Season 2, Episode 1

From Ugly to Uber-Contemporary

Jason and Shauna Morgan were living in a sleek downtown loft when they stumbled upon a real fixer-upper, a creepy '50s rambler hidden on an overgrown lot. The place needs a lot of work, and the kitchen is way too much for them to tackle on their own. So they ask contractor James Young to help them with a contemporary renovation.
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Kitchen with Green Cabinets and Hardwood Brown Floors

A charming colorful kitchen is shown, as seen on DIY Network's I Hate My Kitchen.

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Contemporary Open Kitchen

A contemporary kitchen with an open design scheme is shown, as seen on DIY Network's I Hate My Kitchen.

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Contemporary Open Kitchen

The Bauer’s finished kitchen, as seen on DIY Network's original series I Hate My Kitchen, now has a stylish and fun new look. The redesigned space showcases a range of materials from agate to stainless steel and does so with a wide open contemporary design scheme.

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Colorful, Contemporary Open Kitchen

A colorful and contemporary kitchen with a blue accent wall is shown, as seen on DIY Network's I Hate My Kitchen.

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Sleek And Modern Kitchen Makeover

Modular granite tiles are a great option for creating a a high-end look on a budget. Not only are they easy to install, but they also cost thousands of dollars less than a granite slab. Stylish, aluminum-frame doors breathe new life into the existing cabinets. Finally, removing the peninsula opens up the kitchen and makes room for a new dishwasher.

Brown Contemporary with Purple Backsplash

An otherwise neutral kitchen features a purple tile backsplash.

Colorful Backsplash and Concrete Coutrertops

This kitchen features new custom cabinets, a colorful backsplash tile and travertine tile flooring. The poured-concrete countertops, new stainless steel appliances and tech-friendly accessories finish off the kitchen.

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Contemporary Kitchen with Arabesque Patterned Backspalash

The kitchen was updated with all new stainless steel appliances, new cabinet fronts, new quartz countertops, and an arabesque patterned backsplash tile.

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Kitchen with Pale Blue Cabinets

The countertops are two different styles of recycled paper paired with a wood slat backsplash stained in four different colors.

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Luxurious Kitchen Makeover

Beautiful details and finishes are key to an upscale kitchen, but they don't have to cost a fortune. At $750, a backsplash made from stacked-stone panels adds a high-end look for a reasonable price. The gorgeous quartz countertops are a smart investment, since they never need to be resealed and will last for years.

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