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About the show

In DIY Network's Rescue Renovation host Kayleen McCabe saves project-challenged homeowners who are in over their heads with their renovations. Kayleen points out exactly what went wrong and formulates a seven-day action plan to turn awful renovations into jaw-dropping rooms.
Season 2, Episode 4

Johnson Basement

A lot of things can happen when you get a group of guys together, and unfortunately for Tara Johnson her husband, Chris Johnson, that meant crazy drywalling. Chris and his buddies drywalled the whole basement, except for the concrete parts, and Tara is not happy. Kayleen arrives with her team to tear down what Chris has done and give Tara a basement equipped with a master suite and a family hangout.

Tuesday
Mar 17
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 12

Argonoff Bathroom

The tile in Angela and David's master bath was falling off, so instead of fixing just one tile, they tore it all out, even the floors. Now they are stuck with a non-functioning bathroom and no tile, and they won't do anything until they decide on what tub they want. So Kayleen is stepping in to help this couple make some important decisions and get this bathroom makeover finished once and for all.

Tuesday
Mar 17
2pm | 1c
Season 3, Episode 6

Goncalves Patio

Cleiton and Viviane Goncalves recently remodeled their basement. After the contractors left their backyard in ruins, Cleiton got a book from the hardware store and tried to build a new patio. With the hot tub creating a collapsing situation and not knowing what to do next, these homeowners called Kayleen and her crew for help. Soon they will have a super awesome, tricked-out two-story patio.

Tuesday
Mar 24
2pm | 1c
Season 3, Episode 10

Matthews Kitchen

Tim & Cindy Matthews started out with a vision that quickly turned into a nightmare. Their attempt to open up their galley kitchen into a more functional area with lots of counter space and storage became a mess of exposed electrical wiring and bare subfloor that stopped them dead in their tracks. Embarrassed by what had become of their home, Tim and Cindy reached out to Kayleen and her crew to get the help they need to create the kitchen they had envisioned.

Thursday
Apr 2
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 9

Granda Kitchen

Jennifer and Joseph Granda quickly got in over their heads when they tried to remodel their kitchen. Bearing walls, aluminum pipes in the cabinets, cracking tile floors and stairs to deal with proved to be too much for these would- be renovators. Kayleen and her crew are here to get them through all of this and create a beautiful kitchen with a more open floor plan.

Thursday
Apr 2
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 2

Henrichs Garage

Jeremy and Carrie Henrichs tried to create a living space in their detached garage that could be a sports/workshop hangout for him as well as a zen, relaxing space for her. They soon realized that they were in way over their heads. With shotddy electrical and a wish list bigger than their skill set, they turned to Kayleen McCabe and her crew to create the space they always dreamed of.

Thursday
Apr 2
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 6

Holmes Master Suite

After Tara and Cleveland Holmes bought their dream home, they quickly discovered a huge plumbing problem and their master bathroom became un-functional. After years of sharing a bathroom with their children, Kayleen McCabe is here to fix the problem and create a kid-free space for the homeowners, complete with a glass-enclosed shower and a custom vanity.

Thursday
Apr 2
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 6

Holmes Master Suite

After Tara and Cleveland Holmes bought their dream home, they quickly discovered a huge plumbing problem and their master bathroom became un-functional. After years of sharing a bathroom with their children, Kayleen McCabe is here to fix the problem and create a kid-free space for the homeowners, complete with a glass-enclosed shower and a custom vanity.

Sunday
Sep 18
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 2

Hopping Master Suite

Katherine and Ben Hopping unexpectedly found themselves in a bathroom remodel. After trying - and failing - to fix the leaks all over their house, they ended up not using their master bath at all. Now, Kayleen McCabe and her crew are here to help them reclaim their unused bathroom, and turn it into something spectacular. Of course, they'll also fix some plumbing problems along the way.

Friday
Oct 7
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 4, Episode 8

Girten Basement

Holly and Bryan Girten fell in love with their house because of the huge basement. But, after a flood caused by bad landscaping and old windows, they thought their basement was beyond repair. They fixed the landscaping and windows and are ready for their basement to be usable, but don't know how to continue. So they called in Kayleen McCabe to create a space that is perfect for parties and relaxing.

Tuesday
Oct 18
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 4, Episode 6

Holmes Master Suite

After Tara and Cleveland Holmes bought their dream home, they quickly discovered a huge plumbing problem and their master bathroom became un-functional. After years of sharing a bathroom with their children, Kayleen McCabe is here to fix the problem and create a kid-free space for the homeowners, complete with a glass-enclosed shower and a custom vanity.

Friday
Nov 4
7am | 6c
Season 5, Episode 3

Brown Great Room

Jeremy and Dana tried to renovate their kitchen, but quickly found themselves in over their heads - and Jeremy may have made things worse with some creative wiring solutions. They've already bought their cabinets, but haven't even begun to figure out where to put them, so their brand new cabinets have been sitting in the garage for months. The kitchen connects to the living room and dining area, but an awkward and boxy layout keeps the space from living up to its full potential. Now, Kayleen McCabe and her team are ready to tear down the walls and take this space out of the box. Along the way, they'll set the electrical straight, configure the cabinets, and uncover the great in this great room.

Monday
Feb 27
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 10

Lenamond Back Porch

Married couple Scott and Gretchen are so afraid their back porch will collapse, they've stopped using it altogether. Scott started renovating it, but once he pulled off the roof panels, he discovered the porch is not supported at all, and it's sagging. One support beam doesn't even touch the roof! Beneath the porch, the brick foundation is crumbling. And Scott realized he was way in over his head, so he's let the porch remodel stall for ages. Now, licensed contractor Kayleen McCabe and her team of renovation rescuers will save this porch from inevitable collapse, turning it into a perfect space to relax. Along the way, they'll repair the brick foundation, install proper support for the roof, move windows around and add an outdoor kitchen. And when it's finished, this back porch will move from the danger zone into the comfort zone.

Tuesday
Aug 22
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 3

Brown Great Room

Jeremy and Dana tried to renovate their kitchen, but quickly found themselves in over their heads - and Jeremy may have made things worse with some creative wiring solutions. They've already bought their cabinets, but haven't even begun to figure out where to put them, so their brand new cabinets have been sitting in the garage for months. The kitchen connects to the living room and dining area, but an awkward and boxy layout keeps the space from living up to its full potential. Now, Kayleen McCabe and her team are ready to tear down the walls and take this space out of the box. Along the way, they'll set the electrical straight, configure the cabinets, and uncover the great in this great room.

Friday
Jan 19
7am | 6c
Season 5, Episode 4

Stepien Basement

Kristin and JJ wanted to create a beautiful basement, and started framing it in. But a contractor friend informed them they'd done it all wrong. So they gave up, and left the basement as a place to keep their dogs. They still want a functional space, but have no idea how to go about it. Enter Kayleen McCabe and her crew, who will put this basement back on top. The dogs can stay, but the undefined space and flawed framing will definitely have to go!

Friday
Jan 26
7am | 6c
Season 5, Episode 5

Wilson Basement

Nick and Savanna began to remodel their bad basement four years ago. Nick did the demo, and started a few projects, including having a new support beam installed. However, the beam was not installed correctly, and Nick quickly realized he didn't have the skills to finish all these projects, so the basement has sat neglected for four years. Now, Kayleen McCabe and her crew are on hand to banish this bad basement, and turn it into a pub-style playground that both adults and kids can enjoy. Along the way, they'll install proper support, add a bath, reclaim the fireplace, and build a bar that's truly one-of-a-kind.

Friday
Feb 2
7am | 6c
Season 5, Episode 6

O'Hare Backyard

Aaron and his roommates, Chris and Brooklyn, began giving their backyard a facelift about a year ago, but discovered they didn't have the tools or the skills to finish the job. They tried to get rid of the broken hot tub, but only managed to scatter its pieces across the yard. But now, at long last, licensed contractor Kayleen McCabe and her team of experts are on hand to pick up the pieces and put this backyard makeover back on track. They'll get rid of the hot tub remnants forever, install a new deck, a bar, a fire pit, and much more. And before it's over, they'll make this backyard a private oasis to die for!

Friday
Feb 9
7am | 6c
Season 5, Episode 7

Quicke Breezeway and Yards

Scott and Krista bought a bank-owned home, and it needed a lot of work. They renovated the entire interior from top to bottom, but ran out of steam before finishing the breezeway and side yards. The breezeway connects the house to the garage, and was once a heated, useable space. But over the years, it's seen water damage, and also lost its heat source. But now, Kayleen McCabe and her team or renovation rescuers are ready to change the forecast for this blustery breezeway. Along the way, they'll unify the breezeway and yards with stamped concrete flooring, open up the breezeway with new accordion-style doors, install a fireplace and add an outdoor kitchen in a side yard. And when they're finished, their new breezeway will blow Scott and Krista away.

Friday
Feb 16
7am | 6c
Season 5, Episode 8

Siegel/Jansen Backyard

Married couple Matthew and Megan have suffered with a dilapidated, dysfunctional backyard for years. They've patched doorways, planted bulbs, and tried to make the backyard workable. But their efforts never seemed to pay off. Now, licensed contractor Kayleen McCabe and her team of renovation rescuers are on the case, and they'll make this backyard picture perfect. Along the way, they'll reconfigure doorways, create a relaxing patio, install a pond and waterfall, and splash the backyard with colorful plants. And when it's done, this yard will be breathtaking!

Friday
Feb 23
7am | 6c

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