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About the Show

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 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
Jul 17
1:30pm | 12:30c
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
Jul 17
2pm | 1c
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
Jul 17
2:30pm | 1:30c
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 She rips out an outdated and tacky mantel to create a stunning fireplace surround.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
Jul 17
3pm | 2c
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
Jul 17
3:30pm | 2:30c
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
Jul 17
4pm | 3c
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
Jul 17
4:30pm | 3:30c
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
Jul 17
5pm | 4c
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
Jul 17
5:30pm | 4:30c
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.

Wednesday
Jul 17
6pm | 5c
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.

Wednesday
Jul 17
6:30pm | 5:30c
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.

Wednesday
Jul 17
7pm | 6c
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.

Wednesday
Jul 17
7:30pm | 6:30c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 6
1pm | 12c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 6
1:30pm | 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.

Tuesday
Aug 6
2pm | 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.

Tuesday
Aug 6
2:30pm | 1:30c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 6
3pm | 2c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 6
3:30pm | 2:30c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 6
4pm | 3c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 6
4:30pm | 3:30c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 6
5pm | 4c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 6
5:30pm | 4:30c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 6
6pm | 5c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 6
6:30pm | 5:30c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 6
7pm | 6c