Nicole is on a mission to save vacant homes from the wrecking ball and her latest project is taking on a boarded up and previously condemned home from the late 1880s.
Nicole gets creative as she updates stock cabinets that were in the house, turns old doors into counter tops and repairs the pine sub-floor that she insists on keeping. She also parts with an old project after it's sold to a new owner.
To return the living and dining rooms to their original layout, Nicole must work out where doorways have been closed off. A lovely stained glass window at the front of the house will change people's perception of the home once it's fixed.
Nicole tries to figure out a way to incorporate an old kitchen pantry into a new master bathroom.
Nicole doesn't have much to work with in the back yard, but thinks that lifting up the garage to pour a new foundation beats the cost of building a brand new one. She picks a unique colour to help the house stand out in the neighbourhood.
With work on the house nearly complete, Nicole continues to fix up the neglected exterior. In order to give this house a second chance in the neighbourhood, Nicole also adds some curb appeal by building a fence and taming the wild lawn.
Nicole takes on a basement restoration project and tries to use as much scrap material as she can. The foundation has structural issues that she must repair, and she plans to create a full bathroom using the extra space in the basement.
Nicole heads to her hometown of Detroit, Michigan to save a 1920s home that has been vacant since a fire in the house next door left it damaged. There's a lot to fix on the interior, but first Nicole must come up with a plan of attack.
Work continues on Nicole's project in Detroit, Michigan. The main plumbing stack that runs between the kitchen and the bathroom has a huge crack in it, causing years of water damage. Nicole comes up with the idea to create a home office.
Tired of the house being an eyesore in the neighbourhood, Nicole must remove all the debris left over from demolishing the burnt out house on the lot next door. The whole neighbourhood comes out to help Nicole with clearing nearby lots.
Most of the damage to the Detroit house was on the second floor, and Nicole takes on rehabbing the upper unit's kitchen and bathroom. A visit to her grandparents' home reminds Nicole where her passion comes from.
Nicole works to finish the lower level apartment by ripping up the old carpet in the living and dining rooms, exposing hardwood floors she knows she can repair. She meets up with an expert who helps her repair the lead glass windows.
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 replaces charred window frames and the community comes together to build an urban garden.
Working to restore a 1920s bungalow, Nicole must tackle a ton of brickwork, including the front steps that have pulled them away from the front of the house. Decorative planter boxes have fallen apart and need to be rebuilt from scratch.
Nicole tackles the previously unfinished master suite in her 1920's bungalow.
The 1920s bungalow Nicole is working on had a leaking roof for many years, causing severe water damage to the walls in the kitchen.
To complete her 1920s bungalow rehab, Nicole must finish the remaining rooms. They're in pretty decent shape, but there are floors to patch in the living room, a broken porcelain sink in the bathroom, and lots of furniture to add.