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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 1

Predovich Office

Jocelyn and Brock Predovich have been renovating their house since the first day they moved in, but their progress has come to a halt after finding a load-bearing brick wall that they don't know how to address. Kayleen and her crew arrive to take down the wall and open up the room so that Brock and Jocelyn can have the office space they've always wanted.

Tuesday
Mar 17
8:30am | 7:30c
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 2, Episode 13

Leo Sunroom

Doris and Brian's sunroom was doomed from the beginning. With a giant plant left behind by the previous owner, a hot tub that refused to function and horrible stone siding, the space left these homeowners not knowing where to start. Luckily, Kayleen is here to whip this room into shape. She's bringing in some of the coolest tricks in patios and a brand-new hot tub.

Tuesday
Mar 24
6pm | 5c
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 12

Friar Basement

The Friars had grandiose plans for their basement remodel, but as demo began, they realized they were in way over their heads with electrical and plumbing problems. It became clear early on that if they were going to create a great room, guest room and office then they were going to need some help. They called Kayleen, and now she and her crew will provide the professional help Lisa and Scott need and show them the way.

Thursday
Apr 2
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.

Thursday
Apr 2
12pm | 11c
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 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.

Friday
Sep 30
7:30am | 6:30c
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 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.

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 5, Episode 11

Fjeseth Attic Bedroom

Marco and Jayme started renovating their attic bedroom about a year ago. They tore out the old room, and managed to get the drywall up, but it was not their proudest project. They can still spot peeling tape and bubbles in the drywall mud. The staircase they had built for access to the attic is now bowing, and already needs to be replaced. Luckily, Kayleen McCabe and her team or renovation rescuers are ready to step up and scale the heights of this ailing attic. They'll replace the rickety stairs with a new spiral staircase, make sure the drywall doesn't peel or bubble, build a bed stand with plenty of extra storage, and add a seating area to make this a space to relax. And when it's finished, Kayleen and co. will make sure this attic is back on top.

Friday
Dec 9
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.

Friday
Dec 16
7am | 6c
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!

Friday
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.

Friday
Dec 23
7am | 6c
Season 5, Episode 13

Jorgensen Basement Theater

Tyler and Lora began work on their basement renovation two years ago, but Tyler quickly realized his DIY skills were maxed. He'd worked on a basement project in the past, and it did not turn out well - to say the least. So to avoid a second disaster, he simply stopped working on the basement. They'd like to turn it into a home theater, but they just don't know how to get the job done. Lucky for them, Kayleen McCabe and crew are on hand, and they've got the ticket to turn this basement into a blockbuster of a home theater. They'll install a top-notch projector system, theater seats, custom acoustic panels, cabinetry, a wine fridge, and everything else a home theater needs, right down to the popcorn maker. And by the time the end credits roll, Tyler and Lora's basement home theater will be front row!

Friday
Dec 23
7:30am | 6:30c

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