Chip and Jo meet with a client who just purchased a 1950s bungalow hoping to make it her forever home. After losing her husband to cancer, she decided a move to Waco to be closer to her adult children and find a home that would give her comfort for her next chapter of life. With $88,000 to spend on renovations, Chip and Jo get to work transforming the standard bungalow into a gorgeous cottage-style retreat.
Matt and Samantha Hardy are looking to move from Austin to Waco, Texas, and buy their first house together. With a total budget of $200,000, they are hoping to find a place with some historic charm that Chip and Jo can transform into their dream home. They land on a property that has tons of potential, but Chip and Jo will have their hands full to draw out the charming elements of this historic home.
Chip and Joanna Gaines take on a historical project for Courtney and Joey Scrivano, who are ready to upgrade from their modest loft to a house where they can raise their new baby. Built in 1927, their Tudor-style home is outdated, has little functionality, and lacks a true master suite. With a renovation budget of $200,000, Chip and Jo get to work preserving the home's historic charm while making sure it meets the needs of this new modern family.
After looking at houses for months with no luck, Gayle and Tim Jackson call on Chip and Joanna Gaines to help them find a new place for their family of four. The Jacksons need four bedrooms and three bathrooms that, ideally, can be renovated within their budget of $400,000. Chip and Jo show them three options and, after a successful bid, Jo gets right to work on a design plan that incorporates the family's rustic and coastal style preferences. Meanwhile, Chip has his hands full keeping up with Jo's requests and updating the floor plan to meet the family's needs.
Chip and Joanna team up with their friend Jimmy Don to transform a bland little house into a modern mountain cabin for his son. The project quickly turns into one of the most unique renovations yet with a little help from former first lady Laura Bush.
A couple moves from Oregon to Waco, Texas, and enlist the help of Chip and Jo to transform their bland, outdated home. But when unforeseen issues arise during construction, Chip and Jo must be resourceful to get the job done on time and on budget.
A couple has narrowed down their search to three homes that would work for their family of five. They task Chip and Jo with determining which house has the most renovation potential for their all-in budget of $850,000. Once they pick their house, Chip and Jo get to work transforming the house into a French country-meets-traditional style retreat. But with two large living rooms, two dining areas, and a brand new sunroom, will they be able to reach the finish line on time?
Bryce and Emily Sandvall want a new home for their family of five in the Woodway area. They've enlisted Chip and Joanna to help them find a house that's not only right for their family but also has a traditional design style that they love. With a healthy $415,000 budget, the Sandvalls find their perfect home despite the tight real estate market, and Chip and Jo get to work converting it into the traditional dream home the Sandvalls greatly want and need.
Chip and Jo return to their roots and work to give a home a clean, new look, until Jo decides she wants her sister and brother-in-law to buy the house. Mikey, David and their five kids are moving back to Waco after nine years, so Chip and Jo modify the design plans to reflect their style in hopes that it will persuade them to buy the house.
After 17 years of working and living abroad in Pakistan, a couple returns home to Waco and enlists Chip and Jo to help renovate an 1890's farmhouse they bought sight unseen. Chip and Jo get to work implementing the Moroccan and Scandinavian design styles that the couple loves, but layout oddities and a structurally unsound brick fireplace cause serious delays.
Chip and Joanna Gaines are working with the Aguilar family to find a forever home that fits their family of four and reflects their personal style. With a total budget of $275,000, the Aguilars settle on a ranch house with plenty of opportunities for Chip and Jo to customize it to fit the family's love of modern and Mediterranean styles. The 1970s house needs to be renovated from top to bottom, and there isn't a master suite in the current floor plan, so Chip and Jo decide to take a chance and convert the garage into a brand new master suite.
Chip and Jo's latest clients are looking for a house with a view and plenty of room for their grandkids to play. After a frustrating house hunt, Chip and Jo come to the rescue with a creative plan that'll give them not only the home of their dreams, but also incredible views.
Musician Mike Herrera and his wife, Holli, are moving from Washington state to Waco so they can be closer to Holli's family. They need a house with plenty of space for their two children and a large music studio for Mike. Chip and Jo find the perfect fixer upper, but when Chip comes across some serious structural problems, they realize they might not be able to finish in time for the family's big move.
Chip and Jo meet up with a friend who is hoping to buy a modern-industrial style loft apartment with a guest bedroom and an office in downtown Waco. After finding the perfect spot, Chip and Jo get to work tackling their first-ever downtown loft apartment. Since the loft is a part of a larger building, however, they aren't able to alter any exterior elements like windows, doors or the balcony, so they'll have to work their design magic in order to work within the limitations.
A wounded veteran and his girlfriend call on Chip and Jo to help them convert their house in Waco into a dreamy farmhouse. While the land is beautiful and majestic, the house is small and built inside an existing barn. With a meager all-in budget, Chip and Jo decide to reach out to the community to raise additional funds to cover the costs of the renovation. But with such an odd configuration, will it be enough to give the couple the perfect farmhouse for this new chapter in their lives?
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