Nicole Curtis tackles one of her biggest challenges yet -- all of the original bedrooms in the home built by her grandparents. The previous owners trashed the original windows and design, now it's up to her to fix their mistakes. Will Nicole be able to infuse life, design and personality into these ruined spaces?
Nicole Curtis tackles one of the hardest spaces in her grandparents' mid-century home, the basement. With space at a premium, Nicole must battle water, structural problems, dilapidated windows and poorly placed duct work to turn a neglected area into a much needed gathering space.
Nicole battles against several sticky issues in this episode. After an improperly winterized basement bathroom springs some serious leaks, she remains determined to rebuild the bathroom better than ever. Improving the layout, adding mid-century tile and a custom vanity, Nicole creates one of her most appealing bathrooms yet. But she doesn't end there, adding an egress window to the basement, Nicole builds out a charming and inviting basement guest suite.
As the renovation of Nicole's grandparents midcentury home winds down there is just one major obstacle left: the exterior. Nicole's grandparents literally built the home block by block so nothing short of perfection will do for the curb appeal of this property. Nicole adds gutters, a new driveway and entirely does the house in stucco, just like the original. To complete this magnificent transformation Nicole restores the original brick front porch and tops everything off with some tasteful, but stunning landscaping.
Nicole is back on Campbell Street helping her 85-year-old veteran neighbor, Art, repair his home. The house is suffering from severe water damage so the team seals the leaky roof and patches and repaints the dining room, living room, and bedroom. The old worn down carpets and area rugs have become an extreme trip hazard for the elderly vet, so Nicole installs new low pile carpet throughout the home. With the help of her team and Art's two daughters, Nicole turns an otherwise unsafe home into a relaxing retreat in record time.
Nicole takes on her most personal project yet, her grandfather's red barn. The barn has fallen into disrepair and requires a great deal of structural work to make it safe and strong. Starting with an Amish metal roof, skylights, new gutters and a coat of paint, Nicole brings the exterior of the barn back to life. Inside Nicole removes part of the loft to reveal a beautiful cathedral ceiling and rebuilds a staircase out of salvaged wood. With the Red Barn finally reborn Nicole is ready to reveal the full renovation of her 50s midcentury ranch to the home's original builders, her Grandma and Grandpa.
Nicole's doing a surprise home renovation for one of her carpenters and his family. Bobby and his wife, Karen, started renovating their house two years ago. When their daughter Tessa was diagnosed with cancer, they turned their focus, time and resources on her treatment. This left them living in a house with a bare, gutted master bathroom and unfinished projects in the hallway and laundry room. Nicole invites the family over for a five-day staycation at her grandparents' recently restored home. Little do they know that Nicole and her crew will be finishing the renovation they started two years ago.
Tessa and her family are coming home soon, and Nicole needs to finish their surprise home renovation before they do. She tackles the laundry room and hallway in the back addition of Bobby and Karen's house. Nicole reconfigures the layout, tearing down walls, moving plumbing, and adding lots of storage make the space more functional and practical. She also adds more shelving in the garage to organize the clutter. Thing get down to the wire as Nicole, Tessa's extended family, and her crew race to the finish.
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