Host Dan Schachner and designer Dan Banks have their work cut out for them when they embark on the McCoys' home makeover. With one homeowner overseas serving in Iraq and the other expecting their second child, it?s a race against the clock to turn this boring, flat brick house into a stylish craftsman style home.
Can a 1940s era bomb shelter be transformed as a Mediterranean villa? That?s just the dilemma that designer Don Hirsch is up against when he tackles the renovation of Greg and Caitlin Chapius? cinderblock house. Even host Dan Schachner is skeptical, but with updated materials, bright colors and a functional landscape, the house becomes the beauty of the block.
Dave and Casey Wright are tired of their rowhouse?s drab appearance and are ready to tackle the issue with a do-it-yourself approach. Designer Jim Pollack is on hand to offer advice along the way as they attempt to revive the dreary color scheme, dilapidated landscape and roofless porch. With a lot of hard work and a few custom touches, this rowhome will really say 'welcome.'
Bobby Elliott and Nicole Stoduto are soon to be married and preparing to move into their first home together. They've asked designer Anthony Wilder for help in creating something special and contemporary out of their awkwardly designed home.
Patrick and Jennifer Devlin have made three additions to their house over the years to accommodate their growing family. However, in so doing, they feel like they?ve lost some of the original contemporary charm that drew them to the house in the first place. Designer Yvette Piaggio?s comes on board to revamp the confused exterior of the home and make it clearly contemporary once again.
When Eric and Dominique Butters moved into their home, they knew they wanted a dramatic art-inspired makeover. To make up for the home?s lack of character, designer Don Hirsch is ready to help as the Butters add a front porch, new dormers and an inviting new landscape that will make this home the beauty of the block.
Homeowner Jeri Buchholz loves traveling to new places, she's always happy to stay away from the bland front of her house. Designer Don Hirsch is on board to help Jeri freshen up her front entry with a new paint color and a new view at the end of the driveway in a Cape Cod inspired style that Jeri can really enjoy.
Andrew Salgadoe and Robbie Micheli love their farmhouse and their neighborhood, but after living in the home for seven years, they?re ready to give the home's aging exterior a facelift. The house is suffering from a dilapidated porch, deteriorated siding and a landscaping nightmare. With the help of designer Melanie Cavileer, they learn how to bring out their home?s natural beauty and historical charm.
Chan and Paula Warren recently bought a new home, and while its interior has been completely renovated, the exterior is nothing special. The Warrens find the outside to be bland and boxy, and with the assistance of designer Yvette Piaggio, they'll add spice and style in a transformation inspired by a tropical resort.
Homeowners Kelby and Gretchen Johnson have finished designing the inside of their city rowhouse to fit their style and are eager to freshen up the home's rundown fa?ade. Designer Dan Banks and landscape designer Lauren Wheeler help cure the blahs of this boring brick home with a cheerful new appearance that both the Johnsons and their neighbors will enjoy.
Christopher Peak and Michele Merkel want to revitalize their home?s boring exterior with the environment in mind. Designer Anthony Wilder and landscape designer Derek Thomas pitch in to help Christopher and Michele alter their exterior with plenty of sustainable options that also give the home some personality. The complete transformation makes their home a showcase of eco-friendly design and style.
Steve and Lien-Anh Van Wagener bought their house because of the neighborhood and despite its ugly exterior. They can't wait any longer to transform it into something beautiful. Designer Don Hirsch gives their home a new porch, new colors and a few custom touches along the way in an eclectic and stylish makeover.
Jennifer and Sonu Singh?s home has a staid traditional exterior that doesn?t reflect the energetic and fun-loving family that lives inside. With a Key West style in mind, designer Yvette Piaggio helps the Singhs transform their unadventurous exterior into a relaxing beach style that the whole family loves.
Holiday Special! Dec. 16, 10p|9c