Here's a first look at Hilary Farr’s latest renovations — but we’re keeping mum on how they stack up against David Visentin’s house hunting skills.
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William and Ashley bought their cozy, 1950s home in a prime neighborhood when their family was much smaller, but their three growing sons are testing the limitations of the house. The kitchen is dated and cut off, and two of the boys share a bedroom. Ashley admits that their house is small but believes they can add square footage to increase function and flow. She's ready to have Hilary Farr work her design magic, but William wants David Visentin to show them houses that will convince Ashley to move.
Life was different 12 years ago when sisters Karine and Daphna first bought this 1600 square foot, suburban townhouse. But less than a year ago, after living separately for several years, their living arrangement changed once again. Karine is optimistic the familiar home can be a place of solace for her son James and their unique family arrangement. However, Daphna feels the three of them should start fresh in a space that functions for everyone. Pleasing both sisters will be no walk in the park, but Designer Hilary and Realtor David are ready to offer their expertise. Hilary is determined to carve out the extra room this family needs, while David can't help but hunt for the perfect, larger home he knows is out there. Desperate for a home that can live up to the new, family-sized demands of these reunited sisters, Karine and Daphna will have to decide: can they love their home again, or will they list it?
Carla and Josmell's dreams are divided over the future of their cramped townhouse.
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.
Emily and Ryan moved from out of state and were eager to purchase a home in an established neighborhood with a lot of young couples. After having two kids, however, Emily thinks the house is dated and wants more room for out-of-town guests. Will David find them a home to accommodate their guests or will Hilary make daily life immeasurably easier by reinventing the space within their home?
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.
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?
Dave and Sonya have spent 8 years battling a never-ending to do list in their Mid Century home. Graphic designer, Dave loves the feel of the house but Sonya is fed up with the issues that constantly appear. Will David find them a functioning home without the to do list or will Hilary make them fall in love all over again by reinventing many of the home's hotly debated spaces?
Ashley and Cole bought a house sight unseen and must decide to renovate and stay or find another home.
Dawayne and Joi purchased their home with a dream office that was a perfect place for Dawayne to run his business. Now Joi, Dawayne, their two kids and his mother share the space while coping with daily visits from his siblings, who practically live right behind their house. Joi is frustrated by the lack of privacy as well as the lack of a separate space where the family can visit the matriarch. Will designer Hilary make room for Dawayne's mother while providing the privacy Joi needs, or will real estate agent David find them plenty of room for the whole family?
Todd and Robyn are ready to get what they want in a house now that their children have grown up and moved out. Todd wants a lot of space for entertaining and hosting their kids when they visit, whereas Robyn is convinced that their future is in a new place downtown within walking distance of all their favorite haunts. Designer Hilary Farr finds creative ways to inject new life into this playful couple's home while real estate agent David Visentin heads downtown to find them a perfect place closer to the action.
A couple loves the character of their 1960s home, but he wants something more energy efficient with space to expand their family. She thinks a renovation can fix the functional flaws, so Hilary is tasked with a remodel that gives the family room to flourish.
A mother of three boys wants to sell the house they’ve called home for eight years. She doesn't have her own bedroom and she's had enough. Her oldest hopes to change her mind as he loves the large property and his mom's short drive to work.
Ready to expand their family, a couple is fed up with the lack of functionality in their 1,200 square-foot house. While they spend a lot of time at home and love the location, she thinks the house is already too small and would never work if they had another child. He, however, doesn't think they'll ever find a home in the same location with as much charm within their budget. Will David find them a home with the space they need or will Hilary make them fall in love all over again by reinventing many of the home's size-challenged spaces?
The decision to start a family prompted Ben and Courtney to buy their first house, a 1930s-era, ivy-covered brick home with a lot of charm and a lot of issues, including a flooded basement. Ben loves that their home is on a mature tree-lined street in a walkable neighborhood, but Courtney is expecting their second child and wants a functioning kitchen, a larger master en suite and a renovated basement.
Stew and Alan have been together for 21 years and love to entertain. Alan loves the memories they have created raising three boys but now that Stew is retired and spending more time in the house, he is noticing how small and dated their space has become and is ready to move out. Will Hilary transform this home to create a house fit for family and entertaining, or will David find them a new space that the whole family will love?
When the opportunity arose to purchase the 1100 square foot home right next to her elderly aunt, Danielle and her husband Richard jumped at the chance. A year after moving in, their son Finn was born, and despite settling in to their new existence as a family of three, this couple wasn't done shaking up the dynamic of their household. They've welcomed an international student who also calls their house, home. Having ballooned from a couple to a party of four Richard, is convinced this little house won't let them grow any more. However, Danielle's not ready to leave all their memories, or her aunt, behind. Strolling into the debate are Designer Hilary and Realtor David, who are ready to face the challenges ahead. Hilary and her team try to re-imagine the home's floor plan with a third bedroom extension, while David scours the area near their neighborhood for a house that has more space for their growing family. Desperate for a home that can support the future of their ever-expanding family, Danielle and Richard will have to decide can they love their home again, or will they list it?
Pam and Brad were expecting their fourth child when they moved into their 1200 square foot bungalow five years ago. With only three bedrooms, and a deathtrap of an entryway, they need Designer Hilary and Realtor David to squeeze themselves into this cozy predicament. Hilary and her team will try to reconfigure Pam and Brad's home to fit their growing family of 6, while David hopes to deliver a home in the right area with a room for everyone. Pam and Brad will have to decide, can they love their home again or will they list it?
While this 1000 square foot semi made Barb and Pete happy when they purchased it two decades ago, two kids and several swimming practices later, they're ready to jump off the deep end. Designer Hilary and her team try to overhaul Barb and Pete's tiny home, while David searches for a stunning house in the right location. Desperate for a home that can dry up all their woes, Barb and Pete will have to decide, can they love their home again or will they list it?
Before they purchased this 1800 square foot home in an affluent neighborhood, Trish and Brian owned the house right next door, where they did a massive renovation for a very good reason--Brian has limited hearing and eyesight. When mother nature through them a curve with a new baby, the renovated house no longer fit, and the new house next door has too many walls with too many obstacles for Brian to function safely. Trish has a long list of complaints about their home but Brian thinks their current house can be transformed to a safer place for him. Coming to survey their urgent needs are Designer Hilary and Realtor David, each determined to provide the solution for the plague of problems in this house. Hilary and her team plan to create a safe and functional environment for Brian, while David plans to find an open home that will work for the whole family. Desperate for a safe, bright, and functional home that works for everyone, Trish and Brian will have to decide if they can love their home again, or will they list it?
Vince and Jennifer bought their home when it perfectly fit their family of five. Since moving in their family has grown to nine, but their house cannot grow with them. In need of a bedroom for their toddler and a space for their teens, Vince is desperate to find more space to accommodate their large brood. Jennifer however cannot entertain the notation of leaving their neighbors and community. Will designer Hilary transform this home to create all the oversized family function Jennifer believes it can have, or will realtor David provide all the hassle free space Vince knows this family needs in a search for a new home?
Sam and Valerie purchased their midcentury modern home under pressure to quickly find a place to live. Sam regretted the purchase as soon as they moved in, but Valerie still loves the home's style.
Shelly and Zahid purchased a spacious home over a decade ago that needed many upgrades but had a great view overlooking their backyard and Zahid's favorite feature, the large pond. Over the years, very little has been done to the interior and even though Zahid has a great love for this home, Shelly has had enough. Despite the lack of a makeover, the space does not function for her and the family, and she would like to have a master bedroom and bath that she does not have to share with their young son.
A couple that dreamed of living in their current neighborhood bought a foreclosure home that needed a lot of work. She feels like the to-do list is too long to make it a forever home, but he's unwilling to budge and hopes Hilary can change her mind.
A man quickly feels out of place after moving in with his wife in her grandmother's old house. The home is dated, closed off and hosting family gatherings has become problematic. David steps in to help them find the perfect home to entertain in but the emotional bond she has with the house is strong and she doesn't want to consider moving. Hilary is on hand to wow them with an update that should bring this house into the 21st century.
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.
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