“Clean House New York” kicks off The Style Network’s “Makeover Mondays”

From the title, it sounds like it could be a new extermination show, in the style of Animal Planet’s Rat Busters NYC, but bet you won’t see much vermin on this one. The Style Network has announced its latest premiere, Clean House New York, a spinoff of the channel’s popular home makeover series. Debuting along with the return of How Do I Look? as part of The Style Network’s “Makeover Mondays,” Clean House New York aims to take some of the most clutter-ridden, disheveled apartments in the Big Apple and turn them into fabulous, inviting rooms filled with style and comfort.

Hosted by New York designers (and former HGTV Design Star competitors) Nina Ferrer and Michael Moeller, who will be joined by sharp-eyed appraiser Elyse Luray and renowned auctioneer Duncan Schieb, the group braves the filth and dust of New York’s messiest scenes to sift through and find the gold, and in the process, maybe help some of the people they visit to straighten out their lives.

The premiere of Clean House New York finds the team in Brooklyn (where else?), where they run into a couple whose marriage is in danger because they’ve been playing the blame game with regard to the accumulation of junk in their home. They both enjoy collecting — Millie goes after china, silver and vintage clothing; Josh has an extensive library of novels and magazines. On top of that, their two kids’ toys are completely out of hand. Can the team pull together and help this family out of its funk and into something more funky where they can all live and love? Of course they can. See how it’s done when Clean House New York premieres Monday, Oct. 17.