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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.

About the Host

Tamara Day

Tamara Day is the host of DIY Network’s new series Bargain Mansions. A native of greater Kansas City, Missouri, this mother of four specializes in large, neglected houses that would intimidate most.
Season 1, Episode 2

How Suite It Is

Tamara Day transforms a bedroom as she continues renovating an 1897 bungalow. Knowing modern buyers expect a master suite, Tamara annexes a second room to enlarge the tiny closet and add a bathroom. Tamara and her dad find a tub that would be a perfect match, but it's painted black. A missing fireplace tile may create a problem, but she's determined to transform the space into a luxurious master suite.

Wednesday
Jun 15
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

The Heart of the Home

Tamara Day tackles the battered kitchen of her new property, an 1897 bungalow. She enlarges and modernizes the space while preserving traditional elements of a bungalow kitchen. Tamara and her dad hunt for a suitably sized island. After deciding on a style, she helps construct the cabinets. Working with her team she injects new life into the area she calls the heart of the home.

Thursday
Jul 7
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 1

The Heart of the Home

Tamara Day tackles the battered kitchen of her new property, an 1897 bungalow. She enlarges and modernizes the space while preserving traditional elements of a bungalow kitchen. Tamara and her dad hunt for a suitably sized island. After deciding on a style, she helps construct the cabinets. Working with her team she injects new life into the area she calls the heart of the home.

Friday
Jul 8
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 2

How Suite It Is

Tamara Day transforms a bedroom as she continues renovating an 1897 bungalow. Knowing modern buyers expect a master suite, Tamara annexes a second room to enlarge the tiny closet and add a bathroom. Tamara and her dad find a tub that would be a perfect match, but it's painted black. A missing fireplace tile may create a problem, but she's determined to transform the space into a luxurious master suite.

Friday
Jul 8
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

The Heart of the Home

Tamara Day tackles the battered kitchen of her new property, an 1897 bungalow. She enlarges and modernizes the space while preserving traditional elements of a bungalow kitchen. Tamara and her dad hunt for a suitably sized island. After deciding on a style, she helps construct the cabinets. Working with her team she injects new life into the area she calls the heart of the home.

Wednesday
Jul 27
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 1

The Heart of the Home

Tamara Day tackles the battered kitchen of her new property, an 1897 bungalow. She enlarges and modernizes the space while preserving traditional elements of a bungalow kitchen. Tamara and her dad hunt for a suitably sized island. After deciding on a style, she helps construct the cabinets. Working with her team she injects new life into the area she calls the heart of the home.

Thursday
Jul 28
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 6

The Trouble With Cobbles

Tamara Day continues work on a French chateau as she overhauls a large master suite covered in the tackiest wallpaper she's ever ripped out of a home. She plans to move an entire bathroom to create an additional bedroom and extend a hallway with floor boards saved from downstairs. But to preserve a backyard kitchenette and cobblestone pavers, she will be forced to make decisions that may wreck her budget.

Wednesday
Nov 15
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

From Studs to Spindles

A previous contractor ripped an 1890s Craftsman-style home down to the studs before abandoning it, and Tamara Day is stepping in to finish the renovation and save the house. She repairs substantial structural damage and tears down a load-bearing wall to enlarge the tiny kitchen. An exterior iron staircase presents problems for both the curb appeal and progress on the renovations, and missing spindles from the original staircase send Tamara to the wood shop to create exact replicas.

Wednesday
Nov 22
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 4

Book Lamps and Bubble Glass

Renovations continue on Tamara Day's 1890s Craftsman home, as she enlarges the master bedroom and creates a beautiful study with a unique light fixture. She runs into a hiccup when she can't salvage enough antique tiles for the bathroom floor, but after needing to replace numerous windows, Tamara finds an uncommon way to reuse the old glass in the master bath.

Wednesday
Nov 22
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Double Dutch Dilemma

Tamara Day gets the opportunity to renovate a French chateau she's wanted to tackle for years. She finds that a recent renovation left the kitchen looking outdated and tacky, but she's determined to create a home full of authentic details. Tamara and her dad go shopping for a Dutch door, then she restores plantation shutters to preserve the home's vintage French elements.

Wednesday
Nov 22
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 3

From Studs to Spindles

A previous contractor ripped an 1890s Craftsman-style home down to the studs before abandoning it, and Tamara Day is stepping in to finish the renovation and save the house. She repairs substantial structural damage and tears down a load-bearing wall to enlarge the tiny kitchen. An exterior iron staircase presents problems for both the curb appeal and progress on the renovations, and missing spindles from the original staircase send Tamara to the wood shop to create exact replicas.

Thursday
Nov 23
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 4

Book Lamps and Bubble Glass

Renovations continue on Tamara Day's 1890s Craftsman home, as she enlarges the master bedroom and creates a beautiful study with a unique light fixture. She runs into a hiccup when she can't salvage enough antique tiles for the bathroom floor, but after needing to replace numerous windows, Tamara finds an uncommon way to reuse the old glass in the master bath.

Thursday
Nov 23
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

The Trouble With Cobbles

Tamara Day continues work on a French chateau as she overhauls a large master suite covered in the tackiest wallpaper she's ever ripped out of a home. She plans to move an entire bathroom to create an additional bedroom and extend a hallway with floor boards saved from downstairs. But to preserve a backyard kitchenette and cobblestone pavers, she will be forced to make decisions that may wreck her budget.

Thursday
Nov 23
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

All Bricked Out

Tamara takes an 1892 brick Craftsman that was converted into three apartments and tries to restore it back into a single-family dwelling while keeping original details. She and her dad attempt to recover a vintage pocket door that was enclosed inside a wall and update the home's electricity without destroying the brick walls or using conduit.

Wednesday
Nov 29
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 8

The Swing of Things

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.

Wednesday
Nov 29
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

From Studs to Spindles

A previous contractor ripped an 1890s Craftsman-style home down to the studs before abandoning it, and Tamara Day is stepping in to finish the renovation and save the house. She repairs substantial structural damage and tears down a load-bearing wall to enlarge the tiny kitchen. An exterior iron staircase presents problems for both the curb appeal and progress on the renovations, and missing spindles from the original staircase send Tamara to the wood shop to create exact replicas.

Wednesday
Nov 29
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 4

Book Lamps and Bubble Glass

Renovations continue on Tamara Day's 1890s Craftsman home, as she enlarges the master bedroom and creates a beautiful study with a unique light fixture. She runs into a hiccup when she can't salvage enough antique tiles for the bathroom floor, but after needing to replace numerous windows, Tamara finds an uncommon way to reuse the old glass in the master bath.

Wednesday
Nov 29
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

All Bricked Out

Tamara takes an 1892 brick Craftsman that was converted into three apartments and tries to restore it back into a single-family dwelling while keeping original details. She and her dad attempt to recover a vintage pocket door that was enclosed inside a wall and update the home's electricity without destroying the brick walls or using conduit.

Thursday
Nov 30
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 8

The Swing of Things

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.

Thursday
Nov 30
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

From Studs to Spindles

A previous contractor ripped an 1890s Craftsman-style home down to the studs before abandoning it, and Tamara Day is stepping in to finish the renovation and save the house. She repairs substantial structural damage and tears down a load-bearing wall to enlarge the tiny kitchen. An exterior iron staircase presents problems for both the curb appeal and progress on the renovations, and missing spindles from the original staircase send Tamara to the wood shop to create exact replicas.

Thursday
Nov 30
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 4

Book Lamps and Bubble Glass

Renovations continue on Tamara Day's 1890s Craftsman home, as she enlarges the master bedroom and creates a beautiful study with a unique light fixture. She runs into a hiccup when she can't salvage enough antique tiles for the bathroom floor, but after needing to replace numerous windows, Tamara finds an uncommon way to reuse the old glass in the master bath.

Thursday
Nov 30
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

From Studs to Spindles

A previous contractor ripped an 1890s Craftsman-style home down to the studs before abandoning it, and Tamara Day is stepping in to finish the renovation and save the house. She repairs substantial structural damage and tears down a load-bearing wall to enlarge the tiny kitchen. An exterior iron staircase presents problems for both the curb appeal and progress on the renovations, and missing spindles from the original staircase send Tamara to the wood shop to create exact replicas.

Thursday
Nov 30
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 4

Book Lamps and Bubble Glass

Renovations continue on Tamara Day's 1890s Craftsman home, as she enlarges the master bedroom and creates a beautiful study with a unique light fixture. She runs into a hiccup when she can't salvage enough antique tiles for the bathroom floor, but after needing to replace numerous windows, Tamara finds an uncommon way to reuse the old glass in the master bath.

Thursday
Nov 30
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Double Dutch Dilemma

Tamara Day gets the opportunity to renovate a French chateau she's wanted to tackle for years. She finds that a recent renovation left the kitchen looking outdated and tacky, but she's determined to create a home full of authentic details. Tamara and her dad go shopping for a Dutch door, then she restores plantation shutters to preserve the home's vintage French elements.

Thursday
Nov 30
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 6

The Trouble With Cobbles

Tamara Day continues work on a French chateau as she overhauls a large master suite covered in the tackiest wallpaper she's ever ripped out of a home. She plans to move an entire bathroom to create an additional bedroom and extend a hallway with floor boards saved from downstairs. But to preserve a backyard kitchenette and cobblestone pavers, she will be forced to make decisions that may wreck her budget.

Thursday
Nov 30
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

All Bricked Out

Tamara takes an 1892 brick Craftsman that was converted into three apartments and tries to restore it back into a single-family dwelling while keeping original details. She and her dad attempt to recover a vintage pocket door that was enclosed inside a wall and update the home's electricity without destroying the brick walls or using conduit.

Thursday
Nov 30
7pm | 6c