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Bargain Mansions

Bargain Mansions

  • Premiered: 
    November 15, 2017
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  • Network: DIY
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Tags: home improvement

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Plot Synopsis

BARGAIN MANSIONS is a half-hour reality series that follows Tamara Day as she and her team renovate homes in downtown Kansas City, injecting new life into the area she calls the heart of the home. On Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 9-10pm ET/PT, DIY Network premiered back-to-back pilot episodes. In the two-part pilot, then titled LITTLE MONEY MANSIONS, Tamara tackles the battered kitchen of her new property, an 1897 bungalow. She enlarges and modernizes the space while preserving traditional elements of a bungalow kitchen. Tamara and her dad hunt for a suitably sized island. After deciding on a style, she helps construct the cabinets. Seventeen months later -- on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -- DIY debuted the official series premiere, showing back-to-back episodes from 10-11pm ET/PT. In the season opener (10pm), "Double Dutch Dilemma," Tamara gets the opportunity to renovate a French chateau she's wanted to tackle for years. She finds that a recent renovation left the kitchen looking outdated and tacky, but she's determined to create a home full of authentic details. Tamara and her dad go shopping for a Dutch door, then she restores plantation shutters to preserve the home's vintage French elements. Then, in the night's second new episode (10:30pm), "The Trouble with Cobbles," Tamara continues work on a French chateau as she overhauls a large master suite covered in the tackiest wallpaper she's ever ripped out of a home. She plans to move an entire bathroom to create an additional bedroom and extend a hallway with floor boards saved from downstairs. But to preserve a backyard kitchenette and cobblestone pavers, she will be forced to make decisions that may wreck her budget. The 14-episode second season of BARGAIN MANSIONS premiered on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 9-10pm ET/PT, as DIY Network debuted back-to-back new episodes. Throughout the rest of the season, Tamara preserves the historic charm and unique architectural features of each dwelling, such as antique light fixtures, clawfoot tubs and vintage doors with original hardware. She later incorporates modern layouts and luxurious amenities to attract top dollar from the right buyer.
On Wednesday, December 19, 2018 from 9-10pm ET/PT, DIY Network premiered "Arts and Craftsmen," a special one-hour episode of BARGAIN MANSIONS. In this special episode, Tamara Day struggles to restore a 3,100-square-foot, 1909 Craftsman home while opening up its chopped-up layout. She transforms a bedroom into the master bath and refurbishes vintage elements from the house while adding modern amenities including a sauna.


Other Titles

  • Originally known as Little Money Mansions

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Conveyor Media


  • - Kansas City USA