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.
Leanne and Steve Ford help transform a "Classic Craftsman" into a "Cool Craftsman" a couple can move into. While the Fords anticipated the usual historic home blockades and problems with structure, wood floors and windows, luck is on their side in the end when the design plan sings with color and light.
The Ford siblings take on Leanne's dream renovation: a storybook cottage guesthouse. Leanne wants to remodel the kitchen, upstairs bathroom and under-utilized attic using inspiration from the cottage's incredible bones. However, she's forced to rethink her plans when one of the homeowners' salvaged antiques won't fit in her design.
After many failed attempts at fixing up the 1920s Tudor he grew up in, a couple brings in Leanne and Steve Ford to finish the job. Leanne wants to stay true to the era of the home by keeping the fantastic bones, beautiful woodwork and windows. However, she must quickly come up with a new plan when Steve discovers water damage to the kitchen floors.
The Ford siblings take on their toughest client yet: Steve Ford himself. He and Leanne repair and transform a run-down warehouse into a chic bachelor pad complete with industrial and vintage touches. The real test, though, will be if Steve and Leanne's mom and older sister approve.
Fun-loving and chic homeowners call on Steve and Leanne Ford to give their Colonial's main floor a contemporary makeover. Leanne wants to keep the home's European touches while adding modern flair using wallpaper, an art installation and new paint.
Leanne and Steve Ford are hired to convert a fun-loving and quirky art collector's cramped quarters into a fun setting for art and collectibles. The Fords install intricate wood flooring throughout, install a new back door and bring the painfully outdated galley kitchen into the modern century all while showing off the Victorian home's beautiful bones.
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.
Leanne and Steve Ford take on a couple's newly purchased, claustrophobic home with zero flow between the rooms. Leanne takes down walls and rearranges doors to give the house a vintage, woodsy feel with modern lighting and a stunning kitchen.
The Ford siblings go back to their roots when they tackle a couple's newly purchased, 1930s farmhouse. Leanne highlights the home's existing beauty while bringing out more of its character with modern-bohemian touches for the young family.
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