Big Beach Builds

Having grown up in a family of builders, contractor Marnie Oursler is using her pedigree to give outdated beach homes a new lease on life. From gorgeous decks that make the most of ocean views, to beach glass inspired kitchens and customized sand-friendly spaces, she's taking classic beach houses that have been around forever and giving them modern updates while still preserving their charm. Whether you have all the money in the world, or a modest budget, Marnie will make your beach living dreams come true.

Monday 9:00 PM et/pt on DIY
2 Seasons, 15 Episodes
March 20, 2017
Episodes

Big Beach Builds Full Episode Guide

  • A couple's beach cottage in Dewey, Delaware, is just a few steps to the beach, but the house has no curb appeal and feels dated. They enlist Marnie to give it a face lift, but during demolition, Marnie finds that the foundation is sinking into the sand.

  • A family with a new baby is bursting out of their cramped bungalow in Bethany Beach, Delaware, and has challenged Marnie to work miracles with a small budget. She creates more space for the family by opening up the kitchen, relocating a laundry room and building magical bunk beds to accommodate the children. This new dream retreat will be a home this family can enjoy for

  • A family with many fond memories of summer vacations in their Lewes, Delaware, beach house finds that their cottage's awkward layout isn't working. Marnie begins maximizing the space by vaulting the ceiling and designing a new open-concept layout for the kitchen and living room. She also includes more sleeping space for the children by designing custom bunk beds.

  • A couple loves Lewes, Delaware, and the cheerful home they own there, but their two daughters have outgrown the space. Now, the family's torn between selling the house or renovating it.

  • A determined couple has found a 1960s gem of a beach home with a rare design element: a unique breezeway running through its center! While some may view the home as a teardown, the couple is serious about preserving its classic look and expanding upon the unique breezeway.

  • Marnie attempts to craft a beach escape from a wasted deck area and backyard, but she runs into a broken pipe along the way that endangers the project.

  • Marnie takes on a deserted home and attempts to make a safe vacation spot for a couple and their two children.

  • Marney goes to Delaware to confront an outdoor deck of a couple's home.

  • Marnie takes on a 30-year-old canal-side home with a large backyard and cute deck area that suffers from a choppy 1980s layout and strange additions.

  • In Bethany Beach, Del., Marnie tries to revamp a couple's townhouse but the finding water damage may interfere with her ability to maximize its dazzling view.

  • In Dewey Beach, Del., a couple's house now seems too small as their family continues to get bigger; with an open-concept layout, Marnie hopes to keep the integrity of the home while improving the flow and magnifying space for this growing family.

  • The team take on a beach home overhaul that was water damaged because of flooding during thunderstorms.

  • Structural flaws and an unusual layout plague a Delaware beach home bought by a couple with deep roots in the town.

  • A couple transports a 60-year-old house to a plot of land near the beach in the hopes it can be transformed into the perfect beach getaway. It’s up to Marnie and her team to completely renovate the retired home while keeping the rustic charm and integrity from the 1960s.

  • Having grown up in a family of builders, contractor Marnie Oursler is using her pedigree to give outdated beach homes a new lease on life. From gorgeous decks that make the most of ocean views, to beach glass inspired kitchens and customized sand-friendly spaces, she's taking classic beach houses that have been around forever and giving them modern updates while still preserving their charm. Whether you have all the money in the world, or a modest budget, Marnie will make your beach living dreams come true.