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain. For years it's been a dream of theirs to have everything the lake offers right in their backyard. That's why they're searching for their own waterfront home in Slidell, Louisiana. While a pool is a must for Patrick, lake access for Ashlynne's kayak is all she needs. With the help of real estate agent, David Stewart, they hope to find a luxury lakefront home that mixes his and her musts all for under $350,000.

Friday
May 22
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 10

Lovin' Life on Lake Greenwood, South Carolina

Janet and David enjoy taking their boat out for weekend excursions, cruising the local lakes in and around their hometown of Asheville, North Carolina. But they've found that the constant traveling and trailering of their vessel takes up too much valuable time that could be spent relaxing on the water. They're ready to streamline things and find peaceful respite, a place where they can walk out the front door, jump in their boat and hit the water at a moments notice. After doing some research, they've narrowed their search to Lake Greenwood, South Carolina. While they both agree on it being lakeside, David wants a sizable home while Janet prefers a cozy cabin with less upkeep. With the help of real estate agent, Jonathan Wiley, they hope to get on the same page and find a lakefront retreat for under $240,000.

Friday
May 22
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 11

Livin' Large in Lake County, FL

Robin and her three children have loved living in Lake County, FL for over 20 years, but their small home in the historic district of Eustis is bursting at the beams. With over 1,400 lakes to choose from, this water sports mecca is the perfect place to find a big home with an even bigger view. With the help of their friend and real estate agent, Karen Riscinto, Robin and her kids are picking the perfect lakefront home for under $275,000.

Sunday
Jul 19
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 2, Episode 11

Livin' Large in Lake County, FL

Robin and her three children have loved living in Lake County, FL for over 20 years, but their small home in the historic district of Eustis is bursting at the beams. With over 1,400 lakes to choose from, this water sports mecca is the perfect place to find a big home with an even bigger view. With the help of their friend and real estate agent, Karen Riscinto, Robin and her kids are picking the perfect lakefront home for under $275,000.

Saturday
Sep 5
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

An Indiana couple caravans down to Tennessee to find a private home on the lake

Finding a lake house with loads of privacy may be next to impossible when this charming couple from Indiana travels down to Norris Lake, Tennessee. But when they arrive, they discover that finding the perfect vacation home is trickier than they expected. Beth Ellison, local real estate agent, helps Amy and Mike find the getaway home of their dreams for under $350,000.

Tuesday
Dec 15
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 11

Livin' Large in Lake County, FL

Robin and her three children have loved living in Lake County, FL for over 20 years, but their small home in the historic district of Eustis is bursting at the beams. With over 1,400 lakes to choose from, this water sports mecca is the perfect place to find a big home with an even bigger view. With the help of their friend and real estate agent, Karen Riscinto, Robin and her kids are picking the perfect lakefront home for under $275,000.

Tuesday
Jan 19
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 9

Shopping for a Lakefront Property in Grand Lake, CO

Bob and Lisa dream of spending more time near their family in Grand Lake, Colorado. With a love for the outdoors and a need for time to unwind, this Florida couple wants to find a vacation home perched on the deep blue waters along the Rocky Mountain National Park. With home prices reaching high into the millions, the couple enlists real estate agent, Adriane Hauck, to help them find the perfect retreat for under $375,000.

Monday
Jul 4
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 4, Episode 5

Finding a Place to Fish in Frostproof, Florida

Mike and Sara currently live in Celebration, Florida, but they both grew up in the Midwest spending summers on the lake. Now that they have a son, Dexter, they want to create those same memories for him by purchasing a rustic retreat in Frostproof, Florida. With the help of real estate agent, Karen LaMantia, they hope to find the perfect lakefront home for only $375,000.

Sunday
Apr 23
3pm | 2c
Season 3, Episode 3

Legacy on Logan Martin Lake, Alabama

Steve and Roxann live in Alabaster, Alabama and have been married for 30 years. Ever since their two kids were young, they've vacationed along the shores of Logan Martin Lake. As the children grew up learning how to swim, fish, and water ski, the entire family developed a very special connection with the area. Unfortunately most of these trips would only last a single day or weekend. So now Steve and Roxann feel they're ready to purchase a home of their own, so the family can enjoy the lake for extended periods of time and come and go as they please. With the help of real estate agent, Nicole Anderson Walters, they hope to find their very own lakeside haven for $300,000 or less.

Sunday
Apr 23
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 4

Securing a Future on Lake Sinclair, Georgia

Nancy and Scott have worked toward a lakefront home their entire lives. Scott has had a job since he was twelve years old and Nancy, an immigrant from Argentina, worked her way up from housekeeper to business owner. After years of hard work, this self-made couple is ready to reward themselves with a family lake home on Lake Sinclair in Georgia. Located within two hours of their home in Marietta, Lake Sinclair is the perfect retreat for Scott, Nancy and their two children. With help from a local real estate agent, this couple hopes to achieve the ultimate American dream with a family lake home on the water for under $350,000.

Sunday
Apr 30
8pm | 7c
Season 5, Episode 10

Taking Stock in a Tennessee Treasure on Douglas Lake

A soon-to-be family of five is looking for a lakefront vacation home on Douglas Lake in eastern Tennessee. They're working with their real estate agent to find the perfect relaxation stop for both their family and the families they hope will rent their home.

Sunday
Apr 30
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 4

Securing a Future on Lake Sinclair, Georgia

Nancy and Scott have worked toward a lakefront home their entire lives. Scott has had a job since he was twelve years old and Nancy, an immigrant from Argentina, worked her way up from housekeeper to business owner. After years of hard work, this self-made couple is ready to reward themselves with a family lake home on Lake Sinclair in Georgia. Located within two hours of their home in Marietta, Lake Sinclair is the perfect retreat for Scott, Nancy and their two children. With help from a local real estate agent, this couple hopes to achieve the ultimate American dream with a family lake home on the water for under $350,000.

Monday
May 1
3am | 2c
Season 5, Episode 10

Taking Stock in a Tennessee Treasure on Douglas Lake

A soon-to-be family of five is looking for a lakefront vacation home on Douglas Lake in eastern Tennessee. They're working with their real estate agent to find the perfect relaxation stop for both their family and the families they hope will rent their home.

Monday
May 1
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 4, Episode 7

On Our Way to Lake Winnipesaukee

Scott and Gina are from western New Hampshire and have been married for 15 years. Growing up they each spent time vacationing on Lake Winnipesaukee and developed a strong connection with the area's quaint old New England atmosphere. After years of renting, or crashing with friends, they've finally decided to take the plunge and find a lake house of their own. A property that will provide the space and convenience they need to gain optimal enjoyment with every visit. Worried they might not be able to find a place within their budget of $375,000, Scott and Gina have hired local real estate agent, Kevin Shaw, to help scour the shores for the perfect home.

Friday
May 5
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 11

Livin' Large in Lake County, FL

Robin and her three children have loved living in Lake County, FL for over 20 years, but their small home in the historic district of Eustis is bursting at the beams. With over 1,400 lakes to choose from, this water sports mecca is the perfect place to find a big home with an even bigger view. With the help of their friend and real estate agent, Karen Riscinto, Robin and her kids are picking the perfect lakefront home for under $275,000.

Friday
May 5
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 4

Seeking A Right Sized Retreat On Pokegama Lake

Terry and Kathy are from Cohasset, Minnesota, and have two children, Tyler and Nicole. They currently live near a lake but it's becoming less and less conducive to the outdoor recreations they enjoy. Tyler and Nicole will also soon be off to college so Terry and Kathy would like to 'right size' with a new, smaller, lake home. For years the family spent time visiting friends on nearby Pokegama Lake and they all fell in love with the area and its rustic amenities. Now, Terry and Kathy want a home on Pokegama of their own, a place where they can walk out the backdoor, jump in their boat, and head out onto the lake. Concerned they wont be able to find a place under their budget of $375,000, they've enlisted local real estate agent, Cindy DeGrio, to help with their search.

Friday
May 5
2pm | 1c
Season 2, Episode 2

A Couple Searches for Their Dream Home on the Shore of Beautiful Lake Kerr in Clarksville, VA

Eddie and Michaela hope to find a home on the lake to escape the hustle and bustle of their lives during the week. They know that the beauty and laid back lifestyle of Kerr Lake in Clarksville, VA suits their needs perfectly; with lush, wooded surroundings, ample fishing and miles and miles of pristine shores. But, finding a lake house suitable for a family of four and in their budget of $250,000 has its challenges. With the help of local real estate agent, Bill Baker, Eddie and Michaela set out to find their home away from home.

Friday
May 5
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 5, Episode 10

Taking Stock in a Tennessee Treasure on Douglas Lake

A soon-to-be family of five is looking for a lakefront vacation home on Douglas Lake in eastern Tennessee. They're working with their real estate agent to find the perfect relaxation stop for both their family and the families they hope will rent their home.

Friday
May 5
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 9

Lake Union Launch in Seattle, Washington

After answering an Internet ad looking for a companion to an arts festival in Nevada, Kelli met Don and quickly fell in love. Now, after eight years of marriage, they're tired of being landlocked in the Arizona desert and are hoping to find a home on Lake Union in Seattle, Washington. While Don and Kelli both have a mutual love of the water, Don doesn't just want a home with lake frontage or water views, he wants to live on the water, in a houseboat. With the help of real estate agent Kevin Bagley, Don hopes to convince Kelli to jump on-board with the nautical lifestyle and hopefully purchase a houseboat for under $300,000.

Friday
May 5
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 13

A Couple Combs the Cayuga Lake Area Hoping to Find a Home on the Water

Stephanie and Mike have lived in the Finger Lake region all their lives but are now ready to find a home of their own where they can entertain their friends and someday raise a family of their own. They both love the idea of living right on the water but are not sure if their budget of $250,000 will get them the space they desire in a lakefront property. Stephanie and Mike enlist the help of real estate agent and high school friend, Simon Fricano, to help make their dream of living on Cayuga Lake a reality.

Friday
May 5
4pm | 3c
Season 3, Episode 11

Poking Around for a Place in Polk County, WI.

Jenny and Brett have lived with their children in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, for over a decade. With Brett's rotating work schedule it can be tough to plan a weekend trip, so they're looking to relocate to a permanent lake lifestyle in Polk County, Wisconsin. Located about 75 miles northeast of the Twin Cities, Polk County is the perfect rural location offering Jenny and Brett the wilderness wonderland they've been searching for. With the help of local real estate agent, Patti Katzmark, Jenny and Brett hope to hunt down a heck of a deal for under $360,000.

Friday
May 5
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 4, Episode 3

Sailing Like a Pro in Chaumont, New York on Luminous Lake Ontario

Gates and Rene are from Dexter, New York and have three kids. They love sailing and they keep their boat at the yacht club in Chaumont, New York. After years of commuting back and forth, they are ready to move right on the water in Chaumont. With the help of real estate agent, Amanda Miller, they hope to find the perfect waterfront home on Lake Ontario for only $250,000.

Friday
May 5
5pm | 4c

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