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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.
|S01E01||Calling Card||24/02/2013||Danielle's first project as a designer, an updated bathroom for a family of five, is not without its problems. Danielle must battle through delays in materials, ill-fitting products and an irregular layout of an old house. But no matter what, this bathroom renovation has to be absolutely amazing, since it will become her calling card to entice prospective clients. She must also adjust to life as a working mom, which she finds especially tough since her husband Greg is heading out of town for work. She has no idea how she will do it all on time, and on budget, while holding down the fort at home.|
|S01E02||A Family Affair||24/02/2013||A contractor has recently taken advantage of Sammy, a mentor and father figure to Danielle's family, taking his money and leaving his main floor a construction zone. With her husband Greg still out of town, Danielle rallies the troops together to make this a true family affair. She enlists the help of her brother, her children, and calls in favors left-and-right in order to stretch what remains of Sammy's budget.|
|S01E03||Down to the Wire||03/03/2013||Danielle's first project through a referral is a real doozy. At her consultation with Annie, the homeowner, Danielle finds out that she has one month to do a huge basement project. The family needs this space to become a playroom, a bathroom, and a nanny suite! New walls will need to be constructed, and the bathroom needs to be built-up from scratch, with floor to ceiling tiles and new fixtures. Not only does Danielle think she's taken on too much for one person to handle, the deadline is set in stone, because at the end of the month the family is moving in! Luckily, her husband Greg has come home from working out-of-town. He finds that Danielle has overrun the house with product samples, drawings, and client meetings. Not accustomed to how Danielle's new business affects their home life, he realizes that he will need to adjust.|
|S01E04||Sibling Overhaul||10/03/2013||Danielle's sister Terry is about to ask her for a big favor: after 10 years of owning a rental home, and with all the wear and tear that comes with that, Terry wants to renovate and sell it. They want to start with the backyard first and it will be a complete overhaul ? replacing the deck, fencing, plants, trees, new aluminum siding and redoing the stonework. One of the biggest challenges facing Danielle is having her older sister as a client. Will they be able realize that they are now both grown adults or revert back to old childhood squabbles? Danielle is also approached by her son Dempsey, who needs extra money for a new bike. Instead of just giving him the money, Danielle suggests that he can come to Terry's with her and earn the money he needs from a few days of hard work.|
|S01E05||Nothing is Beneath Her||17/03/2013||Ingrid's basement is Danielle's first major renovation that involves serious construction and structural work. Plus, she'll be wearing two hats, as both designer and project manager. She's also excited because it's her first project with a healthy budget, or so she thinks. Ingrid wants a multi-functional basement with a washroom, guest room, and media area, but digging down a few feet, underpinning, installing radiant floor heating, and pouring a new concrete floor quickly eat up the budget. In order for Ingrid to get everything she wants, Danielle needs to convince her to raise her budget. Danielle's youngest daughter Ella's birthday is also coming up, and with the size of this project being what it is, Danielle has to ask her husband Greg to spearhead the birthday celebrations this year. This will be the first time she has relinquished this role in 16 years. Danielle learns to let go and trust Greg to plan this special activity, because Ingrid's basement needs her time and attention.|
|S01E06||Spare No Expense||17/03/2013||Danielle realizes she has a big project ahead of her after she's approached to do a massive overhaul on a house's original facade. This is an important job because Jenny is a brand new client, and Danielle's neighbor! With a healthy budget, Danielle thinks this will be easy to pull off, but instead she finds herself battling the nasty weather, material delays and testy workers. At the Bryk home, Greg is left in charge of the household while Danielle is away and realizes he can't do it all himself.|
|S01E07||The Taste of Luxury||31/03/2013||To her delight, Danielle has her first repeat customer after less than a year in business. After completely transforming her basement, Ingrid is eager to have Danielle gut her kitchen and make it more conducive to her family's lifestyle. Everything is on track, until the budget is completely derailed by Ingrid's champagne tastes. Will Danielle be able to reel her in?|
|S01E08||Absentee Reno||07/04/2013||Danielle's newest client, Justin, has been trying to renovate his bathroom and a loft bedroom for the past ten years. When his girlfriend is out of town, Justin decides this is the perfect moment to renovate and surprise his girlfriend! Danielle loves a good surprise, but is left blindsided when she has to make design choices for someone she's never met. Will this be a happy ending?|
|S01E09||Outdated Kitchen, New Extension, Big Makeover||14/04/2013||Danielle's first cold call clients, Darlene and Mark, want a complete kitchen and dining room overhaul?but in the middle of renovations they decide to take it to the next level and add an entire extension to the back of the house. Danielle scrambles at the last minute to make sure the design is modern, stylish and fully functional. At home, things get chaotic and Greg has to take the reins when the family misses the deadline for their son Billy's high school application.|
|S01E10||Bad Layout, Large Family, Big Changes||21/04/2013||Danielle's schoolyard friend and latest client, Naela, needs a major renovation revamp to fix the layout of her ten-year-old house. It just doesn't work for her family of six. There are big changes to be made, including moving the stairs and relocating a fireplace. Danielle also has to deal with major budgetary constraints and an HVAC scare. But she's determined to creatively solve all Naela's layout issues. Meanwhile, despite Greg's best efforts, Danielle has to intervene with some construction know-how when their daughter needs help with a school project.|
|S01E11||So Many Rooms, So Little Time||28/04/2013||Danielle is facing her craziest deadline yet. Her clients, Val and Ben, are expecting their first baby in a month and need a lot of help before the baby arrives. Danielle has only a couple of weeks to turn the master bedroom into a custom nursery and convert the third floor loft into a lavish new bedroom for mom and dad. But design challenges are impeding her tight timeline. At home, Danielle's daughter Ella has her own ideas when it comes to redesigning her own bedroom.|
|S01E12||Bad Bathroom in an Old House||05/05/2013||Danielle's latest project proves that nothing is ever as easy as it seems. During a simple bathtub remodeling, Danielle realizes the entire bathroom needs a major structural overhaul. To make matters worse her clients, Sean and Catherine, can't seem to agree on any design elements. How will this reno ever get done? Back at the Bryk's, Danielle's son gets creative when he decides to start his own business.|
|S01E13||Dated Kitchen, Upcoming Wedding, No Time||12/05/2013||Danielle is delighted when she has the opportunity to redesign the kitchen, dining room and powder room in the home of her neighbours, Roger and Lisa. The renovation would be a snap except that Lisa reveals that she's already sent out invitations to their daughter's wedding shower that will be held at the house?in only six weeks. Danielle feels the pressure to pull everything together in record time. At the Bryk house, Danielle is deeply conflicted about the dangers of letting her son start sparring in the ring.|
|S01E14||Two Kids, Two Rooms, One Goal||19/05/2013||Danielle loves fun projects so when Will and Hailey ask her to create a playroom for their two daughters, she can't wait to start. The only problem is, their budget is pretty tiny and their expectations are pretty big. Danielle knows she can't afford to run into any of the issues she usually encounters in older homes?she just can't afford it. Is Danielle going to be able to turn this old sun room into a child's dream space without going over budget?|
|S02E01||Room to Celebrate!||05/01/2014||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.|
|S02E02||Is This Enough For Phillip||12/01/2014||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.|
|S02E03||No Margin For Error||19/01/2014||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.|
|S02E07||Basement of Horrors||16/03/2014||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.|
|S02E08||Bryk vs Brick||16/03/2014||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|
|S02E09||Love It or Leave It||23/03/2014||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?|
|S02E10||Time to Change||24/04/2014||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.|
|S02E11||Constructing Comfort||24/04/2014||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.|
|S02E12||Galley Kitchen Blow Out||24/04/2014||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 it's 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|
|S02E13||More Than One Surprise||24/04/2014||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?|
|S02E14||Toughest Client to Date||24/04/2014||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?|