New to the home improvement channel's kitchen and bathroom fare is the fourth installment to its popular ambush renovation franchise, Kitchen Crashers
. Introducing interior designer and contractor Alison Victoria, DIY Network's first female Crashers host, the series premiered on Monday, Oct. 10 at 9:30 p.m. Victoria joins fellow hosts Josh Temple and Matt Muenster as she surprises enthusiastic DIYers at local home improvement shops. In the end, she follows them home and completely transforms their dull kitchens into eye-popping showstoppers. (Source:
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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 Crew find a couple of California homeowners who have a really big kitchen. The problem is size is the only thing this space has going for it, everything else is old and dated and half of the flooring is exposed plywood. The plan involves adding even more room by removing a wall and then the new finishes start flooding in. This ambitious renovation starts with new flooring throughout both the kitchen and living room spaces and new cabinets in both light and dark. Part of the cabinet package includes a huge kitchen island, painted blue, and topped with a manufactured stone countertop and then custom built elements like a sliding barn door, pub table, and a doggy feeding hutch are added.