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Kitchen Crashers Host Alison Victoria

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Kitchen Crashers: Countertop Details

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Kitchen Crashers Make-Over Ratzlaff Kitchen

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Reclaim Your Space With Kitchen Crashers, Worse Kitchen In American III

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Worst Kitchen In America III: Farmhouse Sink

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Worst Kitchen in America III: Kitchen Crashers To The Rescue

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Kitchen Crashers: Sparkly Details

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Meet the Host

Alison Victoria

Interior designer Alison Victoria began designing at the ripe age of 10 when she asked her mom if she could tackle the basement in their new house.

About the show

Weekend warriors across the country get more than they bargained for when they run into designer Alison Victoria and her Kitchen Crashers at the home improvement store. Homeowners hand over the keys, and what started as a simple shopping trip turns into the coolest kitchen on the block, when Alison and her crew make a total transformation from so-so to showstopper.

Episodes

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Season 6, Episode 5

Caffeinated Kitchen

Alison has her hands full with this cramped kitchen that doesn't match the rest of the house. To start, she moves everything, taking down the wall between the dining room and kitchen, removing a small window, minimizing the large window and moving the sink to face the backyard. Once the layout is in better shape, Alison gets going on the finishes, selecting gray cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and a large white farm sink. A wood accent piece is added to the peninsula to give it the feel of a furniture piece and a DIY rope shelf carries the wood finishes onto the wall. Just when this kitchen seems to have it all, Alison goes even further, taking the old pantry and turning it into a cozy coffee bar.

Tuesday
Mar 10

2am | 1c

Season 6, Episode 2

Below Zero Frozen Tundra Kitchen

Alison and company find a contractor and his wife who are desperate for a new kitchen. Along with the crash came a freezing winter storm and tons of snow, but that didn't stop the work. Over the course of three days this space goes from dated and lifeless to stunning. After the cabinets are torn out, a new window is cut though a brick wall, new cabinets and two types of countertops are added along with new paint and lighting. Custom touches like a ladder pot rack, painted rug, and knife rack with hidden magnets finish out this beautiful new space that leaves both homeowners amazed.

Sunday
Mar 15

12pm | 11c

Season 5, Episode 12

Floating Trough Table Kitchen

Alison and the Kitchen Crashers crew take a kitchen from one side of the house all the way to the other. Along the way, every single surface is replaced with major upgrades. From new hardwood flooring to an expansive kitchen island with a built in four foot stainless sink, this transformation literally doubles the space. Next, details are added like a custom floating table with metal trough down the middle, paintable wallpaper, new appliances, copper lighting fixtures and a one of a kind knife block using bamboo skewers. In the end the homeowners are not only emotional but absolutely blown away at what can be done when you have three days and Alison Victoria.

Monday
Mar 16

6pm | 5c

Season 5, Episode 7

Thinking Outside the Box

Tom and Katey's kitchen has too many straight lines and not enough color. From the cold, white ceramic floor tiles to the dated brown cabinets to the fake beams on the ceiling, nothing flows. An oddly placed peninsula interrupts movement. Their cooktop is failing and their oven is worse. Alison's transformation starts by knocking down a wall separating the kitchen from the dining room. A custom island adds work space and casual seating. White shaker cabinets brighten a dark corner. The focal point of the room is an upscale ocean-blue glass backsplash behind the range hood in oval mosaic pattern. Linear blue glass continues behind the sink, arranged in a simple brick pattern. A formerly unused wall is treated with shallow blue cabinets below a storage unit created from apple crates stained and installed by Tom and Alison. Marble countertops continue the natural, organic feeling. Katey helps Alison create a cornice board covered with cheery floral fabric in blue, green and brown hues.

Tuesday
Mar 17

2am | 1c

Season 8, Episode 3

Modern Kitchen for New Family

Alison creates a modern space for a whole family. Ace and Raul's kitchen cabinets are the same quality as office furniture and the granite always looks dirty. Alison replaces those cabinets with stainless steel, glass, and high gloss white cabinets complete with grey countertops and a huge island in ice white. This kitchen is complete with a custom built wine rack with remote backlighting, a bar cart built from industrial pipes, and one of a kind cork coasters.

Monday
Jun 15

11pm | 10c

Season 7, Episode 6

Decked Out Kitchen

Jess and Tom try to make the most of city living by using their deck off the kitchen as a dining area, but their setup isn't working for them until Alison gets her hands on it. After tossing their main appliances off the deck, Alison and the crew carefully take down the wall of cabinetry and re-use the cabinet faces for DIY planter boxes. So that they don't make the same mistake twice, Alison replaces the cabinetry with two-toned cabinets and an open shelving area to break up the giant wall. To help Tom and Jess up their fun factor, Alison installs a bar with under cabinet beverage center and works with Tom on a DIY table that has a cooler right in the middle. Beachy wall tiles, a mix of butcher block and stone countertops, a swinging chair and a faux green wall finish off the space and give it an urban beachy feel.

Monday
Aug 3

5:30pm | 4:30c

Season 7, Episode 11

Modern Kitchen Makeover

Alison has a big project on her hands as she flips an ancient kitchen into a modern masterpiece. To start, she re-vamps the floor plan, eliminating a window, opening up the doorway to a small nook and doubling the size of the main entrance to include a sliding glass door. Once the layout is in place, Alison brings in all things modern to give the space a clean, linear look. High gloss neon green cabinetry add pop to the room while wavy ceramic backsplash tiles and white quartz countertops give the room a neutral and stylish feel. For DIY projects, Alison and Trey work on a pull-out pantry that fits right into an old closet space and Alison and Maria tackle a tree-themed bar area and custom wood wall.

Monday
Aug 3

8pm | 7c

Season 7, Episode 13

Shipping Container Kitchen

Michael wants an outdoor kitchen that screams party so Alison delivers! She drops a shipping container into the yard and transforms it into a sleek outdoor kitchen complete with awnings, a bar, cabinets, shelving, lighting and a kegorator. She adds a deck with smoker and prep area, two picnic tables and a custom concrete ping pong table. The result is a usable back yard with lots of entertaining space and the most unique outdoor kitchen around!

Tuesday
Aug 4

12am | 11c

Season 8, Episode 11

Inspired By Nature

Jamie and Maria want to feel like they are outdoors in their new kitchen. Alison draws inspiration from nature with an earth tone palette. Alison completes the design with mosaic stone backsplash, granite countertops with a waterfall island, and hardwood floors. To add to the design, Alison builds a custom dog food bin from reclaimed hardwood and adds a tree design to the adjacent wall.

Tuesday
Sep 22

1am | 12c

Season 8, Episode 8

Atomic Green Retro Kitchen

This kitchen is so old the ceiling is literally falling down. Alison updates the space to match the homeowner's retro atomic vibe. This kitchen comes alive with high gloss white cabinets, vintage diamond shaped backsplash in green and gold, and apple martini green countertops. To add to the design, Alison builds a custom retro kidney shaped table in black walnut with vintage gold legs and shelving system from chrome pipes.

Tuesday
Sep 29

1am | 12c

Season 9, Episode 13

Operation Kitchen Crash

When Alison walks into John and Kerry's kitchen, she realizes they weren't kidding around, the space is in desperate need for a crash. Without much additional space to expand into, Alison takes on the layout first, closing off several windows and breaking out the wall into the butler's pantry to make space for the L-shaped kitchen. With more wall space available, Alison adds dual colored cabinetry and open shelving in every direction, giving this family more storage and prep space than they ever thought possible. Granite countertops, laminate flooring and a DIY organization wall give the kitchen a fresh start and a chance at durability against the couple's four young boys.

Monday
Nov 9

8:30pm | 7:30c

Season 8, Episode 9

Splashy Blue Kitchen

Alison and the Kitchen Crashers crew tackle a small kitchen that is completely separated from the main room by a countertop. Starting with new flooring and cabinets this space gets transformed into a sleek, stylish kitchen with accents more commonly seen in big city lofts. Beautiful white countertops are added before the custom pieces are added in like a butcher block counter with a waterfall edge, art storage cabinet with sliding blue door, and a quick and easy charging station to fit above the electrical outlets. When this crash is done both homeowners feel as if they are living in someone else's house.

Tuesday
Nov 10

3am | 2c

Season 9, Episode 3

Magnifique Kitchen

Alison and the Kitchen Crashers crew tackle a dated kitchen with terrible sense of flow. This renovation starts by donating all the cabinets and demolishing two short walls to create a new sense of space. Then elements like a new center island, cabinets and countertops start flying in. Add to that custom details which Alison builds with the homeowners including a small mud cubby, doggie feeding station, and baskets made from paint sticks to store both human and dog items.

Monday
Jan 18

9pm | 8c

Season 8, Episode 1

Vegas Cabana Kitchen

Alison and the Kitchen Crashers crew tackle an outdoor kitchen that starts with absolutely nothing. This Las Vegas home has an enormous back yard that Alison re-imagines with a hotel styled cabana kitchen at its hub. The transformation begins with new pavers, outdoor cabinetry, and an enormous shade structure with his and her sides and an outdoor TV. Other custom touches include a swinging day bed, wine barrel stave shelving, a carry along beer caddy, a folding truck-bed bench, outdoor wine bar and beer tap, plus desert friendly plants throughout the new space.

Monday
Feb 8

12:30pm | 11:30c

Season 8, Episode 2

Creating a Spacious Modern Family Kitchen

The Braverman's have a large kitchen but it's dimly lit and feels like a cave. Alison transforms the cavernous dark-brown space into a two-toned and open kitchen that makes you look up and feel how large the kitchen really is. Complete with a homemade pot-rack and white cabinets that reach the ceiling, this kitchen creates space for the whole family.

Monday
Feb 8

1pm | 12c

Season 8, Episode 3

Modern Kitchen for New Family

Alison creates a modern space for a whole family. Ace and Raul's kitchen cabinets are the same quality as office furniture and the granite always looks dirty. Alison replaces those cabinets with stainless steel, glass, and high gloss white cabinets complete with grey countertops and a huge island in ice white. This kitchen is complete with a custom built wine rack with remote backlighting, a bar cart built from industrial pipes, and one of a kind cork coasters.

Monday
Feb 8

1:30pm | 12:30c

Season 8, Episode 4

60's Retro Party Kitchen

A worn out kitchen from the 60's is updated to create a Mid Century modern space. This kitchen is complete with avocado countertops, apricot cabinets, and silhouette glass backsplash in turquoise. Plus, Alison designs a custom dining banquette area, vintage nesting suitcase tables with turquoise legs, and a one of a kind gold record stool.

Monday
Feb 8

2pm | 1c

Season 8, Episode 5

Rich Wood Kitchen

Alison and the Kitchen Crashers crew wage war on a large kitchen that has way too many walls, taking away from the flow and the sense of space. This massive renovation starts some serious removal of everything in sight. Now the new stuff starts coming in starting with hand scraped flooring and dark wood cabinets. Then Alison pairs up with the homeowners to create custom elements such as a kitchen island, banquet bench with a waterfall edge and wine storage. Once the final touches like appliances, backsplash and lighting are installed the homeowners are left speechless with the final outcome.

Monday
Feb 8

2:30pm | 1:30c

Season 8, Episode 6

Retro With Family Functionality

A kitchen that hasn't been touched since the 60's gets updated to a family friendly modern kitchen with a Mid Century style. This kitchen is complete with custom turquoise cabinets, penny round white backsplash, matching retro appliances, and cork flooring. Plus, Alison designs and installs floor to ceiling built-in shelving with wine racks in a walnut stain, floating shelving over the sink, and a sliding turquoise barn door that separates the kitchen from their studio.

Monday
Feb 8

3pm | 2c

Season 8, Episode 7

Old World Overhaul

It's an all ladies crash when Alison Victoria helps Porsha and her sister Lisa transform Porsha's builder grade kitchen into a stylish space with an old world, Moroccan vibe. The crash starts with a major wall coming down, opening the kitchen into the dining room and making space for a giant peninsula. Alison designs a DIY mosaic table and built-in banquette to fill what was an under utilized space in the corner. Espresso stained lower cabinets and avocado green upper cabinets are complimented with a giant Moroccan print backsplash that goes from countertop to ceiling. Alison and Lisa work on a custom DIY hood made of reclaimed wood that will have all of the neighbors envious. Stainless steel appliances, oil rubbed bronze hardware and a new chandelier complete the space.

Monday
Feb 8

3:30pm | 2:30c

Season 8, Episode 8

Atomic Green Retro Kitchen

This kitchen is so old the ceiling is literally falling down. Alison updates the space to match the homeowner's retro atomic vibe. This kitchen comes alive with high gloss white cabinets, vintage diamond shaped backsplash in green and gold, and apple martini green countertops. To add to the design, Alison builds a custom retro kidney shaped table in black walnut with vintage gold legs and shelving system from chrome pipes.

Monday
Feb 8

4pm | 3c

Season 8, Episode 9

Splashy Blue Kitchen

Alison and the Kitchen Crashers crew tackle a small kitchen that is completely separated from the main room by a countertop. Starting with new flooring and cabinets this space gets transformed into a sleek, stylish kitchen with accents more commonly seen in big city lofts. Beautiful white countertops are added before the custom pieces are added in like a butcher block counter with a waterfall edge, art storage cabinet with sliding blue door, and a quick and easy charging station to fit above the electrical outlets. When this crash is done both homeowners feel as if they are living in someone else's house.

Monday
Feb 8

4:30pm | 3:30c

Season 8, Episode 10

Spanish Eclectic Kitchen

Fred and Dani have an original kitchen from the 1970's complete with mismatched appliances, dated cabinets and fluorescent lighting. They beg Alison to give their kitchen an update that will mesh with the rest of their Spanish-style home and she delivers by removing the weird cabinetry along the curved brick wall, opening up the space to allow an 8-foot long island with stools, and plenty of prep space on the new granite countertops. The brick wall gets cleaned up, matching appliances get moved in, along with a beautiful wood-surround hood and a hammered copper sink. Finally she creates a rustic dining table, a pot rack out of a re-purposed garden trellis and fur-on-hyde stools, all with a Spanish flare.

Monday
Feb 8

5pm | 4c

Season 8, Episode 11

Inspired By Nature

Jamie and Maria want to feel like they are outdoors in their new kitchen. Alison draws inspiration from nature with an earth tone palette. Alison completes the design with mosaic stone backsplash, granite countertops with a waterfall island, and hardwood floors. To add to the design, Alison builds a custom dog food bin from reclaimed hardwood and adds a tree design to the adjacent wall.

Monday
Feb 8

5:30pm | 4:30c

Season 8, Episode 12

Flaming Table Kitchen

Alison and the Kitchen Crashers crew tackle a section of real estate reserved solely for the family dog to do his business. This outdoor kitchen begins with a new door to access the space. All of the necessities required for a kitchen are brought in including marine grade cabinets, stone countertops, outdoor appliances and freshly painted furniture. Next Alison coaches the homeowners through three innovative custom projects: two dressers turned into planters, a fire table made from junk the homeowners wanted to throw away, and an herb garden made from recycled palettes.

Monday
Feb 8

6pm | 5c

Season 8, Episode 13

Rustic Italian Kitchen

Sara and Rob want a kitchen they can cook in for their family of five. Alison draws inspiration from Italian style kitchens with rustic features. She starts the design with a custom faux beam that separates the kitchen from the rest of the house and adds espresso cabinets, white marbled countertops, and rustic flooring with lots of texture. She adds a one of a kind wine pendant light that hangs over the custom mobile island that's perfect for chopping vegetables.

Monday
Feb 8

6:30pm | 5:30c

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