Leanne and Steve Ford help a high school classmate make his 1900s Victorian home family-friendly, yet traditional. Leanne's plan is to knock down three walls and create an open floor plan with a gorgeous eat-in kitchen as well as a sunken family room that opens onto a custom deck. However, an exterior brick wall, ravaged hardwood floors and the ugliest kitchen the Fords have ever tackled may just stop them in their tracks.
Steve and Leanne Ford tackle the first floor of a Victorian home built by a ship's captain in the late 1800s. Beautiful woodwork and quaint fireplaces inspire the homeowners' design choices but they're in need of a little balance from all the Victorian frill. The Fords freshen up the front rooms then completely redo the kitchen in a style that's worthy of a captain, yet fit for a modern family.
Homeowners open up a can of worms when they ask the Fords to create a beautiful kitchen in their 1880s Victorian home. After knocking down the walls, Leanne and Steve must work through antiquated wiring, dangerous ceiling supports and sloping floors before they can even begin thinking about all the pretty parts.
A newly engaged couple that bought a midcentury modern home to start their lives together needs Leanne and Steve Ford to make it modern-day cool. The worst offender is the zig-zag kitchen that's never been stylish, but Leanne's design solution is pure magic.
When Steve's good friends ask for help with their 1970s contemporary home, the Fords come to the rescue. Leanne draws inspiration from a reclaimed wood mantle and brings their dream of a ski lodge in Pittsburgh to life. However, the siblings will have to survive a few compromises to give the couple everything they want.
Two glass artists call on Leanne and Steve Ford to give their traditional, 1900s home a contemporary makeover. Leanne is inspired by their glasswork and takes on the challenge with gusto, but the floors and old stairway threaten to derail the project.
A couple that purchased a Spanish villa-style home hires Leanne and Steve Ford to make it feel like a vacation. Leanne exploits the space's Mediterranean bones and the pair transforms the cramped living areas into light, bright and open spaces. Then, Leanne turns the sweeping staircase into a visual art piece.
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