Nicole deals with the living room's low ceiling in the Lake Orion cottage.
Reviving historic homes is Nicole Curtis' speciality. Look through some of our favorite renovations from Season 8 to fuel your own makeover.
Rehab Addict addicts get ready. Nicole Curtis and crew are back with a new season on DIY Network. And, with two major home restorations underway simultaneously, things are certain to get interesting — and fast.
Taking a run-down home and bringing it back to life is what Rehab Addict is all about. See how Nicole and crew brought these historic homes back to their former glory.
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Nicole buys a historic 1913 Tudor sight unseen, but you can see the amazing before-after pics here.
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Nicole Curtis up with NBA star LeBron James and his charitable foundation to make over a deserving Akron family's run-down house.
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Go behind the scenes of one deserving Akron, Ohio family's home makeover with a very special guest renovator.
In north Minneapolis, Nicole has six months to turn a rundown duplex back into a single-family home or the city is bringing in the wrecking ball.
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See more photos from Nicole and LeBron's winning collaboration in Akron, Ohio.
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Nicole finds that turning a tiny, dated bathroom into an en suite master bath isn't easy as she struggles to fit a stately soaking tub, shower and custom vanity into the space.
Nicole Curtis has almost completed the upstairs in her 14 Mile house. Now it's to time to unveil a bigger and brighter master bedroom. To get the look she wants, she has to knock down some walls, open up the ceiling and bring in a very special feature.
Nicole Curtis continues work on the den and powder room of her 1920s 14 Mile house. Can she make these midcentury additions match the turn-of-the-century feel of the rest of the home?
Nicole Curtis ventures down into the creepy basement of her 14 Mile project. She's then faced with a dilemma when an unforeseen turn of events threatens the entire project.
Nicole begins construction in the kitchen of the 14 Mile house. Working with a limited space and no original details, she is forced to attempt something she has never done before -- an open kitchen.
As the renovation of the 14 Mile house winds down, there's one more thing that needs to be done -- finish the exterior. After repairing damage from a car accident, Nicole has a chance to bring back original details the house lost decades ago.
Nicole Curtis turns her attention to a rundown cottage in need of major rejuvenation in Lake Orion, Michigan. Starting with the living room, she gets straight to work ripping out an old staircase, and a little creative thinking helps relieve her concern about the room's low ceiling. A beautiful old door ties the room together, making the small space look grand.
Nicole Curtis is challenged to fix the back extension of the rundown cottage in Lake Orion, Michigan. The space is too small to be a garage, so she comes up with a plan to fit laundry, a bathroom and an inviting entryway into this small area.
The backyard of the Lake Orion, Michigan, cottage is underutilized, so Nicole Curtis decides to turn this eyesore into a peaceful hangout. To do so, she reshapes the yard, adds a deck and completely rebuilds a shed to give the backyard both beauty and purpose.
With a limited amount of space in the Lake Orion house, Nicole Curtis decides that the best use of the second upstairs bedroom is to transform it into a master bathroom. Not only does she have to figure out how to add plumbing to a former bedroom, but she also has to deal with some unexpected problems in the dark, dingy basement.
Nicole focuses her attention on the neglected master bedroom and must rethink the structure of the room to come up with a charming space the house deserves. Then, she decides to add extra sleeping room by transforming the laundry room into a second bedroom.
The front of her Lake Orion, MI, house is barely accessible, and the driveway is solid dirt. Nicole Curtis sets out to reverse that by renovating the front porch and adding a Model T-style driveway. She adds a white picket fence along with some heavy landscaping to restore the charm to this old lake cottage.
Nicole knows that the kitchen and dining room are the heart of this home and want to make them the house's functional centerpiece. She rips out what was left behind and starts over with a new layout, cabinets and appliances.
This is one of the largest kitchens Nicole has ever tackled, and it's her grandparents' kitchen. Built in 1956, the kitchen itself has been around for over half a century, but was unfortunately redone in the '90s, eliminating it's mid-century modern charm. Nicole wants to restore the ugly kitchen to how it looked when she was a child. New hardwood floors replace linoleum and Nicole designs custom, vintage-inspired cabinets to provide a nostalgic feel to the treasured room. Right down to a salvaged green phone, the kitchen begins to be reborn as it was in Nicole's childhood memories.
For Nicole's next project, it's gonna be sink or swim! The indoor pool that Nicole's grandfather built by hand is getting a much-needed refresher. First up, the safety and mechanical systems of the pool need to be overhauled to meet modern standards. The beautiful cedar ceiling and aquamarine walls are original so there is no way Nicole will change those, they just need a good wash and some new paint. In the biggest design challenge of the entire project, Nicole boldly replaces the original doors, which had been ruined with age, with giant glass garage doors to let in light and views of the surrounding countryside.
Nicole Curtis tackles the family room of her family's home! Off the pool lies a dated family room, covered in wood paneling and boasting a large mechanical room for the pool equipment. Nicole sees opportunity for a beautiful bathroom, and an updated, retro family room that pays homage to her Grandfather's original plans. It wouldn't be Nicole if some gorgeous wood, and not-so-gorgeous hunting themed paneling, is lovingly re purposed to update the room into a modern yet rustic haven.
Nicole Curtis saves the original Mid-Century bathroom in her Grandparents' house in her classic style; by preserving critical elements while updating tired design choices. The original blue tile, hand laid by her Grandfather, is saved, but working with the original tile color poses some challenges for Nicole. Rather than hiding from the blue tile Nicole embraces it wholeheartedly and bases her entire design around it. Finally Nicole removes a tacky 80s seashell vanity and replaces it with a much needed double-sink.
Nicole's grandparents house sits on a sprawling five-acre parcel. This apartment has a lot of sentimental value to the family, over the years pretty much everyone has lived there at one point or another, including Nicole! Taking a break from the main house renovation, Nicole tackles the apartment with a series of fun, chic changes that don't cost a fortune. Fresh paint, refinished hardwood floors and wallpaper all contribute to bringing this neglected space up to date.
Nicole Curtis tackles the heart of her grandparents' home: the living room and dining room. The most photographed rooms in the house, these projects present Nicole with a very clear visual template to work from. Fixing the original fireplace and its plaster moulding presents a relatively easy, if messy, challenge. Sourcing and replacing the iconic chandelier in the dining room with an exact match may prove an impossible task.
Nicole Curtis tackles one of her biggest challenges yet, all of the original bedrooms in the home built by her grandparents. Nicole is faced with a dilemma, the previous owners trashed the original windows and design, now it's up to her to fix their mistakes. Will Nicole be able to infuse life, design and personality into these ruined spaces?
Nicole Curtis tackles one of the hardest spaces in her grandparents' midcentury home: the basement. With space at a premium, Nicole must battle water, structural problems, dilapidated windows and poorly placed duct work to turn a neglected area into a much-needed gathering space.
Nicole Curtis battles several sticky issues in the basement. After an improperly winterized bathroom springs some serious leaks, she remains determined to rebuild the space better than ever. Nicole improves the layout and adds midcentury tile and a custom vanity, creating one of her most appealing bathrooms yet. But she doesn't end there! By adding an egress window to the basement, Nicole carves out a charming and inviting basement guest suite.
As the renovation of Nicole's grandparents midcentury home winds down, there is just one major obstacle left: the exterior. Nicole's grandparents literally built the home block by block so nothing short of perfection will do for the curb appeal of this property. She adds gutters, a new driveway and entirely does the house in stucco, just like the original. To complete this magnificent transformation Nicole restores the original brick front porch and tops everything off with some tasteful but stunning landscaping.
Nicole knows that a ground floor powder room will see a ton of guests, so what will she do with a broken window, paint-covered floor tile, and an out-of-commission toilet? Avoiding the impulse to demolish and replace everything, Nicole restores the tile and sink fixture with elbow grease and an all-nighter. She adds dramatic wall color for flair, as well as a toilet and original glass that matches the classic style of the home. Nicole proves that when it comes to restoration, it's better to leave it, clean it, and make it functional again.
What do you do when thieves have stolen priceless windows and hardwood flooring from your twentieth-century estate? If you're Nicole Curtis, you adapt and recreate! As Nicole tackles the spacious dining room of her tudor home, she must use custom leaded glass and modern oak flooring to mask the missing details. In order to restore her formal dining room to its former grandness, Nicole makes sure that the new elements blend seamlessly with the original style of the home. A combination of antique and reproduction furniture, glass, and flooring leave the space stately and polished.
A dark basement that could have easily been overlooked as an unsalvageable and unusable space is transformed into a gorgeous family room. Exposed brick and an amazing fireplace are too beautiful for Nicole to ignore, so she sets out to elevate the room from subterranean cellar to functional family room. Nicole sources local salvaged pine for the flooring and restores it to its former shine, while using cost-effective new trim, stained to match. Finally, a vintage art Deco bar is hauled down below to serve as a focal point for the new space. Using as much as she can from the original home and time period, Nicole rebuilds a basement beyond even its original potential.