DIY Network's "Rehab Addict" is premiering its seventh season tonight, Feb. 3, and it will be its most heartwarming season yet. Last Jan. 25, host Nicole Curtis announced on her Facebook page that she is dedicating the entire new season to renovating her grandparents' home.
"Tonight, I'm doing laundry and getting packed to head off to my grandparents. They've had a rough week and I wish I could give them the youth in their bones they miss," Curtis wrote in her post. "This next season of Rehab Addict is simply a way for me to show them how much I love them through my own way -by saving a house...theirs."
According to the show's episode guide, the pilot episode will show how Curtis tackled her grandparents' kitchen. It is said to be one of the biggest kitchen renovations the rehab addict has ever done. Originally built in the 1956, the space was redone in the '90s. In the episode, Curtis will attempt to bring it back to its vintage glory, the way she remembered it as a child.
Curtis also gave a glimpse of the succeeding episodes via her Instagram account, where she posted several photos of the ongoing renovation. Aside from the kitchen, she also gave a complete makeover to the pool area, living room, bathrooms, bedrooms and the basement.
A photo posted by Nicole Curtis (@detroitdesign) on Jan 13, 2016 at 12:48pm PST
Basement dungeon no more :) #mcm #rehabaddict #season7 @hgtv@diynetwork A photo posted by Nicole Curtis (@detroitdesign) on Jan 14, 2016 at 1:48pm PST
A photo posted by Nicole Curtis (@detroitdesign) on Jan 15, 2016 at 10:46am PST
"Rehab Addict" is a home renovation show which features Curtis' love for preserving and restoring historic houses around Detroit and Minneapolis. The 40-year-old host and single mom is a self-taught home rehabber and designer. She takes pride in giving ramshackled buildings another chance to have a good place in the community again.
"The most important thing is that these homes are one of a kind. We're never going to be able to rebuild them. We don't have the tradespeople anymore to do it, we don't have the materials that these houses were built out of, and you know, like anything else, once it's gone it's gone," Curtis said in a recent interview with Boston Globe.
"Old homes are the best quality build you could ever imagine, and there are so many wonderful ways to add modern amenities to an old home," she added.
"Rehab Addict" Season 7 will premiere tonight, Feb. 3, 9 p.m. on the DIY Network. Reruns are also shown on DIY's sister channel, HGTV.