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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.
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.
An outdoor bathtub is surrounded by vibrant striped blue walls. A serene waterfall feature is flanked by a pair of vertical potted plants containing a colorful mix of succulents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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