Struggling actors Derek and Vanessa search for a new home in Toronto, and settle for a fixer-upper that needs a lot of work.
Vanessa convinces Derek to make a kitchen their first big renovation project. But when he gets the bill, Derek has buyer's remorse.
Derek and Vanessa try to save money by working with Lisa--a dumpster-diving designer. But bad news from their contractor Vincenzo throws a wrench into their plans.
Derek and Vincenzo tear out the rickety mudroom. But when Derek tries to build a deck by himself, he gets in over his head.
Vanessa's mom calls to invite herself for a visit, and the couple has to rush to re-do the guestroom and backyard for her approval. And mom has a little surprise for the couple.
Vanessa convinces Derek to go for a pricey bathroom remodeling, and gets a new walk-in closet in the bargain.
Vincenzo teaches Derek how to use a saw as the team renovates their living and dining rooms to prepare for a chic dinner party.
The master bedroom goes from empty to awesome, as Lisa stretches dollars with a headboard made from wallpaper. And Derek and Vincenzo build a custom window seat.
Derek and Vanessa take out a loan to transform the front of their house into a classy garden that reflects the era in which the house was built.
Derek and Vanessa struggle to overhaul their dungeon of a basement into a bright music room with an extra bathroom-for less than two thousand dollars.
With the renovation complete, the couple's parents pay a visit and try to convince them to flip the house for a big profit. But a surprise phone call for Vanessa could change their plans.