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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, 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 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.
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.
The contemporary bathroom from Bath Crashers opens up to a grand shower with a spa deck flooring. A floating sink sits between open storage shelves and a tall, thin cabinet, while the space is grounded by a slate floor.
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.
A bathroom barely bigger than a powder room expands into a grand luxury suite. The focal point is a huge wet room that houses a big, deep soaker tub and his/her shower heads and body sprays. Recycled granite highlights the tub wall, while three different types of tile are blended to create a unique "rug" in the shower area. Elegant, DIY candle lanterns are suspended above the tub, and an arched entry into the shower with three glass panels finish off the space and keeps the rest of the room dry. Opposite the shower sits a huge double sink vanity, featuring a soapstone countertop and plenty of cabinets and drawers for storage. The space is enhanced with two large mirrors with built-in light strips, pendants above each sink, and floating shelves in the space between mirrors. One of the mirrors even features a TV. A DIY string pendant provides unique lighting in the new water closet, and a DIY towel rack built with Ipe adds a final, functional feature.
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.
A short, small, narrow bathroom and the master bedroom are razed to become a huge multi-functional spa flavored with Mediterranean accents and flair. The focal point is a walk-in shower in the center of the space with a large rain showerhead and body sprays. A cedar screen provides privacy on one side of the shower while storage cubbies and a unique water feature with a DIY valance enclose two other walls of the wet space. There's a large makeup vanity for her with a DIY cedar beam wrapped with more than half-a-dozen pendant lights suspended directly above. A long double-sink vanity with DIY basket weave cedar doors provides clean-up outside the shower, and the entire floor is laid with classy, durable, vinyl tile planks. Cedar planks line part of the ceiling outside a separate powder room built especially for guests complete the 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.
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.
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.
This tiny, cold and cramped room has the homeowners longing for a tropical getaway right in their home. To do this, Bath Crashers expands the bathroom and brings the beach into this remodel. The shower brings water in a big way with a rain showerhead, wall showerhead and body sprays. Custom tiles made of materials found at the shore add an eye-catching pop of color and a media set-up that includes a TV, speakers and lighting control will bring the soothing sounds and images of the shore to this space.
Bath Crashers heads to Bozeman, Montana to create a rustic and modern retreat these mountain-dwelling homeowners have always wanted. The existing space is just too small, so the crew takes a chainsaw to the log home's exterior an adds on an addition for more space. All new, larger windows are installed to take advantage of the mountain views including one in the shower, which is packed with two-showerheads, body sprays and a hand-held. The jetted tub is surrounded by a rock enclosure that sits next to a fireplace creating a grotto-like sanctuary and a custom-built hidden door hides the brand new washer and dryer.
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.
A moldy bathroom too small and dark to do makeup in, let alone much else, is transformed into a large, warm, well-lit space featuring spa-like amenities. A large hammered copper slipper tub catches the eye first, with an oil rubbed bronze tub filler sitting atop an acacia wood floor. A 2-sided "look through" fireplace perched next to the tub is surrounded by multi-hued stacked stone. The expanded shower is decked out with large format porcelain tiles on the wall, pebbles on the floor, a large rain shower head, and tiled bench. The space is completed with an accent wall made of copper pennies-turned-into-tiles, and a towel rack/towel bar fashioned from copper pipe.
These homeowners have always wanted a master suite, but when their current bathroom only has room for one, Bath Crashers must steal space from a bedroom next door to give them this: a 2-part bathroom with a powder room for guests and a main space with the works. Operable frosted glass panels separate the rooms and add privacy. The shower is a 3-sided glass box with a waterfall tile pattern and rain-showerhead. A long ash countertop that doubles as a vanity and make-up area sits below a wall of mirrors, windows and a disappearing TV while the silver-leafed ceiling glows with a pop of orange and LED lights.
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