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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.

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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 2, Episode 2

Stairway to Master Suite Heaven

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.

Monday
Sep 16
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 2, Episode 3

Corbels and Chaos

Tamara Day sees great potential in a 1938 cottage with an unusual layout, unfinished renovation and no front door. She constructs a cathedral ceiling and creates two massive cedar corbels for the entrance, but the process of installing an egress window puts a crack in her budget.

Monday
Sep 16
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 4

Skylight Surprise

Tamara Day struggles to install a full bath and enlarge the master suite as she continues to renovate the 1938 cottage. She successfully creates a hidden playroom in the kids' bedroom, but fails to win her dad's approval on her plan for the backyard shed.

Monday
Sep 16
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

Rhapsody in Beige

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.

Monday
Sep 16
2pm | 1c
Season 2, Episode 6

A Pain in the Deck

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.

Monday
Sep 16
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

All About the Island

Tamara Day tackles a large 1905 Colonial with seven sun porches! She turns a cramped, ugly kitchen and a dining room into the ultimate entertaining space, but unsupported floors and a strange noise during demo slow her plans and may cost her big money.

Monday
Sep 16
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 8

A Closet Fit for a Queen

In the second phase of Tamara's 1905 Colonial renovation, she creates a 900-square-foot master suite and converts one of the home's seven sun porches into a closet. However, her budget takes a hit when she needs to install a new HVAC unit and her plan to save a vintage fireplace might have run out of gas.

Monday
Sep 16
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 2, Episode 9

Catwalk Craziness

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.

Monday
Sep 16
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 10

When One Barn Door Closes

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.

Monday
Sep 16
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 11

Bumming About the Plumbing

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.

Monday
Sep 16
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 12

Mirror, Mirror on the Bathroom Wall

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.

Monday
Sep 16
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 2, Episode 13

Tamara's Tudor Tutorial

Tamara Day takes on a 1927 Tudor by blowing out the existing small kitchen and outfitting it with a large island and eating nook. She transforms a bedroom into a dining room, but her hopes of refurbishing the deck begin to break apart before she can even get started.

Monday
Sep 16
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 14

Shower Showstopper

Tamara takes on a behemoth 1927 Tudor house, but while she admires the home's original details, her dad discovers a problem. She uses a kitchenette to create a bar, revamps an uneven patio and enlarges the master bathroom to transform the 5,700-square-foot home into a showstopper.

Monday
Sep 16
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 1, Episode 14

Copper Showstopper

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.

Wednesday
Sep 25
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Sep 25
9am | 8c
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
Sep 25
9:30am | 8:30c
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
Sep 25
10am | 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
Sep 25
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 11

Fireplaces and Wired Spaces

Tamara Day annexes an oversized dining room to enlarge a tiny kitchen in a 1926 English Tudor. She rips out an outdated and tacky mantel to create a stunning fireplace surround. Using a piece of reclaimed walnut, she then creates a large desktop for an in-home office. Tamara also restores an original mail slot from the home and solves a problem with the old knob-and-tube electrical.

Wednesday
Sep 25
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 12

Two-Deck Tudor

Tamara Day struggles to create a more spacious master suite until she decides to add a second deck to a 1926 English Tudor. Tamara strips off numerous coats of paint to restore original doors in the home. In the backyard, she adds an outdoor living area with a fire pit. Tamara and her dad then realize the height of the garage doors may cause a problem.

Wednesday
Sep 25
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 3

Corbels and Chaos

Tamara Day sees great potential in a 1938 cottage with an unusual layout, unfinished renovation and no front door. She constructs a cathedral ceiling and creates two massive cedar corbels for the entrance, but the process of installing an egress window puts a crack in her budget.

Wednesday
Sep 25
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 4

Skylight Surprise

Tamara Day struggles to install a full bath and enlarge the master suite as she continues to renovate the 1938 cottage. She successfully creates a hidden playroom in the kids' bedroom, but fails to win her dad's approval on her plan for the backyard shed.

Wednesday
Sep 25
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 9

The Mural of the Story

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.

Saturday
Sep 28
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 10

Clowning Around

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.

Saturday
Sep 28
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 13

Move That Kitchen

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.

Saturday
Sep 28
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 14

Copper Showstopper

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.

Saturday
Sep 28
12:30pm | 11:30c