Business partner brothers look for a vacation home in Coventry, RI. Their real estate agent helps them find the perfect lakefront fixer-upper, but the to-do list is long and the brothers run into many structural issues.
Amber and Jon are looking for a getaway near their home in Raleigh, N.C., and Lake Gaston fits the bill. With assistance from their broker, they find a house with a price that's as perfect as the location, but the condition of the home is not ideal. Luckily, Jon is a contractor and with help from some friends they dive head first into the project. All is going smoothly until safety concerns start to strain the budget.
A Minnesota couple search for a vacation home in Texas that reminds them of their home state. Their agent helps them find a lakefront property in northeast Texas that might be their dream home, but its current state requires quite a bit of TLC. The couple are ready to take on the challenge of fully renovating the property on their tight budget.
In Texas, Dan and Emily find a waterfront home on Cedar Creek Lake that has tons of potential but needs a lot of work. They hope their budget will be enough to give them the open-floor plan and modern farmhouse look they desire, turning the dated home into their dream lake house.
A couple find an Ohio lake house with unlimited potential that can serve as a meeting place for their large family. With construction underway, an updated kitchen, a wall of windows and tons of outdoor entertaining areas are all part of the plan. But as hidden damage appears around the house, will they be able to get it all?
Outdoor enthusiasts look for a vacation retreat for their family on Lake Oconee in Georgia, and they find a fixer-upper in an ideal setting. But as they get into the project, they discover it will cost far more than they originally thought. As they overhaul the old floor plan, they try to stay on budget to create their dream lake home.
After spending years renting on Lake Wedowee in Alabama, a couple are ready to purchase a vacation home for their family. A local agent helps them land a charming lakefront property, but it's in need of major improvements, which they hope to tackle without busting the budget.