Kenny Williams and Patrick McKees historic row house has a broken-down look, with a fading facade, lackluster landscape and crumbling accessories. Designer Daniela Franciscus crafts a plan for a soothing look with rich, subtle colors on the house and elegant details.
A couple gets help updating their fading Cape Cod home. Problems include weathered paint, overgrown landscaping and outdated windows.
Kathy Venaglia is a social butterfly, but her city bungalow is no place to entertain. The river-rock foundation is crumbling, the hedges are overgrown and an unsightly red carpet covers the porch. Designer Don Hirsch wants to make the front of this home welcoming by introducing arts-and-crafts elements.
Jessica and Bryant Wilson recently moved to a country-style house in the suburbs. They redid the interior, but they lack energy to tackle the exterior. Designer Christopher Ralston brings fresh ideas with a beach-house themed renovation.
Mike Paul and Katherine Baer bought their house knowing it was a fixing-upper, but these busy parents have been otherwise occupied with their jobs and raising their 2-year-old daughter. Designer Jennifer DiStefano has a plan to restore this home’s old charm, by adding lots of color and emphasizing the intricate Victorian detail while landscape designer Lauren Wheeler fills the garden with native plants.
Tami and Clint Larkan love modern design, but their traditional all-brick Colonial home lacked any sort of style. They turned to designer Christopher Ralston to bring form and function to the home with unconventional ideas, including modern accessories and a geometric pattern on the driveway.
Brent Ache and Kate Schofield are an active couple with a 1-year-old daughter. They have little time to update their red Colonial house, but they want to bring in some style. Designer Julie Weber wants to get rid of the red, add in new colors and make the portico the focal point of the house. Landscape Designer Josh Dean adds a touch of whimsy with a woodland landscape.
Environmentalist Andrew Fahlund and wife Jill love the great outdoors, but the plain brick facade and overgrown yard keeps them trapped inside their bungalow. Designer Daniela Franciscus and landscape designer Blake Dunlevy liven up the look of the house and yard. Materials like wood, stone and greenery are used to give the home an organic and inviting feel.
Anna and Chad Van Lier are no strangers to home renovation. They recently added an entire second story to their rambler, but the exterior of their home is as dull as ever with beige siding, rubble under the porch and no interest in the yard. Designer Jennifer DiStefano and landscape designer Tom Harley have quite the challenge on their hands: combine Chads desire for a masculine modern look and Annas wishes for whimsical feminine touches.
Alison and Loren Denton need help updating the lodge-style look of their hilltop home. Designer Yvette Piaggio comes up with a design that incorporates the couple's love of Asian elements and arts-and-crafts style. Landscape designer Robert Woodman contributes a Japanese garden to the cause.
Catherine Spencer bought the row house where she grew up, and now wants to add some appeal to go along with the fond memories. Designer Dan Banks uses the home's 1940s architecture to draw inspiration from a classic Hollywood film.
World travelers Rebecca and Fred Armand are ready to set down their roots, but their house just does not work with their global sensibilities. Designer Yvette Piaggio and landscape designer Diane Kelly come up with a Mediterranean-influenced makeover.
A landscape designer adds bold colors, art, and architectural elements to a dull contemporary.
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