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Restored! Amazing Historic Homes From Rehab Addict

Taking a run-down home and bringing it back to life is what Rehab Addict host Nicole Curtis lives for. See how she brought these historic homes back to their former glory.
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Before: Past Its Prime

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Nicole Curtis Rehab Addict's 4th Street front yard and exterior of the house. BEFORE #81. (before).

From: Rehab Addict

Photo by: Lauren Noess

Lauren Noess

This poor house in Minneapolis looked as if it had seen better days before host Nicole Curtis got her hands on it. 

After: Major Curb Appeal

Rehab Addict: 4th Street- Front Exterior After

Rehab Addict: 4th Street- Front Exterior After

Nicole Curtis, host of HGTV's Rehab Addict, added a green roof and accented the roof by painting the siding with a fresh coat of white paint to her 4th Street project in north Minneapolis. She also built a white picket fence to replace the broken chain link fence to which Nicole’s tip is that a chain link fence should never be used on the front of a house. As a finishing touch, Nicole adds an American flag which she does to all her rehab properties.

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Photo by: Lauren Noess

Lauren Noess

A new green roof and a fresh coat of white paint bring this home back to lifeBut it's the small details, like the classic picket fence, that give the home character.

Before: Blah Bathroom

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Nicole Curtis Rehab Addict's 4th Street bathroom. Only bathroom in the whole house. BEFORE #49. (before).

From: Rehab Addict

Photo by: Lauren Noess

Lauren Noess

As the only bathroom in the house, this sad space needed a lot of work. 

After: Suite Escape

Rehab Addict 4th Street bathtub

Rehab Addict 4th Street bathtub

Nicole restored the original floors and claw foot bathtub to the master suite bathroom of the 4th street project. She pieced together wood to patch in the floor and opened a wall to make it into a full bathroom suite.

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Photo by: Lauren Noess

Lauren Noess

In order to create a full bathroom suite, Nicole removed one wall and connected the bathroom with the master bedroom. She was able to restore the original floors and reuse the beautiful claw foot tub. 

Before: Boring Foyer

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Nicole Curtis Rehab Addict's 4th Street project. Entry way view 1 from the main door of the house. Wall on the left will be opened up to make a walk way into the living room. BEFORE #1. (before)

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Photo by: Lauren Noess

Lauren Noess

The entryway lacked pizzazz, but Nicole had plans for creating a much grander foyer. 

After: Grand Entrance

Rehab Addict: 4th Street- Front Entry

Rehab Addict: 4th Street- Front Entry

As seen on DIY Network's Nicole Curtis the Rehab Addict. Nicole transformed this hallway into an elegant entry way. She added a classic stair runner in an antique floral print and opened up the hallway by opening up the front left doorway to the living room that had been boarded up.

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Photo by: Lauren Noess

Lauren Noess

A gorgeous stair runner with a delicate floral print adds elegance to this once-bland entrance.

Before: Blank Slate

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Nicole Curtis Rehab Addict's 4th Street bedroom 2 off of the kitchen 1. Door on the right is into the kitchen 1. BEFORE #23. (before).

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Lauren Noess

Right off the kitchen sat what was once a second bedroom. Since the space was empty, it just awaited a fresh coat of paint and the perfect furnishings.

After: A Perfect Match

Rehab Addict: 4th Street, Home Office After

Rehab Addict: 4th Street, Home Office After

Nicole Curtis takes old abandoned homes and restores them to their former glory. This is the home office from her 4th street project where she updated the window, gave the room a fresh coat of paint and then outfitted it with an antique wood desk that keeps the decor fitting to the time period of the home.

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Lauren Noess

Nicole chose pieces to complement the history of the home, such as this lovely antique wood desk.

Before: Humble Vanity

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Nicole Curtis Rehab Addict's 4th Street kitchen 2's pantry. BEFORE #48. (before).

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Photo by: Lauren Noess

Lauren Noess

The home's vanity looked pretty worn out, but Nicole hoped to bring it back to its original state. 

After: Functional Additions

Rehab Addict: 4th Street Bathhroom Vanity After

Rehab Addict: 4th Street Bathhroom Vanity After

Nicole restored the old built in storage with a fresh coat of paint and updated hardware in this bathroom. Then added a small sink to the vanity area making this space truly functional and delightful.

From: Rehab Addict

A coat of white paint, new hardware and a small sink make the vanity a functional and delightful addition to the home.

Before: Hidden Beauty

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Nicole Curtis Rehab Addict's 4th Street project living room with a stained glass window. Wall in the middle/center left will be opened up to make an entry from the front staircase/hallway. Door on the left is to dining room. BEFORE #12. (before)

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Photo by: Lauren Noess

Lauren Noess

The main feature in this room is the incredible stained glass window, which Nicole planned to highlight in her makeover. 

After: Window Art

Rehab Addict- 4th Street: Living Room After

Rehab Addict- 4th Street: Living Room After

The door to the middle was closed off and Nicole opened it up to create a walk way into the front entry. This doorway was original to the house, Nicole strives to restore her rehabs to the homes original state and time period.

From: Rehab Addict

Photo by: Lauren Noess

Lauren Noess

In her outstanding makeover, Nicole put the stained glass window on full display. And in order to create a walkway from the entry to the living room, she opened a door to the hallway that had once been boarded closed.

Before: Pitiful Porch

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Nicole Curtis Rehab Addict's 4th Street back porch off of the kitchen 2. BEFORE #50. (before).

From: Rehab Addict

Photo by: Lauren Noess

Lauren Noess

The back porch needed to be updated, but simple cleaning was the first order of the day. 

After: Peaceful Retreat

Rehab Addict: 4th Street: Back Balcony

Rehab Addict: 4th Street: Back Balcony

By changing out the old porch walls and adding a water run off slot, Nicole was able to transform this backyard balcony into a relaxing outdoor space.

From: Rehab Addict

Photo by: Lauren Noess

Lauren Noess

Nicole swapped out the old porch walls and created a peaceful balcony, perfect for star gazing.

Before: Mystery Door

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Nicole Curtis Rehab Addict's 4th Street bedroom 4. Still boarded up. Door in the middle looks into the upstairs dining room. BEFORE #55 (before).

From: Rehab Addict

Photo by: Lauren Noess

Lauren Noess

This bedroom was boarded up before the Rehab Addict team arrived, so it was a pleasant surprise to find such a spacious bedroom behind closed doors.

After: Vintage Decor

Rehab Addict: 4th Street Master Bedroom

Rehab Addict: 4th Street Master Bedroom

Spacious and cozy, HGTV's Nicole Curtis's, renovates this farmhouse master bedroom into a perfect vintage oasis. All designing was done by Nicole and her staging through garage sale and thrift store finds. Nicole attempts to reuse all her staging components and focuses on period specific furniture and decor.

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Photo by: Lauren Noess

Lauren Noess

Nicole blended vintage pieces with thrift-store finds to create a space that reflected the home's historical style. 

Before: Neglected and In Need

Before: Beat-Up Bungalow

Before: Beat-Up Bungalow

This 1923 bungalow was abandoned and neglected, but it had potential to be restored with a few repairs. For starters, the front stairs had sunk and were pulling away from the house and a huge whole in the roof flooded the kitchen every time it rained, as seen on DIY Network's Rehab Addict.

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Lauren Noess

Built in 1923, this abandoned bungalow needed several repairs before it would be up to Nicole's standards.

After: Patriotic Porch

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Exterior after of the 25th Avenue project in north Minneapolis, a 1923 Bungalow. Nicole puts an American flag on all her properties. As seen on DIY Network's Nicole Curtis the Rehab Addict. (after)

Photo by: Lauren Noess ©2013, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Lauren Noess, 2013, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

After a little spruce on the exterior, Nicole was ready to hang the American flag, as she does with all her projects. 

Before: Unfinished Idea

Before: Unfinished Master Suite

Before: Unfinished Master Suite

The previous owner started converting the attic into a bedroom but never finished the job. The room had plenty of space for a master suite and the ceiling had a ton of cool angles that would look great once some drywall went up, as seen on DIY Network's Rehab Addict.

Photo by: Lauren Noess

Lauren Noess

Before they moved out, the owners of this home had plans to convert the attic into a master suite.

After: Dreamy Attic Bedroom

Cozy Master Suite Attic Bedroom

Cozy Master Suite Attic Bedroom

This cozy attic bedroom was insulated with spray foam then covered with sheetrock to create an open-air master suite complete with a bedroom, bathroom and seating area. The original wood floors give the room a warm feel, and are balanced nicely by clean white and coral bedding.

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Lauren Noess

To make this attic the dream bedroom that was once envisioned, the space was first insulated and covered with sheetrock. After completion, the suite boasts a bedroom, bathroom and sitting area. 

After: Upcycled Heating

Repurposed Radiator

Repurposed Radiator

Since the old heating system was ripped out, this cast iron radiator was converted into a shelf to commemorate the original structure, as seen on DIY Network's Rehab Addict.

Photo by: Lauren Noess

Lauren Noess

Near the bed, Nicole repurposed an old cast iron radiator by adding a small shelf to hold plants or odds and ends.

Before: Catch-All Room

Before: Bungalow Living Room

Before: Bungalow Living Room

Opposite the dining room, the living room lets in plenty of natural sunlight but served as a dumping ground during the renovation since it needed almost no repairs, as seen on DIY Network's Rehab Addict.

Photo by: Lauren Noess

Lauren Noess

This downstairs living room was in great shape, so throughout the renovation, the space was used mostly to house excess materials.

After: Gorgeous Woodwork

Craftsman-Style Living Room With Classic Woodwork

Craftsman-Style Living Room With Classic Woodwork

Natural light sparkles against this living room's refinished wood floors and built-in wood features, making the space feel spacious and warm. Traditional furnishings keep with the style of the home's original woodwork, creating a cohesive space.

and Rehab Addict

Photo by: Lauren Noess

Lauren Noess

The refinished wood floors look excellent in the bright living room, and the built-in wood features really reflect the home's traditional style. 

After: Eye for Detail

Detailed Ceiling

Detailed Ceiling

These decorative details were plastered in each corner of the ceiling in the living room. They were left untouched and intact throughout the renovation, as seen on DIY Network's Rehab Addict.

and Rehab Addict

Photo by: Lauren Noess

Lauren Noess

Lovely plastered flowers were in each corner of the living room ceiling. Nicole and the team were careful not to change a thing when it came to historical details. 

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