New parents, John and Jacki, are looking for a baby friendly home in the competitive real estate market of coastal Connecticut. John, a realtor, and hunting and sailing enthusiast, has lots of needs on his househunt wish list, one of them being lots of storage for his boats. His wife Jacki, the practical planner of the two, is looking for a cottage beach style home they can grow into. When they finally find a perfect fit they tackle the kitchen renovation themselves, getting their hands dirty to cut some costs. But cutting costs turns doesn't always save on time so they solicit help from John's childhood friend, now a contractor, to help get the kitchen done. In a hurry to get out of their rental they double up on the help and hire designer Susan Glick who transforms their drab bedroom into a rich luxurious master suite. It's a long road of reno with a multitude of pitfalls but in the end this young couple has the home of their dreams.