Paola is a hardworking single mom of two. Her home is the hub for her entire family. Last year, Paola's cancer diagnosis put life into perspective. Now in remission, she is ready to take her outdated home and turn it into an open-concept space for her and her family to heal. Drew and Jonathan reconfigure her main floor, design a kitchen for the entire family and ultimately create a forever home for Paola and her kids to enjoy their next chapter in life together.
Fifteen years ago, Stephanie and Chris fell in love with the small-town charm of their big-city home. The family of four wouldn't dream of leaving their tight-knit community, but now that the kids are older the house feels smaller. They need Jonathan and Drew to rework their entire main floor while still leaving them the perfect spot to host neighbours.
Michelle and Ghopi bought their suburban home seven years ago. Being the first couple of their friend group to own a home, it served as entertainment central. But with the recent addition of their daughter, their house has quickly become an outdated children's play palace. Drew and Jonathan entirely rework the living room, kitchen and dining room, resulting in a home that works just as well as for entertaining as it does for raising a family.
Kristi and Jeff took a step back from their busy careers to put family first. Their dream house consists of an open space with a large kitchen for making family meals and a comfy living room for hangouts. And now that Kristi works from home she also needs an office space for meetings with clients. Jonathan and Drew tackle the kitchen, dining room, living room and office, leaving this home with the perfect layout that puts family first.
Leah and Jason looked at more than 50 houses before they found "the one." They love their tiny two-bedroom in the city but need to maximize every square inch if they are going to make this their forever home. Drew and Jonathan tackle the entire main floor and deck leaving them with their dream home, inside and out.
Michelle grew up in a suburban home she adored. Years later, when her mom decided to sell, Michelle and her husband Brian snapped it up. This hand-me-down house is full of childhood memories, but the dated decor and outdated layout isn't working for their family of four. Drew and Jonathan totally rework the dining room, kitchen and living room as well as take on a special project for the couple's young twins.
Valerie and David bought their classic home knowing it needed a big reno, but they loved the neighbourhood and liked the idea of one day raising kids close to their nearby relatives. Two kids later, their dreams of parenthood came true but the major overhaul they needed to turn their house into a forever home still hasn't happened. The couple need Drew and Jonathan to finally make their living room, dining room and kitchen function for their needs.
After living in small city condos, comic-enthusiasts Adam and Waylon (and their adorable cats) found a spacious suburban home to settle into and start the next chapter of their lives. The home has good bones, they love the community and are excited about schools for their future kids. But they are ready for a super makeover. Jonathan and Drew come to the rescue to help furnish the home and give the entryway, living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom and ensuite a modern, yet traditional, transformation worthy of a superhero.
SEASON 01EPISODE 22Colette & Mark - The New Hub of the Hood
Ten years ago, Colette and Mark moved into the "worst house on the best street." They fell in love with the community and saw the potential in their fixer-upper. They were determined to renovate it themselves. But with three active kids under the age of two, family life took over and their dream renovations were put on hold. Now that the kids are older, they are ready to tackle all those half-finished home projects. Drew and Jonathan step in to overhaul the living room, dining room, kitchen and master bedroom for a bright and cozy transformation that Colette and Mark will be proud to share with neighbours and friends for years to come.
SEASON 01EPISODE 21Sam & Jeremy - A Forever Home for Avery
Jeremy has lived in more than 20 houses throughout his life and wanted to finally find a home he would stay in forever to raise a family with his wife, Sam. But now that they've lived in their house with six-year-old daughter, Avery, for several years, the outdated finishes and cramped, closed-off layout is no longer functioning for their young, growing family. With Avery's help and personal wish list, Drew and Jonathan step in to tackle the entryway, living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom, leaving Sam and Jeremy with with a fresh, bright Forever Home where Avery can celebrate birthdays for years to come.
When Bihn and Ramon found a vintage 1950s house, they fell so madly in love with it that they put all the money they had into buying it. But the dated layout prevents the family from being in the same place. After 20 years of making do, they know it's time to take the home into the future for their growing family of five. Jonathan and Drew step in to completely revamp the layout and give the entire main floor and basement this family needs to create another 20 years of memories.
Sally and David’s
entire life, including their house, revolves around cycling. When their two
teenage boys started dreaming of the Olympics, this bike-obsessed family
upgraded to a larger house with enough space for a dedicated training room.
They’ve happily filled their living room with bicycles but the rest of their
main floor is cramped and doesn’t support their active lifestyle. Drew and
Jonathan take on the family room, kitchen, dining room and bike room leaving
this family with a forever home that works for their lives both on and off a
Irina and Dean bought their tiny two-bedroom
home after being told they weren’t going to be able to have a family. They
loved their cozy house so much they got married in the backyard and soon after
found out they were having a baby. A couple years later, they welcomed their second
child. Irina and Dean credit this house for making their dreams come true but
since becoming a family of four this two-bedroom home no longer works for them.
Drew and Jonathan totally rethink the main floor so that this miracle family
can stay in the home they love.
Tanya and Sean bought their home as newlyweds
just starting out. There were things they didn’t love, but it was in the right
area and had a beautiful back yard. Over the years, their house has become the
hub where all of their family gathers for holidays and celebrations. But the
closed-off main floor layout and outdated features have cramped their style
both while entertaining and in their everyday lives. Now, 15 years later and
with Drew and Jonathan’s help, they are finally able to take on a major
renovation and turn this starter house into the home of their dreams.
Amy and Kate fell in love with a vintage home
in an urban neighbourhood filled with friends for their young twin boys. But nine years later, some of the charm of their character home has worn off. Amy and
Kate agree that if they’re going to stay, the house needs a major update but
they can’t agree on exactly what needs to change and how. Drew and Jonathan
step in to overhaul the entry, living room, dining room and kitchen leaving
them with a home they’ll both love for years to come.
Amy and Dominic both grew up in forever homes.
Staying put and raising kids in one house is somewhat of a family tradition.
This young family loves the location of their single-story home, but the cramped kitchen and awkward main floor layout doesn’t
work for their busy lives. In order to keep their Forever Home family tradition
alive, Jonathan and Drew overhaul their entry, living room, dining room and
Tamara is immensely
proud of the suburban home she bought all on her own. A single Mom of two
teenagers she looked for a house in a great school district and close to
family. Problem is, the house lacks space for teenage hangouts and family
baking sessions, two things that are near to her heart. Jonathan and Drew take on the living room,
dining room, kitchen and powder room leaving Tamara and her kids with a home
where all of their family and friends can hang out in comfort and style.
Rina and Nilesh were
newlyweds when they bought their home in a family-friendly neighborhood. Two
kids and seven years later they’re still in love with their house but are
increasingly frustrated by the dated kitchen, total lack of storage and closed
off main floor. Jonathan and Drew overhaul the kitchen, living room, dining
room and entry leaving them with a fresh modern Forever Home that will work for
years to come.
Michelle and Chris were high school
sweethearts who knew they wanted to make their home in the same neighborhood
where they grew up. Now, they are raising their two girls right where they want
but their single-story house is so worn out and tired that their kids are
embarrassed to bring over friends. Jonathan and Drew overhaul the kitchen,
living room, dining area and basement leaving them with a forever home in which
they can all be proud.
Sixteen years ago, Vanessa and Michael bought a
house in the same neighborhood where Vanessa grew up. It’s a short walk to
school, Grandma lives two doors away and it’s the only home their two teenage
boys have ever known. But while the couple put their all into raising
their family, they neglected to give their aging house the love it needed. Drew and Jonathan step in and overhaul the
tired living room, kitchen and dining room leaving them with a forever home
ready for the next chapter.
Agostino and Jennifer’s two young daughters are the fourth generation to live in this compact family home. It has been well loved for generations but the house is showing its age and the cramped layout just doesn’t work for this modern family. Jonathan and Drew leave all the history and charm while totally transforming the kitchen, dining space, living room and master bedroom ensuring this Forever Home works for generations to come.
Kate and Gavin moved into their classic Vegas
house as newlyweds. Since then, they’ve welcomed two kids and now Kate’s Mom,
Maryanne, into the home. The house’s vintage character is part of the charm but
the old school layout doesn’t work for their modern family. Plus, they now need
a separate living space for Maryanne, that gives her privacy but also has
enough space for visits from the grandkids. Jonathan and Drew leave all the
classic charm while totally transforming the kitchen, dining room, mud room and
an in-law suite for Maryanne.
As newlyweds, Erika and Ben bought a large
6-bedroom house with the dream of filling it up with a big family. Three
children later, this family loves their home but the awkward main floor layout
leaves some rooms underutilized while others are worn out from years of over
use. Jonathan and Drew tackle the
kitchen, living room, dining room and mud room leaving them with a Forever Home
where every inch works for the chaos of family life.