Rescue Renovation Videos

Light Strip Crown Molding

Strip lighting hidden behind crown molding adds a soft glow to this room.

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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.

Tuesday
Mar 17
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 5

Romano Bathroom

With their bathroom's rotting floor joists and torn-down walls, Mike and Marissa Romano are scared to go any farther in their renovation of the space. Lucky for this couple, Kayleen knows exactly what to do. She brings in her crew and gets started on correcting the structural issues of this room and is on a mission to give these homeowners a relaxing master bathroom.

Tuesday
Mar 17
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

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

Holman-Jensen Living Room

Troy Jensen and Vincent Holman bought their house five years ago with intentions of flipping it, but then they fell in love with the place, or at least most of it. When their renovations began, these homeowners wanted to create an urban loft feel in their living room but got stuck when they discovered a load-bearing wall in the space. So they called in Kayleen and her crew. She's here to tear down the wall and give the guys the modern, industrial feel that they are looking for.

Tuesday
Mar 17
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 3, Episode 6

Goncalves Patio

Cleiton and Viviane Goncalves recently remodeled their basement. After the contractors left their backyard in ruins, Cleiton got a book from the hardware store and tried to build a new patio. With the hot tub creating a collapsing situation and not knowing what to do next, these homeowners called Kayleen and her crew for help. Soon they will have a super awesome, tricked-out two-story patio.

Tuesday
Mar 24
2pm | 1c
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 3, Episode 11

Dunn Bathroom

David and Shana Dunn need another entrance into their bathroom so their kids have access, the problem is that there is a toilet right where the door should go. David started doing some mild demo, but lacks the know-how to move plumbing around or install a door. Kayleen and her crew are here now to make everything right and give these homeowners the functional bathroom space they need.

Thursday
Apr 2
10:30am | 9:30c
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 15

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.

Thursday
Jan 21
10am | 9c
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.

Friday
Jun 10
7am | 6c
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 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 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.

Saturday
Sep 17
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.

Sunday
Sep 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.

Monday
Sep 19
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
Sep 20
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.

Wednesday
Sep 21
4:30am | 3:30c

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