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TV-G (30 MIN)

The O'Keefe's gained a new perspective on life after Crystal's battle with cancer. Determined to live life to the fullest, they bought a cottage where they could spend quality family time with their four kids. The quaint cottage has some charm, but with every wall a different colour, furniture that has seen better days and an unsafe staircase, their place needs some help. The team puts in long hours to create an amazing, family-friendly cottage for the deserving owners. Crystal and Trevor are thrilled with the results, especially the personal touches.


TV-G (30 MIN)

Karl and Merrilee met several years back, and have yet to transform a twenty-year-old cottage addition into the master bedroom of their dreams. Still in the honeymoon phase, this couple is looking for a romantic oasis”a far cry from the storage room it is now. Michelle and Anthony work to find a balance between masculine and feminine and the team battles tight timelines, bad weather and some very big spiders! Can they overcome the obstacles to create the prefect retreat for Karl and Merrilee?


TV-G (30 MIN)

Wayne and Susan bought their unique log cabin over 30 years ago, but raising a family and busy careers left little time for reno projects and much remains unchanged. Wayne and Susan want a comfortable space where they can now enjoy their retirement, not spent working away on unfinished projects. Enter the Weekend Reno Team. Michelle's design plan attempts to enhance the rustic feel of the cabin while bringing in light to a very dark space. As they work through the massive to-do list Anthony uncovers a daunting project behind wood paneling, while Merrill pieces together a spectacular focal point.


TV-G (30 MIN)

Dan and Jeff Holland are a father son duo who love spending family time at their cottage; however after losing beloved wife and mother, Cathy two years ago, cottage projects have stalled. The Weekend Reno Team has been invited in to give much needed design direction while paying tribute to the place Cathy loved so much. From stonework around the wood stove to a repurposed flea market find, Michelle, Anthony and Merrill go the extra mile to add personal touches that make this transformation all the more special.


TV-G (30 MIN)

When Dave and Jean married 13 years ago, the cottage became a special place for their blended family to spend time bonding. Now adults, their children want to surprise their parents with a Weekend Reno as a thank you for all the wonderful years they spent together at the cottage. The design plan focuses on transforming the tired living room and dysfunctional kitchen. With an extensive project list from flooring to re-facing the cabinets Michelle, Anthony and Merrill work overtime to finish the surprise before the weekend is up.


TV-G (30 MIN)

Kim and Rebecca Hunter are funeral directors who just recently bought their own funeral home. All the money, time and effort put into their business means little is left over for their cottage. They need a Weekend Reno to turn their ˜80s throwback “ jokingly called "Pinepalooza “ into a relaxing retreat they can use to escape their stressful jobs and spend quality time together with their son, Jake. The main order of business is tearing out the dingy beige carpet, minimizing the effects of all that pine and creating a functional kitchen. A last minute project becomes a creative finishing touch.


TV-G (30 MIN)

Marty and Erica's dream was to own a cottage on the lake where Marty spent his childhood summers. Finally they scooped one up, despite its poor condition and Marty has spent countless weekends renovating rather than enjoying the cottage with his family. Erica has called in the Weekend Reno team so her husband can have one project completed where he doesn't have to spend thought, time or energy. The master bedroom, and little girl's room are on the to-do list and the team has their work cut out for them, especially if they are to meet daughter, Stella's special requests.


TV-G (30 MIN)

Rob and Trish are super social and love to entertain, but when they inherited their cottage, they also inherited the dingy carpet and dated décor. Eager for a space that reflects their style and suits their needs, they've called the Weekend Reno team for a complete overhaul. Michelle aims for a welcoming and laid-back vibe, fitting for parties or relaxing and with a project list ranging from flooring, to custom wall unit and peninsula bar, the team will have to work non-stop to get it all done before the weekend is up.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Bursting at the seams with two young children, Leo and Susie are desperate for a bigger house. Leo's parents, Marlo and Gladys, have the down payment. But they can't agree on anything. While Marlo is always focused on the price tag, Susie's intense pickiness makes compromise impossible.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Staci, a 26 year-old office administrator and single mother, wants a big house in the country. Her parents, Lynn and Dan, have the down payment. But they insist that she find a place closer to home. When Staci refuses to compromise, it all goes downhill.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Joanna, a young single-mother, desperately needs a better house for her four-month old baby girl. Her domineering parents, Jadwiga and Wes, have the down payment. But they can't agree on anything. Matters are made worse when Mom tries to play matchmaker with her single daughter and Arthur, the real estate agent.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Shani, an 18 year-old aspiring singer, wants a cool downtown condo. Her parents, David and Miri, have the down payment. But Miri isn't about to let her young daughter live far from the family suburban home. So Daddy's Little Girl gets crafty and tries to turn Dad against Mom.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Zohar, a young professional and odd-ball Mamma's boy, has decided it's time to fly the coop and buy his first house. His best friend and mother, Klara, has the down payment. Their deep mother son bond gets put to the ultimate test as they struggle to find a compromise on MY HOUSE, YOUR MONEY.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Free-spirited friends, Arty and Emma, are wacky circus performers who have joined forces to buy a triplex. Their moms, Anna and Nella, have the down payment. But Anna thumbs her nose at everything and Nella, who is also their realtor, doesn't like their preference to buy downtown. It's a good thing Arty and Emma aren't afraid to play with real estate fire.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Back from five years of travelling, Devon is ready to settle and buy her own place. Her parents, Cathy and Gerry, have the down payment. But finding a home they both like is a major struggle. Chris, Devon's realtor brother, is on hand to keep the peace.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Young, hip, and soon-to-be homeless, Dessa and Tony are excited to buy their first home in the trendy west end. Monica, a contractor and Dessa's mom, has the down payment . But Dessa and Tony clash with her plan to buy a fixer-upper. The walls start to crumble when Dessa's dad John, Monica's ex-husband and arch-nemes is, comes along for the ride.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Claire, 27, is a princess who wants to buy her own perfect palace. Her parents, Frank and Mirella, have the down payment. But Frank's definition of a starter home is nothing like the luxurious abode Claire has in mind. With Mirella firmly on her daughter's side, Frank enters a battle of the sexes with both hands gripping his wallet!


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Steve won $75,000 in the lottery and he's buying his mom, Mona, a house. Annette, his very pregnant wife, is not happy with the decision. With the two women in his life at odds, Steve is forced to play both sides.


TV-PG+L (60 MIN)

As Trisha prepares for an empty nest, she teams up with her son Alec one more time to un-do years of damage to a home that was party central for Alec and all his friends growing up. They kick start the competition with a shock and awe approach with a strong turnout by Alec's buddies to tackle the demolition work. But can these unskilled hands put the house back together? A self-professed handy woman, Betts gets additional support from her daughter Samantha. But keeping a family commitment on day one means delaying the start to their reno projects. With only two weeks to get the job done this is a significant setback, but a steady stream of helpers that include Betts' father, her other children and neighbours slowly keep the renos moving forward. Will the tortoise overcome the hare in this rivalry between Mother-son and Mother-daughter?


TV-PG+L (60 MIN)

It's a square footage showdown, as these homeowners face-off for Paul's money saving commission free listing. Newly engaged, Lia needs to sell her tiny, cluttered home before she can move in with her fiancé, André. Lia must take on her dated kitchen, pink bathroom and maximize square footage to attract buyers, but when André gets occupied with work and family, Lia makes the costly decision to hire professionals. A disastrous discovery derails Lia's bathroom reno and threatens her chances in the competition. In order to financially recover from a divorce, Vladimir goes for broke by adding a second bathroom project to his already hefty project list. With contractor friend Ritz leading the charge, Vladimir's bathroom, kitchen and fireplace renovations get expert attention. In an attempt to cover costs, Vladimir holds a black-tie fundraiser. Will two weeks be enough for these competitors to reach their sale price goals?


TV-PG+L (60 MIN)

Alison and Leo are anxious to sell their poorly maintained, century old house and find a suitable home for their family of five. They jump into action demolishing the kitchen and bathroom, but when Penny's design plans force them to rip up seven layers of flooring they start to wonder if their efforts could have been better spent elsewhere. As Alison and Leo both put in time at their day jobs, they rely on friends to keep things rolling. Alison holds a bake and toy sale to raise funds, but it's her impressive barter for cabinetry that keeps costs low. In order to avoid becoming renters once again, Chantale and Fred must update their kitchen, de-clutter and stage the basement and the most difficult of all”reclaim their dining room from their 3-year old. They get a jump on the competition, but blow their lead when counter installation plans fall through. Chantale hosts a euchre tournament to raise funds. Will a win be in the cards?


TV-PG+L (60 MIN)

Sheryl and Chris need to downsize to a more manageable property, but will two weeks be enough time for them to get their large home market ready? They enlist a skilled team of friends to help them bring their kitchen and bathroom into this century. Their high end finishes, like granite countertops and new bamboo flooring, notch their renovations up to a whole other level. Alain and Valerie are expecting their second child and outgrowing their current home. Penny and Paul agree that the basement powder room is a gut job, the basement wood panelling needs to be nixed and Alain's built-in aquarium is an eyesore that has got to go. Day one of the renos starts off with a bang, but can they keep up the pace? Alain and Valerie step-up their fundraising efforts with creative money making ideas like dog sitting and, a first for All For Nothing?, an arm wrestling competition. Will their expense tally of zero cinch the win?


TV-PG+L (60 MIN)

Job one for homeowner Jimmy is to depersonalize his home as Paul and Penny assure him that the medieval theme gone wrong in the basement would repel any potential buyer. Supported by his girlfriend, Lisa, Jimmy rallies a strong team of fellow firefighters and family to tackle the renovation that spans all three levels of the house! Jimmy concludes the competition with a sweet surprise for Lisa. Competitor Iain is also basement challenged. It shows as a teenage wasteland “ still full to the brim with stuff left behind by his four kids. With wife Carolynn away taking care of their ill daughter, best friend Dave steps in to help. Within the first days of the competition, disaster strikes! A sub pump malfunction causes a flood that jeopardizes the reno plans. May the best basement win!