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COUPLE’S KITCHEN RENOVATION THREATENED BY MOLD AND LEAKY PIPES ON DIY NETWORK’S “RENOVATION REALITIES”
GETTING FROM “BEFORE” TO “AFTER” CAN BE A REAL PAIN
NEW YORK – Oct. 11, 2010 – Newlyweds Carter and Allison Arnett love their house but not their kitchen. Allison, who spends a lot of time in the kitchen every weekend, can no longer stand the ugliness. In a new episode of DIY Network’s Renovation Realities on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 9 p.m. ET, the couple hopes to replace the metal cabinets, nasty countertops, dirty sink and the dingy floor. With a budget of $3,500 and only five days to get the job done, they’ll need to be fast and flawless. Since Allison has no previous construction experience, Carter takes the lead on the project. As demo gets underway, they discover a serious mold problem hiding behind the refrigerator. Fortunately, the problem is fixed quickly, allowing them to continue removing the cabinets. However, the removal of the last cabinet reveals a leaky hot water valve, which Carter makes worse by trying to fix quickly. Tired and behind schedule, their frustrations lead to imperfections. An improperly measured countertop and the possibility of ruining the new granite sink send Allison over the edge. Tune in to find out if the Arnetts can muster the will to get past the expected setbacks and Allison’s tears to get the job done.
DIY Network’s Renovation Realities takes you where most home renovation shows wouldn’t dare. The typical story of the neglected home that’s magically transformed into a fairy-tale leaves out one important factor: the true story behind-the-scenes. The results always end up beautiful, but the process in between the start and finish can be anything but enchanted. There are always at least a few speed bumps - and one great story. This is real life, and DIY Network's Renovation Realities proves that even in home improvement, truth is often stranger than fiction. New episodes of Renovation Realities premiere on DIY Network every Saturday at 9 p.m. ET.
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