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.
Before: Past Its Prime
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
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.
A new green roof and a fresh coat of white paint bring this home back to life. But it's the small details, like the classic picket fence, that give the home character.
Before: Blah Bathroom
As the only bathroom in the house, this sad space needed a lot of work.
After: Suite Escape
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
The entryway lacked pizzazz, but Nicole had plans for creating a much grander foyer.
After: Grand Entrance
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.
A gorgeous stair runner with a delicate floral print adds elegance to this once-bland entrance.
Before: Blank Slate
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
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.
Nicole chose pieces to complement the history of the home, such as this lovely antique wood desk.
Before: Humble Vanity
The home's vanity looked pretty worn out, but Nicole hoped to bring it back to its original state.
After: Functional Additions
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
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)
The main feature in this room is the incredible stained glass window, which Nicole planned to highlight in her makeover.
After: Window Art
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
The back porch needed to be updated, but simple cleaning was the first order of the day.
After: Peaceful Retreat
Nicole swapped out the old porch walls and created a peaceful balcony, perfect for star gazing.
Before: Mystery Door
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
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.
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
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.
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 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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.