Girl's bedroom at the Summit Avenue mansion, as seen on DIY Network's Rehab Addict. Nicole Preserved the original fireplaces, including the original woodwork and surrounding tile. Kid's bedrooms are very important to Nicole as she always wants to ensure that her restored homes are family friendly.
Part of the nine car garage was used for a bathroom and changing area at the Summit Avenue mansion, as seen on Rehab Addict. Nicole turned the back part of the garage into a full pool house so that people can rinse off after swiming and use a restroom without needing to go into the house.
As seen on Rehab Addict, Nicole Curtis restored the powder room off the grand staircase to period appropriate style after it had been completely gutted. The wainscoting from the hallway and has been replicated and given four coats of lacquer for a classic feel. 1970s fixtures on the sink were replaced, and the gold painted basin was stripped back to the original porcelain.
One of the major challenges with the Summit Avenue mansion renovation is that it needed a new concrete basement, as seen on DIY Network's Rehab Addict. Nicole is working first hand with the concrete crew to ensure that the job is completed correctly. They had her lay some of the cement through this tube connected to the giant cement truck outside.
As seen on DIy Network's Rehab Addict, Nicole Curtis restored the formal dining room to its original beauty. Nicole painted the walls above the hand carved African mahogany fireplace and panels dark gray to draw the eye up to the molding on the ceiling. She removed the 1970s glass and brass fireplace doors, and replaced the wall sconces with more period appropriate versions. Cracked and warped stained glass windows were repaired.
One of the major challenges with the Summit Avenue mansion renovation is that it needed a new concrete basement, as seen on DIY Network's Rehab Addict. Host Nicole Curtis is working first hand with the concrete crew to ensure that the job is completed correctly. Nicole's tip is to work side by side with anyone you hire to work on your home to learn from them in their area of expertise.