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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 She finds that a recent renovation left the kitchen looking outdated and tacky, but she's determined to create a home full of authentic details.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:

"Corbels and Chaos" (9pm): Tamara Day sees great potential in a 1938 cottage with an unusual layout, unfinished renovation and no front door. She constructs a cathedral ceiling and creates two massive cedar corbels for the entrance, but the process of installing an egress window puts a crack in her budget.

"Skylight Surprise" (9:30pm): Tamara struggles to install a full bath and enlarge the master suite as she continues to renovate the 1938 cottage. She successfully creates a hidden playroom in the kids' bedroom, but fails to win her dad's approval on her plan for the backyard shed.

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.


Other Titles

  • Originally known as Little Money Mansions

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Conveyor Media


  • - Kansas City USA