Linda and her husband, John, are having trouble with their master bedroom, which has become sort of a storage room, and a family hang-out for them, their two daughters, and their dog. The room is crowded with chairs, family photos, and John's giant TV. Things have to change.
Levi is having trouble with his one-bedroom loft, which he would like to both live in AND run his photography business from. The room is crowded with a huge L-shaped couch and a huge bed, with no room left over for business. Things must change.
John would love to entertain in his living room, but it is currently filled with a heating stove, a huge plush couch and a huge wooden coffee table, with no room for guests. Things must change.
Kitty lives in a beautiful old Spanish-Style house, but has no idea how to get the most out of the old architecture in her living room. She has a large picture window with an arched top, and doesn't know how to find a window dressing in that shape. And while she has a gorgeous old fireplace with Mexican tiles, that doesn't go with the overall beige color of the room. Things have to change.
The Alpha Phi sorority house at Cal State Northridge only houses six students, but all 115 girls use the house. Antonio meets Kathi and Yukiko, the President and Vice President of the Northridge Chapter, and they take him through their current house. The greatroom has two main areas, one they use for meetings and homework, and another that is more of a lounge and TV room, but both are in bad shape. The room is just beige and boring, one side has old carpet, and couches are everywhere, some blocking doors. This place needs help.
Antonio and his team face a big challenge: turning a design challenged storage room into a master bedroom. In the end, what once was a tacky wood paneled room with musty carpet and an odd shape becomes a fantastic new space with a cool backlit feature wall, driftwood sculpture, brand new wood floors, and an unusual cork wallpaper.
Wendy is a young college professor who researches indie-rock, and she has just moved into a new house. But her living room is a big problem. A sunken space with wood floors, and an opening in the wall to the kitchen, it has a lot of potential, but it needs help.
Heather and Kevin got the deal of a lifetime, buying their dream home. But they bought it ''as is'' and have been spending all their time just making it livable, they are out of ideas for the huge two-story glass-walled living room that seems to radiate the hot California sun.
Lara and Russell have a living room they can't stand. It has a floor to ceiling carpeted kitty condo, a huge rock fireplace, and a bunch of overstuffed furniture. They need Antonio and his team to give them a cozy living room they can't wait to get home to.
Elizabeth and Greg have been in their house for two years, but never had time to redo the bedroom. It is small, has a stained rug, but the worst feature is the heavy stucco walls. It's a big project but they're out of ideas.
Craig and Angel have a small crowded bedroom, most of which is taken up by their large bed that their small children sometimes join them in. It's time for a new bedroom the adults can claim for themselves.
Phil and Leona moved into their downtown loft months ago but have yet to build a kitchen.
Willow and Luci have an outdated and under-utilized family room. They often entertain large groups and need a better space.
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