The Scheman Job

The only thing missing from this old house - a screened in front porch.

About the show

Home renovation looks so easy on TV. We see a project move quickly and smoothly from start to finish – and the results are always beautiful. But somewhere between "before" and "after" there are always at least a few speed bumps – and one great story. Budgets skyrocket, tempers flare, relationships suffer. This is real life, and DIY Network's Renovation Realities proves that even in home improvement, truth is often stranger than fiction.

Videos

Season 12, Episode 3

The Boothe Job

James and Alyssa Boothe have a kitchen that just isn't their taste. They knock a wall down and attempt to totally renovate the space. Various problems arise, including an unexpected sewage pipe and a cabinet that won't fit in the door. By the end, the Boothes have a completely different opinion of renovations.

Saturday
Mar 7
8pm | 7c
Season 14, Episode 4

The Schnur Job

Brian and Bethany Schnur hate their master bathroom. As their final house project, they are ready to demolish everything, including the closet to build a new master bathroom. With Bethany's vision, and Brian's DIY skills, they hope to get a clean start in their new master bath.

Sunday
Mar 22
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 13, Episode 9

The Velasquez Job

Jaci and Nic Velasquez have a hazardous front porch that needs to be renovated. The existing porch has been repainted and shoddily repaired numerous times, and this family thinks it's time for an upgrade. First, Jaci and Nic are planning to completely demo the existing porch. A cement staircase was hidden beneath the porch until Nic recently removed overgrown bushes that were harboring brown recluses. This staircase will have to be demoed as well, something Nic believes will be easier said than done. To finish out the demo portion of their renovation, the cement walkway leading up to the stairs will be torn up as well. The Velasquez family is planning on building a contemporary front porch after all this demo is completed. Consisting of an extended roofline, multiple steel support cables that create a 'floating' appearance, this renovation will completely change the look of their home. A new stone walkway will be laid down to add a warm and inviting finishing touch to this ambitious project. Jaci and Nic are excited to have a front porch that their children aren't afraid of, that won't injure friends and family who walk on it, and they can't wait to get started.

Sunday
Mar 29
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 14, Episode 6

The Nordstrom Job

Natalie Nordstrom and Ben Bagwell are a young couple with limited DIY experience and lots of love. Their goal is to turn Natalie's poorly designed and outdated kitchen into an updated, usable space. Natalie and Ben know that this project is going to be a challenge to finish in five days, but with a lot of teamwork and dedication, what could go wrong?

Saturday
Aug 8
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 13, Episode 6

The Kushner Job

Whitney and Brad Hancock are renovating their unused upstairs area into an extra bedroom or nursery. The short treads on the staircase that leads up to the area make it impossible to walk up and down, so the first step will be to demolish the existing staircase and install a new one. Once that is complete, they feel as if the entire space is too closed off, so they plan on opening up the entire area by demolishing all interior walls to start with a blank slate. The ceiling is drooping and needs to come down, a broken window and its frame will be replaced and the broken flooring will be torn out as well. When all demo is complete, Whitney and Brad will then install insulation, drywall and new bamboo floors throughout. Even after all of this work, they are planning on hiding an exposed HVAC duct somehow. With limited DIY experience, The Hancocks are overwhelmed by the sheer size of this renovation, but know that they need the extra space.

Saturday
Oct 10
7pm | 6c
Season 14, Episode 1

The Schiding Job

Stephanie Schiding and her boyfriend, Sherrill, just bought their first condo. They're planning to completely gut their dirty and dingy kitchen and start fresh with new cabinets, new countertops, new flooring and new windows and doors. Stephanie's nonexistent renovation skills mixed with Sherrill's perfectionist attitude is surely going to cause some issues. In its current state, Stephanie and Sherrill's kitchen is truly a disaster, but with a little bit of luck and a lot of hard work, this kitchen nightmare can become the kitchen of their dreams.

Saturday
Dec 5
8pm | 7c
Season 15, Episode 6

The Owen Job

Roommates Hank Owen and Stephen Palmer want to turn their wasted space into a man cave. The room currently houses a bunch of couches and is too dark. Although their renovation skills are minimal, they try to pull it off with some interesting tactics and their sweet karate moves.

Saturday
Dec 12
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 15, Episode 1

The McKee Job

Bill and Bethany McKee are prepared to knock down a wall to expose an empty space they hope to turn into their daughter's room. But the area behind the wall is unfinished, and the McKee's have never seen it. What lies behind the wall, and can the McKee's handle it?

Saturday
Jan 30
11pm | 10c
Season 15, Episode 3

The Hess Job

Katie and Jarrod Hess hate their master bathroom, from the uneven floors, to the barber shop stripes on the walls. They are ready to tear the whole space down. They want to demo the walls, extend out farther, fix the floors, and move the plumbing. But what they discover is an old house, means old problems.

Sunday
Feb 14
1pm | 12c
Season 10, Episode 2

The Yunker Job

Matt Yunker and his girlfriend, Anna Wakulchik, love the old charm of their 1897 home, but hate the dysfunctional kitchen. The cabinetry is limited and there are very few functioning drawers. They want to be able to entertain in this space, but must make some drastic changes before they can invite anyone over. Matt has attempted DIY projects in the past, but he knows to expect the unexpected when it comes to this historic house. With a new puppy at home, they face even more setbacks that they did not plan for. Will the issues of an old home and a needy puppy distract them...or will they be able to change this prehistoric kitchen from old and outdated to modern and new?

Monday
Feb 15
9am | 8c
Season 10, Episode 10

The Switzky Job

Bryant Switzky and his wife, Karissa, want to open up their tiny, outdated kitchen, so they decide to renovate it together. Even though Karissa is pregnant, they are both determined to keep going...but soon find that there are some things they just can't overcome.

Monday
Feb 15
11am | 10c
Season 10, Episode 12

The Zelwin Job

Courtney and Jeremy Zelwin have a split level basement that they'd like to open up and finish out in order to give their kids more space to play. They've worked on other projects in their house together before, so they're excited to get started on this large task...but from the beginning, electrical issues and communication problems cause tensions to rise. And while they want to get this done for their kids, the couple quickly learns that children and renovations do not mix well!

Monday
Feb 15
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 16, Episode 6

The Ruiz Job

Freddy and Christine Ruiz are ready for a new master bathroom, and nothing is stopping them. Even Christy being almost eight months pregnant is not slowing them down. With their little one on the way, they're really in a time crunch to finish the bathroom. They plan to take out the shower and bath tub, to create a relaxing oasis.

Saturday
Feb 27
10pm | 9c
Season 17, Episode 1

The Grey Job

Casper Grey and David McKenzie want to keep their tight-knit family together, but David needs a little more personal space. In order to achieve this, they have decided to turn the dingy, unlivable basement into a modern, fully functioning apartment for David. This way, he can be available to help with his grandchildren while still being able to live his bachelor lifestyle.

Saturday
Jul 30
8pm | 7c
Season 16, Episode 13

The Daniels Job

Kalvin and Sanja Daniels need to renovate their kitchen as soon as possible. Sanja is determined to have an open concept but Kalvin swears the wall she wants to tear down is a load bearing wall. With Kalvin's insight and Sanja's fearless attitude, this kitchen renovation will stop at nothing.

Saturday
Jul 30
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 17, Episode 5

The Russell Job

Whitnee and Cody Russell hate their kitchen. With a useless wall blocking their view to the living room and the small counter space hindering Whitnee's ability to cook, these two are ready to take on a renovation. However, troubles arise when they discover animal eggs and other hurdles they didn't expect to jump over!

Saturday
Jul 30
9pm | 8c
Season 17, Episode 6

The Aranda Job

Husband and wife Bryan and April Aranda don't feel settled in their newly purchased home. They decide to renovate their living room and kitchen to fit their needs as a family of five. However, things don't go as well as they initially thought as they tackle their major home renovation.

Saturday
Jul 30
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 17, Episode 5

The Russell Job

Whitnee and Cody Russell hate their kitchen. With a useless wall blocking their view to the living room and the small counter space hindering Whitnee's ability to cook, these two are ready to take on a renovation. However, troubles arise when they discover animal eggs and other hurdles they didn't expect to jump over!

Sunday
Jul 31
12am | 11c
Season 17, Episode 6

The Aranda Job

Husband and wife Bryan and April Aranda don't feel settled in their newly purchased home. They decide to renovate their living room and kitchen to fit their needs as a family of five. However, things don't go as well as they initially thought as they tackle their major home renovation.

Sunday
Jul 31
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 17, Episode 1

The Grey Job

Casper Grey and David McKenzie want to keep their tight-knit family together, but David needs a little more personal space. In order to achieve this, they have decided to turn the dingy, unlivable basement into a modern, fully functioning apartment for David. This way, he can be available to help with his grandchildren while still being able to live his bachelor lifestyle.

Sunday
Jul 31
3am | 2c
Season 16, Episode 13

The Daniels Job

Kalvin and Sanja Daniels need to renovate their kitchen as soon as possible. Sanja is determined to have an open concept but Kalvin swears the wall she wants to tear down is a load bearing wall. With Kalvin's insight and Sanja's fearless attitude, this kitchen renovation will stop at nothing.

Sunday
Jul 31
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 16, Episode 6

The Ruiz Job

Freddy and Christine Ruiz are ready for a new master bathroom, and nothing is stopping them. Even Christy being almost eight months pregnant is not slowing them down. With their little one on the way, they're really in a time crunch to finish the bathroom. They plan to take out the shower and bath tub, to create a relaxing oasis.

Saturday
Aug 6
7pm | 6c
Season 16, Episode 5

The Richards Job

Chelsea and her fiance Chris are renovating their whole house in southern California. They plan to have their wedding on the estate, so when they say they want everything perfect, they mean it. Their next project is knocking down a bathroom and the laundry room to create a master bathroom. Chris' knowledge leads the team, and Chelsea's jokes keep it fun in this down and dirty renovation.

Saturday
Aug 6
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 17, Episode 2

The Tatge Job

Evan and Melanie Tatge cannot stand their current bathroom. With a tub they never use taking up space, they both agree a renovation is in order. Due to being amateurs, they run into some problems along the way. They power through leaky water pipes and vanities that don't fit in order to achieve their dream of a spacious, walk-in shower and a floor that perfectly matches their bedroom.

Saturday
Aug 6
8pm | 7c
Season 17, Episode 3

The Escamilla Job

Natalie Escamilla and Jim Fell hate their 1950's bathroom. Since it's current, outdated condition has been deemed unlivable and entirely too small, it's time for a renovation. With a tub that won't fit and sewage seeping out of the toilet, this couple faced more obstacles than they initially thought possible.

Saturday
Aug 6
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 17, Episode 7

The Threadgould Job

Tiffany Threadgould's outdated kitchen doesn't function well, so she enlists the help of her best friend, Kat Tingum, to make it beautiful again. The discovery of mouse poo and tricky wiring lead the friends to troubles they never thought they'd face during this renovation.

Saturday
Aug 6
9pm | 8c

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