Dave Lehl and his girlfriend Abbra Sharp are tackling a kitchen renovation on their own while trying to do a professional job and saving as much money as possible. When they're done, professional and certified contractors will estimate what the finished renovation is worth. If Dave and Abbra are able to do it for less, they win the difference in cash. Host and professional contractor Sean Smith will be there to help and give the couple insider information to help them along the way. Will the homeowners take Sean's advice? Or will their stubbornness get them in trouble? Find out on Professional Grade.
Joe and Jennifer Bavender's basement "rec room" is more of a "wreck room" after their six children made this space their own for several years. Now their parents are gutting the basement and the kids are helping to build a new multi-purpose room in the space they destroyed. Professional contractor and host Sean Smith is there to help the Bavender family through this basement re-do. An expert panel of contractors assess the room before demo and they'll be back when the project is done to estimate how much the remodel cost. If they outsmart the contractors the family will win the difference.
Newlyweds Chris Wand and Tina Tringali plan to update their upstairs master bath into something new and spectacular. A panel of experts will inspect the space before and after the remodel and try to determine how much Chris and Tina spent on their renovation. Judging by Chris' professional looking upgrades to other parts of the house it's obvious he is a strong contender. If the contractors believe the project costs more than they spent, Chris and Tina will win the difference in cash.
Bill and Kristine Schaal have just five weeks to complete a master bedroom and bathroom renovation in their bat infested attic space. A team of contractor experts will assess the space before and after the upgrade and estimate what they believe the project cost. Sean Smith, professional contractor and host will be on hand to guide the Schaals in transforming their attic into a spectacular bedroom and bath space. All in the hope of fooling the experts into thinking they spent more than the renovation actually cost and winning the difference in cash.
Bert and Robby Stjernholm along with their son Sam, are working in a tight bathroom space that was built in the 1940s and comes with a lot of challenges. Sean Smith, host and professional contractor will be there to give the Stjernholms the answers they need when they run into trouble. A panel of experts will inspect the space before the upgrade, and when the project is finished they'll be back to estimate the cost of the renovation. If the homeowners spend less than what the contractor panel thinks the renovation is worth, the Stjernholms win the difference in cash.
Tim and Kathleen Hughes are attempting to remodel their kitchen and move their adjacent half bath. With a budget of $7,000 and three small children to look after, this project will be no easy task. Sean Smith, professional contractor and host will be there to guide the Hughes' through their renovation. An expert panel of contractors will estimate the cost of the job and if they believe the Hughes spent more than they actually did, they win the difference in cash.
Mother and daughter team, Linda and Lilah Koudelka are ready to trade their tired old kitchen for something better and believe they have the skills to take on the challenge. Host and professional contractor, Sean Smith is going to help this novice team get their project off the ground. A team of contractor experts will estimate what the think the project cost. If the Koudelkas spent less than the contractor panel's estimate, they win the difference in cash.
Dzifa Glymin and Katie Van Buren want to turn their unfinished basement into a prime entertainment space with a full wet bar and three-quarter bath. To complicate matters, they're expecting a new addition to their family and need to get the project done before the baby arrives. Host Sean Smith is a professional contractor on board to answer any questions they have and keep the couple on task. A panel of contractor experts inspect the basement before and after the renovation and assess what the finished project cost. If the couple spent less than the panel's estimate they win the difference in cash!
Jen Lysaught and Mikey Goldenberg are taking the kitchen in their old house down to bare bones and there could be a lot of surprises waiting behind their walls. With zero renovation experience, this couple will learn some hard lessons as they attempt to complete this difficult task on their own. Host Sean Smith is also a general contractor and will be there to coach them through the project. An expert panel of contractors will inspect the kitchen before and after the renovation and will assess what they believe the project cost. If Jen and Mikey spent less than the contractor panel's estimate, they win the difference in cash!
Julie Brown and Shannon Crist live in the country and are tackling a huge outdoor space with a built in pool. Sean Smith, host and general contractor will be on call to answer questions and give advice as they attempt to transform a big backyard into a modern outdoor living space. A panel of experts will assess the space before and after and estimate what the finished project cost. If Julie and Shannon spent less than the contractors estimate they win the difference in cash!
Michelle and Robert Portillo are a fun and energetic couple who are ready to redo their master bathroom. It's a small space, but sometimes the smaller the space, the bigger the challenge. Sean Smith, host and professional contractor, will be on board to answer any questions they have along the way. A panel of experts will inspect the space before the renovation and will assess the space after and give an estimate of what they believe the project cost. If the Portillos spent less than the panel thinks, they win the difference in cash!
Artist Veronica Wylie has a basement room she wants to turn into a craft room. The previous homeowners tried to create something out of the space but couldn't make it happen. If Veronica runs into trouble however, Sean Smith, host and professional contractor will be on hand to coach her through. A panel of experts will inspect the space before the renovation and then after in order to give an estimate as to how much they believe the project cost to complete. If Veronica outwits the panel and spends less than the contractors estimate, she wins the difference in cash!
Josh and Lisa Shusko want to turn a useless storage room into a modern guest bathroom in their 100 year old home, but they don't have a lot of renovation experience. Host Sean Smith, a professional contractor will be on hand to answer any questions they have along the way. A panel of experts will inspect the space before and after the renovation and will give an estimate as to what they think the project cost. If they outwit the experts into thinking the project cost more than what Lisa and Josh actually spent, they win the difference in cash!
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