Erica and Jean Etjeke love their beach bungalow but hate their outdated and cramped kitchen. Together, Jean's hard work & Erica's positive outlook make this couple a great team. But a giant support beam, an army of cockroaches and the "baby-sitter blues" threaten to derail their plans for a new dream kitchen.
Kat and Ron Partch want to open up their tiny kitchen to create an open space for entertaining their friends. But, as they demolish their walls and ceilings, they run into electrical and structural problems that have them scrambling up through the attic and down into the basement. Then the building inspector throws them a curve ball!
Chris and Laura Ratliff's kitchen is falling apart, so they have decided to tear it all out and start from scratch. But from the word go, everything starts going terribly wrong, leaving this young couple to wonder if they can handle the renovation stress.
Lindsay Kline and her boyfriend Matt Dixon want to turn their disgusting backyard into a hip outdoor space. Even though Matt's a landscaper, this renovation has plenty of obstacles. Between tool problems, communication issues and mother nature, it's a challenge for them to get anything done!
Newlyweds Jim and Ally Pleuss want to open up the living and dining room space in their new house by tearing out the walls around the staircase. But a never-ending demolition, "rolling" support walls, and a freak wheelbarrow accident leave them with nothing but a big hole in the floor.
Sidney True & his girlfriend Jessica O'Brien want to give their 1970s kitchen a complete facelift. They plan to start from scratch and think it's going to be easy, but between discovering a furry new friend, time delays and unexpected damage to their floor, this couple is in for one big renovation reality check!
Jesse and Becky Carbone have lived in their house for four years and have hated their kitchen the entire time. These two inexperienced DIYers want to completely gut the space and turn it into the kitchen of their dreams! But with limited renovation knowledge, incorrect measurements and improper tools this kitchen dream quickly turns into a nightmare.
Andrew and Mandy want to expand their tiny, outdated house by building a stairway to access their unfinished attic. Ultimately, they plan to convert the upstairs into a new master suite. While Andrew has no doubt that he and Mandy will make a great team, Andy's disorganization and lack of skill push Mandy into major meltdown mode.
Chelsea Wagner and her fiance Tony Sallese just moved into their first home and have decided to replace their old, outdated kitchen. The only problem is, they've never done any renovation work before. As the project unfolds, their dreams for a new kitchen quickly turn into nightmares as they battle time, stress and shocking electrical problems.
Darren and Ellen love everything about their house. Only problem is, it's way too small for their family. So they've decided to add a 500 square foot addition to the back of their home. Ellen and Darren have successfully tackled DIY projects in the past, but quiet is not in their vocabulary - neither is understated, calm, objective or patient. So this massive undertaking could get interesting.
Celeste Parrish wants to renovate her outdated master bathroom and has called in her friend Angela to help. These two novice DIYers quickly learn about the ups and downs of renovation. From plumbing issues to poor time management, these two friends realize that sometimes renovation is best left to the professionals.
Rick & Sarah Peters have been waiting for years to renovate their ugly kitchen and now, they're finally ready to rip out the old and bring in the new. They start off strong, but as time starts running out, this renovation becomes a comedy of errors.