A large Southern California family needs to find a sizable house to accommodate their growing needs. After touring three homes, the family decides on a house they feel has the potential to give them everything they need after a few renovations. They begin in the kitchen where they bring in a farmhouse touch with industrial flair. As the project continues, however, the couple's ambitious attitude takes over and additions are made to the project that nearly push their budget to the breaking point. In the end, the family takes their promising fixer-upper and transforms it into the home of their dreams.
A Los Angeles writer searches for a contemporary home with industrial farmhouse touches. He's determined to find a house to put his personal stamp on, while his older brother joins the hunt to make sure he doesn't get too far over his head.
After relocating to Massachusetts from the Midwest, a family of three has limited time to find a home that fits each of their personalities. But even after they settle on a vintage home and begin a huge transformation, remodeling an older home comes with some costly surprises. It's a tough battle, but when they get to the finish line, this family can finally settle into their dream home.
A Denver couple is eager to trade their current place for a larger home where they can raise their two young children. Once they settle on a house, they dive into the top-to-bottom renovation, tackling everything from asbestos issues to structural challenges.
A musician and his wife begin an ambitious renovation on a dated family home in, California. Things quickly unravel as they uncover a host of big-ticket problems ranging from foundation issues to building code roadblocks.
A Massachusetts couple is ready to upgrade from their one-bedroom condo into a home where they can start a family in the town of Charlestown. They hope to find a single-family Colonial near their family with at least three bedrooms and enough space to entertain guests. The Charlestown market is tough, however, so in order to find the perfect home on their budget, they have to settle for a house in need of serious updating. The frustrating renovation project requires them to deal with structural surprises behind the walls, unforeseen permitting issues and a decision that may impact their open-concept design.
A Los Angeles couple is ready to stop paying rent and find a larger, more practical home perfect for entertaining. They both want a home with high ceilings, a big kitchen and a large space for entertaining but that's all they can agree on. She wants a modern bungalow with lots of light, white walls and a swimming pool for guests. He's hoping for a more traditional home with lots of wood features and a large back yard. When they finally get the keys to their new house, they bring in an interior designer and contractor to help tackle multiple projects and deal with issues from expensive electrical problems to back-ordered materials. Their spirits are high, though, and they eventually get the party house of their dreams.
New parents lock in a home close to both of their families and start making plans for the remodel. But taking on a remodel while taking care of a newborn proves to be overwhelming, so they enlist the help of an interior designer and contractor to help turn their new house into their perfect home. The renovation is nerve-wracking and their experience is filled with many growing pains, but in the end this couple is left with the perfect family home to start creating new memories with their young son.
California newlyweds are anxious to start a family of their own and are searching the San Fernando Valley for the perfect fixer-upper. They're looking for a home with an open-concept living space and kitchen to hold their extended families, but they differ when it comes to their personal wish lists. After their friend and real estate agent helps them pick out a place, renovation reality quickly hits their wallet and they become overwhelmed by decisions. Their vision for their home takes a few compromising turns along the way and several costly issues push them over budget as they learn that home renovation isn't as easy as it looks on TV.
A recently engaged couple is ready to settle down in a new home before their upcoming wedding. After finding a house, their emotional and financial stress begins to take a toll when an unexpected hailstorm damages their kitchen on day one of renovations.
Childhood sweethearts look for the perfect starter home in Swampscott, MA. They're hoping to find a home with grass-free backyard where the kids can play sports, an open-style kitchen, hardwood floors, a mudroom and front porch. In order to stay under budget, they're willing to buy a fixer-upper and take on the renovation themselves. Once they find the perfect fit, however, they quickly realize renovating a home requires making several decisions they may not be ready to make. If they can commit and stick to their choices, they just may end up with a home that exceeds both their expectations.
A Denver, CO, couple with a new baby, a dog and five chickens wants to move out of their cramped home into one with more space. After agreeing on a style of home, their budget takes a hit before renovations even begin when they discover a hidden structural problem.
Parents-to-be living in a Glendale, CA, rental need a bigger home before their baby arrives. After getting the keys to their new home, stress levels and the renovation budget start to rise when leaking pipes, floor problems and a hazardous fireplace are revealed.