A couple looks to buy their first home in an up-and-coming neighborhood in Denver, CO. After purchasing a house, they quickly realize they're in over their heads with the renovation when they face abatement issues, plumbing problems and issues with the floors.
A couple looks for a home to renovate in the foothills of California's San Gabriel Mountains that includes a space they can convert into a guesthouse or mother-in-law suite for her mom. After choosing a place, they uncover several expensive and time-consuming surprises, including lead-based paint and asbestos.
A real estate developer and his fiancee are thinking outside the box when it comes to buying their first home together in Fullerton, California, but transforming a unique property into a livable home takes more than just creative ideas and a big bankroll. Their renovation skills are tested again and again as they hit construction roadblocks, design setbacks and equipment drama. When a forklift carrying their new kitchen countertops malfunctions in mid-air, the couple holds their breath and crosses their fingers that one day they'll see their kitchen completed.
A Brookline, Massachusetts, family says goodbye to their cramped condo and hello to a more spacious fixer-upper. A tricky layout and unexpected renovation surprises leave them with no choice but to recruit their parents to pitch in and drive down costs, but bringing in the in-laws causes some projects to go rogue. It's an uphill battle all the way, but the end result may surprise them in ways they didn't expect.
A family attempts to turn a builder-grade house in Denver, Colorado, into the home of their dreams, but different tastes lead them to second-guess all their style choices. As if opposing design plans weren't enough to stall the renovation work, the heating and plumbing problems that threaten the cabinet install will certainly delay their move-in for weeks.
Attorneys in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles are tired of renting, but homes in the area are selling well above asking price, so they have to be strategic. After quickly learning how to navigate a competitive real estate market, they land their first home together, but learning the ropes of renovation proves more challenging. Costly structural issues and long delays have them close to calling it quits.
A young Denver couple hunts for a home of their own so they can move out of her sister's place. While she's not afraid to take on a fixer-upper, his schedule as an airline pilot leaves limited time for home projects. With opposing views on the amount of renovation they want to tackle, they must learn to work together if they want to get to the finish line.
After renovating their Long Beach, CA, home for several years, Ron and Sylvia realize it's too small and they need a bigger home. Their real estate agent helps them find a new space that they can turn it into their dream house. However, Ron and Sylvia are faced with budget additions and multiple construction challenges that may force them to rethink their design plans.
Busy new parents are settling into family life with their baby daughter, but the townhouse they've been renting just doesn't suit them anymore. They're debating a two-story traditional and a charming ranch in the northern suburbs of California's San Fernando Valley, and once they decide on a home they both like, renovations begin quickly. To make every dollar count in their tight budget, they bring in a designer and a contractor to help make sense of a tricky bathroom layout, and they also tackle a cosmetic kitchen update. Both projects are moving forward until an unexpected chimney problem threatens to send their design plans -- and their renovation budget -- up in smoke.
A Massachusetts couple dives headfirst into home ownership, renovation and married life. While they learn home renovation skills on the fly, they also learn the art of compromising in order to keep costs down.
When a Denver couple tackles the renovation of a vintage home they've bought, they uncover vintage problems that could derail them from ever moving in. From electrical issues to heat vent mishaps and floor joist problems, every fix takes a big bite out of their budget.
A couple that's currently living with her parents in Studio City, CA, wants a home of their own, and fast. She thinks it would be easier to transform a traditional home, while he's dreamed of having a modern space packed with architectural details. After getting the keys to their new space, they realize they'll have to live through a renovation nightmare as structural issues, lead problems and a termite infestation affect their design plans and budget.
Denver, Colorado newlyweds plan to renovate their new home to host their wedding reception. While remodeling a home is a huge undertaking on its own, adding a party deadline to their plate just increased their stress level, and may possibly drain their wallets.
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