During and After Kitchen Photos: The Duvernay Family

In the third episode of HGTV's $250,000 Challenge, contestants Fabian and Lisa Duvernay transform their cluttered kitchen into a sleek, modern cooking space inspired by their vacations to Mexico.

  • Carpenter Brooks Utley touches up the mustard-yellow wall color.
  • A carpenter tapes off the cabinet doors, which then will be outlined in silver paint.
  • Lisa assembles paint chosen for the walls.
  • Carpenter Brooks Utley paints test patches of color on the wall for Lisa to review.
  • Fabian assembles the wine rack for the dining area.
  • In a mad dash to the finish, Lisa sets the table in a scheme to complement the kitchen.
  • Carpenter Brooks Utley tiles the backsplash in a pattern designed by Fabian and Lisa.
  • The wine rack is stocked and ready for entertaining.
  • Mustard-yellow walls and decorative artwork lend the sense of a Mexican villa to the kitchen and dining space.
  • A casual-chic table setting includes starfish napkin-holders at each place setting and a vase of fresh flowers set atop a pebble-filled charger tray.
  • Pewter serving bowls pick up darker hues in the granite countertop.
  • Fabian and Lisa chose stainless-steel tiles to contrast with the natural appearance of the ceramic tiles.
  • Brand-new appliances in stainless steel complement the metal tiles.
  • Traditional dining chairs are paired with hand-woven natural-fiber armchairs for a subtle nod to the tropical ambiance.
  • Guest designer Genevieve Gorder applauded the couple’s decision to extend the countertop.
  • Judges frowned upon the last-minute decision to outline white cabinets in silver.
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