Zach’s Surprise $2,500 Home Office Makeover  • Try DIY

Zach’s Surprise $2,500 Home Office Makeover • Try DIY

– Zach. We are going to help you surprise Maggie with a brand new home office makeover. – [All] Three, two, one. (dramatic electronic music) – No!
– Welcome to Try DIY, the show where we transform
our friends’ forgotten spaces into beautiful new interior,
using the power of DIY. Ariel knows what she’s
doing, and I’m her husband. Why DIY, Ariel? – [Ariel] It’s cool to be
able to do something yourself. Also, rewarding. – [Ned] And it saves money. Each episode, we’re gonna
listen to what our friends need, and then, set them up with the DIY project that’ll help them save
money and be awesome. – Right. This show is about making
our friends awesome. (upbeat music)
(knocking) (light music) – Hello.
– Hi! – [Ned] So let’s talk
about Zach and Maggie. – Ooh.
– Ooh. – Let’s dish.
– Ooh, dish. – So Zach and Maggie. – Zach’s secret girlfriend Maggie. – [Ariel] They’re not new, but
they’re new to the internet. – [Ned] Mm-hmm, they
just moved in together– – That’s a really big deal. – That’s a big step.
– Maggie and I have been dating for two and a half years. We moved in together about six months ago? – It was actually a
really easy transition. I was nervous, but. – What were you nervous about? – I don’t know. – It’s really amazing living
with an angel like me, ’cause I just give you so
few things to be frustrated and angry and upset about. – [Ariel] That’s really
funny, ’cause it sounded like you were gonna say, living
with an angel like Maggie. – Nope.
(Zach laughing) No, I knew it was coming. (laughing) – When we moved in here, this place was not in the best shape. We joked that it was kinda
like a fixer upper apartment. The floors were scuffed and scratched, the walls were this putrid yellow. It’s really been a constant
redecorating of this place. We have a mix of pieces that we bought, and then, things that we
found at thrift stores. – I like neutral colors,
I like the clean space. I don’t like to see a lot of clutter. – She hates clutter.
– I hate it. I hate it. – [Ariel] I saw Zach’s apartment. This is like 99% Maggie. – [Ned] I was like, I don’t
think you need our help. This is beautiful.
– Yeah. – What’s wrong about it? What’s the problem? – So Maggie was in charge of
this room, and the bedroom, and the kitchen and the bathrooms, and then, I was in charge
of the guest bedroom. I pushed to have a two bedroom apartment. I’ve never had a home office,
and so, I was like, yes, finally, I’m gonna have a
place where I can, you know, be productive on the weekends, and work on other creative projects. – Well, let’s check it out.
– Uh-huh. – Let’s go.
– Uh-huh. – So this is our home office.
(dramatic horror music) (screaming) – Maggie has a very particular aesthetic. I just learned what that word means. This room also has everything
that we weren’t quite allowed to put in the rest of the house. So you have all of my
reject movie posters. The original patents for LEGOs. My old boops and bops. – What are boops and bops? – Boops and bops are like, you know, like miscellaneous like knickknacks. – You have a whole box full
of miscellaneous knickknacks that you call boops and bops? – I kinda told her that I’m
gonna take on this room. It’s gonna be my responsibility. – Oh, there’s stuff inside the dresser. – [Zach] Yeah. – [Ariel] Like this is
like craft supplies. – Yeah, I mean, some of this is mine, some of this is Maggie’s. I feel like I’ve let her down. She would never say that,
’cause she’s too sweet. I did a little home DIY. We have our Wi-Fi box. – [Ariel] You have a rug, and
it’s rolled up on the floor. – Yeah. – So Zach was in charge of this room. – All right, all right. Her happiness and her mental
well-being is dependent on calm and order in the home. Having this unfinished room
is just like this nagging little thing in the back of our brains that I know upsets her. – Well, today, Maggie,
as a special surprise, Zach is going to redesign this
entire room with our help. You’re not gonna be able to see
the end until it’s all done. Relationships are about compromise, and so, we’re gonna try and be the glue that holds them together. – I feel like I know what you want. – Yeah, uh–
– I’m gonna make you proud. – We’ll see. – We’re doing nice things for our friends. – Yeah. – Because we’re such good people. – Yeah, we’re humanitarians. – We save lives. – Do you believe in us?
– I believe in Ned and Ariel. (all laughing)
– Fair. (upbeat music)
– We know what Maggie wants. – Uh-huh.
– But I want to talk about what you want. – I need a home office, I have a standing desk that I bought, but I just need to make
it comfortable and cute and somewhere that I can
work on the weekends, and feel like this is a place
that I can be productive. – So you wanna leave work at work, and then, also–
– Come home to work. – Come home to work. – Our challenge is gonna be figuring out how to incorporate all of
these things from our old lives in a way that feels–
– Natural? – Aesthetic.
– Okay. That is not the correct way to, yep. – Yeah.
(Ariel laughing) (upbeat music) So now that you’ve seen their space, what’s the plan for the makeover? – [Ariel] Well, let me tell you. Zach wants it to be an office.
– Right. – So we’re gonna keep that desk in there. Basically, just make the room
look nice around that desk. We’re gonna put the
desk over by the window, we’re gonna put storage on both sides, we’re gonna put a big rug in there. This is the rug that Maggie
has actually already bought, which is great, because
it gives me an idea of the colors that she
wants to use in that room. What are we doing for Maggie in this room? – Maggie loves DIY and crafting, and so, I want it to be an office for me, but I also wanna give her a space for her. She always says that
everything has a home, but I think she would be
happier if we had like, is credenza the right word? – Sure.
– No. – [Zach] Great. – We are going to build Maggie
a fold-down craft table. I think it’ll be really,
really fun for her to have her own little space,
where she can store things that doesn’t have to use Zach’s
desk to work on her stuff. – This is all great, but I’m
not seeing a ton of storage for Zach’s boops and bops. – Well, I’m planning on
getting rid of a lot of that. – Nice.
– Mm-hmm. – [Ned] Well, we can make this work. – We can make anything work. – You can make anything work.
– Pow. (upbeat music) – [Ned] So are you ready
to clean out the room? – [Both] Yeah! – [Ned] It wasn’t freeze frame until Ariel popped her hand up. – So I have, you know,
books, and there’s a lot more where this came from. – First of all, you have two
of “A Confederacy of Dunces.” – Well, that’s just, yeah,
I mean, that’s a good book. – Let’s talk about some of that stuff that they are collecting. – Sure.
– ‘Cause Zach has a whole bunch of stuff that
he calls boops and bops. – (mumbling) version, arguably
my favorite movie ever made. “Spice in my Pocket,” there’s some really good facts in here. I never even watched Star Trek. – Toys.
– Toys. – It’s toys. – This person made Nic
Cage as different Pokemon. – Ay yi yi yi yi. He can boop them, boppa here. (groaning) I’m sorry. I’ll see myself out. What are we gonna do
with the boops and bops? I can’t believe I just said it like that. – Boops and bops. – Maybe we keep the
boops, but we throw away some of the bops. – So I should get rid of my LaserDisc copy of “The Lion King”? – Probably.
– Yeah. – I have a ton of records, and
we don’t own a record player. Maggie actually loves records. She has a ton, too. It’s a Hebrew copy of “Captain
Underpants,” but how fun. It’s backwards. – Actually, Zach asked us several times– – Yeah.
– If you collected anything? – Right, and I’ll tell
you what I do collect. – The answer was yes. – My board game bookcase. But Ariel made me put
it away in a bookshelf. That was actually kind of hard to get to. (groaning)
– You see what I did there? – An ugly Hanukkah sweater
called Llamakah, oh Llamakah? – Well, actually.
– That’s pretty fun, we have matching, a
Christmakah and a Llamakah. – Do you guys have a
box of Christmas stuff? – It’s pretty good.
– Do we have a box of Christmas stuff? How dare you ask me that in my own home. – It was difficult to
get Zach to eliminate some of the sentimental items. – For about five years, I kept every cover of “Entertainment Weekly.” – Zach, what is the plan with these? – I don’t know! I’m learning how to share
my life with someone, and a big part of that is
realizing that this place isn’t just my home, it’s our home. – You could take all of this
and it could be a metaphor for a relationship. – They each have a bunch of stuff from their own individual lives, but now that’s a challenge as to how are they gonna combine that to really make a space together? So Zach, why do you think
you keep all this stuff? – I don’t know. Dumb things give me joy. They always have. Maybe it’s because I’ve always felt weird, and so, I like surrounding
myself with weird things. – You surround yourself with stupid things because you like feeling stupid? Why don’t you surround
yourself with orderly, beautiful things–
– Yeah. – So that you feel really beautiful? – Boom. – Yeah, all right.
(upbeat music) I think my goal for the rest of this video is figuring out ways to marry my old self with our new self. Okay, goodbye “Eternal Sunshine,” goodbye “Lion King” on
LaserDisc, I’m keeping this. This is my old tax information,
that’s probably trash. – What, what, well, wait. By us transforming his guest room, it’s basically gonna
save this relationship. Do they give out Nobel Peace
Prizes for YouTube videos? – I think they do now.
– I think they do now! – Wow, okay, we did it. Empty room. – Okay. Here we go. – Not so fast, Zach, my boy. It’s time for your DIY project. – Oh wow. – So let’s talk about the DIY project. How are we gonna make
this fold-down desk– – Sure.
– Thingy? – [Ariel] The first step
is building the frame. – [Ned] And you already precut the pieces. – I precut the pieces, I
pre-painted the pieces. – Love it.
– I’ve basically done all of them. – Just the way I like. – (laughing) And once we’ve built that, we’re going to put the hinges on, so that we can have
the fold-down tabletop. – Mm.
– Since the front of it is basically unfinished,
because it’s the bottom of a tabletop, I think we
should put something decorative on there, and so, I was
thinking stick-on wallpaper, but you can put anything on there. You can put a piece of art, you could put, I mean, truly, anything you want, and then, the very last thing is we’re gonna put in a safety latch so that when you put the
tabletop up, it stays. – You know what? When you say it like that,
it sounds pretty easy. – It’s not that hard. – Okay, so I just gotta do a right angle, with this on the inside. I have these lined up, I think. I’m so terrified right now. – [Ariel] We’re using power
tools so he needs to be careful. Zach, I feel like, you
give him something heavy, he falls over.
– Okay. Hold on, I’m gonna do this with my body, push it like this, and then, use maybe the drill in my mouth? First incision. (drill whirring)
Holy shit. (laughing) This thing is powerful. I wanna surprise her,
but also, showing her that I’m committed and that
I can rise to this challenge, and be the man of the house
that I was born to be, dammit! (drill whirring sporadically) Work it. Ariel, you wanna come get
eyes on this real quick? (drill whirring)
– There. Nah, totally fine.
– Okay, sick. Then I’m crushing this
thing, get outta here. If you thought that I
was gonna fuck this up, well, then you’re a loser. – Oh my God. Do you think Maggie’s
gonna be proud of you? (drill whirring) – I think she’s gonna assume
that you did most of the work. – Will Maggie like it?
– Hmm. – Yeah. – That looks nice.
– Yes. – [Zach] I am afraid to, if I, I guess you just gotta commit, right? – Yeah, you just gotta commit. Just go for it. – Is this a metaphor?
(all laughing) – It’s a giant metaphor
for your relationship. Oh my God.
(Ariel laughing) You know what they say? Measure once, cut twice. – They don’t say that. – This is a bad position
to be in for a long time for a boy with a bad back. – I’m just hoping I don’t get a boner. – (laughing) What?
– Your wife is right here. Be cool.
– Be cool, man. (drill grinding) – That’s a fun sound.
(all yelling) Nice!
– Look at that. (smooth music) Zach is actually doing pretty well. He is struggling, yes,
but he’s really determined to make it work. Ooh, it’s like fake wood.
– It’s like fake wood. – This is totally–
– That’s Maggie. – [Zach] Maggie aesthetic. And I just peel and stick. Whoa.
– Ooh, wow. – Okay, I’m down, wow.
– It has texture. Nice job.
– That was easy. And this is gorgeous.
– Right? – I know that he was worried about this, but he really stepped up his game. – [Ariel] Zach did a great job. – It’s like a baby changing table. – Except the baby could fall off. – I rolled off the changing
table, and I turned out fine. – Huh. All right, Zach, you did a great job with this folding table. Oh, look at that. Oh, that is really nice. Now, it’s time to put on
the finishing touches, which means we’re gonna
need some montage magic. (Ariel and Ned humming) ♪ Gonna give you everything ♪ ♪ Gonna give you everything ♪ ♪ Gonna give you everything ♪ ♪ Gonna give you everything ♪ ♪ Oh, oh, oh, eh, oh ♪ ♪ Oh, oh, oh, eh, oh, eh, oh ♪ ♪ Oh, oh, oh, eh, oh ♪ ♪ Oh, oh, oh, eh, oh, eh, oh ♪ – I was a little bit concerned
about certain things. I thought maybe there was
gonna be too much stuff, but I think we managed it. – [Ned] This is like a very special time in their relationship, and now, having this room be completed? It’s gonna really mean something. ♪ Gonna give you everything ♪ – [Ned] Okay, we’re
about to surprise Maggie. How are you feeling? – Guys, I feel really good. This room looks amazing, and
thank you guys for all the help and the guidance–
– Of course. – And making this come together. I’m just so happy. – But do you think she’s gonna like it? – I think she’s gonna love it. I honestly, I look at this
room, and I think it’s actually a really beautiful
amalgamation of the two of us. I guess there’s only one thing left to do, and it’s see if she likes it.
– Let’s bring her in. – Yes.
– Are you ready? – Yes.
– Okay, close your eyes. – Okay. Oh, I can see–
– No, no, no, close your eyes.
– Keep your eyes closed. – You’re such a cheater. You’re so bad.
– You’re so mean. Just let her see.
– I wanna see. – Open your eyes–
– In three, two, one. – Wow! This looks really good! I love it! – [All] Yay! – [Maggie] Wow! Wait, it looks so much bigger. – [Zach] So we have a work area for me, so I’m gonna be, you
know, tippity typing away, but also, we wanted this
room to be functional for you, so craft storage.
– Ooh! – And a craft table.
– It’s like a Murphy bed! I’ve always wanted one of those. – [Ned] So that was a DIY
project that Zach did for you. – You made this?
– Mm-hmm. – I had a little bit of help. So what do you think, Maggie?
– I love it. And we’ve completed the house. – [Ariel] Yay! What this room shows is that
you can keep your stuff, your LEGOs, your boops and bops, and it can still look really nice. – [Maggie] You found a way to
incorporate his movie posters. – [Ned] Yeah, there’s still some elements of the beeps and boops. – Yeah!
– Boops and bops. – Boops and bops.
– Ooh! We got a record player?
– Oh, and this is the best. This is a Ned invention. Wi-Fi!
– How did you do that? – Drilled a hole in the back,.
– You guys are so smart. – It was my idea.
– It was my idea. – No, it was my, 100% my idea. – [Zach] You did such an
amazing job with the rest of the apartment, I wanted to do this to show that I am equally as committed to making this home a
fun home for both of us. – Thank you. You did a really good job. – Yeah!
– Yay, we did it! – This room’s great,
’cause it’s got so much of Zach’s dumb stuff in it,
and it makes me inspired that I can bring some of my
dumb stuff into our living room. – Okay. (upbeat music) – [Ned] Ariel’s sister Danielle just moved to Los Angeles, and she is
living in a studio apartment. – It’s very small. When I eat, I sit on the floor. – On the floor? – [Danielle] I mean, it’d be nice if I could show off my place. – [Ariel] We are going to
give her a surprise makeover. – We are secretly here–
– Well, she knows we’re here. – She does know we’re
here, but we’re gonna do whatever we want.
(upbeat music) The thing she loved the most
was the hidden Wi-Fi cords. Like it was my idea, and then, I like– – No, no, that was, I
just, I need you to tell, to tell everybody that it was my idea. – [Zach] Why you guys both trying to take credit for my idea? – No!
(Zach laughing)

100 thoughts on “Zach’s Surprise $2,500 Home Office Makeover • Try DIY

  1. Hey guys! It's Zach here! I’ve collected tons of random boops n’ bops over the years, but never knew what to do with them. This video actually helped me figure out how to highlight the things I love and part with the things just taking up space. I didn’t throw away anything I loved. Some stuff got water damage in storage (like my Eternal Sunshine VHS and Lion King copy) and was actually just garbage taking up space lol. All the toys now have cute & prime placement around the house for the first time ever☺️ Maggie did such an incredible job putting the rest of our place together and making it somewhere we both felt represented and comfy. We love our place. Also the video creates a false dichotomy between our stuff – I was involved in decorating with every room. But for the office it was really important to me to step up and show that I was equally invested in making our apartment a home <3 -Zach

  2. I can't get over how badly I want this to be a real show on HGTV. For one thing, "Ariel knows what she's doing, and I'm her husband" the intro is hilarious but also having the wife be the hands-on figure is a refreshing and empowering twist on traditional home-makeovers. But even beyond that, as a young professional, I need ways to save money and I love seeing how much you can do yourself to save and still have a nice-looking home. Try DIY is so relevant in every way and I absolutely love watching!

  3. I love this show. I think it's cute, and for the most part I agree with the needing to compromise for you significant other. However for this case specifically it doesnt seem like the girl compromises much. They even said at the beginning of the video that their place was 99% the girls aethstetic. On top of it his "boops and bops" where the only thing in the house that represented him and they wanted to get rid of them. Idk maybe I'm wrong, but I feel like he should get to keep that stuff.

  4. I wouldn't throw out my boops and bops. Zach really needs his own space with his own aesthetic and not just conform to Maggie's style.

  5. Zach should be able to have his own space in the home. I understand Maggie likes a clean look but she needs to realize that it's not just HER place. It's Zach's too. Don't get me wrong Maggie seems super sweet and everything. But Zach does deserve his own personal space to be able to enjoy his stuff.

  6. I know that he said in the comments that he didn't get rid of anything he loved… But as someone who collects "dumb" things too I really hate the idea that you can't have a nice space with toys…

  7. Is it good to keep the wifi inside a drawer? Never seen that before. Unfortunately, mine is near my legs on a table nearby.

  8. I love the DIY stuff—it really is rewarding to do things yourself and it’s affordable! I’m definitely a Zach in this with like not throwing things away and seeing him be able to repurpose stuff and also throw some stuff away was great

  9. Nothing made me happier than Ned opening up that cupboard and seeing so many magic the gathering boxes. And after seeing so much magic shit from the last video in Keith's apartment. You guys should totally play four player commander.

  10. Can we just talk about how the try guys have an entire house as their office but still need an extra room as an office in their private living spaces??

  11. All Maggie’s must be pretty, because I’m Maggie and I’m beautiful and Zach’s girlfriend Maggie is gorgeous 😍

  12. The craft table wasn't holding up though, when left open near the end it was un supportedand floppy so that was kind of a fail :/

  13. I watched the video and read Zachary's pinned comment. I still think Maggie's influence covers 99% of the apartment like you stated at the beginning of the video. I don't doubt that you have some style of your own but I've been watching the Try guys since your Buzzfeed days (it does not mean I know you personally) and I don't see any part of you in that space. The parts of you I did see were stored away in that room before the makeover.

  14. I love how Zach got triggered by Ned saying boner next to his wife when Ned's gotten naked on the internet. I think boner is pretty tame

  15. The weird thing is they're making fun of Zach's 'boops and bops' but when I look around the other rooms they're full of nonsense decorations – four little pots that have no purpose on the coffee table, two pots next to the tv…
    Ned's board games (which actually have a function) are tucked away in a cupboard while I'm looking a wall of small stacks of books that have little statuettes on top of them…
    I'm not criticising, if you like functionless pottery, I think you should have it… I just think it's weird that one set of useless crap is seen as juvenile, ugly and inappropriate while the other is aesthetically pleasing… it just comes down to what you want to have in you're house…

  16. Y’all really think that Zach doesn’t have any Knickknack left? What about his bedroom? Or other private storage stuff? What you see on YouTube doesn’t mean the same for real life. Also Zach can always get more boops and bops and probably has more tucked away somewhere else.

  17. honestly i felt bad for zach because i also love to collect boops and bops and if anyone made me get rid of them i would also be upset

  18. How does the craft table function? In the video it looked like it was hanging at an angle… was it meant to do that? Can Maggie actually work at it? Can it take elbows leaning on it and stuff on it? I really wanted to come over and build a support leg but I’m in Canada and can’t build stuff 🤔

  19. Zach: I rolled of the changing table and I turned out fine

    Me: Zach you have very bad Back issues you are not fine😂😂😂

  20. 6:50 actually made me sad. I love Ariel and I know she knows a lot about design, but it would be nice to have some of Ned’s stuff on display too, not just locked away.

  21. My heart broke a little when they threw out the eternal sunshine of the spotless mind poster. I was so relieved when I saw they actually did hang another poster of that movie. It's just the best😂

  22. So happy that they commented that he only got rid of stuff he needed to. Everyone keeps asking where its displayed and a lot of it is clearly there on the shelving behind the desk. These comments were a mess…

  23. i love “ariel knows what she’s doing, and i’m her husband” bc i usually see stuff on tv being the other way around

  24. Love y'all's apartment! Maggie did an awesome job with the rooms she did already! Great style! Room remodel was awesome! Could have done without all the toy shaming in the video though. I'd take board games and figures over "aesthetic pieces without function" anyday – if properly displayed of course.

  25. I hate how both Zach and Keith have had their lives contained to a single room. I feel like they should be able to choose things for the rest of the house and that their significant others should work with them the same way that they're working with their significant others

  26. Zach and Maggie are a lot like myself and my boyfriend but I actually adopted my boyfriends “boops-n-bops” into my decorating style because I wanted it to feel like a shared home, and also because we’re both huge nerds so it worked.

  27. No offense to any of the other Try Couples, but Ned and Ariel I think have the best relationship in the whole entire world. Their Teamwork and support for their friends are amazing! Lots of love to them!!🥳

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