Amber and Jon are looking for a getaway near their home in Raleigh, NC, and Lake Gaston fits the bill. With assistance from their broker, they find a house with a price that's as perfect as the location but the condition of the home is less than ideal. Luckily, Jon is a contractor and with help from some friends they dive head first into the project. All is going smoothly until safety concerns start to strain the budget. Will Amber and Jon be able to make their getaway dream a reality?
Business partner brothers look for a vacation home in Coventry, RI. Their real estate agent helps them find the perfect lakefront fixer-upper but the to-do list is long and the brothers quickly run into many structural issues. Will the setbacks be mere inconveniences or will they prevent these siblings from creating the perfect lakefront oasis?
Mark and Mary Lynn are looking for a lake house that can serve as a meeting place for their large family. With help from broker Chris Mosier, they find a property with unlimited potential. With construction underway, an updated kitchen, a wall of windows and tons of outdoor entertaining areas are all part of the plan. But as hidden damage appears around the house, with the couple be able to get it all?
After spending years living all over the world, Teresa and Jeremy find the perfect vacation home for their family in their home state of Texas. They're ready to put down roots, but their new lakefront home is in need of some TLC. Can they make this lakefront property their dream house without busting their budget?
A family of six looks for a vacation home on Deep Creek Lake in Maryland. They find the lakefront property of their dreams but it's in need of some major renovations. Fortunately, the couple has an architectural background and is ready to put in some sweat equity to maximize the potential of this fixer upper. Will they be able to build the perfect family retreat without breaking their budget?
A couple with renovation know-how is looking for a fixer-upper lake house near Weiss Lake in Alabama. They find a place they can put their stamp on but quickly discover it has many hidden problems in the walls and under the floor.
After spending years renting on Lake Wedowee in Alabama, Chris and Jenny are ready to purchase a vacation home for their family. A local agent helps the couple land a charming lakefront property, but it's in need of major improvements. Fortunately, Chris is a contractor and eager to tackle some big-time projects, and he hopes to do it without busting the budget.
Water enthusiasts Matt and Heather are looking for a vacation property close to their Dallas home on Lake Tawakoni in Texas. With help from their agent, they find a diamond in the rough that needs some big renovations to make it work for their family. The couple plans to open up the kitchen, remodel the bathrooms, build a multi-level deck and fix up the boat dock, giving them a long wishlist that they hope will fit into their budget.
College sweethearts are ready to find a vacation home for their family on Alabama's Smith Lake. They're shown several properties but each will require some work. While they're ready and willing to put in the required effort, three major projects will eat up most of their budget. Will they be able to do everything they want to make the home their ideal lake retreat?
Outdoor enthusiasts John and Heather are looking for a vacation retreat for their family on Lake Oconee in Georgia, and they find a fixer-upper in an ideal setting. Fortunately, John is a contractor, but as they get into the project, they discover it will cost far more than they originally thought. As they overhaul the old floor plan, they try to stay on budget to create their dream lake home.
Lisa and Angela are co-workers and friends that are searching for a house on Lake Arrowhead in Georgia. With the help of their daughters Daniele and Allie, they're hoping to find the perfect vacation home to share between their two growing families. Lisa, a real estate agent, locates a lakeside property ideal for both families to split, but it needs some major work.
In Texas, Dan and Emily find a waterfront home on Cedar Creek Lake that has tons of potential but needs a lot of work. They hope their budget will be enough to give them the open floor plan and modern farmhouse look they desire, turning the dated home into their dream lake house.
A Minnesota couple searches for a vacation home in Texas that reminds them of their home state. Their agent helps them find a lakefront property in northeast Texas that may be their dream home, but its current state requires quite a bit of TLC. The couple is ready to take on the challenge of fully renovating the property on their tight budget -- can they DIY their way to happy lakefront living?
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