Wisconsin couple Lori and Cory have their heart set on purchasing a vacation home in the Hollywood Hills. Lori is hoping for something with a beachy feel, while her husband Cory is more interested in a mid-century modern style house. They are eager to do renovation, which is a good thing since the place they purchase needs a total overhaul. However, they quickly realize that managing a whole house renovation from across the country is easier said than done. And even though living in another state has its challenges, watch as they transform the space into the vacation home of their dreams.
Thousand Oaks, California couple Matthew Chrstina are ready to upgrade from condo living and get more space for themselves and their four young daughters. Christina grew up in Texas and wants a big home that looks like it came from the pages of a design catalogue. Matthew prefers a California ranch style home with some bohemian character. Since their styles differ so drastically, finding a house that suits both of their tastes is not a small task. Once they agree on a home, Matthew and Christina immediately begin updates in just about every room, but their main project space is the master suite. They've never had one to themselves, and they make it a priority to create an oasis that is just for them.
Married couple Fiona and Alex are ready to sell their condo and upgrade to a single family home. Fiona has her heart set on a place with charm and character, while Alex wants a clean and modern space. Since their styles differ so drastically, finding a house that suits both of their tastes is a tall order. Complicating matters is that Alex wants to keep renovation to a minimum, while his wife is eager to get her hands dirty with construction. Once they purchase a place, Fiona convinces Alex that a renovation is in order, and they immediately embark upon redoing the back half of the house, including a total overhaul of the master suite and guest bathroom. Watch as this young couple turns an outdated space into a perfect blend of her charm and his modern style.
With the birth of their first baby, Sarah and Skye have outgrown their current Mar Vista, CA home. They both love Spanish style and are looking for a place they can fully customize. Having renovated their current home themselves, they prefer if their new house needs a little work so the can make it their own. Once they purchase a place, the two embark upon an extensive and total re-do of the house. With renovation comes stress, and for Sarah and Skye the biggest problem is timeline: they can't list their current home for sale until the new one is complete and they can move into it. But when you're doing a whole house makeover, that is easier said than done! In spite of the time crunch, watch as the house transforms into a chic and dramatic mediterranean showcase home.
Engaged couple Ron and Gwen are looking to buy their first house together. Gwen is hoping for a ranch style home with vivid pops of color, while Ron prefers the Cape Cod look from his childhood on the East Coast. He also wants the space to be sleek and modern. Once they purchase a place, the two tackle updating it to their own styles. They quickly realize that between planning a wedding and renovations, managing stress levels can be a challenge. Luckily, Ron's parents lends a helping hand with the work as they undertake improving the master, backyard, dining room, and living room. Watch as this young couple turns their outdated space into something they're proud to call their first home together.
A California couple attempt to find a home that features vintage charm.
Los Angeles, California couple Robert and Nathan are ready to upgrade from their small guest house and buy a place of their own. While they're excited to buy something, agreeing on what they want isn't easy; Robert wants a charming, granny chic vibe to their new house, while Nathan is all about modern. It takes some searching, but they finally agree on a house that works for both of them. Once they get the keys, they waste no time updating it so that it's a blend of their two styles. First up is an extensive overhaul of the kitchen; with Robert overseeing the renovations, tensions run high when he begins to second guess the work of the construction team.
Meghan has been living with her twin sister Lauren while she begins the process of looking for her own place to buy. Eager to find the perfect starter home, Megan is looking in the Leimert Park neighborhood of L.A., where she grew up. In addition to wanting to live close to her family, she's only interested in seeing Spanish style homes. This proves to be a challenge in her budget and desired area- will Meghan be willing to compromise on style and location in order to get a foothold in L.A's competitive real estate market? Watch as she finds a place and then embarks upon an extensive renovation of the kitchen and bathroom, which tests not only her budget but her patience.
Rebecca and Kari have outgrown their current place, in part thanks to their two dogs, one who's a puppy. They're hoping to find a place near Encino, CA, where they've been renting. Kari prefers Spanish-style, and wants to be sure that the place they buy incorporates her love of circular design patterns. Rebecca leans more towards Mid-century modern homes. Once they purchase a house, the two embark upon a total re-do of the main living spaces, including the kitchen and backyard. And even though the renovation has its ups and downs including attempting to undertake more work that they can handle themselves, watch how these two manage to come out ahead with the house of their dreams.
Newleyweds Andrew and Caitlin are ready to buy their first home together. Andrew, a pastor, hopes to buy in Burbank, CA, near their church. He'd love a crafstman style place, whereas Caitlin is more interested in a traditional style home. They're okay with a fixer-upper, and once they get the keys to their new home, overhauls of the kitchen and bathroom get underway. Caitlin quickly becomes overwhelmed with the amount of work they've taken on, and wants nothing more than to get through the reno as quickly as possible. All of their hard work pays off, when after several months of construction they are able to enjoy a beautiful space all their own.
Erica and Jeff are ready to buy their first home together in the Los Angeles suburbs. Erica, a nurse, wants a clean and modern space, whereas her husband prefers a more rustic style; they're both hoping for an open floor plan for hosting poker night with their friends. Erica is open to a fixer-upper since she has great faith in Jeff's handyman skills. Jeff, on the other hand, is more reserved about his renovating abilities. Once they purchase a place, Jeff's renovating prowess immediately gets put to the test when they attempt to knock down a wall, but find some unexpected surprises inside.
Joelle and Nick are busting out of their Hollywood condo and would like to buy a single family home for their young son to grow up in. They'd like a two-level home with a nice kitchen and 4 bathrooms, but the biggest challenge for this couple is that they don't see eye-to-eye on the style. Since Joelle is a city girl, she wants a modern home with touches of feminine glamour. Nick on the other hand prefers a more rustic home with a masculine rock and roll vibe. It's tough for their agent to find a house that they both like, but when he does, major renovations begin. Unfortunately a number of unforeseen obstacles and set backs increase their renovation budget and cause the project to take longer than anticipated.
Ani and Allen have been dating for four years and both currently live at home with their parents. Instead of renting a place together, they have been living at home to save up money to buy a place of their own. They both want a traditional style place, but Allen wants to make sure it has some modern touches. Not only is this their first time buying a house, this will also be their first time living together. They are not very handy but want to find a house to renovate so that they can make it their own. But they quickly learn there's more than meets the eye in home renovation when hidden problems arise. In the end, they are able to enjoy a beautiful space all their own.