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Renovation Realities: Ben and Ginger

Renovation Realities: Ben and Ginger will follow Good Morning America weather anchor Ginger Zee and her husband, NBC reporter Ben Aaron, as they renovate their house outside of New York City into the home of their dreams.

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.

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.

Wednesday
Aug 8
7am | 6c
Season 13, Episode 7

The Bullinger Job

Jennifer and David Bullinger are renovating an outdated upstairs bedroom to add some much needed space to their cramped house. The existing room is unusable except for storage, and with four kids, the Bullinger's house is practically bursting at the seams. The walls need to be gutted to install insulation and electricity, three broken windows need to be removed and replaced and a door that leads to nowhere, something of a safety hazard for their four children under six, will either need to be closed off entirely or replaced with a new door and deck addition. The sagging ceilings and beaten up floors will be demolished as well, so this truly is a complete renovation. While both are familiar with minor renovations, this project is larger than anything either has taken on before. However, they both agree that the added space is paramount, so they're willing to do anything to get it done.

Wednesday
Aug 15
7am | 6c
Season 13, Episode 8

The Gunther Job

Chad and Katie Gunther hate their cramped and outdated kitchen, so they're going to renovate the space and incorporate their dining room area to open it up. Living and working in Las Vegas means that this dynamic couple loves to entertain, so now they want to create an inviting space for their family and friends. Everything will be demoed: cabinets that don't hold any of their cooking supplies, unsanitary and impossible-to-clean tiled countertops and ugly tile flooring and carpet. Their plan is to demo an existing peninsula and move it out into the dining room to open the kitchen floor plan. The new, larger cabinets will extend into the expanded space as well. On the opposite wall, built-ins will be installed to create a bar area. And the dingy carpets will finally be replaced with something more durable and chic. Chad isn't a stranger to small renovations, but Katie, who makes a living as a Britney Spears impersonator in Vegas, has no idea what she's doing. Combine that with the fact that Chad describes his plumbing and electrical skills as "sub-par at best," and this renovation will surely challenge the couple's problem-solving skills.

Wednesday
Aug 22
7am | 6c
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.

Wednesday
Aug 29
7am | 6c
Season 13, Episode 13

The Miles Job

Jessica and Reid Surface just purchased their first home together in a most-sought-after neighborhood in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. To afford this amazing location, they had to compromise with a house needing a ton of renovations. The next project they'll be focusing on will be their ugly and outdated kitchen. They want a blank slate, so they're planning to gut it entirely. Jessica just wants to get this renovation over with as quickly as possible, but Reid's more methodical outlook and perfectionist attitude will surely slow down the pace of this renovation.

Wednesday
Sep 5
7am | 6c
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?

Tuesday
Sep 11
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Tuesday
Sep 11
9am | 8c
Season 16, Episode 2

The Adams Job

Khalila and Marchello Adams love their daughter, Laila. She is their princess and their princess deserves the best bathroom. They plan to take out the floors, rip out the shower, and tile it all. With Marchello's work ethic, and Khalila's patience, they're going to give this renovation their all.

Tuesday
Sep 11
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 16, Episode 4

The Minetz Job

Anya has roped her brother, Noah, into helping on her renovation. Noah isn't exactly sure about it, but Anya is confident that her and Noah are the ultimate renovation team. Anya wants to remodel her 'great' room, hoping to make it great once more. Noah's expertise may be lacking, but with his sister's motivational attitude, nothing will stop them.

Tuesday
Sep 11
10am | 9c
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.

Tuesday
Sep 11
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 17, Episode 4

The Hillebrand Job

Kayli Hillebrand hates her old kitchen. She enlists the help of her best friend, Megan Langford, to tear it apart and start new. Although these two work well together, they never imagined what sort of problems they would encounter. After a run-in with rats inside the walls, this is a renovation neither girl will soon forget.

Tuesday
Sep 11
11am | 10c
Season 17, Episode 6

The Aranda Job

Husband and wife Bryan and April 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.

Tuesday
Sep 11
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 13, Episode 11

The Kimble Job

Danielle and Darrell hate their master bedroom. Underneath the hideous wallpaper lies extremely thin walls, so they are planning to completely gut the room. After everything has been broken down to its' bare bones, new insulation, electrical wiring fit for this era and a larger, more safe and secure window will be installed. While all the walls are bare, they've also decided that increasing their closet space will be a huge priority. They both agree that a new master bedroom is a must-have, so they're willing to put their differences aside to renovate this room.

Wednesday
Sep 12
7am | 6c
Season 13, Episode 12

The Fry Job

Michael and Betsy Fry can't stand the mudroom that was haphazardly added on to their house some forty years ago, so they're ready to tear it down to the foundation and start fresh. The space is falling off the house, and the couple is worried that the room's lack of insulation is going to cost them a fortune in heating bills. The new room will include two new, larger windows, a door that actually closes, and built in storage and counter space for laundry. With this 120 year-old house there are sure to be some surprises along the way, and this happy couple will surely have their hands full with their largest project ever.

Wednesday
Sep 19
7am | 6c
Season 13, Episode 13

The Surface Job

Jessica and Reid Surface just purchased their first home together in a most-sought-after neighborhood in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. To afford this amazing location, they had to compromise with a house needing a ton of renovations. The next project they'll be focusing on will be their ugly and outdated kitchen. They want a blank slate, so they're planning to gut it entirely. Jessica just wants to get this renovation over with as quickly as possible, but Reid's more methodical outlook and perfectionist attitude will surely slow down the pace of this renovation.

Wednesday
Sep 26
7am | 6c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 2
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 2
9am | 8c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 2
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 17, Episode 4

The Hillebrand Job

Kayli Hillebrand hates her old kitchen. She enlists the help of her best friend, Megan Langford, to tear it apart and start new. Although these two work well together, they never imagined what sort of problems they would encounter. After a run-in with rats inside the walls, this is a renovation neither girl will soon forget.

Tuesday
Oct 2
10am | 9c
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!

Tuesday
Oct 2
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 17, Episode 6

The Aranda Job

Husband and wife Bryan and April 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.

Tuesday
Oct 2
11am | 10c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 2
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Thursday
Oct 4
8am | 7c
Season 14, Episode 2

The Ramsey Job

Hannah and Josh Ramsey have a massive home in Dallas, Texas. However, the whole house needs some work. Their newest renovation project will be their largest yet, converting two extremely small bathrooms, two bedrooms and a laundry area into one large master suite. Josh has a few DIY skills, but Hannah's knowledge of renovations both starts and stops at painting. The Ramseys have a big project on their hands, but they're eager to finally have a master suite they can be proud to call theirs.

Thursday
Oct 11
8am | 7c
Season 15, Episode 2

The McDowell Job

Life long friends Lori McDowell and Amy Emory have teamed up together to renovate Lori's rec room. Lori has been remodeling her whole house and it's time for them to conquer the rec room. But first they have to demo everything, the kitchen, the bathroom, the floors and walls. With little experience, power tools and a lot of laughs, can these renovators handle the challenge?

Thursday
Oct 11
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 14, Episode 3

The Willis Job

Curt and Rock have been oddballs for forever, and Rock has agreed to help Curt in his backyard renovation. They want to tear down the existing deck, and make a larger, more expansive deck and plan to finish with an outdoor theater. Combined, their renovation skills are minimal, but with their sense of humor and Rock's saw something is bound to happen. They are prepared to take on the challenge!

Thursday
Oct 18
8am | 7c

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