Intern architects Chris and Lindsey are moving from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, Maryland. Chris is all about the functional style of Frank Lloyd Wright houses, and he's hoping to find an unconventional space he can completely overhaul. Lindsey, on the other hand, prefers an old word feel with modern updates; and unlike Chris, she is not interested in a massive renovation. Once they agree on a place and start the updates, these young architects quickly discover that renovation is not for the feint of heart. Inclimate weather, mold, and ever-increasing expenses make for a steep learning curve; but after several months, the house takes shape into a modern and functional space for them to enjoy.
Newlyweds Eric and Erin have been living with roomates to save money for their first home. They're now ready to ditch their frat lifestyle and set out on their own, but agreeing on what house to buy may cause a hiccup in their marital bliss. While they disagree on architectural style, they share the same love for entertaining and wanting a kitchen that's big enough for both of them to cook in. After much bickering and debate they agree on a cozy single family home with good bones and begin demolition right away. Looking for a design plan and details that are a little outside-the-box they turn to seasoned designer Samantha Knapp.