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Love It or List It Recap - Bachelor Pad Blues

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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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 5

Elbow Room

Jill and Joe love their ranch home's outdoor space, with a nice deck, a pool and a shed that Joe converted into a pub where the whole neighborhood congregates. But with the addition of their two adopted sons, their once-cozy house turned into a loving home with a lot of chaos and not enough space. Jill wants a bigger and better home for the boys to grow up in, but Joe wants to make improvements to the inside of their home to match its kid-friendly outdoor spaces. Hilary Farr has big plans to make the couple's home more functional, but David Visentin is ready to tempt them with a new house that has enough space for the whole family.

Sunday
Oct 25
2am | 1c
Season 15, Episode 6

A One Story Story

A woman and her husband bought a one-story home after he was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. Now she's made friends she loves and wants to stay in the community. He thinks they need a new house to prepare for a future with more medical obstacles.

Sunday
Oct 25
1pm | 12c
Season 14, Episode 13

Lackluster Lake House

A couple with an idyllic yet quirky house near a lake is now feeling cramped after their family doubled in size. Although they'd love to raise their children in this location, the 1,650-square-foot house doesn't provide enough private space for everyone. While Hilary's mission is to make them fall in love with their property again, David searches for a better fit for their family.

Sunday
Oct 25
2pm | 1c
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.

Sunday
Oct 25
3pm | 2c
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
Oct 25
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.

Sunday
Oct 25
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.

Sunday
Oct 25
6pm | 5c
Season 16, Episode 6

Downtown Disconnect

Now that a couple has two young boys, he feels cramped and wants more space to entertain. He hopes David can find a new property with more space for the family, but she loves their neighborhood and feels that Hilary can make their home suit their needs.

Sunday
Oct 25
7pm | 6c
Season 14, Episode 14

Urban vs. Suburban Living

Todd and Robyn are ready to get what they want in a house now that their children have grown up and moved out. Todd wants a lot of space for entertaining and hosting their kids when they visit, whereas Robyn is convinced that their future is in a new place downtown within walking distance of all their favorite haunts. Designer Hilary Farr finds creative ways to inject new life into this playful couple's home while real estate agent David Visentin heads downtown to find them a perfect place closer to the action.

Monday
Oct 26
1pm | 12c
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.

Monday
Oct 26
2pm | 1c
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.

Monday
Oct 26
3pm | 2c
Season 13, Episode 18

One Last Renovation

Kerry and Dave renovated and added to their home as their family grew, but their three kids have taken over every common room, leaving little to no space for the couple. Kerry would love a home with updated bathrooms and a dedicated space for the kids, but Dave is attached to the house their children grew up in and refuses to move. With one last renovation from designer Hilary, can this couple love their home, or will real estate agent David find them a house with plenty of space and function for the whole family?

Monday
Oct 26
4pm | 3c
Season 14, Episode 3

A Hole-in-One Location

A couple fell in love with a home in a coveted family friendly community near a golf course and hastily purchased it before they had even started a family. Now, three kids later, she's decided the dated house cannot accommodate all the clutter and activity of their busy family. While she's ready to move into a house that functions better for all of them, he loves their street and cannot dream of leaving it behind. Can the couple love their home again with Hilary's help or will David find them a house with all the space they need?

Monday
Oct 26
5pm | 4c
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.

Monday
Oct 26
6pm | 5c
Season 15, Episode 3

On Shaky Ground

A real estate broker on the lookout for the perfect family home spotted a diamond in the rough and convinced his wife to buy it. While he sees its unlimited potential, however, she can't see past the long list of fixes, including the cracked ceiling.

Monday
Oct 26
7pm | 6c
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.

Monday
Oct 26
8pm | 7c
Season 16, Episode 4

Work-Life Unbalance

Two busy professionals feel that their work-from-home life is no longer working for them. He isn't ready to give up their quiet, wooded lot, but she thinks the house is dated and much too small for their family, especially with no private office space.

Monday
Oct 26
9:01pm | 8:01c
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.

Monday
Oct 26
10:02pm | 9:02c
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.

Monday
Oct 26
11:01pm | 10:01c
Season 16, Episode 4

Work-Life Unbalance

Two busy professionals feel that their work-from-home life is no longer working for them. He isn't ready to give up their quiet, wooded lot, but she thinks the house is dated and much too small for their family, especially with no private office space.

Tuesday
Oct 27
12am | 11c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 27
1:01am | 12:01c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 27
2am | 1c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 27
2:59am | 1:59c
Season 10, Episode 1

Room to Grow

When the opportunity arose to purchase the 1100 square foot home right next to her elderly aunt, Danielle and her husband Richard jumped at the chance. A year after moving in, their son Finn was born, and despite settling in to their new existence as a family of three, this couple wasn't done shaking up the dynamic of their household. They've welcomed an international student who also calls their house, home. Having ballooned from a couple to a party of four Richard, is convinced this little house won't let them grow any more. However, Danielle's not ready to leave all their memories, or her aunt, behind. Strolling into the debate are Designer Hilary and Realtor David, who are ready to face the challenges ahead. Hilary and her team try to re-imagine the home's floor plan with a third bedroom extension, while David scours the area near their neighborhood for a house that has more space for their growing family. Desperate for a home that can support the future of their ever-expanding family, Danielle and Richard will have to decide can they love their home again, or will they list it?

Tuesday
Oct 27
4am | 3c
Season 10, Episode 2

Sibling Rivalry

Life was different 12 years ago when sisters Karine and Daphna first bought this 1600 square foot, suburban townhouse. But less than a year ago, after living separately for several years, their living arrangement changed once again. Karine is optimistic the familiar home can be a place of solace for her son James and their unique family arrangement. However, Daphna feels the three of them should start fresh in a space that functions for everyone. Pleasing both sisters will be no walk in the park, but Designer Hilary and Realtor David are ready to offer their expertise. Hilary is determined to carve out the extra room this family needs, while David can't help but hunt for the perfect, larger home he knows is out there. Desperate for a home that can live up to the new, family-sized demands of these reunited sisters, Karine and Daphna will have to decide: can they love their home again, or will they list it?

Tuesday
Oct 27
5am | 4c

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