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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 hour episode, preservationist Brett Waterman transforms one character filled house for a couple or family who owns it. Brett focuses on homes with fascinating stories and unrealized potential hidden beneath neglect, bad renovations and ugly additions.
Season 2, Episode 10

1905 Queen Anne Victorian Restoration

Brett receives a blast from the past when one of his old high school friends asks him to help restore her 1905 Queen Anne Victorian bungalow. Having lived in the house for 30 years, she has many unfinished renovation projects but now wants to restore the house to its original Victorian beauty and functionality. She also wants to convert her front bedroom into the work office space it was originally designed to be.

Wednesday
Jul 11
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 8

1900 Victorian Farmhouse

A young couple seeks Brett's help restoring their big 1900 Victorian Farmhouse in time for their wedding. They're hoping Brett can design a rustic kitchen, update the laundry area and add light to the interior rooms that were closed off by past modifications. Excited by the challenge, Brett creates a design plan that allows light into the house while retaining the integrity of the grand old Victorian all in time for the happy couple's big day.

Wednesday
Jul 11
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 6

1918 Arts and Crafts Bungalow

Brett Waterman helps a young family with two small children restore their home after a failed attempt to restore it themselves. The house in Redlands, CA, has been in the family for generations so Brett's eye for historical accuracy is much needed. It's a big job, but Brett is up to the task of restoring the home to its architectural glory while simultaneously creating the modern functionality needed for a young family.

Wednesday
Jul 11
5pm | 4c
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.

Wednesday
Jul 11
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 2

1906 Arts and Crafts House

Brett Waterman is called upon to restore a historically significant 1906 Arts and Crafts home. He brings it back to its original glory by reintroducing the closed-in fireplaces, re-instating the floor plan and replacing the 1980s kitchen.

Wednesday
Jul 11
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 13

1927 Arts and Crafts Bungalow

A daughter and mother call on Brett to restore a 1927 Arts and Crafts house that's lost some character over the years. While restoring the exterior, kitchen and living room, Brett unexpectedly discovers an Arts and Crafts masterpiece hidden under all the added layers. In addition to having a little design surprise of his own, Brett can't wait to see their reaction when he shows them what he's uncovered.

Wednesday
Aug 15
11am | 10c
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.

Wednesday
Aug 15
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 11

1901 Shingle-Style Victorian

Instead of selling the family home, Brett convinces a son and his mother to restore their beautiful 1901 Shingle-Style Victorian. Suffering from a 1970s wood panel renovation, Brett knows once he restores their house back to its original glory by opening up the closed-in spaces and adding some beautiful custom features, they will never want to leave their family home of nearly 50 years.

Wednesday
Aug 15
1pm | 12c
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
Aug 15
2pm | 1c
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.

Wednesday
Aug 15
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 5

1901 Neoclassical Victorian

Preservationist Brett Waterman helps an engaged couple restore their 1901 neoclassical Victorian home, including a new kitchen and bathroom, before their big wedding day. Brett begins work on this strict timeline by removing additions to create a spacious kitchen, stripping dated wallpaper and adding many original elements along the way to make this the home of the happy couple's dreams.

Wednesday
Aug 15
4pm | 3c
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
Aug 15
5pm | 4c
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.

Wednesday
Aug 15
6pm | 5c
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
Oct 11
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 11

The Riverside Transitional Craftsman Bungalow

Brett restores a Craftsman bungalow for a woman who had started the project with her late husband, but never finished. The homeowner is overwhelmed when she sees the house finally returned to its original beauty.

Thursday
Oct 11
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 9

1947 Postmodern Ranch

Brett restores a 1947 postmodern ranch back to its post-World War II style for a military veteran and his wife. However, he has to make some tough decisions when the homeowners want to get rid of the original kitchen tile.

Thursday
Oct 11
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 7

1928 Spanish Colonial Revival

Brett Waterman restores a classic Spanish Colonial Revival that hasn't been touched in years because the owner is a professional musician who is always on the road. Brett's challenge is to make the kitchen and bath more functional while staying true to the home's 1920s character.

Thursday
Oct 11
12pm | 11c
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.

Thursday
Oct 11
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 3

1901 Victorian Bungalow Restoration

Brett Waterman restores a Victorian Bungalow for a military veteran and his daughter. The project grows in scale when unexpected problems are discovered and it becomes a complete restoration.

Thursday
Oct 11
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 12

The 1890 Yellow Shingle-Style Victorian

Brett strips away strange remodels and restores the beauty and functionality to a 1890s Victorian.

Thursday
Oct 11
3pm | 2c

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