After six years in their current home, Garrett and Katy disagree over whether it meets their requirements for style and function. Garrett loves its location in an area with rapidly increasing property values, but Katy has never liked the house and wants a better workspace for her home-based business. Designer Hilary Farr has a plan to solve some of the functional issues with the house and make it more Katy's style, while realtor David Visentin sets out to find the family a better home where they can start over.
Todd and Robyn are ready to get what they want in a house now that their children have grown up and moved out. Todd wants a lot of space for entertaining and hosting their kids when they visit, whereas Robyn is convinced that their future is in a new place downtown within walking distance of all their favorite haunts. Designer Hilary Farr finds creative ways to inject new life into this playful couple's home while real estate agent David Visentin heads downtown to find them a perfect place closer to the action.
A couple with an idyllic yet quirky house near a lake is now feeling cramped after their family doubled in size. Although they'd love to raise their children in this location, the 1,650-square-foot house doesn't provide enough private space for everyone. While Hilary's mission is to make them fall in love with their property again, David searches for a better fit for their family.
A couple loves their midcentury modern ranch home with its charm and close proximity to downtown, but they are starting to feel like their family is outgrowing the home and wish they had a more functional space. While Hilary tries to discover a better use of space within their home, David looks for a more accommodating home near the downtown scene.
Their family home on a more-than-five-acres horse farm is a dream for this horse lover but her city-raised husband has had all he can take. While she admits the home is a bit dated, she loves the amazing views and abundant outdoor space for their animals, daughters and guests. He, however, no longer feels like there's enough space indoors for their growing family, his guitar collection and their love of entertaining. David is on hand to help find them a better compromise but Hilary is hoping she can renovate the home and convince them to stay.
Their family home on a more-than-five-acres horse farm is a dream for this horse lover but her city-raised husband has had all he can take.
After welcoming their second child into the home, a woman feels her family's house is getting too small.
Empty nesters disagree over whether they should improve their current home or find something smaller and easier to maintain.
William and Ashley bought their cozy, 1950s home in a prime neighborhood when their family was much smaller, but their three growing sons are testing the limitations of the house.
Jill and Joe love their ranch home's outdoor space, with a nice deck, a pool and a shed that Joe converted into a pub where the whole neighborhood congregates.
Bert and Tommy share Tommy's eclectic, 1980s contemporary home, but Bert wants a home that reflects them both.
A couple fell in love with a home in a coveted family friendly community near a golf course and hastily purchased it before they had even started a family.
Ready to expand their family, a couple is fed up with the lack of functionality in their 1,200 square-foot house.
After he grew up in a house on 100 acres and she spent her life in houses with small lots close to neighbors, a couple compromised on a fixer-upper on 1.5 acres near a nice neighborhood. While they painted and put in some new floors, the major renovations in the house just seemed too much to handle. She's eager for David to find them a new house with a gourmet kitchen perfect for her baking business, but he insists that they can make the house work with Hilary's help.
Over a decade ago, Shelly and Zahid purchased a spacious home that needed many upgrades, but had a great view overlooking their backyard, showcasing Zahid’s favorite feature, their large pond. Over the years however, very little has been done to the interior and even though Zahid has a great love for this home, Shelly has had enough. Despite the lack of a makeover, the space does not function for her and the family. She dislikes the kitchen and master bathroom and would like to have a master bedroom and bath that she does not have to share with their young son. Will designer Hilary transform this home to create a house fit for a family, or will real estate agent David find them a new space that they whole family will flourish in?
Dawayne and Joi purchased their charming two-story home with a dream office that was perfect for Dawayne to run his business in. Fast forward a few years and now Joi, Dawayne, their two kids and his mother share the space while coping with daily visits from his siblings who live practically right behind the house. Joi is frustrated by their lack of privacy caused by their frequent visits and the lack of a separate space where the family can visit the matriarch. Will designer Hilary make room for Dawayne’s mom while providing the privacy Joi needs, or will real estate agent David find them plenty of room for the whole family?
Stefanie and Jonathan are incredibly busy raising their two-year-old twin daughters and are missing the full time, live in help they used to have from Jonathan’s mother, Cindy. Cindy moved out because she did not enjoy living in the dark, and un-renovated basement. Both Jonathan and Stefanie want her back under the same roof, but they don’t agree on whether this is the house of their future. Will designer Hilary transform this home for Jonathan’s mother while making their home more functional, or will real estate agent David find them a new space that the whole family will love?
While living overseas, Jeff bought a house online without ever stepping foot in it. When he and his wife Callie moved in, she was not too pleased with the house that seemed much smaller than it had in pictures. Now expecting their first child, Callie is desperate to move before the baby comes, as she feels there is just not enough space and too much work to be done to make the house livable and loveable. Can this couple love their home with designer Hilary's help? Or can real estate agent David find them a "forever home?"
After looking at dozens of properties, Ken and Mark settled on a cabin-like home in the woods that was only minutes from downtown. The house was a foreclosure and needed a lot of work, but having dabbled with DIY renos in the past, thought they could fix it up themselves. Five years later, however, little has been done and Ken has had enough. He is ready to abandon a house that no longer functions for them, but Mark still believes in the potential of their home and is desperate to make it work. Will designer Hilary complete their long to do list, or will real estate agent David find them a new space that the couple can enjoy together.
With two children and a baby on the way, life for Breanne and Justin is fun but rather hectic. Justin is already overwhelmed with the daily struggles in a small house that does not meet their needs. However, Breanne loves the chaos and feels that there is plenty of potential within their home to get everything they want. Can designer Hilary reinvent the space and address all of Justin's concerns? Or will real estate agent David find them the perfect home for their growing family?
Quincy and Don found their ranch house when they were raising Don’s son. Several years and two kids later they have outgrown their home. After moving their master bedroom into one of their living rooms, Quincy is ready to move. She does not see how they can make their house work, but Don loves their neighborhood and does not want to move. Desperate for a home with more space, the couple will have to decide, can they love this home again, or will they list it?
Gray loves their home because of the large lot and abundance of privacy; however April is ready to move closer to town to a home that functions for their family of four. April dislikes the dated fixtures and finishes, the cut off kitchen and how dated their master bathroom is. Despite their clear desire to have a perfect space, neither can easily decide on design choices. April does not see the merit in spending the time to renovate because there are just too many projects to tackle. Can this couple love their home with designer Hilary's help, or will real estate agent David find them a house with the picture perfect design they are craving?
Stew and Alan have been together for 21 years and love to entertain whether it’s a pool party in their backyard or family dinners inside. Alan loves the memories they have created raising three boys but now that Stew is retired and spending more time in the house he is noticing how small and dated their space has become. Stew is ready to move out because their large family cannot even fit around a dining room table. Will designer Hilary transform this home to create a house fit for family and entertaining, or will real estate agent David find them a new space that they whole family will love.
Emily and Ryan both moved from out of state leaving loving friends and family behind. They were eager to purchase a home and start a family in an established neighborhood with lots of young couples. Two kids later however Emily is ready to move. She thinks the house is dated and they have no room for out of town guests. Will real estate agent David find them a home to accommodate their guests or will designer Hilary make daily life immeasurably easier by reinventing space within their home?