Two years ago Mike and Liezen left behind their cramped city apartment for a comfy split-level home in the suburbs. After remodeling their basements, the homeowners have their sights set on updating their dated 1970s-style kitchen. With the help of host and licensed contractor James Young, this kitchen will get a new life as a functional contemporary masterpiece.
Katie and Rob fell in love with their 1908 Arts and Crafts home the moment they stepped foot inside. It was a neat space with tons of potential. But when it comes to remodeling their cold, tan kitchen they're completely at a loss. At first glance this kitchen might look okay, but functionally, it's a nightmare. These novice-DIYers are in luck because James will transform this kitchen from a chilly-dysfunctional mess into a stylish showpiece that will complement the rest of their home.
Ryan and Lisa Bender started their kitchen renovation over a year ago by redoing the floors, but had to put in on hold for some very good reasons. Lisa found out she was pregnant, and then shortly after discovered she had breast cancer. She got through surgery and the majority of her cancer treatments, and just a few months ago, delivered a beautiful and healthy baby girl. So now - they're ready to finish what they've started. Their kitchen is a bright yellow wasteland - with minimal cabinets, storage space, and some very old appliances. But with the help of contractor James Young, they'll bring in a variety of metals and wood to turn it into a mixed material masterpiece.
James teams up with Licensed Contractor & DIY host Matt Blashaw to bring some much-needed love to the empty shell of a kitchen at this year's Blog Cabin in Mathews, VA. With a blank slate to work with, they install all the choices you voted on, from the cabinetry right down to the appliances. And James has a few tricks up his sleeves as he customizes every nook and cranny of the kitchen with some added surprises.
Seventeen years ago Rick and Natalie built their two-story from the ground up. Over the years as their kids have grown, their tastes have changed quite a bit - from kitschy '90s décor to an updated, rustic look. In just a month Rick and Natalie are hosting a graduation party for their eldest son. They're looking for a functional and updated space to entertain in, but they need some help to make it happen. Host and licensed contractor, James Young to the rescue! In the end, they will have a rustic redo they'll be proud to show off for their son's big day.
Joel and Maja have had it with their outdated country kitchen. After seven years of living with a tacky, functionless nightmare this young family is ready for an upgrade. With the help of licensed contractor James Young and the I Hate My Kitchen team, this kitchen is getting a major makeover. They're ready to give it a new lease full of function, color and style.
Eight years ago Chris and Erin Farmer bought a 100-year-old craftsman bungalow. They love its classic style, but vintage charm can come with few challenges. The old and ugly kitchen is small, and its layout is lousy. Now, they're ready to renovate, but they aren't sure how to fix the awkward floor plan. Contractor James Young will help them turn their cramped space into a stylish open kitchen.
After years of living in small apartments Mike and Theresa desperately wanted some space. Their new home definitely has it just not in the kitchen (which can also be described as a hallway behind the living room.) This is not a kitchen that works, especially for Theresa, a former nutrition major and avid cook. But, when licensed contractor James Young and the I Hate My Kitchen crew are done, this room will boast sustainable products, serious cook-power and best of all: space! All on a budget of $30,000.
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