An eager couple is well on their way to making their dream kitchen, but reality soon hits home. Fighting off sleep deprivation, unforeseen building issues and a looming deadline, the kitchen of their dreams soon becomes a living nightmare.
Newlyweds Alison and Carter Arnett's home sits in a picturesque neighborhood. However, step inside and their kitchen reveals a much different story. Working with a budget of only $3,500, Alison and Carter take DIY to the extreme. From sanding and staining their own cabinets, to cutting their own countertop, the couple tries to trim costs wherever they can. Unfortunately for the young newlyweds, with every dollar saved, there are a dozen tears shed.
Daniel and Danielle Lee have recently moved into a home in the country, which is an ideal location for all their animals. Unfortunately, the house itself is not in ideal shape for the Lees to live in. It needs a complete overhaul, and they decide to start with the kitchen. Their plan seems fail-proof until they hit their first roadblock, leaving them struggling to finish in time.
Jeff and Shauna Autenrieth recently purchased an idyllic 1950s Cape Cod style home in Worcester, Mass. The only problem is the home's beautiful exterior isn't necessarily reflected on the inside. They decide to give their outdated kitchen an overhaul, but the couple quickly finds themselves overwhelmed with old walls, cabinets and fixtures that refuse to go without a fight.
Eric Faulkner and his fiancee, Jennifer, have a beautiful home with a lot of land. Unfortunately, their living room space is lacking. They decide to take matters into their own hands and open up their small space. However, they soon discover the task isn't as easy as they think, leaving them with disaster on their hands.
Peter Means and Pascha Gerni are expanding their historic hundred year-old home to make room for their growing family. The couple enters their renovation with detailed plans and lofty deadlines, but Peter and Pascha soon struggle to stay on time and within historic guidelines. The difficult renovation culminates in a visit by city inspectors.
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