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Giving Old Homes New Life

Ashley and Michael Cordray save houses in their hometown of Galveston, TX.

About The Show

Ashley and Michael Cordray own a real estate and renovation company that specializes in restoring homes from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They're working with homes near the brink of destruction in their hometown of Galveston Island, Texas, with hopes of preserving the island's history and architectural styles.

About the Hosts

Michael & Ashley Cordray

Michael and Ashley love old homes. Especially ones that seem hopeless. By restoring the community's historic homes, they are bringing some shine back to Galveston, Texas. Their life may seem a bit crazy, but to them, it’s perfectly normal.

Season 2, Episode 1

East End Stunner

Ashley and Michael take on a house in the historic district that's been abandoned for decades. It’s their first renovation since Ashley became pregnant, and they hope to complete the massive project before the baby arrives.

Wednesday
Jun 2
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 3

Run Down Family Rental

Ashley and Michael take on a rundown, family-owned 1939 craftsman. The project is an emotional journey for the duo as the bland home is transformed into a breath-taking abode with room expansions and some inspired flooring choices.

Wednesday
Jun 2
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 5

Tiny Craftsman

Michael and Ashley revisit a house they tried to purchase a year ago and find the small, 1920s craftsman has been stripped of all its original features. Now, the Cordrays add modern flair to the island property while working to preserve its antique charm.

Wednesday
Jun 2
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 9

Mystery House

Michael surprises Ashley when an 1893 raised cottage that he purchased before seeing the full interior. The duo soon finds themselves in over their heads when they realize it's not quite the hidden gem Michael thought it was.

Wednesday
Jun 2
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 8

Soda Pop Shop

The Cordray family has been in Galveston for over a century, and for 50 years they ran a corner drug store. Now, Ashley wants to bring it back. With a baby due in a few weeks, however, Michael doesn’t think it's a good time to open a new business.

Wednesday
Jun 2
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 4

Duplex Conversion

Michael and Ashley learn that a coveted property is for sale while crabbing off the Galveston coast. Knocking down walls and restoring the original staircase is only the beginning as they convert the 1899 duplex into a single-family home.

Saturday
Jun 12
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 6

Fire Salvaged Victorian

Ashley and Michael see hidden potential in a fire-damaged Victorian and decide to save it from demolition. They're opening up the formerly cramped space by turning a breezeway into a brand-new kitchen as well as repurposing an old safe.

Saturday
Jun 12
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 2

Southern Charmer

Michael has overpaid on a house that claims to be a Victorian which lacks details from the era. Ashley and Michael need to make this home look like a Victorian again without going over their budget, and they only have six weeks before the baby arrives.

Saturday
Jun 12
2pm | 1c
Season 2, Episode 4

Destined for Demo

With four houses under construction and her baby fast approaching, Ashley's feeling extremely overwhelmed. When Michael announces he bought a new house that's on the city's demo list, she realizes this unique 1930s bungalow needs to be saved.

Saturday
Jun 12
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 2

The Pink Shack

Michael and Ashley have their work cut out for them while restoring a dilapidated 1914 fixer-upper. Together they create a light-filled breakfast nook and repurpose a vintage wooden sign to help transform an eyesore into a quaint pink corner house.

Thursday
Jun 17
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 7

Dream House

Michael and Ashley stumble upon a pre-1900s Victorian after some curbside dumpster diving. They hit New Orleans for some perfect vintage decor then return to combine two rooms into one spacious kitchen and make this the dream house worth of its own name.

Thursday
Jun 17
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 1

1913 Beach Bungalow Restoration

Michael and Ashley find a rundown 1913 beach bungalow that's about to be demolished. They transform the small kitchen into a modern space with vintage touches and restore the original hardwood floors and shiplap walls.

Thursday
Jun 17
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 3

The Weekender

Ashley and Michael aim to help restore Galveston's reputation as America's "Playground of the South" by turning a dilapidated tiny house into a beach getaway for a family to enjoy on the weekends, and this renovation has them working overtime.

Thursday
Jun 17
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 3

Run Down Family Rental

Ashley and Michael take on a rundown, family-owned 1939 craftsman. The project is an emotional journey for the duo as the bland home is transformed into a breath-taking abode with room expansions and some inspired flooring choices.

Thursday
Jun 17
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 1

East End Stunner

Ashley and Michael take on a house in the historic district that's been abandoned for decades. It’s their first renovation since Ashley became pregnant, and they hope to complete the massive project before the baby arrives.

Wednesday
Jun 23
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 2

Southern Charmer

Michael has overpaid on a house that claims to be a Victorian which lacks details from the era. Ashley and Michael need to make this home look like a Victorian again without going over their budget, and they only have six weeks before the baby arrives.

Wednesday
Jun 23
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 7

Coastal Cottage

Michael finds a 1931 craftsman bungalow that's near the beach, and after seeing it, they know they have to buy it. When their baby arrives before the house is completed, however, they find themselves struggling to finish the project.

Wednesday
Jun 23
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 5

Yellow Victorian

Ashley falls in love with an old Victorian that still has most of its original details, but the asking price is high. They decide to take on the project despite the slim profit margin to help to restore the neighborhood with a beautifully renovated home.

Wednesday
Jun 23
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 3

The Weekender

Ashley and Michael aim to help restore Galveston's reputation as America's "Playground of the South" by turning a dilapidated tiny house into a beach getaway for a family to enjoy on the weekends, and this renovation has them working overtime.

Wednesday
Jun 23
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 3

Run Down Family Rental

Ashley and Michael take on a rundown, family-owned 1939 craftsman. The project is an emotional journey for the duo as the bland home is transformed into a breath-taking abode with room expansions and some inspired flooring choices.

Sunday
Jun 27
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 5

Tiny Craftsman

Michael and Ashley revisit a house they tried to purchase a year ago and find the small, 1920s craftsman has been stripped of all its original features. Now, the Cordrays add modern flair to the island property while working to preserve its antique charm.

Sunday
Jun 27
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 9

Mystery House

Michael surprises Ashley when an 1893 raised cottage that he purchased before seeing the full interior. The duo soon finds themselves in over their heads when they realize it's not quite the hidden gem Michael thought it was.

Sunday
Jun 27
9am | 8c

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