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Leanne and Steve's Dreamy Lounge Spaces

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The Backstory

How Leanne and Steve Got Their Start in Home Restoration

It's all thanks to a few strategically placed holes in the walls of Leanne's vintage schoolhouse.

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An Ode to Pittsburgh Architecture

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About the Show

Leanne and Steve Ford renovate older homes in rural Pennsylvania that are a bit out of the ordinary and unconventional. As the designer and "house whisperer," Leanne is the brains behind each project while Steve uses his "MacGyver-like" carpentry skills to bring her crazy, over the top ideas to life.

About the Hosts

Leanne Ford

Leanne, an interior designer, first gained national attention when she restored and designed a turn-of-the-century schoolhouse in her hometown. Today, Leanne’s designs can be found in homes across the country and reflect what she describes as her signature “modern yet lived-in” aesthetic.

Steve Ford

Steve is a licensed contractor who tackles unconventional construction challenges that bring his sister’s unique vision to life. His portfolio includes store and restaurant design, displays and set design for national retail brands, residential renovations, as well as the restoration of a corporate headquarters.
Season 1, Episode 9

A Childhood Home Transformed

Steve and Leanne are tasked with renovating a client's childhood home. They must find a balance between keeping the home's original character while giving it a modern update for the next generation.

Friday
Jul 20
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 7

Building Character

A young couple needs a larger space for them and their two kids, so Steve and Leanne decide to reconfigure the floor plan to transform their small house into a home with plenty of elbowroom. But with a new bathroom, master bedroom and kitchen, will Steve and Leanne find the space in the budget to fit in all their ideas?

Friday
Jul 20
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

The Oasis, Part Two

Steve and Leanne Ford are back at the Collins' midcentury home for the final phase of renovation. With a tight budget of $30,000, the Fords must find a way to fit all of their design ideas into the Collins' bedrooms and bathrooms, along with their out-of-date indoor pool. Along the way, they get inspiration after a trip to the historic Fallingwater house by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Friday
Jul 20
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 2

Midcentury Mess Gets Modern Makeover

In Pittsburgh, PA, siblings Leanne and Steve Ford target a dark, midcentury home that has been empty for over a decade. They transform this funky house into a sleek oasis with mold remediation, plenty of demo and a bridge build.

Friday
Jul 20
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 8

A Home For A Future Designer

Steve and Leanne transform an outdated and cluttered home into a modern farmhouse for an aspiring designer. They are hopeful their restoration will be kid friendly even without their future interns ideas being put in place.

Friday
Aug 17
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

First Floor Blowout

The Fords are tasked with updating the first floor of a regal Victorian house built in 1885. The owners of this elegant home are both young and traditional in their style, so Leanne looks to create an entertaining floor that's a perfect balance of new and old. A custom bar is then made from salvaged cabinets, and a layer of bold wallpaper with a romantic feel is installed. The end result is a blend of classic and contemporary, making for a one-of-a-kind home.

Friday
Aug 17
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 6

House With a Circle Ceiling

Steve and Leanne are called on the restore a midcentury modern Pittsburgh home for a pair of music lovers. They use clever open space concepts and custom furniture pieces to create a new and invigorating space perfect for entertaining guests.

Friday
Aug 17
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Building Character

A young couple needs a larger space for them and their two kids, so Steve and Leanne decide to reconfigure the floor plan to transform their small house into a home with plenty of elbowroom. But with a new bathroom, master bedroom and kitchen, will Steve and Leanne find the space in the budget to fit in all their ideas?

Friday
Sep 28
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 3

Victorian Gets Some Street Style

Steve and Leanne Ford are asked to tackle the first floor of an old Victorian row house that is drowning in wallpaper. Their first order of business is to brighten and lighten the whole space, then overhaul the dungeon of a kitchen to let the light shine in and reveal a simple, elegant design.

Friday
Sep 28
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 9

A Childhood Home Transformed

Steve and Leanne are tasked with renovating a client's childhood home. They must find a balance between keeping the home's original character while giving it a modern update for the next generation.

Friday
Sep 28
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 2

Midcentury Mess Gets Modern Makeover

In Pittsburgh, PA, siblings Leanne and Steve Ford target a dark, midcentury home that has been empty for over a decade. They transform this funky house into a sleek oasis with mold remediation, plenty of demo and a bridge build.

Friday
Sep 28
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

First Floor Blowout

The Fords are tasked with updating the first floor of a regal Victorian house built in 1885. The owners of this elegant home are both young and traditional in their style, so Leanne looks to create an entertaining floor that's a perfect balance of new and old. A custom bar is then made from salvaged cabinets, and a layer of bold wallpaper with a romantic feel is installed. The end result is a blend of classic and contemporary, making for a one-of-a-kind home.

Friday
Sep 28
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 5

The Oasis, Part Two

Steve and Leanne Ford are back at the Collins' midcentury home for the final phase of renovation. With a tight budget of $30,000, the Fords must find a way to fit all of their design ideas into the Collins' bedrooms and bathrooms, along with their out-of-date indoor pool. Along the way, they get inspiration after a trip to the historic Fallingwater house by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Friday
Sep 28
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

House With a Circle Ceiling

Steve and Leanne are called on the restore a midcentury modern Pittsburgh home for a pair of music lovers. They use clever open space concepts and custom furniture pieces to create a new and invigorating space perfect for entertaining guests.

Thursday
Jan 17
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 3

Victorian Gets Some Street Style

Steve and Leanne Ford are asked to tackle the first floor of an old Victorian row house that is drowning in wallpaper. Their first order of business is to brighten and lighten the whole space, then overhaul the dungeon of a kitchen to let the light shine in and reveal a simple, elegant design.

Thursday
Jan 17
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 9

A Childhood Home Transformed

Steve and Leanne are tasked with renovating a client's childhood home. They must find a balance between keeping the home's original character while giving it a modern update for the next generation.

Thursday
Jan 17
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 2

Midcentury Mess Gets Modern Makeover

In Pittsburgh, PA, siblings Leanne and Steve Ford target a dark, midcentury home that has been empty for over a decade. They transform this funky house into a sleek oasis with mold remediation, plenty of demo and a bridge build.

Thursday
Jan 17
11:30am | 10:30c

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