The West End Salvage team is asked to create tables for a local brewery. Inspired by the nearby bike trail, they deconstruct vintage bikes to incorporate handlebars, wheels and more into moveable tables. Don is surprised with the extra effort Rex and Brian are putting in to the project after they are promised some beer from the brewery. Hal and Joe purchase an old Jon Boat from some pickers and are determined to transform it in to something that's never been seen before. While sawing the boat in half, they make a surprising discovery, a treasure more than a century old.
After some setbacks, the foundation for the addition to Daryl's 1787 farmhouse is in. It's time to start putting up some walls, but a problem with the town causes a big delay and forces Daryl to make a creative decision so they can move forward. Making this house unique, Daryl wants to combine modern and historic building techniques, salvaged lumber and new wood. However, finding the right summer beams for the new kitchen proves to be more difficult than he thought. Once he found the right beams, Daryl and his team then have to get the enormous beams into place.
Hannah and Josh Ramsey have a massive home in Dallas, Texas. However, the whole house needs some work. Their newest renovation project will be their largest yet, converting two extremely small bathrooms, two bedrooms and a laundry area into one large master suite. Josh has a few DIY skills, but Hannah's knowledge of renovations both starts and stops at painting. The Ramseys have a big project on their hands, but they're eager to finally have a master suite they can be proud to call theirs.
Homeowners Chris and Melissa call on Designer/Engineer Chip Wade to transform two dated rooms into one massive great room, complete with a play area for their two young daughters. Chip goes above and beyond by removing walls and building down into the basement to create a sunken living area with a hidden play room. He also resurfaces their existing fireplace with a super modern steel application and creates a 3D wave wall to house their media equipment.
Designer and Engineer Chip Wade takes on Claire and Scott's suburban rambler, removing dated wood paneling and tearing down a main wall to create one massive living space. He builds play towers for their two young boys, creates an entertainment island with a faux skylight, and then brings the indoors out by transforming their dysfunctional patio area into a beautiful outdoor dining room.
Homeowners Jason and Annie are tired of their dark, dated living and dining rooms, so they enlist Designer/Engineer Chip Wade to combine the two spaces to create one open, airy great room. Chip takes it even further by vaulting the ceiling to the roof line, installing chunky faux beams, recladding their fireplace and expanding their existing bar area. He also creates two custom-designed leather hanging chairs by reupholstering a pair of office chairs and rigging them to the ceiling.
See every part of the HGTV Dream Home 2018 renovation as it's transformed from a dated, waterfront home into a beautiful retreat nestled in Gig Harbor, Washington. Don't miss the dramatic demo and construction as hosts Marnie Oursler and Brian Patrick Flynn turn this home into an architectural masterpiece that includes floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the incredible views of Henderson Bay.
Helping out a sick friend, Nicole takes on a basement restoration project and does her best to use as much scrap wood and materials as she possibly can. The foundation has structural issues that she must first repair and she also has plans to create a full bathroom using the extra space in the basement.
Nicole makes a spur-of-the-moment bid and wins a house sight-unseen at auction. Will this Grand Boulevard tudor be a case of buyer's remorse? Nicole visits the 6-bedroom, 3-bath manor and falls in love with its historic details and rustic charm. With some new paint, a landscaping overhaul and custom woodwork, the former eyesore begins to look revitalized. By working with the home's original style, Nicole is able to enhance its curb appeal without losing any of its early Twentieth Century grand beauty.
Nicole knows that a ground floor powder room will see a ton of guests, so what will she do with a broken window, paint-covered floor tile, and an out-of-commission toilet? Avoiding the impulse to demolish and replace everything, Nicole restores the tile and sink fixture with elbow grease and an all-nighter. She adds dramatic wall color for flair, as well as a toilet and original glass that matches the classic style of the home. Nicole proves that when it comes to restoration, it's better to leave it, clean it, and make it functional again.
What do you do when thieves have stolen priceless windows and hardwood flooring from your twentieth-century estate? If you're Nicole Curtis, you adapt and recreate! As Nicole tackles the spacious dining room of her tudor home, she must use custom leaded glass and modern oak flooring to mask the missing details. In order to restore her formal dining room to its former grandness, Nicole makes sure that the new elements blend seamlessly with the original style of the home. A combination of antique and reproduction furniture, glass, and flooring leave the space stately and polished.
A dark basement that could have easily been overlooked as an unsalvageable and unusable space is transformed into a gorgeous family room. Exposed brick and an amazing fireplace are too beautiful for Nicole to ignore, so she sets out to elevate the room from subterranean cellar to functional family room. Nicole sources local salvaged pine for the flooring and restores it to its former shine, while using cost-effective new trim, stained to match. Finally, a vintage art Deco bar is hauled down below to serve as a focal point for the new space. Using as much as she can from the original home and time period, Nicole rebuilds a basement beyond even its original potential.
Nicole's newest home is 100 years old, and unsurprisingly the living room needs work from top to bottom. Despite major setbacks, Nicole is up for the challenge. The outdated textured ceiling is ripped down for electrical and water line repair while the ugly green walls are given a fresh update. Nicole sees the beauty in the original hardwood flooring by polishing and staining the existing oak. By utilizing as many of the original details as possible, the living room begins to finally take shape as a classic example of restoration done right.
When it comes to restoring kitchens, Nicole Curtis' rule is that it should look old and work like new! In her Grand Blvd. home, she has to work with a large kitchen that offers little wall space. After a couple of re-designs and some custom woodwork, she finally settles on a layout that allows for new, modern appliances while maintaining important design elements, such as the original upper cabinets. Despite some setbacks, including a literal hole in the wall, Nicole combines the old with the new to create a gorgeous kitchen that maintains its original charm while offering the comforts of the 21st century.
Nicole is ready to tackle the 2nd floor of the house, but one rainy day proves just how damaged the 100 year old roof is. Severe leaks are threatening to destroy multiple rooms, so Nicole gets on top of the house to inspect the damage. Most people would tear up the original clay tile and do a complete replacement, but not Nicole Curtis! Despite the extra cost, new tile is blended with old to keep the original, unique look of the house. Once the roof is water tight, two upstairs bedrooms are ready to be restored. A fresh window seat, antique glass knobs, and a stairwell re-do get Nicole closer to finishing her grand 2nd floor.
Once a boarded-up eyesore, Nicole's first-floor solarium has the potential to be the best room in the house. With the help of her dad and a yard-sale crockpot, Nicole starts with an often overlooked detail, window hardware. Boiling the hardware removes years of paint and leaves them shiny and new, a great first step in making the solarium a bright and welcoming entryway to her Grand Blvd. estate. Some antique mirrors and light fixtures go a long way to make the room feel cozy and fresh, while maintaining the antique feel of the 100-year old home. Nicole takes a much needed break with her son to celebrate a Thanksgiving parade in her home city, Detroit.
What's Nicole Curtis' favorite kind of bathroom to renovate? One with almost entirely original fixtures! With the help of a 1920's mint condition porcelain sink, Nicole is able to transform the Jack and Jill bathroom in her Grand Blvd. home without sacrificing its antique integrity. Two bedrooms, one girl's, one boy's, lay on either side. After stripping the wallpaper, restoring the original oak floors and adding some new paint, the rooms are almost move-in ready. All that's left is for her son to stage the room with personal touches, and clean the unique Inglenook that provides a centerpiece for the boy's room.
If Nicole is going to turn the entire third floor of her Grand Blvd. estate into a master suite, a custom new bathroom will have to be the first step. She starts with an overcrowded, neglected bath that doesn't fit her grandiose plans. By knocking down a wall and changing some angles, the floorplan is expanded to include a double vanity, claw-foot tub and walk-in shower. Despite a small plumbing mishap, Nicole's new bathroom is shaping up to be one of the most original and inviting spaces in her 1913 auction home.
Nicole's 1913 mansion in the heart of Detroit is topped with an old, dusty attic that was once servant's quarters. Though some homeowners might have just seen room for storage, Nicole sees the opposite: a master suite! A sitting room, dressing room and gorgeous master bedroom take form, thanks to a little salvaging and a lot of hard work. Nicole never wastes original fixtures, even if it's an ancient broken mirror or a period chandelier from a local commercial building. From gross to gorgeous, Nicole makes her master suite a million dollar space on a "Detroit budget."
The century-old Tudor house is one thing, but Nicole Curtis also wants to make sure the garage is up to par. Over the years, the structure has been neglected so there's a long road ahead: roof repair takes a lot of time, but Nicole is able to salvage some important tile and wood. By re-using original ceramic roof tile and finding new replicas, the look and feel is restored rather than forgotten. A restored porch is added off the solarium, as Nicole gets started on making the laundry room a warm and inviting space.
It's a family affair as Nicole tackles an old shack that desperately needs some loving restoration. With the help of her brother, her nephew and her son, Ethan, carpets come up, there's new paint and a new fence. Since this is basically a crash pad, Nicole tries to keep her costs to an absolute minimum. But at the end of the day, Nicole transforms this unlivable space into a cozy new home.
Brett Waterman gets the chance to restore an enormous Arts and Crafts home with six bedrooms for a family that grew from four children to eight children in just two years. Brett brings the master bedroom back to life and creates a new bathroom upstairs. Downstairs, he completely reconfigures the kitchen to work better for this large family.
Real estate agent Drew Levin and contractor Danny Perkins check out up and coming neighborhoods with $200,000 to spend on a new rental property. They tour two homes - both have three bedrooms and one bathroom, and both are listed at $185,000. The first one has an open floor plan and a large dining room with great woodwork, but the bathroom needs a remodel. The second place has a completely updated bathroom and three newly renovated bedrooms. The living room is tiny, but they decide to purchase this one because the kitchen is so large that they can use the formal dining room as a fourth bedroom...and increase the return on their investment.