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Overview

Five years have passed since Bryan and Sarah built their custom dream home in the city. Always up for a new challenge, Bryan and Sarah are back at building again – But this time, they’re uprooting their growing family from the city to the gritty countryside. And breaking Bryan’s cardinal rule of home-building– Never, ever live on site during a renovation!

While they love their city home, it turns out Bryan has always dreamed of returning to his small town roots to raise his kids in the vast, open spaces of the country. His wife Sarah on the other hand, fashions herself a city girl. Watch as Sarah and Bryan go head to head on their individual visions of their home, and cope with a dramatic lifestyle change as they say goodbye to the comfortable conveniences of city life.

Episode 1 – Stick in the Mud

Bryan convinces a reluctant Sarah to begin a brand new chapter in their lives – uproot the family and comfortable city life and move to the country! The plan sounds good on paper, but they quickly realize selling their first home and building their next home doesn’t play out like they hoped.

Episode 2 – A Hole In None

The seasons have turned and Bryan is ready to get this reno going. As soon as Bryan excavates the first bit of earth, he hits a major snag and the project comes to a screeching halt.

Episode 3 – The Chicken Coup

Bryan starts to lay the foundation for the addition onto the back of the existing home and realizes tying in both structures is not going to be easy. Bryan keeps some key details from Sarah and commits his biggest fowl yet!

Episode 4 – Flood, Sweat & Tears

Bryan is used to working against the elements, but the timing couldn’t be worse when he has to leave town for work. Mother Baeumler is forced to battle Mother Nature on her own that almost brings the house down.

Episode 5 – Reno Gone Wild

Sarah recruits the help of a designer who has the difficult task to make both Sarah and Bryan happy. As the demo gets deeper, Bryan realizes country living could bite him in the butt.

Episode 6 – Pump the Break

Sarah changes her mind on a design finish that sets Bryan back in a big way. The plan to make progress on the addition while living in the existing home gets derailed when major repairs to the old house take priority.

Episode 7 – The Cold War

As the weather turns colder, Sarah and Bryan’s relationship goes up in flames as they butt heads on features in the Great Room and Kitchen.

Episode 8 – Truth or Stair

A freak ice storm derails all work on site as the Baeumlers just focus on keeping warm and cleaning up the property. Bryan pushes to get to drywall stage, but Sarah changes the electrical plan in the Master Bedroom again, which makes their electrician want to pull the plug.

Episode 9 – Absence Makes the Reno Grow Longer

Bryan continues to deal with the perils of the long and cold winter, without an end in sight. The Baeumler family takes the kids away for Spring break, but learns a hard lesson – when Bryan’s away, Mother Nature will play.

Episode 10 – Mo’ Money, Door Problems

Winter may be behind them, but Spring showers may have permanently stained the limestone on the exterior. Bryan wishes he could slam the door on a purchase Sarah made. Plans are underway for a big and unexpected surprise for Bryan that he won’t ever forget.

Episode 11 – A Hardwood Day’s Night

Bryan bites the bullet and takes care of some major work on the existing house that ends in stormy results. The addition is ready for hardwood flooring, but Bryan may not be ready for the bill.

Episode 12 – Tile and Error

Six weeks late, the main floor tiles finally arrive for installation. Sarah micromanages Bryan on a feature wall detail in Quintyn’s room. Bryan learns the hard way that annoying things happen in threes when Sarah, his electrician and a temperamental machine ride his patience.

Episode 14 – The Built Trip

Resolved to never have another leak in the old house again, Bryan re-does the entire roof, but has to beat an impending rainstorm that’s moving in fast. A sudden and unexpected trip pulls Bryan off site for a week. When Bryan returns Sarah and Adam show him the fruits of their labour with some sour results.

Episode 14 – Floor or Mess

Bryan pushes Sarah and Trish to finalize the tile floor in the wine room, but he realizes things are quickly unravelling. Tired of changing things after the fact, Bryan takes matters into his own hands.

Episode 15 – Painted Love

Bryan’s used to Sarah’s changes, but can’t believe the “paint” in the butt he’s experiencing upstairs. The team pushes to finish the second floor, but the light at the end of the tunnel fades quick when Sarah has to re-pick design finishes at the eleventh hour.

Episode 16 – Fowl Play

In the interest of being done, Bryan makes the final call on finishes without Sarah’s input, which doesn’t go over well. The Baeumlers reveal their finished main floor and revisit their best and worst moments of the whole build.