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 3, Episode 5

Ballard Master Bedroom

Ryan and Allison Ballard bought an old printing press studio to live in, and then shortly after realized they didn't know a whole lot about construction. With a completely blank space to renovate and no idea where to start, they were in desperate need of help. Kayleen arrives with her crew to teach the Ballards some tricks of the trade and give them the knowledge that they need for success in their renovation.

Tuesday
Mar 24
2:30pm | 1:30c
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.

Tuesday
Mar 24
4pm | 3c
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 24
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 3, Episode 1

Domsch Basement

Austin Domsch got a little bit demo happy trying to renovate his basement. When he ran into electrical wires, his wife Jill made him stop for fear of electrocution. With no idea how to complete what they started, Austin and Jill called in licensed contractor and host Kayleen McCabe. Kayleen and her crew will help Austin finish the demo and build Jill and Austin the cozy family/guest room they've dreamed of.

Tuesday
Mar 24
6:30pm | 5:30c
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 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.

Thursday
Apr 2
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 5, Episode 1

Gomolka Kitchen

Stephanie Gomolka and Arawan Gajaviva hate their kitchen but love everything else about their house. They tried to knock down a wall, but never committed to it because of some wiring and a thermostat. They now find themselves completely stalled, and are in desperate need of help. So Kayleen McCabe is here to get them rolling again. She plans to open up their space, and give them a layout that is inviting and functional.

Sunday
Nov 1
3:30am | 2:30c
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.

Monday
Nov 2
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 18

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
Jun 17
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
Nov 4
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Friday
Nov 11
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
Nov 11
7:30am | 6:30c
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 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.

Tuesday
Aug 22
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 18

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
10am | 9c

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