Bargain Mansions host Tamara Day is all about staying true to a home’s architectural design and historical context. But she always finds a way to mix in modern elements. Check out 15 gorgeous rooms from the show with her signature modern-yet-traditional style.
Peek behind the curtain at some of our favorite designs from season one and two of Bargain Mansions with host Tamara Day.
For home restoration expert Tamara Day, there's no such thing as a home that's too big! This Kansas City native and mother of four specializes in restoring the neglected large homes that others are too scared to take on. She brings these big beauties back to life so that new families can move in and love them again.
Tamara revives a neoclassical Colonial by updating the kitchen, parlor and breakfast nook while preserving its historic charm. Then, she converts the 1,200-square-foot, unfinished attic into an incredible master suite.
Tamara renovates a 1960s Colonial home that's lacking character. She brings the property's potential to life by designing spaces to enjoy the outdoors and incredible views. Then, she creates a stunning kitchen and makes sure light pours into every room.
Tamara takes on a 1979 property with a confusing style. She opens up sight lines by removing soffits in the living room and kitchen, and she pulls out the midcentury modern design with elements like shiplap and brass.
Tamara tackles a 1952 Traditional home with a massive open concept living space. She triples the size of the mudroom and chooses a stunning surround for the living room fireplace. Later, Tamara and her dad race to find the perfect dining table.
Tamara renovates an '80s home in need of some TLC by adding her unique style to the front and back yards. Then, she removes dated elements throughout the house and creates a breathtaking kitchen and main suite bathroom.
Tamara tackles a Colonial-style home with a yard that's been seriously neglected. She must tame the overgrown grounds before putting traditional Kansas City charm into the interior with a brand-new kitchen and main suite.
Tamara updates a 1978 Tudor home by brightening up and enlarging the dark kitchen. Then, she improves the flow in the main bedroom and transforms the basement into an awesome game room where the family can relax.
Tamara takes on a water-damaged French Provincial in Leawood, Kansas, and must completely overhaul the neglected basement. Then, she infuses French flair throughout the house while creating a large open floor plan that’s perfect for entertaining.
Tamara revives a 100-year-old Shirtwaist home while accenting the original woodwork. She decides the kitchen is too small and moves it to the dining room. Later, she uses bold design choices to fit the home into the young, contemporary neighborhood.
Tamara buys a 1910 Victorian farmhouse and wants to add a half bath to the first floor, but a misplaced staircase may pose a problem. On the second floor, she adds a massive master suite and a large kids' bedroom.
A contractor friend asks Tamara to work her magic on a 1948 ranch house. She installs a herringbone walkway and solves a dilemma while whitewashing the brick. Then, she adds a study space and upgrades a shared bathroom for kids.
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