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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