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Although the Summer House crew has been returning to the same Hamptons home for the past few seasons, they embarked upon the new season with a home refresh.

Between seasons, the homeowner made updates to not only the kitchen but according to Carl Radke, the entire house too. “Every room’s different now,” he said, Bravo’s Style & Living reports.  The bedrooms appear to be lighter and airy with fresh new linens and comforters. But the biggest change is in the kitchen. While the floorplan and appliances are still the same, homeowners updated the flooring, cabinets, and backsplash to create a lighter appeal.

Amanda Batula, Jordan Verroi, Danielle Olivera, Carl Radke, Lindsay Hubbard
Amanda Batula, Jordan Verroi, Danielle Olivera, Carl Radke, Lindsay Hubbard |Matthew Eisman/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

A good amount of footage is filmed in that kitchen too. Recently, Kyle Cooke and Lindsay Hubbard shared their updated recipe to the Summer House signature drink, the BBC. However, the morning after the party, what does the cast enjoy for breakfast? Apparently, their breakfast of champions involves more booze.

Easy and cost-effective updates that make a difference

One of the easiest ways to brighten a kitchen is to lighten the cabinetry. The previous cabinets in the Summer House kitchen were a lighter wood. The wood extended underneath the center island too, which provided a dated look.

Instead of replacing the cabinets, having the wood professionally refinished with white paint can save money. The door handles in this kitchen were modern so they didn’t need to be replaced. The white finish is extended over to the island too so brings the entire kitchen together.

A new shimmery subway tile backsplash was also installed, replacing the white tile over the stove area. The previous wooden bar stools were also swapped out for dark metal stools. Style & Living also notes that new flooring was also installed.

The breakfast of champions

Cooke and fiance Amanda Batula offered viewers a tour of the Summer House. The tour appears to be given before the kitchen transformation, but the breakfast choice probably remains the same. As they enter the kitchen, Hubbard is busy blending a cocktail that seems to have gone awry. “That doesn’t look right,” Cooke says. Hubbard laughs, “Yeah, I think I messed this up. I don’t know what I did wrong, here.”

The kitchen is fully stocked with every drink gadget possible. “As you can see we have some drinking paraphernalia,” Cooke shows. This includes a frozen drink maker, but also a Jell-O shot machine. Cooke says the point of the Jell-O shot machine is it can make 20 at a time. “Sometimes we eat Jell-O shots for breakfast,” Hubbard says. But Batula comes clean. “Actually, we always have Jell-O shots for breakfast.”

Of course, they also have their trusty blender for making BBCs (Baileys, banana, and cream). What’s in this year’s BBC? Cooke likes to pile the blender high with ice then add a few fresh bananas. Next comes the (unmeasured) clear rum, followed by a heavy pour of Baileys. A drizzle of dark rum tops off the drink before Cooke adds his “secret” ingredient. This year Cooke included one scoop of protein powder to the blender before blending on high.