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About the show

In DIY Network's Rescue Renovation host Kayleen McCabe saves project-challenged homeowners who are in over their heads with their renovations. Kayleen points out exactly what went wrong and formulates a seven-day action plan to turn awful renovations into jaw-dropping rooms.
Season 2, Episode 8

Ejiasa Basement

Brothers Onyi and Uche have been living with a drywall-only basement for about four years. Onyi hung the drywall initially but was afraid to attempt mudding and taping on his own. So he just gave up. With a horrible layout to top things off, this basement needs some serious help, so the guys called Kayleen. She's here to give this space a much-needed change that will leave these brothers with a perfect space for both entertaining and working.

Tuesday
Mar 17
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 16

Quicke Breezeway and Yards

Scott and Krista bought a bank-owned home, and it needed a lot of work. They renovated the entire interior from top to bottom, but ran out of steam before finishing the breezeway and side yards. The breezeway connects the house to the garage, and was once a heated, useable space. But over the years, it's seen water damage, and also lost its heat source. But now, Kayleen McCabe and her team of renovation rescuers are ready to change the forecast for this blustery breezeway. Along the way, they'll unify the breezeway and yards with stamped concrete flooring, open up the breezeway with new accordion-style doors, install a fireplace and add an outdoor kitchen in a side yard. And when they're finished, their new breezeway will blow Scott and Krista away.

Thursday
Jan 21
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 8

Girten Basement

Holly and Bryan Girten fell in love with their house because of the huge basement. But, after a flood caused by bad landscaping and old windows, they thought their basement was beyond repair. They fixed the landscaping and windows and are ready for their basement to be usable, but don't know how to continue. So they called in Kayleen McCabe to create a space that is perfect for parties and relaxing.

Tuesday
Oct 18
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 4, Episode 12

LaLuzerne Kitchen

After 8 years of partial demolition, Rod and Colleen LaLuzerne have given up. Rod attempted to build new cabinets for an outdated kitchen but couldn't do it fast enough. Add to that a torn up ceiling revealing a crazy amount of unexpected plumbing, and these homeowners were at a loss. They called in Kayleen to help, and she's here to tear everything out and start fresh, giving them the kitchen they have always dreamed of and much more.

Thursday
Oct 20
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 4, Episode 6

Holmes Master Suite

After Tara and Cleveland Holmes bought their dream home, they quickly discovered a huge plumbing problem and their master bathroom became un-functional. After years of sharing a bathroom with their children, Kayleen McCabe is here to fix the problem and create a kid-free space for the homeowners, complete with a glass-enclosed shower and a custom vanity.

Friday
Nov 4
7am | 6c
Season 5, Episode 10

Lenamond Back Porch

Married couple Scott and Gretchen are so afraid their back porch will collapse, they've stopped using it altogether. Scott started renovating it, but once he pulled off the roof panels, he discovered the porch is not supported at all, and it's sagging. One support beam doesn't even touch the roof! Beneath the porch, the brick foundation is crumbling. And Scott realized he was way in over his head, so he's let the porch remodel stall for ages. Now, licensed contractor Kayleen McCabe and her team of renovation rescuers will save this porch from inevitable collapse, turning it into a perfect space to relax. Along the way, they'll repair the brick foundation, install proper support for the roof, move windows around and add an outdoor kitchen. And when it's finished, this back porch will move from the danger zone into the comfort zone.

Friday
Dec 2
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 5, Episode 11

Fjeseth Attic Bedroom

Marco and Jayme started renovating their attic bedroom about a year ago. They tore out the old room, and managed to get the drywall up, but it was not their proudest project. They can still spot peeling tape and bubbles in the drywall mud. The staircase they had built for access to the attic is now bowing, and already needs to be replaced. Luckily, Kayleen McCabe and her team or renovation rescuers are ready to step up and scale the heights of this ailing attic. They'll replace the rickety stairs with a new spiral staircase, make sure the drywall doesn't peel or bubble, build a bed stand with plenty of extra storage, and add a seating area to make this a space to relax. And when it's finished, Kayleen and co. will make sure this attic is back on top.

Friday
Dec 9
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 5, Episode 12

Perry Basement Bedroom

Rusty and Deborah's dark, dungeon-like basement has been stuck in renovation limbo for 14 years! They wanted to turn it into a fantastic guest bedroom, but they quickly realized the job was much too big for them to tackle themselves. So the basement has sat, and sat, and sat some more... Luckily, Kayleen McCabe and crew are ready to rescue this basement from the dungeon. They'll bring some much-needed light by adding an egress window, revamp the layout to accommodate a guest bedroom, update the electrical and plumbing all around, and give this dark, dingy basement some beautiful custom touches. And when it's finished, Rusty and Deborah won't want to save the space for guests, they'll want it for themselves!

Friday
Dec 16
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 4, Episode 13

Poppleton Bathroom

Joe and Christina Poppleton tore out their ugly bathtub six months ago. Since then, Joe was able to install new vanities and do a little bit of tiling, but got stuck on everything else. Now, Kayleen is here and she's going to completely change up the layout and finish off the space with the most interesting bath and shower these homeowners have ever seen.

Friday
Dec 23
7am | 6c
Season 5, Episode 8

Siegel/Jansen Backyard

Married couple Matthew and Megan have suffered with a dilapidated, dysfunctional backyard for years. They've patched doorways, planted bulbs, and tried to make the backyard workable. But their efforts never seemed to pay off. Now, licensed contractor Kayleen McCabe and her team of renovation rescuers are on the case, and they'll make this backyard picture perfect. Along the way, they'll reconfigure doorways, create a relaxing patio, install a pond and waterfall, and splash the backyard with colorful plants. And when it's done, this yard will be breathtaking!

Friday
Feb 23
7am | 6c
Season 5, Episode 9

McCabe Kitchen

Host Kayleen McCabe's dad, David, still lives in the house Kayleen grew up in. 12 years ago, he started to remodel the kitchen, but couldn't ever figure out how to get the layout right. So it's sat in a half-renovated state for more than a decade. As a licensed contractor, Kayleen knows she must make this right. So she and the Rescue Renovation team take on a very special project, renovating the kitchen of Kayleen's childhood home, to help give her dad a magnificent custom kitchen. They'll finally perfect the awkward layout that gave David so much trouble, and replace the builder-grade cabinets and appliances with more modern fare. They'll torch wood to make a table, craft a custom oven hood, and stack this kitchen with as many creature comforts as it can handle. And when it's all said and done, there won't be a dry eye in the house.

Friday
Mar 2
7am | 6c
Season 5, Episode 2

Hopping Master Suite

Katherine and Ben Hopping unexpectedly found themselves in a bathroom remodel. After trying - and failing - to fix the leaks all over their house, they ended up not using their master bath at all. Now, Kayleen McCabe and her crew are here to help them reclaim their unused bathroom, and turn it into something spectacular. Of course, they'll also fix some plumbing problems along the way.

Tuesday
Apr 3
7am | 6c
Season 5, Episode 6

O'Hare Backyard

Aaron and his roommates, Chris and Brooklyn, began giving their backyard a facelift about a year ago, but discovered they didn't have the tools or the skills to finish the job. They tried to get rid of the broken hot tub, but only managed to scatter its pieces across the yard. But now, at long last, licensed contractor Kayleen McCabe and her team of experts are on hand to pick up the pieces and put this backyard makeover back on track. They'll get rid of the hot tub remnants forever, install a new deck, a bar, a fire pit, and much more. And before it's over, they'll make this backyard a private oasis to die for!

Tuesday
May 1
7am | 6c
Season 5, Episode 10

Lenamond Back Porch

Married couple Scott and Gretchen are so afraid their back porch will collapse, they've stopped using it altogether. Scott started renovating it, but once he pulled off the roof panels, he discovered the porch is not supported at all, and it's sagging. One support beam doesn't even touch the roof! Beneath the porch, the brick foundation is crumbling. And Scott realized he was way in over his head, so he's let the porch remodel stall for ages. Now, licensed contractor Kayleen McCabe and her team of renovation rescuers will save this porch from inevitable collapse, turning it into a perfect space to relax. Along the way, they'll repair the brick foundation, install proper support for the roof, move windows around and add an outdoor kitchen. And when it's finished, this back porch will move from the danger zone into the comfort zone.

Tuesday
May 29
7am | 6c
Season 5, Episode 11

Fjeseth Attic Bedroom

Marco and Jayme started renovating their attic bedroom about a year ago. They tore out the old room, and managed to get the drywall up, but it was not their proudest project. They can still spot peeling tape and bubbles in the drywall mud. The staircase they had built for access to the attic is now bowing, and already needs to be replaced. Luckily, Kayleen McCabe and her team or renovation rescuers are ready to step up and scale the heights of this ailing attic. They'll replace the rickety stairs with a new spiral staircase, make sure the drywall doesn't peel or bubble, build a bed stand with plenty of extra storage, and add a seating area to make this a space to relax. And when it's finished, Kayleen and co. will make sure this attic is back on top.

Tuesday
Jun 5
7am | 6c
Season 5, Episode 12

Perry Basement Bedroom

Rusty and Deborah's dark, dungeon-like basement has been stuck in renovation limbo for 14 years! They wanted to turn it into a fantastic guest bedroom, but they quickly realized the job was much too big for them to tackle themselves. So the basement has sat, and sat, and sat some more... Luckily, Kayleen McCabe and crew are ready to rescue this basement from the dungeon. They'll bring some much-needed light by adding an egress window, revamp the layout to accommodate a guest bedroom, update the electrical and plumbing all around, and give this dark, dingy basement some beautiful custom touches. And when it's finished, Rusty and Deborah won't want to save the space for guests, they'll want it for themselves!

Tuesday
Jun 12
7am | 6c
Season 5, Episode 3

Brown Great Room

Jeremy and Dana tried to renovate their kitchen, but quickly found themselves in over their heads - and Jeremy may have made things worse with some creative wiring solutions. They've already bought their cabinets, but haven't even begun to figure out where to put them, so their brand new cabinets have been sitting in the garage for months. The kitchen connects to the living room and dining area, but an awkward and boxy layout keeps the space from living up to its full potential. Now, Kayleen McCabe and her team are ready to tear down the walls and take this space out of the box. Along the way, they'll set the electrical straight, configure the cabinets, and uncover the great in this great room.

Tuesday
Jun 19
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 13

Jorgensen Basement Theater

Tyler and Lora began work on their basement renovation two years ago, but Tyler quickly realized his DIY skills were maxed. He'd worked on a basement project in the past, and it did not turn out well - to say the least. So to avoid a second disaster, he simply stopped working on the basement. They'd like to turn it into a home theater, but they just don't know how to get the job done. Lucky for them, Kayleen McCabe and crew are on hand, and they've got the ticket to turn this basement into a blockbuster of a home theater. They'll install a top-notch projector system, theater seats, custom acoustic panels, cabinetry, a wine fridge, and everything else a home theater needs, right down to the popcorn maker. And by the time the end credits roll, Tyler and Lora's basement home theater will be front row!

Tuesday
Jun 19
7am | 6c
Season 5, Episode 6

O'Hare Backyard

Aaron and his roommates, Chris and Brooklyn, began giving their backyard a facelift about a year ago, but discovered they didn't have the tools or the skills to finish the job. They tried to get rid of the broken hot tub, but only managed to scatter its pieces across the yard. But now, at long last, licensed contractor Kayleen McCabe and her team of experts are on hand to pick up the pieces and put this backyard makeover back on track. They'll get rid of the hot tub remnants forever, install a new deck, a bar, a fire pit, and much more. And before it's over, they'll make this backyard a private oasis to die for!

Wednesday
Jun 20
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 14

Hopping Master Suite

Katherine and Ben Hopping unexpectedly found themselves in a bathroom remodel. After trying - and failing - to fix the leaks all over their house, they ended up not using their master bath at all. Now, Kayleen McCabe and her crew are here to help them reclaim their unused bathroom, and turn it into something spectacular. Of course, they'll also fix some plumbing problems along the way.

Tuesday
Jun 26
7am | 6c

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