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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 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 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.

Thursday
Jan 21
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 1

Barry Outdoor Room

Kevin and Mary Beth Barry wanted to provide a space for their kids to safely jump on the trampoline, but once the enclosure was built they quickly realized it was a horrible idea; so they started to fill in the hole. They then decided that an outdoor room would fit their family better, but they didn't know how to move forward. That's when they called in Kayleen McCabe and her crew to construct a space that will be safe and exactly what they've always wanted.

Friday
Sep 30
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
Oct 7
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 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 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 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

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