6 Seasons | 22 Episodes
Kihei, HIAired on Apr 03, 2005
Vicki’s lived in her Kihei home for three years, but she’s moving back to the mainland to be closer to family, so it’s time to sell her home. The only problem is – she has too much stuff! The first order of business for our designer Roger Hazard, is to pare down everything in the house to it’s essentials. That means removing furniture, neutralizing and putting away most of Vicki’s clothes. But convincing Vicki to part with her stuff is a job in itself! Then it’s on to the bathroom, where the real-live jungle outside isn’t visible for the jungle inside. Will all the hard work pay off? Tanya Memme hosts.
Haiku, HIAired on Apr 10, 2005
Mark and Nancy Townsend have lived in their house for 15 years, in the beautiful rainforest just off the North Shore of Maui. With so much going for it, you’d think someone would want to snatch up this piece of paradise. But one look at the downstairs “ohana” and you’ll find out why this place isn’t moving! The rental unit is inhabited by two surfers for whom housekeeping is not a top priority. The carpets are filthy, the kitchen hasn’t been cleaned in ages, and the bedrooms are best left unmentioned. That’s where design consultant Roger comes in. A surf theme keeps the place true to its roots, but instead of turning people away, the new ohana invites them to stay! Tanya Memme hosts.
Los Angeles, CAAired on Apr 17, 2005
Roy’s lived in his classic Victorian in the historic West Adams neighborhood of L.A. for 25 years. But his four-bedroom house is really more than this bachelor needs, and he’s ready to downsize. Designer Roger Hazard’s first order of business is to clear out all the excess clutter from the various rooms. Then it’s on to painting – Roger has a bold plan that will transform these dull pink rooms and make the beautiful architectural details stand out. Host Tanya Memme convinces Roy to actually use his chairs, and off comes the plastic that’s covered them for years. Removing the carpet to expose the beautiful hardwoods is a multiple-person chore, resulting in a near-wardrobe malfunction for Tanya! With a little effort, Roger shows that a classic home can undergo a 21st century facelift and still remain true to its roots.
Cathedral City, CAAired on Jun 05, 2005
Set in the desert oasis town of Cathedral City, California, with a pool out back, and lots of living space, Reina and Debbie’s place should be a quick sell, but instead the house is lingering on the market. It’s time to get serious. In the den, the faux finish on the walls looks like smoke, so we replace the tired browns with a cheerful new shade of green. We then return the living room to it’s original purpose by removing the pool table and creating a comfortable seating area. Quick staging work in the bedroom and some accessorizing throughout the house, and Reina and Debbie’s place becomes a classy retreat. Tanya Memme hosts with design consultant Roger Hazard.
Key West, FLAired on Jun 26, 2005
Mimi and Ernie have lived on Cudjoe Key for twelve years. These avid boaters and fishermen love the relaxed lifestyle the island life represents, but with son Austin getting bigger everyday, they need way more space. Their house has bright sunny rooms, a wrap-around deck, and even its own private canal with a straight shot to Cudjoe Bay! But four months on the market, and they haven’t gotten a bite. After an an open house, the Oskey’s learn what people really think. Austin’s room is toned down with a lighter color of walls and less furniture. Roger has decided the “Margarita” green walls of the living room have got to go. Will Mimi let go of her faux finish? And you don’t want to miss Roger’s ingenuity with trash cans. Tanya Memme hosts.
Austin, TXAired on Jul 31, 2005
Nancy has two boys and a wedding coming up. She needs a bigger house for her growing family, but first she’s got to sell the one she has. It’s got a comfortable living area with beautiful windows and three spacious bedrooms. But Nancy’s home has been showing for over three months without an offer. Despite the space, open house guests feel trapped by the clutter in Nancy’s dining room and the dark color of the walls. The living room is stuffed with furniture, blocking access to the bookshelves and the backyard. It also sports a bright orange Texas Longhorns color scheme! Roger has decided the orange walls in the living room will be painted over and everything will be taken out that is not a basic essential. Will Nancy give up her Longhorns theme in order to sell her house? Tanya Memme hosts.
Mercer Island, WAAired on Aug 14, 2005
The Collingwood family has lived at their large Mercer Island home for 12 years. It’s in a desirable secluded neighborhood just over the bridge from Seattle. Homes in this neighborhood normally sell within two weeks on the market, but for some reason this house with its stylish living room, lush back yard and large deck has been on the market for over a year and a half. Our designer, Roger Hazard, is ready to step up to the challenge. He makes Rob clear out the spare room he’s been crashing in. He takes some extra furniture for the downstairs, and tones down the rooms blue carpet with a strong gray drop cloth used as a linen. After a few furniture adjustments to each room, the place is ready for action. But will the makeover push someone into buying? Tanya Memme hosts.
Summerville, SCAired on Sep 11, 2005
Sallie’s Summerville, South Carolina home has a big backyard with a swimming pool, over 2,700 square feet of living space, and lots of charm! Other homes in the neighborhood often sell in less than two weeks, so why can’t she find a buyer? Well, for starters, it could be the 25-year-old wallpaper in the entryway. Then there’s the matter of the two stoves in the kitchen, and lots of unused space that just doesn’t bring folks in. Sounds like what this place needs is a big update. We head to the kitchen for some modernization, repaint the cabinets, and with a few clever tricks, home-design consultant Roger Hazard has us update the hardware. Then, it’s adios to the extra stove. Next it’s time to spruce up some old furniture around the house. Will all these great changes be enough to make this house move? Tanya Memme hosts.
Belgrade, MTAired on Oct 23, 2005
It’s got a large living room, hardwood floors, and it’s surrounded by Montana’s incredible natural beauty. So why can’t Sarah sell her two-bedroom townhouse? For starters, the place is a huge mess. The dining room has been seriously neglected, and both the living room and bedroom are full of clutter! First, Sarah watches the hidden house open house footage and learns that folks aren’t too keen on her color scheme, her housekeeping style, or the missing knobs on her kitchen cabinets. Fortunately, our design expert Roger Hazard is waiting in the wings to totally transform Sarah’s condo. First, it’s time to clean! Then it’s on to painting to brighten things up. For a little diversion, we head outside to add a little curb appeal. Goodbye weeds, hello color–in the form of a few attractive bedding plants. Host Tanya Memme helps Sarah put up new window treatments in the kitchen. It all looks great, but will all this hard work result in an offer?
Oregon City, ORAired on Dec 11, 2005
Don and Jenny have lived in their rustic three bedroom ranch style home near Portland, Oregon for almost 15 years. They’ve got four dogs, a love of motorcycles, and big dreams to own a horse ranch of their own. But first, they’ve got to interest a buyer in their current home. Sure, it’s located on a quite cul-de-sac, has a large back yard, and has great amenities like a fireplace, and it’s priced just right for the neighborhood, but it’s looking just a little bit dog-eared. Can this explain why it’s been on the market for an entire year? Host Tanya Memme is there to guide them through the tough process of learning what people really think of their place. Then, it’s time for Roger Hazard to the rescue! His first prescription: bring some light into this cave! The ugly old curtains in the living room are history. Simple white window treatments give the room an airier feel, and we peel up all the dog rugs and do some steam-cleaning to unveil a fresh, odor-free carpet underneath.
Boston, MAAired on Jan 22, 2006
Angela Victoria’s classic three-bedroom town home is nestled in quaint Brookline, a family friendly area on the outskirts of Boston. She’s lived here for 30 years but she dreams of buying a little place by the ocean. First she’ll have to sell her current place. While the architecture is stunning, clutter and darkness are turning open house guests away. Years of accumulated stuff makes the place seem cramped. Folks are also turned off by the old and dingy paint on the walls. Angela Victoria has so much stuff; the first order of business is to hire some movers to clear this place out. Then it’s on to painting, and Roger chooses variations on lavender as the unifying theme. And by using a few choice pieces of furniture and some tasteful accessories, Angela Victoria’s house is finally ready to sell. Tanya Memme hosts.
Amesbury, MAAired on Jan 29, 2006
A large and historic Victorian-style home in a quiet Massachusetts neighborhood. It’s got just about everything you could want, but the commute to Boston is just too far, so it’s time for Chris and Merrill to move closer in. This charmer has been on the market for over two months, with little interest from potential buyers. What’s the problem? Could it be the weird wallpaper in the living room, the cat smell, or the dirty carpets? Or perhaps the bright orange walls in the entry. First, we de-clutter the entire house, removing books, toys and excess furniture from all the rooms. We pull up the dirty beige carpet to reveal pristine hardwood floors. The strange wallpaper in the living room is painted over with a suede-textured color called classic coffee. Now that the inside of this home matches the classic feel of the historic exterior, will potential homebuyers be able to resist? Tanya Memme hosts.
Sacramento, CAAired on Mar 12, 2006
Joe and Tiffany and their two young children live on a quiet cul-de-sac in a quiet neighborhood just outside of Sacramento. But their three bedroom home is becoming just too crowded for this growing family, so it’s time to upgrade. We let our open house guests loose in here, and they quickly pronounce Joe and Tiffany’s house to be over-cluttered and dark. The dining room has been taken over by craft supplies and exercise equipment. Our design guru, Roger Hazard jumps in right away, to turn this place around, and host Tanya Memme’s on hand to rally the troops with a cheer. Are Joe and Tiffany ready to part with their cherished things so they can get their place sold? Clutter is banished, the dark accent wall in the living room is replaced with a cheerful light green, the dining room is returned to its original purpose, and the bedroom gets brightened up with some light window treatments. Will Roger’s changes be enough to convince a potential homebuyer to bite?
Elverta, CAAired on Mar 19, 2006
Frank and Kimberly have lived in their three bedroom rambler on the outskirts of Sacramento for ten years now, but they’re moving out of the area to be a little closer to the rest of their family. Buyers are snatching up other homes in the neighborhood, but there home is suffering from a case of the blahs, it just can’t seem to attract a buyer that will appreciate its spare design. Roger has a plan to break up the vast living room space and use warm colors to make it cozy. He has a few tricks up his sleeve to give the dining room a caf -like feel, and banishes the jungle theme in the bedroom in favor of something a little more romantic. Will these small but significant steps bring in the offers? Tanya Memme hosts.
Santa Monica, CAAired on Mar 26, 2006
Greg’s tenants are moving out of his Santa Monica home, and he thinks it’s time to sell the place. Sure, it’s a little run down, but property values around here regularly run into the low millions, so it’s not surprising that even with a dark interior and some pet odor issues, this place is priced at $850,000. But potential homeowners aren’t going to bite unless there’s a carrot at the end of the stick. The living room is dark and cramped with outdated furniture, and the master bedroom is overflowing with furniture. Roger has a plan to give the living room a fresh new tropical-beach feel, and by removing the bulky furniture, it opens the space right up. Will removing the smelly old carpet reveal usable hardwoods beneath? Some de-cluttering in the boys’ bedroom and some sweet new bunk beds are just the thing to spruce this room up. Will all the changes help Greg see a return on his investment? Tanya Memme hosts.
Los Angeles, CAAired on Apr 23, 2006
Steve and Susan Wasser, their son Chris and two dogs live in a charming Spanish style villa just minutes from the heart of Hollywood. They’re hankering to live closer to the beach, but first, they’ve got to find a buyer! In the hot L.A. market, their home should be a cinch to sell. But it’s not the case. Could it be that their growling dogs aren’t giving potential buyers a warm welcome? Or is it the dark and cavernous living room that’s turning folks away? Or the not-so-fresh scent coming from son Chris’ bedroom? We tackle old wallpaper, re-invent Chris’ room, paint, replace pleather drapes, the list goes on and on! Will we have enough time to finish it all before the open house guests arrive? And will Roger’s changes be enough to turn potential homebuyers’ heads? Tanya Memme hosts.