How did HGTV's '100 Day Dream Home' start? The exciting construction journey of Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt

How did HGTV's '100 Day Dream Home' start? The exciting construction journey of Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt
Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt, from HGTV's '100 Day Dream Home' (@mikamakesmoves/Instagram)

TAMPA, FLORIDA: For devoted fans of HGTV's beloved show '100 Day Dream Home,' the excitement has been slowly building. '100 Day Dream Home' is different from other popular HGTV shows like 'Fixer Upper' or 'Celebrity IOU'. This remarkable series takes the concept of home renovation to a whole new level. The husband-wife power duo, Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt, work their magic to construct not just a renovated space, but an entire dream home from the ground up in the span of a mere 100 days — hence the show's name. It's an exhilarating race against the clock, where dreams are built with precision and creativity.

But how did this groundbreaking show come to life? Like a perfectly designed blueprint, the idea took shape, fueled by a desire to give homeowners an extraordinary experience. With expertise in real estate and construction, Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt stepped up to the challenge, creating '100 Day Dream Home' that has captured the hearts and imaginations of 14 million viewers already. From the initial vision to the final walkthrough, they leave no stone unturned, ensuring that client needs are met and dreams are surpassed. Let us get to know more about this show. 


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Who came up with the idea of '100 Day Dream Home'?

The unstoppable Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt! But their journey to HGTV fame was no ordinary path. Before dazzling audiences with their exceptional design skills, Brian and Mika were building spec homes in Tampa through their renowned company, Dirt 2 Design. Brian's passion for construction ignited during his college years, when he worked various construction jobs and ventured into flipping houses after graduation. However, life threw a curveball when the 2008 housing crash hit. Undeterred, Brian rose from the ashes, showcasing his resilience by opening a chain of fitness clubs. It was during this journey that fate intervened, bringing Brian and Mika back together. Their love story began long ago, as they first crossed paths in high school. After an 11-year hiatus, destiny reunited them, and they embarked on an incredible journey that led them down the aisle. Today, this power couple not only shares a deep bond but also a precious daughter named Jade. Mika, a talented force in her own right, pursued her education at Riverview High School and The University of South Florida. With her educational background, Mika brings a unique perspective and creative flair to the dynamic duo's endeavors on '100 Day Dream Home.' Mika has also been passionate about fitness as she frequently shares her Instagram posts about her fitness regime. Together, Brian and Mika showcase their combined expertise, passion, and commitment to crafting extraordinary dream homes for their clients. Their remarkable story is a testament to the passion, perseverance, and the transformative power of love. So join Brian and Mika as they weave dreams into reality on '100 Day Dream Home,' captivating viewers with their unwavering determination and unmatched talent.




The spark of an idea: How HGTV''s '100 Day Dream Home' began

In a serendipitous twist of fate, Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt, already immersed in the house renovation business, found themselves inspired while watching HGTV. As the network showcased various renovation shows, the couple realized their own expertise could make for captivating television. They had a unique vision in mind - to build fully customized homes from scratch within a tight timeframe, setting their sights on an ambitious 90-day timeline. Fueling their determination was the support and encouragement of someone within their circle who had a direct connection to HGTV. The wife of Brian's former boss, having climbed the ranks in HGTV's production, recognized the potential in their concept and championed their idea. Their brainchild, '100 Day Dream Home,' was brought to life with her guidance. Originally named '90 Day Dream Home,' the show underwent a slight transformation to become '100 Day Dream Home' as production sought a balance between an achievable timeline and captivating content. However, the Kleinschmidts' prowess in the field was evident when they once completed home in an impressive 63 days in Tampa Bay. Their journey to bring their unique concept to the screen defied convention, as it was Brian and Mika who reached out to the production, driven by their unwavering passion and belief in their vision. Today, their show stands as a testament to their ingenuity and determination to create dream homes under tight deadlines. The rest is all history and so the show went ahead and was aired on January 1, 2020. Since then '100 Day Dream Home'show has now accumulated more than 14 million viewers and it's yet to reach the stars with the release of a new season. 



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