Season 4, Episode 9

Fresh Take on a Classic Look

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 the grungy, outdated kitchen.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.
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Contemporary Kitchen Island with Purple Cabinets

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Contemporary Open Kitchen

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