Mina and Karen revamp a historic brick house in a rising area of south Indianapolis. The house is in bad shape. Luckily, they have a healthy budget of $200,000 and they are going to need every dime. The ladies plan to increase the square footage with a two-story addition and create a whole new layout with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths
Mina and Karen work on a duplex unit that's riddled with trash and interesting surprises, including a wall made entirely out of old doors. However, further problems arise when Cory discovers a foundation issue no one saw coming.
Mina and Karen take on the renovation of a century-old duplex in Indianapolis, Indiana. They decide to keep both units separate and begin the renovation with the North side townhome. The interior is in rough shape and demolition exposes several troublesome issues but the team can still see potential for a unique "Boho Industrial" vibe. With a budget of $150,000 they create an open-concept living space on the main floor and add a second full bathroom for maximum functionality. A bright white kitchen, sleek tile and exposed duct work completes the team's modern vision.
Mina and Karen take on a massive, partially-constructed house that was abandoned by investors. It's a big investment, and tensions rise when it comes to figuring out the kitchen cabinets' design. Mina decides to take a risk with her own money, which could be the move that sells the house or leaves them over budget.
Mina and Karen purchase a building with multiple condos, and to test the market, they're starting with a unit on the ground floor. They plan to knock down some walls to create an open kitchen and tackle the entire building's exterior. However, the whole project hangs in the balance when Karen tries to shimmy down an HVAC exchange with hilarious consequences.
Mina and Karen renovate the first of several houses they purchased on Talbott Street in Indianapolis. The three-bedroom, one-bath home has a few architectural challenges starting with the bathroom's placement far from the bedrooms and a foundation that sags causing the kitchen floor to slope. The designers add a master suite using attic space, resolve the foundation problems and create an open-concept kitchen that gives the home a modern feel.
Mina and Karen take on a massive duplex that was abandoned mid-construction and Mina decides to make it a competition. She renovates one side with a playful "Rose and Cotton Candy" theme while Karen opts for a French country look, and three real estate agents pick the winner.
Mina and Karen are back in the Bates-Hendricks neighborhood and hoping to turn a profit this time around. Since the home is one of the smallest on the street, the ladies plan to chop off a poorly designed addition and pop up a new story addition, adding valuable square footage and opening up the living room and kitchen. Spending a little more money on landscaping and curb appeal rounds out Mina and Karen’s renovation plans but a whopper of a surprise sends the crew into a panic, maybe sending Karen home with a new pet.
After going underwater on previous East Street investments, Mina and Karen return to the area and hope their third flip is a charm. They plan to give a home more bathrooms and an open floor plan, but when Cory discovers a budget-busting water line issue, the ladies must get creative with their renovation.
Mina and Karen revamp a tiny but pricey two-bedroom home on a tight budget. They build additional bedrooms and reconfigure the floor plan to increase functionality. When their contractor mistakenly covers every wall in shiplap the team comes up with some innovative design solutions to create a unique industrial farmhouse style.
Mina and Karen buy a tiny duplex in a neighborhood south of downtown that has potential to be a big risk.
Mina and Karen venture just east of downtown Indy to take on a two-story, worn-down home that's as risky as it is disgusting.
In one of their biggest restorations yet Mina and Karen take on a 2800-square-foot historic home with a grand foyer and some exquisite original woodwork — but some problematic latter-day upgrades that had robbed the home of much of its original charm.
Mina and Karen's next home renovation project is far from a flip. This time they travel out of downtown Indianapolis and into the countryside to do a home renovation for new clients Mike and Karen Angle. The Angles have a big family but a house that feels very closed-off and they want help opening it up. Once the homeowners are out of the house and Mina's floor plan is squared away, the demo crew gets to work. Part of the plan is to add sliding glass doors and big windows to bring in more natural light. Just four weeks later, Mina and Karen are excited to invite the Angles back into their new open concept home that feels far more spacious.
Mina and Karen have renovated close to twenty homes in their downtown adjacent community, Fountain Square. They have hand selected their neighbors and raised property values resulting in their dream community. Having affected so much change in Fountain Square, they venture off into the adjacent Bates Hendricks community. Have they taken on more than they bargained for? Mina and Karen have their work cut out for them and have to work as a team to get the house done on time and on budget.
Staying within budget is a challenge for Karen and Mina after they purchase a duplex for $15,000 in order to turn it into a glamorous single-family home.
Mina and Karen bought their latest house in the Bates-Hendricks neighborhood for only $4,500. When they see inside, they soon realize why it was so inexpensive. From the termite-infested walls to the faulty foundation, the structure is barely standing on its own. Leave it to Mina and Karen to bring this abandoned wreck back to life! They strip the house down to the studs, then build it back up again to create an elegant and spacious home that's ready for new owners.
Mina has mixed feelings when she agrees to remodel her Dad's house in the suburbs of Indy. Her childhood home definitely needs an update, but her father may still need some convincing. Change is not his favorite thing when it comes to his house. Dr. Casey Starsiak, Mina's dad and Karen's ex-husband, is looking to open up his house with a brand new kitchen, stairway and deck, while also updating the great room and dining room. Although they are not tearing this house all the way to the studs, Dad's ideas about d%XE9cor could make this renovation Mina's most stressful yet.
Karen is caught off guard when Mina informs her that she's purchased their next reno project for a very high price. The rundown house on Hosbrook may be expensive but the location can't be beat, because it's right next door!
Mina and Karen get a call for help from Julie and Larry Lee who are seeking a major renovation for their house in the suburbs of Indianapolis. With a total of 23 kids and grandkids, the Lee's space is far too small for family gatherings. While one of the problems is a tiny kitchen, the home's main issues are a cramped dining room and lack of seating. Can Mina and Karen pull through with another incredible transformation for a family with a traditional style?
After purchasing a house from the city for only four thousand dollars, Mina and Karen know they might have a lot of work in front of them. But when they discover detrimental water damage, horrific smells, and questionable water lines from years of abandonment, they brace themselves for the worst. While foundation issues cause a wobbly and very dangerous second story, the girls are worried they may have bitten off more than they can chew. The Bates Hendricks neighborhood is up and coming and they want to ensure an everlasting impression. Can they turn this abandoned dump into a neighborhood treasure?
Budgeting is a must when Mina and Karen splurge on an old house they've had their eyes on for awhile. Inspired by its Victorian style, they have big plans for a massive makeover on this 2,100 square foot home. But this house has plenty of surprises in store for this mother daughter duo. Unlike their usual projects, the downstairs space is actually in decent shape, but it's the upstairs that poses a construction challenge. Can they turn a cramped attic space into a beautiful Master Suite? And faced with narrow stairs, missing woodwork and hours of wallpaper scraping, they hope their Victorian treasure proves in the end that she has something special worth saving.
After purchasing a very small house for only $25,000 near downtown Indianapolis, Mina Starsiak and Karen E Laine have their work cut out for them as they continue their mission of renovating Indy one house at a time. Built in 1880 and totaling only 512 square feet, the tiny house is sure to come with big problems. After the demo team tears it down to the studs, Mina and Karen get to work building it back up again, but bigger and better. Because the house is located in their own neighborhood of Fountain Square, the mother daughter team wants to ensure the house is a solid buy for its next owners. The question is, can they keep their renovation costs low enough to price the house to attract new buyers?