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About the Host

Brett Waterman

Preservationist Brett Waterman brings new life to historic homes on DIY Network's 'Restored.' He focuses on homes with fascinating stories and unrealized potential hidden beneath neglect, bad renovations and ugly additions.

About the show

In each episode, homeowners call on preservationist Brett Waterman to unearth the hidden potential in their character-filled homes. Brett's attention to detail and architectural knowledge leads to incredible restorations and fascinating stories.

Season 3, Episode 1

1930s Colorful Spanish Colonial Farmhouse

Brett restores a 1930s two-story Spanish Colonial farmhouse in Fontana, California. He learns the rich history of the home which then guides his design plan for the house exterior, entryway, living room and kitchen. He adds vintage charm to the balcony with custom made spindles, and the living room archway comes back to life with a hand-painted stencil design.

Thursday
Nov 11
7am | 6c
Season 4, Episode 3

1906 Transitional Victorian

A 1906 Victorian lost some of its charm due to additions and modifications. Brett solves the mystery behind a decorative ring on the front of the house and returns interior details, like the fireplace and staircase, to their original glory.

Thursday
Nov 11
8am | 7c
Season 6, Episode 2

1955 Mid-Century Ranch

Brett helps a young family preserve the beautiful, original mid-century woodwork and cabinetry of their 1955 ranch home. He creates more light and functionality in the kitchen and totally reimagines a 1990s-style bathroom remodel.

Thursday
Nov 11
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 6

1910 Arts and Crafts Family Farmhouse

Brett restores a 1910 Arts and Crafts farmhouse for a family who relocates from the big city to the countryside of Cherry Valley, California. The family hopes to become organic farmers and want to include elements needed for the family farm and business in the home renovation. Brett opens up the original front porch, changes the layout in the living room and guts the kitchen to install some unique cabinetry that will meet this family's needs.

Thursday
Nov 18
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 8

1922 American Colonial Arts and Crafts

Brett Waterman takes on a bright pink Arts and Crafts home with American Colonial elements. He uncovers lots of hidden features while returning the house to its 1922 roots.

Thursday
Nov 18
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 3

1940s Modern Ranch

Brett restores a 1941 modern ranch in Redlands, CA, for a couple who recently inherited the home from her grandfather. He modernizes the kitchen and opens up the living and dining room, then he surprises the couple by adding a feature found in the original blueprints.

Thursday
Nov 18
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 7

1926 French Normandy Cottage

Homeowners Steven and Gina call in preservationist Brett Waterman to restore their recent purchase, a French Normandy-style cottage in a small cul-de-sac known fondly as "gnome court." Built in 1926, the Redlands, CA, house was a severely neglected rental for 30 years. Excited by the idea of restoring a home on the well-known street, Brett takes on the challenge but gets more than he bargains for with a leaky roof, rotten windows, missing floorboards and damaged walls. But he perseveres to turn this derelict house into the crown jewel of the neighborhood.

Thursday
Dec 2
7am | 6c
Season 4, Episode 5

1927 Storybook Cottage

An unusual cottage looks like it's right out of a fairy tale, but it's lost some of its magic over the years. Brett adds details to the home to enhance the architectural style. Then, he creates a kitchen and breakfast nook fit for a storybook cottage.

Thursday
Dec 2
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 4

1952 Midcentury Masterpiece

A couple wants to renovate their midcentury modern California ranch home but are not sure where to begin. Brett works to blend her traditional style with his more modern tastes for an extensive and unique remodel. The massive project includes removing the front of the home to create an open air vestibule, and a surprising design choice sets the tone for one of the coolest kitchen makeovers ever.

Thursday
Dec 2
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 1

1913 Mission Revival Mansion

Brett Waterman helps a mother and her grown-up children restore their majestic 1913 Mission Revival mansion. He's elated when he realizes he can restore the original linoleum in the kitchen, but the homeowners may not open to the idea.

Thursday
Dec 16
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 4

1923 Mediterranean Revival

Brett's new clients recently purchased their first home together, a 1923 Mediterranean Revival, and want to restore it after years of small updates from the previous owners. Brett sets his sights on the living room, dining room and kitchen, but during the demolition, he discovers the house is suffering from severe termite damage.

Thursday
Dec 16
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 2

Dutch Colonial Done Right

Brett restores a 1918 Dutch Colonial home in Upland, California for a woman moving back in with her mother. It is the family's dream to finally see the house restored to its original glory. Brett quickly learns this house is a time capsule full of discoveries, and he even meets the great-granddaughter of the original builder who provides clues to its past.

Thursday
Dec 16
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 9

1954 Modern California Ranch

A classic midcentury modern ranch was designed by a prominent architect and almost all of its original details and fixtures are still intact. Brett aims to preserve these elements while giving the home much-needed updated functionality.

Thursday
Dec 16
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 6

1893 Victorian

The owner of the first house Brett tackled on Restored has purchased a Victorian home and needs help again. The project includes bringing back original exterior elements and colors as well as a complete restoration of the living room, mudroom and kitchen.

Thursday
Dec 16
11am | 10c

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