Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt win the second season of the HGTV Home Reno competition series ROCK THE BLOCK
After a fierce six-week house renovation showdown, Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt (100-Day Dream Home) were crowned winners of the HGTV mega-hit competition series Rock the Block. During the 90-minute finale, which premiered on Monday April 12th on HGTV and Discovery +, the Kleinschmidts, self-proclaimed underdogs throughout the competition, defeated challengers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent (Nate and Jeremiah: Save My House ); David Bromstad (My Lottery Dream Home) and Tiffany Brooks ($ 50,000 in three ways); and Alison Victoria (Windy City Rehab) and Mike Holmes (Holmes + Holmes). In the end, the Kleinschmidt’s breathtaking transformation provided the southern craftsman with the highest appraisal and rights to which the prize was awarded, as well as a street named in their honor. Throughout the competition, the dueling duos faced each other to maximize identical properties with the aim of giving each home the greatest possible real estate value. The real estate experts Ken and Anita Corsini (Flip or Flop Atlanta) took part in a tour of the newly renovated houses together with the reigning ROCK THE BLOCK champion Jasmine Roth – and in the last dramatic moments with the presenter Ty Pennington announced the winner .
“It’s surreal – one of the best moments of my life,” exclaimed Brian. “We were up against some of the best designers in the world and now that we are in the same category ?! That just blew me away!”
“We knew we wouldn’t beat these competitors,” added Mika. “But all along we have strived for functionality, and what we know brings real added value – and it has paid off. And now we have a street that is named after us!”
The judges praised Brian and Mika on their tour of their home and pointed out the family-friendly functionality and budget strategy to improve every part of the property. Their bonus features, including a covered porch with a “smart” pergola, a two-lane indoor bowling alley, a stunning home fitness center, and a mother-in-law suite in the basement, ultimately garnered the biggest dollar signs from the appraisers.
“The designers and renovators at HGTV have outdone themselves this season of Rock the Block. The massive renovations and stiff competition created a great, fun competition for viewers,” said Betsy Ayala, senior vice president of programming and development, HGTV . “Based on the fantastic reviews this season, fans continue to love these renovation battles and return every week to see the creative ideas and design solutions that emerge when the best in the business battle it out to win boastful rights.”
The competition has ended for now, but HGTV and ROCK THE BLOCK will fight childhood hunger by providing 100,000 meals to children in need through Turn Up: Fight Hunger. The new partnership between Discovery, Inc., the world’s leading provider of real-life entertainment, and No Kid Hungry is a national campaign to end childhood hunger and will provide 1 billion meals over the next five years for children who live in the US is starving.
Red Barn Homes built the four Rock the Block season two properties.
Fans can watch the full second season of ROCK THE BLOCK on Discovery +. Access to additional content from the new season of ROCK THE BLOCK is available at HGTV.com/RocktheBlock, including before and after photos and videos, and behind-the-scenes extras. Viewers can also interact with #RocktheBlock through social media and check out the @HGTV stars’ Reno journeys on Instagram at @nateberkus, @jeremiahbrent, @make_it_right, @thealisonvictoria, @tiffanybrooksinteriors, @bromco, @mikamakesmoves and @mrbreakinground.
Brian and Mika fans can also follow them on HGTV’s digital platforms and on Discovery + where they can watch 100 Day Dream Home.