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Victorian, Wood Library With Statement Furniture and Full-Wall Windows

This library offers ample display for an impressive collection of books and fine art. A grand, Victorian desk has a stately presence looking toward a full-windowed wall and cozy lounge chair. A lampshade chandelier compliments the sophisticated style of the room and casts a warm glow matching the bookshelf lighting.

White Open Plan Transitional Kitchen With Industrial Pendants

To keep this pretty kitchen from feeling too blocky, the designer brought some gentle curves into the mix: the industrial-style pendants, faucets and arched mirror.

Photo By: KuDa Photography

Large Eat-In Kitchen Island Under Black Bucket Pendant Lights and Exposed Wood Beams

Exposed wood beams highlight the elongated look of this spacious kitchen and compliment the natural wood finish of the cabinet. A large island provides polished counter space for working and eating. Leather bar chairs blend with the calm color scheme and cool, contemporary style. Large black pendant lights hang over the island adding a heavier element against the airy, while walls.

Girl's Bedroom with Coral Dresser

This girl's bedroom looks like something out of a fairy tail, complete with the unicorn and butterfly wall details. The coral dresser is a statement piece of the room and is a beautiful addition to the floral wallpaper.

Neutral Eclectic Living Room With Linen Couch

Framed watercolor art evokes the movement of waves flowing in and out, even capturing the ocean's natural hues which inspired the color palette of this home. Sand-colored linen couches add to the coastal look of this living room.

Contemporary Black Dresser In Master Bedroom

Colorful abstract art injects a bright, playful pop of color to this neutral bedroom. A simple black dresser is both utilitarian and sleek.

Wood Ceilings Flow From Kitchen to Living Room

Simple, Elegant Living Room Design

The design in the living room was kept elegant and simple so as to complement the large space, rather than compete with it. Large sliding glass doors allow in plenty of natural light, while the bookshelves add elegant display spaces. To complement the light walls, designers created a custom patina to paint onto the floor rather than staining it.

Farmhouse Dining Table with Wrought Iron Chairs in Rustic, Industrial Kitchen

With seating for eight, the large dining table in the middle of this newly remodeled kitchen gives the homeowners a great space to entertain, while the combination of a farmhouse table and wrought iron chairs adds visual interest to the space.

Custom Rug Adds Splash of Color to Modern Living Room

The custom-made rug and stainless steel coffee table provide the ultimate family-friendly treatment for this heavily used room. The rug, along with the artwork in the dining room, adds color and movement to the space.

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 1, Episode 3

Searching for a lakefront home in the Lone Star state.

Kevin, Melinda, and their three kids love spending their weekend lakeside unwinding under the sun. Ready to make vacation life a weekly ritual, Kevin and Melinda enlist the help of lakefront real estate specialist, Hunter Croan, to help them find the perfect second home. With a budget of $375,000 Hunter is ready to show the couple the different lakefront properties Seguin, TX has to offer.

Thursday
Apr 23
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 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.

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 13

Making the Most of Moses Lake, Washington

Dean, Maura, and their two daughters love living in the small town of Moses Lake, Washington. The area has an abundance of outdoor activities fit for the whole family, many of which Dean enjoyed as a kid growing up on the lake. After five years of living a short drive from the shore, this family of four is ready to make the big move to the waterfront, ensuring the girls have a childhood just like their dad's. A local real estate agent will help this local family find a permanent lake home, all for under $350,000.

Monday
May 8
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 5, Episode 11

Cruising the Chain of Lakes in Winter Haven, Florida

Raymond and Christine are moving from California to Florida because of a job opportunity. Since they enjoyed living on the water in California, they are looking for a similar lakefront location in Winter Haven. They've spent time on the Chain of Lakes and think that's the perfect destination for their new home. With the help of a local real estate agent, they hope to find their new waterfront dream house for under $350,000.

Monday
May 15
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 3, Episode 10

Cashing in on Cherokee Village in the heart of Arkansas

Ted and Amanda are from Jonesboro, Arkansas, and have two wonderful kids. After spending time at Cherokee Village with friends over the years, they've finally decided to take the plunge and purchase a vacation home of their own. They aren't sure if they want something turnkey or a fixer upper, but they are definitely willing to take on a project. With the help of real estate agent, Jason Rhodes, they hope to find the perfect lakefront property for only $199,000.

Sunday
Jun 4
6pm | 5c
Season 4, Episode 13

Something Unique on Deep Creek Lake in Maryland

Andy and Marni have known each other their whole lives. They went to college in Colorado, got married, had a kid, and eventually moved back to where they both grew up, Bethesda, Maryland. While they love it there, they yearn for the mountains of Colorado. When they found out about Deep Creek Lake and its nearby 4-season mountainous ski town, they thought this might be a great family vacation spot. With the help of real estate agent, Jon Bell, they hope to find the perfect lakefront home for only $365,000.

Friday
Aug 25
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 2

Searching for Serenity on Sebago Lake, Maine

Shawn introduced Danielle to the stunning shores of Sebago Lake, Maine, during a camping trip back when they first met. After getting married and having two children, Skylar and Kobe, the family has continued to enjoy the area for several years. But between lugging gear and trailering their boat back and forth, they find a lot of their valuable vacation time being wasted. So after a long period of careful planning and saving, they've decided the purchase of a lake house would be the best way to maximize their visits to Sebago. Shawn and Danielle are hoping local real estate agent, Carol Kilburn, can find them an impeccable property on the water for $300,000 or less.

Friday
Sep 22
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 6

Searching California for a Spot on the Shore at Lake Almanor

Dan and Staci are from Reno, Nevada and they both spent their summers growing up on Lake Almanor in California. Now, they have two kids, Paige and Levi, and want them to grow up on the lake just like they did. With the help of real estate agent, Joe Gilmour, they hope to find the perfect lakeside home on Lake Almanor for only $360,000.

Friday
Sep 22
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 13

Ducking High Prices in Tallahassee

PJ and Aimee have been married four years and live in Tallahassee, Florida. After the recent birth of their first child, Tyler, and potentially more kids on the way, they need a larger living space. Having both grown up near the water, they're interested in finding a lake house for the tranquility and outdoor recreation it would offer them every day. They've narrowed their search to the northeastern side of town, a neighborhood brimming with lakeside possibilities. Concerned they may not be able to check off every item on their wish list, while staying on budget, PJ and Aimee have enlisted real estate agent, Chip Williams. They're hoping Chip can help transform their lakefront dreams into reality for under $350,000.

Friday
Sep 22
9am | 8c
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.

Friday
Sep 22
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

A Couple is Ready to Trade in Their Apartment for a Waterfront Home on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin

Aaron and Keri are ready to get out of their tiny apartment, especially with the new addition to their family, their baby boy. They love the town of Oshkosh, Wisconsin but want to live closer to the water so they can enjoy the calming views and active lifestyle. Aaron and Keri have their sights set on Lake Winnebago, but finding a spacious house right on the lake below $285,000 is not an easy task. Aaron and Keri enlist the help of local real estate agent, Megan Lang, to help make their dream of lakefront living a reality.

Friday
Sep 22
10am | 9c
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
Sep 22
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 4, Episode 13

Something Unique on Deep Creek Lake in Maryland

Andy and Marni have known each other their whole lives. They went to college in Colorado, got married, had a kid, and eventually moved back to where they both grew up, Bethesda, Maryland. While they love it there, they yearn for the mountains of Colorado. When they found out about Deep Creek Lake and its nearby 4-season mountainous ski town, they thought this might be a great family vacation spot. With the help of real estate agent, Jon Bell, they hope to find the perfect lakefront home for only $365,000.

Friday
Sep 22
11am | 10c
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
Sep 22
11:30am | 10:30c

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