A couple debates the benefits of moving their fun-loving family out of their crumbling house or staying put after making a few changes. Todd is on hand to help the couple find the perfect home close to their current neighborhood while Jillian struggles to stay on budget while performing a miracle makeover. Will Jillian's total makeover wow the homeowners enough to make them stay?
While house hunting two years ago, Sabrina fell in love with this home in her childhood neighborhood, and convinced husband Kevin to buy it sight unseen. Kevin feels no connection to the home, but Sabrina can't imagine raising their future family anywhere else. Realtor Todd will search for a property that can outshine their current space, but Designer Jillian believes that if she can turn this place around they'll be happy to call this their forever home. Then Kevin and Sabrina will have to decide, will they love it or list it?
Mary only sees potential in the home she and her husband bought 14 years ago, but Calvin feels like it's time to move on from the cluttered and outdated house. To get them to leave the old home behind, Todd shows the couple a house with extra rooms that can double as Mary's jewelry office, a spacious backyard fit for entertaining and a kitchen perfect for their large family gatherings. To convince them to stay, Jillian reworks their interior to create an open concept kitchen-living space and updates their laundry room to be more accessible. The time to decide is fast approaching -- will they love it or will they list it?
A couple clashes over their living arrangements as they approach retirement. He's hoping to find a new home with more space so he can restore his classic car but she thinks a simple remodel will make the house they've had for years perfect again. Can Jillian redesign their old home to make him want to stay, or will Todd find the perfect home that will make her want to leave?
Fed up with her commute, a woman decides it's time to move to a new location. Her husband, however, thinks remodeling the house will make her reconsider and Jillian has a redesign in mind that should compensate for the inconvenient commute. Will Todd find a dream home in a better location that will benefit the couple more?
Chris and Stephanie have a lot of history in their current home and neighborhood, but Stephanie is tired of sinking money into a non-functional house. Designer Jillian knows that creating a functional home will make Stephanie want to stay right where she is, but real estate agent Todd thinks that when Chris sees everything a newer house has to offer, he'll move his family out of their current money pit. Will this couple be able to find a new love for their home or will they list it?
Seeking a fresh start, a woman decides it's time for her and her husband to move into a new home. He, however, thinks a few simple updates would do the house some good so Jillian is there to transform this overwhelming mess of a house. With Todd trying to lure the couple away to a new life in a new neighborhood, which choice will they make?
Fourteen years after buying a small, three-bedroom home under pressure, a couple and their two teenagers have decided it's time for a change. He's at his wit's end and is ready to pack up if real estate agent Todd can find them something bigger, newer and move-in ready. She loves their little house, though, and hopes designer Jillian can turn their "dysfunction junction" into an organized dream space. The home's location on a quiet cul de sac will be hard for Todd to match and Jillian knows houses of this vintage can have big issues, but both are determined to win this family over.
A couple and their seven-year-old son live in a spacious house on a hill with an amazing view, however they are not inspired by its dated, dysfunctional layout. Designer Jillian sets out to create a more open, Zen-like space for this environmentally concious couple, while Todd finds some creative options that blend form and function with environmental awareness to lure them away.
Chris is ready to leave his family's 100-year-old home, but his wife Christine thinks a few improvements to the kitchen, back deck and mudroom will make the house good as new. Todd shows them a modern-chic home complete with their dream kitchen and a to-die-for walk-in closet in hopes of getting them to leave the old behind. Meanwhile, Jillian shows them the gem they already live in by giving them an open concept kitchen and living room and rebuilding their tiny deck into a larger relaxing lounge. Will the couple fall in love with their home all over again or will they list it and move on to something new?
Nine years ago Lucky and Nancy found the perfect neighborhood and house, but with four kids and a growing family, Nancy is ready to search for a bigger space. To get them to stay, Jillian shows the couple that by knocking a few walls down and revamping the kitchen, living room, bathroom and deck, space can be created to fit the family of six. To get them to move on to greener pastures, Todd shows Nancy and Lucky a house already equipped with the extra room they need and a basement complete with a home theater perfect for family fun nights. Divided on what to do with their first family home, Nancy and Lucky will soon have to make a decision -- will they love it or will they list it?
A couple has a quaint and cozy cottage with a great location but dated, dysfunctional and downright dangerous elements. The kitchen has old appliances, the main-floor bathroom doubles as a laundry room and there's a showerhead that won't stop falling. He thinks there's a lot to love about the old house and thinks Jillian has what it takes to bring the "old gal" back up to date. His wife is doubtful that any renovation can give them the much-needed space they need and believes Todd can win the challenge by finding them a home with a modern layout with old-time character and charm.
Eighteen years after Becca and Cory bought her family's 1970s-style home, they're considering starting over in a house that's better suited to their needs in the next phase of their life together. Becca's mobility issues following a car accident have Cory campaigning with Todd for a modern, one-story home with an accessible kitchen and bathroom, but Becca is attached to their current home and hopes Jillian can deliver a renovation that improves her quality of life.
When Rachelle and Tim wanted a house, they disagreed on whether this was the right one for their family. Eight years later Rachelle loves their cozy house, but Tim's tired of it's confined quarters. Designer Jillian must put the brakes on Tim's desire to leave with her spacious design. While Realtor Todd hopes the perfect house will convince Rachelle it's time to hit the road. Can they learn to love their home again or will they list it?
A stay-at-home dad wants a new place to hang his hat, but his wife is a tough customer who would prefer to stay in their current house. Jillian cooks up a gorgeous kitchen design to ease the squeeze of their very small space, but Todd delivers a brand-new home that's right on budget, giving the couple motivation to move.
A couple overlooked a bad layout to buy a bigger home for their family of five. Although it's located in good neighborhood within close proximity to schools and work, its dated, unfinished and cramped rooms leave little to be desired. While she is more than willing to pack up and find a new home with a functional layout, he thinks their current home can have it all with some of Jillian's expertise.
Newlyweds skipped the honeymoon to buy a fixer-upper with income potential, but a complicated renovation is starting to turn their initial excitement into buyer's remorse. Still madly in love with their new house, she has hope it can function better with Jillian's touches, but he thinks Todd is the key to their happily ever after.
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