Homeowners Andre and Sharman Reed are transforming their Denver cottage from 2,200 square feet to 5,200 square feet. However, the renovation schedule hits several roadblocks when Denver gets slammed with seven straight snowstorms.
Joe and Debbie Clarino are transforming their A-frame home in Buford, Georgia from 3,200 square feet to a 7,000 square foot lakeside mansion. They quickly go over budget due to roofing and framing overages, and now they are chipping in their own manual labor to help cut the costs.
Andres Tremols and Michael Reamy are doubling their 2,500 square foot ranch home in Arlington, Virginia by expanding straight up. Their six-month schedule proves overly optimistic when windows and glass doors - inspired by the design of nearby Dulles International Airport - show up two months behind schedule.
Bill and Liz Bold decided to renovate their 75-year-old cottage in Del Ray Beach, Florida to make more room for themselves and their four children. With a budget of $350,000 and a timeframe of six months, their renovation immediately runs into trouble when, in the midst of renovation, the home gets robbed not once, but twice.
Lauren and Stuart inherited Lauren's grandmother's estate on the banks of the St. Mary's River in Maryland. They plan to transform the 1,800 square foot home into a 3,400 square foot coastal paradise by adding a luxurious master suite, two bedrooms for future kids, a new kitchen and a back patio complete with incredible views and a gazebo. Right from the start, however, they feel the renovation stress when their bank loan is delayed and a visit from the health department might break their budget.
Mark and Suzette Emerson are transforming a tiny 860 square foot bungalow in Denver into a beautiful Craftsman-style home with more than 4000 square feet. They are adding a luxurious kitchen, a new master suite, a home theater and a gym. However, their original budget of $250,000 goes through the roof and their original timeframe of only five months gets derailed.
Michael and Mara loved their high-rise apartment in Chicago so much that they bought three neighboring units to create a 3,400 square feet condo for themselves. They plan to include a massage room, a home theater, a high-tech master bath and a large suite for their son Gordy. However, their high style soon creates a hefty budget and a five-mont hdelay in their timeline.
David and Cindi Edwards bought an 800 square-foot cottage in Boulder, Colorado and decided to more than triple its original footprint to have more more space for entertaining friends and family. With high-end taste, they decide to add an oak ceiling and an entire second floor addition for a master suite and library. Their hopeful budget and timeline is already stretched, when a family emergency requires that Cindi take over the entire project.
John and Christine Chuke bought a 1950's split-level home in Potomac, Maryland and are transforming it into a glam Tudor-style home double its original size. They are adding a two-story dining room, a new master bedroom and bathroom, and an entirely new third level for a playroom for their sons. They are close to staying within their four-month timeline, but the same cannot be said for their budget.
John and Alison Kunkel are transforming a 1930's waterfront home with amazing views of downtown Miami. They realized that their home was too small for their growing family, so they bought the house next door. Now John, a restaurant owner and general contractor for this million dollar remodel, is expanding that home to 5,700 square feet and planning to add a luxurious master suite, a restaurant grade kitchen and a new swimming pool and dock.
Mark and Sarah Schweitzer plan to take their '60s era tri-level home in Chicago and turn it into a an elegant, family-friendly home that's nearly double its original size. They plan to make additions such as an exercise room, a master suite, a new kitchen and a basement room for their teenagers to hang out in. They certainly hope that they can complete the project in six months since the entire family, including two dogs, will be living in the basement during the renovation.
Larry and Diane Samuelson are expanding a Colorado ski home from 3,500 square feet to 5,500 square feet. In the process, they're adding three master suites, a media room, a new kitchen and a large family room. But their original $700,000 budget grows to a million, and their seven-month timeline hits the year mark.
Don and Cara Bechter realized that their 1920's traditional Georgian home did not have enough room for their family of five. So, they decided to upgrade to a spacious 6,200 square feet with incredible additions including a new master retreat, kitchen, family room and an authentic Irish pub in the basement. However, the renovation goes far over schedule when the Bechter's hit a wall trying to match the home's original brick.
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