It's a kitchen extravaganza on this episode when we price out ten transformations of everyone's favorite room; from new granite countertops and peninsulas to custom cabinetry and copper sinks, we'll see a slu of styles and gorgeous renovations on this episode of Price It Out.
Amy heads off to snow country to meet Tedd Benson, a visionary New Hampshire builder who's taken the 2,000-year-old craft of timber framing and added a super-insulated wall system, running the whole process on a computer matrix. This "Low-Load" house is built in pieces in the plant, gets trucked to its mountainside site in Vermont and goes up quickly and precisely, despite Mother Nature's worst. Then, Kevin's got some more new ideas to insulate your home, like foam-filled framing lumber and Aerogel strips, and he's also got an answer to the eternal do-it-yourself question: what do I do with my demolition waste? After Amy demonstrates a product that makes crown molding installation a breeze, Kevin has his mind blown as he comes to understand the true power of wireless: charge your phone, cook your soup in the can or run your souped-up electric roadster, all without cables!
Jackson and Shelby Derbish have lived in their home for three years and have always wanted to renovate their kitchen to make it more modern. They've tried doing a few minor changes but lack the skills to really make an impact. Now all that's left is a hole in the wall, burnt laminate tile and yellow paneling. Host Marc Bartolomeo will help the Derbishes inject some modern, eclectic touches by installing beautiful red cabinets and removing the wall between the kitchen and dining room to make it more open.
Hosts Mike & Robert salvage a house previously damaged by a tornado near Abingdon, VA. Key items include floors, doors, and a complete staircase. While at the warehouse, Mike makes a commissioned desk for a child from a balance beam.
The Black Dog crew salvages St. Mary's Church rectory in Chillicothe, OH. Key items include cast-iron mantles, a large built-in cabinet, and a stained-glass front doorway. Back at the shop, Tay and his dad work together to make a truck from a Volkswagen bus.
Mike and the team salvage large industrial doors from the old Nehi Bottling Plant in Covington, VA. Back at the shop, Robert and Tay work on a gate made from a bicycle. The guys also pick through a collection brought in by a local vendor.
The Salvage Dawgs team returns to a previously salvaged house to save its original log structure. Mike and Tay also learn how that wood is milled for a custom building project. Mike uses that same wood to build an end table for the property owner.
The Black Dog Salvage team saves parts of an old Victorian-style farmhouse in Laurel Forks, VA. Mike & Robert also learn how to hand throw bricks at the local Old Virginia Brick Company. At the shop, Tay transforms a busted up VW bus into a flatbed truck.
The Black Dog Salvage team saves architectural elements at Roanoke College in Salem, VA. Key items include railings, brick pavers, gothic lighting, and a safe from the 1940s. Back at the warehouse, Mike and Courtney repurpose a mantle into a hanging wall piece.
The Salvage Dawgs crew saves parts of a farmhouse in South Boston, VA. Key items include chairs, milk-painted paneling, and an arched window. Mike and Robert also get to pick through some of the owner's personal collections. Back at the warehouse, Robert repurposes a previously salvaged porch roof into an outdoor kitchen.
Moving to the interior of the Dollar House, Nicole demo's her heart out and focuses on the disgusting kitchen space and adding a half bathroom to the first floor (evicting a few pigeons along the way). Once the new space is framed out, everything seems to be falling into place until the water is turned on and Nicole finds out she has some leaky pipes.
Restoring the first floor of the Dollar House continues as host and interior designer Nicole Curtis uncovers hardwood floors throughout the living and dining room areas. The dining room hutch is still intact, but there's a whole new fireplace mantle to build. Nicole also takes on a DIY project to prove that a pile of scrap wood can become a thing of beauty.
Heading up to the second floor, Nicole takes on the bathroom, one of the house's dirtiest and grimiest rooms. She brings it down to the studs, adding clean lines with white subway tile and re-purposes an old dresser into one of her signature vanities. Since the house was lifted, the front porch has been floating in space, so Nicole tears it down to begin rebuilding a new one, giving the house an inviting and classic look.
Ever closer to finishing up the interior of the Dollar House, Nicole works in the bedrooms to put up all new walls and ceilings as well as remove the black and white linoleum flooring and patch up a burn mark in the hardwood. The staircase needs attention as well, so Nicole repairs some broken treads and comes up with a cool idea for how to turn an odd space into a storage closet.
Moving back outside, Nicole begins to clean up all the debris from the yard and comes up with a plan to use salvaged materials from the house to create a cute little back yard area. For the front entryway, Nicole exposes hardwood floors and dumpster dives in her own dumpster to find a light she can use.
All that's left to finish on the Dollar House is the exterior. The whole house needs the cedar shakes repaired and the fascia covered in aluminum for protection. As Nicole looks to the neighboring houses for inspiration as she finishes the front porch, she must also make a decision on what color to paint the house.
Nicole begins work on the interior of the Case Ave house and is faced with a living and dining room full of gorgeous woodwork and original pocket doors that have been painted over the years. It'll take hours and hours of sanding and stripping, but Nicole just can't leave them the way she found them. Once she sets her mind to something, there's no stopping her.
Nicole takes the dark and dim front entryway and opens it up, removing soffits, repairing original stained glass windows, and hunting for salvaged parts to rebuild the fabulous staircase. She must also find a way to repair the front porch floorboards to keep them from falling off the foundation.
The bedrooms and bathroom on the second floor desperately need Nicole's attention. She must deal with water-damaged walls, old carpet and vinyl covering the hardwood, and a tiny, dirty bathroom that needs an updated shower. Nicole saves as many original fixtures as she can and proves that there's plenty you can do to turn a space around without buying new.
The Case Ave house is almost complete, and Nicole has saved the most difficult task for last - figuring out a functional layout for the cramped kitchen. To save the original cabinets, she must get creative in order to find a way to make them fit with modern appliances. With a few left over pieces from around the house, Nicole finds new ways to repurpose them in the basement.
Joe and Kim's neglected backyard is in serious need of some TLC from exterior designer Billy Derian and his crew. Watch as the team turns this backyard wasteland into a Balinese resort, where Joe and Kim can entertain their friends in an elegant, tropical setting.