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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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

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

After: Suite Escape

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Rehab Addict 4th Street bathtub

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

After: Grand Entrance

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Rehab Addict: 4th Street- Front Entry

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

Before: Blank Slate

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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

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Rehab Addict: 4th Street, Home Office After

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

Before: Humble Vanity

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

After: Functional Additions

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Rehab Addict: 4th Street Bathhroom Vanity After

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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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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

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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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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

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

Before: Mystery Door

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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