Carter Oosterhouse is a man on a mission. For homeowners who have been told that their home project is too difficult, costly or just not worth the effort, Carter comes to the rescue.
Making the “impossible,” possible by using his extensive building and carpentry skills, Carter tackles two to four daunting projects each episode that will inspire every viewer who wants practical yet progressive advice, easily translatable to their own home improvement projects. And, in each episode, Carter incorporates “green” design solutions!
The Lee family loves to cook but their kitchen is too cramped and dated to serve them well. Carter and team come in and completely gut and redesign the kitchen with new cabinetry, counters, floors, appliances and flow, making a once cramped kitchen a fully functional and stunning part of the Lee home!
Rosalind Gatto’s narrow living/dining room lacks any style and doesn’t allow for good flow or relaxation. Carter transforms the room into warm, comfortable zones and giving it better scale including low profile entertainment wall, better seating area and re-envisioned dining room.
Carter and team are called in to transform the Guinchard’s master bedroom from college dorm to a rustic retreat. His design for a 8′ tall headboard and matching side tables are the room’s centrepiece, combined with a floor length mirror, revamped closets, new carpet, paint and dramatic accents.
The Anderson/Lynch family room is comprised of toys and clutter, with no style or storage this is far from a room for the full family. Carter brings in new flooring, wall-to-wall storage and display; a revamped fireplace and new British Colonial style transform this from family room to great room!
The Nicholson’s have infused their home with bits of their New Orleans roots. But their yard sits in shambles until Carter and team create a bit of the Big Easy in a very green way, with recycled tire/brick patio, decking, a reclaimed bar and entertainment area, fire pit, seating and solar lighting.
“Big and pink” is how the Soibelman’s describe their master bath. They want a classic Roman Spa. Carter delivers with a fully gutted and transformed room with unique materials and finishes. The new space includes spa tub and shower area in recycled glass, dark walnut floors, and re-imagined vanity. Classic elegance achieved!
With a baby on the way the Ryan’s need to take their catch all room and make it a multi-purpose room with a sense of style. Carter creates a full day to night transition with Murphy bed and “Murphy” desk/fireplace make this room a stunning blend of styles and materials.
The Campbell family leads a very active life and it shows in their very cluttered family room. Carter brings new life to the outdated room by starting over: new flooring, paint, treatments, furniture and a focal point of an amazing entertainment center make this a new space fit for the entire family!
As the bedroom pulls double duty as an office, Carter and team are tasked with making this cluttered room feel tranquil and stylish. An Asian-inspired retreat complete with custom-made bamboo furniture, natural materials, transformed fireplace and soothing colours hits the mark.
An outdated family room is given a Tuscan makeover – creating a great room for the family to call the center of the home. Warm colors, custom closet, fireplace surround and tables enhance the Tuscan feel, while green elements make the room warm and inviting.
Michelle Kramer wants to keep her home’s 1920s design intact but update her lacking kitchen for the 21st Century. New floors, cabinets and layout help. As does using green products to modify her existing cabinets and counters. The end result is a hi and stylish look for a more spacious kitchen perfect for entertaining.
An awkward layout is only one of the Shrinsky’s problems with their porch. What to do with kid’s clutter is another. Carter comes up with a beach-inspired solution for an outdoor room that’s filled with character. Projects include a custom dining table and bar, new storage towers, and eco-friendly furniture and accessories.
The Bell’s want to reclaim their living/dining area from their kid’s toys. They love to entertain but have no style or sense of flow. Carter does more than reclaim, he transforms the space with new seating, dining and entertaining areas – all with a touch of the tropics.