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Rehab Addict: Restored Powder Room with Wainscoting

As seen on Rehab Addict, Nicole Curtis restored the powder room off the grand staircase to period appropriate style after it had been completely gutted. The wainscoting from the hallway and has been replicated and given four coats of lacquer for a classic feel. 1970s fixtures on the sink were replaced, and the gold painted basin was stripped back to the original porcelain.

Loft-Inspired Kitchen, Breakfast Bar and Dining Area

In this kitchen remodel by John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino, the new design called for an informal butcher-block breakfast bar that delineates the new kitchen and the small adjacent dining room.

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Kiddie area in the newly rennovated kitchen of Tim and Kacie Case, in Austin, Texas, on HGTV's America's Most Desperate Kitchens, episode 108.

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Warm Colors in Cozy Living Room

Lamps are a necessary item, but an area where Atlanta designer Devon Garner believes you can save money. Her client liked a pair of unique-shaped lamps that cost $800 each and would need to be special ordered, but Garner found these new at a home discount store for less than $60 each.

Photo By: Kelsey E. Green

Flip or Flop: Christina El Moussa Gets Her Hands Dirty

Christina El Moussa, co-host of HGTV's Flip or Flop, gets to work rehabbing a run down, auctioned house.

Metal Bar Cart Makeover: Remove Tape

Make sure you wait plenty of time for the piece to fully dry, then remove the painter’s tape. Since we used an outdoor spray paint, no clear sealant is needed.

From: Samantha Pattillo
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Tribal End Table in Decorated Living Room

The elephant end table, purchased for $40 at a thrift store, is one of designer Heather Hogan Roberts' favorite finds. “They add a fun little flair to the room,” she says. She adds that pieces like these are easy to paint to fit any decor and are sturdy enough to go outside as well.

Rattan Peacock Chair Makeover

Teal ribbon and a fun ombre paint treatment revived this miniature peacock chair. A toss pillow pulls in the colors of the paint, ribbon and the front door of this home, bringing the look together.

From: Samantha Pattillo
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Apartment Living Room with Upcycled Tables, Gallery Wall, and Patterned Curtains and Pillows

When designers find furniture for cheap, they don't let the existing finish keep them from using it in a room. Designer Julie Montgomery of Julie Montgomery Interiors found the side tables on casters at a thrift store. Then Dena Stormer, a DIY blogger, used a semi-gloss coat of Behr Marquee in Alabaster to give them a clean, fresh look for this living room makeover for a family, through the nonprofit Dwell with Dignity Atlanta.

Photo By: Thomas S. England/Dwell With Dignity Atlanta

Before the Makeover with Folding Chairs and Basketball Goal on Deck

Before, two metal folding chairs and a basketball goal were crammed onto this tiny balcony.

Photo By: Thomas S. England/Dwell With Dignity Atlanta

About the Show

Contractor Luis Bosch helps homeowners tackle a weekend project that they've always wanted to take on, but just didn't know where to start. Over the course of one intense but rewarding weekend, motivated by Luis' enthusiasm and expertise, homeowners put their skills to use, overcome obstacles and, come Sunday evening, complete an ambitious renovation with an unbelievable reveal!
Season 1, Episode 1

Kitchen Island Redo

Jess and Jeremy bought their dream home in West Orange, NJ three years ago, but the island and entire kitchen are nothing but a nightmare. The shoddy work and bizarre tastes of the previous owner make everyday cooking and living nearly impossible. The centerpiece of the kitchen is a gigantic, metallic island with rivets which Jeremy has nicknamed "The Battleship." After demolishing it, Luis spends the weekend with Jess and Jeremy reconfiguring the kitchen layout and flow, installing new granite countertops and a modern backsplash and transforming this space into a sleek and functional kitchen.

Nov 20
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Carport Transformation to Family Room

Jay and Jenny have a tiny bungalow home that's great for outdoor entertaining, but there's just not enough living space. Between their energetic toddler, oversized dog Jake, and a steady flow of out of town visitors they are constantly tripping over one another. Miami luxury homebuilder, Luis Bosch has just the solution to solve their problem: enclose an unused carport and create a second family room. With sliding French doors for privacy and custom daybeds for seating and sleeping, this new multi-use room is the ultimate project to create more space without having to build an addition to their home.

Nov 27
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

From Galley Kitchen to Open Floor Plan

Jason and Jillian love to cook, but their narrow galley kitchen makes throwing dinner parties a drag. If they aren't bumping into each other while cooking, they are definitely mortified to have the washer and dryer next to the dishwasher. Renovation expert, Luis Bosch devises a plan to knock down a wall to create an open floor plan. By re-using their existing maple cabinets, adding a custom quartz counter top, new bar seating and stainless appliances, Luis creates a modern floor plan with an updated kitchen prime for entertaining.

Dec 4
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Serenity Now!

Lisa's house is the place to be...if you are a teenager! Her classic plantation home has been taken over by her three teenage boys and all of their friends. With a ping pong table in the dining room, an outdoor play set in a bedroom, and actual football lights for night time games in the yard, Lisa doesn't have a square inch to call a grown ups room. Luis helps Lisa create an island like sanctuary in her bedroom. After demolishing her bathroom and closet, Luis rebuilds a proper master suite akin to a spa getaway. With serene colors and an open flow this extraordinary bedroom is exactly what Lisa needs.

Dec 11
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

From Cherry Kitchen to Stunning Design

Jeff and Jen thought they were onto something cute when they designed their cherry themed kitchen to mask their very dated, cramped space. With a drop ceiling, low counters and faux red brick walls their kitchen belongs in a storybook, not a young couples home. Luxury Miami homebuilder Luis Bosch demolishes the entire kitchen to create a modern, functional design that works for their social lifestyle. With new dark wood cabinets, a stainless back splash, a custom-made hydraulic table that changes from a dining table to a coffee table and banquette seating, this kitchen is no longer an embarrassment, but a stunning room for both dining and lounging.

Dec 18
6:30am | 5:30c

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