Andrew is a single guy who loves to entertain family and friends, but his kitchen is too small and closed off. He wants open concept with a large island so he can see his guests when they come over, and have great sightlines to his seven nieces when they visit. His sister Courtney agrees and has been by his side getting quotes, but they’re coming in too high. Andrew wants the biggest bang for his buck and doesn’t want to compromise. Sebastian and Sabrina dive into DIY with Andrew and Courtney, using salvaged items and unique finds to give Andrew the bachelor pad he’s always dreamed about.
Karen and Matt crave an open concept main floor. They have two young kids and a wall preventing them from proper sightlines. But the dividing wall is only the first of many ‘wants’ on their list. They want to overhaul their main floor so it looks more like an adult space, instead of a catch all for kids’ toys. Quotes for their dream reno are a nightmare, coming in well above their budget. Sebastian and Sabrina use their expertise and completely transform the space with upcycled materials and repurposed cabinetry to save their reno.
David and Wemi love their home but hate their builder’s grade galley kitchen. There’s not enough counter space or storage and the layout is tight. They’ve made DIY attempts to add storage and update features, only to admit defeat in their efforts to make the space more functional. But a full kitchen reno is bigger than these DIY’ers can handle. They need the professionals. With a growing baby, money is tight and quotes are coming in higher than they can afford. But Sebastian and Sabrina know how to save their reno through some upcycling tricks and smart spends.
Joel and Kera have two growing boys, a busy schedule, and a basement straight out of the 70s. Kera’s grandmother used to own the house, but now it’s Kera and Joel’s. Kera has fond memories of family gatherings in the space, and wants to capture those days again with her growing family. But the orange carpet, dark paneling, and damp feel isn’t inviting at all. They’ve reached out to contractors, but quotes are exceeding their budget. Sebastian and Sabrina will breathe new life into the space through salvaged items and cost effective solutions to save their reno.
Sarah and Jon bought their first home and knew it needed some fixing up, but didn’t realize how much time and money it would take to get it family friendly. Jon took on the basement reno first and quickly realized the kitchen is beyond his skills. There’s a lot to deal with, including an odd layout, peel and stick flooring and very shallow counters. Jon’s on paternity leave and needs the job done before he returns to work, but quotes are coming in high. With some unique finds and re-imagining standard cabinets, Sebastian and Sabrina will get it done and save their reno.
Nick and Zina are a dynamic real estate duo that understands pride of ownership. Their family home is impeccable, except for their master bathroom. The door to this room remains closed and hidden from visitors. It’s very large, very dark, and has some very strange features that leave people scratching their heads. They’ve renovated their whole house, so money is tight and they need help. Sebastian and Sabrina impart their expertise and create break out builds with custom surprises as they save their reno.