With three young children, Aaron and Amy have quickly outgrown their Chicago townhouse and are ready to trade it in for a more spacious home in the suburbs. They both want four bedrooms and a big yard where the kids can play but while she wants a classic Victorian with detail, he wants a split-level house with clean lines. Their agent Michael Devine will have to find the perfect blend of both their tastes to get this couple into a home. Things won't get any easier once they agree on a place, however. With help from designer Kim Scodro and contractor Don Jeanes, they'll face everything from black mold to budget overruns as they try to create their dream open kitchen. On top of that, they'll have to face the challenges of renovating a bathroom and basement on their own. Living through the renovation with three small kids will be tough but in the end they'll have a home that's perfect for the whole family.
A young couple combines Pacific-Northwest industrial with farmhouse style to bring new life to an old house in Buffalo.
Los Angeles lawyers Amber and Carlos are ready to find a larger home where they can start a family. While she loves the whimsical details and historic charm of traditional vintage homes, he likes the Spanish style that reminds him of his family from South America. Their agent Michael Grady needs to find a home that not only blends their styles but also has a large kitchen, a whirlpool tub and as few stairs as possible -- and all that near the beach. But even after they find their new home, the challenges won't end there.
A Chicago real estate broker and his wife are ready to move out of their downtown loft and have very precise ideas about what they want in their new home.
Casey, an architect, and Jason, a preservationist, are searching for a historic Buffalo home they can make hip again. After finding a house that suits their needs, the former long distance couple dives into a major renovation.
Newlyweds struggle to find a place with a contemporary look for him and traditional charm for her in Los Angeles' expensive real estate market.
Jessica, Roddy and their young son Colton need a new home for their growing family. The expensive Los Angeles real estate market has put their dream of a large house with a yard completely out of reach, so they've decided to move to the more affordable Chicago suburbs where Jessica grew up. She wants a traditional suburban home but he wants a more modern place closer to the city. Balancing their tastes would be hard enough but their agent also needs to find them a place with three bedrooms, a basement and an updated kitchen -- and they've got a tight timeline of only one week to find it.
A Russian wife and her American husband are ready to find a place of their own in Buffalo. Once they get the keys to their new home, they dive into a massive renovation and find themselves in over their heads.
Ashley and Michelle are engaged and ready to buy their first home together but even with a million dollar budget they've been scouring the expensive Santa Monica, CA, real estate market for two years and have been unable to find a home. As a surfer, Michelle wants a place close to the ocean while Ashley wants a spacious and updated kitchen where she can enjoy cooking. Their agent Jennifer Lax also needs to find them a house with three bedrooms, an open floor plan and a big backyard for their two dogs. To finally get a home of their own, they'll need to make some compromises, which means massive renovations are in order.
Stephani and Dan don't want to overstay their welcome at her brother's house, so they want to find a home in the Chicago suburbs. Once they get the keys, they'll need to take on some major renovations to make the place their own.
Newlyweds Spencer and Kanika are ready to set down roots and buy their first home in Buffalo, NY. She wants a charming and cozy Victorian while he wants a traditional Colonial. They may have trouble finding either one in the popular neighborhoods they're targeting where houses are in high demand, however. If their first-time-buyers' budget wasn't challenging enough, their agent Mandy Smith will also need to find them a place with an open kitchen, a big yard for the dogs and space for a home office. Even after getting the keys, they'll have to take on major renovations to make their new house what they want.
Two Los Angeles roommates search for an architecturally unique home and face a variety of structural challenges during renovation.
Writer Steven and singer Sam are searching Los Angeles for a perfect home where they can raise their young son Lazlo. While he loves the area's popular Spanish style, she's got her heart set on a Craftsman house.
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