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A large red vase flanked by two mounted sinks draws the eye into this contemporary bathroom. With no vanity storage, a tall rich wood cabinet with contemporary hardware was installed to provide a place to stow towels and toiletries.
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 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.
The current bathroom for these homeowners is small and needs to get bigger, fast. They use this space not only for everyday use, but also as a changing area for their pool. Adding unused bedroom space helps give the new design the spa experience this couple wanted. A wet room with dual-music playing showerheads and hydrotherapy bed sit on one side of the room. A sunken, soaker tub becomes a relaxation spot, which sits next to a fire and water feature that are lined with granite walls. If that's not enough, a fireplace divides the room from the master bedroom. A separate changing room for the pool sits next to the new exterior entrance, which is completely redone with fresh landscaping, hot tub and outdoor shower.
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.
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.
This master bath is too small for this family of four. Taking the adjacent bedroom, which sits next to their outdoor pool area, allows the Bath Crashers crew to combine the two spaces and turn it into a dual-purpose modern spa and pool space. The master suite side is luxuriously spacious: the vanity is a centerpiece that glows from a backlit, Onyx counter-top. The two sinks share a space with an automatic ice machine for these active homeowners to use after their runs. The tub is tricked out with jets and speakers and the shower serves two purposes: one side for everyday use with a rain-shower head and body sprays while the other side is to rinse off after hanging by the pool.
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.
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 small bathroom gets much bigger by taking closet and exterior space. On the new outside wall, windows now surround a massive soaking tub. A custom vanity is wrapped in a leather finished granite, which also covers the entire wall. In front of that wall hangs a backlit mirror that plays music and the ceiling gets an intricate trim detail to bring this transitional design together.
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