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Fix this Kitchen receives hundreds of nominations and entries to participate to have their kitchen totally remodeled. Anthony Russo (accomplice) with his mom Susan Brewer (homeowner) created their audition tape, sent it in and out of the hundreds of audition tapes they were selected to receive a brand new kitchen.
I have often wondered if the TV shows we all love and enjoy on HGTV, DIY and Bravo, really take place in what seems an impossible amount of time and unrealistic timeframes. I am here to confirm, that yes a Kitchen can be torn apart and put back together in just under 5 days. It is not without chaos and confusion, nor stress ~ but at the end of the 5 days the epic moment when the homeowner arrives to see the finished project is the best reward!
For me the experience was one filled with emotions. I had the pleasure to select and recommend David Koukl owner/contractor of Custom Homes Inc. ~ his company was responsible for the construction and installation of the job. It was my honor to have been selected to be a part of making this amazing kitchen a reality for Susan Brewer. Meeting Susan's son Anthony and spending time with him during the crazy five day process, of tearing out the old kitchen and remodeling his mom's kitchen, gave me an opportunity to truly get to know him and his family. They are a really close nit family with an amazing faith and a true commitment to each other. I was truly touched by what a wonderful gesture it was of Anthony to nominate his mom and seeing their family interact was testimate to their family bond.
|Just After the reveal! Rachael Russo, Eric Greenspan,|
Susan Brewer, Anthony Russo, Carmen Christensen
For me the hightlight was meeting Tracy Hutson ~Host and Eric Greenspan ~ co-host.
Tracy Hutson is interior designer, style consultant, actress and author. Most notable she has been part of ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition since 2003, is the founder of Tracy Hutson Designs, mother of two adorable sons and author of Feathering the Nest ~ Tracy Hutson's Eco-friendly Guide to Decorating Your Baby's Room.
Eric Greenspan - "Chef" is known for his love of food on Food Networks's "The Next Iron Chef Season 2" / "Iron Chef America Challenge" / Executive Chef - Owner of The Foundry / Executive Chef - Owner of The Roof on Wilshire / And soon to be opened Greenspan's Grilled Cheese Restaurant.
Greenspan has skyrocketed to success and has been named runner–up for Los Angeles magazine’s "Best New Restaurant." Eric's amazing sense of humor kept everyone on set and the job-site in good spirits as we plowed thru the amazing kitchen transformation of Susan Brewer's kitchen remodel.
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|Brewer Residence / After Picture|
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