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S01 E01Nov 15, 2007
The Stockton Project Nov 15, 2007 Steven and Shelley Stockton want to add a hallway to their home. Currently they have to go through a bathroom, a bedroom and a closet to get to their daughter's bedroom. They plan to add an exterior hallway in seven days on a budget of $2,500.
S01 E02Nov 13, 2008
The Cruze Project Nov 13, 2008 Jason Cruze loves renovation projects, but he has a tendency to start them and leave them incomplete. As a Christmas present for his wife Allison, Jason wants to completely redo their bathroom in the short amount of time before the holiday. Will he be able to complete this construction project in only few days during the holiday season?
S01 E03Nov 24, 2008
The Gerlach Project Nov 24, 2008 Tom Gerlach wants to replace his old, rotten deck for a fresh new one to open up the possibilities in his back yard. Tom has three days off of work to demolish his old deck and build a new one with the help of his friend Dave. With little knowledge of construction or deck architecture, Tom has $2000 to build himself a new backyard.
S01 E04Dec 1, 2008
The Walker Project Dec 1, 2008 A young couple, Russ and Ashley Walker, wants to remodel their grocery store turned home to allow more openness and light in before being featured on a historic home tour in four days. The problem is that because of work obligations they can only work at night, tightening their already rushed schedule. Will they be able to open up their home on their own in time for the tour?
S01 E05Feb 18, 2009
The Martin Project Feb 18, 2009 As a single man in a new home, Matt Martin wants to renovate his entire kitchen, but he only has the help of only his mother, Jan. Hoping to update his kitchen with only $3000, Matt wants his new space to function and impress the ladies
S01 E06Feb 25, 2009
The Bogartz Project Feb 25, 2009 Bruce Bogartz wants to demolish his counter in his restaurant because it only seats seven people and seven is not an ideal number for people dining. People typically dine in even numbers, like eight or ten to a party. So Bruce Bogartz decides to tear down his counter and install one that seats more and that is more asthetically pleasing to his clientelle. Bruce recruits his sous chef who is a very experienced builder and his business partner to help with the project. Jya, Bruce's partner is not an experienced builder.
S01 E07Jan 1, 2009
The Lees Project Jan 1, 2009 Tony and Terri Lee are an artistic, fun loving couple who are frustrated with their out of date kitchen. They plan to completely renovate their lackluster kitchen themselves saving them money. Tony even plans to build the cabinets himself. But, can a tool-naive Terri handle the challenge of a kitchen remodel?
S02 E01Apr 1, 2009
The Biddle Job Apr 1, 2009 Jamie and Kim Biddle decide to completely renovate their family room in the dead of winter. The 60 year old colonial home they bought from the original owners needs a lot more work than anticipated; they've basically had to gut most of it to the studs. The family room has holes in the wall and floor, and was previously only heated by a wall space heater. They're camping out at his mother's house, with 2 small children and mom is looking forward to getting her life back. An extended renovation finally becomes urgent, when the first winter heating bill arrives. over $300. They plan to pull out a large window, reframe it, run HVAC to the room, and hang dry wall in four days. Jamie is a painter and a carpenter and he's in uncharted waters on this project but he's not worried. On the other hand, Kim has some anxiety about this unknown expedition, especially when it requires going down into a creepy crawl space. Watch how bad weather, wrong measurements and extremely tired homeowners collide to form the perfect storm of renovation.
S02 E02Apr 8, 2009
The Vitale Job Apr 8, 2009 Geff and Tiina Vitale have a home just down the road from the Jersey Shore. They have an old deck attached to their house and they want to try to salvage as much as possible. Also, the Vitales would like to rework the deck in the dead of winter, so they can enjoy the renovated deck in the spring and summer. Geff's idea is to detach the deck from the house, knock out every other plank, save the remaining ones but add new wood to create a sturdier, bigger deck. Geff and Tiina have a newborn, and Tiina's limited with the amount of work she can contribute, so Geff recruits his best friend, Jay. Jay, however, is the last one to know that he's in it for the long run. Aside from the deck being a bit of a bear to restructure, below-freezing temperatures only add to the difficulty of the job. This is one show that truly tests friendship during the renovation process.
S02 E03Apr 15, 2009
The Stanton Job Apr 15, 2009 Tyler and Amy Stanton are a young couple about to have their first child. Tyler has procrastinated on renovating their master bathroom until now, a month before the baby's due. With timing already an issue, everything goes wrong for this couple who wants a more spacious bathroom. Tyler thinks that he can handle everything including soldering the plumbing until the fixtures catch on fire. There are drywall mishaps, a mix-up on tile quantity, plus two broken vanities. But, things turn serious when Amy gets sick and winds up in the hospital, causing jeopardy in finishing the renovation.
S02 E04Apr 22, 2009
The Whiteley Project Apr 22, 2009 Simon and Christi dreamed of living in a warehouse beside a body of water. The one they finally found literally has a river running through the property but is completely empty: devoid of walls, kitchen, and insulation. Little by little they are building their dream home, inside the warehouse, but with two small kids they are ready for a master bath. Combining new materials and some they have saved for this day from their architectural salvage business, the plan is grand and the time frame is tight. They want to raise the floor, frame walls, install a sink, shower, toilet, lighting fixtures and new windows in just five days. Luckily Christi has secured five days of daycare and lots of help from friends and family for child care in the evening hours. This well laid plan starts to erode when their daughter gets sick on day two and can't go to daycare. The plan erosion turns into an all out explosion when their second child falls ill. Watch these two try and accomplish some part of their plan for a master bathroom with two sick kids right in the middle of the work. Bring some earplugs!
S02 E05Apr 29, 2009
The Rue Lafayette Project Apr 29, 2009 Araceli Kopiloff bought an old building that once housed a mortgage company. Araceli's dream is to convert the space into a chic little cafe/boutique called, Rue La Fayette. Since contractors told her she'd be spending an estimated $180,000 to renovate the building, Araceli decided to take a bite out of the budget by recruiting two friends to help her turn the building's foyer into a cozy welcoming area for guests. One of Araceli's friend is a passionate Argentine chef named Natalia ... the other friend is the café's PR director, Starr. Their goal ... tear out a wall to open up the space, rip out existing tile in the foyer and replace it with more updated tiles and create a cool little counter out of a pair of old doors. Add to the madness, the women only have three days to accomplish their goal since they're hosting a preview party on Monday night.
S02 E06May 6, 2009
The Fuller Project May 6, 2009 Haven and Jessica Fuller decide to completely gut and renovate their kitchen. Updating the 80's style room includes making it more functional for a family of five. Haven is fairly handy, but this is Jessica's first attempt at renovation. She, however she doesn't hesitate to challenge Haven's logic here and there. Their plan is to tear out their entire kitchen, replace the floor, the cabinets and countertops, and expand their kitchen by removing a bathroom. Problems plague the Fullers when a one day demolition turns into a three day nightmare. The HVAC unit in the wall compromises their design plans and an extremely complicated cabinet installation almost does the family in. Even with their 9 year old son Max chipping in, after 4 days the kitchen is still torn up, and only the cabinets are done.
S02 E07May 13, 2009
The Schmiedling Project May 13, 2009 Jana Schmieding and Abby Lovett own an apartment in New York City. They want to protect their investment and raise the value of their home so they're taking a long weekend to renovate their kitchen. They both teach at the same public school and their principal has given them Friday off to get the job done. But renovating in the city is not easy. From getting supplies and tools to the site to their lack of construction knowledge, everything seems to stand in their way. Before its all said and done, they have to ask for an extra day off and battle a snow storm as they try to complete the job. They almost complete the kitchen but it takes a couple extra weekends to get it 100 percent complete.