Vincent Schilling shares a small home in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with his wife, Delores, and their always stylishly dressed miniature Chihuahua, Sophia. Delores is out of town for a few days, so Vincent has concocted a plan to renovate their unsightly kitchen as surprise for her when she returns. He's solicited the help of his mother-in-law, Sharon, for his culinary facelift. Working with a budget of $8000, Vincent and Sharon plan to gut the kitchen entirely and start from scratch. The only problem is, neither Vince nor Sharon have one iota of experience with home renovations. Thanks to some pesky plumbing, uncooperative tools, and lots of heavy lifting, Vince and Sharon are constantly under the gun to finish before Delores arrives home. To make matters worse, minutes before Delores is due to walk through the door, the duo suffers a setback that leaves Vincent fearing that, if he doesn't finish the project before she walks in, he'll be spending the rest of his life in Sophia's tiny little dog house.