'Renovation Island' Season 4: Baeumlers relocate once again as they renovate Florida property
The children grow restless in the small quarters as their Florida house renovations continue. Sarah relocates the family to a neighboring rental as a fix for the situation
The Florida home renovations are underway and seem to be the main narrative for Season 4 of 'Renovation Island.' However, as the restoration progresses, the living area becomes smaller, and everyone becomes agitated in the confined quarters.
The Baeumler family has relocated to South Florida now that the resort refurbishment is complete. Their Florida house was chosen because of its inexpensive price. Naturally, they intend to renovate their new house as well. Small planned renovations have grown into a massive house remodel in classic Bryan and Sarah fashion.
The couple also picked their Florida home because of its closeness to the island resort and the ease with which they could return to Canada to do business. With the family's plane stored directly on the property, getting back and forth is now much easier. Bryan has finally taken the time to get his pilot's license and purchase a tiny plane to assist them to go about.
As the Baeumlers began their restoration effort in their Florida house, significant alterations were made to the living arrangement. Their youngest child, Josephine, moved in with her parents, while their middle children, Lincoln and Charlotte, were able to share a room. Even while the new living arrangement seemed unrealistic to the kids, Sarah stated that it was just back to living on the island for Bryan and her, all of them under one roof, in tight quarters - effectively living in one room. She noted that Lincoln and Charlotte are as thick as thieves, and while they make great roommates, they terrify her since they can get into a lot of mischiefs quickly. Because neither of the kids is tidy and organized, they have clothing thrown under the mattresses, food by the beds, and unmade beds - all in all, a chaotic situation.
While Sarah and Bryan are still living there, they cut into every single room and demolish walls on one entire side of the home. This means gradually retreating until they were living in a one-room villa with all the kids and animals. When Bryan suggests getting an RV for the family to reside in while the remodeling is going on, Sarah swiftly resorts to finding them a separate spot off-site to live in. She shows Bryan a property that has two bedrooms and one large open area. She claims that it has been three years since she has had a place to call her own where she can work and create. Bryan, on the other hand, has issues with the space since it is more in a city area, which comes with noise and an atmosphere they are not used to. Bryan proposes keeping it on the list, but Sarah should look at what else is available. He notes that while the space in the apartment is fantastic, the location is not perfect. The demo began with a flashback to prior seasons. Flashbacks to countless occasions when the family believed they'd never do this again, but here they are - they jumped right in.
Everyone is overjoyed to have their oldest son, Quintyn, back in the family. Even though he is glad to meet everyone, he realizes how crowded the place is. Although the Baeumlers were in even closer quarters than they were in Florida, they had the flexibility of wandering on the beach, getting out on the boat, and exploring the region - now that they are all together in one spot for hours and hours, the bickering has begun.
Bryan, who had hoped to live in an RV parked inside the hangar, finds his dream fading as the space is filled with supplies for the refurbishment. Bryan, who was first opposed to Sarah's suggestion of renting a property for the time being, eventually gives in. They end up renting a property two blocks away, a 30-second golf cart trip away, which is really convenient. They are still in the same neighborhood as their original house, so their friends are still nearby, and the kids can participate in their activities and know how to get to school. Bryan says that their present rental is the same property they looked at purchasing, but it was in bad shape at the time but has now been refurbished and seems great. Sarah says that the rental property was actually for the kids since she and Bryan have lived in all kinds of conditions and survived the construction process, but the kids are getting bigger and older, and she feels they're getting bored with living through their parents' projects. For them to have a more normal schedule, such as friends coming around, is important. Sarah believes it is critical for the six of them to have their own space to retreat to at the end of the day.
Bryan adds that renting the property was inevitable, but it only took him a few moments to understand that. Sarah confesses that they can now focus on their remodeling project as a whole, rather than attempting to tackle it in chunks or one room at a time and moving everyone into that space. They can now look at their home as a whole like they do with most projects, and just get to work.
HGTV's 'Renovation Island' airs new episodes every Sunday at 9 pm ET.