Michael and Courtney Louwers just bought the perfect house. It's in a neighborhood they love and it's right across the street from their kids' school. Everything's perfect about their new place - except the kitchen. The kitchen is nasty and outdated. They want to renovate it to make their new house truly feel like a home. While Michael and Courtney have done several renovations in their home, they've never done anything this large! Plus, the couple must balance being parents while doing the renovation. After power outages, plumbing leaks and tricky projects, Michael and Courtney start to wonder if they are in over their heads!
Matt Yunker and his girlfriend, Anna Wakulchik, love the old charm of their 1897 home, but hate the dysfunctional kitchen. The cabinetry is limited and there are very few functioning drawers. They want to be able to entertain in this space, but must make some drastic changes before they can invite anyone over. Matt has attempted DIY projects in the past, but he knows to expect the unexpected when it comes to this historic house. With a new puppy at home, they face even more setbacks that they did not plan for. Will the issues of an old home and a needy puppy distract them...or will they be able to change this prehistoric kitchen from old and outdated to modern and new?
Josh and Jenn Jurcak want to do something nice for his mother by renovating her outdated kitchen. They've been helping her remodel the rest of the house but the kitchen is their biggest project yet. While Josh has some DIY experience, Jenn is learning as they go! Jenn's lack of knowledge creates a few headaches along the way. And with setback after setback, these two start to wonder why they ever agreed to help!
Jordan Schiding and his fiance Stephanie just bought their first home together. It's a fixer upper so they've been working on renovating it before their wedding. And the next big project on their list is the nasty, outdated basement - it's the last step to make their new house feel like a home! But renovation turns out to be a lot harder than they anticipated! Between doors that don't fit, a tricky fireplace and communication problems, Jordan and Stephanie start to wonder if it will take more than just love to finish this renovation.
Charles and Jocelyn Threatt just bought the home of their dreams ? there's only one problem: the backyard. They want turn their awful, nasty backyard into an outdoor amphitheater for entertaining. Charles and Jocelyn have lots of big ideas on how to improve their yard but they quickly realize that their ideas might be too big. Between struggles with power tools, lots of mud and bad weather, these two start to wonder if they'll ever get this project done.
Jamie and Karen Jenkins recently purchased a boathouse for their family to enjoy. The only problem is?their boathouse is old, outdated, and needs a lot of work before they can actually 'enjoy' it. So, they set out to renovate their boathouse together and even though they start off strong, Jamie & Karen quickly learn that unforeseen challenges and disgusting surprises lurk everywhere within their boathouse walls.
Dan and Laura Weinand are tired of their hot, bug-infested, open patio, so they've decided to turn it into a screened-in porch. They team up and start working with no trouble, but once they get into the thick of their renovation, they start to realize that renovation isn't always fun and games.
Bryant Switzky and his wife, Karissa, want to open up their tiny, outdated kitchen, so they decide to renovate it together. Even though Karissa is pregnant, they are both determined to keep going...but soon find that there are some things they just can't overcome.
Millard and Joanna Storms just bought a new house and they are renovating the whole thing. But in order to move in, they must first finish their kitchen. Millard and Joanna have high hopes, but tensions quickly flare when they realize that renovation is much harder than they expected. Between cabinet struggles and difficult installations, this couple learns that sometimes renovations can drive you crazy!
Courtney and Jeremy Zelwin have a split level basement that they'd like to open up and finish out in order to give their kids more space to play. They've worked on other projects in their house together before, so they're excited to get started on this large task...but from the beginning, electrical issues and communication problems cause tensions to rise. And while they want to get this done for their kids, the couple quickly learns that children and renovations do not mix well!
Dan and Amanda Meyer want to turn their outdated, cramped kitchen into an open, modern space. So, they set out to renovate their kitchen, starting with demolition. They have high hopes, but quickly run into trouble with everything from cabinet demo to plumbing, leading them to realize that renovation isn't just hard?it can be downright disgusting!