After he grew up in a house on 100 acres and she spent her life in houses with small lots close to neighbors, a couple compromised on a fixer-upper on 1.5 acres near a nice neighborhood. While they painted and put in some new floors, the major renovations in the house just seemed too much to handle. She's eager for David to find them a new house with a gourmet kitchen perfect for her baking business, but he insists that they can make the house work with Hilary's help.
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?
A couple fell in love with a home in a coveted family friendly community near a golf course and hastily purchased it before they had even started a family. Now, three kids later, she's decided the dated house cannot accommodate all the clutter and activity of their busy family. While she's ready to move into a house that functions better for all of them, he loves their street and cannot dream of leaving it behind. Can the couple love their home again with Hilary's help or will David find them a house with all the space they need?
Bert and Tommy share Tommy's eclectic, 1980s contemporary home, but Bert wants a home that reflects them both. The couple loves to entertain and host visiting artists and friends, but Bert feels the house is dated, lacks the space and function for their needs and leaves him with no space to call his own. Bert wants David to find them their dream home with a pool, but Tommy, the creative visionary, sees potential and hopes Hilary can bring their dream to life in their current home.
Jill and Joe love their ranch home's outdoor space, with a nice deck, a pool and a shed that Joe converted into a pub where the whole neighborhood congregates. But with the addition of their two adopted sons, their once-cozy house turned into a loving home with a lot of chaos and not enough space. Jill wants a bigger and better home for the boys to grow up in, but Joe wants to make improvements to the inside of their home to match its kid-friendly outdoor spaces. Hilary Farr has big plans to make the couple's home more functional, but David Visentin is ready to tempt them with a new house that has enough space for the whole family.
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.
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.
After welcoming their second child into the home, a woman feels her family's house is getting too small. With toys and basketball hoops in every room, she strongly feels the size of the home simply no longer works and is hoping David can find them a house that fits everyone's needs. Her husband, however, has carved out multiple spaces for himself as well as his plethora of clothes and shoes. He's hoping Hilary can make them fall in love with the home by reinventing many of its hotly debated spaces.
After a couple hurriedly bought their first home together, their family grew to include a three-year-old daughter and two younger twin boys. While the home has been improved thanks to her interior design education, she's had enough of the small space on a busy road and is ready to expand into a house with plenty of room to raise their children while working from home. He, however, loves the expansive deck, large lot and incredible privacy of their current abode. Hilary is ready to add some square footage by reconfiguring the space but David is prepared to show them some houses that will let them grow more efficiently.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steve and Theresa custom-built their dream home on a large, private lot, but the house doesn't work for them anymore. Steve wants to address Theresa's biggest complaints by fixing the kitchen and master bathroom, but Theresa would rather find a smaller home on less land that's better suited to them as they grow older. Designer Hilary thinks a renovation will ease Theresa's concerns, while realtor David sets out to convince the couple that a new home closer to downtown will solve all their problems.
Rachel and Adam's family has outgrown their home, with three of their four children sharing one bedroom. Adam sees plenty of potential in the house to add more space, but work-at-home mom Rachel is ready to move to a larger house with a mudroom, playroom and guest room. Hilary Farr hunts for a way to enhance the function and hidden space in the house, while David Visentin searches for the home of their dreams with room to spare.
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.
Busy parents with two young kids are struggling in their 1970s house with a choppy floor plan. She convinced him to buy the property because it's three doors down from his childhood home, but the nostalgia quickly wore off when he realized how much work needed to be done. While she's convinced it's their forever home, he's ready to sell and find a suburban new build with extra space.
A couple purchased their current home in haste despite it's flaws so they could be closer to work and school. Although they love the area, their 1990s house is dated and does not have all the space, function and style they would prefer. While Hilary is determined to deliver the luxuries they desire from their previous home, David looks to find them their dream home in the neighborhood they love.
After six years in their current home, Garrett and Katy disagree over whether it meets their requirements for style and function. Garrett loves its location in an area with rapidly increasing property values, but Katy has never liked the house and wants a better workspace for her home-based business. Designer Hilary Farr has a plan to solve some of the functional issues with the house and make it more Katy's style, while realtor David Visentin sets out to find the family a better home where they can start over.
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