Meet the Hosts

Anthony Carrino

An entreprenuer at heart, this New Jersey native started his own Web design business before opening a construction company with his father.

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John Colaneri

After college, this New Jersey native joined the family business, a custom construction firm. 

All About John

About the show

Everyone wants to have their dream kitchen, and it's the Kitchen Cousins' job to make it a reality! Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri run a New Jersey-based family construction company that focuses on turning mediocre kitchens into masterpieces.


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Season 2, Episode 2

Pritty and Pink

Dori is a shoe designer who has been slowly remodeling her LA bungalow to fit her funky tastes. But when it comes time to redo her kitchen, she doesn't even know where to begin. Luckily, the Kitchen Cousins are in LA filming Design Star and decide to pop in for a visit. The Cousins have a ton of ideas, including a 3D-looking backsplash, an island inspired by a dining room table, and opening up the adjoining rooms to create more space. But they want to keep a few things as surprises - including a totally wild pink countertop. Will Dori put on her dancing shoes, or will the guys get the boot?

Dec 3

4:30am | 3:30c

Season 2, Episode 4

Weekend Warriors

A home renovation project ends in disaster, leaving Lynn kitchen-less for over 8 months. Trying to maintain a sense of home for her 11 year old son, Lynn manages to prepare three meals a day and a complete Christmas dinner in a bare room with exposed studs, holes in the floor and only a microwave and toaster oven for appliances. As Lynn's patience wears thin, Anthony and John step in and vow to complete the renovation in just one weekend. But with french doors that lead from Lynn's kitchen to a several foot drop, John and Anthony feel the need to add on to the project - building a massive deck from which Lynn can relax and watch her son play. Lynn is a supermom struggling in a construction-site kitchen and the Cousins transform her life in 48 hours.

Dec 4

4:30am | 3:30c

Season 2, Episode 6

Fireplace Fiasco

Sometimes it's what's behind the walls that makes all the difference. When John and Anthony take a look at Joel and Maria's kitchen, the first thing that stands out is an unusually thick wall. After a little exploratory demolition they discover an incredible hidden fireplace which completely changes their original design. But as construction progresses, the fireplace they fell in love with becomes their biggest nightmare. Will this hearth be the centerpiece of the home, or will the whole job go down in flames?

Dec 5

4:30am | 3:30c

Season 2, Episode 8

Copper Show Stopper

With a little one on the way, Mike and Danielle have a kitchen with some BIG design problems. The layout is anything but functional - there are doors that lead to nothing, strange cabinet configurations, and a useless standalone dishwasher. And hidden inside the cabinets is a radiator that makes the countertops hot to the touch and has the homeowners steaming. John and Anthony come up with a beautiful design that opens up the first floor and ties the overall design of the home together. Rustic black cabinets with a weathered look show off the home's colonial style. But the real design feature is the use of copper... everywhere. A copper tile backsplash and a beautiful copper range hood in the center of the room add a warm feeling to the space. And a custom wrapped copper countertop for the bar area is a one-of-a-kind showpiece. This is a home built for a growing family that they'll be enjoying for years to come!

Dec 6

4:30am | 3:30c

Season 1, Episode 2

This Kitchen is too Hot and Needs a Spice Rack

Kitchen Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri tackle a suburban kitchen that's desperately in need of a renovation. The appliances are older than the cousins themselves, the doorway from the dining room into the kitchen is tiny and storage is non-existent. One pet peeve of the homeowner? The limited storage means his spices are stored all over the kitchen, which is hard when he's making dinner. And with no air conditioning, this space is unbearably hot! Anthony and John start by tearing down the wall between the kitchen and dining room, creating a much bigger, lighter space. They rip up the multiple layers of floors, putting in beautiful hardwoods and build a custom spice rack out of reclaimed wood. They also refurbish a beloved a chopping block island, making it much more functional for the homeowners. And the final touch? An air conditioner to cool things off!

Dec 7

4:30am | 3:30c

Season 1, Episode 4

The Built-in Family Relic and the New Kitchen Dilemma

The Kitchen Cousins, Anthony and John, meet Nalini, a single woman living in Jersey City home she grew up in. As soon as the cousins walk in, they realize that the main obstacle to being able to design a functional kitchen is a huge built-in that's been there since she was a child. Nalini is against getting rid of this old family heirloom, so the cousins decide to come up with two different designs for the kitchen: one of them will preserve the piece of furniture, while the other will create more countertop space but get rid of the built-in. On the design meeting day, Anthony and John are hoping that she will choose the more functional one that allows them to remove the built in. Will she go for it? The cousins also run into trouble with the original subway tile. Their initial plan was to salvage it, but when there's an unexpected problem, they have to think fast to come up with a solution. On reveal day, will Nalini be astonished by the look of the new kitchen or wish she had her old space back?

Dec 8

4:30am | 3:30c

Season 1, Episode 6

Buy First, Design Later

Iliana Martinez lives in a beautiful home in New Jersey. She has redone the whole house, except for the unsightly kitchen. To convince her husband that they need to renovate it, she's taken matters into her own hands by knocking down parts of the walls to see what's behind them and allowing the cabinets to fall apart. Anthony and John must sieze the reigns of this project and give the Martinez family their dream space. Problem is, Iliana has already ordered state-of-the-art appliances and streamlined cabinets, so the cousins must work with what they have. Their design plan is big and bold, but the homeowner is up for it so it's onto demo they go! Once that's complete, Anthony and John get to installing the floor and cabinets and that's when the trouble begins. First, the customized oven cabinet is 4 inches too wide, then the lights are too big, and the countertop is missing a cutout for one of Iliana's appliances. The cousins have to work into the night to fix these problems. Exhausted from their day, Anthony and John still have to wrestle with a double oven to get it installed. It's a tough project, but will it all be worth it once the homeowners see their new space?

Dec 9

4:30am | 3:30c

Season 1, Episode 8

Put a Window in a Wall

Avril and her two children recently moved into Devin's home with him and his two children. With these two families coming together, the kitchen in Devin's 40-year-old house is not up to the task. Devin also wants the new kitchen to fit Avril's taste, and hopes the cousins can make it a really special space. John and Anthony are determined to make a kitchen that fits the new family comfortably makes better use of the small space. Although Devin is hesitant about color and modern flair, it's Avril's favorite aesthetic so he lets John and Anthony get creative. They come up with a plan that blows both Avril and Devin away -- a picture window that opens the kitchen and makes it a focal point of the whole house while also allowing for a cosy breakfast bar. Will the guys make the claustrophobic kitchen a knock out?

Dec 10

4:30am | 3:30c

Season 1, Episode 10

Leave it to the Professionals

This week, Kitchen Cousins John and Anthony take it to the floor (guy that is). They are renovating Rich and Shane Svorec's home. Rich does the floors for their company, Brunelleschi Construction, so the Kitchen Cousins want to give him a great kitchen. John and Anthony meet up with eager Rich and Shane at their house and discover that Rich took on a DIY kitchen renovation that went sour! In his defense, the kitchen had a wall that blocked off the entire space so Rich took matters into his own hands and knocked it down. Now he and his wife live in a kitchen that depends on a ceiling made of plastic wrap to keep the insulation from falling in their children's breakfast, not to mention struggling with ancient appliances that barely work. The knocked down wall gives the cousins a completely clean slate but the Svorec's have a pretty intense wish list. They want a space for their children to do their homework that is integrated into the design of the kitchen and they want to close off part of the fireplace and give its tacky white brick an update with a proper mantel. Their number one goal though is to unify the newly opened space. John and Anthony develop a plan to tackle Rich and Shane's wish list. The kitchen will have a unique layout, with a reverse island that divides the open space without obstructing the view of the rest of the home. Dark countertops will make a copper sink sing and a double door pantry and tons of prep space should satisfy the Svorec's needs. Top it off with two breakfast bars and a brand new entrance to the home and the kitchen design is complete. This is the most complex renovation the cousins have done so far. Will they be able to make all the Svorec's dreams come true?

Dec 11

4:30am | 3:30c

Season 1, Episode 12

Stairway to Kitchen Heaven

The Kitchen Cousins have a fight on their hands, and it's with a beautiful brownstone with an unfortunate kitchen catastrophe. From the closet-sized room itself to the old appliances, the kitchen has seen better days. But what gives the homeowner, Michele, the biggest headache are the weird stairs that lead from her kitchen to her back deck. They're unsightly and in the way. John and Anthony have a master renovation plan but first, they have to get down and dirty with one dusty demolition. The brownstone refuses to go down without a fight and Anthony has to call in the architect to help get the job done. Once the construction is done and there's an open floor plan, the guys face a design challenge to marry the formal antique dining area with the modern kitchen design Michele wants. Will they win this battle of the brownstone and give the homeowner the kitchen she wants?

Dec 12

4:30am | 3:30c

Season 1, Episode 13

Condo Combo

No demo, no problem! This week, Anthony and John get to avoid some of the dirty work as they design two kitchens for two different clients in a brand new condo building. The Cousins have a clean slate to work with and they use all their design tools to put a unique spin on similar layouts. It's hard work, but creating the spaces is what they love to do. Will their clients be happy with the results?

Dec 13

4:30am | 3:30c

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