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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 1, Episode 1

Restoring a Craftsman Bungalow

Restoration expert Brett Waterman is hired by local fireman, Bobby, to restore his newly purchased 1913 Arts and Crafts bungalow in Redlands, California. The 100-year-old home has experienced inappropriate renovations and numerous bad choices over the years. Working with Bobby and his girlfriend Kandis, Brett rediscovers the home's history and architectural features. After a number of setbacks, Brett restores the house back to its former glory, and in the process creates a surprise for Bobby and Kandis.

Thursday
Nov 14
8am | 7c
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 14
9am | 8c
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
Nov 14
10am | 9c
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
Nov 14
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 6

1913 Craftsman Bungalow

Brett Waterman restores a 1913 Craftsman Bungalow for a young couple with a baby on the way. He's challenged with finding a way to bring back the natural wood in the house while still making it bright and welcoming.

Thursday
Nov 14
12pm | 11c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 3
12pm | 11c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 3
1pm | 12c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 3
2pm | 1c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 3
3pm | 2c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 3
4pm | 3c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 3
5pm | 4c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 3
6pm | 5c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 3
7pm | 6c
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.

Sunday
Dec 8
12pm | 11c
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.

Sunday
Dec 8
1pm | 12c
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.

Sunday
Dec 8
2pm | 1c
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.

Sunday
Dec 8
3pm | 2c
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.

Sunday
Dec 8
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 10

1928 Spanish Revival House

Brett thinks he finally gets an easy restoration job on a stunning Spanish Revival hillside mansion until he finds out it has a pink Victorian kitchen. Then, Brett uncovers hidden treasure on the old woodwork, but the homeowners don't seem to share his excitement.

Sunday
Dec 8
5pm | 4c
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.

Sunday
Dec 8
6pm | 5c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 17
1pm | 12c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 17
2pm | 1c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 17
3pm | 2c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 17
4pm | 3c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 17
5pm | 4c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 17
6pm | 5c

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