About The Show

Designer Sarah Richardson undertakes her most ambitious project yet, building an off-the-grid family dream home with her husband Alex and their two young daughters. Throughout the year-long project, Sarah juggles her roles as a mother, business owner and general contractor, while collaborators Tommy Smythe, Mike Holmes and Mike Holmes Jr. provide the family with key design and construction expertise.

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Sarah Richardson

Known for sharing her practical and inspiring approach to interior design with viewers, Sarah's TV career started as a prop stylist and set decorator.
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Season 1, Episode 1

Divorce Dust

Designer Sarah Richardson undertakes her most ambitious project yet, building an off-the-grid family dream home with her husband Alex. Contractor Mike Holmes warns them a project like this is full of potential "Divorce Dust," but Sarah and Alex work together to stay on time and on budget to complete their third-floor Belvedere hideaway.

Friday
Jun 1
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 2

Solar Date

Sarah Richardson and her husband Alex work to find a solar energy system for their off-the-grid family home that fits both their power needs and their budget. They enlist Mike Holmes Jr. to help complete the media room, while Sarah finishes the guest room and bunk room.

Friday
Jun 1
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Designer Daughters

Managing the logistics of their dream home build challenges Sarah Richardson and her husband, Alex, as the construction continues into the fall. She encourages their daughters Robin and Fiona to make their own design decisions in their bedrooms -- with some help from Mom.

Friday
Jun 8
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 4

Principled Design

Between labor delays and major changes to the floor plan of the master suite, Sarah Richardson confronts the cold reality that she and her family won't be moving into their dream home by Christmas. With a new, extended timeline, Sarah and her husband, Alex, work hard to complete the den, master bedroom and bathroom.

Friday
Jun 8
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Down to the Details

After fighting delays that push Sarah Richardson's move-in date beyond Christmas, she and her husband, Alex, hope the remaining work will go smoothly. But one mistake after another has her feeling frustrated. The hard work pays off, however, when every detail in the finished spaces, including the sunroom and living room, reflects Sarah's design aesthetic to a T.

Friday
Jun 15
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 6

Off the Grid!

As spring nears, Sarah, Alex and Tommy have not only the kitchen and dining room to complete, but the installation of the solar panels on the brand new barn. Between surprise spring snow storms, manufacturer's mix-ups and unrelenting rain, it's one challenge after another. After completing a kitchen worthy of being called Sarah's Command Center, the solar panels go up and the house is fully off the grid by the time Mike Holmes arrives to inspect and admire the final result.

Friday
Jun 15
10:30am | 9:30c

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