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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

Kitchen Crasher's: Ratzlaff Kitchen Backsplash

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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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Worst Kitchen In America III:Kitchen Crashers To The Rescue

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 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.

Sunday
Mar 8

12:30pm | 11:30c

Season 5, Episode 8

Mosaic Kitchen

Alison and the Kitchen Crashers crew tackle a small, dilapidated kitchen to completely expand and update the space. The renovation starts with new flooring, cabinets, and countertops. Then the custom touches are created next with a reclaimed wood harvest table, paneled wall treatment and painted built in cabinet. All new paint, trim, and lighting are added along with a gorgeous mosaic backsplash to leave these homeowners speechless.

Monday
Mar 16

11:30pm | 10:30c

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
Jun 8

11pm | 10c

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.

Monday
Sep 21

9:30am | 8:30c

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
Oct 12

11:30am | 10:30c

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
Nov 2

1pm | 12c

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.

Sunday
Nov 15

9:30am | 8:30c

Season 6, Episode 10

Colorful Kitchen Corrected

Patrick and Melissa love color, but they're doing it all wrong. Lucky for them, Alison found them just in time to make a big change on a small space. To create more space, Alison breaks into Melissa's closet and the kitchen pantry and pushes the kitchen wall back. Floor to ceiling dark wood cabinetry, white Quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances give the kitchen a blank canvas for color. Alison adds bold color with the backsplash and DIY wall art that brings nature into the kitchen. To top it all off, a DIY kitchen cart that can be stored beneath a window or rolled into the center of the room to be used as an island for prep and storage.

Monday
Dec 14

1pm | 12c

Season 7, Episode 3

Mid Century Modern Kitchen

A dark and outdated kitchen is gutted and opened up into a Mid Century Modern space! In just three days the kitchen is completely transformed with brand new hardwood floors, all new cabinets, bright backsplash, banquette seating and a custom walnut dining table. Plus, an island faced with gypsum tiles takes center stage and is completed with walnut stools made with seat belts!

Monday
Dec 14

3pm | 2c

Season 3, Episode 3

Space is in the Details

A tiny kitchen gets a new look and lease on life. Alison and the crew tear out everything from the floors to the soffits and begin again. They start with new wood floors topped with beautiful cherry cabinets. Next comes new appliances, paint, lighting and backsplash to completely update and expand this small space.

Monday
Dec 28

10:30am | 9:30c

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.

Monday
Jan 4

1pm | 12c

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
Jan 11

7:30pm | 6:30c

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
Feb 2

3am | 2c

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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