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In this episode of Love It or List It, David and Hilary help a couple whose home is struggling to be a family space.

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Hilary Farr

Hilary Farr, a native of Toronto, Ontario, brings her international flair to her design aesthetics.
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David Visentin

A top real estate agent, David brings his dynamic selling skills and negotiating talents to HGTV's Love It or List It.
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About the Show

When a house no longer feels like home, homeowners are left with a big financial and emotional question: renovate or sell it? Love It or List It helps fed-up homeowners decide. In each hour-long episode Realtor David Visentin and designer Hilary Farr compete for the homeowners' final decision to stay or go. David's insider perspective on the real estate market helps target listings to prospective buyers, but Hilary is determined to show homeowners that, within their budget, she can transform their worn-out house into a castle they can love. If the owners decide to list it, Hilary's hard work adds to the home's resale value. It's a tough decision either way. Which choice would you make?
Season 14, Episode 19

Master Office Issues

A couple purchased their current home in haste despite it's flaws so they could be closer to work and school. Although they love the area, their 1990s house is dated and does not have all the space, function and style they would prefer. While Hilary is determined to deliver the luxuries they desire from their previous home, David looks to find them their dream home in the neighborhood they love.

Monday
Jan 4
2pm | 1c
Season 15, Episode 11

Right-Size Ranch Reno

A couple once loved their house because of its proximity to friends, corner lot and great price. Now, this soon-to-be mom wants more space for their growing family, while the soon-to-be dad hopes to stay in the neighborhood he loves.

Monday
Jan 4
3pm | 2c
Season 13, Episode 17

Kitchen Catastrophe

Chris and Maria moved into their home with two kids, but now with four children, the house and its tiny kitchen feel cramped and cluttered. Maria wants a house with a gourmet kitchen closer to her work to shorten her long commute, but Chris loves the neighborhood and thinks he knows how to unlock the home's potential. Will designer Hilary create an open, family-friendly space, or will real estate agent David find them a new home with everything they need?

Monday
Jan 4
4pm | 3c
Season 16, Episode 1

To Downsize or Not to Downsize

Two empty nesters who fell in love with their property's large, private lot are considering downsizing. She wants David to find them a townhouse closer to her work downtown, but he needs Hilary's help to prove their current home can be a private oasis.

Monday
Jan 4
5pm | 4c
Season 16, Episode 7

Decades-long Debate

A couple's home is feeling more cramped than usual now that they have two teens. She's ready to ditch their choppy, dated home for a spacious property with no hassles. However, he loves their cozy house and hopes Hilary can reconfigure their space.

Monday
Jan 4
6pm | 5c
Season 15, Episode 7

House of Heirlooms

A couple jumped at the chance to buy the quaint house next door, loving its large lot and three-car garage. They thought they could handle updating the interior, but they're overwhelmed by the amount of work it requires. She wants Hilary to help create the perfect layout for the family and their heirlooms while he hopes David can find them a new, larger forever home.

Saturday
Jan 9
12pm | 11c
Season 14, Episode 16

Three Brothers and a Bedroom

Rachel and Adam's family has outgrown their home, with three of their four children sharing one bedroom. Adam sees plenty of potential in the house to add more space, but work-at-home mom Rachel is ready to move to a larger house with a mudroom, playroom and guest room. Hilary Farr hunts for a way to enhance the function and hidden space in the house, while David Visentin searches for the home of their dreams with room to spare.

Saturday
Jan 9
1pm | 12c
Season 15, Episode 2

A Rock Wall and a Hard Place

A couple that dreamed of living in their current neighborhood bought a foreclosure home that needed a lot of work. She feels like the to-do list is too long to make it a forever home, but he's unwilling to budge and hopes Hilary can change her mind.

Saturday
Jan 9
2pm | 1c
Season 14, Episode 18

Nostalgia is Not Enough

Busy parents with two young kids are struggling in their 1970s house with a choppy floor plan. She convinced him to buy the property because it's three doors down from his childhood home, but the nostalgia quickly wore off when he realized how much work needed to be done. While she's convinced it's their forever home, he's ready to sell and find a suburban new build with extra space.

Saturday
Jan 9
3pm | 2c
Season 15, Episode 4

Custom Chaos

A couple that built their home made mistakes with their floor plan and now they need more space. He feels they need a design expert to update and improve the layout, but she thinks the best option is to find a new home that fits their family.

Saturday
Jan 9
4pm | 3c
Season 16, Episode 3

Parents and the Pantry

A couple who rushed to buy their first house discover that they don't have the means or space to host their big family gatherings. She wants to find a large, more suitable home for guests, but he thinks the house can be improved to suit all their needs.

Saturday
Jan 9
5pm | 4c
Season 15, Episode 10

Bachelor Pad Blues

After marriage and two kids, a husband's bachelor pad is bursting at the seams as the family struggles to find space to themselves. His wife wants Hilary to make aesthetic changes, but his bags are packed and waiting for David to find them a bigger home.

Saturday
Jan 9
6pm | 5c
Season 16, Episode 7

Decades-long Debate

A couple's home is feeling more cramped than usual now that they have two teens. She's ready to ditch their choppy, dated home for a spacious property with no hassles. However, he loves their cozy house and hopes Hilary can reconfigure their space.

Saturday
Jan 9
7pm | 6c
Season 14, Episode 7

Family and Future

Empty nesters disagree over whether they should improve their current home or find something smaller and easier to maintain. She can't see the potential in their closed-off quarters and hopes David can find them a new home that's great for entertaining friends and family. He, however, is holding on to the memories created in their home after raising three kids there and thinks Hilary can change his wife's mind with a simple makeover.

Friday
Jan 15
12pm | 11c
Season 13, Episode 14

Community Calling

A couple debates the benefits of getting a home with more space for entertaining vs. making changes to their existing house so they can preserve memories with their kids. After a decade of DIY renovations, the couple brings in Hilary and David to help them either fix up their current home or find something newer, bigger and closer to their friends.

Friday
Jan 15
1pm | 12c
Season 14, Episode 6

Small House, Great Neighborhood

William and Ashley bought their cozy, 1950s home in a prime neighborhood when their family was much smaller, but their three growing sons are testing the limitations of the house. The kitchen is dated and cut off, and two of the boys share a bedroom. Ashley admits that their house is small but believes they can add square footage to increase function and flow. She's ready to have Hilary Farr work her design magic, but William wants David Visentin to show them houses that will convince Ashley to move.

Friday
Jan 15
2pm | 1c
Season 14, Episode 11

All About That Basement

A couple loves their midcentury modern ranch home with its charm and close proximity to downtown, but they are starting to feel like their family is outgrowing the home and wish they had a more functional space. While Hilary tries to discover a better use of space within their home, David looks for a more accommodating home near the downtown scene.

Friday
Jan 15
3pm | 2c
Season 15, Episode 2

A Rock Wall and a Hard Place

A couple that dreamed of living in their current neighborhood bought a foreclosure home that needed a lot of work. She feels like the to-do list is too long to make it a forever home, but he's unwilling to budge and hopes Hilary can change her mind.

Friday
Jan 15
4pm | 3c
Season 14, Episode 20

All Work and No Play

After six years in their current home, Garrett and Katy disagree over whether it meets their requirements for style and function. Garrett loves its location in an area with rapidly increasing property values, but Katy has never liked the house and wants a better workspace for her home-based business. Designer Hilary Farr has a plan to solve some of the functional issues with the house and make it more Katy's style, while realtor David Visentin sets out to find the family a better home where they can start over.

Friday
Jan 15
5pm | 4c
Season 16, Episode 8

Design in the Dog House

A couple is divided over their 1980s ranch home when one loves the neighborhood but the other wants to ditch their cramped quarters. Hilary must find space to create an entertaining area and a dedicated office, all while keeping their dogs in mind.

Friday
Jan 15
6pm | 5c
Season 15, Episode 12

No Love for the Land

A woman who agreed to move into her new husband's bachelor pad when they first got married is ready for a change. While Dad and son are in outdoor heaven on their two acres, Mom wants an updated family home with a new kitchen and en suite bathroom.

Friday
Jan 15
7pm | 6c
Season 15, Episode 8

This Space Is Looking Up

A couple bought their home ten years ago, but once they became a family of four, they struggled with the size of the house. David searches for a turnkey house, while Hilary designs "outside the box" to solve all their space challenges.

Saturday
Jan 16
9pm | 8c
Season 15, Episode 9

A Second Story

A couple is expecting a second child and need more space, but they do not want to compromise on being just minutes from downtown. David searches for a home fit for a growing family, while Hilary strives to create more space in the family's beloved locale.

Saturday
Jan 16
10pm | 9c
Season 14, Episode 17

All Work and No Place for It

Michael and Natalie bought their home in a rush, and after painting, putting on an addition and living in it for a while, she's still bothered by too many functional issues. She operates an art print and stationery business out of the house, so she would like a dedicated office space with storage. Michael loves the home's traditional aspects, large yard and short commute to his job. Designer Hilary Farr attempts to make the house work better for Natalie so that she can finally love living there, while realtor David Visentin works on finding the couple a new home that they can both get excited about.

Saturday
Jan 16
11pm | 10c
Season 15, Episode 8

This Space Is Looking Up

A couple bought their home ten years ago, but once they became a family of four, they struggled with the size of the house. David searches for a turnkey house, while Hilary designs "outside the box" to solve all their space challenges.

Sunday
Jan 17
12am | 11c
Season 15, Episode 9

A Second Story

A couple is expecting a second child and need more space, but they do not want to compromise on being just minutes from downtown. David searches for a home fit for a growing family, while Hilary strives to create more space in the family's beloved locale.

Sunday
Jan 17
1am | 12c

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