About the Host

Matt Blashaw

This licensed contractor honed his handyman skills while working at his father's lumberyard through college.
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About the Show

Savvy and resourceful homeowners tackle a room renovation trying to achieve professional quality results on a limited budget. If they can fool a team of master contractors into thinking they spent more money than their actual out-of-pocket costs — the homeowners will win the difference.

Episodes

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Episode 6

Five Alarm Kitchen Needs to Be Renovated Like the Pros for a Chance to Win Cash

Matt, a police officer, and Ryan, a firefighter, have been friends for years. Ryan's been wanting to remodel the dated and dilapidated kitchen of his investment property for a while, and he's ready to dig in with hopes of scoring some prize money. He has lots of experience with renovation, and has overseen the construction of two homes. Matt, on the other hand, only has limited remodeling experience, so he has to follow Ryan's lead - even when they disagree. Host Chris Grundy challenges them to do this renovation like the pros for a chance to win cash. Chris brings in guest judges to inspect the new space and estimate the cost of the renovation. If the expert estimate is more than what was actually spent on the project, Ryan and Matt win the difference in cold, hard cash!! Can these two friends and civil servants put aside their differences and extinguish this five-alarm kitchen?

Wednesday
Oct 8

7am | 6c

Episode 8

Building a Better Bathroom like the Pros for a Chance to Win Cash

Bob and Darin Nizich hate their master bathroom. It's brown; it's dated; it screams of the 70s - in short, it needs a serious facelift. This couple's son, Jared, just graduated with a degree in construction engineering so they've decided to make this his first job! They hope he is their secret weapon to win big on this renovation. Jared has helped Darin renovate before, but not on a project of this scale and complexity. Host Chris Grundy brings in guest judges to inspect the new space and estimate the cost of the renovation. If the expert estimate is more than what was actually spent on the project, Bob, Darin and Jared win the difference in cold, hard cash!! Can Jared do a professional job and bring this bathroom into the 21st century?

Wednesday
Oct 15

7am | 6c

Episode 7

Growing Family Renovates Their Kitchen Like the Pros for a Chance to Win Cash

New parents, Michael and Rachel Blackburn, want to renovate their kitchen like the pros for a chance to win cash. They have one small child, Caden, with another one on the way. They've lived in their 1947-built home for almost two years, and the cramped kitchen is more than they can stand. Michael, a full-time stay-at-home dad, has some renovation experience, and thinks he can turn out a top-notch kitchen. Rachel has no problem urging him to move faster, but with a baby on the way, she can only offer so much help. Host Chris Grundy brings in guest judges to inspect the new space and estimate the cost of the renovation. If the expert estimate is more than what was actually spent on the project, Michael and Rachel win the difference in cold, hard cash!! Can these two expectant parents give new life to their old kitchen?

Wednesday
Oct 22

7am | 6c

Episode 5

Duo Deepens Dinky Duplex Like the Pros for a Chance to Win Cash

Married couple, Angela and Sam Gebhardt need to reconfigure the kitchen of their dinky duplex. The challenge? Do it like the pros for a chance to win cash. Host Chris Grundy brings in guest judges to inspect the new space and estimate the cost of the renovation. If the expert estimate is more than what was actually spent on the project, Sam and Angela win the difference in cold, hard cash!! But their 600-square foot duplex is not only tiny, it has a closet that doubles as a hallway to nowhere. So they're ready to blow the walls out, open up that crazy closet and really maximize their limited space. They've tackled remodels in this home before, but nothing of this scale or complexity. They need all the luck they can get!

Wednesday
Oct 29

7am | 6c

Episode 11

A Man Makes a Majestic Master Bedroom Like the Pros for a Chance to Win Cash

Host Chris Grundy challenges an army reservist, Brandon Washington, to remodel the master bedroom of the home he shares with his wife, Megumi, like the pros for a chance to win cash. Chris brings in guest judges to inspect the new space and estimate the cost of the renovation. If the expert estimate is more than what was actually spent on the project, Brandon and Megumi win the difference in cold, hard cash!! Megumi is in Japan due to a death in the family, and the couple hasn't seen each other much in the last year. Brandon's been deployed twice and she has been out of the country on business. He wants to do something for her while she's gone to show how much he misses her, so he's decided to renovate their master bedroom, which is in serious need of a facelift. It's small and cramped, has no access to the bathroom, and has an awkward closet arrangement. So he wants to make it better, but he's never tackled anything even remotely close to this in scale, and he has limited help and a limited budget. Can he bring their master bedroom from blah to beautiful?

Wednesday
Nov 5

7am | 6c

Episode 1

Spouses Renovate an Ugly Bathroom for a Chance to Win Cash

Host Matt Blashaw challenges married couple Corey and Sara Brown to renovate the severely dated bathroom of their beachside home like the pros for a chance to win cash. Matt and guest judge, bathroom expert Todd Starks, will inspect the new bathroom and estimate it's cost. If their estimate is more than what was actually spent, Corey and Sara win the difference in cold, hard cash!! Corey and Sara just recently got married and moved into Sara's beachside home. She's been unhappy with the ugly master bathroom, with its gold fixtures and nautical blue theme, for years, and Corey is ready to give his new wife the bathroom of her dreams. However, they haven't learned how to work together yet and this is the first project they've tackled as a couple. Corey has renovated before, but this bathroom must meet Sara's expectations, or Corey could find himself in the dog house. Can these two learn to work together fast enough to turn out a bathroom renovation that is truly professional grade?

Wednesday
Nov 12

7am | 6c

Episode 9

A Couple Expecting Their First Child Remodels Their Kitchen Like the Pros for a Chance to Win Cash

Host Chris Grundy challenges expectant parents, Richard and Damicella, to renovate the kitchen of their new home like the pros for a chance to win cash. Chris brings in guest judges to inspect the new space and estimate the cost of the renovation. If the expert estimate is more than what they actually spend on the project, Richard and Damicella win the difference in cold, hard cash!! The couple just bought this home but the kitchen is in shambles. They need a functioning kitchen before the baby arrives, but in its current condition, this kitchen will not do. So Richard's ready to dig in and make sure he, Damicella, and their first little one have a great kitchen in their new home. Richard has some experience renovating, but nothing even close to this scale, and Damicella can't help since she's pregnant. She also has some very specific opinions about how the new kitchen should look and she won't hesitate to tell Richard about it. Can this proud pop-to-be crank out a kitchen that's perfect for this new family?

Wednesday
Nov 19

7am | 6c

Episode 12

Duo Discards Dated Kitchen Like the Pros for a Chance to Win Cash

Host Chris Grundy challenges a married couple, Scott and Ayiko Matthews, to remodel their pink and black kitchen like the pros for a chance to win cash. Chris brings in guest judges to inspect the new space and estimate the cost of the renovation. If the expert estimate is more than what was actually spent on the project, Scott and Ayiko win the difference in cold, hard cash!! The couples hate their kitchen. It's an ugly mess of outdated salmon-colored tile and black appliances. Ayiko hates it so much she stopped cooking in it ages ago. But now they want to do away with this dated space so Scott is ready to dig in and give Ayiko the kitchen she's been waiting for. And knowing Ayiko, that will be a tall order. She wants everything a certain way and is not afraid to fight tooth and nail to get it. She insists on taking the lead, so much so that their usual pattern of communication is an argument. Can these two make peace - and a perfect kitchen?

Wednesday
Nov 26

7am | 6c

Episode 10

A Father, With the Help of One of His Good Buddies, Guts His Kitchen Like the Pros for a Chance to Win Cash

Host Chris Grundy challenges married couple and parents of three young sons, Dennis and Shelly Sliney, to gut and remodel the kitchen of their home like the pros for a chance to win cash. Chris brings in guest judges, general contractors Guy Hazan and Scott Cross, to inspect the new space and estimate the cost of the renovation. If the expert estimate is more than what was actually spent on the project, Dennis and Shelly win the difference in cold, hard cash!! Dennis and Shelly have lived in their house for the better part of a decade, and have raised their three young sons in it. However, the kitchen hasn't seen any improvements since they moved in, and they are ready to have a decent kitchen in which they can cook and entertain. Dennis has done some remodeling in the past, but he's unsure of his skills since he hasn't tackled an entire kitchen before. He is also meticulous to a fault, and won't hesitate to dwell on details to make sure they are exactly right. Unfortunately, with a tight deadline, he doesn't have time to do any dwelling on details, so Shelly's got her hands full trying to keep him on schedule. Their good friend, Charlie Tachdjian agrees to lend a hand throughout the renovation, but will it be enough to bring in a Pro Grade kitchen on time?

Wednesday
Dec 3

7am | 6c

Episode 2

Creating a Bathroom fit for a King and Queen for a Chance to Win Cash

Host Matt Blashaw challenges a married couple, Pedro and Marisol Pineda, to hone their hot mess of a pink bathroom into a spa-like space tailored to both their needs. Matt and guest judge, general contractor Craig Hoyt, will inspect the new bathroom and estimate its cost. If their estimate is more than what was actually spent, Pedro and Marisol win the difference in cold, hard cash!! She wants a pretty, pleasant bathroom with delicate details. He wants a functional space, complete with a urinal, that won't be an embarrassment when his buddies visit. Can they meet in the middle and create a bathroom that's fit for a king...and a queen? Host Matt Blashaw challenges a married couple, Pedro and Marisol Pineda, to hone their hot mess of a pink bathroom into a spa-like space tailored to both their needs. Matt and guest judge, general contractor Craig Hoyt, will inspect the new bathroom and estimate its cost. If their estimate is more than what was actually spent, Pedro and Marisol win the difference in cold, hard cash!! She wants a pretty, pleasant bathroom with delicate details. He wants a functional space, complete with a urinal, that won't be an embarrassment when his buddies visit. Can they meet in the middle and create a bathroom that's fit for a king...and a queen?

Wednesday
Dec 10

7am | 6c

Episode 13

Overhauling an Overdue Kitchen Like the Pros for a Chance to Win Cash

Host Chris Grundy challenges an engaged couple, Garon Michael and Mihee Chir, to renovate the kitchen of their home like the pros for a chance to win cash. Chris brings in guest judges to inspect the new space and estimate the cost of the renovation. If the expert estimate is more than what was actually spent on the project, Garon and Mihee win the difference in cold, hard cash!! The couple has lived in their house for about a year, and Mihee has hated the kitchen from day one. The counters and cabinets are crumbling, the layout is awkward, and it's cut off from the rest of the house. Garon has been promising a new kitchen, but he has yet to get around to it. Now he thinks he's ready, but he hasn't tackled a job this big before, and he has limited remodeling skills. He does, however, know finish carpentry, and plans to win a lot of money on his trimwork. Mihee has faith in his skills, but has none of her own, and knows Garon likes to take his time. She also likes to be in control of the details, and knows she'll have to back off a bit to let Garon get the job done. To top it off, they've never worked on a project together. Can these two take teamwork and turn out a top-notch kitchen?

Wednesday
Dec 17

7am | 6c

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