Mina and Karen have purchased an empty lot in one of the most popular neighborhoods in Indianapolis, and they get to work digging footers for the foundation. After finding some surprising items buried under the lot, construction starts rolling on a four-bedroom home with an open floor plan and a bonus living space on the second floor. But after inspection, Mina and Karen find out they're in violation of fire codes and might have to rethink their plan. They design and decorate the house to appeal to Mina's sister and her boyfriend, who have been looking for a house, and they hope this new build be a good fit for the young couple.
Mina and Karen have purchased their most expensive house to date, in the most desirable neighborhood in downtown Indianapolis. The size of the house and its great location could mean a selling price close to $500,000 if they play their cards right. After the massive demolition is complete, Mina and Karen get to work designing the new layout, which includes an extra loft space on the second floor and vaulted ceilings in the kitchen. For the design aesthetic, they go with an elegant, bohemian vibe by adding splashes of color to the interior and exterior.
Mina and Karen take a stab at redeveloping a house that was hit by a car in the Old Southside neighborhood. After some fun demo with a giant water hose, they design their new house with a simple, urban and classic aesthetic. They also create textile artwork to bring into the house, as well as floating side tables made from antique corbels.
Mina and Karen purchase a crumbling house in the Bates-Hendricks neighborhood, only to find out it's the first house they can't save. With a clean slate, Mina designs a white beauty with new buyers already in mind. Karen and Mina add unique features and lots of charm to hopefully help their longtime friends find a new home.
Mina Starsiak and Karen E. Laine take on an old shotgun-style home near downtown Indianapolis, and even though they've been renovating shotgun homes for years, this house is quite the stinker -- literally. Demo day becomes a test of bad smells they will never forget, and Mina's brother, Tad, learns the basics of framing a house and installing decorative wall tiles. Hoping to sell the home to their friend who owns a wedding dress studio, Mina and Karen tailor the decor to match her taste and create a DIY project from wedding dress material. But when they find out their renovated house isn't up to code, there's a chance they won't be able to finish it on time and on budget.
Mina and Karen purchase and an old townhome in the popular Bates-Hendricks neighborhood. After encountering dry rot and termites, the unpredictable roadblocks put a giant dent in their budget and on their attitudes toward the project. But just when all hope seems lost, a rare and valuable "treasure" found during the ceiling demolition might have them changing their tune about this troublesome townhome.
Mina and Karen are the new owners of a very outdated and bland townhouse in the heart of the Bates-Hendricks neighborhood. Despite the maroon carpeting, peach wallpaper and active bird's nests, the home has a lot of potential. The women get started designing a new layout after demolition but all work comes to a halt after they find a surprise in the attic and have to call the police. Once they are back on track, Karen and Mina pour their hearts and souls into finishing the home for friends of the family.
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