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Let HGTV's Kitchen Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri take you on a tour of John's barn-style home, Anthony's loft, their offices in an old firehouse, their Italian market in New Jersey and more.

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Glass Fireplace in Master Suite

Lots of Light in Updated Living Room

Modern Furniture and Built-In TV in Living Room

Built-In Keg in Outdoor Kitchen

Colorful Modern Home Office

Functional Flowing Kitchen with Ikea Products

Warm Bright Kitchen and Living Room with Natural Light

Bright Blue Mantel as Headboard

Backyard Patio Oasis

Basketball Arcade in Basement

About the Show

The Kitchen Cousins are back with a new show, Cousins on Call! Real-life cousins and best friends Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri of Brunelleschi Construction are lowering the wrecking ball on outdated, dysfunctional homes, surprising the homeowners with huge renovations that will make all their demo dreams come true. This hunky designer/contractor duo live in the same building in New Jersey, one flight above Anthony's parents, Alfonso and Francine, who are also involved in the business. This close-knit Italian-American family loves to spend time together, and Anthony's parents are always ready to jump in to help on the latest designs.

Episodes

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Season 1, Episode 13

The Cousins Help a Cancer Survivor

Aaron, a 30 year old cancer survivor, contacted the Cousins for help in surprising his parents, who endured his long, challenging road to recovery. The time and expense associated with battling the disease put an enormous strain on his family, preventing them from making much needed improvements to their home. The parents are overcome with joy! Then Aaron, Anthony and John decide to double the surprise, redoing the yard of the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge in Buffalo, where Aaron recovered during his cancer treatments. The facility desperately needs an outdoor area for patients and families to have a special place to relax, revive and enjoy fresh air. So the Cousins create an outdoor oasis with gorgeous landscaping, a zen garden and more. Between the parents' home and the Hope Lodge, John and Anthony work overtime, pouring their hearts into two meaningful surprise renovations in just one week. But when they discover major structural issues with the house, the biggest surprise just might be on the Cousins!

Friday
Apr 10

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 1, Episode 3

American Dream Home

James's parents are immigrants from Korea who have achieved the American dream. They've worked long hours at their flower shop in Jersey City for the past 20 years and are proud to own their home and to have put their son through college. Now, just a few years away from retirement, James wants to give his parents the surprise of their lives, a trip to Korea to visit family they haven't seen in 15 years. What they don't know is that while they are away, the Cousins are sneaking in to renovate their home. Anthony and John are giving them an open kitchen, and a new backyard with a koi pond and greenhouse. But with inclement weather and some unforeseen plumbing problems, will the guys make the deadline and deliver an emotional surprise? Or will James's parents be left wishing he had just given them grandkids instead?

Thursday
Jul 30

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 1, Episode 9

Operation: Renovation

Growing up, Laura and her brother Joe moved constantly and now that Laura and her husband Raj have a house of their own, they want to renovate the basement for Joe who's been couch-surfing since he returned home from years of overseas military assignments. They call in the Cousins to help them surprise Joe with a living space well suited for his lifestyle. For years before the bought the home, the basement was closed off from the rest of the house and and fell into ruin, which makes for an unusual demolition. Laura wants to open it up to the rest of the house so Joe feels welcome but can still his privacy. Designing in a small space can be tough, but Anthony and John have creative ideas to maximize every inch. They tuck a custom shelving unit neatly under the stairs and build convertible furniture which is perfect for a flex space. When Joe walks through the door, he's bowled over to find that he finally has a place to call home.

Thursday
Aug 13

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 1, Episode 10

A Suite Surprise

Tara and Darren need a place to relax and escape from the stresses of the day. Darren commutes to Manhattan daily and Tara works from home. Their bedroom is the only sanctuary in the house except that it is outdated, has no closet space, a tiny bathroom with one sink and is attached to a room that the family never uses. So when Darren is at work, Tara calls in the Cousins to transform the space. The Cousins are just finishing their booming demo when Darren gets home to find his space turned into a construction site. Anthony and John promise to create the oasis that Tara and Darren need, complete with a massive closet and beautiful bathroom with a steam shower for Darren's bad back. Drawing inspiration from old style French luxury, the Cousins deliver on a dreamy master suite that goes above and beyond what Darren and Tara could imagine.

Thursday
Aug 20

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 1, Episode 5

An Inspired Extension

When Cheryl and Mike discovered a rotted foundation they called in Cousins, Anthony and John, to rescue them from their dire situation. Since the couple also wants to renovate their kitchen and living space, the Cousins answer with a design plan for a major extension that will not only fix their foundation but will give this family of five double the living space. A new mudroom with custom storage will lead into a bright and spacious kitchen centered around a unique island that can fit the whole family. The focal point of the living room will be a striking stone fireplace. And to top it all off, the cousins will build Mike and Cheryl a new deck off the the master bedroom. Mike and Cheryl's foundation inspired an extension to fit the whole family.

Thursday
Aug 27

7:30am | 6:30c

About the Hosts...

Anthony Carrino

An entreprenuer at heart, this New Jersey native started his own Web design business before opening a construction company with his father.
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John Colaneri

After college, this New Jersey native joined the family business, a custom construction firm.
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