More Home Improvement Ideas from HGTV®’s America’s Most Desperate Kitchens®

In this week’s episode of America’s Most Desperate Kitchens®, engaged couple Trevor Runnels, a firefighter, and Kellie Baker, a nurse, were desperate for a reboot of their 1950s ranch home. Purchased from Trevor’s grandparents, the California abode was in need of a new kitchen and living room — and who better to take on the task than Kitchen Cousins® Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri…

HGTV America's Most Desperate Kitchens; Anthony Carrino; John Colaneri

Original to the house, the kitchen was “tiny, in every sense of the word.” And because Kelly loves to bake, additional cabinets and countertop space were a must-have. Getting right to work, The Cousins’ first task was to open the area between the kitchen and living room, making room for an amazing island, equipped with high-back leather chairs for seating. White cabinets and walls helped to give it a fresh, modern look. And for the final touch? Updated appliances and kitchen tools.

Featured: Bari Dining Chairs; Nambé gourmet twist canisters, Chilewich Dalia Placemats; Nespresso Espresso Maker.

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HGTV America's Most Desperate Kitchens; Anthony Carrino; John Colaneri

Keeping the neutral theme, a charcoal sofa was used to carve out a relaxing seating area along with a nesting coffee table that’s perfect for entertaining guests. Geometric vases, a shag rug and a circular mirror incorporated a bit of the original 1950s flair, but in a more contemporary way. And last but not least, decorative pillows were added as the finishing detail.

Featured: Harper Fabric 5-piece sectional sofa; Hotel Collection throw blanket; Monterey Nesting Coffee Table; Kas shag rug; Uttermost Mirror; Simply Designz Geo Collection 7″ Vase; Bar III decorative pillows.

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  1. You can put the portrait on the walls. It will surely make every room looks better. And the color scheme that you need to choose must suit your decoration. Because this is where your decorations will take its part giving you a more beautiful house.

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