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DIY Network’s “Restored” Now Casting in Greater LA Area

Are you a fan of TV home improvement shows?  Did you ever wish one of those crews would just swoop in and beautify your home (even if it’s mostly at your own expense)?  Well, this may be your chance.  We noticed the other day that DIY Network’s “Restored,” starring Bret Waterman, is looking for projects for its next season.

According to the casting notice on the DIY website:

“Do you own a historic home in Southern California that you’d like to have updated and brought back to its original architectural style by restoration expert Brett Waterman?

HGTV is looking for people who own architecturally significant homes in cities such as Pasadena, Redlands, Riverside, Pomona and surrounding areas. The types of homes include Craftsman, Victorian, Spanish Colonial, Tudor, Ranch and others where owners would like to “undo” earlier remodels, make their home more functional and restore, enhance and reintroduce its original style and beauty.

All applicants must own their home and be ready to start right away, have a minimum budget of $80K, be willing to appear on the show and move out of their house for 5-8 weeks during restorations. The show does not reimburse for accommodations.

Please send an email to [email protected] with your name, address and phone number.

Also include a photo of yourselves, an exterior house photo, and photos of the rooms to be restored along with the budget amount you have to work with.

Only eligible candidates will be contacted.”

Please note that while this notice seems to not include people in metro LA, the show’s post on Facebook yesterday does target “the greater Los Angeles area,” which would include Los Angeles itself.  As the show explains in the comments section of the Facebook post:

“Restored is based in Redlands, Riverside, and the greater Inland Empire. We have received numerous requests to do more work closer to LA, so that’s why we have opened up our geography for potential houses.”

So if you’re interested, this may be your big chance. Drop them a line!


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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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