After saving a hundred year old condemned house on their block from ruin, a group of Knoxville neighbors races the clock to get their recently-purchased dump ready for the first inspection visit. They are in way over their heads and the pressure is on. If they don't pass inspection, they lose their permit.
The Cornelia Street team learns the hard way that this full-blown renovation is going to take them to the edge of sanity. The home-maker, high school math teacher and CFO???? find themselves high on scaffolds and in the attic eaves doing whatever it takes to get the job done - on time and on budget.
Progress is being made on the Cornelia Street project, but some major jobs ? tile floors, power hookup, exterior paint - need to get done before things can move ahead and stay on schedule. A potential buyer joins the mix, causing problems in the team's decision-making process. The insane schedule and budget is wearing down morale.
Two weeks to go before the Open House and the team must work around the clock to finish the long list of things left to do from laying down hardwood floors to installing a handrail on the back stairs. Emotions flare as the pressure mounts. The potential buyer continues to cause friction amongst the team. The head contractor has a streak of bad luck causing him to make potentially damaging mistakes.
The Cornelia Street team finally decides whether or not to accept the potential buyer's offer. Meanwhile, they're pulling out all the stops to meet their deadline. The to-do list is long - from hanging interior doors and landscaping, to small jobs like installing fixtures and sweeping floors.