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Kitchen Crasher's: Ratzlaff Kitchen Backsplash

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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 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 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 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
Mar 15

12pm | 11c

Season 5, Episode 13

A Copper Lover's Dream Kitchen

Brendan and Katie's kitchen is way too small to fit their needs, not to mention, Brendan's 6 foot, 5 inch frame barely fits into the space! Alison tackles their space planning dilemma by taking out a main wall between the kitchen and dining area and closing off the original doorway to create a wood framed pass through. Once the space is laid out properly, she brings in ceiling height light veneer cabinetry, large marble subway tile backsplash set behind open shelving, and gray quartz countertops to build the foundation of the kitchen. A wine bar, complete with chalkboard inset cabinet doors, is installed so that Katie can store and label her wine. To fit their stainless steel appliance dreams, Alison gives the homeowners a giant refrigerator, wine fridge, pull out microwave drawer, range and hood. Alison and the homeowners add a personal touch to the build with a copper DIY pot rack and cart to match the copper accents throughout the kitchen. A custom DIY dining bench table and copper bendable chairs give this couple the proper space to dine and entertain.

Monday
Mar 16

5:30pm | 4:30c

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 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 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
Apr 6

11pm | 10c

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 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 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
Sep 22

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.

Tuesday
Sep 22

1:30am | 12:30c

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 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 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 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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