Jares and Steve love to cook and entertain and are stuck with a nightmare of a kitchen, until Alison arrives with plans to upgrade to a Parisian inspired space. To make room for the big plans, the team takes out Steve's closet and throws away everything in the kitchen, resulting in a very dusty demo. Dirty old flooring is covered with new, white washed oak planks with flecks of gray. A foam t-grid ceiling is replaced with DIY spray painted and antiqued tin tiles. Alison triples the couple's storage space, bringing in floor to ceiling cabinetry with a veneer finish and blended vertical grain. To satisfy Jared's love for baking, Alison and Gary design a baking station with plenty of room for storage and rolling out dough. Steve's desire to entertain is met with a gold bar cart that Alison and Steve cut and weld together. The space is finished off with a glass chandelier and all new high-end appliances perfect for cooking gourmet meals. Bon Appetit!
Alison and company find a contractor and his wife who are desperate for a new kitchen. Along with the crash came a freezing winter storm and tons of snow, but that didn't stop the work. Over the course of three days this space goes from dated and lifeless to stunning. After the cabinets are torn out, a new window is cut though a brick wall, new cabinets and two types of countertops are added along with new paint and lighting. Custom touches like a ladder pot rack, painted rug, and knife rack with hidden magnets finish out this beautiful new space that leaves both homeowners amazed.
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 has her hands full with this cramped kitchen that doesn't match the rest of the house. To start, she moves everything, taking down the wall between the dining room and kitchen, removing a small window, minimizing the large window and moving the sink to face the backyard. Once the layout is in better shape, Alison gets going on the finishes, selecting gray cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and a large white farm sink. A wood accent piece is added to the peninsula to give it the feel of a furniture piece and a DIY rope shelf carries the wood finishes onto the wall. Just when this kitchen seems to have it all, Alison goes even further, taking the old pantry and turning it into a cozy coffee bar.
Sarah and Greg have no idea the endless storage possibilities their kitchen has until Alison gets her hands on it. She starts by knocking down a major wall between the kitchen and dining room and taking out soffits to make room for floor to ceiling maple cabinetry and a large peninsula for prep. Next, Alison moves the sink and range to give this kitchen the ideal kitchen work triangle. Once the layout is improved, Alison and the homeowners work to build custom closets in what was once a dead area in the dining room. Alison and Greg not only make the closets functional, but also bring in style when they add molding decor to each door. Sarah and Alison have a DIY project of their own, constructing a cutting board that slides along the peninsula countertop for both function and look. Alison keeps her finishes simple, but adds pop with a Moroccan style backsplash, warm toned nail down wood flooring and quartz countertops.
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!
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.
Alison takes Kitchen Crashers to Nebraska to wage war on the worst kitchen in America. After the DIY viewers voted online to choose the kitchen, Alison and her gang literally move it from a small cramped corner to the other side of the house. The old kitchen space is converted to a mud room and the dining room becomes the kitchen. The transformation starts with a new mud room floor, cabinets in both rooms, a huge center island, and an amazing blue refrigerator. Alison also teaches the homeowners to create one of a kind custom touches like a coat rack using reclaimed door panels, a rolling ladder, and hand hammered distressed door faces. The end result is not only stunning, but huge and leaves the homeowners amazed.
Patrick and Melissa love color, but they're doing it all wrong. Lucky for them, Alison found them just in time to make a big change on a small space. To create more space, Alison breaks into Melissa's closet and the kitchen pantry and pushes the kitchen wall back. Floor to ceiling dark wood cabinetry, white Quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances give the kitchen a blank canvas for color. Alison adds bold color with the backsplash and DIY wall art that brings nature into the kitchen. To top it all off, a DIY kitchen cart that can be stored beneath a window or rolled into the center of the room to be used as an island for prep and storage.
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.
Candi and Joe's kitchen is old, dark and chopped up with a peninsula taking up most of their prep and dining space. To open things up and create a functional kitchen, Alison takes out the wall between the kitchen and laundry room, shrinks windows and removes an old chimney to make space for cabinetry and moves the sink to an area that makes sense. Once layout is set, Alison brings in both natural wood and gray, painted cabinetry to give the kitchen some style and plenty of storage. All new appliances, a glass tile backsplash, quartz countertops and a wood plank floor complete the look. To add a personal DIY touch, Alison works with the homeowners on building a shadow box for storage, a cork board for organization and an herb garden to grow fresh herbs right in the kitchen!
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