Alan and Pam Whatley purchased their home one year ago and immediately knew a kitchen renovation was a must. First, the Whatleys installed a new tin backsplash and painted over their cabinets and countertops to fit their modern taste. Unfortunately, their renovations don't seem to be holding up and these hardworking homeowners are tired of constantly keeping up with their kitchen. Host Marc Bartolomeo will help the Whatleys open up their kitchen with an archway and install an air conditioner and brand-new cabinets. With Marc's help, the kitchen that was once an art project will become a design masterpiece.
Cindy and Josh's kitchen cabinets have suffered major water damage and are falling apart, but they don't know how to fix anything without using duct tape! The room has potential, but will host Marc Bartolomeo be able to help this couple? Marc will add brand-new cabinets for the storage they need, and he'll also seal the countertop seams and install a new faucet to prevent any future water disasters.
David and Colleen Murphy purchased their home ten years ago as a young couple with tons of drive and ambition to renovate their entire home. However, three children later, the power tools were replaced with bottles, toys and art supplies. Now the Murphys are anxious to start working on their kitchen with the help of host Marc Bartolomeo. The Murphys will tear down the wall between the kitchen and dining room and gain more cabinet space. They'll also make drawer organizers to hold the children's drawing utensils so that it's also a kid-friendly area.
Kareem and Heather Bryant purchased a fixer-upper three years ago but were unaware of what they were getting themselves into. Every time they turn around, something else seems to fall apart in their kitchen. The Bryants are scared to replace anything with the fear of their kitchen crumbling down. Host Marc Bartolomeo will rescue the Bryants by picking up the pieces. They'll make a pass-through to make the kitchen appear bigger and will also add more storage space, all while making it very stylish and up-to-date.
James and Martha McKay love the charm of their 82-year-old home, but they would really like to bring it into the 21st century, especially the kitchen. The McKays have tried everything to make the space somewhat functional, but something always falls apart. The kitchen also has space issues. They've used everything from the dining room furniture to bungee cords and glue to cover problem areas. With Marc's help, the McKays will move the kitchen into their current dining room and add a desk area, seating for the children and even a space for the family dog.
Joe and Jen Tully have tried to bring out the retro style of their 1950s kitchen, but they're starting to realize the space is just plain old... not to mention completely disorganized! The Tullys have tried everything from painting the cabinets and countertops to even "magic-markering" the floors. Host Marc Bartolomeo will help out by opening the kitchen up and replacing their metal cabinets with something more modern for lots of storage. He'll then show the couple how to outfit those cabinets with soft-close hinges to prevent wear and tear, plus introduce loads of features to help them stay organized.
Ken and Wendy Prothero absolutely love the charm of their house but feel that it comes to a screeching halt in the kitchen. They have tried everything to fix the space, but because of the four doors and two windows, the Protheros are left with little room for improvement. With host Marc Bartolomeo's help, the Protheros will get rid of two windows, allowing for more cabinet and countertop space. Plus, the couple will even gain a breakfast bar.
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.
Jessica Bolton and friend Caya have tackled their fair share of DIY projects throughout the house, but it all ends in the kitchen. The pair wants a place to entertain their friends, but the current setup has made it impossible. And since the kitchen is in the basement, they're worried they'll have a hard time getting full-size appliances into the space. They also are dealing with water damage and very old floors. Marc will help the ladies pour a cool concrete floor and move the old appliances out while figuring out how to load in a full-size range and refrigerator. Plus, they'll install floating shelves for the bar area.
Eric and Jacquie Patterson have lived with their small and hazardous kitchen for five years. In the beginning they were fine with the space because it was for just the two of them. But since their daughter arrived, the pair has had enough and is ready for an update. As things are now, the garbage disposal rattles the room and the space has ugly fluorescent lighting. Plus, the couple is starting to realize that cooking in the dark can be dangerous! So Marc comes to their aid, teaching the pair how to brighten their space with lights both under and inside their cabinets. Plus, he demonstrates how to make a unique backsplash using acrylic and any fabric pattern, and how to install and care for a brand-new garbage disposal. The Pattersons should be able to enjoy their spacious kitchen while also feeling safe.
Engineers Adrianne and Jason Winterling purchased their first home two years ago, knowing that although the place needed to be renovated, it had plenty of potential -- especially the kitchen. But after a couple of failed projects, the Winterlings finally decided to put their engineering skills aside and ask for help. With Marc's guidance, the couple will knock down the wall between the kitchen and dining room. They'll also install a wet bar with a custom-made mirror backsplash, fix a floor joist and install beautiful tile flooring.
Cristina and Matt Hendrickson are preparing for the birth of their child and are on a time crunch to get their house in order, including the cramped kitchen. After a few failed attempts to update the space themselves, the Hendricksons have turned to Marc for help. To start things off, Marc will expand the kitchen by knocking the wall down between the kitchen and dining room. Plus, he'll install faux copper panels, ceiling speakers and a reclaimed wood beam to separate the kitchen from the dining space.
Michele and Matt Rogers purchased their home a year and a half ago and immediately started working on it. After the majority of the house was finished, they turned their attention to the kitchen. The Rogers began ordering new things for the space and bought a sledgehammer to start knocking the walls down -- but quickly realized they were in over their heads. Knowing the room had a lot of potential, they turned to Marc for help. The Rogers will install a skylight and open up the kitchen, bringing in more natural light. They'll also use salvaged doors as a wainscotting for the knee wall underneath the island.