Amy Matthews' Tips: Renovate Like a Pro

Whether you're on a time crunch or planning out your next big project, the Renovation Raiders host shares her best been-there-done-that tips.

Before-and-After Transformations

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Green Cottage Dining Room with Flowing Drapes

Cottage Kitchen With White Wall Paneling and Hanging Rack

Rustic Chic Living Room Renovation

Dusty Blue Dining Room

Contemporary Open Living Room With Spherical Lighting

Contemporary Kitchen and Dining Room With Green Walls

Living Room Makeover From HGTV's Renovation Raiders

Kitchen Renovation With Quartz Countertop

Country Chic Kitchen

Industrial Light Fixture in Mint Green Kitchen

About the Host   

Amy Matthews

Beyond this licensed contractor's enviable set of do-it-yourself skills, she's also a certified personal trainer and actress.
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About the Show

Imagine the crew from Ocean's Eleven are contractors, and instead of a heist they are pulling off a major remodel — all while the homeowners are out to dinner. Just like in every caper film, our crew will need intel, a warehouse to mock up and practice the job, and time at the site without getting caught. Those homeowners better eat slow and order dessert!

Episodes

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Episode 7

Open Concept Kitchen Reno

Amy's team tackles a poorly designed kitchen and family room add-on for a family who loves the house, but hates the layout. Homeowner Jen, convinced her husband to buy a 1960's house because the size and neighborhood were perfect for their family. But once they settled in, the couple realized the kitchen needed more than the cosmetic makeover they had anticipated. It was trapped in the 60's with a poor layout, rundown appliances and an attached, dated, sunken family room. Jen asked Amy and her team to step in to surprise her husband, Kevin with a renovation. With help from Kevin's best Friend, Erik, acting as a spy, Jen gets her husband and two kids out of the house for the six-hour makeover. The team guts the entire space, refaces the fireplace, adds built-ins, levels the floor, creates a new kitchen floor plan with cozy kitchen nook and gives the family all-new contemporary furniture and decor. The finished room leaves the homeowners speechless and the children literally jumping for joy.

Friday
Jan 16

6:30am | 5:30c

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