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In these behind-the-scenes clips, HGTV's J.D. Scott puts Kitchen Crashers host Allison Victoria to the test with a round of rapid-fire questions, the "hug, marry or knock out" dilemma, the hand-stand/push-up challenge, fan questions and more.
DIY Network is partnering with the USO and Marie Callender’s to give a Marine Corps veteran a larger functional kitchen for the whole family to enjoy. The small L-shaped kitchen was expanded into an open plan layout and pretty details added like this herringbone backsplash behind the range hood.
Big Mama's bustling and overcrowded kitchen is converted into a two-room space perfect for cooking, entertaining and accommodating this large family. Stainless steel appliances, red accent cabinets, sparkling countertops, a personalized photo table and an entirely new dining nook all come together to make Big Mama's kitchen the perfect place for crowds to gather.
Alison takes on a super-sized kitchen and brings the countertops, cabinets and appliances down to standard height. A small stage built underneath the existing kitchen is removed, a wall is opened up and a window is covered to make this kitchen functional, stylish and open. Dark espresso cabinetry with frosted doors tie into a unique bubbled glass island that appears to be.
Alison is stumped when she walks into Matt and Anne's hazardous, mismatched kitchen. The layout is all wrong and the finishes are worse. In three days, she overhauls the space - first changing glass doors into windows, moving the sink across the room and eliminating a clunky peninsula to make room for a real dining area. Next, Alison brings in basil colored cabinetry and adds dummy strap hinges for extra style. A dark birch engineered hardwood floor levels out the space and hand-painted tile, sconce lighting and butcher block countertops give the kitchen an urban farmhouse feel. A DIY burlap pin board and repurposed ladder pot rack help the homeowners stay organized in style. And to finish off the look, Alison installs a barn wood accent wall made out of re-claimed wood.
When Alison meets soon-to-be-newlyweds Mike and Angie, she sets out to give them the best wedding gift ever - an elegant yet rustic kitchen makeover with room to seat all of their guests. To give this outdated kitchen a wedding-worthy look, she replaces the dingy cabinets and countertops with beautiful two-tone glazed cabinetry and a shimmery white stone countertop. Alison optimizes the flow of the kitchen by rearranging the appliance layout to create the perfect work triangle and opens up the ideal space for a bar, ready for a champagne toast. To add some country charm, Alison and Mike add interest to the ceiling by creating distressed wood beams that tie in to the reclaimed barn wood wainscoting. As if this wasn't enough, Alison gives this lucky bride and groom-to-be a piece of her own kitchen, which she and Angie repurpose into a beautiful new table with a rich history.
Alison and her Kitchen Crashers crew find a couple who have renovated every room in the house except the kitchen. But this kitchen has a bathroom sink for the dishes and the refrigerator is in the basement. After removing the terrible sink and the open shelving the transformation begins. First new cabinets and counter-tops are added and a real gigantic sink. Next comes the custom tricks like a built in bench and upholstered bench top as well as stained wood wall sconces. The tears flow when the homeowners finally get to see their new space that finally is a kitchen, and it is amazing.
Mike and Jess love to cook and entertain, but have been held back by their archaic kitchen that practically functions the same as a dorm room kitchen. Alison sets out to change things up by taking out a major wall to open up the space and moving the sink underneath the back window to create a galley kitchen. While this kitchen is in need of just about everything brand new, one original feature is uncovered and preserved when Alison and the crew find gorgeous original flooring underneath layers and layers of linoleum. To update the look, Alison brings in gray cabinetry and adds lighting just about everywhere she can, from under cabinet lighting to in-cabinet lighting to lighting inside each drawer, Mike and Jess have the right lighting for cooking, dining, and entertaining. To add some DIY touches Alison and the homeowners make a dining table with the legs wrapped in jute, a window treatment to block the neighbors and easy-to-make wall vases using wine bottles.
Fred and Dani have an original kitchen from the 1970's complete with mismatched appliances, dated cabinets and fluorescent lighting. They beg Alison to give their kitchen an update that will mesh with the rest of their Spanish-style home and she delivers by removing the weird cabinetry along the curved brick wall, opening up the space to allow an 8-foot long island with stools, and plenty of prep space on the new granite countertops. The brick wall gets cleaned up, matching appliances get moved in, along with a beautiful wood-surround hood and a hammered copper sink. Finally she creates a rustic dining table, a pot rack out of a re-purposed garden trellis and fur-on-hyde stools, all with a Spanish flare.
Alison and company find a kitchen with absolutely nothing in it, literally. The homeowners are Greek and love to cook so they get hooked up with a giant new kitchen complete with a center island finished with custom beadboard. Other features are new hardwood flooring, blue/green cabinets, granite countertops and a vintage range which is completely refurbished to it's former glory. During the chaos Alison teaches the homeowners to raise the level of their floor, install beadboard, stain a gigantic butcher block island top, and decoupage a cake server. After three days these homeowners are beyond words with excitement and throw down complete with rotisserie and lamb. OPA!
Michael wants an outdoor kitchen that screams party so Alison delivers! She drops a shipping container into the yard and transforms it into a sleek outdoor kitchen complete with awnings, a bar, cabinets, shelving, lighting and a kegorator. She adds a deck with smoker and prep area, two picnic tables and a custom concrete ping pong table. The result is a usable back yard with lots of entertaining space and the most unique outdoor kitchen around!
Alison and the Kitchen Crashers crew wage war on a large kitchen that has way too many walls, taking away from the flow and the sense of space. This massive renovation starts some serious removal of everything in sight. Now the new stuff starts coming in starting with hand scraped flooring and dark wood cabinets. Then Alison pairs up with the homeowners to create custom elements such as a kitchen island, banquet bench with a waterfall edge and wine storage. Once the final touches like appliances, backsplash and lighting are installed the homeowners are left speechless with the final outcome.
Space is at a premium in this city kitchen, so Alison has to get creative. She blocks off a window to make space for a refrigerator, pantry and desk area and then builds the entire design upwards using triple stacked cabinetry. Track lighting, under cabinet lighting and in-cabinet lighting help light and break up the space. Quartz countertops that look like marble and stainless steel appliances, including a hood with a double extension to the ceiling, add to the look. A chevron patterned backsplash, DIY island and personalized desk area backsplash give the space a one-of-a-kind touch.
It's an all ladies crash when Alison Victoria helps Porsha and her sister Lisa transform Porsha's builder grade kitchen into a stylish space with an old world, Moroccan vibe. The crash starts with a major wall coming down, opening the kitchen into the dining room and making space for a giant peninsula. Alison designs a DIY mosaic table and built-in banquette to fill what was an under utilized space in the corner. Espresso stained lower cabinets and avocado green upper cabinets are complimented with a giant Moroccan print backsplash that goes from countertop to ceiling. Alison and Lisa work on a custom DIY hood made of reclaimed wood that will have all of the neighbors envious. Stainless steel appliances, oil rubbed bronze hardware and a new chandelier complete the space.
Alison and the Kitchen Crashers gang remove some walls and build others to form a gigantic kitchen space. After demo, what was once the most hated room in the house doubles in size to become one of the largest kitchens of the show. The transformation begins with new floors, cabinets, and countertops. Then custom items are built like a rolling bar cart, note panels in the cabinet doors, and a light fixture that gets a facelift with a "crate shade." There are both tears of joy and laughter when these homeowners finally get to see this enormous space.
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