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Brown Kitchen with Backsplash

This monochrome kitchen also features brown tile backsplash, as seen on DIY Network's Kitchen Crashers.

Kitchen Crashers: Countertop Details

Details are key to helping spruce up the new counter tops in homeowners Chase and Brigette Ratzlaff's newly remodeled kitchen in Lake Wales, FLa.

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

By incorporating a contiguous kitchen and living area, the new design is better suited not only to cooking, but to family gatherings and casual entertaining. The simple coffee table, custom-built by Alison and homeowner Brigitte, was crafted out of wood crates, stained dark then assembled to create modular storage as well as tabletop surface.

Worst Kitchen In America III: Farmhouse Sink

Lovely with detail and color, this bronze faucet with brown, snakeskin farmhouse sink really captures the eye in this newly remodeled kitchen from DIY's Kitchen Crashers.

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Kitchen Crasher's: Ratzlaff Kitchen Backsplash

Detail of the stove area in homeowners Brigitte and Chase Ratzlaff house in Lake Wales, Fla., after the remodeling of their kitchen.

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Blue and White Kitchen

Blue and white mosaic tile countertops stand out in this otherwise neutral kitchen, as seen on DIY Network's Kitchen Crashers.

Kitchen Crashers: Sparkly Details

The after effect is bound to leave a sparkle in your eye, dressed out with quartz countertops, a copper farmhouse sink and designer faucet in coordinating brushed copper, collective give personality to this kitchen space.

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Kitchen Crashers Make-Over Ratzlaff Kitchen

Homeowners Brigitte and Chase Ratzlaff newly remodeled kitchen in Lake Wales, Fla. The couple's kitchen was in need of a Much-Needed Makeover for Original DIY Network Special, Kitchen Crashers: Worst Kitchen in America. Originally the space was part of the great room in the front of the family's house.

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Modern Deck with Retractable Pergola and Bamboo Fence

A state of the art grilling area and granite-countertop bar sit underneath a pergola with a retractable canopy in this private, modern deck.

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Worst Kitchen in America III: Kitchen Crashers To The Rescue

Full of detail and elegance, DIY Networks Kitchen Crashers team revived this old, outdated kitchen transforming it into a space the entire family can enjoy.

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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.
Season 5, Episode 1

Glowing Countertop Kitchen

Alison sets out to turn a mismatched kitchen that's falling apart into a sleek and sophisticated kitchen and dining space that looks like a million bucks. She starts by taking out a useless pony wall to open the kitchen into the dining room and re-designing the layout to create the perfect kitchen work triangle with appliances and cabinetry in optimal locations. Next, she takes on the ugly, cracking, pink and white tile flooring and replaces it with a neutral travertine tile. The dining area is made functional and spa-like with the addition of a DIY custom-built floating bench and light fixture made of coffee filters. Alison replaces the couple's rickety wine cart with a state-of-the-art wine fridge and DIY wine rack, creating an entire wall space for wine storage. And to compliment the espresso horizontal grain cabinets, onyx countertops and backsplash that light up and WOW thanks to built-in LED lighting.

Sunday
Mar 8
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 7, Episode 10

Farmhouse Kitchen

A grimy outdated kitchen with pink tile, tired cabinets and worn appliances is blown up into an elegant farmhouse kitchen. In a short three days this outdated kitchen is completely transformed with all new cabinets and countertops and a custom reclaimed table that tucks into a brand new kitchen island. A reclaimed wood baker's rack provides tons of storage and a low ceiling is vaulted to create an open and bright new space. Plus, Alison takes this kitchen above and beyond with a unique reclaimed storage wall and a custom pendant made from chicken wire.

Monday
Mar 9
8pm | 7c
Season 7, Episode 12

Fishy Sushi Kitchen

Alison and the Kitchen Crashers Crew find a couple of homeowners with a huge kitchen that has become almost unusable. The traffic flow is terrible and everything from floor to ceiling has seen better days. This massive renovation begins with demolition of two walls and a complete re-imagining of the entire space. With an eye toward the couples' love of both entertaining and sushi, Alison brings a design that both opens the space even larger and looks like a fancy sushi restaurant. The elements include a new layout, flooring, cabinets, countertops and appliances. Then the custom touches are created like a low profile asian dining table, grasscloth shoji wall treatment, and resin paneled chandelier surround. The end result leaves the homeowners overwhelmed by a kitchen that is beyond both of their expectations.

Monday
Mar 9
9pm | 8c
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.

Tuesday
Sep 29
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 7, Episode 9

Pizza Oven Kitchen

Alison and the Kitchen Crashers Crew find a couple of homeowners with a huge space and a small kitchen. Add to that a fireplace that is never used and this renovation begins by having a custom pizza oven built into the fireplace and knocking down a wall or two to open up the space. Then the transformation continues with new floors, cabinets, countertops, paint and lighting. While that is going on Alison helps the homeowners create a custom welded bar table, dining table and stained wood bar wall treatment. The result is a huge new space with a huge bar, pizza parlor and stunning new kitchen.

Sunday
Nov 15
9am | 8c
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.

Sunday
Nov 15
11am | 10c
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.

Saturday
Jan 2
9:30am | 8:30c
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!

Monday
Jan 4
2:30pm | 1:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jan 12
12am | 11c
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 9, Episode 5

Stormy Outdoor Kitchen

Alison and the Kitchen Crashers crew reimagine a drab backyard to create a multi-level entertaining space. The fun starts with repurposing an existing deck and creating a huge upper level. Then they add an entire kitchen complete with outdoor cabinets, concrete countertops, pergola, and appliances. The lower level gets a seating area and beautiful planters all around. Alison also helps the homeowners create custom elements like concrete planters, a simple concrete bench, and dark stained bar stools.

Monday
Feb 8
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 7, Episode 10

Farmhouse Kitchen

A grimy outdated kitchen with pink tile, tired cabinets and worn appliances is blown up into an elegant farmhouse kitchen. In a short three days this outdated kitchen is completely transformed with all new cabinets and countertops and a custom reclaimed table that tucks into a brand new kitchen island. A reclaimed wood baker's rack provides tons of storage and a low ceiling is vaulted to create an open and bright new space. Plus, Alison takes this kitchen above and beyond with a unique reclaimed storage wall and a custom pendant made from chicken wire.

Wednesday
Feb 17
11am | 10c
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 22
7:30pm | 6:30c

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