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Gina Kirschenheiter Shows Off the "Badass" Upgrades to Her OC Home (PICS)

The RHOC cast member elevated her outdoor space just in time for the summer: "It's beautiful!"

By Joshua Espinoza
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Gina Kirschenheiter has “leveled up.”

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On Saturday, June 8, The Real Housewives of Orange County mom returned to Instagram to show off the latest upgrades to her Mission Viejo home. Gina teased the transformation early that morning, sharing a video of an installation crew standing on her side patio. The post was soundtracked by The Rascals’ “It’s A Beautiful Morning” and tagged Coyote Outdoor and RTA Outdoor Living. The former specializes in outdoor kitchen appliances, while the latter sells easy-to-install outdoor kitchen sets.

Gina Kirschenheiter transforms her outdoor space: "I'm so pumped"

“I’m so pumped because I’m getting an outdoor upgrade!” she said in another Story. “Getting an RTA Outdoor Living kitchen installed and Coyote appliances. I’m stoked! Just in time for summer.”

Gina Kirschenheiter Shows Off Her Updated Outdoor Space

But Gina wasn’t content with simply watching the transformation. About two hours later, she posted another video of her assisting the installation crew. The clip began with the OC mom holding a cordless drill before diving right in and fastening some screws.

“I did it! Yeah!” she said with a laugh. “Look at that quality craftsmanship there… It really is very easy. So proud of myself."

Gina Kirschenheiter Shows Off Her Updated Outdoor Space

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Gina Kirschenheiter shares all the details of her outdoor kitchen

The project was surprisingly quick, as Gina returned to the 'Gram a few hours later to reveal the final results. 

“Looks so good. I love my choices,” she said. “I nailed it. I’m so humble… Oh my god, I’m dying. Look at my outdoor kitchen! It’s beautiful. You don’t even have to tell me. I know, I know.”

She then highlighted key elements of the outdoor kitchen space, which featured “Thunder White” granite countertops, “Modern Stone/Bright” finishes, and chrome appliances.

“Look at this. This is badass,” she said while showcasing the grill. “It’s all Coyote appliances, RTA Outdoor kitchen. I have storage; I have a pizza oven because every Italian girl needs a pizza oven; a refrigerator; a garbage can, which is very helpful with the kids. And this is actually my favorite: the griddle… I’m gonna use this every day. I had a griddle that was just free-standing and I really leveled up. I’m so excited for the summer!”

Gina applauded the RTA and Coyote team for their high-quality and speedy work: “[They] completely changed and upgraded by outdoor space in half a day!”

Gina Kirschenheiter and Travis Mullen move in together

Gina Kirschenheiter and Travis Mullen smiling together outside underneath a large tree.

The New York native purchased the abode in early 2020, roughly six months after she started dating Travis Mullen. Gina confirmed she would live in the house with her three kids, whom she shares with her ex-husband, as well as Travis and his three children from a previous marriage. She spoke about her living situation in a 2020 interview with People magazine, describing her blended family as “a modern-day Brady Bunch.”

“I know it’s nuts, but we’ve been together half a year,” she told the outlet. “And when I think about that, I’m like, ‘That’s not a long time.’ But I honestly feel like I’ve known him forever. It seems so much longer. We’re just so comfortable. It’s the weirdest thing. I’m not the type of girl who has to be with a guy or in a relationship. Even throughout drama with my ex, I was perfectly fine on my own and doing my own thing. But from the moment I started talking to Travis, I knew I had very sharp feelings for him.”

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“[Gina’s] relationship with Travis takes an unconventional turn when deciding she wants to live separately but stay together,” the press release revealed.

Season 18 will premiere at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Thursday, July 11 on Bravo. Gina will be joined by returning cast members Shannon Storms BeadorTamra JudgeHeather DubrowEmily Simpson, and Jennifer Pedranti, as well as newbie Katie GinellaAlexis Bellino, who held an orange in seasons 5-8, will also be back as a friend. 

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