REDLANDS >> Casting for a second season of DIY Network’s “Restored” is happening now.
Producers are looking for historic homes in need of TLC to participate.
“Restored” features Brett Waterman tackling various restoration projects that will not only provide homeowners with a livable space for modern times, but pay homage to its original architecture.
The show’s pilot aired March 2016 and featured work on a home in the 400 block of Grant Street and in the city’s historic neighborhood district. Producers wanted to focus filming in Redlands because of its “charm,” Waterman said last year, but found opportunities to film episodes in neighboring Riverside and Yucaipa.
“I am so pleased I’m being given another opportunity to restore architecture I love and the houses that need help,” said Waterman. “I am hoping to find more houses that need restoration and would love to expand the range of architecture to also include French Normandy and Tudor, amongst the Arts & Crafts and Victorians. I am looking for properties that have great bones and history, and owners that have an interesting story.”
There are requirements to be considered. Homeowners must have a restoration budget and must feel comfortable leaving the home for a few weeks while work is being done. Producers will only consider homes built before the 1950s, said Camille Hardman, the show’s executive producer.
Returning to the Inland Empire has Waterman excited, along with the show’s crew, Hardman said.
“We love it here and so this is where we want to stay,” she said.
DIY began airing season one of “Restored” in January. Producers shot 12 episodes for the show’s first season.
To learn more about Restored, visit http://www.diynetwork.com/shows/restored.
To be considered for the show’s second season, send an email to Hardman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 323-301-3559.