Alison heads to Florida with the 2014 Blog Cabin kitchen in her sights. This beautiful 1920's home has a blank slate for a kitchen and is in desperate need of a design. Alison and host Chris Grundy start by building cabinets, a giant center island, and custom pantry. As the days roll on the empty room becomes a showplace complete with concrete counter-tops, custom wood and metal chandelier, welded pot rack, huge copper topped work space, built in banquet, herb garden and all new gorgeous appliances. In the end this blank slate becomes an amazing and enormous space combining rustic and modern touches that anyone would be thrilled to call home.
Alison is stuck within the footprint of Maria and Matt's galley kitchen, so rather than fight the space, she pumps up the creativity and changes up the layout. First, she shortens a large window and moves the sink underneath to maximize countertop and cabinet space. After the soffits are out, ceiling height light sage-colored cabinetry comes in to compliment whitewashed laminate flooring and marbled black, cream and white granite countertops. Next up, smudge-proof black appliances including a double oven, cooktop, counter-depth refrigerator and stylish hood. To keep up with the black accents, Alison installs a heavy-duty black granite sink, faucet and sleek cabinet hardware. On the DIY side, Alison and the homeowners construct a mudroom with a custom boot tray to give this family more space and a vertical succulent piece and herb garden to bring nature indoors.
A dark and outdated kitchen is gutted and opened up into a Mid Century Modern space! In just three days the kitchen is completely transformed with brand new hardwood floors, all new cabinets, bright backsplash, banquette seating and a custom walnut dining table. Plus, an island faced with gypsum tiles takes center stage and is completed with walnut stools made with seat belts!
Alison and the Kitchen Crashers Crew find a couple of California homeowners who have a really big kitchen. The problem is size is the only thing this space has going for it, everything else is old and dated and half of the flooring is exposed plywood. The plan involves adding even more room by removing a wall and then the new finishes start flooding in. This ambitious renovation starts with new flooring throughout both the kitchen and living room spaces and new cabinets in both light and dark. Part of the cabinet package includes a huge kitchen island, painted blue, and topped with a manufactured stone countertop and then custom built elements like a sliding barn door, pub table, and a doggy feeding hutch are added. Lots of tears and laughter fill this new kitchen when the homeowners are called in for the for the final reveal.
Ari and Lara's kitchen is cramped and the layout is all wrong, until Alison Victoria comes in and revamps the entire space, partially knocking down the wall into the dining room and accenting the room with an arch and DIY distressed corbels. Alison brings in a reclaimed wood floor to give the room a rustic feel and grey washed cabinetry with detailed doors and crystal hardware for a modern feel. Where there was once a wall, there is now a custom reclaimed wood peninsula and alcove with a DIY picture frame and chalkboard. A faux brick paneled wall, quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances finish off the space.
Jess and Tom try to make the most of city living by using their deck off the kitchen as a dining area, but their setup isn't working for them until Alison gets her hands on it. After tossing their main appliances off the deck, Alison and the crew carefully take down the wall of cabinetry and re-use the cabinet faces for DIY planter boxes. So that they don't make the same mistake twice, Alison replaces the cabinetry with two-toned cabinets and an open shelving area to break up the giant wall. To help Tom and Jess up their fun factor, Alison installs a bar with under cabinet beverage center and works with Tom on a DIY table that has a cooler right in the middle. Beachy wall tiles, a mix of butcher block and stone countertops, a swinging chair and a faux green wall finish off the space and give it an urban beachy feel.
A bland and boring backyard is completely transformed into the ultimate outdoor kitchen. Two kitchen islands faced in slate sit on a brand new concrete patio and are covered by two artistic pergolas. Plus, a live edge dining table becomes the focal point of this kitchen. The outdoor space goes above and beyond with a serene living area complete with a fire and water features, privacy screens, a custom coffee table and an antler chandelier.
While they're very happy with their indoor kitchen, Casey and McKenzie's urban backyard has a lot to be desired, until Alison and her crew step in for a complete overhaul. They start by turning the stairs on the existing decking to create the feeling of a room below, the perfect spot for an outdoor kitchen. Alison brings in composite gray decking and has it cut and mounted into squares to create a unique pattern. Next, a pergola, built-in bench with planters and stone bases come together to make up the footprint for the space. Garapa wood is mounted horizontally to a wall to enclose the space and two grills are installed to give the homeowners options when they cook. To round out the design, Alison and the homeowners make a DIY porch swing and chic herb garden that is both functional and fabulous to look at.
Alison and the Kitchen Crashers Crew find a couple of homeowners with a huge space and a small kitchen. Add to that a fireplace that is never used and this renovation begins by having a custom pizza oven built into the fireplace and knocking down a wall or two to open up the space. Then the transformation continues with new floors, cabinets, countertops, paint and lighting. While that is going on Alison helps the homeowners create a custom welded bar table, dining table and stained wood bar wall treatment. The result is a huge new space with a huge bar, pizza parlor and stunning new kitchen.
A grimy outdated kitchen with pink tile, tired cabinets and worn appliances is blown up into an elegant farmhouse kitchen. In a short three days this outdated kitchen is completely transformed with all new cabinets and countertops and a custom reclaimed table that tucks into a brand new kitchen island. A reclaimed wood baker's rack provides tons of storage and a low ceiling is vaulted to create an open and bright new space. Plus, Alison takes this kitchen above and beyond with a unique reclaimed storage wall and a custom pendant made from chicken wire.
Alison has a big project on her hands as she flips an ancient kitchen into a modern masterpiece. To start, she re-vamps the floor plan, eliminating a window, opening up the doorway to a small nook and doubling the size of the main entrance to include a sliding glass door. Once the layout is in place, Alison brings in all things modern to give the space a clean, linear look. High gloss neon green cabinetry add pop to the room while wavy ceramic backsplash tiles and white quartz countertops give the room a neutral and stylish feel. For DIY projects, Alison and Trey work on a pull-out pantry that fits right into an old closet space and Alison and Maria tackle a tree-themed bar area and custom wood wall.
Alison and the Kitchen Crashers Crew find a couple of homeowners with a huge kitchen that has become almost unusable. The traffic flow is terrible and everything from floor to ceiling has seen better days. This massive renovation begins with demolition of two walls and a complete re-imagining of the entire space. With an eye toward the couples' love of both entertaining and sushi, Alison brings a design that both opens the space even larger and looks like a fancy sushi restaurant. The elements include a new layout, flooring, cabinets, countertops and appliances. Then the custom touches are created like a low profile asian dining table, grasscloth shoji wall treatment, and resin paneled chandelier surround. The end result leaves the homeowners overwhelmed by a kitchen that is beyond both of their expectations.
Michael wants an outdoor kitchen that screams party so Alison delivers! She drops a shipping container into the yard and transforms it into a sleek outdoor kitchen complete with awnings, a bar, cabinets, shelving, lighting and a kegorator. She adds a deck with smoker and prep area, two picnic tables and a custom concrete ping pong table. The result is a usable back yard with lots of entertaining space and the most unique outdoor kitchen around!