Blog Cabin

May 8

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Hangout With Alison Victoria

chris grundy and allison victoria

It’s another big week at DIY Network Blog Cabin 2014! Why? Kitchen Crashers‘ host Alison Victoria is onsite giving this 1920s bungalow kitchen a complete overhaul. When she’s finished, you won’t even recognize the space.

Here’s what the kitchen looked like before it’s big transformation…

Join us tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET while we chat live with Alison and Chris. If you’ve got a question about the kitchen, ask in the comments below and it might get answered.



  1. Curious will there be a direct outside exhaust vent over the stove/range? I know the voters voted for the double oven range, but as a baker will we at least get a combination convection/microwave for baking??

    LRN on May 8, 2014 at 2:37 pm
  2. Oooo, oooo, even better FORGET the convection oven…. Will we get a Wine Fridge with proper zones for chilling the bottles? There are a couple of wonderful local wineries nearby (Keel and Curley in Plant City and Lakeridge Winery in Clermont) you can go do some tastings and stock up the Wine Fridge for us!! :-)

    LRN on May 8, 2014 at 2:42 pm
    • Awesome questions!

      jensmithwiz on May 8, 2014 at 2:58 pm
  3. I am very curious about the kitchen sink. Will in be a skirt sink (or we in New England call them farm house sinks)? Thank you.

    jensmithwiz on May 8, 2014 at 2:59 pm
  4. Welcome to Florida Alison. I was wondering about the venting going over the stove. I know it's electric not gas as some bloggers asked for but what about the vent/hood? Since there is a copper top on the island, wouldn't a copper top vent hood be beautiful!!!! Have a wonderful time here in Florida. With Chris by your side I know it will be a blast. Thanks to all the crew and crashers for all your work, I have seen Dougie there from time to time. Love to all.

    Sheri McNamara on May 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm
    • I think that would look Great cooper hood vent. I very much agree with you hope that's what we will get. GOD BLESS everyone

      Joyce I. Graham on May 8, 2014 at 7:42 pm
    • Thank you Joyce, Copper has caught my eyes lately. I love it. Of course this is all my opinion, but I think copper can make a kitchen special(of course if copper isn't someones 'thing' there are alternatives). Just imagine a farmhouse style copper sink,WOW! That appears to be a good size kitchen, so I think it can handle the copper no problem at all.;) Yeah, I'm dreaming out loud (some people don't seem to like that) as usual. I really enjoy this house and wouldn't mind winning it, at all. I know there are lots of us out with similar thoughts and ideas. Good luck to each and every one of us!!!! Oh yeah, I saw a sink made out of bamboo and was guaranteed not to leak!! That's for another day.Stay safe and stay happy. XXXOOO<3xD

      Sheri McNamara on May 8, 2014 at 8:01 pm
    • One more question for Alison– What is it like working beside my idol, Chris Grundy?? He appears very sweet, love those eyes and definitely knows his stuff. Is he as much fun as he appears to be?<3:D By the way Alison, you look very happy these days, ?it's true love? Have a wonderful time here in Florida. It is a great place to live.<3<3

      Sheri McNamara on May 9, 2014 at 9:05 am
  5. No questions for Alison Victoria, just excitement to see her wonderful finished work in the BC! Can't wait! I'm sure it will be glorious! Sad to say that the old cabinets in the BC are quite similar to those we have here on the farm. Sentimental value as they were the first made by my husband's late uncle. -Honestly, I can think of the man fondly even if his cabinets are gone! Maybe even more so! :-) -Wish Alison Victoria could come and work some of her magic here!

    Downonthefarm on May 8, 2014 at 3:05 pm
  6. Our blog cabin has some orange trees on the property. We're going to be harvesting oranges from our little grove, veggies from the raised garden, and we'll want to store whatever we buy from local growers. Will the kitchen have lots of space to store all of our beautiful fresh produce? Also, a citris juicer would be wonderful. Regular juicers require you to peel the oranges before juicing, but a citris juicer only requires the orange to be cut in half. What a great way to start the day!

    TwoCorgis on May 8, 2014 at 3:16 pm
    • Actually, Laurie & Grundy said there were cumquats but no oranges on the property. Should be easy to plant a few orange trees if desired though. :)

      AnniesOwn on May 8, 2014 at 11:05 pm
  7. Alison,

    No food that I can think of is as associated with the state of FLORIDA as the ORANGE. Do any of the design elements in the KITCHEN pay tribute to this ICONIC fruit?

    P.S. Was the TIRE SWING as much fun as it looked? More? Do tell.

    MAOW on May 8, 2014 at 3:17 pm
    • Ditto! Wonderful advertising artwork from the period of the BC would be great and readily available where you are in Florida. Here's a link to examples:… Some of my favorites are the Florida Cowboy – Kissimmee Growers; SnoBoy – Lakeland; Blue Lake – Winter Haven; etc. Advertising back then was artwork. :-)

      LRN on May 8, 2014 at 3:29 pm
  8. Hi Alison and Grundy! Will the ironing board from the old kitchen remain in the new kitchen and if not, where will it be located? Thanks to you and the crews for all the hard work? <3

    jchristie24 on May 8, 2014 at 3:20 pm
    • If you go to

      check out image 13. You'll see the ironing board is already built into the new laundry room. :)

      AnniesOwn on May 8, 2014 at 4:08 pm
    • Thanks AO! I don't know how I missed this one! <3

      jchristie24 on May 8, 2014 at 8:05 pm
  9. Hi Alison,

    Where are you putting the old ice box from the old kitchen? Is it going to be located in the new kitchen?

    jchristie24 on May 8, 2014 at 3:22 pm
  10. Hi Alison,

    You posted a picture of an awesome black and white backsplash on your FaceBook page. Is this the actual backsplash for the inside kitchen in the Blog Cabin?

    jchristie24 on May 8, 2014 at 3:24 pm

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