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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While they're very happy with their indoor kitchen, Casey and McKenzie's urban backyard has a lot to be desired, until Alison and her crew step in for a complete overhaul. They start by turning the stairs on the existing decking to create the feeling of a room below, the perfect spot for an outdoor kitchen. Alison brings in composite gray decking and has it cut and mounted into squares to create a unique pattern. Next, a pergola, built-in bench with planters and stone bases come together to make up the footprint for the space. Garapa wood is mounted horizontally to a wall to enclose the space and two grills are installed to give the homeowners options when they cook.
A bland and boring backyard is completely transformed into the ultimate outdoor kitchen. Two kitchen islands faced in slate sit on a brand new concrete patio and are covered by two artistic pergolas. Plus, a live edge dining table becomes the focal point of this kitchen. The outdoor space goes above and beyond with a serene living area complete with a fire and water features, privacy screens, a custom coffee table and an antler chandelier.