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Overview

It’s one thing to design your own home, but it’s another to turn your knack for design into a full-time job. Danielle Bryk is about to embark on her biggest challenge yet. After successfully turning a rundown rooming house into her family home, she is putting her money, marriage and sanity on the line and starting her own property company and design firm: The Bryk House.

Episode 1 – Room to Celebrate!

In the season two premiere, the Jani’s main floor is falling apart! Their kitchen is a complete disaster and their living room has turned into a kid’s playroom. They really need an open concept main floor and some major organization, not to mention a total kitchen gut. Oh, and Danielle has to have the home ready in time for their 10th anniversary party in just a few weeks.

Episode 2 – Is This Enough for Phillip

Danielle has been contacted by a couple in crisis! Patrick has asked his long time partner Phillip to move in with him. But Phillip hates the rundown, dated style of Patrick’s place and doesn’t want to live there. Desperate to take his relationship to the next level, Patrick puts pressure on Danielle to revamp his 60s inspired bungalow in to a stylish space that’ll convince Philip to finally move in. Demolition exposes some major structural issues, forcing Danielle come up with a few creative solutions in order to save the project, and her clients’ relationship.

Episode 3 – No Margin for Error

Danielle’s latest clients, Amy and Paul Hamilton, have her racing against the clock to complete a large-scale reno before friends and family arrive for their annual get-together. With no margin for error, Danielle needs to deal with the potential plumbing issues for the new powder room and what’s behind the wall separating the kitchen and dining room. With only weeks, Danielle finds herself at the mercy of her vendors who just don’t think they’ll be able to make her deadline.

Episode 4 – Good Knight Bed

Danielle’s next job has her tackling a home with some questionable design decisions. It has a master bedroom that is furnished with oversize bedroom pieces, a walk in closet that is busting at the seams and a master bath that is both cluttered and grimy. But grime and a monster bed is only half the battle! Steve the homeowner, is part of the problem. He loves his monster bed and he’s insisting that it has to stay. On top of that, Danielle also has to deal with a mould issue that shuts down the renovation.

Episode 5 – Two Siblings and a Baby

Danielle gears up for one of her biggest renovations yet! She is not only renovating one, but two floors of a town home shared by siblings, Alex and Julia. Danielle will need to convert one floor with no bathroom into a cozy space for Julia and her new daughter, while transforming the 2nd floor into a bachelor pad that Alex desperately needs. Renovations turn rank when the source of a foul smell threatens the project and differences start a feud between the siblings who then pressure Danielle to reconcile their styles.

Episode 6 – Big Basement, Baby Budget

Danielle helps cash strapped couple Jackie and Stuart complete their unfinished basement that’s long overdue. With one of the tightest budgets she’s worked with, Danielle will have to pull tricks out of her hat in order to accommodate a couple with champagne tastes and a beer budget. On top of that, a construction screw up puts the budget in jeopardy and Danielle has to handle one final unexpected request.

Episode 7 – Basement of Horrors

Danielle rescues Dan and David from their ‘haunted’ and uninhabitable basement. She must exorcise this dank space and return it to the land of the living. The task is made more difficult by dangerous wiring and flooding which begs the question ‘what lies beneath?’. To top it all off, Danielle must please both Dan and David’s divergent tastes. If she pulls all the pieces together, the result will be an inviting space for both family and friends, but if not, she may only reanimate a monster.

Episode 8 – Bryk vs Brick

Homeowners Kim and Scott have big expectations, but a sizable brick wall is standing in the way of their open-concept dream. The couple, however, are in for a rude awakening as its’ removal lands this project over budget. To add to the pressure, Danielle must also deal with a bottle-necked kitchen, and an awkward powder room. Stuck between a brick and a hard place, she must compromise Kim’s dream to make this renovation a reality.

Episode 9 – Love it or Leave it

In this episode, storage is the name of the game, but expectant mother and homeowner Megan isn’t playing around. She needs a house that suits her growing family, or she is putting it up for sale. Those are the rules, but this house isn’t playing fair. Load bearing joists and electrical wiring eat up the budget and much needed storage space. Can Danielle really give this old home a new life?

Episode 10 – Time to Change

Proof that opposites attract, homeowner Young has modern tastes while husband Barry prefers the durable craftsmanship of his good ol’days. Nevertheless, in the name of love, he is willing to change. There is, however, a catch: this is Barry’s childhood home, and Young is out of town. In this surprise renovation, Danielle must modernize the kitchen and living space for a woman she has never met! All without offending Barry’s inner child or bygone tastes.

Episode 11 – Constructing Comfort

Elaine and Brian’s basement is a battlefield, and behind the walls, carcinogenic forces lie in wait. A larger war, however, is being fought. Brian has been diagnosed with cancer. In her most meaningful campaign to date, Danielle fights damaged drains and asbestos lined pipes in an effort to provide a safe haven where this family can spend more time together.

Episode 12 – Galley Kitchen Blow Out

Worlds collide in this kitchen renovation. Angie loves to cook, but an enclosed kitchen cuts her off from the family. She might as well be on another planet! Breaking down walls opens up a whole new world of possibilities, but combining two spaces is not without its challenges. The newly renovated, modern kitchen, must match the dining room’s older character. But costs are sky high and threaten to turn this reno into science fiction.

Episode 13 –  More Than One Surprise

To surprise his wife, new homeowner Azam is renovating their master bedroom and ensuite bathroom. For Danielle, these sparsely furnished rooms are a blank canvas, but artistic achievement doesn’t come without a struggle. The space needs more than just cosmetic updates, and there is a lot of ground to cover. These rooms are massive! Can Danielle turn these awkward outdated rooms into a contemporary masterpiece?

Episode 14 – Toughest Client To Date

Danielle must renovate for her toughest client to date… her husband Greg. But first, she’ll have to open his mind to her open concept floor plan. After years of renovating for others, Danielle tackles her main floor, but water damage and structural issues take this modest reno to the next level. That’s right, the second floor! Will the husband who hates change be able to recognize the home he left behind?