Reno vs. Relocate
RENO vs. RELOCATE is a series that pits property against renovation as homeowners tackle the expensive and life-changing question ‘Do I renovate? Or relocate?’
Style-savvy designer Robin Lewis works to persuade homeowner’s to stay using state-of-the-art graphics to simulate their dream reno, while expert realtor Vanessa Roman tries to convince them to move by showing a property that perfectly matches their wish list & budget.
Armed with information, homeowners have to choose whether they stay or go… BEFORE the hard work begins!
And once they’ve made the ultimate decision, hosts and homeowners will get to work embarking on a major renovation or continuing the hunt for the ideal property. Either way they’ll be moving from living in the status quo to a dream home – every episode leading viewers on a new journey and the only series on TV that is really a win-win.
Using a fresh take on the property and renovation format, RENO vs. RELOCATE encourages fence-sitting homeowner’s to take action, make a decision and move on with their lives.
Episode 1 – Kitchen Catastrophe:
Hina and Paul spent many years seeing the world, but now their only view is the unsightly kitchen in their neglected home. Time to decide whether to renovate or re-locate.
Episode 2 – Tween Management:
Things have changed at Ish and Josie’s once comfortably spacious house. With 2 tween age kids vying for more space, the walls are closing in, prompting Josie to develop an MLS habit and Ish searching for solutions.
Episode 3 – Sibling Rivalry:
Niya and Drish have differing ideas about what to do with their parents’ house that was given to them. Party girl Niya wants to fly this outdated coop and head to the city, while emotionally attached Drish feels the place just needs some youthful inspiration.
Episode 4 – Promises Promises
Dmitri said “I do” to marriage and renovations, but six months after the wedding, the dated décor remains an “I don’t” and bride Tatiana says the honeymoon is over.
Episode 5 – Emotional Attachment
Uchenwa thinks the family starter house is all but finished, while her husband Dwayne is emotionally attached and thinks it still has a few good years left in it.
Episode 6 – In law in the house
Heather and Gord have “made due” with their hazardous eyesore of a kitchen with limited seating for far too long, but now Gord’s mother is moving in and they need to make some big decisions!
Episode 7 – Toddler Sprawl
Both Shannon and Karen are in pursuit of la dolca vida, but Karen believes their house has become a detriment to their life plan. This couple would like to have another child but Karen says ‘no way’ until they figure out their house issues.
Episode 8 – In From the Cold
The mood has gotten chilly for this family, as Nick has been forced to move his man cave outside to make way for his wife Danielle’s photography studio. Nick wants inside, but not in this house, while Danielle thinks they can stay and renovate their way to happiness.
Episode 9 – Close Encounters
An apartment -sized kitchen, plus a cramped main floor equals chaotic family meals and limited work -space for Sarah and Marc. Marc wants out of these close encounters, while Sarah thinks a renovation solution is close at hand.
Episode 10 – Open to Change
Marie and Adel’s house of long narrow rooms is not conducive to entertaining, so social butterfly Marie wants out. Meanwhile, house proud Adel wants to stay and renovate their way out of this standstill.
Episode 11 – A Woman’s Touch
Recently, Agnes moved into Chad’s rundown bachelor pad. Chad admits it could use a woman’s touch, but Agnes thinks it needs a complete overhaul, starting with the eyesore of a kitchen. She just wants to move to the country, while Chad thinks a renovation is the answer.
Episode 12 – On Hold
Dan and Ross are getting married at home, but there’s nothing to celebrate about their cramped galley style kitchen that makes entertaining near impossible. Dan has set his sights on moving, while Dan thinks they’re a reno away from ‘home sweet home’.
Episode 13 – No Where to Go
Misty and Danny can’t fit their house full of kids into their half finished basement. With nowhere for the kids to play Misty is at the end of her rope and half way out the door, while Danny thinks a renovation will make space for everyone.
Episode 14 – Too Close For Comfort
Georgette and Mark love family time, but when Mark needs to get work done without an actual office, things can get a little too close for comfort. Grandma will be moving in soon and space will be even tighter. Georgette wants to move, while Mark wants to stay and renovate.
Episode 15 – Duplex Dilemma
Converting a rooming house to a single family home seemed like a good project for Rechna and John, but since having a son, the deficiencies in the home are weighing on Rechna. She wants a fresh start in an updated home, while John thinks they should finish what they started and stay.
Episode 16 – Game On
With three boys and a dog, Stacia likes to run a tight ship, but with an outdated and unsafe kitchen, things have come unhinged…literally. Her husband Simon believes a renovation will restore order, while Stacia is not convinced and wants to move.
Episode 17 – Basement Blues
Eileen and Kevin’s stately and once spacious home has become a cramped and disorganized daycare since the arrival of their spirited son. Eileen wants more space in a new home, while Kevin is determined to renovate their way back to order.
Episode 18 – Starter home
After 15 years the walls of Barb and John’s small starter home are starting to close in ever since John began a new work from –home-routine. With John’s ‘office’ invading every floor Barb has had it and is looking to move to a bigger place, while John thinks a simple renovation will solve their issues.
Episode 19 – That 70’s Kitchen!
Lenore and Kevin’s move into Kevin’s childhood home seemed like a good idea in the beginning, until they tried to cram their blended ‘Brady Bunch’ family of 7 around the tiny kitchen table for family dinners. That’s when they realized that something had to change fast. Lenore thinks that they should move to a bigger home that can accommodate everyone, while Kevin feels a renovation will breath new life into his old family home.
Episode 20 – Nothin’ in the Attic
Michelle & Todd’s three bedroom urban home seemed like the perfect fit for this family of 4 until baby Chase arrived and they found themselves one bedroom short. After weeks with baby in the master and no sleep this couple realized something had to change! Todd thinks the answer is to relocate, while Michelle is determined to renovate their way back to sweet dreams.
Episode 21 – Chef’s Kitchen
Loretta and Allan’s dilapidated kitchen has never been great, but they managed to make it work. Along comes baby and the kitchen’s deficiencies have become more apparent. Loretta thinks a renovation will rejuvenate the space, while Allan wants to move into a modern, spacious home.
Episode 22 – Master Mayhem
Greg is outnumbered and outmaneuvered as his three daughters have taken over the second floor washroom, and wife Taylor has claimed ownership of their bedroom’s limited closet space. Surprisingly, it’s Taylor who wants to check out of this situation and move, while Greg prefers to flex some renovation solutions at home.
Episode 23 – Daycare Dilemma
Stephanie, Joe, and their children’s daycare program are all vying for space on the main floor of their home, and the kids are winning. Stephanie wants to expand the search for more room into the unfinished basement, while Joe thinks a move is in order.
Episode 24 – Who Needs Nanny?
Things have gotten overcrowded at Lindsay and Andrew’s home. Their nanny shares space with the family on the main floor making lack of privacy an urgent issue. Lindsay sees a nanny suite in their unfinished basement’s future, while Andrew thinks a move will be the best solution
Episode 25 – Boys Will be Boys
With a partially finished basement not working as a hang out space for Lisa and David’s two teenage boys, the testosterone is encroaching on the adult space upstairs. David believes a move is necessary, while emotionally attached Lisa wants to renovate their way to peace.
Episode 26 – Family Home
Trying to fit a growing family into a tiny galley kitchen is becoming an increasingly daunting task for new parents Nick and Rachel. Nick sees renovation as the answer, while Rachel wants to move. As her maternity leave draws to a close a decision must be made soon.