'Renovation Island' Season 4: Sarah and Bryan struggle to budget their respective dream projects
The new season of 'Renovation Island' premiered last week, and the show's stars Sarah and Bryan Baeumler appear to be entirely focused on renovating their Florida house. The pair struggle to remain on budget in the second episode of the season as they want to splurge on their respective dream projects.
Sarah and Bryan finally begin a significant renovation of their aging family home in Florida this season. They are juggling a whole-house restoration, parenting their four children, and running their Bahamas resort, the Caerula Mar Club. In the premiere, the Baeumlers, who had been living out of suitcases for months, finally settled into their new house before commencing renovations. They then traveled to South Andros Island to address a number of issues at their hotel, including modifications to the sign and the boat dock.
Bryan brings in Julio, a smart home and audio-video firm owner from Florida. Bryan informs him that the hangar is the reason he purchased the Florida property and that he now has some plans for it. He added that in Canada, he had an old barn that he turned into a space, which he called THE DOGHOUSE, and now that he is in Florida and learning to fly he thinks it's only appropriate that he has a BIRDHOUSE. Bryan wants to carry a piece of home with him because the family is spending more time in Florida, and that piece is his DOGHOUSE.
He spent a lot of time out there with the kids, and a huge part of it was theater, sound systems, playing games, and watching movies. He informs Julio that he is envisioning a large screen for the hangar so that when he opens the door, he can have a golf cart drive-in for the kids and their friends. Furthermore, he also wants a popcorn machine for the space and also wants a system with lots of sounds. Julio claims to be able to deliver a 300-inch screen. He also suggests high-power projectors so that people can view them not just at night, but also during the day. When Julio inquires about Bryan's budget for the project, he responds that he is hesitant to assign a budget to something so essential.
Sarah, on the other hand, is working with Greg, a landscape architect with whom she previously worked on the hotel, and they have sweet-talked him into assisting them with their current project as well. He suggests framing the entire arrival space with more palm trees and bringing in more plants. Sarah shares how she doesn't want people's first impression to be that they have built an enormous box (referring to the hangar) on the side of the house. She adds that she really wishes to focus on the area by the pool by incorporating amazing hardscaping. She desperately wants a fire pit or some sort of fire feature. Likewise, she admits in a confessional that she has high expectations for the landscaping.
She says that she would want to see different zones across the property. Greg advises that they place a campfire behind the possum tree since it would provide an excellent view of the fire over water from inside the room. So it seemed like a big project with the new pool, no hot tub, more hardscape, a fireplace, a pergola, outdoor dining, and some use of the ramp. When Greg inquires about the budget, Sarah states that hers is the same as Bryan's for his hangar. As a result, the sky is the limit!
Bryan later informs Sarah that he'd want to have pot lights installed on the hangar's ceiling, which Sarah believes is overpriced for such a large space. When Bryan expresses his fear that if the lighting isn't correct, he won't be able to tell if something is wrong with his place, Sarah retorts by asking how come the present lights worked for the previous owners but not for him. He says that he wants to bring in Marco to get epoxy flakes flooring since he believes it would make detecting oil leaks easier. Sarah believes it is a waste of money because it is simple to detect an oil leak with whatever they have at the time and with no money invested.
Sarah explains in a confessional that Bryan can weave great stories about how they're all for safety, but she knows it's the birdhouse that brought him to this place in particular. This is his passion; he has longed to fly since he was a child. When Bryan reveals his drive-in movie concept to Sarah, she is clearly intrigued, but she believes he is much over budget. Bryan jokes about spending all of their money on the hangar and landscaping while leaving the home alone. Sarah then suggests that they both come up with realistic budgets for their projects and see if they can meet somewhere in the middle. She goes on to mention that they each get a voice in each other's finances, which Bryan believes is a bad idea.
HGTV's 'Renovation Island' airs new episodes every Sunday at 9 pm ET.