Nicole Curtis talks 'Rehab Addict,' giving back and her debut book 'Better Than New'

By: Gibson Johns

Nicole Curtis, whose hit HGTV show "Rehab Addict" has been on for a remarkable seven seasons, is unapologetic in her approach to renovating houses her way and her way only. At the same time, she's also insistent that being a "maker," as she calls it, requires an inherent willingness to give back to her community.

That's why, in partnership with blowtorch makers Bernzomatic, Curtis is helping to give away $38,000 to a community-minded project as part of the Find Your Fire Community Grants Program, which you can find out more about here.

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In addition to giving back, the "Rehab Addict" -- yes, she realizes how the name of her show initially sounds -- is also ready to publish her first book, Better Than New, which will impart lessons that she has learned throughout her years of experience in renovating houses as a real estate expert.

See photos of Nicole Curtis out and about:

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HYANNIS, MA - SEPTEMBER 17: Cost Plus World Market welcomes Nicole Curtis of 'Rehab Addict' to Celebrate the Grand Opening of its new Hyannis, MA store on September 17, 2016 in Hyannis, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for Cost Plus World Market)
HYANNIS, MA - SEPTEMBER 17: Cost Plus World Market welcomes Nicole Curtis of 'Rehab Addict' to Celebrate the Grand Opening of its new Hyannis, MA store on September 17, 2016 in Hyannis, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for Cost Plus World Market)
CHICAGO, IL - MAY 12: Nicole Curtis attends BookExpo America 2016 on May 12, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 09: Google's Johnny Lee (center), Lowe's Chief Development Officer and President of International, Richard D. Maltsbarger (R), and 'Rehab Addict' star Nicole Curtis onstage at Lenovo Tech World at The Masonic Auditorium on June 9, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for Motorola Mobility)
ST PAUL, MN - DECEMBER 08: TV personality Nicole Curtis attends 101.3 KDWB's Jingle Ball 2014 presented by Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park and Allstate at Xcel Energy Center on December 8, 2014 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
ST PAUL, MN - DECEMBER 08: TV personality Nicole Curtis attends 101.3 KDWB's Jingle Ball 2014 presented by Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park and Allstate at Xcel Energy Center on December 8, 2014 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
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We recently caught up with Nicole Curtis at our AOL HQ in New York City for a Facebook Live interview in which we talked about her show (and what we can expect from it in the future), her upcoming book, giving back and what it really means to be a "maker." Check it out below:

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