When James and his wife Tokiko bought into this beachside community five years ago, they planned to turn this rustic little rancher into a fairy tale home. And since they both enjoy being outdoors so much, the renovations that needed to be done didn't seem like they would be too big of a deal. But now with two young kids and a nearby business to run, James still hasn't made any big changes to the family's small living space and Tokiko is fed up. To end this stalemate, enter our dueling duo, designer Jillian and realtor Todd. Jillian and her team will try to turn this tiny two-bedroom into a real family home, while Todd hopes to settle things by selling them a new house. Exhausted by endless arguments over their ill-fitting house, James and Tokiko will have to decide... can they love their home again or will they list it?
When Cory and wife Linda bought their little bungalow eleven years ago, they fell in love with the incredible mountain-side community?not to mention the rental suite income available downstairs. But now that their family has grown, they need the space and have completely taken over the basement apartment. But even though the kids' bedrooms are downstairs, they have no room to play. The list of complaints continues upstairs with the lack of adult space as well. Looking to turn the page on this woeful living space are rivals Jillian and Todd. Jillian and her design team will try to restore harmony with an open concept design plan while Todd believes he can find all of the serenity they need in a new home. Trapped in an endless maze of dysfunction and unable to see eye-to-eye, Cory and Linda will have to decide... can they love their home again or will they list it?
Rod and Daniel took the plunge into home ownership fifteen years ago when a little charmer with a big view won them over. But jump forward fifteen years and not a single renovation has been done. From a tiny kitchen with absolutely no counter space, to a small closed-in dining room, to a wasted loft space with an incredible view, Daniel is completely fed up with the lack of function in their home. On the other hand, Rod just can't seem to give up on their home with a million dollar view. Arriving just in time are competitors Jillian and Todd. Jillian and her design team will attempt to ease frustrations with a new, open concept design. While Todd believes he can find this couple everything they need in a new home. At odds over what to do with an old character home in dire need of renovation, Rod and Daniel will have to decide... can they love their home again or will they list it?
When Gordo and Nicholas started house hunting, no one thought these fans of modern architecture would buy Gordo's childhood home. But Gordo's parents needed to move into a place more suitable to their needs, so the couple bought the place and made the best out of the old family home at the foot of the mountain. For Gordo, it's like stepping back in time, but the house itself leaves much to be desired and Nicholas thinks it's time to start over in their own family home. To stop the stalemate, enter serious competitors Jillian and Todd. Designer Jillian and her team hope to modernize the old family home in the hills while Realtor Todd hopes to move mountains by selling them a stylish new place. Done with politely begging to differ over Gordo's outdated family home, Nicholas and Gordo are wondering whether they will love their home again or will they list it?
When Tessa and Jay bought this cute little house, they knew they were taking on a big renovation. However, they liked the neighborhood and saw the potential in the house so they thought it would be a good investment for the future. But four kids in a row meant renovations took a back seat and now this family of six is stuck living in only 722 square feet of space on the main floor. To resolve this family's problems, enter competitors Jillian and Todd. Designer Jillian and her team hope to turn a crowded house into a comfortable space for six, while Realtor Todd believes it's time Tessa and Jay moved into a bigger home. Tired of going toe to toe over their half finished house, Tessa and Jay are wondering... can they love their home again or will they list it?
When Teresa and David found this 100-year-old fixer upper in a Spanish-speaking neighborhood, they knew they had found their new home. But like many old homes, it needed a top to bottom renovation. Fast forward six years and all the renovations they could afford are no longer enough for this now family of four. The main level and basement look great but the third floor feels more like a college dorm. Here to save the day are competitors Jillian and Todd. Jillian and her design team will try to create more space in this unfinished home with a brand new third floor design, while Realtor Todd believes he can solve all their issues with a new home. Fed up with expensive renovations that have failed to reach the third floor, David and Teresa have to decide... willl they love their home again or will they list it?
Betty-Lou and Eric love their upscale home of 23 years, but as they look to a more relaxed future, Eric sees a need to downsize. Although these two passionate gardeners transformed their backyard carport into a relaxing oasis, and they love the central location of their home, they can't agree on what to do next... they can, however, at least agree that their home needs a renovation. Betty-Lou stands by her house and thinks that some renovations will do the trick, but Eric thinks they are at the point in their lives where they should sell and move to some place smaller. Enter competitors Jillian and Todd. Designer Jillian and her team will try to bring this dated abode into the new millennium with a fully functional redesign while real estate agent Todd believes a smaller, turnkey home is the winning solution. Fed up with arguing about the upside to downsizing, Betty-Lou and Eric have to decide... can they love their home again or will they list it?
When Brendan married Veronica ten years ago, she was the proud owner of a large home in the suburbs and while he adored his new bride, he had reservations about her old house. Even after Brendan put his blood, sweat and tears into renovating the home, he still doesn't love it. Add the fact that their children are nearly grown, and he just doesn't see a future in their dysfunctional home. Veronica, on the other hand, doesn't think it's time to give up just yet. To stop their never ending argument, enter highly trained competitors Jillian and Todd, each with different strategies to save everyone's piece of mind. Designer Jillian and her team hope to reinvigorate this old home with a remarkable reno, while Realtor Todd hopes to go the distance by finding a new house the whole family can love. Tired of dealing with the problems in their cluttered house, Brendan and Veronica are wondering whether they will be able to love their home again... or will they list it?
When Jane and Steve first stumbled across this character house, they couldn't imagine living anywhere else. But their little boys have grown up into huge boys and the house hasn't grown with them. Steve thinks they just need a renovation, but Jane wants to find a new, larger home. Between having no kitchen storage, an office in their dining room, and a constantly chilly living room, this family needs expert help. Designer Jillian and her team hope to renovate their house to give the family more space to grow, while Realtor Todd will show them different houses that could be their new forever home. Done locking horns over their ill fitting family home, Steve and Jane are wondering whether they will love their home again, or will they list it?
Four years ago, Angela and Mike bought a quirky beach side home despite its outdated style. Now they still love the location of their home, but since Angela's mom has moved in, their three bedroom beach house isn't functioning for the family anymore. While Angela wants privacy, separate bedrooms for the kids, an updated kitchen, and a livable outdoor space, Mike just wants to be close to the beach. Mike loves their outdated beach house and wants to renovate and stay. But Angela is fed up with their dated home and is ready to move on. Enter home experts Jillian and Todd to settle this dispute. Designer Jillian and her team hope to create some much needed privacy with a new functional design. But Realtor Todd believes the answer is a new home near the water. Mike and Angela are wondering: can they love their home again, or will they list it?
Five years ago when Gary moved into Michele's house, it seemed like a small compromise for a second chance at love. But now that the last of Michele's kids have left the nest, her devoted husband wants out of her old house. While Gary's worried about cutting himself shaving in the bathroom, they are both concerned about falling in the shower. And now that the downstairs is no longer a basement suite for Michele's son, the kitchen has turned into a makeshift potting shed and Gary's den is anything but a cozy getaway. Enter home experts Jillian and Todd. Designer Jillian and her team hope to turn this old family home in an ideal setting into a retirees' retreat. But Realtor Todd will try to prove another house could make them happy for the long haul. Tired of making do in their awkward house, Gary and Michele are wondering whether they will love their home again, or will they list it?
Eight years ago, Steph and Cynthia bought their historic housee from Cynthia's mom. The home's character, location, and backyard is what won them over, but after having two kids, their home is now bursting at the seams. All Cynthia wants is more storage space to organize all the clutter in their current home. But Steph is just fed up and thinks the only solution is a bigger house. Here to dig this couple out from the clutter are rivals Designer Jillian and Realtor Todd. Jillian and her team will try and bring order to chaos with a functional redesign. While Todd believes he can find all the storage they could ever need in a newer bigger home. Conflicted over what to do with a beautiful old home that is bursting at the seams, Steph and Cynthia will have to decide, will they love their home again...or will they list it?
While Mike and Karen settled on a single level rancher, they were sold on living next to the mountains. And the outdoors are still awesome, but the house itself is another story. Before signing off on the sale Karen struck a deal with her handy husband that the house would be torn down or completely renovated. But talk is cheap because seven years later, not much has changed. Now that their daughter has moved away, Karen's patience is running out and she's ready to ditch their dysfunctional home for one with a functional entertaining space, but Mike is content and could live in their house another 20 years. Here to end this stalemate are competitors designer Jillian and Realtor Todd. Jillian and her team hope to reinvent this cramped house with a 21st century Reno. While Todd will try to find a new house for empty nesters who like to entertain. Faced with a difficult decision, will Karen and Mike love their home again or will they list it?
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