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See HGTV's best historic home saves from Rehab Addict

Before: Past Its Prime

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After: Major Curb Appeal

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Before: Blah Bathroom

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After: Suite Escape

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Before: Boring Foyer

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After: Grand Entrance

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Before: Blank Slate

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After: A Perfect Match

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Before: Humble Vanity

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After: Functional Additions

Before: Hidden Beauty

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After: Window Art

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Before: Pitiful Porch

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After: Peaceful Retreat

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Before: Mystery Door

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After: Vintage Decor

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Before: Neglected and In Need

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After: Patriotic Porch

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Before: Unfinished Idea

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After: Dreamy Attic Bedroom

After: Upcycled Heating

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Before: Catch-All Room

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After: Gorgeous Woodwork

After: Eye for Detail

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Before: Day One

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After: Outdoor Appeal

Before: Run-Down and Ragged

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After: Fit for a Queen

Before: Basic and Boring

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After: Visitors Welcome

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Don't gut your historic home, restore it! Nicole's here to help.

Old House Help

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KITCHEN: AFTER

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Rehab Addict: Original Features Shine in Restored Study

Preparing a Visit

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DINING ROOM: AFTER

Rehab Addict: Repurposed Desk Turned Poolside Bar

Nicole Curtis, Host of DIY Network's Rehab Addict

After: A Beautiful Backyard

BEDROOM: AFTER

Rehab Addict: Nicole Leaves Her Handprint in the Cement

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After: New Family Frames

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About the Host

Nicole Curtis

A self-taught home rehabber and designer with a passion for saving old houses, Nicole is also a mom and a master of salvage picking.
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About the Show

Nicole Curtis is saving historic houses, one broken-down fireplace at a time. Working in Detroit and Minneapolis, Nicole takes ramshackle homes from the wrecking ball to their original stunning glory. Whether it’s managing her rugged crew or wrangling city officials, this single mom wields her hammer with skill and returns condemned properties to their place as the pride of the neighborhood.

Episodes

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Season 2, Episode 13

The Finished Product

With only a few weeks left to finish the Harriet Project, Nicole and the homeowners divide and conquer to complete the lower unit's living room and kitchen. Nicole visits a local high school shop class to work on a raditator cover for the living room. As the project nears completion, Nicole receives news on the Minnehaha house.

Thursday
Oct 30

6:30pm | 5:30c

Season 4, Episode 9

Cracked Pipe Kitchen

Work continues on Nicole's project in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan. The 1920s duplex lower unit's kitchen and bathroom need a lot of work, and fire damage isn't the only thing causing problems. The main plumbing stack that runs between both rooms has a huge crack in it, causing years of water damage that has the wall crumbling at the touch. A room off the back of the kitchen seems to have no purpose until Nicole comes up with the idea to turn it into a home office.

Thursday
Nov 13

5pm | 4c

Season 5, Episode 3

In at the Deep End

Nicole cleans up the swimming pool and converts some garage space into a much needed changing room area. Tapping into the sewer line causes more mess than she bargained for while Nicole also finds some time to take some swimming lessons.

Friday
Nov 28

12am | 11c

Season 3, Episode 5

Bathroom Rebuild

Heading up to the second floor, Nicole takes on the bathroom, one of the house's dirtiest and grimiest rooms. She brings it down to the studs, adding clean lines with white subway tile and re-purposes an old dresser into one of her signature vanities. Since the house was lifted, the front porch has been floating in space, so Nicole tears it down to begin rebuilding a new one, giving the house an inviting and classic look.

Thursday
Dec 4

3pm | 2c

Season 5, Episode 3

In at the Deep End

Nicole cleans up the swimming pool and converts some garage space into a much needed changing room area. Tapping into the sewer line causes more mess than she bargained for while Nicole also finds some time to take some swimming lessons.

Friday
Dec 5

3am | 2c

Season 5, Episode 12

Looks Are Everything

The interior is coming along beautifully and now it's time to give the exterior of the family house in Akron a facelift. LeBron and his kids spar off with Nicole in a duel of diggers to tear out the front steps and regrade the yard. A tricky design challenge makes laying the new path stretch late into the night, but it's all worth it come morning. Lebron helps put up the flag and now the family has a home they can be proud of.

Thursday
Jan 8

7:30pm | 6:30c

Season 6, Episode 1

A Grand Exterior

Nicole makes a spur-of-the-moment bid and wins a house sight-unseen at auction. Will this Grand Boulevard tudor be a case of buyer's remorse? Nicole visits the 6-bedroom, 3-bath manor and falls in love with its historic details and rustic charm. With some new paint, a landscaping overhaul and custom woodwork, the former eyesore begins to look revitalized. By working with the home's original style, Nicole is able to enhance its curb appeal without losing any of its early-Twentieth Century grand beauty.

Friday
Jan 16

12:30am | 11:30c

Season 3, Episode 11

Five-Star Foyer

Nicole takes the dark and dim front entryway and opens it up, removing soffits, repairing original stained glass windows, and hunting for salvaged parts to rebuild the fabulous staircase. She must also find a way to repair the front porch floorboards to keep them from falling off the foundation.

Thursday
Feb 5

6:30pm | 5:30c

Season 6, Episode 6

Kitchen Overhaul

When it comes to restoring kitchens, Nicole Curtis' rule is that it should look old and work like new! In her Grand Blvd. home, she has to work with a large kitchen that offers little wall space. After a couple of re-designs and some custom woodwork, she finally settles on a layout that allows for new, modern appliances while maintaining important design elements, such as the original upper cabinets. Despite some setbacks - including a literal hole in the wall - Nicole combines the old with the new to create a gorgeous kitchen that maintains its original charm while offering the comforts of the 21st century.

Thursday
Feb 12

9pm | 8c

Season 3, Episode 10

Breaking the Woodwork Rules

Nicole begins work on the interior of the Case Ave house and is faced with a living and dining room full of gorgeous woodwork and original pocket doors that have been painted over the years. It'll take hours and hours of sanding and stripping, but Nicole just can't leave them the way she found them. Once she sets her mind to something, there's no stopping her.

Thursday
Feb 26

1pm | 12c

Season 4, Episode 5

Back Yard on a Budget

Nicole doesn't have much to work with in the back yard, but she's making the best with what she's got. Lifting up the garage to pour a new foundation beats the cost of building a new one from scratch. This house also needs a new roof, which is a first for Nicole on a project. Nicole picks a unique color to help make the house stand out in the neighborhood.

Thursday
Mar 26

1:30pm | 12:30c

Season 4, Episode 10

Exterior Miracles

Tired of the house being an eyesore in the neighborhood, Nicole must remove all the debris left over from demolishing the burnt out house on the lot next door. Nicole tackles the exterior fire damaged areas by replacing the shakes siding and painting it to match the original color. The whole neighborhood comes out to help Nicole with clearing nearby lots of garbage and overgrown weeds.

Thursday
Mar 26

4pm | 3c

Season 4, Episode 4

Master Suite Remade

Working to create a master suite upstairs, Nicole tries to figure out a way to incorporate the old kitchen pantry into a new master bathroom. Changing the floor plan can wreck havoc on original hardwood floors, but Nicole hasn't found a floor yet that she can't save. With a majority of the home's windows left broken from when it was abandoned, Nicole must track down the manufacturer to order replacement parts.

Thursday
Aug 20

10:30am | 9:30c

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