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 continues working on an 1892 Craftsman and struggles to add a master bathroom. Then, she finds a way to repurpose floor boards into a porch swing, but her plan to reuse a clawfoot tub hits a snag because of a narrow doorway.
Tamara Day starts on a 1900 Kansas City Shirtwaist-style home containing a living room with a catwalk instead of a ceiling. She pulls up linoleum flooring and gives the damaged foyer staircase a facelift, but a boiler stack in the kitchen throws a wrench in her plans.
After restoring a fourth bedroom in the 3100-square-foot Shirtwaist home, Tamara creates a reading nook and closet to complete the room. Then the Kansas City weather creates a problem in the front yard, while two brand new vanities might not fit in the master bath.
Tamara Day gets creative renovating an expansive 1950 ranch-style home. She updates the exterior with faux stone and adds another floor to the 3,000-square-foot home, but rain and an old fireplace force her to rethink her plans and budget.
Tamara Day uses her 1,400-square-foot second-story addition to create three new bedrooms in a 1950 ranch home. She guts the master suite to re-frame it for a massive closet, but her plans to reuse the shower doors in the bathroom may fracture her design for the whole room.
Tamara renovates a single-story ranch and tackles her biggest challenge to date, transforming the former master bedroom into a stunning, open kitchen. However, she and her dad run into problems during demolition.
Tamara Day continues renovations on a one-story ranch by creating a new master suite. To enlarge the tiny bath, she must first tear out a wall and move the door. While polishing the copper fireplace hood, Tamara and her dad use a familiar solution that has unusual results. Her plans to create a sunroom and patio then run into problems due to weather.
Tamara Day works on restoring a 1909 Craftsman home, opening up its meandering layout and ripping out the tacky additions that have stripped this house of its original charm. She saves vintage light switches and a wallpaper mural that could be the showpiece of the dining room if she can keep it from being destroyed during renovations.
Tamara Day continues renovating a 1909 Craftsman home, transforming a small bedroom into the master bath. She saves and refurbishes French doors, vintage sinks and a tub from the house, while adding modern elements like a sauna. During the walk-through with her contractor, Tamara discovers the creepiest thing she's ever found in a home.
Tamara Day tackles a 1905 Kansas City Shirtwaist home that's short on bathrooms but not short on charm. She restores the front door, updates the fireplace and renovates the kitchen, but struggles with sewer and roof issues that cause her to rework her plans.
Tamara Day takes on a 1905 Kansas City Shirtwaist that has only one bathroom. She doubles the size of the walk-in closet and enlarges the master suite, but her hopes of updating the home's bedrooms start to sink when her contractor discovers a leak.
Tamara Day transforms a contemporary home on a large wooded lot that's devoid of any character. She installs huge windows to bring the outdoors inside, but she faces issues with resurfacing a fireplace veneer.
Continuing renovations on a large and bland contemporary home, Tamara Day tackles the master suite and replaces lots of dated cabinetry to make a stylish bathroom. She also creates a home theater, immense deck and patio to turn the home into an entertaining showpiece.
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