Alison and the Kitchen Crashers crew find a Chicago couple with a kitchen that can only be described as depressing. From floor to ceiling, nothing can stay including the tiles with little pregnant women on them. So this space get a total renovation to breathe new life into the hub of the home. Starting with new hardwood flooring, the space gets brought up to date with cabinets, countertops, quartz backsplash, storage shelves, and custom stenciled window treatments. The final reveal of this amazing space leaves the homeowners practically speechless.
Alison agrees to take on a growing family's kitchen on one condition- she gets to spill the beans about the new baby to the soon-to-be grandparents. Once the news is out, she gets to work on the kitchen and first on her hit list- remove the 'gypsy rose' colored soffits to open up the space. Without much flexibility to change up the footprint, Alison brings in floor-to-ceiling gray cabinetry to bring the eye up and create more storage. She tears up decades of old flooring and replaces it with snap together hardwood flooring that flows seamlessly into their dining room. An old picture window filled with 'chotchkies' is updated and the homeowners get to select which faucet they think will best match their new apron front, under mount sink. A DIY-friendly metallic paneled backsplash, stainless steel appliances and a DIY sliding organizer make this kitchen a space where Matt and Diana feel at home.
Alison and the Kitchen Crashers crew find a couple of single Chicago guys with a dismal kitchen dedicated to the enjoyment of beer. One refrigerator is shoved into a doorway and the other has holes cut in the side for a beer tap. After Alison has the guys and their friends rip out everything from floor to ceiling, the new space begins to emerge. Starting with cabinets and soapstone countertops, this kitchen gets new appliances, a custom beverage center complete with beer tap and mini fridge and a butcher block peninsula. The final reveal is a new kitchen worthy of the finest of beers and two guys who can't believe it all happened in just a few days.
When he sees Alison in the home improvement store, Tom knows what to do chase her! A big fan of the show, Tom talks Alison into taking him home and surprising his wife and next thing he knows, he's appearing on his favorite TV show. Alison gets to work transforming Tom and Nicole's builder's standard kitchen by gutting the room and re-thinking the space planning. She adds an island with a sleek granite top and extends decorative cabinets and gray quartz countertops the entire length of the kitchen, providing endless space for cooking and entertaining. Where there was once an empty space, Alison designs a custom bench clad in wood flooring planks and zinc-covered table to provide seating for the entire family. The dark brown wide-plank wood floor extends up one wall creating an accent wall that looks like a piece of art and a metallic, blue-gray backsplash gives the kitchen some color and style.
Alison and the Kitchen Crashers gang tackle a small, old, kitchen by first removing a huge wall that divides the space. Then, along with tons of natural light, the new stuff floods into this space starting with a raised floor topped with dark oak flooring. Next comes two different cabinet colors and quartz countertops, a custom bench and matching bead board insert into the glass cabinets, and a stunning chandelier. Alison throws in a last designer touch with a bold fabric window treatment and adds an entirely new lighting plan to literally double this room and leave the homeowners amazed with the final result.
An artsy couple gets the kitchen of their dreams ? a sexy, retro styled space complete with a lounge area and area to cook. To achieve big things in this tiny space, Alison has to make the most of what she has by extending the cabinets to the ceiling, covering a window with new cabinetry, re-structuring the seating area and building out an existing pantry using pipes and wood. To add style to the space, Alison brings in dark flooring and even darker gray cabinetry that matches exactly with the paint color. To spice up the cabinetry, Alison fills the upper doors with a DIY antiqued mirror project that causes a few headaches to figure out. A 3D reclaimed wood backsplash, surprise throwback refrigerator, built-in speaker system and re-furbished custom chairs make this kitchen a place where this couple can cook breakfast, have cocktails, entertain and hang out.
Alison makes the environment her top priority in this 'going green' kitchen ? recycling materials, reusing cabinet hardware and reducing waste by donating cabinetry and appliances instead of throwing them away. Rather than the typical demo, Alison keeps the cabinets and appliances intact and donates them to a local company for re-sale while all other materials go into a recyclable dumpster. The space is opened up by removing soffits and five layers of ugly, old flooring are replaced with dark brown bamboo planks. Alison brings in ceiling height cabinetry and countertops made of recycled oven glass to give the kitchen a new shape and function. Energy efficient appliances ?including a wine refrigerator -- and a sustainable living wall are installed, giving Kevin and Meeghan the ability to grow their own herbs year-round right in their own kitchen. Alison designs a DIY art wall out of scrap pieces of cork and a stylish wine rack to finish off the look.
A couple of young newlyweds have a nasty man cave for a kitchen... that is until Alison and the Kitchen Crashers come home with them. After a total demolition, the space gets re-imagined from top to bottom. Starting with new hardwood floors and blue cabinets, the renovation continues with granite countertops, a custom glass pantry door, a reclaimed wood hutch, and antique brass lighting and hardware. The end result is a classy, colorful space with a nod to the past.
Alison is thrilled when she sees this giant kitchen stuck in the 70s the perfect opportunity for a big crash with a fun theme. Alison decides to combine Steve's love for the outdoors and Gizelle's eclectic personality in an indoor picnic inspired kitchen. Where there was once a diner-style dining nook, Alison replaces the oversized table with a picnic table and nature inspired stencil. The footprint of the kitchen is flipped to create a more functional space and to make room for a giant island for prep and entertaining. In keeping with the outdoor feel, Alison brings in white washed wood-like flooring that picks up the colors from the natural brown cabinetry. To add pop, the kitchen is decked out with a bright red range and hand-painted backsplash tile. Alison gets the homeowners involved by silk screening a cloud-like pattern on glass inserts for the pantry cabinetry, covering an accent wall in textured paint to look like the outdoors and refurbishing an old pantry inside of a new cabinet.
Blog Cabin gets invaded by Alison Victoria and Kitchen Crashers to create a kitchen with beach elegance. Using America's votes as a guide, this blank space transforms into a warm and inviting cozy kitchen with hardwood floors, ivory cabinets, granite countertops, mosaic backsplash, and all new appliances and lighting. Just for fun Alison and the gang also tackle the mud room and laundry room and build a one of a kind lighted dining table for the crowning jewel. The results are amazing and all overlooking the outer banks of the North Carolina Coast.
This Kitchen Crash starts with an inspiration piece: a blue mixer. Taking that idea and running with it, Alison creates a design for a retro makeover which totally changes a kitchen. This project starts with new flooring and includes white cabinets, beech butcher-block countertops, and custom touches like a hammered zinc island top, mesh inserts in the cabinet doors and a wall clock that is almost the entire wall. The crowning touch is the bright blue range and hand dyed sink that leave the homeowners overwhelmed.
Alison is challenged to bring an outdated and orange kitchen into modern times, while trying to please two homeowners with opposite tastes. Dan likes things simple and clean and Beth loves a house full of color and 'stuff.' To meet Dan's tastes, Alison designs a dark, scraped wood floor with neutral countertops and an off-white subway tile backsplash. For Beth, Alison brings in a Moroccan flavor with turquoise cabinetry, a multi-colored arabesque tile accent wall, hanging terrariums made out of old lanterns and a Moroccan styled lighting. The high-end built-In appliances add class to the kitchen and a DIY stenciled table proves to be a challenge for Alison and Beth.
When Alison meets soon-to-be-newlyweds Mike and Angie, she sets out to give them the best wedding gift ever ? an elegant yet rustic kitchen makeover with room to seat all of their guests. To give this outdated kitchen a wedding-worthy look, she replaces the dingy cabinets and countertops with beautiful two-tone glazed cabinetry and a shimmery white stone countertop. Alison optimizes the flow of the kitchen by rearranging the appliance layout to create the perfect work triangle and opens up the ideal space for a bar, ready for a champagne toast. To add some country charm, Alison and Mike add interest to the ceiling by creating distressed wood beams that tie in to the reclaimed barn wood wainscoting. As if this wasn't enough, Alison gives this lucky bride and groom-to-be a piece of her own kitchen, which she and Angie repurpose into a beautiful new table with a rich history.