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 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.

Thursday
Oct 14
1:30am | 12:30c
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.

Thursday
Oct 14
2am | 1c
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.

Thursday
Oct 14
2:30am | 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 She finds that a recent renovation left the kitchen looking outdated and tacky, but she's determined to create a home full of authentic details.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.

Thursday
Oct 14
3am | 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.

Thursday
Oct 14
3:30am | 2:30c
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.

Sunday
Oct 17
7am | 6c
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.

Sunday
Oct 17
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Sunday
Oct 17
8am | 7c
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.

Sunday
Oct 17
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Sunday
Oct 17
9am | 8c
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.

Sunday
Oct 17
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 3, Episode 2

Water Damage Be Gone

Tamara heads to Leawood, Kansas, to completely transform the uninspired basement of a water-damaged French Provincial. Then, she incorporates French flair throughout the house while designing a spacious open floor plan ideal for parties.

Sunday
Oct 17
10am | 9c
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.

Sunday
Oct 17
11am | 10c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 20
12pm | 11c
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
Oct 20
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.

Wednesday
Oct 20
1:30pm | 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.

Wednesday
Oct 20
2pm | 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.

Wednesday
Oct 20
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 3, Episode 4

Tile and More Tile

Tamara revitalizes a neoclassical Colonial's kitchen, breakfast nook, and parlor without losing an ounce of its historic charm. Next, she turns to the unfinished attic, converting it to a lavish 1,200-square-foot homeowner suite.

Wednesday
Oct 20
3pm | 2c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 20
4pm | 3c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 20
4:30pm | 3:30c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 20
5pm | 4c
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
Oct 20
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.

Wednesday
Oct 20
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 3, Episode 3

Shirtwaist Second Chance

Tamara rescues an abandoned 1908 Shirtwaist home and designs an open plan kitchen with a custom range hood and refurbished corbels for the walls. Later, she incorporates wainscoting and tile into a newly created den.

Wednesday
Oct 20
7pm | 6c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 20
8pm | 7c