Rowhouse Showdown features renovation expert, Carter Oosterhouse, leading three teams as they battle it out to transform dilapidated homes in Cincinnati, Ohio. Taking on the rundown houses in a distressed neighborhood, the teams will renovate one home each – while also living together – in a bid to raise the property value of the community surrounding them. The team that increases the appeal of their home to the max goes home with the grand prize of $50,000 and their home renovation will be featured on Dwell magazine's website. Designer, Kathy Kuo, and Cincinnati-based house flipper, Jim Bronzie, judge the team's renovations. Dwell's Editor in Chief, Amanda Dameron, guest-judges the series finale.