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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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Before the Renovation

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Take a tour of the once-grand property before the Rehab Addict team worked its magic. 

Exterior, Before

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Turret Roof, Before

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Tile Detail, Before

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Turret Detail, Before

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Turret Detail, Before

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Front Room, Before

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Back House Bath, Before

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Upstairs Hallway, Before

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Basement Door, Before

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Window Molding, Before

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About the Show

Nicole Curtis is saving historic houses, one brick wall at a time. Working in her hometown of Detroit, she is helping preserve the historic Ransom Gillis house to return it to its original glory. It's an enormous project with a tremendous amount of history, but Nicole is up to the challenge to get it all completed on a tight deadline.
Season 1, Episode 1

An Opportunity in Detroit

Nicole Curtis begins renovations on the Ransom Gillis House, a historic home in Detroit's Brush Park neighborhood. Built in 1876 and abandoned since the 1960s, this mansion is in need of some serious rehab. Construction is underway, and all of the trades work together to reinforce the strength of the home, one brick at a time. Nicole attempts to salvage as many original elements as possible and restore this home to its former glory.

Thursday
Nov 5
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 1

An Opportunity in Detroit

Nicole Curtis begins renovations on the Ransom Gillis House, a historic home in Detroit's Brush Park neighborhood. Built in 1876 and abandoned since the 1960s, this mansion is in need of some serious rehab. Construction is underway, and all of the trades work together to reinforce the strength of the home, one brick at a time. Nicole attempts to salvage as many original elements as possible and restore this home to its former glory.

Friday
Nov 6
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 4

Master Suite Makeover

Nicole Curtis is halfway through the renovation of Detroit's iconic Ransom Gillis House. With the entire first floor completed, she moves upstairs to tackle the master bedroom suite. Nicole plans to bring the master bedroom back to its original splendor with beautiful stained glass and antique trim that was salvaged from the house.

Thursday
Nov 12
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Master Suite Makeover

Nicole Curtis is halfway through the renovation of Detroit's iconic Ransom Gillis House. With the entire first floor completed, she moves upstairs to tackle the master bedroom suite. Nicole plans to bring the master bedroom back to its original splendor with beautiful stained glass and antique trim that was salvaged from the house.

Friday
Nov 13
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Mantel Bedroom Mayhem

Nicole Curtis restores the upstairs mantel bedroom and the connected Jack and Jill bathroom in the Ransom Gillis House. She does her best to preserve the original details left in the space, such as the original slate fireplace.

Friday
Nov 20
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

An Opportunity in Detroit

Nicole Curtis begins renovations on the Ransom Gillis House, a historic home in Detroit's Brush Park neighborhood. Built in 1876 and abandoned since the 1960s, this mansion is in need of some serious rehab. Construction is underway, and all of the trades work together to reinforce the strength of the home, one brick at a time. Nicole attempts to salvage as many original elements as possible and restore this home to its former glory.

Thursday
Nov 26
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 2

Kitchen Reconstruction

Now that walls are up and plumbing is roughed in, Detroit's Ransom Gillis House is ready for the next phase of its renovation. Nicole Curtis tackles the kitchen and dining room in this iconic 1800s mansion. With new hardwood floors, grand cabinets and stained glass, the modern kitchen and dining room designs remain reminiscent of the home's historic feel. However, the renovation has its fair share of challenges.

Thursday
Nov 26
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Mantel Bedroom Mayhem

Nicole Curtis restores the upstairs mantel bedroom and the connected Jack and Jill bathroom in the Ransom Gillis House. She does her best to preserve the original details left in the space, such as the original slate fireplace.

Thursday
Nov 26
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Rebuilding A Back House

Now that the front house has come together beautifully, it's time for Rehab Addict Nicole Curtis to turn her attention to the back unit of the Ransom Gillis house. All of the trades work together to ensure that the back unit renovation goes just as seamlessly as the front. Subtle details throughout the house recall the original grandeur of this 1800s Victorian mansion.

Friday
Nov 27
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 6

Mantel Bedroom Mayhem

Nicole Curtis restores the upstairs mantel bedroom and the connected Jack and Jill bathroom in the Ransom Gillis House. She does her best to preserve the original details left in the space, such as the original slate fireplace.

Friday
Nov 27
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

An Opportunity in Detroit

Nicole Curtis begins renovations on the Ransom Gillis House, a historic home in Detroit's Brush Park neighborhood. Built in 1876 and abandoned since the 1960s, this mansion is in need of some serious rehab. Construction is underway, and all of the trades work together to reinforce the strength of the home, one brick at a time. Nicole attempts to salvage as many original elements as possible and restore this home to its former glory.

Thursday
Dec 10
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 5

A Jeweled Turret

Nicole Curtis renovates the upstairs turret bedroom and the Ransom Gillis turret in this iconic Detroit mansion. Since so little of the Turret's original framework remains, it takes Nicole and her entire army of trades to rebuild it. A Brush Park neighbor and fellow restoration enthusiast has a surprise that will help Nicole with her mission. With a new frame, roof and windows, this defining architectural element of the house comes back to life.

Thursday
Dec 10
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 7

Rebuilding A Back House

Now that the front house has come together beautifully, it's time for Rehab Addict Nicole Curtis to turn her attention to the back unit of the Ransom Gillis house. All of the trades work together to ensure that the back unit renovation goes just as seamlessly as the front. Subtle details throughout the house recall the original grandeur of this 1800s Victorian mansion.

Thursday
Dec 10
11am | 10c