Relocating from Colorado, Eric and Jillian Dowsland are finding the Boston real estate market hard to navigate. With higher home prices but smaller floor plans than they're use to the couple is questioning if they'll ever be able to put down roots in their new city. Eric is looking for a place with rustic wood elements that remind him of home, whereas Jillian just want it to be clean and contemporary. Once they decide on a home, the couple then faces a massive, full house renovation they were not expecting, nor budgeted for. Eric admittedly knows nothing about construction yet finds himself deep in a renovation that keeps expanding from room to room.
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.