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.
Brett is horrified when a local fire chief and his wife ask him to completely gut and restore their 1940s California Ranch. Brett sets out to show them they can have a kitchen with all the modern conveniences they desire while still retaining the original cabinets and butler's pantry.
Instead of selling the family home, Brett convinces a son and his mother to restore their beautiful 1901 shingle-style Victorian. Suffering from a 1970s wood panel renovation, Brett knows once he restores their house back to its original glory by opening up the closed-in spaces and adding some beautiful custom features, they will never want to leave their family home of nearly 50 years.
A young couple seeks Brett's help restoring their big 1900 Victorian Farmhouse in time for their wedding. They're hoping Brett can design a rustic kitchen, update the laundry area and add light to the interior rooms.
Brett Waterman helps a young family with two small children restore their home in Redlands, California. The house has been in the family for generations, so Brett's eye for historical accuracy is much needed.
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.
Brett restores a 1941 modern ranch in Redlands, Cal., for a couple who recently inherited the home from her grandfather. He modernizes the kitchen and opens up the living and dining room, then he surprises the couple by adding a feature found in the original.
Brett Waterman is called upon to restore a historically significant 1906 Arts and Crafts home. He brings it back to its original glory by reintroducing the closed-in fireplaces, re-instating the floor plan and replacing the 1980s kitchen.