We’ve decided to do a five part series on popular do-it-yourself TV shows that we’ve found to be helpful to DIY home improvement fans. The first DIY TV show we want to showcase is called I Hate My Kitchen which airs Tuesdays at 10PM EST/PST and 9PM CST on the DIY Network.
This show is dedicated to homeowners that love their homes, but think much less about their kitchens. The series shows them affordable ways to cleverly redesign their kitchens using innovative tools and new product choices. The producers of the show are dedicated to helping home renovators with DIY kitchen ideas that don’t cost astronomical amounts.
The host of I Hate My Kitchen, James Young, goes inside the actual kitchens of real homeowners. They tear up the kitchens on the show, allowing viewers to watch as they renovate them using cost-efficient means. This gives homeowners DIY kitchen renovation ideas that don’t require home loans or complete demolition projects.
Young is a serious asset to the series as a licensed contractor and licensed electrician. He practices hardcore DIY home improvement methods that have become very popular among the shows viewers. He currently has the successful remodeling of many houses, as well as over 30 kitchens under his belt of experience. His electrician bio also includes high-end residential and commercial do-it-yourself projects. On the DIY Network show, he’s known for showing updating homeowners on the latest popular kitchen remodeling products and designs. His creativity includes finding affordable, yet very innovative ways of remodeling the kitchens of the homes showcased on the series.
Spoiler Alert – In a recent episode entitled Not Enough Kitchen, Young helps homeowners Tricia and Rashad with their DIY small kitchen issues. The homeowners had purchased a bungalow built in the 1940s at a great price. Their tiny kitchen was filled with the amenities they had considered priorities during their home search. In time, they realized that the amenities they thought they loved were actually pretty useless appliances. The dishwasher was broken. The oven worked only when and how it wanted to. And, all the other appliances and other kitchen materials were out-of-date and starting to fall apart right before their eyes.
When James started working on the DIY project, it was hard to visualize this tiny, little kitchen ever being anything other than that. But, this DIY kitchen expert has the skills needed to see the potential in projects that seem impossible. This one was no exception. He knocked down a wall, which combined the kitchen with what now became the dining room. This decision made the opened the kitchen up, making it much roomier.
When it came down to upgrading the kitchen cabinets, he was able to make this affordable for the couple by salvaging some of the old ones. After adding upgraded appliances and quartz countertops, the couple was amazed by the DIY project. James was able to renovate their kitchen in such an innovative way that it was as if he had completely demolished it and built a brand new kitchen from scratch.