Love It or List It Vancouver showcases families in B.C.’s largest metropolitan city who are struggling with homes that no longer suit their needs. Whether they’ve outgrown the home they once loved or the luster has worn off, homeowners are faced with the dilemma of whether they should love it or list it. Each episode features interior designer Jillian Harris pitted against West Coast realtor Todd Talbot as they implement their plans to battle it out for the homeowners’ allegiance.
When Steph and Cynthia bought their renovated heritage home, they overlooked the unfortunate lack of storage throughout, in favour of pretty finishings and appealing pool. Having two kids, even more toys, and no time to create storage space, their house soon became a cluttered mess. Steph hopes realtor Todd can help his family escape the clutter with a newer, bigger home. Meanwhile, Cynthia believes designer Jillian can bring order to their chaotic house with a simple, functional design.
Seven years after Karen's handy husband promised to renovate their 70s rancher, nothing has changed. Now that their daughter has moved out, Karen wants to trade their boxy bungalow for a more modern house. Can Jillian make Karen stay by creating a more open and inviting home? Or will Todd convince these empty nesters that they'll have more fun entertaining in a house with a better layout?
Jane and Steve's cramped character house is bulging now that baby boys are teenaged men. Can Todd find Steve his waterfront dream so he will move or will Jillian help Jane stay by updating the house to reflect their new reality?
When Harvey and Susan bought a charming character house in an exclusive area, Harvey thought it would be their forever home. But now the happy couple is expecting a baby, Susan can’t see how family life fits in a house from the 1930s. Can Jillian persuade Susan to stay by renovating the compartmentalized layout to create more open-concept areas? Or will Todd persuade Harvey it’s time to move with an impressive family home?
Now they’re retired, Rob and Violet want to enjoy the good life but their multi-level townhouse near the beach makes it tough to entertain. Can Jillian convince Violet to stay with a contemporary redesign that creates better sightlines and ample entertaining space? Or will Todd finally persuade Rob an immaculate new condo with impressive outdoor entertaining space is everything they’ll ever need and more?
Emily and Gary’s house is literally falling apart! A disaster renovation resulting in a legal stop-work order has Gary ready to put this nightmare behind him and he needs Todd to find something move-in ready. But wife Emily can’t let go of the home they bought with her grandfather’s inheritance and calls on Jillian to finally finish their renovation.
Airline pilot Liza loves her character home's close proximity to the airport, but its cold basement and sectioned-off layout has her husband Shawn at wits' end. Shawn turns to Todd to find them something move-in-ready, in their neighbourhood. But Liza can’t imagine leaving her cute character home and hopes Jillian can warm things up with a new, open-concept layout.
When Stephen bought their boxy bungalow without wife Stephanie’s input, he hoped the scenic mountainside location would make it the perfect family home. But with Stephanie hating the dysfunctional layout, Todd is called on to find something better in their neighbourhood. While Stephen isn't ready to throw in the towel, he needs Jillian to create the open-concept dream home that Stephanie desires.