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.
Check out these behind-the-scenes photos of Nicole on the set of Rehab Addict.
Nicole makes a spur-of-the-moment bid and wins a house sight-unseen at auction. Will this Grand Boulevard Tudor be a case of buyer's remorse? Nicole visits the 6-bedroom, 3-bath manor and falls in love with its historic details and rustic charm. With some new paint, a landscaping overhaul and custom woodwork, the former eyesore begins to look revitalized. By working with the home's original style, Nicole is able to enhance its curb appeal without losing any of its early-20th century grand beauty.
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.
Nicole's newest home is 100 years old, and unsurprisingly the living room needs work from top to bottom. Despite major setbacks, Nicole is up for the challenge. The outdated textured ceiling is ripped down for electrical and water line repair while the ugly green walls are given a fresh update. Nicole sees the beauty in the original hardwood flooring by polishing and staining the existing oak. By utilizing as many of the original details as possible, the living room begins to finally take shape as a classic example of restoration done right.
When it comes to restoring kitchens, Nicole Curtis' rule is that it should look old and work like new! In her Grand Blvd. home, she has to work with a large kitchen that offers little wall space. After a couple of re-designs and some custom woodwork, she finally settles on a layout that allows for new, modern appliances while maintaining important design elements, such as the original upper cabinets. Despite some setbacks - including a literal hole in the wall - Nicole combines the old with the new to create a gorgeous kitchen that maintains its original charm while offering the comforts of the 21st century.
Nicole is ready to tackle the 2nd floor of the house - but one rainy day proves just how damaged the 100 year old roof is. Severe leaks are threatening to destroy multiple rooms, so Nicole gets on top of the house to inspect the damage. Most people would tear up the original clay tile and do a complete replacement, but not Nicole Curtis! Despite the extra cost, new tile is blended with old to keep the original, unique look of the house. Once the roof is water tight, two upstairs bedrooms are ready to be restored. A fresh window seat, antique glass knobs, and a stairwell re-do get Nicole closer to finishing her Grand 2nd floor.
Once a boarded-up eyesore, Nicole's first-floor solarium has the potential to be the best room in the house. With the help of her dad and a yard-sale crockpot, Nicole starts with an often overlooked detail: window hardware. Boiling the hardware removes years of paint and leaves them shiny and new, a great first step in making the solarium a bright and welcoming entryway to her Grand Blvd. estate. Some antique mirrors and light fixtures go a long way to make the room feel cozy and fresh, while maintaining the antique-feel of the 100-year old home. Nicole takes a much needed break with her son to celebrate a Thanksgiving parade in her home city, Detroit.
What's Nicole Curtis' favorite kind of bathroom to renovate? One with almost entirely original fixtures! With the help of a 1920's mint condition porcelain sink, Nicole is able to transform the Jack and Jill bathroom in her Grand Blvd. home without sacrificing its antique integrity. Two bedrooms - one girl's, one boy's - lay on either side. After stripping the wallpaper, restoring the original oak floors and adding some new paint, the rooms are almost move-in ready. All that's left is for her son to stage the room with personal touches, and clean the unique Inglenook that provides a centerpiece for the boy's room.
If Nicole is going to turn the entire third floor of her Grand Blvd. estate into a master suite, a custom new bathroom will have to be the first step. She starts with an overcrowded, neglected bath that doesn't fit her grandiose plans. By knocking down a wall and changing some angles, the floorplan is expanded to include a double vanity, claw-foot tub and walk-in shower. Despite a small plumbing mishap, Nicole's new bathroom is shaping up to be one of the most original and inviting spaces in her 1913 auction home.
Nicole's 1913 mansion in the heart of Detroit is topped with an old, dusty attic that was once servant's quarters. Though some homeowners might have just seen room for storage, Nicole sees the opposite: a master suite! A sitting room, dressing room and gorgeous master bedroom take form, thanks to a little salvaging and a lot of hard work. Nicole never wastes original fixtures, even if it's an ancient broken mirror or a period chandelier from a local commercial building. From gross to gorgeous, Nicole makes her master suite a million dollar space on a "Detroit budget."
The century-old Tudor house is one thing, but Nicole Curtis also wants to make sure the garage is up to par. Over the years, the structure has been neglected so there's a long road ahead: roof repair takes a lot of time, but Nicole is able to salvage some important tile and wood. By re-using original ceramic roof tile and finding new replicas, the look and feel is restored rather than forgotten. A restored porch is added off the solarium, as Nicole gets started on making the laundry room a warm and inviting space.
It's a family affair as Nicole tackles an old shack that desperately needs some loving restoration. With the help of her brother, her nephew and her son, Ethan, carpets come up, there's new paint and a new fence. Since this is basically a crash pad, Nicole tries to keep her costs to an absolute minimum. But at the end of the day, Nicole transforms this unlivable space into a cozy new home.
Nicole tackles a 1920s house that used to be a rental and has incredibly small upstairs bedrooms. She plans to change the layout and add character, including removing a wall to make room for a new hallway and custom linen closet.
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.