Chris, Erin, and their baby Sebastian have been living in Chris's native Australia. But Australia's high cost of living and wanting to be closer to Erin's parents has prompted them to move back to her hometown of Milton, MA. They've been living with her family as they search for a place of their own. Erin is clear that she doesn't want a Cape Cod home, which she feels is all too common in New England. She'd prefer a contemporary split-level; Chris loves all things modern, paired with rustic elements like exposed beams. Of utmost importance is finding an in-law suite for Chris's parents, who visit for months at a time from Australia.
Newly engaged Jessica and Eric just relocated from Buffalo, New York to the Baltimore area and finding a home to buy is no easy task in a new city. Jessica wants to put down roots in the suburbs, while Eric is dead set on embracing the Baltimore rowhouse lifestyle in the downtown area. After seeing a variety of homes in various neighborhooods they finally agree on a place that suits both their wish lists. Armed with enthusiasm, and with help from designer Jamie Merida, they jump right into a full kitchen renovation, along with adding a new powder room on the first floor. Upstairs plans for a new master bath don't smoothly as Jessica changes the design plans multiple times causing the plumber to be a familiar face around the house.