diy-network-premiere-worst-kitchen-in-americaWho has the worst kitchen in America? That´s the question DIY Network and The Food Network Magazine are teaming up to answer. And when you get the go-to destination for home improvement television and the only magazine in the epicurean category to offer unprecedented access to America’s favorite TV chefs, you know the answer is just around the corner.

This past summer, over 30,000 photos and videos were submitted by home cooks explaining why their kitchen was cramping their style and in need of a complete overhaul. Winthrop, Mass., homeowners Bill and Kelly Anderson’s outdated 1960s kitchen was ultimately decided as the worst in America.  On Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. ETDIY Network will feature the entire kitchen renovation during a one-hour special, “Worst Kitchen in America,” hosted by licensed contractor Matt Blashaw.

The Andersons beat out the competition for the $50,000 renovation with their outdated kitchen that included a laundry list of “Must-Not’s”: layers of wallpaper, bad linoleum floors, pink laminate counters, painted beige appliances, a range with only one operating burner, a dishwasher kept together by duct tape, the refrigerator in the pantry and the laundry appliances in the kitchen. Matt and his team tear down the entire kitchen and realize that there is more damage than they expected. With a lot of work and input from the homeowners, the team creates a brand new kitchen set with new countertops, window sills, appliances, cabinets and a peninsula for added work space. In order to maintain the historical accuracy of the house, they chose a molding to replicate the molding used throughout the home. This addition gives the kitchen a finishing touch and a traditional 1900s feel. The kitchen is fresh and ready for the homeowners to start cooking for their family, and they couldn’t be more excited.

In addition to the one-hour special, the build is featured in the January/February 2011 issue of Food Network Magazine. As “Worst Kitchen in America” title holders, Bill and Kelly also received a lifetime subscription to the magazine and a tour of the Food Network studios in New York City.

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