About the show

Stephen and Florence Gabriel’s family is growing. With a two and a four year old, they have outgrown their townhouse and have found their dream home, but it will require a complete renovation, including adding a second story to accommodate their needs. Florence has her eyes set on making this renovation the best it can be on a shoestring budget. On the other hand, Stephen wants everything without being all that money conscious. With Stephen and Florence's ideas differing, and two active kids ruling the roost, it may be more than they bargained for in DIY Network's Family Under Construction.

Episodes

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Episode 6

Plumbing Problems

The Campanellas rush to finish their bathrooms but the finish plumbing causes major confusion. The plumbers installed the wrong valves and two bathrooms have to get ripped out. Linda and Phil blame each other for dropping the ball, as the pressure of living under construction pushes them past the breaking point.

Thursday
Mar 19

11am | 10c

Episode 7

Cops and Robbers

Phil and Linda can't find common ground in the design for their new yard. Phil wants a lawn but Linda hates grass and insists on a giant patio. But then they're hit by a burglary and work grinds to a halt. Phil and Linda are forced to work together to fight off a financial meltdown and get the project back on track.

Thursday
Mar 19

11:30am | 10:30c

Episode 8

Backyard Disaster

The Campanellas are on the home stretch, but they're overwhelmed by all the work that's left to do. In the backyard, their contractor crashes an earthmover, threatening to crush a brand new drainpipe. Linda's pet parrot moves in and Phil loses his cool over building the bird a new home.

Thursday
Mar 19

12pm | 11c

Episode 9

Yard Transformed

The Campanellas still have final details to finish inside house, but the yard is in desperate need of a complete makeover. In between shopping trips and last-minute DIY jobs, they call in family and friends to help jumpstart the yard work. After truckloads of plants, a cement crew and a ton of hard work, their mud-pit of a dirt lot is transformed into a garden oasis the whole family can enjoy.

Thursday
Mar 19

12:30pm | 11:30c

Episode 10

Moving In and Moving On

After 7 years, 2 kids, and 1 tragic fire, the Campanella family has finally finished their house. They are no longer a Family Under Construction - now they're settling for good into a showcase home with more comfort and style than they ever dreamed of. But before they can sit back and relax, they have to tackle moving their stuff from storage, and making sense of the chaos.

Thursday
Mar 19

1pm | 12c

Episode 1

House Under Water

Stephen and Florence Gabriel have been married for 8 years but have been getting into each others' way for at least the last two ? no longer does their cramped townhouse function for their family of four. With two boys under the age of three, they need a whole lot more space and now money for that matter. After searching high and low for their dream home, they've come to the realization that in order to get what they want, they will have to buy a dump, completely gut it and add a second floor. In true Gabriel fashion, neither of them can get on the same page, which is already costing them time and money. Then a $15,000 scare threatens to put major cracks in their budget and renovation plans!

Friday
Mar 27

9am | 8c

Episode 2

Stephen Does it Again

It's time to raise the roof on the Gabriel's 1970s home reno project. They're now two weeks in, behind schedule and already over budget ? not off to a great start.  To add insult to injury, no one seems to be agreeing on the design layout, which is causing stress and tension between Florence, Stephen and their contractor. It's also costing them time, and time is money! Steve tries to take matters into his own hands but ends up threatening the integrity of their house. Add in a severe windstorm and their hopes of finishing their 'forever home' on time and within budget are blown away.

Friday
Mar 27

9:30am | 8:30c

Episode 3

Bathroom Bickering

With construction moving into high gear, Stephen and Florence slow things down to go over their bulging budget and uncontrollable schedule. They soon realize that they need to do more construction work themselves in addition to doing something they never thought they'd have to do. After sorting that out, Stephen and Florence hit the design stores for some shopping and get down to business with a couple DIY projects. Just when they think they've got things under control, Steve gets a call from the contractor with news that grinds everything to a halt.

Friday
Mar 27

10am | 9c

Episode 4

Onwards and Upwards

The Gabriel's dream of ditching their rental is slowly coming true. It's time to tackle their second floor so that they can move in to their new home once and for all. To help make it a reality, they must finish off the boys' bedroom, boy's bathroom, create a 'His and (mostly) Hers' den and install the hardwood floors. The only problem? Florence has very little confidence left in Stephen's handyman skills but must let him take charge so they can continue saving money. With Florence micromanaging Stephen's DIY project and Stephen having to make a variety of design compromises, this couple puts their playful relationship to the test.

Friday
Mar 27

10:30am | 9:30c

Episode 5

Main Floor Mission

Stephen and Florence quickly realize that living through a home reno with two young boys is not as easy as they thought; even with a finished second floor. Together, they decide to shift their focus from finishing their master bedroom to completing the kitchen and main floor. With this home reno far from being done, it's imperative they stay within their tight budget of $35,000 and even tighter schedule ? not something this couple knows how to do very well. Florence decides to invite their friends over to help take the pressure off. BUT, when Stephen and Florence decide to throw a 'Thank You' party in their new kitchen, Florence runs into a problem that could leave her guests hungry for the night.

Friday
Mar 27

11am | 10c

Episode 6

Master Bed Madness

Florence and Stephen have been through a lot during this reno which makes the master bedroom the perfect project to complete next. It's time for them to focus on each other and create a little private getaway from the rest of the house. The only trick is they have $10,000 for the whole space and, as per usual, Stephen is already making expensive decisions on his own ? a recipe for more relationship rows. Add design disagreements and a delivery error into the mix and you've got a very unhappy couple. Florence loses her patience and decides to take a back seat approach, which leaves Stephen to finish off their master bedroom.

Friday
Mar 27

11:30am | 10:30c

Episode 7

Basement Battles

The Gabriel's are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel but they can't slow down just yet. There are still two major reno projects yet to be completed and are $40,000 over budget. Stephen and Florence have an emergency re-group to realistically figure out what they can accomplish with their unfinished basement. Florence would like a kids play area and an in-law suite while Stephen would like an open concept man cave. To help save some money, Stephen again agrees to get his hands dirty, which leaves him in charge of the basement layout plans. What could go wrong!? When Stephen has to go away on business, Florence is more than happy to take over. Little does Stephen know, Florence has a surprise for him up her sleeve.

Friday
Mar 27

12pm | 11c

Episode 8

Front Yard Finish Line

Stephen and Florence are out of money and out of patience but still have their front yard to finish. It's time for them to get creative with their curb appeal and keep their fingers crossed for a smooth sailing project. However, nothing ever seems to go as planned for the Gabriel's. With their total home reno now costing a quarter million dollars, construction dilemmas and delays simply cannot happen anymore if they are to finish with some dignity. BUT with their front lawn destroyed from construction, a brand new, wonky garage door and their second floor balcony integrity being threatened? their house just might end up being the ugly, unfinished house on the block.

Friday
Mar 27

12:30pm | 11:30c

Episode 1

Kids' Rooms Kickoff

The Wolensky family kicks off the renovation of their Hawaii home, beginning with the upstairs bedrooms for the kids. But it's construction by trial and error, and while Alan learns renovation the hard way, the rest of the family gets their first taste of living in a construction zone.

Friday
May 22

12pm | 11c

Episode 2

Problematic Bathroom

How hard can it be to renovate a bathroom? The Wolensky family is about to find out when they take on their upstairs bathroom. Demolition comes quickly, but when hidden problems are exposed, Alan and the family may have bitten off more than they can chew.

Friday
May 22

12:30pm | 11:30c

Episode 3

Office Turns Master

Since the renovation began, parents Alan and Jenny have had to give up their bedroom - and with tensions running high, it's time for them to get to work on their master suite. Turning Alan's office in to a bedroom is a challenge, but when they endeavor to add a shower to a tiny half bath, the job becomes impossible to handle on their own.

Friday
May 22

1pm | 12c

Episode 4

Creative Kitchen

Living through a renovation has been challenging for the Wolenskies, but the challenge only gets harder when the construction takes over the kitchen. With their budget running low, electrical problems looming, and the family yearning for a home cooked meal, Alan and Jenny have to get creative to complete this crucial stage of their renovation.

Friday
May 22

1:30pm | 12:30c

Episode 5

Living Room Reno

After months living in their Hawaii home under construction, things are finally looking up for the Wolenskys - it's time to renovate their living room, which should be an easy task. But small delays snowball into big problems as the family inches towards completing their renovation.

Friday
May 22

2pm | 1c

Episode 6

Outdoor Spaces and Punch List

After months of renovating their Hawaii home, the end is in sight for the Wolensky family. But their final task may be their biggest challenge, when they attempt to turn their garbage dump of a yard into an island oasis.

Friday
May 22

2:30pm | 1:30c

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