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In these behind-the-scenes clips, HGTV's J.D. Scott puts Bath Crashers host Matt Muenster to the test with a round of rapid-fire questions, a blindfolded food identification quiz, the "water balloon challenge," fan questions and more.
Two small bathrooms become one big space, spiced up with eye-catching amenities. A large soaker tub sits atop a patterned cement tile floor. Across the way is a large walk-in shower featuring white-crackle tile and a niche along the entire length of the main wall accented with stacked yellow onyx. That stone is also used on the vanity countertop, where two vessel sinks sit below fixtures that emerge from the wall. The toilet is closed off for privacy with a custom panel of floor-to-ceiling glass. Among the DIY features are the outside shower wall that is created by charring cedar boards and varnishing for a beautiful, glossy texture, and a wall of storage boxes with metallic-looking backing and accent lighting. There's also a DIY chandelier made with aluminum tubes and glass panels. A piece of art created with wall vent covers finishes off the wall space, and a wireless sound system pumps in the homeowner's favorite music.
This master bathroom is too bland for these homeowners. To get the modern makeover they want, space is added from an adjoining dining area. Two skylights are added through the attic to give a light tunnel effect. A sleek, freestanding tub sits on a concrete platform and is given privacy with a sliding smoked glass panel. The walls are floor to ceiling concrete including in the shower, which has steam and music. The result is a sleek, contemporary space with plenty of architectural interest.
The Swartzes' master bathroom makes zero sense. The shower, sink and toilet areas are tiny, cramped rooms, and the closet is huge and useless. Matt completely guts the room and pulls out the ill-advised carpet. He then flips the layout, and a series of sleek wardrobes now line the entrance to the contemporary space. Plus, a freestanding fireplace will separate the bathroom from the bedroom, providing both warmth and privacy.
A massive bathroom is transformed into the ultimate spa retreat with accents including a fireplace and reclaimed wood wall with custom art piece burned into it. A ten foot vanity floating on the wall is topped with glass vessel sinks that look like blocks of ice. A custom wood and metal canopy defines the shower room space, which includes an infinity tub, stand up shower and horizontal shower bench.
Brandon and Tara wanted their basement to be a place to hang out, watch TV and use the bar area. But the bathroom was dullsville. So the Bath Crashers crew gave the room a make-over for the ages. There's a vanity shaped like an amoeba, a lounge area with colored lights, a giant whirlpool that can seat four and a shower for two. Extras like a two-way mirror and a water feature pouring down the wall make this a fun place for all their guests. But getting to that "fun place" wasn't all fun and games after the crew hits a water main and floods out the basement.
These magician homeowners wish to conjure up some storage in their plain, forgettable bathroom. Licensed contractor Matt Muenster and the Bath Crashers team come up with a wall of storage, a huge walk-in shower and some magical extras including a glass door that changes images depending on where you are in the room, kid friendly touches like an erase board with a hidden step and sophisticated new fixtures and colors.
This wacky, wood-paneled basement bathroom is a complete disaster. The homeowners love to entertain, especially during the holidays, but their current space just doesn't work. So when Matt Muenster chose them from hundreds at Mall of America, they were psyched! Bath Crashers blows out the old, and brings back the exciting and new with this party pad bath. A massive whirlpool tub becomes the center of attention. "His" and "hers" toilet rooms with urinal and TV accommodate the masses, and the custom-built space for the keggerator will make these guests never want to leave.
This 70s disaster bath is transformed into a contemporary getaway with modern and rustic elements including cork floors and a metal vanity topped with walnut. The closet is completely blown out to become a one-of-a-kind backdrop with curved walls, custom metal rods and a textured wall treatment. A massive square tub shares space with the new shower and both are set behind switchable privacy glass.
This jungle-themed bathroom is big, but very badly put together. The rainforest inspired wallpaper and swan fixtures made of brass have got to go. Gutting everything and starting with a clean slate allows the crew to make this space stand out. Beautiful marble tiles line the floor, which is heated. A new steam shower with body sprays and plenty of room, is a centerpiece. Classic touches are brought in with a claw-foot soaking tub and reclaimed armoire with matching vanities. To top it off, the ceiling becomes a showstopper with a new dome and crystal chandelier.
A small, ho-hum master bath is expanded by stealing space from a walk-in closet, which becomes a large, 2-person steam shower that features music and chromatherapy lights. A long, sleek, bamboo vanity replaces the old 1-person station and features offset bamboo drawer pulls. Two mirrors are encased in unique bamboo cases with a mid-century modern geometric design. Textured wall panels dress up the entire vanity wall, and the floor features classy, elegant bamboo planking. The walk-in is replaced with a new closet system that extends from the end of the vanity into the bedroom along an entire bedroom wall, and features sliding doors with a bamboo veneer. Natural light is supplied in abundance through a new skylight in the middle of the bath space.
This big bathroom is made even bigger by taking space from an unused sitting room with fireplace. Taking down the wall opens up the space for this modern makeover the homeowners wanted. A giant walk-through shower has two entrances and shower stations with body sprays. The existing fireplace gets a new face with a sleek, stacked stone that sits underneath a TV mirror. A larger window with plantation shutters lets in natural light and creates the perfect view for the infinity tub, which sits in the center of the room.
Bath Crashers takes a boring before and creates the ultimate after with a modern spa for these homeowners. Everything is broken down into "his" and "hers" stations. A fire feature is a separating wall between the bedroom and bathroom. Two vanities mirror each other on opposite sides of the space, which are given a modern detail using belts. The shower is a step higher than the rest of the room with two shower stations on either side and a floor to ceiling window that sits between each station, which provides a view of the wooded backyard.
Bath Crashers doesn't do beige, so a construction grade space is the perfect project to tear down and start over. Goodbye golden oak and hello to new, modern materials and amenities. A sleek soaking tub replaces the ugly corner jetted one that never go used. A two-person shower with waterproof TV is added for extra entertainment. LED lit trim and solar tube mix modern and natural light and a cocktail bar with butcher-block countertop completes this once boring bathroom's new transformation.
A small basement bath takes on a pleasing decadence by first expanding into the laundry-utility room. That makes the space big enough to handle a deep, jetted, soaker tub right next to a huge walk in shower with a simulated wood wall and big shower bench. A unique shelf system made with belts provides space to place sundry bath items in the wet areas. Across the room a long vanity floats off the wall with rectangular vessel sinks and is topped with a large mirror that features built in storage. There's also a separate make-up/vanity area for her and a cozy bench nook where one can sit and catch the news or sports on a built-in TV over a cup o' joe or wine. The ceiling features a conversation piece art sculpture made from wooden tubes of varied diameters and lengths. Vinyl plank flooring simulating wood is easy on the feet and eyes and makes for easy clean-up too.
A dungeon-like basement bathroom needed to be transformed into a sophisticated and sparkly shrine for the homeowner. To make that happen, Bath Crashers took down the dark wood paneling, knocked down walls and added glitz and glamour. White marble lines the walls, glass, jewel cut sinks sit atop a white vanity with mirrored accents and a one of a kind etched, vintage door gives the space privacy. Warmth is provided by a new steam shower and a double-sided fireplace. An illuminated mirror wall with candles is the backdrop for a classic claw-foot soaking tub and a crystal chandelier adds the final touch of bling to this bathroom.
An ugly, moldy, carpeted bathroom transforms into a modern spa-like space worth singing about. A DIY acoustical wall panel fashioned from walnut and sound-proofing foam creates the perfect environment for a homeowner who loves to sing. Speakers in the walls further enhance the musical experience. On the new, heated, tile floor sits a custom walnut vanity with storage for the whole family. Opposite the vanity rests a heated soaker tub, directly beneath a new skylight in the vaulted ceiling. Topping off the space is a new, two person shower, featuring a comfortable bench, multiple rain heads and body sprays.
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