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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 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.

Wednesday
Mar 31
9pm | 8c
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
Apr 1
12am | 11c
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Apr 7
9pm | 8c
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Apr 8
12am | 11c
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Apr 14
9pm | 8c
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Apr 15
12am | 11c
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Apr 21
9pm | 8c
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Thursday
Apr 22
12am | 11c
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.

Wednesday
May 12
7am | 6c
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.

Wednesday
May 12
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.

Wednesday
May 12
9am | 8c
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.

Wednesday
May 12
10am | 9c
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.

Wednesday
May 12
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 5

1930s Spanish Colonial Ranch Revival

Brett Waterman takes on a Spanish Colonial Revival that has had all of the beautiful original woodwork covered over with layers of paint. It's painstaking work to bring it back and the team hits some serious snags but the result is a home that takes the owner's breath away.

Wednesday
May 26
7am | 6c
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.

Wednesday
May 26
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.

Wednesday
May 26
9am | 8c
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.

Wednesday
May 26
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 9

1920s Spanish Eclectic

Erin and Jack recently moved to California and fell in love with Spanish architecture. Having found their cute 1920s Spanish eclectic home, they want to update the kitchen, add an ensuite bathroom and dressing room to their master bedroom, and plant a drought-tolerant garden, all the while remaining true to the Spanish style. Wanting to restore the house, but not knowing what steps to take first, they ask Brett to help them realize their vision for their house. Using original style cabinetry, colorful Spanish accents including handmade tile in the kitchen and bathroom and creating a new floorplan for the master bedroom area, Brett restores the home surpassing even Erina and Jack's wildest expectations.

Wednesday
May 26
11am | 10c

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