About the Show

For home restoration expert Tamara Day, there's no home that's too big! On Bargain Mansions, she specializes in restoring large, neglected homes that others are too scared to take on. Tamara brings these big beauties back to life so that new families can move in and love them again.

Season 2 Video Highlights 14 Videos

Check out these before-and-after transformations from Bargain Mansions.

Expansive 1950s Ranch 00:50

Tamera got creative with this expansive 1950s ranch-style home.

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 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.

Tuesday
Aug 3
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 10

When One Barn Door Closes

After restoring a fourth bedroom in the 3,100-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.

Tuesday
Aug 3
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 3, Episode 5

Oh My Stairs

Tamara purchases a 1910 Victorian farmhouse and plans to add a half bath to the first floor, but an oddly placed staircase may stand in her way. On the second floor, she adds an enormous main suite and a bedroom for kids.

Tuesday
Aug 3
3am | 2c
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 3
7am | 6c
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 3
7:30am | 6:30c
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 3
8am | 7c
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 3
8:30am | 7:30c
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 3
9am | 8c
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 3
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.

Tuesday
Aug 3
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.

Tuesday
Aug 3
10:30am | 9:30c
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 3
11am | 10c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 3
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 1

Bold In, Old Out

Tamara modernizes an outdated, 1970s Tudor home by giving the kitchen a much-needed upgrade and renovating two uninspired living spaces on the first floor into statement rooms.

Monday
Aug 9
8pm | 7c
Season 3, Episode 6

Family Room Where?

Tamara upgrades a 1978 Tudor home by increasing the size of a small kitchen and adding much-needed light. Next, she reworks the main bedroom's floor plan and remodels the basement into an incredible game room where the family can relax and have fun.

Monday
Aug 9
9pm | 8c
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
Aug 9
10pm | 9c
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
Aug 9
10:30pm | 9:30c
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.

Monday
Aug 9
11pm | 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.

Monday
Aug 9
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 6

Family Room Where?

Tamara upgrades a 1978 Tudor home by increasing the size of a small kitchen and adding much-needed light. Next, she reworks the main bedroom's floor plan and remodels the basement into an incredible game room where the family can relax and have fun.

Tuesday
Aug 10
12am | 11c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 10
1am | 12c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 10
1:30am | 12:30c
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 10
2am | 1c
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 10
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 3, Episode 1

Bold In, Old Out

Tamara modernizes an outdated, 1970s Tudor home by giving the kitchen a much-needed upgrade and renovating two uninspired living spaces on the first floor into statement rooms.

Tuesday
Aug 10
3am | 2c
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
Aug 11
12pm | 11c