Meet Marnie

Meet Marnie Oursler, the Force of Nature Behind DIY Network's 'Big Beach Builds'

She’s taking over the East Coast one cozy-yet-indestructible getaway at a time. 

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About the show

Having grown up in a family of builders, contractor Marnie Oursler is using her pedigree to give outdated beach homes a new lease on life. From gorgeous decks that make the most of ocean views, to beach glass inspired kitchens and customized sand-friendly spaces, she's taking classic beach houses that have been around forever and giving them modern updates while still preserving their charm. Whether you have all the money in the world, or a modest budget, Marnie will make your beach living dreams come true.

About the Host

Marnie Oursler

Marnie Oursler, host of DIY Network's Big Beach Builds, makes fantasy beach retreats a reality no matter the budget. Join her journey as she transforms dated homes into custom tailored properties.

All About Marnie

Season 2, Episode 3

No Longer Grandma's House

After inheriting his family's Cape Cod cottage in Bethany Beach, Delaware, a man realizes it looks like grandma still lives in the home. Marnie steps in with a plan to bring the house up to date that includes ripping out the old wood paneling and more. In the end, the home receives the beautiful, beachy and modern renovation it so desperately needed.

Thursday
Aug 29
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 1

Bethany Beach Bunks

A family with a new baby is bursting out of their cramped bungalow in Bethany Beach, Delaware, and has challenged Marnie to work miracles with a small budget. She creates more space for the family by opening up the kitchen, relocating a laundry room and building magical bunk beds to accommodate the children. This new dream retreat will be a home this family can enjoy for years to come.

Thursday
Aug 29
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Seaside Spectacular

A family living in their dream location of Bethany Beach, DE, calls on Marnie to save their cramped 1980s beach house. Marnie's mission is to drag it into the present with a nautical makeover and make it look as beautiful as the beaches around it.

Thursday
Aug 29
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 4

Big Beach Dreams

Marnie's friend Leslie has achieved her dream of buying a beautiful house on the beach, but it needs a lot of work. Now she needs Marnie's help to turn it into the beach home and entertaining hub she's always dreamed about.

Thursday
Aug 29
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Pie-Shaped Problem House

A couple loves to host family at their home in Dewey Beach, DE, but no one wants to stay in their tiny, awkwardly shaped guest house. With a limited budget, Marnie decides to get creative and go bold with her design choices to transform their house into a fun beach getaway.

Thursday
Aug 29
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 8

Sun Room to Fun Room

A couple's house in Bethany Beach, DE, has been in the family for decades, but it's becoming cramped as their large family grows. After years of pleading from their daughters, the couple has agreed to renovate their 90s-themed house. Now it's up to Marnie to bring their house into the 21st century and make it comfortable enough for three generations.

Thursday
Aug 29
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

Bethany Beach Bunks

A family with a new baby is bursting out of their cramped bungalow in Bethany Beach, Delaware, and has challenged Marnie to work miracles with a small budget. She creates more space for the family by opening up the kitchen, relocating a laundry room and building magical bunk beds to accommodate the children. This new dream retreat will be a home this family can enjoy for years to come.

Monday
Sep 16
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Seaside Spectacular

A family living in their dream location of Bethany Beach, DE, calls on Marnie to save their cramped 1980s beach house. Marnie's mission is to drag it into the present with a nautical makeover and make it look as beautiful as the beaches around it.

Monday
Sep 16
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 4

Big Beach Dreams

Marnie's friend Leslie has achieved her dream of buying a beautiful house on the beach, but it needs a lot of work. Now she needs Marnie's help to turn it into the beach home and entertaining hub she's always dreamed about.

Monday
Sep 16
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

Blown-Out Beach House

A family with many fond memories of summer vacations in their Lewes, Delaware, beach house finds that their cottage's awkward layout isn't working. Marnie begins maximizing the space by vaulting the ceiling and designing a new open-concept layout for the kitchen and living room. She also includes more sleeping space for the children by designing custom bunk beds.

Monday
Sep 16
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 6

Pie-Shaped Problem House

A couple loves to host family at their home in Dewey Beach, DE, but no one wants to stay in their tiny, awkwardly shaped guest house. With a limited budget, Marnie decides to get creative and go bold with her design choices to transform their house into a fun beach getaway.

Monday
Sep 16
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 8

Sun Room to Fun Room

A couple's house in Bethany Beach, DE, has been in the family for decades, but it's becoming cramped as their large family grows. After years of pleading from their daughters, the couple has agreed to renovate their 90s-themed house. Now it's up to Marnie to bring their house into the 21st century and make it comfortable enough for three generations.

Monday
Sep 16
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 7

A House Built on Sand

A couple's beach cottage in Dewey, Delaware, is just a few steps to the beach, but the house has no curb appeal and feels dated. They enlist Marnie to give it a face lift, but during demolition, Marnie finds that the foundation is sinking into the sand.

Monday
Sep 16
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 9

Open-Concept Canal Home

Karen's 30-year-old canal-side home has an enormous backyard and attractive deck area, but its choppy 1980s layout and awkward additions aren't functional for entertaining. Marnie has big plans for this already vast beach home, including a complete indoor and outdoor kitchen renovation and new open-concept layout that will be perfect for large family gatherings.

Saturday
Sep 21
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 4

Flood-Ridden to Fabulous

Due to the layout of their property, Tom and Kim's spacious backyard in Bethany Beach, Delaware, gets overrun by flooding during thunderstorms. They enlist Marnie to make the yard flood-proof and transform the impractical space into a stunning outdoor living area.

Saturday
Sep 21
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

From Soaked to Saved

A couple has invested in a 50-year-old abandoned home in Dewey Beach, Delaware. They decide to hand the reins over to Marnie in the hopes she'll turn the fixer-upper into a safe vacation destination for their two boys. The crew runs into unexpected water damage and structural mishaps along the way, but Marnie's creativity transforms the soaked-through home into a beach beauty.

Saturday
Sep 21
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 3

Boxed In at the Beach

Chris and Danielle's cottage in Bethany Beach, Delaware, is too cramped for their family of five. Marnie attempts to convert the wasted deck space and bare backyard into a spacious beach escape, but an unlucky pipe break brings renovation to a halt.

Saturday
Sep 21
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 12

Big Family, Bigger Beach Home

A couple's Bethany Beach, Delaware, home has become a cramped space in desperate need of reconfiguration as their family continues to grow. With a new open-concept layout, Marnie aims to preserve the integrity of the house while improving the flow and maximizing space for this growing family.

Saturday
Sep 21
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 11

Captain's Paradise

A couple with deep roots in the historic town of Bethany Beach, Delaware, decides to buy a classic beach cottage a block away from the water. While the location is perfect, the interior of the home has structural flaws and an awkward layout unfit for the former ship captain and his wife. It's up to Marnie and her team to ensure that the character of the beach cottage remains intact as she incorporates a maritime feel into this beach paradise.

Saturday
Sep 21
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

Bethany Beach Bunks

A family with a new baby is bursting out of their cramped bungalow in Bethany Beach, Delaware, and has challenged Marnie to work miracles with a small budget. She creates more space for the family by opening up the kitchen, relocating a laundry room and building magical bunk beds to accommodate the children. This new dream retreat will be a home this family can enjoy for years to come.

Thursday
Oct 24
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Seaside Spectacular

A family living in their dream location of Bethany Beach, DE, calls on Marnie to save their cramped 1980s beach house. Marnie's mission is to drag it into the present with a nautical makeover and make it look as beautiful as the beaches around it.

Thursday
Oct 24
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 3

No Longer Grandma's House

After inheriting his family's Cape Cod cottage in Bethany Beach, Delaware, a man realizes it looks like grandma still lives in the home. Marnie steps in with a plan to bring the house up to date that includes ripping out the old wood paneling and more. In the end, the home receives the beautiful, beachy and modern renovation it so desperately needed.

Thursday
Oct 24
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Big Beach Dreams

Marnie's friend Leslie has achieved her dream of buying a beautiful house on the beach, but it needs a lot of work. Now she needs Marnie's help to turn it into the beach home and entertaining hub she's always dreamed about.

Thursday
Oct 24
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 5

Blown-Out Beach House

A family with many fond memories of summer vacations in their Lewes, Delaware, beach house finds that their cottage's awkward layout isn't working. Marnie begins maximizing the space by vaulting the ceiling and designing a new open-concept layout for the kitchen and living room. She also includes more sleeping space for the children by designing custom bunk beds.

Thursday
Oct 24
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Pie-Shaped Problem House

A couple loves to host family at their home in Dewey Beach, DE, but no one wants to stay in their tiny, awkwardly shaped guest house. With a limited budget, Marnie decides to get creative and go bold with her design choices to transform their house into a fun beach getaway.

Thursday
Oct 24
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 7

A House Built on Sand

A couple's beach cottage in Dewey, Delaware, is just a few steps to the beach, but the house has no curb appeal and feels dated. They enlist Marnie to give it a face lift, but during demolition, Marnie finds that the foundation is sinking into the sand.

Thursday
Oct 24
12:30pm | 11:30c

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