A couple looks to buy a home near their furniture restoration business in Silver Lake, California. Once they agree on a place, they must put in some sweat equity to make it fit their eclectic tastes. However, they quickly learn that renovating a house is an entirely different project than restoring furniture, and tensions run high as they rush to complete the renovation before their current lease runs out.
After years of moving around the country for work, a couple is ready to put down roots in Nashville, TN. They decide on a home and start renovations, but getting him to agree on a cabinet color turns into an uphill battle. Then, their new kitchen design may need to be reworked if they can't find a way to re-route the gas line for the stove.
A growing family is ready to buy a bigger home in Glendora, CA. They can't decide between traditional and modern but they both agree the new home must have an open-concept chef's kitchen, a large yard and a symmetrical design overall. Having very different wish lists results in their agent finding them a home in need of major renovations and the couple has to face problematic walls and floors as well as a new bathroom layout. Will their compromises result in them having the home of their dreams?
After deciding to not renew their apartment lease, this Southern California couple begins their search for a home where they can start a family. He wants a single-story home with Craftsman-like details but she has her eye open for something with two stories and an East Coast vibe. Fortunately, they both covet vintage details because their budget requires them to look at fixer uppers. Once they close on a home, the renovation begins and problems arise as they struggle with an outdated and confusing floor plan. Will they be able to overcome all the obstacles and have their very own Los Angeles dream home?
With their two sons about to head off to college, a Franklin, Tennessee, couple downsizes to a house that needs major renovations throughout. They hire a designer and contractor to get the work done as quickly as possible, but even the experts couldn't predict the various problems they discover hidden in the home's floors, walls and ceilings. It's a stressful renovation full of highs and lows, but in the end, it's transformed into a beautiful house that they are ecstatic to move into.
A newly engaged couple takes another leap into adulthood to buy their very first home together in California. But with their modest budget in an LA market, creating their perfect home will take some hard work and a little more compromise than they originally thought. They face some tough decisions in their renovation that can potentially delay the home's completion, but when their renovations are finished, they realize growing up might not be so bad after all in their beautiful new home.
A Los Angeles couple is ready to grow their family in a new home. They agree on a lot of their ideal home's key features including a spacious kitchen and plenty of play room for their future daughter but they're torn between midcentury modern and ranch styles. Once they close on the perfect home, they immediately feel they've bitten off more than they can chew. From major kitchen and design studio plan changes, to misplaced doors and tiles, this renovation proves to be a challenge at every turn. With a baby on the way, time is of the essence -- will they pull this project off in time?
Nashville real estate agent Elliott has helped numerous people find their dream homes and now he is on the hunt for his own. His best friend Beta accompanies him as he searches for an older cottage reminiscent of the house from his childhood. Once he finds his dream home and the renovation process begins, Elliott is pushed to his limits as he faces issues from dangerous asbestos flooring to old rotted ceilings. It's a stressful process, but with the help of a hired contractor and designer, the end results are beyond his expectations.
An electrician, his wife and their young daughter are upgrading to a larger family home in the suburbs. She dreams of a house with storybook charm, but his style is more contemporary. It is no easy hunt, and when they do finally settle on a house, it isn't long before they run into some challenging situations. From opening up walls to literally moving mountains, they'll need help from friends and extended family before they end up with a space that they are proud to call home.
Kelly and Cameron are ready to put down roots with their young son in Valley Glen, California, but they face skyrocketing home prices. Cameron wants a ranch-style home with a midcentury modern interior and room for a music studio, while Kelly likes a more traditional exterior with cozy details and lots of storage space. Once they settle on a place, the renovation begins and their budget quickly shrinks thanks to a new HVAC system, kitchen overhaul and master bathroom expansion. Luckily, Cameron blossoms as a handyman and starts to tackle projects around the house, and when they get to the finish line, they find themselves in a home sweet home.
Newlywed real estate agents Cameron and Reid are ready to buy their first home together in Franklin, Tennessee. Reid has his heart set on an open floor plan and wants an updated traditional interior, whereas Cameron likes defined rooms and more whimsical decor. These professionals quickly find that selling a house and restoring one are very different ballgames. From financial setbacks to sagging floors and even some wrong deliveries, it will take a lot of patience and perseverance to make it to the finish line.
After years of visiting friends and playing golf in Palm Springs, California, Susan is ready to make the commitment and buy a home and settle there. Once renovations begin, major problems come up, including structural issues and a black mold infestation, challenging Susan to stick it out to the end.
A Southern California couple searches for a fixer upper they can turn into the perfect home where they can raise their daughter. While they disagree on style, they both want the home to be close to family and have a big yard. When they finally find a place, they begin renovating every single room of the house and tackle a slew of problems from water leaks and roofing issues to structural challenges and budget disputes. It's a struggle to the very end but the final result will be a beautiful home that perfectly blends both of their styles.
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