Andrew and Helena just took the plunge and bought their first house. They knew when they bought the house that renovations were going to be necessary. However, they spent most of their savings when they bought the home. They have a large master bedroom that they want to take advantage of by using it to expand the master bathroom space. Under the direction of licensed contractor John DeSilvia, the couple expands the space and installs a new tub, shower, vanity, and heated floor. With a lot of hard work, they'll keep their budget at least 10 thousand bucks lighter. Equity Boost - $11,300
With a third child on the way, homeowners Devin and Susan just purchased a bank-owned foreclosure in order to be closer to family. They got a great deal on the house, but it came with a lot of work. They want to finish up the renovations quickly so they can finally move in. John DeSilvia comes in to show the couple how to get the job done without breaking the bank. They plan to create a larger master suite, demolish a wall to create a new entryway and install new bathroom fixtures, a walk-in shower, and heated tile floors. Will they be able to move in on time and stay under budget? Equity Boost - $12,795
Homeowners Paul and Roz Sova searched high and low to find a home they loved with enough acreage and barn space for their horses. When they saw their current property, it was love at first sight. The one drawback was the inside of the house needed some attention before they could move in - mainly the kitchen. They want to bump out the kitchen to give them enough room to do a complete redesign; putting in new cabinets, flooring, and appliances. They also want to open up the living space to create a larger feel. Can licensed contractor John DeSilvia help them move in with an extra 10,000 bucks in their pockets?
When homeowners Mike and Sarah Costello bought their home seven years ago, it had plenty of space for them. But three kids later, they find themselves running out of room. Host and licensed contractor John DeSilvia steps in to help them with a solid plan to convert the unfinished attic into a master bedroom, guest bedroom, and bath. From framing out walls to installing new fixtures, the Costellos have a lot of work on their hands. With a little help from Mike Sr., will they be able to finally create the much-needed space for their growing familly and stay under budget?
Homeowner Daniel wants to reclaim his front porch in order to expand the living room and kitchen for him and his fiancee. But he wants to get it done before the wedding and save 10,000 bucks. Licensed contractor John DeSilvia plans to make that happen by showing Daniel where he can save much-needed cash, including demo, window and door installation, and a kitchen renovation. Will Daniel and his fiancee start their wedded bliss with a finished house?
Diane and Rodney Weinstein have been living in their home for seven years and have finally had it with their dysfunctional, patchwork 1930s kitchen. It's too small, the appliances don't work, the refrigerator can't open all the way, and the cabinets are a mismatched assortment of hand-me-downs from other kitchen renovations. With licensed contractor John DeSilvia's help, Diane and Rodney want to demo the useless laundry chute for more space and install new cabinets, floors, windows, doors, and a backsplash. The question is - will they be able to do all of that without going way over budget? Total Savings: $18,870
Homeowners Brian and Christine Gormley have been living in their current house for close to a decade. Along the way they've tackled smaller DIY projects, but now they're ready to conquer the big one - the renovation of their kitchen. With Christine's parent's kitchen as inspiration, they'll carve out a half wall for a bar stool area, widen the rear wall to expand the great room entrance, install two new windows, and portion off a formal dining room. The Gormley family has a fixed budget to get the job done. Will licensed contractor John DeSilvia be able to help them achieve their goal and still keep $10,000 in the bank? Total Savings: $11,175
Jeff and Elizabeth Schell moved from the hustle and bustle and tiny apartment living of the city to their new house three years ago and didn't waste any time exercising their DIY skills with an outdoor renovation project. Now they're ready to push forward to the next level by building a home theater in the basement. John DeSilvia shows them how to cut the contractor's bid by framing out the walls and installing a hardwood ceiling, a radiant heat floor, and DIY sauna kit themselves. Will they be able to stay on budget by doing a lot of the work themselves and still get the theater of their dreams? Equity Boost - $16,300
Homeowner Tony Savvas has been working his way around his large beach home, knocking off project after project. Now he's come to the last project, a major kitchen renovation. He wants to update the space by putting in cabinets, appliances, a wetbar with built-ins, and crown molding. To block the fierce wind and the view of his neighbor's house, Tony also wants to close up a window. With John DeSilvia's help, Tony will tackle project after project, hoping to cut the contractor's bid and keep up to $10,000 for himself. Equity Boost - $12,525
Matthew Stern and Aisha Baqai bought a 4,000-square-foot space with endless potential. Their plan - to take one entire wing and renovate it into a two-bedroom, two-bath house for Matthew's brother and his fiancee. They've already done the demo and are now left with a gutted space. The challenge is to put everything back together. Host John DeSilvia will show them how to reach their goal while saving enough money to renovate the 2,200 square feet of remaining space they'll be keeping for themselves. Equity Boost - $12,710
Dwayne and Maxine Ziegler recently closed on their home. They love the space, but it hasn't been updated in 75 years, so needless to say, the house is a real fixer-upper opportunity! First up, they want to tackle the master bedroom and bath, creating a walk-in closet in the bedroom and replacing the tile, tub, and cabinets in the bathroom, then relocating the toilet. Having just spent money on the purchase of the house, they're looking to save as much as possible on the renovation. Will host John DeSilvia be able to help the Zieglers claim their bedroom and bath and still keep the spending down?
Homeowners Fabio and Mary Cologna have a second child on the way and want to update their tiny outdated kitchen before the baby arrives. So they decide to extend a wall in the space and replace the cabinets and floors. Fabio and his friends will have to demo the wall separating the kitchen from the dining room, hang cabinets, install tile and install a sliding door in the place of a large window. John is on hand to show them how to rack up big savings, but can this couple get it done before their new family addition arrives?
Homeowners Yazdi and Allyson Kapadia are tired of their small kitchen and are ready to expand. To increase the space, they plan to extend a wall, giving them an extra three feet in the room. Once the space has been increased, it's time for an update with new countertops, a backsplash, appliances, and replacing the vinyl floor with tile. If they can save money there, they want to add windows and doors to their three-season room. Yazdi was a pretty handy DIYer while living in London, but he's a little worried his skills might have left since moving to America. With licensed contractor John DeSilvia's help, the Kapadias hope to finally have the kitchen size that's right for them, but will they manage to keep the costs down? Equity Boost - $11,450