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 11

The Erickson Job

Tracey Erickson and her friend Dannie Moore renovate her kitchen area. By removing a small half bathroom and demolishing a wall that divides the kitchen from the staircase, they hope to make an open gallery space. But these DIYers may be in over their heads on this project.

Saturday
Mar 21
5pm | 4c
Season 12, Episode 12

The Eyer Job

Keith and Karen Eyer want to update their boring and ugly basement. They desire to bring their basement into this decade by removing panel walls and a dingy drop-ceiling. The smelly carpet that their dogs often mistake for grass will be torn out and replaced with hardwood floors, and french doors will be installed to create privacy in the area. Karen thinks this will be a quick and easy job, but Keith does not share the same opinion. Will Karen's optimism prevail or Keith's realistic outlook set the tone for this renovation?

Saturday
Mar 21
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 13, Episode 4

The Grandy Job

Andrea and Keith Hansen's kitchen is falling apart. Drawers fall out and crush their feet, cabinet doors frequently break and the water-line for the refrigerator doesn't even work. They're planning a complete renovation to transform this lackluster space into a kitchen they can be proud of. The old cabinets and wasted soffit space above will be torn out to make way for new ones, the dingy countertops will be demoed and the outdated tile flooring will be removed and replaced with sturdier tiles more up to the rigors of Andrea's cooking. Along the way, they'll have to figure out what's wrong with the water line and fix it in hopes that the luxury of ice can once again be theirs. Having completed a few minor renovations in the past, the Hansens are both wildly intimidated by this huge renovation. Keith's perfectionist and stubborn character mixed with Andrea's detail oriented attitude will likely cause some problems, but after eight years of marriage, they're positive they can handle it together.

Saturday
Mar 21
6:30pm | 5:30c
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.

Sunday
Apr 19
3:30am | 2:30c
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.

Saturday
Aug 8
4pm | 3c
Season 13, Episode 9

The Hancock 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.

Saturday
Aug 8
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 14, Episode 5

The Register Job

Jesse and Tenneil Register hate their unfinished basement. They are completely ready for a new family space. But with new doors, walls, and windows, what could go wrong? With lots of love, and lots of drywall, this couple is ready to take on the renovation!

Saturday
Aug 8
11pm | 10c
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
Nov 21
9pm | 8c
Season 15, Episode 4

The Grossman Job

Jessica and Justin Grossman are sick of their old kitchen and are ready for a change. It is outdated and covered in grime. They want to demo the whole space, and rearrange it for an open floor plan. With Jessica's leading skills, and Justin's tools, Jessica's confident they can finish the renovation ASAP.

Saturday
Dec 12
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 8, Episode 3

The Partch Job

Kat and Ron Partch want to open up their tiny kitchen to create an open space for entertaining their friends. But, as they demolish their walls and ceilings, they run into electrical and structural problems that have them scrambling up through the attic and down into the basement. Then the building inspector throws them a curve ball!

Saturday
Dec 19
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 15, Episode 7

The Davies Job

Teresa Davies and her husband Paul are sick of their sons' nasty bathroom. They have 4 boys who terrorize the bathroom, and they are ready to gut the whole space. What they discover is three boys can destroy anything. Boogers, broken walls, and bathtubs challenge the couple.

Wednesday
Jul 6
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Saturday
Jul 16
9pm | 8c
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
Jul 23
6pm | 5c
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 toubles they never thought they'd face during this renovation.

Saturday
Aug 6
9pm | 8c

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