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Designer and renovator Kim Wolfe comes to the rescue of homeowners feeling major buyer's remorse. This former Survivor winner and mom of three uses her expert skills to reinvent lifeless spaces and make homeowners finally fall in love with their home.

Kim Wolfe

She's a designer and co-host of Why the Heck Did I Buy This House? All About Kim

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Season 1, Episode 3

Crowded House

A family fell for the allure of a home that looked straight out of a 1950s TV show, but it's dysfunctional layout has them all living on top of each other. Kim Wolfe plans a redesign to alleviate their stress while preserving the house's nostalgic feel.

Wednesday
Apr 10
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 1

Steps Away From a Dream House

It was love at first sight for homeowners and their copper-topped ranch, but they've had it with their multilevel, obstacle-course interior. Now, Kim and her team look to level up this dysfunctional house into a home they can love from top to bottom.

Wednesday
Apr 10
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 7

A House for the Generations

Spanning four generations, a mother and her two sons love their 110-year-old San Antonio home, but it's in desperate need of a renovation. Kim and her team are tasked with bringing this legacy house into the 21st century while honoring its historic past.

Wednesday
Apr 10
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 4

Hidden Compound

A couple was intrigued by the hidden compound in their home's backyard, but its asbestos floors and unsafe electrical are too dangerous for their children. Kim pieces their outdoor space back together so that this family can have a safe place to thrive.

Monday
Apr 29
6am | 5c
Season 2, Episode 6

Catfish House

A couple thought they had found a newly renovated home perfect for their family, but the perks were concealing hidden dangers behind its walls. Now, Kim and her team work overtime to confront its secrets and create a home fit and safe for their family.

Monday
Apr 29
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 4

Midcentury Lake House

Homeowners fell in love with the quirky details of their midcentury house, but the novelties are wearing off and proving to be dysfunctional. Kim and her team take on their biggest project yet as they turn this nostalgic retreat into a lakeside stunner.

Monday
Apr 29
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 2

Desert Luxe

A couple closed on their 1950s midcentury ranch sight unseen, but it quickly turned into a nightmare of leaking pipes and dysfunctional rooms. Now, Kim and her team take this disaster of a house and turn it into their dream desert oasis.

Monday
Apr 29
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 5

Gutted Garage to Party Barn

A family's huge garage with endless possibilities is now just a hot box full of hazards, and their home has even bigger problems. Kim Wolfe makes this busy house fully functional with a garage party space, updated kitchen and bathroom for pool guests.

Sunday
Jun 30
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 7

Clash of the Decades

A couple fell in love with the nostalgic feel of their home, but the style mash-up and lack of modern conveniences are causing major buyer's remorse. Kim works to bring this clash of the decades into the 21st century while saving its quirky charm.

Sunday
Jun 30
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 1

Dream Yard, Nightmare Home

A couple's dream backyard came with a nightmare of a house attached, and it's ruining their family life. Kim Wolfe reimagines their chaotic and cramped quarters into a home where a happy family can grow, just like the urban orchard they fell in love with.

Sunday
Jun 30
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 3

Historic Hideaway

A New York couple impulsively purchased a historic home nearly 2,000 miles away, but the place is far from move-in ready. Now, Kim and her team are called on to transform this Victorian relic into a show-stopping revival masterpiece.

Sunday
Jun 30
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 7

A House for the Generations

Spanning four generations, a mother and her two sons love their 110-year-old San Antonio home, but it's in desperate need of a renovation. Kim and her team are tasked with bringing this legacy house into the 21st century while honoring its historic past.

Sunday
Jun 30
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 6

Catfish House

A couple thought they had found a newly renovated home perfect for their family, but the perks were concealing hidden dangers behind its walls. Now, Kim and her team work overtime to confront its secrets and create a home fit and safe for their family.

Sunday
Jun 30
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 2

A House Divided

After years of working around each other to accomplish basic tasks, a couple is desperate to find more room in their small starter home. With limited space and a tight budget, Kim Wolfe steps in to rework their dream home before they get squeezed out.

Tuesday
Jul 30
6am | 5c
Season 1, Episode 1

Dream Yard, Nightmare Home

A couple's dream backyard came with a nightmare of a house attached, and it's ruining their family life. Kim Wolfe reimagines their chaotic and cramped quarters into a home where a happy family can grow, just like the urban orchard they fell in love with.

Tuesday
Jul 30
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 3

Crowded House

A family fell for the allure of a home that looked straight out of a 1950s TV show, but it's dysfunctional layout has them all living on top of each other. Kim Wolfe plans a redesign to alleviate their stress while preserving the house's nostalgic feel.

Tuesday
Jul 30
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 4

Midcentury Lake House

Homeowners fell in love with the quirky details of their midcentury house, but the novelties are wearing off and proving to be dysfunctional. Kim and her team take on their biggest project yet as they turn this nostalgic retreat into a lakeside stunner.

Tuesday
Jul 30
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 8

Relaxed Rancher

A couple fell in love with the exterior of their new home, but unfortunately, that love stopped at the front door. With a dysfunction that's too much to bear, Kim and her team face the challenge of turning their confused home into a relaxing rancher.

Tuesday
Jul 30
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 6

Kids and Chaos

A family loves that they get to live next door to Grandpa, but their own home has been completely taken over by their kids' clutter. Kim arrives to help them carve out some personal space and make the house work before they decide to give it up for good.

Wednesday
Aug 21
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 3

Historic Hideaway

A New York couple impulsively purchased a historic home nearly 2,000 miles away, but the place is far from move-in ready. Now, Kim and her team are called on to transform this Victorian relic into a show-stopping revival masterpiece.

Wednesday
Aug 21
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 2

Desert Luxe

A couple closed on their 1950s midcentury ranch sight unseen, but it quickly turned into a nightmare of leaking pipes and dysfunctional rooms. Now, Kim and her team take this disaster of a house and turn it into their dream desert oasis.

Wednesday
Aug 21
12pm | 11c

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