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Kitchen Crasher's: Ratzlaff Kitchen Backsplash

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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 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 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.

Tuesday
Mar 10

1:30am | 12:30c

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
Mar 15

12:30pm | 11:30c

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 5

Bachelor Brothers' Bar

Brothers Matt and Jack have lots of friends who like to hang out at their condo. There's plenty of space but a shortage of functionality: a double oven that's rarely used, cabinets that don't open, and an odd layout that separates cooks from guests. In three days Alison transforms a dated design into a bachelor haven. She starts by knocking down a poorly placed divider between the kitchen and living room. A custom wet bar includes a built-in kegorator and soda water dispenser. Dark two-toned cabinets and white granite countertops wrap around the new layout, and a modern range hood doubles as a sleek lighting source. Glass tiles in cream and brown tones pick up the theme. Custom glass shelves add storage. The centerpiece of the new space is a massive bar island with a poured concrete top, built from the ground up by Alison and the brothers. Alison shows Jack how to add interest to a focal wall. Matt and Jack learn how to personalize beer glasses for friends and family.

Tuesday
Mar 17

1am | 12c

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
Apr 13

11pm | 10c

Season 7, Episode 8

Two Grills are Better than One

While they're very happy with their indoor kitchen, Casey and McKenzie's urban backyard has a lot to be desired, until Alison and her crew step in for a complete overhaul. They start by turning the stairs on the existing decking to create the feeling of a room below, the perfect spot for an outdoor kitchen. Alison brings in composite gray decking and has it cut and mounted into squares to create a unique pattern. Next, a pergola, built-in bench with planters and stone bases come together to make up the footprint for the space. Garapa wood is mounted horizontally to a wall to enclose the space and two grills are installed to give the homeowners options when they cook. To round out the design, Alison and the homeowners make a DIY porch swing and chic herb garden that is both functional and fabulous to look at.

Monday
Aug 3

6:30pm | 5:30c

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.

Tuesday
Nov 10

3:30am | 2:30c

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
Nov 16

6:30pm | 5:30c

Season 7, Episode 4

Gigantic Blue Island Kitchen

Alison and the Kitchen Crashers Crew find a couple of California homeowners who have a really big kitchen. The problem is size is the only thing this space has going for it, everything else is old and dated and half of the flooring is exposed plywood. The plan involves adding even more room by removing a wall and then the new finishes start flooding in. This ambitious renovation starts with new flooring throughout both the kitchen and living room spaces and new cabinets in both light and dark. Part of the cabinet package includes a huge kitchen island, painted blue, and topped with a manufactured stone countertop and then custom built elements like a sliding barn door, pub table, and a doggy feeding hutch are added. Lots of tears and laughter fill this new kitchen when the homeowners are called in for the for the final reveal.

Monday
Dec 14

3:30pm | 2:30c

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 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
Jan 4

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.

Monday
Feb 8

1:30pm | 12:30c

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 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.

Sunday
Feb 14

8am | 7c

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.

Sunday
Feb 14

8:30am | 7:30c

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.

Sunday
Feb 14

9am | 8c

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.

Sunday
Feb 14

9:30am | 8:30c

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.

Sunday
Feb 14

10am | 9c

Season 9, Episode 6

Muted Metallic Makeover

Alison takes on this choppy and dated kitchen with a brand new layout. By removing a window and making a second window shorter, she's able to move the sink, flip the fridge location and create a focal wall with a range and hood that makes all the difference. Once the layout is locked down, navy and white cabinetry give the space a new shape and a butcher block island top, muted metallic backsplash and stainless steel appliances give it style.

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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