All the Details: Scott McGillivray and Bryan Baeumler Host New HGTV Competition Show

This might be the duo we never knew we needed. Ahead: Everything we know about Renovation Resort Showdown.

Updated on July 18, 2023

Real estate expert and longtime HGTV contractor Scott McGillivray (Vacation House Rules) will recruit friendly rival, builder and home renovation expert Bryan Baeumler (Renovation Island) to help overhaul his newly purchased rundown lakeside resort in HGTV's Renovation Resort Showdown.

The new series premieres Sunday July 23 at 9|8c.

Photo by: Johnny C.Y. Lam

Johnny C.Y. Lam

During the seven-episode, one-of-a-kind vacation rental renovation competition, Scott and Bryan will enlist four professional build and design teams to transform the tired property into a stunning modern-day destination ahead of peak season.

The skilled duos — husband and wife Troy and Rotem of Toronto, Ontario; entrepreneurs Arnold and April of Chicago, Illinois; business partners Sean and Jena of Toronto, Ontario; and partners in life and work, Kyle and Savannah of Phoenix, Arizona — will have just seven weeks and a $100,000 budget to turn four identical cabins into luxurious waterfront escapes in their own personal style.

Scott, Bryan and rotating guest judges will evaluate the revamped spaces based on quality, creativity and functionality to determine which team wins bragging rights and a $100,000 cash prize.

To start the competition, the pairs will battle to impress Scott and Bryan with high-end design in the cabins’ primary bedrooms, main floor bathrooms and front entryways. Armed with their signature banter and keen observations, Scott and Bryan will guide the duos as the showdown continues and they remodel the kitchens, living and dining rooms, lofts and exteriors.

Renovation Resort Showdown premieres on HGTV Sunday July 23 at 9|8c. Find up-to-date info on and on social via @HGTV and #RenovationResortShowdown on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. Fans also can connect with Scott (@scott_mcgillivray) and Bryan (@bryanbaeumler) on Instagram. Each episode of Renovation Resort Showdown will be available to stream the same day and time on Max®.

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