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Love It or List It Recap - Bachelor Pad Blues

In this episode of Love It or List It, David and Hilary help a couple whose home is struggling to be a family space.

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Hilary Farr

Hilary Farr, a native of Toronto, Ontario, brings her international flair to her design aesthetics.
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David Visentin

A top real estate agent, David brings his dynamic selling skills and negotiating talents to HGTV's Love It or List It.
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When a house no longer feels like home, homeowners are left with a big financial and emotional question: renovate or sell it? Love It or List It helps fed-up homeowners decide. In each hour-long episode Realtor David Visentin and designer Hilary Farr compete for the homeowners' final decision to stay or go. David's insider perspective on the real estate market helps target listings to prospective buyers, but Hilary is determined to show homeowners that, within their budget, she can transform their worn-out house into a castle they can love. If the owners decide to list it, Hilary's hard work adds to the home's resale value. It's a tough decision either way. Which choice would you make?
Season 12, Episode 4

A Family Is Divided Over their Old Home that Has Plenty of Problems

Eight years ago, Tyler and Kim settled into a cozy older house in the heart of the city with their newborn daughter. Kim is tired of the host of problems involved in owning an older home, but Tyler wants to stay.

Monday
Aug 10
5pm | 4c
Season 14, Episode 11

All About That Basement

A couple loves their midcentury modern ranch home with its charm and close proximity to downtown, but they are starting to feel like their family is outgrowing the home and wish they had a more functional space. While Hilary tries to discover a better use of space within their home, David looks for a more accommodating home near the downtown scene.

Monday
Aug 10
6pm | 5c
Season 13, Episode 7

Mother-in-law Matters

A young family with twins used to have live-in help from Grandma, but she couldn't take living in the unrenovated basement. Can designer Hilary pull off a transformation, or will agent David find a new space for the whole family?

Monday
Aug 10
7pm | 6c
Season 16, Episode 10

Hilary and David Tell All: Custom Chaos

Featuring behind-the-scenes pop-up facts about Hilary and David, our hosts work with a couple that made mistakes building their home and need more space. He feels a design expert can improve the layout, but she thinks the best option is a new home.

Monday
Aug 10
8pm | 7c
Season 15, Episode 9

A Second Story

A couple is expecting a second child and need more space, but they do not want to compromise on being just minutes from downtown. David searches for a home fit for a growing family, while Hilary strives to create more space in the family's beloved locale.

Monday
Aug 10
9pm | 8c
Season 14, Episode 7

Family and Future

Empty nesters disagree over whether they should improve their current home or find something smaller and easier to maintain. She can't see the potential in their closed-off quarters and hopes David can find them a new home that's great for entertaining friends and family. He, however, is holding on to the memories created in their home after raising three kids there and thinks Hilary can change his wife's mind with a simple makeover.

Monday
Aug 10
10:01pm | 9:01c
Season 14, Episode 12

Starter Home Stagnation

A couple once excited by the potential of their family starter home has now grown tired of its cookie-cutter concept and lack of space. Hilary greets the challenge of finding space while upgrading from builder-grade design, while David tries to to find them a new neighborhood to love.

Monday
Aug 10
11:01pm | 10:01c
Season 15, Episode 9

A Second Story

A couple is expecting a second child and need more space, but they do not want to compromise on being just minutes from downtown. David searches for a home fit for a growing family, while Hilary strives to create more space in the family's beloved locale.

Tuesday
Aug 11
12am | 11c
Season 14, Episode 7

Family and Future

Empty nesters disagree over whether they should improve their current home or find something smaller and easier to maintain. She can't see the potential in their closed-off quarters and hopes David can find them a new home that's great for entertaining friends and family. He, however, is holding on to the memories created in their home after raising three kids there and thinks Hilary can change his wife's mind with a simple makeover.

Tuesday
Aug 11
1:01am | 12:01c
Season 14, Episode 12

Starter Home Stagnation

A couple once excited by the potential of their family starter home has now grown tired of its cookie-cutter concept and lack of space. Hilary greets the challenge of finding space while upgrading from builder-grade design, while David tries to to find them a new neighborhood to love.

Tuesday
Aug 11
2:01am | 1:01c
Season 16, Episode 10

Hilary and David Tell All: Custom Chaos

Featuring behind-the-scenes pop-up facts about Hilary and David, our hosts work with a couple that made mistakes building their home and need more space. He feels a design expert can improve the layout, but she thinks the best option is a new home.

Tuesday
Aug 11
3am | 2c
Season 9, Episode 5

Bachelor Pad

After years of living alone, Bob met and married Lorraine prompting them both to start thinking differently about his beloved bachelor pad. Lorraine wants a house that feels more like a family home, but Bob is perfectly content living in the past in his old digs. Stepping into the debate are Designer Hilary and Realtor David. Hilary and her team will try to convert Bob and Lorraine's house back to a single-family home, but David will try to find a place in Bob and Lorraine's neighborhood that suits everyone's needs. Desperate for a home that can provide both space and peace of mind for this couple, Bob and Lorraine must choose- can they love their home again or will they list it?

Tuesday
Aug 11
4am | 3c
Season 9, Episode 6

Ever-Growing Family

By the time Bevin landed with Jacqueline in her 3-story home in the city, it had long held a special place in Jacqueline's heart, since she inherited it from her beloved grandmother. Shortly after having two kids of their own, Bevin's three children moved in too, quickly making this house of two become a house of seven in a matter of a few years. Turning this into a party of nine, Designer Hilary and Realtor David arrive. Hilary and her team plan to create an open concept main living area and to add more space and storage to encourage the family to stay. But David sets out to find a home to accommodate this ever-growing family of seven to show them what they could be living in. Desperate for a home that can comfortably accommodate their expanding bunch, Jacqueline and Bevin will have to decide- can they love their home again?or will they list it?

Tuesday
Aug 11
5am | 4c
Season 10, Episode 3

Home-Based Lifestyle

When artist Deborah and musician Jay bought this 2000 square foot home in an up-and-coming neighborhood, they did so thinking it would bring an end to a decade of moving from place to place. Five years later, the home is just not working for this family of four who works, plays, and goes to school, all under one roof. While Jay may be in love with this house, Deborah is anything but. Making their way into the mix are Designer Hilary and Realtor David, each convinced they could bring an end to the daily dysfunction for Deborah and Jay. Hillary tries to create harmony by completely transforming the function of their home, while David offers a few unique options, including a lifestyle change. Looking for a new way to support their home-based life, Deborah and Jay will have to decide whether can they love their home again, or will they list it?

Saturday
Aug 15
7am | 6c
Season 10, Episode 1009

Emotional Attachment

Rick and Christine need more bedrooms and bathrooms for their blended family of five. Hilary and her team plan to bring function to their home while David searches for a bigger house on the same street.

Saturday
Aug 15
8am | 7c
Season 11, Episode 2

Professional Mom and Stay at Home Dad are Torn Between the Basic Functions of their Bungalow

Jamie and Greg spent two years searching for their dream home. Now caring for two kids, stay at home dad Greg has had it with the home's lack of function. Jamie on the other hand doesn't think they have time to invest in finding a home as good as their current bungalow. Will realtor David find them a family ready home that gives them family sized function without the headaches, or will designer Hilary make daily life immeasurably easier by reinventing many of the home's hotly debated spaces?

Saturday
Aug 15
9am | 8c
Season 15, Episode 5

Sisterly Love or List

Two sisters lead very separate lives in their tiny bungalow. One longs for privacy, while the other wants room for late-night cooking. These differently-scheduled siblings are desperate to create some harmony and find the perfect home to accommodate their distinct lifestyles.

Saturday
Aug 15
11am | 10c
Season 14, Episode 13

Lackluster Lake House

A couple with an idyllic yet quirky house near a lake is now feeling cramped after their family doubled in size. Although they'd love to raise their children in this location, the 1,650-square-foot house doesn't provide enough private space for everyone. While Hilary's mission is to make them fall in love with their property again, David searches for a better fit for their family.

Saturday
Aug 15
12pm | 11c
Season 14, Episode 17

All Work and No Place for It

Michael and Natalie bought their home in a rush, and after painting, putting on an addition and living in it for a while, she's still bothered by too many functional issues. She operates an art print and stationery business out of the house, so she would like a dedicated office space with storage. Michael loves the home's traditional aspects, large yard and short commute to his job. Designer Hilary Farr attempts to make the house work better for Natalie so that she can finally love living there, while realtor David Visentin works on finding the couple a new home that they can both get excited about.

Saturday
Aug 15
10:01pm | 9:01c
Season 13, Episode 8

Design Indecision

Gray loves his family's home because of the large lot and abundance of privacy, but April is ready to move closer to town and into a home that functions for their family of four. April dislikes their dated fixtures, finishes and master bedroom and the cut-off kitchen. Despite their desire to have a perfect space, neither can decide on design choices, and April doesn't see the merit in spending the time to renovate when there are too many projects to tackle.

Saturday
Aug 15
11:01pm | 10:01c
Season 14, Episode 17

All Work and No Place for It

Michael and Natalie bought their home in a rush, and after painting, putting on an addition and living in it for a while, she's still bothered by too many functional issues. She operates an art print and stationery business out of the house, so she would like a dedicated office space with storage. Michael loves the home's traditional aspects, large yard and short commute to his job. Designer Hilary Farr attempts to make the house work better for Natalie so that she can finally love living there, while realtor David Visentin works on finding the couple a new home that they can both get excited about.

Sunday
Aug 16
1am | 12c
Season 13, Episode 8

Design Indecision

Gray loves his family's home because of the large lot and abundance of privacy, but April is ready to move closer to town and into a home that functions for their family of four. April dislikes their dated fixtures, finishes and master bedroom and the cut-off kitchen. Despite their desire to have a perfect space, neither can decide on design choices, and April doesn't see the merit in spending the time to renovate when there are too many projects to tackle.

Sunday
Aug 16
2am | 1c
Season 15, Episode 8

This Space Is Looking Up

A couple bought their home ten years ago, but once they became a family of four, they struggled with the size of the house. David searches for a turnkey house, while Hilary designs "outside the box" to solve all their space challenges.

Monday
Aug 17
1pm | 12c
Season 12, Episode 3

Long-term Construction Causes Chaos in the Home of Soon to be Parents Emilee and Jody

Emilee and Jody bought their charming home intending to use Jody's skills as a contractor during renovations. After living in constant construction for years, Emilee wants a house that's big enough for a growing family.

Monday
Aug 17
2pm | 1c
Season 11, Episode 4

A Couple Debates Whether Their Home Can House Their Future

Eager to start a family, a couple has become divided over their bungalow's ability to house their next chapter. The ample space outside no longer makes up for the cramped quarters inside. Can David find them a home that combines the gorgeous land they desire outside with the family ready spaces they need inside, or will Hilary show them that their house is ready for their family filled future by reinventing many of its highly debated spaces?

Monday
Aug 17
3pm | 2c
Season 12, Episode 11

A Retired Couple Debates the Functional Issues in their Dated Home

A pair of empty nesters who've owned their house for three decades are sick of the functional issues, but can't agree on a new floor plan. Will David find them a perfect fit or will Hilary reinvent their hotly-debated spaces?

Monday
Aug 17
4pm | 3c

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