Ben and Ela have been together since college and instead of getting married, they spent their money on a two-bedroom home. They've wanted to get rid of their kitchen since day one, but are dreading the thought of renovating it on their own. Contractor James Young ditches their kitchen's florescent lighting and all-white color scheme and gives it a modern look. In addition, he opens up the space and brings in a cool recycled glass countertop, high-end floor tile and sparkling metal accents.
Meghan has been busy over the past two years remodeling her 1930s home, but one huge project remains - the kitchen. It has no style whatsoever and is a bland mix of gray cabinets, boring white countertops and peeling beige vinyl flooring. With the help of contractor James Young, she gives her kitchen a much needed facelift and creates a new space filled with sleek, modern products while still holding onto the vintage feel of her home.
Josh and Carly bought their 1960s fixer-upper seven months ago, even though their family didn't approve. It was in a great location, but the interior needed an extreme makeover. They finished everything on their own, except the kitchen. It's outdated, moldy and just plain ugly. With the help of contractor James Young, they give the kitchen a complete new look, filling it with high-end products that fit their modern taste.
Lindsay and Chris bought their 1920s home five years ago. It had previously been a rental property for nearly a decade and needed some serious tender love and care. They finished the bathroom and the main living areas, but the kitchen was a lost cause. With crumbling cabinets, a broken countertop and sink, and several layers of flooring and wallpaper, it's a huge mess. Contractor James Young helps Lindsay and Chris give the kitchen a complete new design, all-new cabinets and countertops, and brand new appliances. Since they're both artists, the end product is sure to be a masterpiece.
April Rachuy and Rashaun Collins bought their 1950s home just over a year ago - they thought the house had great potential, and were able to add their artistic touch to most of the rooms. The kitchen, however, was a lost cause. It was stuck in the 50s with cracked, stained countertops, bad flooring and outdated cabinets. But with the help of contractor James Young, they'll bring the kitchen up to their design standards and give it a completely modern makeover with plenty of cool new products that will take their kitchen back to the future.
Rachel and Jason bought their first house six months ago. The young couple loves everything about their new home except for the kitchen. Before they invite friends and family over for a housewarming party, they ask contractor James Young to help them with a complete kitchen overhaul. Their dark and outdated kitchen is about to become a thing of the past, as they replace it with a modern space built with green materials.
The kitchen in Trevor and Kelly's 1920s bungalow wears a lot of hats - cannery, brewery, greenhouse, art studio, and chicken coop - and they have simply outgrown it. They have a full vegetable garden in the backyard, along with four chickens that occasionally wander into the kitchen. With zero counter space to store their fresh produce, their kitchen doesn't fit their needs. However, with the help of contractor James Young, they turn their outdated kitchen into a functional, stylish space using sustainable, cutting-edge products. This isn't an average remodel. With a bold design scheme, built-in compost system and a built-in beer tap, this kitchen is sure to turn heads.
When Noah and Angela bought their second home, they knew how much work their kitchen needed. Even as experienced do-it-yourselfers, this one was almost too big for them. With no connection to the other rooms in the house, a lack of storage and counter space and a style that definitely did not suit them, they needed help. With contractor James Young, they turn their once outdated and cramped space into a much more open and inviting kitchen. To make this room feel like home, they complete it with modern and personal touches.
Matt and Melissa bought their charming 1925 two-story home a little more than a year ago. They loved the wide-open layout, as well as the neighborhood. Fairly experienced DIYers, they spent the first year redoing the electrical, refinishing the hardwood floors and adding fresh paint throughout. Their worn and tiny kitchen, however, is proving to be too daunting of a project, even for them. With the help of contractor James Young, they open up the space to the adjoining dining room, and add style and function to the space with new cabinets, a stone floor, glass countertops and a snazzy, recycled metal backsplash. The classic blend of old and new finishes adds modern style that's still keeps with the era of the home.
Brenna and Tom saw great investment potential when they bought their inner-city duplex over five years ago. They initially lived upstairs and slowly renovated that space with the help of friends, relatives and contractors. Now they've decided to move downstairs and renovate that space into their long-term home. The turn of the century house has high ceilings, large rooms, beautiful wood floors and millwork. The low point is the 1970s era, rental-style kitchen that sticks out like a sore thumb. They gut the space and start over, reconfiguring the entire room. Practically everything is moved and every corner of the room is updated with cool new products. They know they need help on this complete re-do and contractor James Young is ready for the job.
For Troy and Elizabeth, it was love at first sight when they found their home. It's located on a cul-de-sac, has a huge backyard and a large, open floor plan. Now, two years later, they've lost that loving feeling and are only seeing the troubled spots. The top spot on their list is the outdated kitchen. The large space was a selling point, but now the underwhelming decor is a serious downer. With the help of contractor James Young, they take their kitchen from leftover 1980s to modern country. They also get help from restorer and historian Dawn Brodey who finds some hidden treasures at an old farm to add unique accents in their kitchen. The help from friends, new tools and cool products, turns this old 1980s kitchen into something extraordinary and the homeowners can fall in love with it all over again.
Adam and Bree moved into their 1970s rambler two years ago because it had one thing they really needed - space. They like to throw big dinner parties and the kitchen was definitely big enough for their needs. There was only one problem. It was UGLY. Decorated in the worst of 1970s style, it had a poor layout and seemed isolated from the rest of the house. They decided to remodel it in phases to avoid spending a ton of money all at once. Phase one involved knocking holes in two walls to open up the room to the living room. Now they're tackling phase two, giving it a much-needed design facelift. With the help of contractor James Young, they give a whole new look to the existing cabinets and install brand new cabinets in an empty corner that's just gathering dust. The addition of cutting edge products, gives their kitchen the makeover it desperately needs.
Living in the suburbs was the furthest thing from Tom and Danica's minds when they got married five years ago. But two kids later, they say the recent purchase of their 1997 suburban house with its big backyard and close proximity to great schools was the right choice. Now, they just need to make it their own. First on the agenda is ridding the house of its bland, cookie-cutter style kitchen. With the help of contractor James Young, they transform the tired space into an elegant, modern gathering place for their young family by adding a new peninsula, a mix of glass and metal countertops and a funky mosaic backsplash. In keeping with this young couple's limited budget, the cabinets get a partial makeover with new dark chocolate stain and slab style doors. Who knew suburban could look this urban?