The Truth About Renovation Island's Bryan And Sarah Baeumler
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By CHRISTINE-MARIE LIWAG DIXON
The Beginning
HGTV’s “Renovation Island” first started when Bryan and Sarah Baemler found a 1960's resort to renovate, which happened to be in South Andros. The couple loved the island so much, they moved to the Bahamas, and when renovating, they always focus on “sustainability and environmental preservation.”
They’re experienced
Bryan is a licensed contractor and Sarah is in charge of designing, and Bryan started his craft at the young age of 14; he eventually founded the Baeumler Quality Construction, which Sarah is the project manager of. The couple has been seen in DIY network shows like “Leave it to Bryan” and “Disaster DIY.”
Family life
The Baemulers' four children, Quintyn, Charlotte, Lincoln, and Josephine, were once homeschooled, but when resort renovations got busier, the kids moved to a local Bahamian school. The couple wanted their eldest, Quintyn, to have a normal high school experience, so they sent him to boarding school.
Disaster struck
In 2019, Category 5 Hurricane Dorian made the Baeumlers shut down production of “Renovation Island” and “went into action to provide any help or resources.” COVID-19 also hit their resort hard, as Sarah told the Toronto Sun, but they continued to make renovations while their doors were closed to the public.
Unexpected costs
The couple didn’t expect their resort, Caerula Mar Club, to be as expensive as it was; it ended up being way over their estimated price of $4 million. Thankfully, Bryan and Sarah have an estimated combined net worth of $20 million, so they could probably afford to spend the extra money needed.