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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 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 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.
A dark and outdated kitchen is gutted and opened up into a Mid Century Modern space! In just three days the kitchen is completely transformed with brand new hardwood floors, all new cabinets, bright backsplash, banquette seating and a custom walnut dining table. Plus, an island faced with gypsum tiles takes center stage and is completed with walnut stools made with seat belts!
When Alison walks into John and Kerry's kitchen, she realizes they weren't kidding around, the space is in desperate need for a crash. Without much additional space to expand into, Alison takes on the layout first, closing off several windows and breaking out the wall into the butler's pantry to make space for the L-shaped kitchen. With more wall space available, Alison adds dual colored cabinetry and open shelving in every direction, giving this family more storage and prep space than they ever thought possible. Granite countertops, laminate flooring and a DIY organization wall give the kitchen a fresh start and a chance at durability against the couple's four young boys.
Alison and the Kitchen Crashers crew take a kitchen from one side of the house all the way to the other. Along the way, every single surface is replaced with major upgrades. From new hardwood flooring to an expansive kitchen island with a built in four foot stainless sink, this transformation literally doubles the space. Next, details are added like a custom floating table with metal trough down the middle, paintable wallpaper, new appliances, copper lighting fixtures and a one of a kind knife block using bamboo skewers. In the end the homeowners are not only emotional but absolutely blown away at what can be done when you have three days and Alison Victoria.
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.
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!
Tara and Joe love to brunch, and they love the look of kitchens they see in catalogs, so Alison Victoria has her work cut out of her to give them a personalized space with a catalog look. She starts by eliminating the old peninsula and replacing it with a DIY island perfect for laying out a brunch spread. For the seating area, Alison adds a built-in banquette, wood paneled wall and "green" light fixture. The soffits are gone and replaced with floor to ceiling dark wood cabinetry, the tiny "chicken nugget" oven gets an upgrade to a full-size double oven and ugly tile flooring is replaced with wood.
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 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.
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.
Alex and Joe have a giant deck on the roof of their garage, but they've let it sit for nearly eight years because they've been too overwhelmed by the lack of privacy to build it up. Luckily, Alison has ideas and starts her design by enclosing the space with slatted pine privacy walls. To add function, she designs three separate spaces, a kitchen, dining area and lounge. In the kitchen, Alison brings in a giant grill, beverage refrigerator, cabinets, granite countertops and a sink. Alison and Alex team up to make DIY side tables that will go in the lounge area, right by the new fire pit. In the elevated dining area, Alison has seating for 8, a turf floor and plants to give the space a cozy feel.
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