The Best of Cousins Undercover

Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri surprise neighborhood heroes with amazing home makeovers. Check out some of their best transformations.

Cheery Family Friendly Room With Dual Entertainmen Chris Amaral © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Entertainment Zones

This family room features two entertainment zones: a TV for the adults to watch their favorite shows, and an entertainment center with a second TV and video game consoles hidden behind a large wooden panel for the kids, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

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Copper Pendant

A modern copper pendant light is the showstopper in this updated dining space, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

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Bold Color

A room with so much natural light is a perfect spot to try out a bold color on the walls and the ceiling. This home office is beautiful in a saturated blue that's balanced by the windows and the crisp white trim, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Sky Blue Cottage-Style Living Room Chris Amaral © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Cottage Look

Rugs, pillows and throws are layered in this living room, creating a warm, approachable cottage look, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Modern Feel

Bold red chairs and an unusual bare-bulb lighting fixture made with nylon ropes give the dining room a modern feel while remaining practical for everyday living. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Blue Wall

Painting the back wall blue and adding long horizontal bookcases on one side help elongate the space and draw people in for chats by the fireplace, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

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Design Vignette

Rustic wood-and-wire baskets and an ikat-print bench create a small design vignette, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

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Dramatic Lighting

A dramatic light installation and centered table define the space as a dining room. The neutral walls and chairs are offset by the bright blue feature wall in the adjacent living room, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

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Rustic and Coastal

Cream tones and rustic details were selected for this home near the ocean because of their coastal look, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

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Extra Counterspace

A baker's counter was installed to offer extra counterspace in this kitchen for the homeowner, who loves to spend time baking. Gray cabinetry pops against classic white subway tile, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Simple But Stylish

Bare studs and exposed insulation were transformed into a peaceful master bedroom that's simple but stylish with orange and navy accents, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

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Quiet Nook

A cozy wingback chair and throw serve as a quiet reading nook nestled in the master bedroom for the homeowner, an avid reader, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Home Office with Built-in Slab Desk, Stool and Fil Tricia Messeroux © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved OWNED - No limitations on time/term, territory or media as long as the images are o

Clever Use of Space

Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri designed this home office by utilizing unused space in a second-floor hallway, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. The space was just the right size for a built-in slab desk, stool and file cabinet. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Navy Blue Living Room With Pine Ceilings Chris Amaral © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Deep Navy

Pine ceiling beams and floors and an abundance of natural light from the windows and patio door offer sharp contrast to the deep navy blue walls in this cozy, rustic family room, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Red Paneled Gallery Wall and Stairwell Chris Amaral © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Rustic Panels

The new stairway at the Volpe home is a bold, attractive and inviting space. What was once empty and cold, now makes you want to climb the stairs and follow the all the photo stories of the family to the top, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Rustic Wooden Breakfast Bar With Barstools and She Chris Amaral © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Sheepskin Throws

After taking down the kitchen wall, the cousins added a breakfast bar for additional seating. Soft sheepskin throws cover old wooden stools for a cool look and extra comfort, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Bright, Contemporary Kitchen With Built-In Desk Chris Amaral © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Built-In Desk

The removal of a wall behind the oven opened up this kitchen space, allowing for a breakfast bar and easy access to the dining area. A built-in desk replaced the kitchen table, making smarter use of the entire space, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Contemporary Kitchen With Chalkboard Paint Backspl Chris Amaral © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Chalkboard Backsplash

Clean lines, stainless steel appliances, a chalkboard paint backsplash and pops of red accessories turn this old cramped kitchen, into a spacious modern room, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Porch With Rocking Chairs and Outdoor Rug Chris Amaral © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Welcoming Spot

A pair of rocking chairs and outdoor rug provide a welcoming spot to greet neighbors, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Eclectic Breakfast Nook With White Tulip Table and Chris Amaral © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Bistro Table

A small, bistro-sized table is the perfect fit to turn what might have been wasted space into a quaint breakfast nook, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

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Open Plan

A wall was removed between the kitchen and informal dining space to allow light to travel easily through both spaces, making both rooms feel larger and more airy, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Mudroom Space With Built-In Cubbies Chris Amaral © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Coat Cubbies

Built-in shelving and cubbies provides defined spots for each family member to store their coats, shoes and other accessories, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

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Unexpected Trim

Trim on the built-in bookcases and mantel are given an unexpected coat of teal paint, helping the detail to pop against the light gray wall and white fireplace, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Custom-Made Game Table with Easily Stored Stools Chris Amaral © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Game Table

The middle of this table custom made by cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri opens and closes for storage and game pieces. Four wooden storage stools tuck beneath the table when not in use and open up to reveal extra storage, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Canvas Maritime Flag Throw Pillows Chris Amaral © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Nautical Industrial

The sofa and throw pillows in this basement offer nautical touches for a subtle contrast to the industrial vibe around them, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover.

Industrial Style Home Bar With Outdoor Service Win Chris Amaral © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Industrial Style

Industrial style stools sit in front of the new bar and serving windows creating a great place to sit and have a drink or watch a foosball game. The windows open up to the outdoors, allowing any guests or family members to interact with anyone outside, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover.

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Trellis for Entertaining

Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri built a large trellis with an attached bench perfect for entertaining. Colorful pillows and glasses complement the colors of the flowers in the surrounding garden, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover.

White Cottage Kitchen Framed With Reclaimed Wood P Chris Amaral © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Butcher Block Countertops

A load-bearing beam is lined with reclaimed wood paneling. The paneling along with the butcher block countertops offers a rustic touch in this cottage-style kitchen, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Design: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

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