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How HGTV’s ‘Renovation Island’ Changed Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’s ‘Perspective on What Is a Problem’

How HGTV’s ‘Renovation Island’ Changed Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’s ‘Perspective on What Is a Problem’

Turns out, renovating the entire damn island was always going to be the easy part. On Season 1 of HGTV’s “Renovation Island,” Bryan and Sarah Baeumler dealt with Hurricane Dorian. And on Season 2, the bad guy was the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid-19 not only shut down the Caerula Mar Club grand opening, it made getting materials for the ongoing renovation impossible. (You think it was tough and expensive getting stuff to your home? Try getting delivery on a remote island in the Bahamas.)

“In Canada and the U.S., lumber prices have doubled, or tripled, in some cases. For our construction business in Canada as well, costs are going up, and you hear homeowners and other companies crying about the price of lumber. And I thought, ‘My God, even at triple the price… it’s still cheaper easier to get your hands on it than on the island,” Bryan Baeumler told

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