Design on a Dime

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  • 2003
  • 31 Seasons

Design on a Dime is an HGTV show that aired from 2003 to 2011. The show is hosted by Joel West, a witty and talented interior designer who helps homeowners create beautifully designed spaces on a budget. The concept of the show is simple – each episode features a family or individual who wants to update a room in their home without breaking the bank. Joel and his team of designers have just $1,000 to work with, forcing them to get creative and find affordable ways to transform the space.

The show begins with Joel meeting with the homeowners to discuss their vision for the room. He then presents them with a design plan and a breakdown of the budget. From there, the team gets to work, scouring thrift stores, flea markets, and discount retailers for affordable pieces to incorporate into the design.

Throughout the process, Joel shares his expertise on design principles and offers tips on how to make the most of a small budget. He also takes the time to get to know the homeowners and their personal tastes, helping to create a space that reflects their style.

The show covers a wide range of rooms, from living rooms and bedrooms to kitchens and bathrooms. Joel and his team tackle everything from minor cosmetic updates like painting and accessorizing to more substantial renovations like installing new flooring or adding built-in shelving.

One of the most entertaining aspects of the show is watching Joel and his team transform outdated or unappealing spaces into beautiful and functional rooms. They are skilled at finding affordable pieces that work together cohesively, and their attention to detail is impressive.

In addition to offering design inspiration and tips, Design on a Dime also provides viewers with valuable lessons on budgeting and smart spending. Joel and his team prove that it's possible to create a beautiful space without spending a fortune, and their creativity and resourcefulness are sure to inspire viewers who are looking to update their own homes.

Overall, Design on a Dime is an enjoyable and informative show that offers a fresh perspective on interior design. Joel West is a charismatic host who brings a lot of personality to the show, and his team of designers is talented and creative. If you're looking for inspiration for your next home project or just enjoy watching transformations, Design on a Dime is definitely worth checking out.

Design on a Dime is a series that is currently running and has 31 seasons (381 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 2003.

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Hip Craftsman Den
13. Hip Craftsman Den
March 12, 2013
Medgar bought his historic style home 16 years ago. He has been upgrading and decorating different rooms in the house ever since. Not exactly the domestic type, he decided to transform the formal dining room into a "chill" space.
Heirloom Glam Kitchen
12. Heirloom Glam Kitchen
January 22, 2013
Min and her roommate, Brigitte, have been brainstorming ways to liven up the deco in their kitchen. While staying true to the home's classic design, Casey Noble and Joel West bring a youthful feminine style into their kitchen.
Modern Luxury Living Room
11. Modern Luxury Living Room
February 20, 2013
Sandra and Cham want their home to become the main hub for family dinners and holiday parties. Unfortunately their living room needs a lot of work before it's ready for entertaining.
Boho Chic Family Room
10. Boho Chic Family Room
January 22, 2013
Casey Nobel and Joel West turn a forgotten room into a chic family space.
Glamorous Master Bedroom
9. Glamorous Master Bedroom
February 20, 2013
Casey Nobel and Joel West bring feminine glamour to a bland bedroom.
Modern American Living Room
8. Modern American Living Room
May 13, 2013
Casey and Joel create a hip, young living space for a couple of newlyweds.
Serene Crisp Master Bedroom
7. Serene Crisp Master Bedroom
March 12, 2013
Casey and Joel create an elegant master bedroom suite.
Modern Moroccan Master Bedroom
6. Modern Moroccan Master Bedroom
December 4, 2012
Tamer always dreamed of owning a house with a view of the Hollywood sign and he finally got it. He wants the interior of his home to be as inspiring as the view, starting with his master bedroom. Casey and Joel give him just that.
Design on a Dime: Modern Eclectic Dining Room
5. Design on a Dime: Modern Eclectic Dining Room
An elegant formal dining room is the heart of a charming Spanish style home. The owners eat most of their meals at the dining room table. The room's spacious but they want a modern eclectic style to play up the room's character.
Colorful Mid-Century Modern
4. Colorful Mid-Century Modern
December 4, 2012
Casey Noble and Joel West bring new life to an outdated living room.
Spanish Vintage Bedroom
3. Spanish Vintage Bedroom
May 19, 2012
The minute Dana and Damien walked into their 1929 Spanish style house, they fell in love. For the past year, they've been decorating their dream home one room at a time. But, they are completely lost with the master bedroom.
Design on a Dime: Nautical Family Room
2. Design on a Dime: Nautical Family Room
Will and Lisa have lovingly redone every room in their cottage style fixer-upper except for the living room. It's gloomy, drab and a disaster. Casey Noble and Joel West bring the cheerful look of the kitchen into the living room.
Rustic Modern Bedroom
1. Rustic Modern Bedroom
May 5, 2012
Casey and Joel create a cozy, warm master bedroom with Middle Eastern flare.
Where to Watch Design on a Dime
Design on a Dime is available for streaming on the HGTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Design on a Dime on demand at HGTV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 2003