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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.
They saved Kitchen Crashers host and interior designer Alison Victoria's condo from disaster, now it's her turn to give back and transform a historic Chicago firehouse's disastrous kitchen into a dream kitchen. Alison pulls out all of the stops, giving this firehouse a rolling island, a giant prep space, brand new stainless steel and high gloss red custom cabinetry and a coffee bar. Old and dirty appliances are replaced with four refrigerators and two dishwashers. Alison adds a personal touch to the space, creating a giant dedication wall to remember fallen officers and commemorate the history of the firehouse, complete with a hand-painted mural of the house logo. To keep the firefighters organized, Alison installs an information wall covered in chalkboard paint and a custom chalkboard calendar to keep track of daily chores and shifts. To combat the long shifts, Alison installs a full coffee bar and gives the firefighters two new coffee makers. A DIY pot rack made from an old ladder, some fireman inspired ornaments and a lot of holiday cheer makes this transformation a true holiday celebration.
Alison Victoria is trying to get Tiffany to move into Graham's house by re-doing his bachelor pad-like kitchen. Alison starts by stopping Graham's hoarding habits, removing all non-kitchen items from the room-including hockey equipment, clothing and a desk fan. Next, she re-designs the space, recessing the refrigerator into a wall for a more built-in look and creating space for a custom-made booth and light up table. To create additional storage space, Alison calls for floor to ceiling cabinetry, complete with accent glass panels for upper cabinets and changeable brushed metal panels for lower cabinets. To add style to the look, Alison installs strips of silver thermoplastic material to create an accent wall and balances out the kitchen with a brushed stainless steel mosaic tile backsplash. To finish the look -- can lighting, LED cabinet lighting and a DIY light fixture that prices for hundreds of dollars in stores, but can be made for much less!
Alison and company go in search of America's Worst Kitchen and find it in Lake Wales, Florida. The first order of business is to gut the existing kitchen and build a new kitchen in the living room. This rather unusual approach to kitchen renovation is made all the more interesting by seaplanes, chickens, bows and arrows and a puppy. The end result is a gorgeous new space with new cabinets, center island, countertops, and custom made coffee table and sliding barn door. And just for good measure the old kitchen is transformed into a much needed linen closet in the middle of the house.
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.
Alison picks the perfect spot for an urban kitchen... a rooftop four stories above the ground. The blank-slate is converted into the ultimate space to cook, entertain, relax and enjoy the city. The roof is covered with ipe wood decking and slate stone and is topped with a pergola with retractable shades. A state-of-the-art grill with stainless cabinetry along with a custom-built ipe clad bar create an area to cook while a dining table and cocktail table give the rooftop a place for entertaining. DIY planters and a DIY bamboo screen provide both privacy and style to finish off the space.
Alison has her hands full with Jeff and Becky's 70's style kitchen that's layout is causing major rifts between the couple. To start, Alison removes the peninsula and flips the layout, putting the refrigerator and built-in oven where the peninsula once was. Next, she shortens the soffits to allow for more space for the solid alder wood cabinetry. Below the window, an under utilized space in the room, Alison designs a desk for homework or just hanging out. Blue fog colored concrete countertops, light yellow marmoleum flooring and two types of backsplash bringing in gray and blue tones give the kitchen a kitschy look. For a clean, crisp effect, Alison wires outlets into the bottom of the cabinets and completes the look with a solid glass backsplash, void of any outlet holes. Because the homeowners love lighting, DIY track light covers and a one-of-a-kind lamp finish off the space.
Alison is thrilled when she sees this giant kitchen stuck in the 70's - the perfect opportunity for a big crash with a fun theme. Alison decides to combine Steve's love for the outdoors and Gizelle's eclectic personality in an indoor picnic inspired kitchen. Where there was once a diner-style dining nook, Alison replaces the oversized table with a picnic table and nature inspired stencil. The footprint of the kitchen is flipped to create a more functional space and to make room for a giant island for prep and entertaining. In keeping with the outdoor feel, Alison brings in white washed wood-like flooring that picks up the colors from the natural brown cabinetry. To add pop, the kitchen is decked out with a bright red range and hand-painted backsplash tile. Alison gets the homeowners involved by silk screening a cloud-like pattern on glass inserts for the pantry cabinetry, covering an accent wall in textured paint to look like the outdoors and refurbishing an old pantry inside of a new cabinet.
Ari and Lara's kitchen is cramped and the layout is all wrong, until Alison Victoria comes in and revamps the entire space, partially knocking down the wall into the dining room and accenting the room with an arch and DIY distressed corbels. Alison brings in a reclaimed wood floor to give the room a rustic feel and grey washed cabinetry with detailed doors and crystal hardware for a modern feel. Where there was once a wall, there is now a custom reclaimed wood peninsula and alcove with a DIY picture frame and chalkboard. A faux brick paneled wall, quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances finish off the space.
Alison and the Kitchen Crashers gang find a barista with a terrible kitchen. Using coffee and the love of it as her inspiration, this space gets demolished from top to bottom. The renovation starts with a bead board ceiling treatment, new coffee colored cabinets, and granite countertops. Custom touches follow with a subway tile backsplash, spice rack repurposed from a corner cabinet, and storage area created using coffee cans as cubbies. After three days the new space is amazing and the homeowners are overwhelmed.
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.
This kitchen is so old the ceiling is literally falling down. Alison updates the space to match the homeowner's retro atomic vibe. This kitchen comes alive with high gloss white cabinets, vintage diamond shaped backsplash in green and gold, and apple martini green countertops. To add to the design, Alison builds a custom retro kidney shaped table in black walnut with vintage gold legs and shelving system from chrome pipes.
Alison and the Kitchen Crashers crew find a crazy couple and literally change every inch of their Chicago Kitchen. While the wild antics, including karate moves ensue, the renovation starts. After a complete demo including the outside windows, the new stuff starts flying in, including a picture window, new floors, cabinets, countertops, colorful orange island and lighting. Alison and the homeowners set their sights on the custom touches like barstools, dimensional shelves and a map wall treatment. The homeowners are overwhelmed at the transformation.
Alison and the Kitchen Crashers gang attack a kitchen from the 50's that is literally covered floor to ceiling in some form of plastic. After the difficult demo, this completely gutted space starts to fill up with details like new walls, window and flooring. Next, mid century style is added with cabinets, countertops and stunning appliances. There is also custom floating shelves and a wine rack made from pvc pipe. The final reveal leaves the homeowners feeling like they've just walked into someone else's house.
The Braverman's have a large kitchen but it's dimly lit and feels like a cave. Alison transforms the cavernous dark-brown space into a two-toned and open kitchen that makes you look up and feel how large the kitchen really is. Complete with a homemade pot-rack and white cabinets that reach the ceiling, this kitchen creates space for the whole family.
When Alison finds Toni and Jason in the hardware store they're in desperate need of a kitchen that not only functions, but fits Jason! Alison takes on the challenge and changes up the layout, breaking into a guest bedroom closet to make space for a built-in pantry and closing up a window to add wall space for cabinetry. Decades old patterned flooring is replaced with a floating wood floor, an island with a concrete top adds prep space and can lighting replaces Jason holding a flashlight for Toni while she cooks. A DIY hutch gives additional space and style while crayon-themed artwork adds some color and fun. And the biggest surprise of them all, Jason pops the question right before the big reveal!
Sara and Rob want a kitchen they can cook in for their family of five. Alison draws inspiration from Italian style kitchens with rustic features. She starts the design with a custom faux beam that separates the kitchen from the rest of the house and adds espresso cabinets, white marbled countertops, and rustic flooring with lots of texture. She adds a one of a kind wine pendant light that hangs over the custom mobile island that's perfect for chopping vegetables.
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.
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