The Baeumlers may have finally gotten the Caerula Mar Club up and running in the wake of a massive renovation, but that doesn’t mean this family of six is anywhere near done with their latest journey. In the show’s fourth-season premiere, Bryan and Sarah revealed they’ve set up shop at a new, smaller home in Florida — a quick plane ride away from their latest Bahamas-based business venture.
The house in question, however, is definitely in need of work. Too much work, in fact. In the midseason finale, we followed along as Bryan and Sarah finished their daughters’ bedrooms and bathroom at the Florida house, just as some big life decisions unexpectedly came their way. Click through to see all the highlights from the first half of the season, and check out where you can shop all of the looks here!
Moving Along With Renos
Bryan and Sarah were excited to put the finishing touches on Jojo and Charlotte’s rooms and their shared bathroom. At this point, the entire family has taken over the hangar and RV, so creating liveable space for at least some of the family was top priority. Of course, there were a few signature Sarah changes for Bryan to contend with, but in the end those changes were definitely worth it.
The eldest Baeumler daughter was in love with her new bedroom, despite giving her mom a hard time about it earlier on in the season. The rose bedframe and headboard are great anchors in the space against the other neutral pieces and trim work, adding understated personality.
In the youngest Baeumler daughter’s space, Sarah incorporated lots of calming blues as per Jojo’s request. The wallpaper ceiling is another fun finish that adds colour and interest, but the bed and furniture are more of those calming, signature Sarah neutrals.
A Special Delivery
Elsewhere in the episode, Quintyn’s aquarium arrived and it was a lot bigger in person than anyone realized. Sarah in particular was taken aback by how much space the unit takes up, but like Bryan said: once it’s installed and filled, everyone is going to love it.
Just when Bryan and Sarah are finally settling in Florida, they’re already talking about uprooting their lives. In the midseason finale, they discussed taking on a ranch retreat in Utah as their next project. Meanwhile, a serious investor approached them with an offer for the Caerula Mar, giving these two a lot to discuss.
A Giant New Space
With the new flooring in and fresh paint and features throughout, Bryan’s hangar is looking bigger than ever. There’s more than enough room for his plane, golf cart and even the RV, not to mention all of his tools and other man cave-inspired items. It’s hard to believe this is the same space we first saw all those weeks ago.
Functional New Features
It appears as though this new, enlarged hangar door was worth every penny. Not only is it a lot safer, but now Bryan can easily come and go with any of his machines. Considering all of the Baeumlers things were stored in the hangar for weeks without a door, we have a feeling the entire family was happy to see this finishing touch.
Is this tool corner every DIY home improvement specialist’s dream space? Quite possibly. We love how much room Bryan has to work, but we especially love how organized and tidy everything is. Add in that bright window for natural sunlight and we can see Bryan spending a lot of time here.
You can’t expect Bryan to put together a Bird’s Nest hangout space for himself without a few personal adornments, can you? While most of the items in this design are meant to be clutter-free and purposeful, there are a few decorative items—like these clocks—to really make it Bryan’s space.
While the majority of this hangar has clearly been designed as an area for Bryan to do his own thing, he knows the family will be coming and going with all of their sports and other activities. So he added this sporty nook, which is just as organized and tidy as the rest of the space.
Time to Regroup
Now that Sarah’s office is done, she and Bryan regrouped this week at the Florida house. With half the house still stalled, they focused on the other half, namely the girls’ rooms. With everything else going on they also decided to find another rental, because there’s no way this house will be done anytime soon and their current rental agreement was coming to a close.
Checking Out the Progress
It’s no secret all of these renos have been tough on the kids, too. So Jojo was especially excited to see some of the progress happening in her new bedroom. As Sarah said in the episode, it makes sense the kids are pumped for their own spaces: This family has spent the past few years all huddled together in close quarters, after all.
The Fine Details
To look on the bright side, half of the Florida house has been renovated enough that it’s time to start looking at some of the smaller details—like which way the shower tiles should sit. Bryan and Sarah took lots of time to ensure they were in agreement here and in all of the other rooms ready for finishes, because at this point no one wants to redo anything due to a miscommunication.
In between all of the finishes and updates, Bryan and Sarah also hosted Bryan’s parents for a little visit. After checking out the progress on the new house, the fam headed over to see how far Jojo has come in her equestrian training, making these grandparents super proud.
After years of talking about getting his license, Bryan finally took the flying test and became 100 per cent certified. Here, he’s showing his plane off to his dad, who also used to fly. Now the sky really is the limit, since Bryan can easily trek back and forth between his new pad and the Caerula Mar, hopefully making one thing a little easier for this family unit.
Finalizing the Office
Brian and Sarah needed to get at least one reno job off their plates this week, what with the resort reopening and the Florida house still under full construction. So they doubled down on Sarah’s new office space so she could get back up and running from a business point of view. Here, the pair are discussing some of the final touches, including what kind of material to cover this rough-looking pillar with.
A Chic New Space
Sarah may have added to the overall stress by purchasing an office space in need of some major renos, but in the end it seems to have been worth it. Here’s the new entrance complete with a statement table that Sarah and Brian sourced at an antique shop. A few modern pieces, like the vase and the poof help tie it all together, welcoming visitors to the new and improved creative space.
A Desk for a Boss
The boss needs to have an impressive but functional desk, especially one where she can allow her creativity to flow. Here, in the new main office space you can see all those traditional clean lines and white accents Sarah loves. The result is a bright and airy space that pretty much anyone would feel inspired to work out of.
Breaking it Out
All great creative offices need a breakout room, and Sarah’s new office is no exception. Here, she can meet clients privately or escape when she needs to have a few minutes alone with her thoughts to dream up her next big project. It’s a modern but comfortable space thanks to the pillows and light colours, but it’s also an area you could totally picture getting some work done in.
Furniture With a Purpose
Sarah promised Bryan she’d keep this office as simple as possible, and she wasn’t exaggerating—at least not when it came to the furniture. Those who have been watching the Baeumlers over the years may recognize a few pieces from Sarah’s new waiting room: She used lots of the furniture from their old house in Canada that had just been sitting in storage to polish off her space. Now that’s what we call purposeful design.
Planning an Outdoor Future
The renovations on the Florida property were well underway, but there were still a few details to iron out. Here, Bryan and Sarah are discussing another new vision for the backyard—one that involves clean sightlines and a fireplace. The plans will cost a lot more than the couple originally budgeted for, but given the draw of having a beautiful outdoor space in Florida, the cost may be worth it when they eventually choose to sell the home.
In the hanger, Bryan continued pushing forward on his Bird’s Nest dreams in between all of the other projects the family has on the go. With the resort reopening in a few weeks, Sarah’s new office to renovate, and time running out on the rental property they’re living in until the new Florida house is ready, you can understand why Bryan took a few days away to himself in the new RV.
A New Office Floor
Bryan returned refreshed following his few days away, but he still had to break it to Sarah that he’d bought a bigger RV than he originally let on. So here he is working overtime at her office, trying to get the floors together before she returned from overseeing the final details surrounding Caerula Mar’s grand reopening. Naturally, he was hoping when she saw all of the progress on her office it would help to soften that blow.
The couple that drywalls together, stays together. Or so goes the Baeumler’s new theory now that they’re barely seeing each other with everything going on. So, in order to spend some quality time together, they decided to make drywalling night date night. Sure, dinner would be easier, but when has this couple ever done anything the easy way?
Fun With New Friends
With so much work to focus on, this family definitely needed to carve out a little bit of time for some fun bonding. So they headed to a local farm where they got intimate with reptiles and alligators. Sarah wasn’t a fan of the snakes, but everyone certainly had fun feeding veggies to the turtles and watching the alligators snack on chunks of raw chicken.
Signs Of Change
Sure, there’s tons to do at the Florida home, but with Caerula Mar officially in the off-season closure, the Baeumlers also had lots to do at the resort in order to keep it running efficiently. Here, Bryan is attempting to repair the entrance sign, which cracked weeks earlier during a car accident. Luckily, the sign was the only thing that was seriously damaged.
Standard Resort Upkeep
When you’re running a resort, the to-do list never seems to end. In addition to fixing the sign, Bryan also got going on repairing one of the decks. After all, when the resort is closed for business you want to make sure you spend that time updating and fixing all those little extras that are going to bring in income once the place is back open for business.
Figuring Out a New Routine
Meanwhile, back at their new temporary rental home in Florida, Sarah and the kids tried to get back on a schedule with school, work and after-school activities. It’s the first time in three years this family actually gets to stay in one place, and finally figuring out their routine seems to have been great for the kids.
A New Office Space
That doesn’t mean Sarah is quite ready to settle into a routine just yet. While Bryan was working in the Bahamas, she jumped on an office space. To say this area is an ambitious project is an understatement, and Bryan certainly wasn’t a fan of being given extra work to do on weeknights and weekends—not when he has big goals of spending more time with the kids. At the end of the day this couple needs a real place to work though, not to mention an area to store all of that furniture coming in from Canada.
The Problems Keep Coming
As for Bryan and Sarah’s new Florida house? Well, let’s just say things didn’t exactly go smoothly there this week either. The couple learned their plumbing issues were more extensive than they first realized, which definitely led to some new levels of stress. Luckily at this point, the Baeumlers are used to these renovation curveballs and were able to roll with it. For now all is well, but we’ll see what next week’s episode brings.
In the back deck, Bryan and Sarah decided they were done with the lanai altogether, and so they took the entire structure down. Unfortunately, it was a bit of a tougher job than Bryan anticipated, and he couldn’t do it all by hand. In the end, although there were a few intense moments featuring a machine nearly plunging into the pool, he managed to get it down at least.
Big Bar Designs
Here, Bryan and Sarah are making some plans on the fly, as they discuss what to do with the large unit behind them and debate how big of a bar they actually want in this space. It was just one of several big conversations in the second episode, as the pair discovered they were renovating just over 50 per cent of their property. That number put them in a whole new permit zone—one in which they would have to bring the entire house up to code. In the end, they realized they needed to cut back somewhere else in order to bring it back under 50 per cent.
A New Entrance
Outside the garage, where the couple was planning on storing a lot of their materials during the renovation, Bryan discovered the pre-existing door wasn’t tall enough to get the machines in. So he came up with another plan: Cut a door through the side of the structure. Not only was it practical for the moment, but down the line Bryan plans on potentially parking an RV in there too. (Sarah’s still undecided on that one)
Planning, Planning and More Planning
Bryan left the Dog House back in Canada. Now, here in Florida, he’s hoping to create the Bird’s Nest inside his new hanger space. In this photo, he and Sara are discussing those plans and more, but mostly debating which project currently has a bigger budget: The hanger or the landscaping. Right now, our money is on the hanger.
A Tight Space
This project may be large enough to eventually house the family of six, but for now, things are getting tight. Bryan fought it for as long as he could, but eventually even he realized that living in close quarters again was just not a viable option for his family as they continued to work and attend school. So, the Baeumlers wound up renting a property two streets over, and now the renovations can continue in full.
A Brand New Layout
Welcome to the latest Baeumler residence, where Bryan and Sarah are hoping to create a sense of normalcy for their kids. After spending the past year on an island, the whole family seems ready to return to a routine. However, there’s a lot of work to do in order for them to be able to properly settle in before school starts.
Meanwhile back in Canada…
In with the new and out with the old. That was the adage Bryan and Sarah were embracing as they packed up their Ontario home in the premiere. Here, they take a trip down memory lane with some of their kids’ old mementos — including this random library card.
An Endless Project
Want an idea of what Bryan and Sarah are working with in Florida? Well, welcome to the living room — a sunken mess of a design with essentially no furniture. There’s potential, sure. But this space also seems to be a bit of a tripping hazard, especially with kids running around.
The Tired Kitchen
There’s a lot of potential in the kitchen, which is large and features great natural light. However the cupboards are dark and outdated, and that range top on the island definitely needs to go. Add in a wonky chandelier and a ton of wasted space and we have no doubt this will be one of the biggest projects for the fam this season.
Here’s the dining room. It feels rather cold, impersonal and more like an extension of a foyer than a warm, welcoming space to break bread in. We’re also super confused about the pot light situation above. Plus, those windows could be adding a lot more to the space than they currently are.
At Least They’ve Got a Bed
On to the primary bedroom, which has absolutely been pulled back to basics. While it’s fantastic the couple has a space to sleep in, it’s clear they’re also still living out of suitcases. Getting situated and set up seems like a major priority — there’s nothing you can’t tackle after a full night’s rest, right?
We know Sarah has big plans for this primary ensuite, which is large and spacious… but of a different era. We can definitely picture a standalone soaker replacing this current walk-up bath and a double vanity taking over for that elongated counter. As for the teal wall? We’re calling it now: That’ll be one of the first things to go.
A Laundry Room in the Making
This garage is downright depressing in its current state. But Bryan and Sarah have big plans to transform it into the laundry room/mudroom of their dreams. You can kind of picture it — if you just pretend that toilet isn’t awkwardly sitting next to the laundry sink.
A Pool Without a View
The good news is the Baeumler’s latest abode comes with a pool. The bad news is the pool deck was encased in this weird screen that seems to be popular in the neighbourhood. The couple questioned if it was for bugs, but since it was the middle of summer and they hadn’t been eaten alive yet, they decided to take their chances and rip all the netting down (for now).
Oh, and did we mention the home has its very own hangar? It also happens to lead right to a small airport runway, which is key for Bryan and Sarah considering how often they’ll be jet-setting to the Bahamas to check in on their resort. While there are big plans in store for this space, Bryan is also ready to take flight — literally. He’s been working on his aviator’s license, and it’s only a matter of time before he’s the one chartering those flights!