Paula and Mike found their 1933 Tudor house two and a half years ago, and at the time about 12 people were living there and the place was filthy. But Paula and Mike saw potential and snapped the home up. Since then, they have refinished the floors, painted walls, refurbished the fireplace and renovated the basement with new carpet and paint. They have also redone the bathroom and worked on the landscaping, adding a fence in the backyard. Now it's finally the kitchen's turn, with its cracked, dirty countertops, exposed wiring, nasty linoleum flooring and faux backsplash.
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.
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.
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.
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