Unlivable

The title of this FYI home makeover series aptly describes the featured structures prior to their rescue by designer April Glover and contractor Gary Stein. In a matter of days, the duo help new property owners transform dilapidated dwellings into homes that are the envy of neighbors. Glover, whose specialty is making furniture from recycled products, has extensive experience as a set decorator and production designer; Stein began a full-time construction career after serving in the Gulf War.