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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 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.

Wednesday
Apr 7
6:30pm | 5:30c
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.

Wednesday
Apr 7
7pm | 6c
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.

Wednesday
Apr 7
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
Apr 13
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
Apr 13
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
Apr 13
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
Apr 13
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
Apr 13
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
Apr 13
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
Apr 13
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
Apr 13
10:30am | 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.

Tuesday
Apr 13
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.

Tuesday
Apr 13
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

Raise the Roof

Tamara Day gets creative renovating an expansive 1950 ranch-style home. She updates the exterior with faux stone and adds another floor to the 3,000-square-foot home, but rain and an old fireplace force her to rethink her plans and budget.

Tuesday
Apr 27
7am | 6c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 27
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 27
8am | 7c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 27
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 27
9am | 8c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 27
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 27
10am | 9c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 27
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 27
11am | 10c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 27
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Wednesday
May 5
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.

Wednesday
May 5
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.

Wednesday
May 5
8am | 7c