In Trading Spaces, two sets of neighbors redecorate a room in each others' home. Teams have only two days and a $2000 budget to complete the redesign with the help of a professional designer and carpenter. Teams have no control over the redecoration in their own home but can give input before the decorating begins. They’ll spend the night in one another’s homes and aren’t allowed to reenter their own home until the reveal. Paige Davis returns as the host of the new season in 2018.
Flirting and Fighting is the theme of this episode of Trading Spaces when four single ladies put on the Minnesota charm! Designer Genevieve Gorder is happy to return to her hometown and inspires her team to revamp a barren living room into a botanical retreat. While Amy Wynn Pastor crafts some awesome TV cabinets, designer Doug Wilson charms his team into transforming a bland living room into a serene oasis. Will the ladies be swept off their feet? We won't kiss and tell, tune in and see it for yourself.
Whatever happened to well-behaved homeowners? It seems that designers Hildi Santo-Tomas and Edward Walker can't do anything to please these finicky folks. Hildi tackles a very contemporary living room and tries to make it sparkle; however, neither the silver leaf nor the homeowners will cooperate. Edward is transforming a master bedroom next door, but everyone â€” including Paige â€” gives him a hard time about his design plan, which they all think makes the room look like a coffin! Meanwhile, carpenter Ty Pennington has to figure out how to laminate aluminum for Hildi and still finish Edward's wainscoting on time. Is Edward's new room dead on arrival? Can Hildi get back on her feet after re-covering brand new sofas that were just reupholstered in expensive leather? This is one full hour of Trading Spaces.
Always the thinker, Designer Doug Wilson transforms a hodge-podge of an office space into a lovely lavender workplace. Amy Wynn Pastor shows her skills in full force by accomplishing many projects with no time to spare. Meanwhile, Christi Proctor highlights her designs with an old world feel. Help us welcome Christi to the family on this episode of Trading Spaces.
In this episode of Trading Spaces we discover why we should have paid attention in metal-shop class during eighth grade. Designer Kia Steave-Dickerson runs into a little snag while adding some masculine energy to a master bedroom; she's trying to use welded metal, but none of the welds hold. Oops!
Next door, Hildi Santo-Tomas' homeowners are defending the only orders given to them by their neighbors: ""No pink in my living room!"" Guess what color Hildi has come up with for her design ... or did she?
And carpenter Ty Pennington still looks great even though he's wearing a welder's helmet way too much for his liking. When is pink not really pink? Does anyone really look good in a welder's helmet? These important philosophical questions are answered, but you'll have to tune in to find out for yourself.
We're in the heartland for this episode, where designers Rick Rifle and Laurie Hickson-Smith tackle a dining room and a family room. Laurie has big plans to transform this ordinary family room so that it accommodates the expanding needs of the homeowners and their family. Expanding almost as quickly are her carpentry projects, which, according to handy guy Ty Pennington, are way beyond what he thinks they should be.
In the neighbor's house, Rick Rifle is trying to give his homeowners a bold dining room for large family gatherings. Does turquoise make a room seem bigger? Or does the room just seem bigger because no one will ever want to eat in a turquoise dining room? We've never seen a homeowner make a face quite like this before and host Paige Davis employs her best diplomacy trying to find the silver lining.
Trading Spaces is all about room transformation; and there's no better example of that principle than this show. Our athletic Ohio homeowners are looking for a new look and feel for their family room and master bedroom respectively. What designers Rick Rifle and Doug Wilson give them certainly qualifies for that!
Carpenter Ty Pennington is in rare form for this show where he gets to show off not only his master carpentry skills but also his flair for frat house humor and he also proves that not just anyone can wear a Karate outfit! Paige spends a great deal of the show trying to reign in Doug, and calm down Rick, both to little avail.
This show will forever be known among the fans as ""The Prison of Love"" episode and if you want to know why you'll just have to tune in to see. Little in life is guaranteed, but it's pretty likely you won't soon forget this one.
We're in the heart of old Pittsburgh where a 130-year-old classic sits right next to a new townhouse. The design challenge couldn't be more different as designer Christi Proctor takes a hodgepodge of a study and tries to give the room a touch of elegance and wit.
Meanwhile, speaking of wit, Frank Bielec is at least halfway there already and is charged with giving his plain living room a Southwestern feel and the ever-elusive ""understated elegance."" Christi was going for ""distressed"" in her room but if you ask carpenter Ty Pennington, he's just plain ""stressed"" because of how much work Christi has lined up for him.
Does it all come together and will these best friends still speak to each other at the end of the Day Two? Tune in to this project-packed show to find out.
Trading Spaces heads south to Louisville, Ky., land of fierce college loyalties. Former University of Louisville cheerleaders switch houses with their fun-loving, active neighbors and tackle two really large rooms.
Carpenter Ty Pennington at one point appears to suffer heatstroke trying to keep up with the demands of our intrepid designers. Laurie Hickson-Smith tries to bring color and a party feel to a plain family room. Frank Bielec infuses the cheerleaders' master bedroom with a tropical feel, and in the process, does something that he's never, ever done before on Trading Spaces. What would that be?
Also, does Ty really have heatstroke or is he just being Ty, and how could we tell the difference? Tune in for this action-packed episode.
Friends don't let friends have Beanie Babies, especially when those adorable creatures completely take over the master bedroom! Even though certain people (like the neighbors) have little room to talk when it comes to style -unless you count white walls, white upholstery and white rugs as style - there is never a good reason to be overrun with stuffed toys.
So can designers Frank Bielec and Edward Walker do anything with these difficult personality types they're working with? Will homeowner Kathy ever like anything Frank's doing to the neighbor's living room? And what is carpenter Ty Pennington going to do with that hockey stick and that cuddly purple Beanie Baby?
Perhaps you might want to send the kids into the kitchen to get a snack during that scene. But don't miss the emotion-packed reveal at the end of this episode!
""Trading Spaces got game""... a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game to be specific.
Host Paige Davis opens the show by throwing out the first pitch at PNC Park but after that all the curveballs are coming from designers Edward Walker and Rick Rifle.
Edward is trying to add some whimsy to a blah kitchen, but just when does whimsy cross over the line into goofy? And Rick sets out to transform a formal feeling dining room into something with an island feel, and believe it or not manages to come up with a Trading Spaces first. And you thought there wasn't anything we hadn't already tried on this show!
Oh yes and carpenter Ty Pennington in keeping with our baseball theme does a little pitching of his own but in his case it's a fit! Trading Spaces and Baseball... what could be more American than that?
We're in a beautiful, restored, historic home in Boston for this one and we have to contend with a lack of space but a boatload of homeowner opinions about what looks good.
Best friends and business partners, Esther and Tara live upstairs and Dana and RJ live downstairs so just keeping plans secret nearly drives host Paige Davis nuts on this one. Upstairs, the women's living room already looks good so what in the world can designer Christi Proctor do to take it up a notch. Similarly, downstairs the men's library is pretty darn elegant to start with so Doug Wilson has a huge challenge to take it to a new level of sophistication.
Carpenter Amy Wynn Pastor has never been busier with projects that happen to include rebuilding the stairs! Along the way Doug has to fight for every single project with his feisty homeowners, and oh, did we mention a surprise telegram from a drag queen? Oh yeah, this episode has it all!
Trading Spaces is all about doing a lot with a little and designers Frank Bielec and Christi Proctor are up to the challenge. One of our teams wants to unify their large master bedroom that starts off looking like 2 or 3 separate spaces.
Frank is his crafty best and even though his budget won't allow the new floor he craves he's got to pull off a big transformation somehow. Meanwhile Christi has a kitchen that isn't so large, but still manages to have over 30 cabinets in it! Can you say ""painting for homework?""
Handywoman Amy Wynn Pastor has her work cut out for her, but luckily the next door neighbor who happens to also be a builder falls for Paige's beguiling smile and neighborly knock on the door and agrees to help out. And you can smile til your face breaks, but when stainless steel is measured wrong and doesn't fit that's a big problem!
Any episode that has flirting and unrestrained smashing of breakables with a hammer can't be all bad!
We're in Buffalo, New York for this episode with designers Barry Wood and Edward Walker. Will Barry's homeowners go along with his design or will they split (like Barry's pants) to go trash picking?
In their neighbor's house, Edward wants to bring a cosmic contemporary feel to this conventional space. Meanwhile, carpenter Carter Oosterhouse discovers how out of this world Edward's carpentry projects are.
Will Paige help to keep these teams grounded or will they come apart at the seams?
Don't miss a minute of this episode, from the stunning open at Niagara Falls to one of the most bizarre reveals in the shows recent history. Watch as Designers Barry Wood and Edward Walker take the plunge in Buffalo. Barry's challenge is to redesign an old country kitchen into a brighter, more modern space. Designer and homeowners find themselves in a sticky situation, as they battle major wallpaper complications. Edward's task is to turn a small, cluttered bedroom into a tropical sleeping paradise. Edward gives Carpenter Carter Oosterhouse free reign to design a unique headboard. Tune in to see, if the designs sink or swim!
Batten down the hatches there's a storm a' comin! Hurricanes notwithstanding, Trading Spaces weathers a storm of design activity in suburban Philadelphia. Designer Edward Walker tackles a southwest themed living room and charts a decidedly different direction. Kia Steave-Dickerson takes the world's blandest dining room and wants to inject some elegance. But is cutting a hole in the wall really all that elegant? Carpenter Carter Oosterhouse ends up building one project from memory because ... well because the plans blew away, that's why. Remember that hurricane thing? Paige Davis keeps everybody focused on the goal. And the results? Do they love it? Do they hate it? If you watch this episode you'll find out. . . maybe.
Surf's up along the Jersey shore for this Trading Spaces episode and ""Handy"" Andy of BBC America's Changing Rooms has hopped the Big Pond to give a hand to Doug Wilson and Frank Bielec out in Carpentry World.
Inside, Doug is channeling in the nautical vibes of the sun and surf and next door Frank is battling one of the ugliest kitchens in Trading Spaces history! Will Doug be able to make peace with the language differences in the wood shop and understand what the heck Handy Andy is talking about?! Will Frank be able to turn the tides (and the water pipe valves!) and get in touch with his fugly side in his very dated room? Tune in and find out!
Knock. Knock. Who's there? Orange. Orange, who? Orange you glad Hildi didn't paint your kitchen orange?
Hildi Santo-Tomas is given the task of re-designing a plain white kitchen. She decides that this kitchen needs some color and the appliances need to be touched up. It sounds like a recipe for disaster. Can anyone stop Hildi? British Invasion carpenter Handy Andy has come all the way from England to ""have a go at it,"" but Hildi seems determined this time.
Doug Wilson has big problems of his own. The living room that he redecorates has large walls, a large couch, and a large TV. Can his plans live up to this large space or will they fade to black?
This is the episode that will test friendships, and host Paige Davis, as always tries to keep Hildi and Doug reigned in and on time. Add it all up and you've got daring designs, a few disagreements, and four shocked homeowners
Designer Laurence Llewelyn Bowen of the BBC America's Changing Rooms has arrived with a few tricks, some snappy suits, and his revered ""Book of Powers."" (In America we call them plans.) There will be no tricks when it comes to budget, however because host Paige Davis is ready with her electronic currency converter!
Paige better keep a ""good old American dollars"" eye on designer Christi Proctor who is kissing the budget in this nail biter. The good news for carpenter Carter Oosterhouse is that Christi's plans call for only one carpentry project. The bad news is that it's one of the largest projects ever.
Will Christi go over budget? Should our homeowners be afraid of Laurence? More importantly, is America ready for the ""The Book of Powers?""
The British Invasion continues on Trading Spaces. Changing Rooms' designer Anna Ryder Richardson teams up with our own Laurie Smith in this suburban Philadelphia episode.
Anna brings her special flair to Jen and Jonathon's master bedroom. In England ""special flair"" must mean cutting big holes in the wall and ""tights"" or what we in America call panty hose. Laurie is trying to bring a touch more elegance to Mike and Dina's living room, which of course makes you immediately think eggplant and placemats.
Carpenter Carter Oosterhouse is clearly struggling to stay focused on building plans because in his words, Anna is ""cute and has that great accent"". And they say professionalism is dead! Can host Paige Davis avoid an international incident? The reveal reveals all
This could be a Trading Spaces first. We always have two designers, one host, one carpenter and four homeowners. But in this episode we have three designers!
John and Roz want their dining room updated from that ""trapped in the 70's"" look. Edward Walker was all set to do just that when he threw his back out. Kia Steave-Dickerson to the rescue as she comes in at the last second to execute Edward's design for the room. Tricky though, because Edward is flat on his back at home on the other end of the phone trying to give instructions.
Meanwhile, Christi Proctor is down the street redecorating Neecy's living room but where to start? It's a large room that needs attention anywhere you look. To add to the tension Neecy has traded spaces with her brother so if she hates it John will have to hear about it for the next 20 family reunions.
Can Paige Davis keep three designers under budget and on time? Talk about phoning it in! Check this one out.
Just when you thought you were safe ...
Designers Hildi Santo-Tomas and Barry Wood land in Nashville, Tenn., and are ready to shake up two master bedrooms. With the help of carpenter Amy Wynn Pastor, our design duo gives these homeowners sleeping space they never could have imagined!
Hildi has her homeowners expecting the unexpected, as usual. Let's just say that her helpers turn into her favorite ""feathered"" friends for this redecoration of romance.
Meanwhile, Barry is busy creating an international space that will conjure up memories of trips and continents past. Outside in Carpentry World, much to Barry's delight and Hildi's dismay, Amy Wynn is trying to add her own design elements to her projects. Will she mess up the grand plan of TS's design diva?
Be sure to tune in for this episode, it should be one for the record books.
Designer Frank Bielec channels in some calm and meditative vibes for this master bedroom that's chock full of do it yourself craft projects.
Carpenter Ty Pennington is given free reign to design a masterpiece of a bed for Hildi Santo Tomas, yet finds his hands full again when he's called on to install wainscoting in Frank's room.
And, as the stars seem to be lined up yet again, Hildi's imagination runs rampant as she delivers another ""first"" in wall treatments. Will the homeowners agree with her vision to think outside the box, or just feel boxed in? And let's just say that Hildi really did lose her mind and fly off the deep end . . . how could you tell? You be the judge.
Atlanta welcomes home its favorite handy man Ty Pennington who gets a surprise serenade from his alma mater's marching band. Yet, once the music's over, it seems Kia Steave-Dickerson is marching to a different tune when she finds out Ty spent $700 on his craftsmanship, leaving her with just a bed and barely a bedroom.
Meanwhile, Hildi Santo Tomas takes on the neighboring master bedroom by giving the walls, ceiling and furniture a unique face lift while also managing to save up enough cash to install plush white wall-to-wall carpeting.
Trading Spaces has hit Nashville and it's time for a home redecoration hoe down.
Two steppin' their way into the neighborhood are designers Hildi Santo-Tomas and Edward Walker, with carpenter Amy Wynn Pastor in tow. Edward has big plans to turn his bland master bedroom into a fabulous partitioned space that will reflect the more colorful side of his homeowners. Across the street Hildi uses wrapping paper to gift wrap the walls of her playroom, and you wouldn't believe what she does to the ceiling with a favorite Trading Spaces item: paint cans! Six hundred and fifty of them!!! And because one of our homeowners is a session musician right here in Music City, he serenades while Paige dances. Truly something for everyone is this dandy.
Be sure to tune in and watch as our designers use the ordinary to make the extraordinary.
Rick Rifle and Laurie Smith arrive in Nashville with tools in hand ready to cut, saw, and build their way through these rooms on the Trading Spaces chopping block.
With the help of carpenter gal pal Amy Wynn Pastor, both Laurie and Rick are heavy on the carpentry projects in these spaces and are ready to make dramatic transformations.
Laurie is making a structural change in her family/exercise room and Rick is changing up all the furniture in his master bedroom. Will these homeowners like the finished result?
Tune in for this episode. It's sure to please.
The Trading Spaces team has headed down to New Orleans and our designers have invoked the Mardi Gras Spirit for a little bit of inspiration.
Designer Edward Walker is devilishly decorating his master bedroom with some Bourbon Street flare, even though his homeowners said ""NO MARDI GRAS!""
Down the street designer Doug Wilson is working ""with"" his country clad kitchen and is trying to recreate a French Bistro feel.
Outside, handy gal Amy Wynn Pastor is there to keep these boys designing on a dime. French Quarter... French Bistro... with all this crazy Cajun influence will our teams think their new rooms are tres jolie or just plain bad! Je ne sais pas!
Old world meets new world in this Trading Spaces episode. Carpenter Amy Wynn Pastor and designers Christi Proctor and Hildi Santo-Tomas have descended on New Orleans and are determined to change the look of two very outdated spaces.
Christi wants to bring the French Quarter feel to her dated dining room and is making a very bold and possibly permanent decision for the walls.
Across the street Hildi is trying to modernize two merged styles that just don't mesh. But is it too much for our handy gal Amy Wynn?
Will these queens of Creole succeed in the end? Tune in to this episode and find out!
""What voodoo would you do?"" With a little help from the supernatural, our designers Barry Wood and Laura Day have descended on New Orleans to redecorate and design two new rooms.
Barry Wood is challenged with the transformation of a very traditional (and very large) living room in an old Creole cottage.
Down the very long and winding road, Laura Day channels in the decorating spirits in order to create a cheerful garden room in a very drab den.
Outside, carpenter Amy Wynn Pastor tries to keep up with all of the crazy Cajun madness that our designers have cooked up. I hope she's better with power tools than she is with our new motorized scooters!
Will our homeowners think these new rooms are ghastly or gorgeous? Tune in and find out!
A ""Jumbo"" guest star for Trading Spaces? Can designers Frank Bielec and Hildi Santos Tomas handle While You Were Out's carpenter Andrew Dan-Jumbo? And can he handle double the houses and double the designers?
Always the referee, host Paige Davis is going to have to keep her eye on Hildi who seems to be giving ""Jambo"" (as Hildi insists on calling him) a hard time. And speaking of time... Hildi's running out of it because she has some large plans for this 80's style master bedroom.
Down the road, the homeowners are on the fence about Frank's design plans. He wants to bring the outside in... let's just hope their neighbors still want to be inside when he is finished. Do they like their new master bedrooms? Tune in to find out.
Trading Spaces brings the fine arts to Texas. Or at least that's what designer Doug Wilson is trying to convince his homeowners he's up to. Either way he wants to paint nude figures all over the walls and it requires the services of live nude models for this romantic master bedroom motif. Since the homeowners refused to model, he has to look elsewhere for help.
Meanwhile native Texan Christi Proctor is radically transforming the neighbor's kitchen and no one likes her choice of color and it's possible that their neighbor's favorite rooster might not survive.
No actual animals were harmed in the course of shooting this episode although it looked for a time that carpenter Carter Oosterhouse wanted to inflict a little pain on Doug.
As usual, it's up to Paige Davis to bring it all in on time and under budget. Nude models and a porcelain rooster all in the same episode? That's my kind of redecoration show!
The Trading Spaces crew has rolled into Austin, Texas. Capitalizing on their talents are designers Kia Steave-Dickerson and Laurie Smith who have brought big plans to the Lone Star State.
Carpenter Carter Oosterhouse might have met his match in this episode with two brothers who built their houses from scratch.
Laurie wants to bring the French Riviera to this living room while the homeowners have a different plan for the room. And how much trouble can one empty canvas be? When both homeowners are artists who've never worked on deadline, the result could be disastrous.
Next door, Kia plans to bring crystals and silver to add a new energy to this master bedroom and everyone seems to think Kia's wall color is plain white except for Kia.
Will the homeowners feel the vibe of their new bedroom? Host Paige Davis has her hands full during these reveals.
Deep in the heart of Kyle, Texas, is where we find designers Christi Proctor and Frank Bielec who are saddling up with some innovative plans for our homeowners.
Frank gives new meaning to the phrase everything is bigger in Texas including the bookcases. And it's Carter's job to figure out how to bring it in to the room.
On the other side, Christi finds out how difficult a large kitchen can be and our homeowners find out how difficult a tile backsplash can be.
Will Paige be able to round up theses designers and make sure they bring their plans in on time?
Trading Spaces heads to Tampa and takes on two master bedrooms. Designer Edward Walker is going for big time classic romance in his master bedroom makeover for a former Mrs. Florida and her husband.
Over at the neighbors' house, Christi Proctor is trying to bring an island/tropical/Hemingway sort of feel into this bland boudoir. All carpenter Ty Pennington has to do is build two rooms worth of furniture in two days, that's all!
When Christi's fabric doesn't show up on time and she and Mrs. Florida try to sneak ""off campus,"" Paige Davis catches them on Paige Cam, finds out the destination is SHOPPING and immediately becomes a willing co-conspirator.
We hate to give anything away, but let's just say this is a moist episode because the tears started way back in beginning when Edward just showed the fabric to his team! If pulling some cloth out of a box does that, you can imagine the emotional edge we see by the end of two grueling days!
Four lively, attractive single young women, two designers, one carpenter, 1,000 bucks and two days... oh, and did we mention two condos right across from each other with no space, no parking and no secrecy? Oh yeah, we've got our hands full on this one.
Frank Bielec is up to his impish best in this episode and with this living room/dining room combination, he's really got two rooms to do, not one.
Meanwhile Laurie Smith is dealing with a similar large open living area and she's going for a Tuscan feel complete with arches everywhere and some fancy French sounding Tremeaux mirror project.
Carpenter Faber Dewar is pressed into overtime trying to build everything Frank and Laurie want.
Paige Davis, ""executive director in charge of making sure homeowner's don't see what's happening in their room until the reveal on Day 2"" has got her hands full on this space-challenged condo episode.
Do the ""girls"" live up to their pact with each other not to cry? You'll have to watch for yourself.
Vern & Gen both redo master bedrooms. The secrecy issue is not that great in this episode, as Gen's flooring is delivered before the Key Swap on Day 1.
Round and round and round we go, how these rooms look after Day 2, nobody knows. Well actually, designers Hildi Santo-Tomas and Kia Steave-Dickerson have a very good idea how they should look, they just have to convince everyone else to agree with their visions.
Our designing duo has landed in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to redecorate two very bland rooms for four very spicy homeowners. They'll have the help of our very own spicy carpenter, Carter Oosterhouse.
Hildi has the great challenge of redecorating a dingy and drab refurbished garage/TV room/office/make-up room. Hopefully her homeowners like stripes, color, and more color.
Across the street, Kia has the great challenge of redecorating a boring and blah master bedroom. Her homeowners are beyond passionate and Kia wants to create a very romantic and uh... ""loving"" space. Let's hope they like movement and unconventional furniture!
The Trading Spaces Redecoration Rescue Squad has arrived on the scene in Hollywood, Fla., responding to reports of two rooms in great distress. Room Savers Hildi Santo-Tomas and Laurie Hickson-Smith have reported for duty prepared to revive these sinking spaces. Outside, our captain of carpentry Carter Oosterhouse has his hands full!
Hildi is faced with giving CPR (Carpet Pulling and Ripping) to her living room in a tiny condo as she tiles, upholsters, builds and paints her way to safety. Down the road, Laurie tries to save her tile flooring in her teeny master bedroom to no avail! How will she manage to pull this room to shore?
Question: What happens when you take two designers and turn them loose inside a big ol' house Trading Spaces ""style?""
This episode finds us in two huge, enormous, gigantic, massive, and colossal houses not far from Miami. And for some unexplainable reason, these extremely well-to-do folks have actually invited us into their homes! Not for dinner ... not for a soak and a sauna ... and not for a game of tennis. We're coming over to redecorate, with just $1,000 per room. Trading Spaces is Trading Mansions!
Designers Edward Walker and Hildi Santo-Tomas are in for a real challenge in this episode. With the help of handy man Carter Oosterhouse, they have just two days to redecorate these larger than life spaces.
Hildi is set to tackle a dining room big enough for a royal meal. And she intends to take her ideas and run ... you know ... run out of time, paint, tables, concrete ...
Edward is taking on a plain old guest room in the east wing of this palatial estate, and nothin
What happens if you hold an episode of Trading Spaces and nobody comes? Well, not nobody exactly, but what if all four show carpenters are busy and the homeowners can only shoot those days and what d'ya do? Well episode 36 is what you do.
You get designers Doug Wilson and Hildi Santo Tomas to strap on tool belts and head into carpentry world and in addition to designing and sewing and painting, they're now sawing, nailing and building.
Now you'd think that with this daunting task ahead of them they might scale back and build something like your 7th grade shop project just to go easy on themselves... but you'd be wrong about that. Doug tackles a huge entertainment unit in his living room and Hildi constructs an entire fake fireplace build-out! Paige Davis jumps into the middle of it all and the results are really something to be seen.
If nothing else, you simply have to watch this episode just to see Doug Wilson do his impression of Ty Pennington. It's a show biz moment not to be missed
It's double trouble on the next episode of Trading Spaces as the crew invades Oklahoma City. Paige has her hands full four energetic college girls, two of whom happen to be identical twins!
Designer Edward Walker must use all his wit and charm to keep up with his spunky homeowners. All work and no play makes his team stir-crazy. So, overnight the girls steal the ""Paige Cam"" and take it to their semi-formal dance! These homeowners today!
Across the apartment complex, designer Christi Proctor has her own set of problems. She has big plans for carpenter Faber Dewar and they include wrap around seating and new lighting. Will he be able to finish in time for the reveals? Maybe it would help if the girls would stop flirting with him and distracting him from his work. This episode has so much energy it'll make you tired just to watch it!
Trading Spaces and the crew head out to the wilds of Norman, Oklahoma. Host Paige Davis finds herself ""down on the farm"" with one of the more unique settings we have ever visited.
Designer Frank ""Shotgun"" Bielec introduces a new way to distress furniture. Will the homeowners love the idea or go running for the hills? One thing is for sure, everybody should take cover.
Across the farm, designer Genevieve Gorder is once again all about ""bringing the outside in"", but she's already done moss once... could this time turn out to be a hit? It's up to carpenter Faber Dewar to make those dead oak trees work somehow as a mantle piece.
We always have homework on the show, but rarely does it involve a cow giving birth. Only one of the unusual events in this unforgettable episode.
(Warning: Only one bench was harmed in the shooting of this Trading Spaces.)
Trading Spaces is back in Norman, Oklahoma with two families of American Indian heritage. Host Paige Davis tries to make sure that our designers work a Native American flavor into their rooms without crossing the line over to offensive stereotype! Don't miss this dance!
Designer Laura Day wants to bring a Santa Fe feel to her homeowner's dining room. She has big plans with an elaborate light fixture that incorporates the traditional Dreamcatcher. Will the homeowners eyes light up when they see it or will they be turned off?
Across the street, Designer Kia Steave-Dickerson is also trying to incorporate her homeowner's family history into the room. Will the homeowners be excited to see Kia painting their family heirloom piano or will they freak? On the carpentry side, Kia wants carpenter Faber Dewar to turn into David Copperfield and make an entertainment center float. Never a dull moment in this one!
We're in the heart of Los Angeles, and this episode finds us California dreamin' our way through two rooms, two days and a 1,000 bucks.
Designers Christi Proctor and Edward Walker have come into town wanting to shake up some outdated spaces. Christi will be taking on an artsy and over-cluttered living room and will try to make it as whimsical and creative as the folks who lounge in it.
Down the road, Edward says ""Stuffed Animals be gone!"" Our tough L.A. cop has to say goodbye to his plush ducks and bears that usually hang out on his bed in the master bedroom. Hopefully he will be able to sleep without them once he sees the mature and classic room Edward creates for him.
Outside carpenter Faber Dewar enjoys the sunshine as he builds some fabulous pieces for some fabulous rooms. Tune in, this is one episode you don't want to miss!
Doug Wilson and Hildi Santo-Tomas...
To some, their designs might be considered on the extreme end of the spectrum. But when their forces combine they are each others yin and yang... their black and their white.
This episodes brings us to West Hollywood, California and our dynamic duo is determined to create rooms with very different elements but very similar energies. Let's hope carpenter Carter Oosterhouse will be able to keep balance outside and our colorful homeowners don't really have a bunch of colors in mind. And what could have happened in this episode to make Paige more therapist than host for one of our homeowner teams?
This Trading Spaces story begs the question: What's black and white (not red) all over?
This episode finds us in the bodacious city of Manhattan Beach, California with some young sun and surf loving folks. Designers Genevieve Gorder and Hildi Santo-Tomas are ready to ride one in with our very own beach bum, carpenter Ty Pennington.
Hildi is here to help two lovely, young professionals who want to make their living room look more grown up and sophisticated. Two doors down, Genevieve is trying to make one gross and barren living room a little more hip and cool (aka ""lady friendly"") for the former frat brothers who live there.
Outside, the ever righteous Ty keeps his hammer moving to the beat of the ocean gods and a drum set.
Tune in to find out if our teams keep their toes on the nose and get a totally gnarly space, or if they have one nasty wipe out of a room!
Trading Spaces always looks for neighbors who live right next to each other. These homeowners do... if you don't count the very large lake that stands between them! The utility vehicle of choice in this episode is a powerboat which tries to deliver more than a boatload of Amy Wynn Pastor's carpentry projects in these two rooms.
Designer Frank Bielec has a big floor and a big floor problem to solve in his family room and he comes up with a clever solution. Meanwhile Laura Day is trying to transform a drab kitchen and give it some sparkle with stainless steel... but do tools that normally love to work in wood also love stainless steel?
It's a race to the finish and halfway through Paige and Wynn run out of gas and with the ladies stranded in the middle of the lake what does gentleman Frank Bielec do? Why what any good designer would do, he tries to blackmail Paige by trading a rescue rope for some slack in his room budget. If they didn't love each other so much, they'd probably kill each
Double Trouble. There's no other way to describe an episode with identical twin sisters, living in identical houses only 10 feet apart, redecorating the exact same room. The only real difference is that one twin has a clear acrylic bed with mirrors over the top! And that's what most of this episode is ... over the top!
Hildi Santo Tomas tackles the one twin master bedroom, while Edward Walker takes a crack at the mirror image next door while working with this husband and wife chiropractor team. Carpenter Carter Oosterhouse has a tall order as Edward wants a 7-foot high headboard and Hildi wants to make more clear acrylic furniture to match the existing bed. And don't look now but she's come up with yet another unconventional way to cover a wall without paint, and if I'm not mistaken that looks like silver foil again!
Twins might live next door to each other and look exactly the same, but one thing certainly separates them ... their design taste. Can twins hit a home run in the others'
Trading Spaces has taken over the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia, one of the new hip and trendy neighborhoods being reclaimed in the city. In this episode, we have four young urban pioneers ready to tackle two days of hard work.
Designer Laurie Hickson Smith wants to create a basement lounge with the help of her homeowners. The only problem is that her homeowners are not that skilled in redecoration.
In the other house Doug Wilson gives free reign to carpenter Carter Oosterhouse to build an armoire. And as unbelievable as it may seem, Doug is not happy with the result! Shocking! Paige might have to step in to mediate yet another disagreement on the set.
Will Doug and Carter resolve their differences and will Laurie have to simplify her design? Tune in and find out.
The neighbors take over on this episode of Trading Spaces. Our two sets of homeowners bring some interesting ideas of their own to the table. The only question is: will our designers adjust?
Edward Walker is thrown a curve by his team. They want to use their fabric as the main artwork in the room forcing Edward to change his whole design plan. Paige Davis better keep an eye on Edward's budget as it seems that Edward's response to change is to just GO SHOPPING again!
Across the way things are a little rocky as Frank Bielec tries to adjust to his homeowners' rock fireplace idea. It turns into a sticky situation or more accurately not so sticky as the fireplaces stones continue to just fall off. Tune in and find out if homeowners and designers can learn to play nicely together.
YO! Trading Spaces has arrived in South Philly! Space is tight, and the only thing that is separating our two homes is the TS trailer. Paige will have to make sure that our homeowners don't see what's happening at their houses. But it doesn't mean they can't wonder what all the banging is about!
You wanna talk tight spaces? How 'bout we have to take the front bay window out just to move the furniture out of the room to even start redecorating! Now that's tight.
Time is not on designer Kia Steave Dickerson's side as she waits to the last minute to install a brand new floor. It is up to her homeowners to see if they can finish on time.
Twenty-two feet away, designer Christi Proctor is having a tough time selling her homeowners on her design plan. Maybe with the help and influence of hometown carpenter Amy Wynn Pastor our homeowners and designers can get on the same page.
So, as they say in Philly, ""You'z guys should watch!""
Trading Spaces gets in the mood for the upcoming summer Games with a special episode featuring Olympian gold medallist Jimmy Shea trading spaces with his coach in his sport of ""skeleton"" former Olympian Randy Will.
We're in Park City, Utah for this competitive episode and to add to our already full plate of tough rooms, surprise snowstorms and too many carpentry projects is the fact that rather than being right next door to each other as in most shows, Randy and Jimmy live about an hour and 10 minutes apart! Talk about your time's up!
It's a design challenge to remember for Genevieve Gorder and Doug Wilson. And for carpenter Ty Pennington? Well, he's so bogged down at one house an hour away he recruits extra help to start installation at the other house hoping no one will notice that they haven't even seen Ty yet in their house! For a man who goes down a mountain face first 6 inches off the ground at 80 miles an hour, how scary could a little redecoration show be? You'll have to tune i
It's dining hall decorating academia, as two sororities at Northwestern University tackle each other's houses. With the largest rooms ever and the same deadline, it's a race to the finish as these teams of eight attractive sorority members each, dive in.
Trading trailers! Designers Laurie Smith and Laura Day with the help of carpenter Ty Pennington, transform the limited space in a mobile home into an open and roomy living area. It takes many a trick to make these mobiles' tight main rooms clutter-free.
In Salt Lake City, designers Frank Bielec and Edward Walker tackle two basement living spaces, each with unique design challenges. And guts get savvy, as homeowner and Paralympian medalist, Muffy takes on the painting and sanding all from her wheelchair.
Trading Spaces redecorates two Harlem rooms in this episode. Designers Laurie Smith and Kia Steave Dickerson want to create a second renaissance of their own for these out-dated rooms.
Carpenter Amy Wynn Pastor has her hands full with a Murphy bed install in Kia's house while in Laurie's house there is a hole in the ceiling that needs serious attention. Always up for the challenge, Amy Wynn tries to balance showing off fine handiwork with finishing on time.
Speaking of time, it's a race to the finish in Kia's house, and Paige has brought her stopwatch with her. When she says ""times up,"" she means times up!
The Trading Spaces crew has arrived on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Will the unpredictability of the city that never sleeps be too much for designers Frank Bielec and Doug Wilson?
On the fifth floor, Frank is playing a prank on the girls in his apartment trying to convince them that his plans include pink flamingoes and manatees! Is America's nicest designer suddenly turning into a lying prankster?
Down two floors, Doug has finally met his match with his homeowners. They are two young and spunky girls with very little home improvement skills but with a great deal of interest in a certain designer. And since when did going out for margaritas count as homework?
Carpenter Amy Wynn Pastor has to build a large wall unit in Doug's house, but it seems all her helpers are too busy partying. Will Paige be able to round up Doug and the girls to assist Amy Wynn?
These homeowners are hoping for a new look to their living room and master bedroom. Up for the challenge are designers Vern Yip and Doug Wilson. But the women are the power tool experts, the men sew and iron, and one of the boys who gets choked up.
It's a family affair on the next episode of Trading Spaces. Designer Doug Wilson travels home to his family's farm to re-decorate two of his brother's living rooms. That's right; Doug designs not one but TWO rooms with the help of three of his brothers!
To assist in the heavy workload are carpenters Ty Pennington and Carter Oosterhouse. Even though there are more carpentry projects than normal, Ty and Carter still have time for a dance-off. You'll have to see it to believe it.
Watch, as host Paige Davis goes to new heights to help a designer and his family. Planes, farm equipment and sibling rivalry are all a part of this special episode. (And you get to see Doug's parents â€” what more could you ask for?)