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Kitchen Crashers Host Alison Victoria

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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 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 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.

Sunday
Mar 29

12pm | 11c

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 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 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 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
Nov 16

7:30pm | 6:30c

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.

Monday
Jan 4

12pm | 11c

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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