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 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.

Tuesday
Mar 17
1pm | 12c
Season 3, Episode 13

Shea Front Yard

David Shea and Lauren Greco hate their front yard. They have pot-holes the size of ponds in their driveway and there is no shade. They want to entertain but are embarrassed of the front of their house. Kayleen is here to tear it all up and put it back together to be the perfect yard for a front yard party.

Thursday
Apr 2
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 4

Lentsch-Richter Basement

Margy and Josh Lentsch-Richter have a new baby and a steady flow of foster dogs. When they started renovating their basement to create more space, they got stuck on the framing. So they called in Kayleen McCabe and her crew to create a space that is more beautiful and functional than Margy and Josh could have imagined.

Thursday
Apr 2
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Thursday
Jan 21
11am | 10c
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.

Friday
Sep 16
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Monday
Sep 19
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.

Monday
Oct 17
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 4, Episode 10

Larson-Bailey Kitchen

Renee Larson and Keith Bailey are stuck in their kitchen renovation. With a load-bearing brick wall that needs to come down and outdated appliances, these two are deadlocked in demo--but Kayleen McCabe is here to help. She and her crew will take down the brick wall and deck out this kitchen with every modern convenience, giving Keith and Renee everything they wanted.

Wednesday
Oct 19
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 4, Episode 7

McNew Bedroom

Carl McNew and Steve Hunter were looking for their extra bedroom to be relaxing and somewhat of a retreat, but after the walls came down they couldn't make decisions on what to do next, ending up stuck with exposed insulation. Now Kayleen McCabe is here with her crew to make the homeowners visions come to life and create a relaxing and functional guest suite.

Friday
Nov 11
7am | 6c
Season 4, Episode 10

Larson-Bailey Kitchen

Renee Larson and Keith Bailey are stuck in their kitchen renovation. With a load-bearing brick wall that needs to come down and outdated appliances, these two are deadlocked in demo--but Kayleen McCabe is here to help. She and her crew will take down the brick wall and deck out this kitchen with every modern convenience, giving Keith and Renee everything they wanted.

Friday
Dec 2
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.

Friday
Dec 2
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 4, Episode 11

Ejiasa Bedroom

Over a year ago Kayleen rescued Onyi Ejiasa's disastrous basement, creating an office and media room. But he didn't learn his lesson, and now he's attempted to tackle his master bedroom and seems to have lost his notes from before. So, Kayleen McCabe is here to take Onyi back to school, teaching him how to finish off this ripped up space in serious style.

Friday
Dec 9
7am | 6c
Season 4, Episode 3

Scobel Barn

Jessica and Dave Scobel started to renovate the old barn on their property to provide extra living space. When they started investigating they found that dozens of pigeons had made a home in the roof. They began to clean up the mess but just couldn't figure out how to prevent a return. So they called in Kayleen McCabe and her crew to clean things up and create a space that is warm and inviting.

Tuesday
Feb 14
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 4, Episode 4

Lentsch-Richter Basement

Margy and Josh Lentsch-Richter have a new baby and a steady flow of foster dogs. When they started renovating their basement to create more space, they got stuck on the framing. So they called in Kayleen McCabe and her crew to create a space that is more beautiful and functional than Margy and Josh could have imagined.

Wednesday
Feb 15
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 4, Episode 5

Sweet Master Suite

Leon Stor had big plans when he bought an old church building to turn into his home. His master suite is sub-par and he tore through a wall only to find an illegal stack of plumbing. He decided to call in Kayleen McCabe and her crew to fix the problems and create a space worthy of the name 'bachelor pad.'

Thursday
Feb 16
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
Feb 17
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 4, Episode 7

McNew Bedroom

Carl McNew and Steve Hunter were looking for their extra bedroom to be relaxing and somewhat of a retreat, but after the walls came down they couldn't make decisions on what to do next, ending up stuck with exposed insulation. Now Kayleen McCabe is here with her crew to make the homeowners visions come to life and create a relaxing and functional guest suite.

Saturday
Feb 18
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Sunday
Feb 19
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 4, Episode 9

Garcia Basement

Dana and Tony Garcia have started to finish off their enormous basement themselves, but have had no success. The concrete floors and exposed framing still remain, and they have no idea how to disguise the support beams that are in the middle of the room. They called in Kayleen McCabe for help, and she's here to turn their basement into a second living space complete with a kitchenette.

Monday
Feb 20
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 4, Episode 10

Larson-Bailey Kitchen

Renee Larson and Keith Bailey are stuck in their kitchen renovation. With a load-bearing brick wall that needs to come down and outdated appliances, these two are deadlocked in demo--but Kayleen McCabe is here to help. She and her crew will take down the brick wall and deck out this kitchen with every modern convenience, giving Keith and Renee everything they wanted.

Tuesday
Feb 21
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 4, Episode 11

Ejiasa Bedroom

Over a year ago Kayleen rescued Onyi Ejiasa's disastrous basement, creating an office and media room. But he didn't learn his lesson, and now he's attempted to tackle his master bedroom and seems to have lost his notes from before. So, Kayleen McCabe is here to take Onyi back to school, teaching him how to finish off this ripped up space in serious style.

Wednesday
Feb 22
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Thursday
Feb 23
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Friday
Feb 24
4:30am | 3:30c

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