Gail and Mike built their home from the ground up, but now it’s beaten down. Sick of dated rooms and a show-all shower, Gail wants Todd to find a grown-up house. Can Jillian work wonders so sentimental Mike can keep Gail at home?
Stay-at-home Dad Neil has one foot out the door of his impractical house. Sick of no storage and fighting over one bathroom, he wants space. Can Jillian put Neil at ease or will Todd give Randi big reasons to leave her tiny home?
After living away for ten years, Kelly and Gene don’t recognize their neglected home. Jillian thinks an amazing kitchen and spa-like bathroom will do the trick, but Todd tempts with a downsized home and simpler lifestyle.
Newlywed Shar loves her husband Dave, but not his house. It’s got an old, rundown kitchen and hideous ensuite, and it’s making her blue. Can Jillian bring back that lovin’ feeling or will Todd steal their hearts with something new?
With baby number four due any day, Laila and Dan challenge Jillian with a tight budget, a tighter deadline and a huge reno on a tiny, old house. Todd’s mandate is to find space galore, but his cool, modern homes may leave Laila cold.
Alison and Frank are empty nesters who want more time for leisure and less time spent managing their large oceanfront property. Frank admits it’s a bit of a burden, but he doesn’t want to leave the family home. After 25 years of maintaining such a huge house, Alison wants a home that’s just for her and Frank, where they will spend less time working and more time having fun. While Jillian can’t make their 5000 square foot home any smaller or anticipate what she might find behind those old walls, she can make it more elegant and efficient to convince Alison there’s no place like home, while Todd goes to great lengths--and heights--to show Frank the upside to downsizing with a brand new home.
Odd angles and a bad layout give Mark a case of buyer’s remorse, but Katie loves their area and pool. Todd’s challenge? Find an epic basement in an upscale home while Jillian faces water issues that could dry up her reno budget.
Sherri and Jeff are looking for the fast track to the slow life with retirement on the horizon but they can’t agree on the right time to make the move. Sherri loves her home and hopes an interior overhaul will keep them firmly parked there for another 5 to 10 years. Jeff sees things differently. He wants to sell while the market is red hot, move out of the bustle of the city and put some money in his pocket and some time on his hands to restore his classic car. Jillian hopes her cozy re-designs for Sherri will be enough to put the brakes on Jeff’s plan to get on with retirement. Todd’s search for the right space in the right place isn’t as easy as it seems and Sherri and Jeff wonder if their dream house even exists.
Brenda and Marcos moved out west in search of open spaces and ocean views. Four years later they find themselves in an impractical house nowhere near the water, buried under building materials from half-finished renovations that handyman Marcos just can’t complete. Frustrated because there’s no room for guests and no space to call her own, Brenda wants Todd to find them a home near the water with no projects to be done. Marcos thinks Jillian can transform their “work-in-progress” house into a home Brenda will love. Can Jillian rise to the challenge or will Todd open the door to a new Oceanside home and their long awaited West Coast dream?
Aleksandra and Vincent thought they had found the perfect starter home when they bought a split-level, 4 bedroom house in a family-friendly neighbourhood. Fast forward ten years and two kids later and now Aleksandra wants a whole new start. Exhausted from her brutal, hour-long commute to work, and frustrated with the dated kitchen, chopped up layout, and dysfunctional bathroom, she’s hoping for a real estate miracle and thinks Todd is just the person to deliver. Vincent is sure that their location is perfect, they just need to make their house a home, with some much-needed help from Jillian. Will Jill’s re-design have Aleksandra thinking twice or will Todd get Vincent to hit the road for the perfect house in a more convenient location?
An awkward, dated house on a shaky foundation was all Elana and Brian could afford when they bought in an up-and-coming area of the city. Now, a real estate boom and huge increase in their property value has Elana seeing dollar signs and dreaming of new home bliss. One problem: Brian is in love with their now trendy neighbourhood and its proximity to his work. He’s convinced the house has the right bones for a massive re-design and all Jillian has to do is reno pretty much every room without breaking the budget—no small feat! Elana is a risk taker and if they gambled on a new neighbourhood before, they might just do it again if Todd can hit the jackpot with the perfect house.
Linda, Chris and their two athletic, teenage daughters are constantly competing for space in their dark and dreary, outdated lakeside home. Linda is at her wits' end with her chopped-up floorplan and dysfunctional space and hopes Todd can deliver a spacious, turnkey house without sacrificing the neighbourhood she’s come to love. Chris has not given up on their less-than-perfect home and needs Jillian to redesign it back to life to give them that open-concept, bright and airy feel that Linda wants so much.
For Sport Physician Teri, his wife Kim and their two children, ‘location, location, location’ couldn’t be truer. Their small, dated house in the heart of the city has very little going for it except its address and a short commute to work for Teri. He thinks with the right touch and a healthy reno budget their house could be a home Kim could love, without sacrificing their neighbourhood and all the city has to offer, but is their house too far gone for even Jillian Harris to rescue? Realtor Todd isn’t off the hook either. Teri insists on looking at houses close to their neighbourhood, but spacious houses in their area with the big backyard Kim craves are few and far between. She longs to return to her childhood stomping grounds just outside the city and closer to nature. How far will Todd have to go to find them the perfect fit?
Online entrepreneurs Stephanie and Nick juggle home-based businesses and two children in a tiny, dated home. Can Jillian sway Nick with a design overhaul or will Todd pry Stephanie from her life-long neighbourhood?
Eva and Chris never planned on living in their dysfunctional East side home forever. Can Todd find a turnkey home on the coveted West side and convince Chris to move? Or will Jillian’s re-design persuade Eva to stay?
Sally, Ed and their twin girls are tired of living on top of each other. Can Todd find a larger, turnkey home in their desired mountain community? Or will Jillian create a compelling reason to stay with a remarkable reno?
Nancy and Lucky bought the ideal home for their family of four – but then little Avery came along, and now they’re a bedroom short. Can Jillian squeeze in the space they need or will Todd find them the perfect fit elsewhere?
Christine and Chris’s gorgeous heritage home is situated in one of the country’s swankiest neighbourhoods, but looks can be deceiving! Can designer Jillian salvage this money pit or will Todd lure them away with modern luxury?
Jennifer and Robert's home has an idyllic setting, but they overlooked a shower that is way too open-concept and an indoor hot tub that is washed up. Can Jillian rework a bizarre layout before Todd inspires a move?
When they first bought their fixer-upper, Jeanine had high hopes for Norman’s reno ambitions. Ten years and four kids later, she’s had it. Can Jillian wow her with a redesign? Or will realtor Todd amaze Norman with a new home?
Brandy is fed up with feeling like a barrier in her own home. Can Jillian keep her from leaving with a wheelchair-accessible redesign? Or will Todd find a move-in-ready rancher to convince Aaron to move on?
Restaurant owners, Mary and Calvin love living within walking distance to work but their house is a dysfunctional mess. Can Todd find them something calm and contemporary, close by? Or will Jillian’s big-time transformation order up a win?
Film Caterer Davey has high hopes for his dream kitchen, but Ellie is hopeful they’ll find it closer to downtown. Can Jillian win Ellie over with a stunning redesign, or will Todd score big with a hip high-rise retreat?
Heather and Dan have too much space. Can Jillian bring purpose to every square inch and keep Dan from leaving? Or will Todd convince Heather to move with a turnkey home, closer to the city?
Cancer survivor David, his wife Jane and their two kids love life on the west coast, but not their house. Can Jillian transform an aging character home? Or will Todd treat this family to a move-in-ready place, close to nature?
Chris was elated to buy his childhood home from his parents, but Stephanie feels like she’s stuck in a time warp. Can Jillian renovate this money pit on a super-tight budget, or will Todd lure Chris away with a fantastic new home?