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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

Worst Kitchen in America III: Kitchen Crashers To The Rescue

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Kitchen Crasher's: Ratzlaff Kitchen Backsplash

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Kitchen Crashers Host Alison Victoria

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Kitchen Crashers: Sparkly Details

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Kitchen Crashers: Countertop Details

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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

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 4, Episode 6

Bringing Sexy Back

An artsy couple gets the kitchen of their dreams ? a sexy, retro styled space complete with a lounge area and area to cook. To achieve big things in this tiny space, Alison has to make the most of what she has by extending the cabinets to the ceiling, covering a window with new cabinetry, re-structuring the seating area and building out an existing pantry using pipes and wood. To add style to the space, Alison brings in dark flooring and even darker gray cabinetry that matches exactly with the paint color. To spice up the cabinetry, Alison fills the upper doors with a DIY antiqued mirror project that causes a few headaches to figure out. A 3D reclaimed wood backsplash, surprise throwback refrigerator, built-in speaker system and re-furbished custom chairs make this kitchen a place where this couple can cook breakfast, have cocktails, entertain and hang out.

Monday
Mar 16

3:30pm | 2:30c

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 5, Episode 2

Coffee Kitchen Crash

Alison and the Kitchen Crashers gang find a barista with a terrible kitchen. Using coffee and the love of it as her inspiration, this space gets demolished from top to bottom. The renovation starts with a bead board ceiling treatment, new coffee colored cabinets, and granite countertops. Custom touches follow with a subway tile backsplash, spice rack repurposed from a corner cabinet, and storage area created using coffee cans as cubbies. After three days the new space is amazing and the homeowners are overwhelmed.

Tuesday
Mar 17

3:30am | 2:30c

Season 6, Episode 11

The Kitchen With Only A Bathroom Sink

Alison and her Kitchen Crashers crew find a couple who have renovated every room in the house except the kitchen. But this kitchen has a bathroom sink for the dishes and the refrigerator is in the basement. After removing the terrible sink and the open shelving the transformation begins. First new cabinets and counter-tops are added and a real gigantic sink. Next comes the custom tricks like a built in bench and upholstered bench top as well as stained wood wall sconces. The tears flow when the homeowners finally get to see their new space that finally is a kitchen, and it is amazing.

Monday
Aug 3

2:30pm | 1:30c

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 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.

Tuesday
Sep 22

12:30am | 11:30c

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.

Tuesday
Sep 29

1am | 12c

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
Nov 2

8:30pm | 7:30c

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 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.

Wednesday
Nov 11

12pm | 11c

Season 6, Episode 6

Cramped Kitchen Re-Constructed

Sarah and Greg have no idea the endless storage possibilities their kitchen has until Alison gets her hands on it. She starts by knocking down a major wall between the kitchen and dining room and taking out soffits to make room for floor to ceiling maple cabinetry and a large peninsula for prep. Next, Alison moves the sink and range to give this kitchen the ideal kitchen work triangle. Once the layout is improved, Alison and the homeowners work to build custom closets in what was once a dead area in the dining room. Alison and Greg not only make the closets functional, but also bring in style when they add molding decor to each door. Sarah and Alison have a DIY project of their own, constructing a cutting board that slides along the peninsula countertop for both function and look. Alison keeps her finishes simple, but adds pop with a Moroccan style backsplash, warm toned nail down wood flooring and quartz countertops.

Monday
Dec 14

12pm | 11c

Season 6, Episode 9

Worst Kitchen in America-Nebraska

Alison takes Kitchen Crashers to Nebraska to wage war on the worst kitchen in America. After the DIY viewers voted online to choose the kitchen, Alison and her gang literally move it from a small cramped corner to the other side of the house. The old kitchen space is converted to a mud room and the dining room becomes the kitchen. The transformation starts with a new mud room floor, cabinets in both rooms, a huge center island, and an amazing blue refrigerator. Alison also teaches the homeowners to create one of a kind custom touches like a coat rack using reclaimed door panels, a rolling ladder, and hand hammered distressed door faces. The end result is not only stunning, but huge and leaves the homeowners amazed.

Monday
Jan 4

3:30pm | 2:30c

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
Feb 14

7am | 6c

Season 6, Episode 3

Kitschy Kitchen

Alison has her hands full with Jeff and Becky's 70's style kitchen that's layout is causing major rifts between the couple. To start, Alison removes the peninsula and flips the layout, putting the refrigerator and built-in oven where the peninsula once was. Next, she shortens the soffits to allow for more space for the solid alder wood cabinetry. Below the window, an under utilized space in the room, Alison designs a desk for homework or just hanging out. Blue fog colored concrete countertops, light yellow marmoleum flooring and two types of backsplash bringing in gray and blue tones give the kitchen a kitschy look. For a clean, crisp effect, Alison wires outlets into the bottom of the cabinets and completes the look with a solid glass backsplash, void of any outlet holes. Because the homeowners love lighting, DIY track light covers and a one-of-a-kind lamp finish off the space.

Sunday
Feb 14

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 6, Episode 4

Several Shades of Green kitchen

Alison and company completely renovate an old, drab kitchen which is separated from the living room by a weird half wall. Once that is knocked out of the way, the renovation begins with new cabinets and truly amazing soapstone countertops with an under mount sink. The green touches begin with a backsplash which resembles green pennies and completely covers most of the walls. New appliances, lighting, and large open shelving add tons of space and beauty. Next, custom projects like a beaded light fixture, a magnetic chalkboard and a faux front storage drawer add the final one of a kind details.

Sunday
Feb 14

8am | 7c

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.

Sunday
Feb 14

8:30am | 7:30c

Season 6, Episode 6

Cramped Kitchen Re-Constructed

Sarah and Greg have no idea the endless storage possibilities their kitchen has until Alison gets her hands on it. She starts by knocking down a major wall between the kitchen and dining room and taking out soffits to make room for floor to ceiling maple cabinetry and a large peninsula for prep. Next, Alison moves the sink and range to give this kitchen the ideal kitchen work triangle. Once the layout is improved, Alison and the homeowners work to build custom closets in what was once a dead area in the dining room. Alison and Greg not only make the closets functional, but also bring in style when they add molding decor to each door. Sarah and Alison have a DIY project of their own, constructing a cutting board that slides along the peninsula countertop for both function and look. Alison keeps her finishes simple, but adds pop with a Moroccan style backsplash, warm toned nail down wood flooring and quartz countertops.

Sunday
Feb 14

9am | 8c

Season 6, Episode 7

Vintage Range Kitchen Redo

Alison and company find a kitchen with absolutely nothing in it, literally. The homeowners are Greek and love to cook so they get hooked up with a giant new kitchen complete with a center island finished with custom beadboard. Other features are new hardwood flooring, blue/green cabinets, granite countertops and a vintage range which is completely refurbished to it's former glory. During the chaos Alison teaches the homeowners to raise the level of their floor, install beadboard, stain a gigantic butcher block island top, and decoupage a cake server. After three days these homeowners are beyond words with excitement and throw down complete with rotisserie and lamb. OPA!

Sunday
Feb 14

9:30am | 8:30c

Season 6, Episode 8

An Old Fashioned Upgrade

Mike and Jess love to cook and entertain, but have been held back by their archaic kitchen that practically functions the same as a dorm room kitchen. Alison sets out to change things up by taking out a major wall to open up the space and moving the sink underneath the back window to create a galley kitchen. While this kitchen is in need of just about everything brand new, one original feature is uncovered and preserved when Alison and the crew find gorgeous original flooring underneath layers and layers of linoleum. To update the look, Alison brings in gray cabinetry and adds lighting just about everywhere she can, from under cabinet lighting to in-cabinet lighting to lighting inside each drawer, Mike and Jess have the right lighting for cooking, dining, and entertaining. To add some DIY touches Alison and the homeowners make a dining table with the legs wrapped in jute, a window treatment to block the neighbors and easy-to-make wall vases using wine bottles.

Sunday
Feb 14

10am | 9c

Season 6, Episode 9

Worst Kitchen in America-Nebraska

Alison takes Kitchen Crashers to Nebraska to wage war on the worst kitchen in America. After the DIY viewers voted online to choose the kitchen, Alison and her gang literally move it from a small cramped corner to the other side of the house. The old kitchen space is converted to a mud room and the dining room becomes the kitchen. The transformation starts with a new mud room floor, cabinets in both rooms, a huge center island, and an amazing blue refrigerator. Alison also teaches the homeowners to create one of a kind custom touches like a coat rack using reclaimed door panels, a rolling ladder, and hand hammered distressed door faces. The end result is not only stunning, but huge and leaves the homeowners amazed.

Sunday
Feb 14

10:30am | 9:30c

Season 9, Episode 1

Coeur D'Alene Cabin Crash

Alison and her crew are in Idaho to crash the Blog Cabin kitchen. With the walls already up and drywalled, Alison and Grundy can concentrate on building some big DIYs. Up first, a giant table made of black walnut with custom light-up lettering for the formal dining area. For the kitchen, they build stools out of fresh timber, channeling out sections and adding a resin and copper mix that will sparkle underneath the breakfast bar. Finishes include dual colored cabinetry with under cabinet lighting, dual colored quartz backsplash and countertops, stainless steel appliances and a custom-built chef's pantry.

Monday
Feb 15

7pm | 6c

Season 9, Episode 2

Triple Stack Kitchen

Space is at a premium in this city kitchen, so Alison has to get creative. She blocks off a window to make space for a refrigerator, pantry and desk area and then builds the entire design upwards using triple stacked cabinetry. Track lighting, under cabinet lighting and in-cabinet lighting help light and break up the space. Quartz countertops that look like marble and stainless steel appliances, including a hood with a double extension to the ceiling, add to the look. A chevron patterned backsplash, DIY island and personalized desk area backsplash give the space a one-of-a-kind touch.

Monday
Feb 15

7:30pm | 6:30c

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
Feb 15

8pm | 7c

Season 9, Episode 4

Catalog Couple Kitchen

Tara and Joe love to brunch, and they love the look of kitchens they see in catalogs, so Alison Victoria has her work cut out of her to give them a personalized space with a catalog look. She starts by eliminating the old peninsula and replacing it with a DIY island perfect for laying out a brunch spread. For the seating area, Alison adds a built-in banquette, wood paneled wall and "green" light fixture. The soffits are gone and replaced with floor to ceiling dark wood cabinetry, the tiny "chicken nugget" oven gets an upgrade to a full-size double oven and ugly tile flooring is replaced with wood.

Monday
Feb 15

8:30pm | 7:30c

Season 9, Episode 7

From Drab to Fab Kitchen

Alison and the Kitchen Crashers crew find a crazy couple and literally change every inch of their Chicago Kitchen. While the wild antics, including karate moves ensue, the renovation starts. After a complete demo including the outside windows, the new stuff starts flying in, including a picture window, new floors, cabinets, countertops, colorful orange island and lighting. Alison and the homeowners set their sights on the custom touches like barstools, dimensional shelves and a map wall treatment. The homeowners are overwhelmed at the transformation.

Monday
Feb 15

9pm | 8c

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