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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A dark and outdated kitchen is gutted and opened up into a Mid Century Modern space!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!
Alison is stuck within the footprint of Maria and Matt's galley kitchen, so rather than fight the space, she pumps up the creativity and changes up the layout. First, she shortens a large window and moves the sink underneath to maximize countertop and cabinet space. After the soffits are out, ceiling height light sage-colored cabinetry comes in to compliment whitewashed laminate flooring and marbled black, cream and white granite countertops. Next up, smudge-proof black appliances including a double oven, cooktop, counter-depth refrigerator and stylish hood. To keep up with the black accents, Alison installs a heavy-duty black granite sink, faucet and sleek cabinet hardware.