How Much Are The Baeumlers From Renovation Island Worth?

It takes a lot to make a career out of building properties, but Bryan and Sarah Baeumler have what it takes. Their HGTV show, "Renovation Island," is a must-watch for any home renovation junkie, as it centers around the couple and their family as they build a luxury resort on one of the least populated islands in the Bahamas. Per Forbes, the couple was vacationing in 2017 when they discovered an abandoned resort, bought the 10-acre property, and proceeded to turn it into a vacation spot. And put it all on TV.

And "Renovation Island" wasn't their only foray into the home renovation TV world. The Canadians have also been featured on HGTV's "Disaster DIY" from 2007 to 2011, "House of Bryan" from 2010 to 2015, and "Leave it to Bryan" from 2012 to 2017. They also had a show called "Renovation Inc.," featuring their kids, Quentyn "Q" Baeumler, Charlotte Baeumler, Lincoln "Link" Baeumler, and Josephine "JoJo" Baeumler. 

Unfortunately, the couple's "Caerula Mar Club" resort featured a host of problems. The outlet reports that the Baeumlers spent $2 million on the property, which had "18 rooms, 6 villas, a restaurant, spa, pool, and a bar." However, as you can see on "Renovation Island," they ran into issue after issue. How much are Bryan and Sarah worth now after taking a big financial hit on the property?

'Renovation Island' didn't totally ruin them

Per Forbes, the Bahamas resort was in much worse shape than the couple expected, and they had to ship almost all of the supplies in. They were supposed to spend $4 million renovating the resort but eventually dropped more than $10 million. That's got to hurt. To make matters worse, the place was finished just as the pandemic shut down almost all travel, so the property was just sitting there, waiting for travel to reopen.

Still, according to outlets like Celebrity Net Worth"Renovation Island" stars Sarah and Bryan Baeumler are worth a combined $20 million, having had their hands in a lot of projects (even if building Caerula Mar Club got a little rough sometimes).

Bryan told Global News it's all about perspective regarding business. "I think our perspective really changed on what's important in life and the fact that it's all finite. Loading your family up and risking your nest egg and moving to an island to get into a business you've never been in before in a country you've never done business in before, with people you've never met before, is kind of crazy," he noted. "At the end of the day, I think my perspective would be that you have a limited time left to do whatever it is you want to do. No matter what you do between now and then, the end result is the same." Even if it costs a couple million more than you expected. 

HGTV is forking out a lot of money for Renovation Island

Home renovations can be stressful, but renovations on an entire island are even more taxing. However, Bryan and Sarah Baeumler were not worried about the financial aspects when it came to their projects, at least not to a certain degree. In 2022, the Baeumlers advised those considering entering the renovation business and shared their mantra, "Find something you love, the money will follow," per HGTV. But that saying might not ring true for the "Renovation Island" stars. The couple saw money flying out of their pockets thanks to their renovation of Caerula Mar Clu, and they weren't the only ones. HGTV has also forked out some big bucks to keep the show going.

According to Country Living, they made a rough estimate based on the show "House Hunters," which reportedly cost $45 to 50 thousand per episode. However, renovating an entire resort, accommodating production, and everything else in between, the outlet estimates HGTV shelled out $650 thousand per episode. Mind you, there were thirteen episodes! Based on their estimate that would mean the network doled out nearly $8.5 million on "Renovation Island." That's a hefty price tag, and it's unclear whether the couple has made a huge profit from their business venture. As of 2023, Sarah and Bryan's combined net worth hasn't changed over the years and still stands at around $20 million despite the resort being fully open for business.