'Renovation Island': Will hurricane season hamper Bryan and Sarah Baeumler's resort reopening
Bored of their regular life back home in Canada, contractor Bryan Bauemler and his designer wife Sarah Baeumler decided to add some element of adventure and excitement into their life by moving to the Bahamas. The couple uprooted their entire family and shifted to the sunny and picturesque San Andros island. They bought an old, abandoned hotel spread across ten acres on the island, and decided to convert it into a luxury tourist hotspot and running it.
The couple kicked off their adventurous journey on a high note, but once they set foot on the island and checked out their new property, they realized that they might have bitten more than what they could chew. It didn't take too long for the couple to realize that their new property would require extensive renovation work which would not only be time-consuming but also labor-intensive. So, they quickly got to work with the hopes of finishing the renovation work in six months, but they eventually had to push the deadline to a little later.
But once they were finally done with all the major renovation work and opened the doors to their resort, the Baeumlers were expecting a booming business, but unfortunately, the pandemic struck down their plans. Bryan and Sarah had no choice but to shut down their resort and wait for the travel restrictions and lockdown to be lifted. Finally, the Baeumlers are ready to reopen their resort, but they have another challenge ahead of them - the hurricane season.
The preview clip for the upcoming episode features Bryan and Sarah coming across hurricane alerts, while the reopening date is just three weeks away. Although this wouldn't be the couple's first brush with hurricane warnings on the island, they appear to be concerned wondering how to navigate the new curveball thrown at them.
The previous season featured the dreaded hurricane Dorian hitting the Bahamas, and causing massive damage. Thankfully, the San Andros island wasn't affected much by the hurricane unlike the other islands. The Baeumlers set up a fundraiser to help the islanders who lost everything due to the hurricane. We will just have to wait and watch to see if the Baeumlers manage to get lucky once again and escape with minimal damage to their resort's property due to the hurricane. The episode's description reads, "Amid hurricane season and ever-changing travel restrictions, Bryan and Sarah must figure out how to successfully re-open their hotel during a global pandemic. Meanwhile, the Baeumlers hit the wall while updating backsplashes and wallpaper in guest areas."
'Renovation Island' Season 2 airs every Sunday at 8/7c on HGTV.