Nicole is back in action and juggling two Detroit houses at the same time! While the 'Ferndale' house is in great shape, the '14 Mile' property is gutted of its original fixtures and charm. Since both homes were built in 1928 and have similar floor plans, Ferndale serves as the inspiration for renovations at 14 Mile. Nicole starts with the living room, building out the staircase, adding a closet and framing the windows in oak.
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 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.