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 2

Hughes Kitchen

Steve Hughes wants to marry Jen Brewster, but Jen won't move in until his kitchen is renovated. Trouble is, neither of them knows what to do with the space. With big dreams and a hutch that's in the way of everything, this couple needs help. Kayleen and her crew come to the rescue to give Jen and Steve the kitchen of their dreams.

Tuesday
Mar 17
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 6

Delancy Basement

Zeb and Heidi have a huge empty basement, after they took some time to clean out everything that had collected down there, and now they want to create a family space and a bedroom for their teenage daughter. However, they have no skills to complete this renovation and have gotten only as far as laying down tape lines for room separations. Kayleen is on hand to help create the perfect basement space for this family.

Tuesday
Mar 17
11am | 10c
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 4

Mejia Kitchen

Tomas and Natalee Mejia wanted to open up their kitchen/dining room area. Stopped in their tracks by a load-bearing wall they tried to tear out, they have been living in an unsafe mess for nearly three years. Thank goodness they found Kayleen! She and her crew are going full blast to revamp the kitchen and provide the open floor plan these homeowners have been wanting.

Tuesday
Mar 24
3pm | 2c
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 7

Klosowski Living Room

Needing room to entertain, Matt and Linda Klosowski wanted to remove their cumbersome fireplace and replace it with an entertainment center. Their attempts at demolition led to all kinds of problems, so they called in Kayleen and her crew to get rid of the fireplace and create the space they need to host their friends and family.

Thursday
Apr 2
9:30am | 8:30c
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 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
Oct 14
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.

Friday
Nov 18
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 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 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
Jan 12
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.

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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