Wes Borland and Carre Callaway explore the run-down Detroit mansion they purchased sight unseen. The amount of work they need to do to this house is overwhelming. They start off their renovations with the master suite, where they turn an adjoining bedroom into a walk-in closet that feels like a 1920s dressing room. The master bathroom is a total gut job but they're able to maintain the art deco style mixed with modern amenities. With windows and doors on every wall in the bedroom, Wes and Carre get creative by building a custom bed that frames one of the windows.
The kitchen was originally designed as a place for servants to work and eat, but Wes and Carre remodel it to make it functional for modern-day use. To convert this claustrophobic kitchen, tiles that run from the floor all the way up the walls and across the ceiling are removed and a wall is knocked down to give the area an open floorplan. Wes forges an art deco style light fixture while Carre repurposes cabinetry from other parts of the house and restores a 1920s dumbwaiter. The couple also finds a creative solution to remove old floral wallpaper.
There are 3 living areas in the house that need to be more functional, the living room, a sunroom and a library. The living room gets a fresh look while the sunroom becomes an art studio complete with a mobile pallet on casters. Wes uses wooden crates and pallets to create shelving that is truly a piece of art. The library is converted into a speakeasy that is tucked away behind a hidden door disguised as a bookshelf.
Two bedrooms and a bathroom originally used to house servants are converted into a cozy guest apartment where visiting family and band members can relax and spend the weekend. Reclaimed wood from a barn in Michigan is repurposed to create a wood accent wall with a built-in desk and shelving. To maximize the amount of guests that can sleep in the bedroom, Wes and Carre build a custom bunk bed with a trundle bed underneath. Repurposing this part of the house proves to be a huge challenge when water damage is discovered both underneath the wood floors inside and the metal flooring on the terrace outside.
Wes and Carre want to create a recording studio in their basement that can be used by their band and other visiting bands. To make this space more functional, Wes and Carre build custom shelving to house their guitars and pedals. The original bar in this basement is beyond repair so they build an art deco bar complete with vintage bar stools. Before any construction can take place, they need to find the source of a sewage leak that continues to pour water into the basement.
The exterior of Wes and Carre's Detroit mansion has become run-down. In addition to replacing the landscaping and creating planter beds for an herb garden, they build an entertainment area complete with a pergola and a firepit. Carre gets to drive an excavator and the team must carefully bring down a giant dead tree without causing damage to the house or themselves.