Nicole and Jay started their kitchen renovation two years ago and it has been a construction site ever since. Host and carpenter Marc Bartolomeo reignites their quest for kitchen completion by putting a new touch on an old relic. Together they even out the beam fatigue and create a unified floor that matches the new copper counter top and accented tile backsplash.
When JP and Elizabeth bought their first house, their oven door read "please do not open". The label should have been on their front door, as they discovered their entire house had mold crawling from every corner. With host and carpenter Marc Bartolomeo's help, JP and Elizabeth's kitchen goes from mold to gold when they install black granite countertops, new cabinets, porcelain tile, a movable island and paperless drywall that resists mold build up.
Erin and Megan have a kitchen that has been falling apart for forty years. They hold it together creatively with whatever objects they can find, whether it be a fork in the fan or baskets in drawers. That is until host and carpenter Marc Bartolomeo arrives and gives them a dose of his creativity. By replacing the fork fan with an oven range and installing an island and a new set of cabinets, Marc makes sure the only ingenuity in the kitchen is the cooking.
After 22 years of wear and tear, Rob and Karen's kitchen was in desperate need of a facelift. Everything from the cabinets, to the floor, to the appliances will be getting a modern makeover. The original cabinets are saved but given an updated look with a DIY re-facing using a veneer technique. With the addition of a new sub-floor, island and working appliances, their kitchen is now up to the challenge for another 22 years and more.
When they first purchased their 80 year old home, Cass and Liam knew they had a lot of work ahead of them. Their tiny, outdated kitchen is not only the first but the biggest job to overcome if they ever intend on expanding their family. Knowing they couldn't handle the major tasks that follow knocking down the walls, they enlist the aid of host and carpenter Marc Bartolomeo.
Molly and Alan love their Spanish-style house, but feel that their kitchen needs to match the rest of their historic home. With host and carpenter Marc Bartolomeo's help, they learn how to make their own tiled range hood, recreate a Venetian style backsplash and distress their new homemade tabletop.
Mike and Katie can barely move around their tiny kitchen. Their growing family has forced them to either make a change or continue to face the wrath of claustrophobia. Carpenter and electrician Marc Bartolomeo comes to the rescue and aides the couple in knocking down a wall to expand the undersized kitchen. He also teaches them how to install radiant floor heating and create a luminous onyx island complete with LED under lighting.
After moving in and immediately gutting her kitchen, Julia is at a loss of where to turn next. With two sets of twin girls and one son, the simple laundry sink in the kitchen just isn't cutting it. Marc teaches Julia, along with her friend Joel, about the efficiency of foam insulation and how to make their very own mosaic kitchen table, along with other ways to accent her kitchen with tile.
Gregg and Elise love their South Philadelphia row home but have trouble loving their outdated and tacky-looking kitchen. In addition to the retro style, Elise has very limited storage space and can't even reach her pots and pans. Host and carpenter Marc Bartolomeo offers to come by and help the two update their kitchen by installing 42" cabinets for ample storage and with the help of some specialists, learn how to install a unique, frosted plate-glass backsplash.
Debbie and Ben moved into their house three years ago but are growing more and more disgusted by the 70s-style floor and mirrored backsplash in their kitchen. With three young kids at home, the couple is unable to survive very long without a working kitchen. Host and carpenter Marc Bartolomeo takes on the unique challenge of installing two dishwashers and a stunning marble, mosaic travertine backsplash.
Newly engaged couple, Swarna and Jim, is looking to start a new life together. Their goal is to say goodbye to the old and hello to the new. The only thing holding them back is their kitchen stuck in the 70s. Host and carpenter Marc Bartolomeo is called in to tackle the job, which includes installing a beautiful bamboo floor and unique concrete countertop and sink combo.
Bruce and Lani's house has been in the family for over 50 years and are unwilling to get rid of the sentimental home. They are also unwilling to continue living in the cramped space with few working appliances and a mismatched laminate floor, so the young couple admit they need Marc's help. With Marc's aid, they knock out an entire brick wall, replace it with a steel beam, and install a thick wet bed in the floor for brand new tiles.
Ken and Stephanie were tired of their outdated eyesore of a kitchen. They began tearing parts of the kitchen apart themselves, but only succeeded in making things worse. They are thrilled to accept assistance from host and carpenter Marc Bartolomeo, who proposes opening walls up to create a better flow. Marc helps to install a fancy two-tiered glass bar on the kitchen island and a decorative light panel in the half wall which both help to modernize this outdated marvel.
Kitchen Impossible's Marc Bartolomeo counts down the top ten ways to make a killer kitchen. Revealing how installing a huge piece of stainless steel on the wall can change whole look of the space, an appliance that can help kick start your morning and finally how to turn your kitchen into the focal point of the house!