Mike & Carol moved into their suburban split-level with lofty dreams of renovating the place from top to bottom. Six years and two kids later, they have little more to show for their plans than a few unsuccessful half-completed projects. James Young is going to help them completely transform their kitchen. All new custom cabinetry, terrazzo flooring and recycled paper countertops are a few of the products that help take the kitchen from worn-out to wow!
After years of living in small apartments Mike and Theresa desperately wanted some space. Their new home definitely has it ? just not in the kitchen (which can also be described as a hallway behind the living room.) This is not a kitchen that works, especially for Theresa, a former nutrition major and avid cook. But, when licensed contractor James Young and the I Hate My Kitchen crew are done, this room will boast sustainable products, serious cook-power and best of all: space! All on a budget of $30,000.
Single mom, Nancy has had it with her hideous all-white kitchen. After 20 years of living with this sterile, boring space she's ready for an upgrade. With the help of licensed contractor, James Young and the I Hate My Kitchen team, this kitchen is getting a major makeover. Together, they're ready to give it a new lease on life, full of function, color and personality.
Ben and Katie have a charming home in a quiet neighborhood, surrounded by parks and scenic views. Their entire home is full of color and designed for comfort except for the kitchen which is a white box with nothing to look at and little to love. The appliances are aging, the materials uninspiring and the whole room lingers under a layer of dirt and grime. The only remedy is a complete overhaul. This episode of I Hate My Kitchen loosens up the layout, maximizes the storage space, and gives Ben and Katie's kitchen a fresh start.
New parents, Anthony and Emily, purchased their century-old home a year ago. They cleaned up the former rental property by renovating the bathroom and remodeling the third floor but their dysfunctional kitchen remains. The space is a cramped crowded mess of a kitchen. With the help of licensed contractor James Young and the I Hate My Kitchen crew, this family is going to give their kitchen a fresh start-full of style, flow and function.
Allison and Kyle have updated much of their urban home but the small kitchen is still stuck in the 1940s. On this episode of I Hate My Kitchen, a wall is opened up and a few new cabinets are added to maximize the storage and counter space. New door and drawer fronts, plus appliance panels for the refrigerator and dishwasher make the old and new elements in the kitchen look integrated and custom. A herringbone pattern hardwood floor and a teal glass backsplash finish off the space.
Joel and Maja have had it with their outdated country kitchen. After seven years of living with a tacky, functionless nightmare this young family is ready for an upgrade. With the help of licensed contractor James Young and the I Hate My Kitchen team, this kitchen is getting a major makeover. They're ready to give it a new lease full of function, color and style.
Tim and Jeanette have two kids and no room to spare in their do-it-all kitchen. This room is the hub of everything the family does, but when everyone's passing through it feels more like rush hour traffic than a place to have a relaxing, family dinner. With the help of licensed contractor James Young and the I Hate My Kitchen team, these two homeowners start fresh, with all-new storage designed to meet their needs, more counter space than they could have dreamed, and a mini-mudroom right next to the back door that keeps the clutter cleared away. The result is a clean, modern space that Tim and Jeanette's family will want to slow down and enjoy.
Greg and Kate bought their old home after decades of neglect left the place a dysfunctional, rodent infested mess. Seven years later this hardworking couple is almost done restoring the house to its original, turn-of-the-century glory. Only one huge hurdle remains ? the grungy, outdated kitchen. In this episode of I Hate My Kitchen, licensed contractor James Young remodels the space by giving it tons of contemporary functionality but with an eye to the classic details that make this old home special.
Just a couple months ago, Elena and Keith stumbled upon a crumbling Victorian house built in 1900 and, like the rest of the house, the kitchen isn't exactly in good shape, and it's anything but classic. They'll refinish the hardwood floors and bring in a deluxe triple basin sink and high-end faucet and pot filler. On the backsplash, they'll add some bling with a metal mosaic brick tile paired with a marble accent over the range. For appliances, they're going all-out and of course they found a deal ? a 36-inch commercial range topped with a handmade pewter hood.
When Nick and Melanie decided to move cross-country to be closer to family, there wasn't time for house hunting. So all it took was the right price for them to say yes to this 1949 suburban rambler. They scraped together $13,000 and want to stretch every dollar toward making the space easier to use and with an updated style. James will help Nick & Melanie stay on task and take their kitchen from dysfunctional and bizarre? to easy-to-use and updated, without breaking into the kids' college funds.
Katie and Rob fell in love with their 1908 Arts and Crafts home the moment they stepped foot inside. It was a neat space with tons of potential. But when it comes to remodeling their cold, tan kitchen they're completely at a loss. At first glance this kitchen might look okay, but functionally, it's a nightmare. These novice-DIYers are in luck because James will transform this kitchen from a chilly-dysfunctional mess into a stylish showpiece that will complement the rest of their home.
Redoing their 1950's kitchen has always been in the back of college sweetheart Mark and Megan's minds, but seemed more daunting than other projects. The added pressure is that they are expecting their first baby in just a few months! Licensed contractor James Young is here to help ease their fears and take this project from 50's flashback to simple & modern without going over the top ? or over their $22,000 budget.