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Episode 12

Save It or Sell It

Like a favorite childhood toy (or those jeans from college), sometimes we simply outgrow the things we love most. My clients, Eileen and Scott, were beginning to feel that way…

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Episode 11

Rare and Recycled

Nowadays, when people think of the beach, they often think of purchasing a lot with a small, outdated home, knocking it down, and starting from scratch. And while I love…

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Episode 9

From Soaked to Saved

Many people fantasize about purchasing a run-down fixer-upper with great bones and turning it into the home of their dreams. And while doing so is often the best way to purchase…

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Episode 8

Backyard Beauty

Nabbing a home right on the water is the ultimate dream for any ocean lover. And for homeowners Christine and Jay, that dream was finally a reality. But as the…

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Episode 7

Open-Concept Canal Home

There’s nothing more peaceful than falling asleep and waking up to the sound of water outside your window. As water lovers, our souls crave that connection, to be and exist as…

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Episode 6

Beauty and the Beach

Episode 7 of Big Beach Builds was one of my favorite builds of the season, mostly because of the amazing views we had the entire time from Margie and Scott’s…

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Episode 5

Big Family, Bigger Beach Home

I cannot believe we’re already on episode 5 of Big Beach Builds! Is it just me, or is the season flying by? On this episode, I worked with homeowners Kristen…

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Episode 4

Flood-Ridden to Fabulous

One of my favorite things about living at the beach is the truly outdoor lifestyle that it encourages and embodies. From the earliest hint of warmth in the spring to…

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Episode 3

Captain’s Paradise

Episode 3 of Big Beach Builds, “Captain’s Paradise,” could not have been more appropriately named. We filmed this episode in the middle of a severe storm that flooded much of the…

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Episode 2

The Beach Gut

The second premiere night episode of Big Beach Builds, “The Beach Gut,” was an incredibly unique project for one major reason – my clients, Jaime and John, didn’t move into…

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Episode 1

Amazing A-Frame

Wow – I can’t believe that after almost two years of dreaming, planning, working, and waiting, Big Beach Builds FINALLY premiered Monday night with episode 1: “Amazing A-Frame” (read my episode 2…

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A brand new season of Big Beach Builds on DIY Network is coming Spring 2018!

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.