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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 1, Episode 13

The 1955 Midcentury California Ranch

Brett opens up the floor plan of a 1950s midcentury ranch and makes the space more livable for a family of four while staying true to the original style.

Thursday
Sep 30
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
Sep 30
8am | 7c
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
Sep 30
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 7

1926 Tudor Revival

Brett takes on the massive challenge of returning a large 1926 Tudor Revival home to its former glory. In this huge project, he restores the exterior, entryway, living room, kitchen, main bedroom, bathroom and a traditional ladies' dressing room.

Thursday
Sep 30
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 3

1930 Simple Spanish Bungalow

Brett helps a recently-divorced mom who is in over her head with her cute Spanish bungalow in Riverside, California. After a discovery causes him to change directions with his design plan, he opts for a simplistic approach in his restoration of the exterior areas and kitchen.

Thursday
Sep 30
11am | 10c
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
Oct 14
7am | 6c
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
Oct 14
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 6

1912 Transitional Victorian Arts and Crafts

A 1912 Transitional Victorian house is a hybrid of styles, combining Victorian flourish with Arts and Crafts simplicity. Brett manages to restore the home, blend two architectural styles and find space for a new bedroom for the owners' daughter.

Thursday
Oct 14
9am | 8c
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
Oct 14
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 3

1928 English Cottage

In a unique neighborhood of 1920s-era English cottages, one of them doesn't fit in. Brett brings this house back in line with the others, reclaims its original character through a number of discoveries and makes it more user friendly for the homeowners.

Thursday
Oct 14
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 8

1887 Victorian Mansion

Brett tackles a historic Victorian home built by Andrew McNally of Rand McNally publishing fame. To retain the home's grandeur, Brett relocates the kitchen and entryway. Then, he tackles the main bedroom and bath, which have lost their original style.

Thursday
Oct 28
7am | 6c
Season 4, Episode 2

1960 Post and Beam Modern

A midcentury modern home has lost some of its original personality over the years. After discovering Japanese influence in the home's exterior, Brett restores it while reworking the interior to include a sliding wall entrance to a large kitchen.

Thursday
Oct 28
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 5

Mystery of the English Cottage

A young family has purchased a 1920s English cottage in Redlands, California, for their forever home. But something is funky with the living room, and they can't figure out what. Brett solves the mystery, removing all the 1970s additions.

Thursday
Oct 28
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 4

Midcentury Modern Style

In this special episode, Brett explores the timeless glamour of midcentury modern-style architecture. He revisits a 1955 California ranch with an original kitchen, a 1941 modern owned by the same family since 1951 and a sprawling 1952 ranch.

Thursday
Oct 28
10am | 9c
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
Oct 28
11am | 10c
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 2, Episode 12

Brett Waterman's 1940s California Ranch Project

Brett is horrified when a local fire chief and his wife ask him to completely gut and restore their 1940s California Ranch. Brett sets out to show them they can have a kitchen with all the modern conveniences they desire while still retaining the original cabinets and butler's pantry.

Thursday
Nov 11
10am | 9c
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
Nov 11
11am | 10c

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