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Kitchen Renovation: Before and After

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Nicole is giving her grandfather's house a new look that throws back to its midcentury roots. To start: The kitchen.

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Nicole & LeBron Team Up

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Take a look at how Nicole Curtis and basketball superstar LeBron James teamed up to renovate an old home in Akron, Ohio.

Tag Team

LeBron and Nicole put the finishing touches on a home renovation which they completed together for deserving family.

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Meet Mariah

Nicole and LeBron, along with countless volunteers and the LeBron James Foundation staff, renovated the entire home in just nine days for Mariah Riley and her family. Mariah is a participant in the Wheels for Education Program under the LeBron James Family Foundation Promise Project. She earned a total home makeover for meeting all her goals and working hard in school.

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Day One

Nicole, her son Ethan, and LeBron get ready to visit with Mariah's family. Nicole and LeBron spoke with the Riley family about their wishes in hopes of and turning their dreams into a reality.

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The Winning Family

Nicole, Ethan, and LeBron met with the Riley family for the first time to discuss the Riley's nine-day home renovation. Mariah's mom, Melanie and her brothers Ezekiel (left) and Xavier (right) were thrilled to learn of the good news.

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M.V.P.

LeBron looks like a natural helping Nicole paint Ezekiel's new room. Painting must a lot easier when you're 6' 8" tall.

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No Need for a Step Stool

LeBron paints the ceiling in the bathroom of the new Riley house under Nicole's close supervision.

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It Takes Two

Nicole and LeBron install a timeless chandelier in Mariah's new bedroom.

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One, Two, Three

LeBron and Nicole use their muscles to pull out a dated kitchen sink.

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Hold the Door

LeBron played a big role in the demolition and renovation of the Riley's new home. LeBron removes an old door from the entranceway.

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A Quick Learner

After watching Nicole, LeBron was ready to put on some gloves and go to work. LeBron demoed this rotted bathroom.

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Like Riding a Bike

Cleveland Cavaliers fans will probably be nervous just thinking of their franchise player driving an excavator. Do not worry Cavs fans, "The King" made it seem effortless with a few pointers from Nicole.

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I Can Take Over from Here

In the Riley's front yard, LeBron demoed an old retaining wall and stairs.

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Like Father, Like Son

LeBron's son LeBron, Jr. helps Nicole move scraps from the old retaining wall with the excavator.

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Just Kick It

LeBron uses his legs to muscle the old porch railing off as Nicole and his sons look on.

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Take a Break

Nicole Curtis sits down with NBA superstar LeBron James and his two children LeBron, Jr. and Bryce Maximus to catch their breath between jobs.

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Power Digging

Nicole Curtis operates a power post hole-digger in the Riley's yard.

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Saw Away

Nicole uses a table saw to cut down the hanger rod for the closet space in Melanie's room.

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Hurry Up

Nicole Curtis quickly works to compact the base for the new driveway before pouring the concrete. Extra volunteers aided in speeding up the process as weather forecasts predicted heavy rain.

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Give Me a Break

Nicole sits in the Riley's new bath tub while discussing the specs and size of the fixture.

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Doing What She Does Best

No one works on a deadline better than Nicole. Nicole and a contractor measure the porch dimensions before adding new wood.

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Sanding the Floor

Nicole removes carpet from the floor. What's her quick tip? Whenever you hire someone to fix something, work alongside them to learn their trade and expand your knowledge.

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Family Fun

Nicole works with the Riley's as they begin renovating Ezekiel's bedroom.

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Look Out

Nicole Curtis arrives at the house to help pour cement in the new driveway.

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Driveway Paving

Nicole works side-by-side with her crew to help spread the cement.

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An Extra Hand

The Riley family were on hand to help renovate the home. Ezekiel Riley works with the construction crew on the cement for the new driveway.

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Leave Your Mark

Nicole helps Mariah leave a handprint on the new driveway to their home.

Family of Six

The Riley family each took turns leaving handprint in the driveway. Even their dog, Gizmo, got in on the action.

Making a Path

Nicole helps cut landscape bricks for the home's front walkway.

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Looking Good

Nicole determines a plan for the new front walkway leading to the house.

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Compacting the Brick

Nicole sweeps sand between the landscape bricks as the night approaches.

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Getting Late

Nicole uses a blower to clean up the landscape bricks after they settle.

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Pick a Plant

Nicole, her son Ethan, Mariah, and Xavier are at the garden center picking out plants to place around the Riley's yard.

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She is a Handful

Mariah and the project volunteers helped in unloading the truck full of new plants and flowers.

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Make Way for the King

LeBron James grabs a few plants to add on a little greenery outside.

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Group Shovel

Nicole's father Rod Curtis, son Ethan, and LeBron's mother Gloria James help Nicole and LeBron plant a new tree in front of the soon-to-be-ready house.

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Keep it Up

Nicole Curtis encourages volunteers in preparation for the hours of work ahead of them.

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First Aid

Nicole's motherly instincts kicked in as she rushed to help a volunteer bandage up a wound. The volunteer accidentally cut her finger while working.

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Puppy Power

Nicole introduces her puppy Lucy to Akron Police Officer Jones's bomb dog. The police were on location to guard the house during the renovation.

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Puppy Love

Nicole shares a tender moment with Lucy.

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Dog Fan

Nicole arrived on set with Lucy, who was met by a fan and his dog.

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False Alarm

Nicole has some fun with Akron Police Department Detective Joseph Wayne and a fellow officer. The house had 24-hour police protection. Nicole was appreciative of the officers for their work and dedication to this project.

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The Challenge

Nicole is always up for the challenge. She held her own in a push up competition with a project volunteer.

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Super Fan

Matt Reibs, an avid historic preservationist, was one of Nicole's first ever Facebook fans. Matt came all the way from Indiana to help renovate the home. Nicole has taken Matt under her wing and helped mentor him along the project.

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Friends with Pictures

Sarah Donovan, left, and Nicole Curtis select picture frames at a local Akron antique shop for the Riley home.

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All Work, Some Play

Sarah races Nicole on a furniture dolly down the street.

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Bunny Ears

Nicole's friend Sarah Donovan was a huge help during the project. They also have fun.

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A Few Extra Hands

Volunteers from the LeBron James Foundation staff take a break to talk with Nicole Curtis about the renovation plans. The group coordinated and planned the entire renovation from start to finish.

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Mom and Son

Nicole poses with her son Ethan for a photo during the "LeBron James Welcome Home" celebration.

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Star-Studded Event

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar, left, shakes hands with Nicole as the stadium fills up.

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Welcome Home

Nicole prepares to enter the stage during the "LeBron James Welcome Home" celebration at InfoCision Stadium in Akron, Ohio.

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Make Some Noise

Cleveland Cavaliers in-house announcer Ahmad Crump, shares the stage with Nicole.

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The Whole Crew

Ethan and Nicole pose for a photo with Departure Films crew who videoed the entire nine-day renovation.

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Big Speech

Mariah Riley gives her acceptance speech on stage.

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I'm Coming Home

Singer-songwriter Skylar Grey performs her song "I'm Coming Home".

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The Main Event

The James family enters the stadium as fans roar and cameras flash.

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The King Leads

LeBron holds hands with his family as he leads them to the stage.

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Good to be Home

LeBron James takes in the moment during the "Welcome Home" celebration.

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I'm Back

The hometown hero excites thousands of Cleveland Cavaliers fans.

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The Reveal

Nicole Curtis, LeBron and wife Savannah James are ready to present the Riley family with a new home as fans look on during the final reveal.

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Take a Look

LeBron was eager to show off the hard work Nicole and countless volunteers had put in during nine straight days of hard work.

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Win Win

LeBron James and Nicole Curtis are pleased with the finished product.

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Get Comfortable

Melanie English enjoys her new bedroom as LeBron props her feet up.

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In My Sleep

LeBron James and Nicole shoot a few hoops in Zeke’s new room during the reveal.

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My Turn

LeBron makes the basket slightly bigger for Nicole.

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Shoes, Shoes, Shoes

Nicole is presented with a gift from the LeBron James Family Foundation after the reveal. Nicole can always use a few extra pairs of sneakers.

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He Shoots, He Scores

LeBron prepares to shoot as his son Bryce Maximus looks on.

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Box Out

To celebrate the James, Curtis, and Riley families play basketball together on the brand new driveway turned basketball court.

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Before

Before the renovation, the house looked worned and tired. The yard needed attention and the driveway hadn't been paved in decades.

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After

The renovated exterior features new landscaping and hardscaping, and a front porch that is warm and welcoming. The newly paved driveway not only provides a place to park, but a place for the kids to shoot hoops and play.

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Before: Uninviting

Before Nicole and LeBron arrived, the front porch was weathered and the railing was wobbly and unsafe.

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After: A Welcoming Site

A fresh coat of paint on the door, steps and floor add charm to the porch. New railing and posts help support the space and keep it safe.

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Backyard Before

This yard was not exactly the ideal place for kids to play.

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After: All the Neighbor Kids Will Come

The new white picket fence, backyard seating area and basketball court make this the place where kids and adults can relax and have fun.

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Table and Patio

A covered dining table on the new brick patio makes a perfect spot for family gatherings and entertaining guests.

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Before: Living Room

This empty living room is a sad sight from the icky-looking carpet all the way up to the warped ceiling.

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After: Puts the Living in Room

Today the renovated living room features new windows that allow more light into the room. New furniture, family photos and a bright and cheery colol palette put the "living" back in this room.

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Before: Living Room

The corner of the living room was looking rough. Nicole had a bright vision for this underwhelming space and the finished product could not have turned out better.

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After: Warm and Inviting

Now this room is filled with plush leather furniture, a new pattern rug, family portraits and contemporary lighting.

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Before: Stairwell

The warped stairs look like a safety hazard as well as an eyesore.

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After: Stairs

The stairs have been refinished and treated with newly painted railing and banister. The antique mirror, new window treatments and furnishings add tons of charm.

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Before: Dining Room

The living room connects to the dining room through this space. Back when the home was built, this entryway was probably one of the home's best features.

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After: Seamless and Flowing

A refreshed entry, new flooring and furniture make the entry seamless and inviting.

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Before: Dining Room

The peeling wallpaper and dingy carpet made this dining room completely unappetizing.

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After: Table and Curtains

The family will enjoy everyday dinners and holiday meals around this large table for years to come. New windows let the light flow and help curtail energy costs. An antique dresser provides serving space, storage and a lot of style.

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Dining Room Credenza

Family portraits and photos taken during the renovation hang on the wall above the antique dresser in the dining room.

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Before: Kitchen

Who would even want to put food in those cabinets?

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After: Amazing

It's hard to believe this is the same space. The family is sure to cook up a lot of happy memories preparing meals together in their new kitchen.

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Before: Bathroom

It's large; that's about the only positive thing you can say about this room.

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After: Gorgeous

The new bathroom features new everything! Nicole and her crew did a great job of keeping the style of the bathroom in line with the period of the house.

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Before: Mom's Bedroom

Melanie's attic bedroom looked more like a dungeon than a place to rest.

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After: A Retreat for Mom

This attic is barely recognizable now. Refinished floors and all new furniture set in a serene color palette provide a relaxing place to chill out and snooze.

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After: Attic Bedroom

White furniture and light woods uncomplicate the space and keep it bright and cheerful. On the practical side, a new reinforced handrail was added to the stairwell.

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Before: Mariah's Room

The worn wallpaper, dingy carpet and mismatched window treatment do nothing to hightlight what could be a bright and sunny alcove.

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After: Young Again

Mariah's new room is perfect for any young girl. Bright colors, new furniture, refinished floors and a pretty crystal chandelier make the room sparkle.

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Before: Xavier's Room

The mattress had no frame, the ceiling fan and light did not work, and the wallpaper was barely on the wall.

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After: Handsome

Xavier's new room has a classic look that he'll feel comfortable in for years to come.

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Before: Zeke's Room

The waves in the carpet cause a dangerous trip hazard and the lime-green wall color left a sour taste.

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After: Red, Blue, and Basketball

Now the space is sweet and cheerful.

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Family Photo Wrap

The Riley family poses for a photo with Nicole Curtis and LeBron James during a tour of the finished house. It was the perfect shot to wrap up an eventful nine-day remodel.

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Rehab Projects: Landscaping and Outdoors

Renovation Begins Outside

Nicole begins renovating a century-old house by focusing on the exterior.

MEET THE HOST

A self-taught home rehabber and designer with a passion for saving old houses, Nicole is also a mom and a master of salvage picking. 

About the show

Nicole Curtis is saving historic houses, one broken-down fireplace at a time. Working in Detroit and Minneapolis, Nicole takes ramshackle homes from the wrecking ball to their original stunning glory. Whether it’s managing her rugged crew or wrangling city officials, this single mom wields her hammer with skill and returns condemned properties to their place as the pride of the neighborhood.
Season 4, Episode 5

Back Yard on a Budget

Nicole doesn't have much to work with in the back yard, but she's making the best with what she's got. Lifting up the garage to pour a new foundation beats the cost of building a new one from scratch. This house also needs a new roof, which is a first for Nicole on a project. Nicole picks a unique color to help make the house stand out in the neighborhood.

Wednesday
Jul 1
2pm | 1c
Season 3, Episode 8

Total Transformation

All that's left to finish on the Dollar House is the exterior. The whole house needs the cedar shakes repaired and the fascia covered in aluminum for protection. As Nicole looks to the neighboring houses for inspiration as she finishes the front porch, she must also make a decision on what color to paint the house.

Thursday
Aug 20
11am | 10c
Season 6, Episode 1

A Grand Exterior

Nicole makes a spur-of-the-moment bid and wins a house sight-unseen at auction. Will this Grand Boulevard tudor be a case of buyer's remorse? Nicole visits the 6-bedroom, 3-bath manor and falls in love with its historic details and rustic charm. With some new paint, a landscaping overhaul and custom woodwork, the former eyesore begins to look revitalized. By working with the home's original style, Nicole is able to enhance its curb appeal without losing any of its early Twentieth Century grand beauty.

Saturday
Sep 19
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 13

From Charred to Charming

In the home stretch on her project in Detroit, Nicole must finish up the upper apartment, which is the area the fire damaged the most. She works hard to save the plaster ceiling medallion in the dining room and replaces charred window frames. The community comes together to build an urban garden.

Wednesday
Jan 6
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 6

Revived Exterior

With work on the 4th Street house nearly complete, Nicole continues to fix up the neglected exterior. The decorative fish scales and siding need repair and the whole house deserves a fresh coat of paint. In order to give this house a second chance in the neighborhood, Nicole must also add some curb appeal by building a fence and taming the wild lawn.

Wednesday
Feb 10
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 10

Hardwood Floors to The Rescue

Nicole continues work on the Akron, Ohio, project with Lebron James. It's time to tackle the rest of the first floor, the living room and dining room. Once the nasty old carpet is removed to reveal beautiful old pine floors, Nicole can start to see her vision for a comfortable, functional and very stylish living space. It's all about making this dilapidated space feel grand once again. Even while busy in Akron, Nicole never stops salvaging & designs these spaces around new photos of the family using old windows saved from a dumpster.

Thursday
Mar 10
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 4, Episode 16

Water Damaged Kitchen

The 1920s bungalow Nicole is working on had a roof leak for many years, causing severe water damage to the walls in the kitchen. Luckily, the floors are in decent shape and Nicole is able to keep the original wall sink. Nicole is able to cover the newly added HVAC vents with scrap material for an original look.

Thursday
Apr 28
7pm | 6c
Season 6, Episode 2

Powder Room With a Flair

Nicole knows that a ground floor powder room will see a ton of guests, so what will she do with a broken window, paint-covered floor tile, and an out-of-commission toilet? Avoiding the impulse to demolish and replace everything, Nicole restores the tile and sink fixture with elbow grease and an all-nighter. She adds dramatic wall color for flair, as well as a toilet and original glass that matches the classic style of the home. Nicole proves that when it comes to restoration, it's better to leave it, clean it, and make it functional again.

Sunday
May 15
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 6, Episode 4

Rebuild Below

A dark basement that could have easily been overlooked as an unsalvageable and unusable space is transformed into a gorgeous family room. Exposed brick and an amazing fireplace are too beautiful for Nicole to ignore, so she sets out to elevate the room from subterranean cellar to functional family room. Nicole sources local salvaged pine for the flooring and restores it to its former shine, while using cost-effective new trim, stained to match. Finally, a vintage art Deco bar is hauled down below to serve as a focal point for the new space. Using as much as she can from the original home and time period, Nicole rebuilds a basement beyond even its original potential.

Thursday
May 26
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 2

Kitchen Cabinets Remade

Turning her attention to the kitchen, Nicole must get creative and figure out how to update and reuse stock cabinets that were in the house, turn old doors into new counter tops, and repair the pine sub-floor that she's obsessed with keeping. She must also part with a previous project after it's sold to a new owner.

Monday
Sep 26
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 4, Episode 16

Water Damaged Kitchen

The 1920s bungalow Nicole is working on had a roof leak for many years, causing severe water damage to the walls in the kitchen. Luckily, the floors are in decent shape and Nicole is able to keep the original wall sink. Nicole is able to cover the newly added HVAC vents with scrap material for an original look.

Saturday
Nov 5
6pm | 5c
Season 7, Episode 3

All About Family

Nicole Curtis tackles the family room of her family's home! Off the pool lies a dated family room, covered in wood paneling and boasting a large mechanical room for the pool equipment. Nicole sees opportunity for a beautiful bathroom, and an updated, retro family room that pays homage to her Grandfather's original plans. It wouldn't be Nicole if some gorgeous wood, and not-so-gorgeous hunting themed paneling, is lovingly re purposed to update the room into a modern yet rustic haven.

Sunday
Jan 1
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 5

Bathroom Rebuild

Heading up to the second floor, Nicole takes on the bathroom, one of the house's dirtiest and grimiest rooms. She brings it down to the studs, adding clean lines with white subway tile and re-purposes an old dresser into one of her signature vanities. Since the house was lifted, the front porch has been floating in space, so Nicole tears it down to begin rebuilding a new one, giving the house an inviting and classic look.

Wednesday
Mar 29
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 4, Episode 16

Water Damaged Kitchen

The 1920s bungalow Nicole is working on had a roof leak for many years, causing severe water damage to the walls in the kitchen. Luckily, the floors are in decent shape and Nicole is able to keep the original wall sink. Nicole is able to cover the newly added HVAC vents with scrap material for an original look.

Tuesday
Aug 22
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 17

Everything We Had Leftover

To complete her 1920s bungalow rehab, Nicole must finish the remaining rooms. They're in pretty decent shape compared to what she's used to, but collectively the work is adding up. There are floors to patch in the living room, a broken porcelain sink in the bathroom, and a ton of staging furniture to add before the house goes on the market.

Tuesday
Aug 22
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 5, Episode 1

Powder Room Predicament

Nicole's next project is restoring an historic mansion in the Summit district of St. Paul. Unfortunately some key rooms have been completely ripped apart and her first task is to rebuild the gutted powder room from scratch. With the original materials no longer available Nicole gets creative with custom paneling and salvaged tile and creates a brand new room with a 1904 feel.

Tuesday
Aug 22
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 2

Distressed Dining Room

Nicole turns her attention to taking the pink and gold kitsch out of the formal dining room. Restoring the floors, swapping out sconces and repairing the stained glass windows take the room out of the 1970s and back to 1904. Meanwhile, at another of her houses, a buyer pulls out at the 11th hour causing Nicole to make some quick decisions.

Tuesday
Aug 22
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 5, Episode 3

In at the Deep End

Nicole cleans up the swimming pool and converts some garage space into a much needed changing room area. Tapping into the sewer line causes more mess than she bargained for while she also finds some time to take some swimming lessons.

Tuesday
Aug 22
1pm | 12c
Season 5, Episode 4

Living Room Cover Up

Nicole takes on the living room and study, restoring the rooms to their former 1904 glory by polishing up the original woodworking details in the rooms. She stains the damaged floors in the living room to cover up years of neglect and discovers a shocking surprise in the study. In the midst of renovation, Nicole finds the time to swap out her boots for high heels for a women's health charity event.

Tuesday
Aug 22
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 5, Episode 5

Brick by Brick Restoration

The Summit mansion hasn't been painted since 1972 and needs a major face lift. After years of damage, all of the outdoor wood railing and detail are rotting and need to be replaced. Nicole rips out the rotting wood and repaints them to match the original color of the brick. To complete the look of the historic home, Nicole builds new brick columns with brick on the deck. Nicole's son Ethan learns some of her renovation tricks when he pitches in and replaces some of the original beams and runs errands around town.

Tuesday
Aug 22
2pm | 1c
Season 5, Episode 6

Brightening the Bedrooms

Nicole tackles the upstairs bedrooms and bathroom which have had their natural beauty covered in old wallpaper and fixtures. She brings out the beauty of the original birdseye maple woodwork in the bedroom, restores the two bedroom's fireplaces and removes the tacky kitsch from the bathroom. At another house, people line up to see Nicole's work and raise money for a fallen soldier.

Tuesday
Aug 22
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 5, Episode 7

Up and Away

Nicole puts a modern twist on the 1904 Summit Mansion in St. Paul when she installs an elevator in the middle of the home. A first for Nicole, she has to get the measurements exactly right throughout all three floors, or else she's just created a massive non-functioning hole in the middle of the historic home.

Tuesday
Aug 22
3pm | 2c
Season 5, Episode 8

Too Close For Comfort

Nicole rushes to her Minnesota home from a family vacation to find burst pipes and a flooded house due to the extreme cold. She and her crew tear through the house and create 20 massive holes before they discover all of the leaks. They get to work replacing all of the water lines, radiators and boiler. Nicole takes a break from the stress of the house by skydiving from 13,000 feet to the start line of a 10K run in Florida before returning to replace all of the water lines and patch the holes in her home.

Tuesday
Aug 22
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 5, Episode 9

Kitchen Overhaul

Nicole teams with basketball superstar LeBron James to renovate a special family's house in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. They tackle the dingy dilapidated kitchen first. The team guts the kitchen by ripping out the cabinets, a first for Nicole who typically likes to keep the original structure, and install solid wood cabinets, granite countertops and brand new appliances. They also create an outdoor patio and new driveway for the family to relax in and play, what else, basketball. Nicole's family, LeBron's family and the foundation all pitch in to overhaul this home in a week. Can they finish?

Tuesday
Aug 22
4pm | 3c
Season 5, Episode 10

Hardwood Floors to The Rescue

Nicole continues work on the Akron, Ohio, project with Lebron James. It's time to tackle the rest of the first floor, the living room and dining room. Once the nasty old carpet is removed to reveal beautiful old pine floors, Nicole can start to see her vision for a comfortable, functional and very stylish living space. It's all about making this dilapidated space feel grand once again. Even while busy in Akron, Nicole never stops salvaging & designs these spaces around new photos of the family using old windows saved from a dumpster.

Tuesday
Aug 22
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 11

A Bathroom Fit for King James

Downstairs is done at the Akron, Ohio house Nicole is rehabbing with LeBron and his foundation and now attention turns to the bathroom. This bathroom is a gut-job but the saving grace for Nicole is a beautiful, old built in cabinet which she and her army of volunteers restore. Leaving her tilers for an hour or two Nicole gets dressed up and heads to a huge stadium event to welcome the basketball superstar back to Akron.

Tuesday
Aug 22
5pm | 4c

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