Ultimate Retreat (DIY Network)

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Ultimate Retreat (DIY Network) – Premieres 7th August

Renovation show where DIY Network hosts take on a lakeside retreat room by room as they remodel the house in preparation for it to become a prize for one of the channels viewers.

The set up for the show is similar to Welcome Back Potter and Mark and Derek’s Excellent Flip as each episode focuses of a certain section of the house. During the episode the hosts go through explaining on a couple of the techniques they use in the construction and and other general DIY show type tips.

All-in-all it’s another run-of-mill property show

2.2/10

Amazing Space (DIY Network)

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Amazing Space (DIY Network) – Premieres 12th July

Renovation show where builder Eric Griffin heads off to a property where the owner is in need of their home being a little more spacious. After checking out the building Eric and his team then go about remodelling the place, freeing up the space and delighting the owner when they see the results.

It’s a 20 minute show does exactly what you’d expect.

2.5/10

Rustic Renovations (DIY Network)

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Rustic Renovations (DIY Network) – Premieres 11th July

Builder brothers Chase and Brock go about renovating old homes and cabins to modernise them with keeping the old features and the like intact.

The show goes through the usual set up where after being shown around the property, come up with a plan for the renovation, then go about their business while occasionally tormenting one of their crew. At the end the clients are show their new and improved property with much ooohhhing and ahhhing.

It’s pretty much identical to another renovation show you can think of though the two brothers make it more interesting watch to something like the Flip or Flop shows.

3.1/10

Docked Out (DIY Network)

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Docked Out (DIY Network) – Premieres 1st May

Riverside construction shenanigans where a husband and wife run firm meet up with a client, who they give their requirements for what they want in a dock and waterside living space.

After getting the brief the show follows the construction of the dock, where it first shows the plan on what they want to achieve. It then follows the construction where they run into some unique problems that need to be dealt with, as well as modifying the plan on the fly to bring in some custom features.

Like the usual building show, after everything it finished the clients are shown around, where they ooh and ahh at their new dock and are generally pleased as punch. in the end it’s a bog standard property development programme.

2.2/10

Renovation Realities: Ben And Ginger (DIY Network)

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Renovation Realities: Ben And Ginger (DIY Network) – Premieres 6th May

Renovations show where Ginger a TV meteorologist, and her husband Ben a daytime TV reporter, have decided to move out of New York and buy a house in the suburbs.

To work in their budget they buy a place that’s in need of a complete renovation, so along with occasional help from their folks, get a team of builders in who do the majority of the work while Ginger and Ben do a couple of small pieces of DIY.

As the programme focuses on the dealing with once area of the house at a time it’s reminiscent to Holmes + Holmes and Welcome Back Potter, but with the hosts having an almost complete lack of building skills.

2.8/10

Backyard Goldmine (DIY Network)

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Backyard Goldmine (DIY Network) – Premieres 25th April

Renovation programme where builder Ben Sargent meets up with a client who wants to convert their large shed/barn into a rental property.

After meeting the client and having a brief walk around the building, Ben and his co-worker get to work renovating the place and making it liveable. After the conversion is complete Ben reveals it to the owners and then helps them place the property on a rental site.

As property renovation programmes go this is one of the better ones.

3.5/10

Big Beach Builds (DIY Network)

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Big Beach Builds (DIY Network) – Premieres 20th March

A short 20 minute renovation show, where the owners of a rundown beach house call in the services of Marnie Oursler, a third generation beach home builder.

After being given a tour of the home and what they want improving to it, Marnie sets about renovating the building to her clients requests. Like other renovation shows they run into a few problems, quickly rectify them, then show off the finished rebuild to the delighted owners.

It’s your typical renovation programme along the same lines as Good Bones.

2.2/10