Rescue Renovation Videos

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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.

Mar 17
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 8

Ejiasa Basement

Brothers Onyi and Uche have been living with a drywall-only basement for about four years. Onyi hung the drywall initially but was afraid to attempt mudding and taping on his own. So he just gave up. With a horrible layout to top things off, this basement needs some serious help, so the guys called Kayleen. She's here to give this space a much-needed change that will leave these brothers with a perfect space for both entertaining and working.

Mar 17
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 10

Walker Theater

Ken Walker built his house ten years ago to his own specifications. Now his girlfriend Michelle is ready to move in, but the house is not designed for two people to live in. This couple needs help. And since Ken is a big gamer and movie watcher, they need a room that will block sound from traveling through the whole house. Kayleen is on the case to build a new soundproof room that will make both of these homeowners happy and allow Michelle to feel right at home.

Mar 17
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 9

Rankin Kitchen

Allison and Seth Rankin have become claustrophobic in their old, tiny kitchen. They had plans to knock down a wall between two rooms to build a new kitchen, completely from scratch. But when they broke into the wall, they had questions about whether or not it was load-bearing, so they stopped and called Kayleen. Kayleen and her team are here to knock down the wall and build this family their dream kitchen, to order.

Mar 24
4pm | 3c
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.

Apr 2
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 16

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 of 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.

Jan 21
11am | 10c
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.

Sep 19
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Oct 14
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 4, Episode 12

LaLuzerne Kitchen

After 8 years of partial demolition, Rod and Colleen LaLuzerne have given up. Rod attempted to build new cabinets for an outdated kitchen but couldn't do it fast enough. Add to that a torn up ceiling revealing a crazy amount of unexpected plumbing, and these homeowners were at a loss. They called in Kayleen to help, and she's here to tear everything out and start fresh, giving them the kitchen they have always dreamed of and much more.

Oct 20
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.

Nov 4
7am | 6c
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.

Dec 2
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 5, Episode 12

Perry Basement Bedroom

Rusty and Deborah's dark, dungeon-like basement has been stuck in renovation limbo for 14 years! They wanted to turn it into a fantastic guest bedroom, but they quickly realized the job was much too big for them to tackle themselves. So the basement has sat, and sat, and sat some more... Luckily, Kayleen McCabe and crew are ready to rescue this basement from the dungeon. They'll bring some much-needed light by adding an egress window, revamp the layout to accommodate a guest bedroom, update the electrical and plumbing all around, and give this dark, dingy basement some beautiful custom touches. And when it's finished, Rusty and Deborah won't want to save the space for guests, they'll want it for themselves!

Dec 16
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 4, Episode 13

Poppleton Bathroom

Joe and Christina Poppleton tore out their ugly bathtub six months ago. Since then, Joe was able to install new vanities and do a little bit of tiling, but got stuck on everything else. Now, Kayleen is here and she's going to completely change up the layout and finish off the space with the most interesting bath and shower these homeowners have ever seen.

Dec 23
7am | 6c

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