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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.
Talk about a crash! DIYNetwork's Bath Crashers renovated this bathroom to create a relaxing space with a floating dark wood vanity. Matching vessel sinks sit atop custom quartz countertops and an enclosed glass shower is nearby.
This neutral bathroom has soft rose walls accented with dark and dramatic molding and expansive glass doors. An abstract chandelier floats above the focal point of the room: a freestanding tub ready for soaking.
As seen on DIY Network's Bath Crashers, this luxurious shower features Kohler shower sprays and a rain showerhead for a spa-like experience. The neutral tile walls keep the space feeling clean and contemporary.
As seen on DIY Network's Bath Crashers, this bathroom was updated with a modern freestanding tub and beautiful wood floors. A large window fills the space with natural light.
As seen on DIY Network's Bath Crashers, licensed contractor Matt Muenster remodeled this bathroom with oak engineered flooring, a glass-enclosed shower with granite walls and a gorgeous metal ribbon chandelier. A pair of Kohler sinks sit atop custom quartz Cambria countertops.
A gorgeous metal ribbon chandelier hangs from the high ceiling of this contemporary bathroom, as seen on DIY Network's Bath Crashers. Two Kohler sinks sit atop the vanity’s custom quartz Cambria countertops.
This basement bathroom is small, dark and ugly. Utilizing the empty mechanical room next door with new egress window helps open and brighten up this new layout. A corner fireplace warms up the room and gets it glowing. A soaking tub and walk-in shower allow for two ways to relax, while custom, handmade tiles and a concrete trough sink make this bathroom a one-of-a-kind remodel.
An ultra small arts and crafts home bathroom is turned into a massive wet room that features vintage luxury. A large claw foot tub sits next to an ethanol-burning fireplace wrapped in overlapping sheets of silver-enameled metal. Across the way is the walk-up, glass-less shower area with two massive rain heads to soak under. The walls are 4x18 white subway tiles, while the floor is black-and-white hexagon tiles to add to the vintage feel. The shower and sink fixtures are period pieces and enhance the turn-of-the-century ambience, while the vanity frame is formed with chrome pipe fittings, a black counter top, and two milk-glass sinks with exposed plumbing. Around the corner in the dry space is storage created from threaded steel rods and wood shelving, and an out-of-sight area for the toilet to complete the space.
With the help of the Bath Crashers crew, Brendan and Brittany want to turn their bathroom into a space they enjoy. To do that, a tub they never use comes out. In its place sits the massive two-person shower they've always wanted with a larger window, floating Ipe floor, shower tower with sprays and separate handheld by the bench. French doors are added for a more dramatic entrance. The sinks are showpieces that float out from the wall and in-between them sits a speaker box with wireless controlled music.
This bathroom is ill equipped for this family of four. It's bland, boring and lacking in square-footage. To fix this, Bath Crashers takes the bedroom next door to create a modern space with an Asian inspired theme. A sliding translucent panel divides the room. One side has a double vanity, tub and massive walk-in shower. The other side is a powder room for guests. The vanity area is given natural light with floor-to-ceiling windows on either side and a touch of tech is installed with a hidden TV mirror. Bamboo floors lay the groundwork for this Zen space and an illuminated bamboo wall sits behind a tub that plays music.
A tiny bathroom didn't meet the needs of a teenager who uses a wheelchair. He was unable to shower on his own and couldn't turn around once in the room. The Bath Crashers team solved the problem by blowing out some walls to transform the room into a bigger, accessible and beautiful space. A long vanity with concrete sink allows unimpeded roll-up and ease of use. An in-wall TV highlights the expanded toilet area that features grab bars with built-in nightlights. The enlarged space features plenty of wall-to-wall storage on the way to the shower. A touch of a button slides the shower door open for access to the wet room, where a large adjustable shower-head and body sprays are controlled with an anti-scald valve. The entire space is designed with ease of maneuvering a wheelchair, including an automatic sliding pocket door for entry.
A small master bathroom expands into an unused adjoining bedroom to create a functional, large, and luxurious new space. Part of the room is dedicated to a stackable washer and dryer with a custom-built laundry tub that sits in a butcher-block vanity. The room is concealed by a pocket door from the rest of the bath space, which features a double sink vanity with granite top, marble tile in the shower, an Ipe shower bench, and shower glass with audio electronics that turns it into one giant music speaker. Another enclosure with pocket door conceals the water closet, and the main flooring is engineered oak barn barrel wood.
This bathroom is too big, ugly and tacky for these homeowners. To tackle their bathroom nightmare, they call upon Bath Crashers to create a modern masterpiece for the space. They gut it down to the studs and re-build the room with function and style. The walk-in shower is now big enough for two with seven fixtures and music. The freestanding tub is art and sits in front of an ethanol-burning fireplace. The materials are the perfect combination of rustic meets modern with three-dimensional tiled walls and dark hardwood on the floor that are given new light with several floor-to-ceiling windows.
A big but plain bathroom gets a makeover with beachy cottage comfort in mind. Beadboard on the ceiling sets the tone for the space, with a large double-sink vanity and undermount seashell sinks. A separate make-up area for "her" features a mirror dressed out in round glass tiles and edge lighting. Carrera marble covers the walls, highlighted with blue, iridescent mosaics. The wet space features a huge rainshower head on one side, with a large, deep soaker tub opposite. Acacia wood flooring in a classic herringbone pattern completes the space.
Small, narrow, and mundane becomes roomier with touches of farmhouse charm. The space expands into the master bedroom and features a vaulted ceiling with reclaimed wood planks and beams. A vintage-looking, ombre hued tub and chrome filler take over the area once occupied by an unused whirlpool tub. Wall-mounted farmhouse sinks with chrome fixtures line one wall, with subway tile backsplash and vintage sconce lighting. A steel frame, welded and patina'd on site, fronts two of the large shower glass panels to give it an industrial window look, and four galvanized steel farm buckets, drilled with holes and soaked in vinegar, are transformed into ceiling mounted light fixtures.
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.
This traditional, shotgun style New Orleans home has a bathroom that is old, small and not working for these homeowners. Taking over the bedroom next door allows for a classic, southern-style remodel complete with carerra marble tile covering the floor, walls and shower which is complete with body sprays, a rain showerhead and Bluetooth speakers. A claw-foot tub acts as an art piece in the center of the room, which sits underneath a massive crystal chandelier and a custom vanity that accommodates "his" and "hers" sides with a make-up station and flat-screen TV.
A neglected cabin, last touched in the 1970s, gets a full-on makeover courtesy of Blog Cabin. Bath Crashers tackles the master suite, creating a contemporary mountain retreat designed to take in the views and pamper the lucky person who will eventually call this place home. There's a shower with tons of body sprays and a multi-head rain fixture overhead that changes colors depending on the mood. The vanity is one of a kind, a former entertainment center that now has plenty of storage and style. On the walls, wood and rock pay tribute to the beautiful, rustic, mountain setting. The furnishing are all out luxury, from the super comfy bed, to the gorgeous floors, to the custom storage cabinetry. This master suite is all about "roughing it" with style and comfort!
The Bath Crashers crew gives new meaning to chic southern charm with a makeover of a mid-70s New Orleans bathroom. The homeowners had plenty of room, but the layout was just plain weird. The new plan reconfigures the space to make it useful AND beautiful. From the bedroom, step through a set of sliding doors into a vestibule with a center storage island and one of a kind oyster shell chandelier suspended over it. On either side of the space are spacious walk-in closets. A few more steps and you are into the bathroom area with a long vanity and a smaller make-up vanity. A roomy walk-in shower with huge rainhead sits across from a deep soaking tub, all with brushed nickel fixtures. Crown molding wraps around the ceiling, a custom painted wall has crystal accents and the flooring is a stunning pearled oak.
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