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When money is no object, some amazing home remodeling can happen. Here are nine of our favorite high-end Manhattan makeovers from Stephen Fanuka of DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor.

The Glass House

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I'll Take One of Those

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Business with Pleasure?

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Not an Inch Wasted

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Why Eat Out?

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Wall of Wood

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Recreating the Granger

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Plus One

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Custom Glass Shower Tiles

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Museum View

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Age is Just a Number

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The Kitchen

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The Study

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Jigsaw Slabs

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5th Avenue Duplex

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Artsy

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Entertainment Room

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Carpet on the Wall

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Graffiti Art

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Upper West Side Reshuffle

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A Timeless Centerpiece

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Country Kitchen in the City

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A Little Space Never Hurt Anyone

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Reimagined and Reconfigured

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Time for a Change

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Connecticut Vacation Home

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Quite the Entrance

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A Whole New Meaning to the Great Room

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Flawless in Every Way

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Loft Conversion

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Office in the Corner

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Free Floating Wall

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Open Kitchen Island

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Privacy Door

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Master Bed

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Shower Getaway

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Meet the Host

About the show

DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor, hosted by "Contractor to the Stars" Stephen Fanuka, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most amazing spaces and construction of Manhattan's high-end luxury homes. The series focuses on the details, the materials and the insane amount of money clients spend to allow Stephen to create million-dollar projects. Despite the hefty price tag, many of the same on-site issues and problems also occur in the homes of everyday people. Throughout the series, Stephen shares tips and tricks of the trade that first-time DIYers and home improvement aficionados will appreciate.

Episodes

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Season 2, Episode 1

100 Year Old Match

Fanuka Inc has a massive challenge - renovate and a restore an uptown apartment with over 100 years of history, and seamlessly blend new wood paneling with century-old millwork. Meanwhile, Stephen and his team are called in to fix a crumbling kitchen in Tribeca.

Thursday
Apr 30

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 2, Episode 2

Upper West Side Gut Renovation (Part II)

In this Upper West Side gut renovation, Fanuka is focusing on the kitchen and dining room, and both rooms require exquisite custom millwork. Fanuka goes to extremes to achieve the highest quality, travelling halfway across the country to select the actual trees that he will use to build his cabinets, and risking life and limb to get a 600-pound stone countertop into this eighth-story apartment.

Thursday
May 7

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 2, Episode 3

Kitchen for the Kids

In this special episode, Fanuka teams up with celebrity chef Marcus Samuelson to renovate a kitchen in a needy Harlem YMCA. Meanwhile, in a downtown loft, he takes on the challenge of expanding an industrial-chic kitchen.

Thursday
May 14

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 2, Episode 4

Inside the Glass House

Last year, Fanuka Inc. replaced the rooftop solarium in an exclusive penthouse on Central Park West. Now it's time to renovate the rest of the apartment, and it will prove a challenge for Stephen and his new project manager Peter. Every inch of the apartment is beautifully finished with built-in walnut cabinetry and rare materials like wallpaper that's actually made of stone.

Thursday
May 21

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 2, Episode 5

Big, Big, Bedroom Suite

In this unique renovation, Fanuka is asked to turn a two-bedroom apartment into a one-bedroom master suite, complete with his-and-hers dressing rooms, and a custom kitchen - all on an incredibly tight deadline.

Thursday
May 28

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 2, Episode 6

Walls of Wood

Stephen Fanuka has been working with wood for decades, but when he's called on to construct a traditional wood-panelled dining room with an incredible level of detail, his years of experience will be put to the test.

Thursday
Jun 4

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 2, Episode 7

Secret Door

Fanuka Inc has built thousands of bookshelves, but Stephen takes on a new challenge when he's asked to build a study with a secret door housed in a bookcase. Meanwhile, Fanuka gives his own backyard an upgrade - complete with a wood-burning pizza oven.

Thursday
Jun 11

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 2, Episode 8

Plus One

Fanuka's clients own a one bedroom apartment, and they've purchased the studio next door. Now it's up to Fanuka to combine the spaces and give his clients the master bedroom of their dreams.

Thursday
Jun 18

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 2, Episode 9

Museum View Duplex (Part I)

In a pre-war apartment that's seen better days, Fanuka is tasked with restoring the wood-paneled dining room to its former glory. But when demolition in the apartment goes too far, it's up to Fanuka to recreate hundred-year-old craftsmanship.

Thursday
Jun 25

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 2, Episode 2

Upper West Side Gut Renovation (Part II)

In this Upper West Side gut renovation, Fanuka is focusing on the kitchen and dining room, and both rooms require exquisite custom millwork. Fanuka goes to extremes to achieve the highest quality, travelling halfway across the country to select the actual trees that he will use to build his cabinets, and risking life and limb to get a 600-pound stone countertop into this eighth-story apartment.

Thursday
Jul 2

8am | 7c

Season 3, Episode 1

Connecticut Vacation Home

Stephen Fanuka heads to Connecticut to build a sprawling 10,000 square foot vacation house for his city-dwelling client's country retreat. It's an ambitious project, but the results are nothing short of stunning.

Thursday
Jul 9

8am | 7c

Season 2, Episode 4

Inside the Glass House

Last year, Fanuka Inc. replaced the rooftop solarium in an exclusive penthouse on Central Park West. Now it's time to renovate the rest of the apartment, and it will prove a challenge for Stephen and his new project manager Peter. Every inch of the apartment is beautifully finished with built-in walnut cabinetry and rare materials like wallpaper that's actually made of stone.

Thursday
Jul 16

8am | 7c

Season 3, Episode 2

Upper West Side Reshuffle

The Fanuka Inc team completely reimagine a large upper west side apartment to better accommodate the client. When the project runs into plumbing issues the team must rally to finish in time.

Thursday
Jul 23

8am | 7c

Season 2, Episode 6

Walls of Wood

Stephen Fanuka has been working with wood for decades, but when he's called on to construct a traditional wood-panelled dining room with an incredible level of detail, his years of experience will be put to the test.

Thursday
Jul 30

8am | 7c

Season 3, Episode 3

The Big and the Small

Fanuka and his team cope with a client's curveballs when what starts as a big project gets smaller and smaller. Meanwhile, a smaller project becomes a bigger headache when cabinets don't match.

Thursday
Aug 6

8am | 7c

Season 2, Episode 8

Plus One

Fanuka's clients own a one bedroom apartment, and they've purchased the studio next door. Now it's up to Fanuka to combine the spaces and give his clients the master bedroom of their dreams.

Thursday
Aug 13

8am | 7c

Season 3, Episode 4

Park Ave Pied-a-Tierre

Fanuka is hard at work renovating of a small apartment but runs into some big issues when quality control starts to slip. Meanwhile, the Fanuka team helps designer Elizabeth Bolognino on a charity project.

Thursday
Aug 20

8am | 7c

Season 2, Episode 9

Museum View Duplex (Part I)

In a pre-war apartment that's seen better days, Fanuka is tasked with restoring the wood-paneled dining room to its former glory. But when demolition in the apartment goes too far, it's up to Fanuka to recreate hundred-year-old craftsmanship.

Thursday
Aug 27

8am | 7c

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