Kelvin and Charlene Wiebe just bought their first home, and it's the definition of a fixer-upper. In fact, the kitchen is so bad that they cannot move in until it's completely gutted and rebuilt. To make matters worse, the end of the month is only 4 days away and if they don't finish on time, they'll be stuck paying another month's rent at their old place on top of the new mortgage. As the renovation begins, the Wiebes battle setbacks ranging from mice nests to rotten sewage pipes leaking down their wall. As they near the end of the job, a granite countertop can't be cut in time and they end up missing their deadline.