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In these behind-the-scenes clips, Prefit's J.D. Scott puts Kitchen Crashers host Allison Victoria to the test with a round of rapid-fire questions, the "hug, marry or knock out" dilemma, the hand-stand/push-up challenge, fan questions and more.
DIY Network is partnering with the USO and Marie Callender’s to give a Marine Corps veteran a larger functional kitchen for the whole family to enjoy. The small L-shaped kitchen was expanded into an open plan layout and pretty details added like this herringbone backsplash behind the range hood.
This contemporary outdoor kitchen featuring a stainless steel grill and black and gray cabinets, is the perfect set-up for outdoor entertaining.
This rooftop kitchen features a state of the art grilling area, a bar with a granite countertop and fridge and a dining table under a pergola with retractable canopies.
This outdoor kitchen has everything you need when preparing a meal outside: Granite countertops, a stainless steel grill and indoor-inspired cabinetry make for a stylish cooking space.
The bad news is Dena and Michael Kelly have a tiny Chicago kitchen with a growing family and need a lot more space. The good news is they have two huge advantages: a dining room just on the other side of the wall and Alison Victoria crashing the house to completely renovate this kitchen. From the floor to the ceiling, this kitchen gets a complete makeover in just three days with such unique features as a magnetic wall treatment and a refrigerator/freezer drawer system.
Alison and the Kitchen Crashers crew tackle a small, dilapidated kitchen to completely expand and update the space. The renovation starts with new flooring, cabinets, and countertops. Then the custom touches are created next with a reclaimed wood harvest table, paneled wall treatment and painted built in cabinet. All new paint, trim, and lighting are added along with a gorgeous mosaic backsplash to leave these homeowners speechless.
Big Mama's bustling and overcrowded kitchen is converted into a two-room space perfect for cooking, entertaining and accommodating this large family. Stainless steel appliances, red accent cabinets, sparkling countertops, a personalized photo table and an entirely new dining nook all come together to make Big Mama's kitchen the perfect place for crowds to gather.
Alison goes to Boston and finds a kitchen that has stood through three generations of the same family. But it is time for a change and a big one. The crew removes two walls to open up the space and then the real renovation begins with new-engineered flooring, white cabinets and countertops and a one of a kind lighting fixture made from rope and plastic hoops. Alison re-purposes the existing dining room chairs using paint to match the new blue kitchen island. The end result is a rustic yet up to date kitchen with open views of the main living quarters of the home and young family who cannot believe how quickly and beautifully Alison and the gang totally transformed this multi-generational kitchen.
Interior designer and host Alison Victoria picks a birthday girl out a large crowd after the young woman claims her carpeted kitchen is as bad as it gets. The green carpet is just the beginning of a long list of issues in this dated, isolated and underutilized kitchen. Alison gets to work, creating a pony wall next to the stairway, eliminating an awkward pantry and pushing the footprint of the kitchen back to create additional space and comfort. She keeps with a traditional yet modern look, bringing in espresso-colored cabinets and light natural-quartz countertops and replacing worn-out green carpeting with oak flooring. Dark-gray wainscoting, crown molding, hand-painted cement tiles and a custom DIY wine rack built out of a shipping pallet add the finishing touches to this classic yet modern kitchen.
An outdated Chicago kitchen is in for a whole new look using shades of gray as the color palate. Alison and the Kitchen Crashers crew will start with demo and then bring in everything from cabinets and countertops to leather flooring to an amazing barn wood and copper wall treatment. The crew only has only three short days to tackle all of it.
Alison agrees to take on a growing family's kitchen on one condition- she gets to spill the beans about the new baby to the soon-to-be grandparents. Once the news is out, she gets to work on the kitchen and first on her hit list- remove the gypsy rose colored soffits to open up the space. Without much flexibility to change up the footprint, Alison brings in floor-to-ceiling gray cabinetry to bring the eye up and create more storage. She tears up decades of old flooring and replaces it with snap together hardwood flooring that flows seamlessly into their dining room. An old picture window filled with "chotchkies" is updated and the homeowners get to select which faucet they think will best match their new apron front, under mount sink. A DIY-friendly metallic paneled backsplash, stainless steel appliances and a DIY sliding organizer make this kitchen a space where Matt and Diana feel at home.
Jamie and Maria want to feel like they are outdoors in their new kitchen. Alison draws inspiration from nature with an earth tone palette. Alison completes the design with mosaic stone backsplash, granite countertops with a waterfall island, and hardwood floors. To add to the design, Alison builds a custom dog food bin from reclaimed hardwood and adds a tree design to the adjacent wall.
Alison takes Kitchen Crashers to Nebraska to wage war on the worst kitchen in America. After the DIY viewers voted online to choose the kitchen, Alison and her gang literally move it from a small cramped corner to the other side of the house. The old kitchen space is converted to a mud room and the dining room becomes the kitchen. The transformation starts with a new mud room floor, cabinets in both rooms, a huge center island, and an amazing blue refrigerator. Alison also teaches the homeowners to create one of a kind custom touches like a coat rack using reclaimed door panels, a rolling ladder, and hand hammered distressed door faces. The end result is not only stunning, but huge and leaves the homeowners amazed.
Alison and the Kitchen Crashers gang find a blank slate rooftop with a million dollar view. The transformation begins with two new raised floors, one of Ipe and the other porcelain. Then it's time for custom made cabinets, granite countertops, commercial grade appliances and a modular seating/bed. In addition, Alison teaches the homeowners to make huge planting beds, custom rugs, and hot tub steps, all to accentuate the magnificent view from this fourth floor space. The final reveal leaves the homeowners amazed beyond their dreams with this space that started with literally nothing.
A kitchen that hasn't been touched since the 60's gets updated to a family friendly modern kitchen with a Mid Century style. This kitchen is complete with custom turquoise cabinets, penny round white backsplash, matching retro appliances, and cork flooring. Plus, Alison designs and installs floor to ceiling built-in shelving with wine racks in a walnut stain, floating shelving over the sink, and a sliding turquoise barn door that separates the kitchen from their studio.
Alison and her crew are in Idaho to crash the Blog Cabin kitchen. With the walls already up and drywalled, Alison and Grundy can concentrate on building some big DIYs. Up first, a giant table made of black walnut with custom light-up lettering for the formal dining area. For the kitchen, they build stools out of fresh timber, channeling out sections and adding a resin and copper mix that will sparkle underneath the breakfast bar. Finishes include dual colored cabinetry with under cabinet lighting, dual colored quartz backsplash and countertops, stainless steel appliances and a custom-built chef's pantry.
Space is at a premium in this city kitchen, so Alison has to get creative. She blocks off a window to make space for a refrigerator, pantry and desk area and then builds the entire design upwards using triple stacked cabinetry. Track lighting, under cabinet lighting and in-cabinet lighting help light and break up the space. Quartz countertops that look like marble and stainless steel appliances, including a hood with a double extension to the ceiling, add to the look. A chevron patterned backsplash, DIY island and personalized desk area backsplash give the space a one-of-a-kind touch.
Alex and Joe have a giant deck on the roof of their garage, but they've let it sit for nearly eight years because they've been too overwhelmed by the lack of privacy to build it up. Luckily, Alison has ideas and starts her design by enclosing the space with slatted pine privacy walls. To add function, she designs three separate spaces, a kitchen, dining area and lounge. In the kitchen, Alison brings in a giant grill, beverage refrigerator, cabinets, granite countertops and a sink. Alison and Alex team up to make DIY side tables that will go in the lounge area, right by the new fire pit. In the elevated dining area, Alison has seating for 8, a turf floor and plants to give the space a cozy feel.
Fred and Dani have an original kitchen from the 1970's complete with mismatched appliances, dated cabinets and fluorescent lighting. They beg Alison to give their kitchen an update that will mesh with the rest of their Spanish-style home and she delivers by removing the weird cabinetry along the curved brick wall, opening up the space to allow an 8-foot long island with stools, and plenty of prep space on the new granite countertops. The brick wall gets cleaned up, matching appliances get moved in, along with a beautiful wood-surround hood and a hammered copper sink. Finally she creates a rustic dining table, a pot rack out of a re-purposed garden trellis and fur-on-hyde stools, all with a Spanish flare.
Alison and the Kitchen Crashers gang remove some walls and build others to form a gigantic kitchen space. After demo, what was once the most hated room in the house doubles in size to become one of the largest kitchens of the show. The transformation begins with new floors, cabinets, and countertops. Then custom items are built like a rolling bar cart, note panels in the cabinet doors, and a light fixture that gets a facelift with a "crate shade." There are both tears of joy and laughter when these homeowners finally get to see this enormous space.
Alison and the Kitchen Crashers gang attack a kitchen from the 50's that is literally covered floor to ceiling in some form of plastic. After the difficult demo, this completely gutted space starts to fill up with details like new walls, window and flooring. Next, mid century style is added with cabinets, countertops and stunning appliances. There is also custom floating shelves and a wine rack made from pvc pipe. The final reveal leaves the homeowners feeling like they've just walked into someone else's house.
Alison and the Kitchen Crashers crew wage war on a large kitchen that has way too many walls, taking away from the flow and the sense of space. This massive renovation starts some serious removal of everything in sight. Now the new stuff starts coming in starting with hand scraped flooring and dark wood cabinets. Then Alison pairs up with the homeowners to create custom elements such as a kitchen island, banquet bench with a waterfall edge and wine storage. Once the final touches like appliances, backsplash and lighting are installed the homeowners are left speechless with the final outcome.
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