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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Thomas and Sarah purchased their home near the city in a neighbor close to where Thomas grew up. Thomas loves the location but Sarah feels that the cramped quarters confine her and wants a more open concept out in the country.
While living overseas, Jeff and Callie bought a house online without ever stepping a foot inside. After they moved in, Callie was not too pleased and felt the home was much smaller than it had seemed in pictures. Expecting her first child, Callie feels there is not enough space for their growing family and requires too much work to make it livable. Can this couple love their home with designer Hilary's help, or will real estate agent David be able to find them a forever home?
LaShawn, a single mom with two kids, has recently welcomed her mother into her home. The two share a bedroom, and neither one has private space. Will Hilary make their space functional, or will David sell them on a bigger house?
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.
Kerry and Dave renovated and added to their home as their family grew, but their three kids have taken over every common room, leaving little to no space for the couple. Kerry would love a home with updated bathrooms and a dedicated space for the kids, but Dave is attached to the house their children grew up in and refuses to move. With one last renovation from designer Hilary, can this couple love their home, or will real estate agent David find them a house with plenty of space and function for the whole family?
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?
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.
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?
With teenage daughters and successful careers, Amanda and Grif have outgrown their current home. Amanda is ready to pack up, but Grif loves his large backyard. Will they choose David's new home or Hilary's reinvented space?
After ditching suburban space to join his wife Marci in her charming but tiny home, Matt quickly began feeling buried. David works to find them a home that combines the space Matt needs to breathe with the charm that inspires artist Marci. Meanwhile, Hilary proves the true potential of their house by redesigning and expanding many of its highly debated spaces.
Carla and Josmell's dreams are divided over the future of their cramped townhouse.
While Trevor was out of town, Janice bought what she felt was a fairy tale home; but with storage, space and height issues, it has Trevor ready to leave it behind.
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?
Music venue owner, Kevin, purchased this house without his pregnant wife, Nevada, ever walking inside. Now with four kids, Nevada feels the daily frustrations with the functional issues of the home. With an overflow of laundry, kids sharing a room and no garage to store all their items, Nevada is ready to leave the house behind in search for the perfectly functioning family home. Kevin however is determined to make this house work. 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?
New parents and ambitious entrepreneurs Whitney and Taylor need more space for their family and business ventures. Can designer Hilary create space for their side projects while adding function to the main areas, or will real estate agent David find them a new home that will allow their family and careers to grow?
Rodolfo is ready to find a finished party palace but Greg won't let go of his father's renovations.
Quincy and Don have outgrown their ranch house where they've raised their kids. While Quincy is ready to move, Don loves their neighborhood and wants to make their rancher work. No matter their decision, the couple is desperate for more space and must decide if they will love this home again, or if they'll list it.
A couple is torn between their century-old farmhouse with music camp and a family ready home.
High school sweethearts that purchased a starter home near their beloved bike trail are now desperate for more space. They love to host gatherings, but the main floor is cut off and the dining area only seats four. After seeing Hilary's design, the couple must decide whether to keep their home or move into one of David's finds.
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.
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 couple that built their home made mistakes with their floor plan and now they need more space. He feels they need a design expert to update and improve the layout, but she thinks the best option is to find a new home that fits their family.
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.
Their family home on a more-than-five-acres horse farm is a dream for this horse lover but her city-raised husband has had all he can take. While she admits the home is a bit dated, she loves the amazing views and abundant outdoor space for their animals, daughters and guests. He, however, no longer feels like there's enough space indoors for their growing family, his guitar collection and their love of entertaining. David is on hand to help find them a better compromise but Hilary is hoping she can renovate the home and convince them to stay.
After a frustrating house hunt, new parents Allison and Robert thought they lucked out on finding a quaint 1200 square foot home in a prestigious neighborhood. But after moving in, Allison saw their house in a whole new, negative light. She thinks their only solution for more space, more storage, and an upstairs bathroom is to move. But Robert is content with their home and wants to stay put. Wedging themselves into this debate are Realtor David and Designer Hilary. David hopes to find this couple a home with more space and function while Hilary and her team try to completely re-imagine this couple's small house. Desperate for a home with more room, Robert and Allison will have to decide if they can love their home again? Or will they list it?
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