DJ and Molly Malinowski bought a charming home as a young couple, but three kids later, they've run out of space. DJ and Molly want to convert their unused attic into a playroom for their kids. They have high hopes for this project, but with limited DIY skills, they start to realize that their dreams might be too big!
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.
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 The next project they'll be focusing on will be their ugly and outdated kitchen.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.
Meg O'Rourke and her husband, Jeremy, have a very small, outdated kitchen. They plan to take out a wall and update everything. They start off optimistic, but when inexperience and exhaustion collide, this couple begins a tough, uphill battle to complete their renovation.
James and Alyssa Boothe have a kitchen that just isn't their taste. They knock a wall down and attempt to totally renovate the space. Various problems arise, including an unexpected sewage pipe and a cabinet that won't fit in the door. By the end, the Boothes have a completely different opinion of renovations.
Chris and Vanessa Farzner hate their outdated and closed off kitchen so they are more than ready to open it up and give it a facelift. They start off strong, demolishing everything from head to toe, but once they are ready to start putting it back together, this renovation takes a turn for the worse.
Victoria Kemezy and her boyfriend Brandon Klann hate their kitchen. They think a renovation is definitely in order. The execution turns out to be a little harder than expected in this episode. Tempers run high, and trouble is around every corner. Heavy hot water heaters, cuts in the flooring, and broken tile make this project pretty stressful.
Greg and Lisa Anderson are not fans of the current style of their dark, outdated kitchen. The country cottage cabinets and lack of natural lighting convinces the couple to take on their biggest renovation project yet. They are optimistic in the beginning, but this couple quickly learns that renovation can be full of challenges, surprises, and even danger.
Jeff Behrens and his brother-in-law Jose set out to turn Jeff's boring, small utility room into a laundry/bathroom combo. From demo to plumbing to framing, this renovation is one surprise after another.
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.
Rick and Becca Graf recently purchased a home that needs a lot of work, including the ugly, outdated kitchen. In an attempt to bring the room into the 21st century, Rick and Becca must remove the birdhouse wallpaper, stenciled cabinets that are falling apart, laminate floors, and wood paneled walls. Their DIY skills have fared well in the past on other projects, so they're confident they can get this done in no time. However, they encounter setbacks along the way and learn that renovations don't always go as planned!
Emerson and Sarah Gomez love the location of their California home, but hate the outdated guest bathroom. They're not fans of the old teal, black and white look, so they want to rip everything out and give it a fresh, new, spa-like feel. Things get off to a rocky start with demo taking longer than expected, and more bumps along the way set them further and further back. They quickly learn that old bathrooms come with many issues, and renovating does not mix well with young children.
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.