First time home renovators Ross and Jeni bring their unique parenting style to their kitchen renovation. Their goal with the renovation is to create kid-friendly kitchen where their children can actually take part in cooking and meal preparation. But things get hairy when their three cranky kids and the construction crew cross paths.
Erich and Jessica have always dreamt of opening a dance and music studio in their home. Vocal coach Erich longs for state-of-the-art soundproof rooms, while dance instructor Jessica is eager to teach classes in a space complete with mirrors and a barre. Unfortunately, the two get a sour dose of reality when their big dreams are cut down to size by their budget.
Jason and Jill are expecting their first child. But before the baby comes, they want to complete their first renovation. They plan to transform their dated and closed off kitchen into a modern and open space. The house is old and their budget is tight, so they are hoping to avoid costly surprises along the way. When problems pop up from the get go, Jason and Jill wonder just how much money it's going to cost them to get their dream kitchen.
Kelly and Kevin are embarrassed by their tiny bathroom's blue tile and dated look. But soon after demolition begins the contracting team runs into big problems when they discover mold behind the walls. Will their first renovation be derailed?
Ronald just bought a house to live in with his two kids. The only problem is, this 'new house' is not so new, so there could be unexpected problems. With a small budget, and his mother's help, he embarks on his first renovation hoping to avoid big surprises as he turns this '70s ranch into a more modern home.
Mina Desimini is in dire need of a bathroom upgrade, and now that her son has flown the coop, she has ran out of excuses to postpone the project any longer. With her sister Connie providing that last motivational push, Mina is hoping to create a European-style sanctuary out of her small outdated space. Tensions rise when the construction crew creates more mess than Mina expected, and she disagrees with her sister on design choices.
Pia and Peter have recently become engaged, but in a house with six rescued animals and counting, they already seem like a fully-fledged family. That is until you see their backyard, with an uneven ground, unruly plant growth and rotted out decking. They are hoping to remake the space not only as a safe haven for their furry friends, but also as a space for them to say their vows, that is if they can squeeze the job in with their shoestring budget.
Derek and Veronica's daughter Jaala has outgrown her tiny room. So, they want to combine it with a seldom-used family room in order to give their pre-teen daughter some much-needed breathing room. They plan a space with hardwood floors, a coffered ceiling, bright paint colors, and a creative "girls rock" theme. But once they settle on a design, will they be able to get it done within their budget?
Jason and Hilari feel like their home has been overrun by their kids. They're in desperate need of a renovation that restores balance to their house by providing separate spaces for Jason to work and their kids to play. They design a modern and multifunctional living room with hardwood floors and bright accent walls. The new space will have plenty of storage, and a home office for Jason. But things get difficult when Hilari is forced to let go and trust her husband Jason to oversee the renovation.
Rafael and Court just bought their first home together. They want to expand their living space in anticipation of adopting a child, so they're going to transform their unfinished basement into a multi-functional living space complete with a guest room, office, and living room. They design a space with an open floor plan and plenty of clever storage solutions. But with broken windows, leaking walls, and exposed pipes, will they be able to finish the project without blowing the budget?
Jon and Jeannie just bought their first home and to avoid paying an extra month's rent, they need move out of their old apartment by the end of the month. But before moving into the new place with their two kids, they need to renovate the kitchen. On a tight budget and racing against time they design an open kitchen with quartz countertops, maple cabinets and a cathedral ceiling. They also get new exterior siding and add a sliding glass door to the back yard.
Sara and Scott have a wealth of ideas for sprucing up their backyard. Unfortunately they just don't have the financial resources to back them up. With help from friends and family, these soon to be wed do-it-yourselfers are hoping to get their hands dirty and save some dough for their wedding. They design a private oasis complete with a stone patio, fire pit, fountains, deck and pergola. With a contractor and landscaper overseeing the project, they scrape together a crew of characters to help envision a private oasis for their new life together.
John and his roommate Matt are two single guys who want to create a party space at their house, so they decide to turn their old and useless garage into a sleek and modern bar. Matt is a competitive flair bartender; so he doesn't just serve drinks, he juggles the bottles. With the help of their contractor, Mike, and their designer, Jessy, these friends design a contemporary space with affordable flooring, a glass composite countertop, and custom storage for bottles and glassware. With their hectic schedules, will they be able to put the time and effort into overseeing the construction in order to get the dream bar they always wanted?