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In these behind-the-scenes clips, HGTV's David Bromstad puts House Crashers host Josh Temple to the test with a round of rapid-fire questions, a game of truth-or-lie, the ultimate selfie face-off, fan questions + more.
An uninspiring family room is transformed into an eco-friendly theater room complete with bamboo flooring, a slat wall staircase, LED lighting, repurposed leather media wall, vintage lumber, and a recycled marble sofa table.
A basement stuck in the 1970s with red shag carpet covering an old bar, ugly arches and dark walls is transformed into a bar hang out and lounge area. One area of the room is dedicated to the bar, with a long table that lights up, a back bar with beer tap and a barn wood ceiling soffit. The other side of the room turns into a cozy hangout with a sectional, custom coffee table, huge TV and warm carpet to make the once cold basement a warm inviting space.
These homeowners want to make their great room more inviting, so Josh Temple, licensed contractor and host of DIY Network's House Crashers, takes on the challenge by creating the ultimate holiday entertaining mecca. A boring fireplace is transformed with cement tiles, a rustic mantle and a gas insert. A custom bar with tin ceiling tiles is built adjacent to a 10-foot folding door which opens up to a huge new deck. Finally, the space is decked with all the holiday trimmings.
A Seattle area master bedroom gets a major shot of contemporary style the homeowners tried to achieve on their own. Host and licensed contractor, Josh Temple and the House Crashers crew, replace a main wall with a pony wall allowing the unused room next door to become a huge new closet. A large slider and two windows are added for more natural light, modular tiles add interest at headboard, and a shelving unit is built complete with fire feature.
Josh Temple and the House Crasherscrew try and rescue a huge sunroom that has been turned over to eight cats. The renovation begins with three walls of glass being imploded at once. What follows is a complete remake of this useless room. First fixed, bifold and accordion glass panels are added to three walls. Next Josh shows the homeowners how to create custom elements for the room like white wall panels, a wooden rug and a beautiful game table. The room is capped off with an indoor/outdoor bar with it's own redwood deck, new paint and lighting and all new designer furniture. When it's time for the final reveal, the homeowners are speechless and the cats have to start looking for a new room to dominate.
Licensed contractor and host, Josh Temple, travels to the hub of stock car racing, Charlotte, N.C., and with the help of professional NASCAR drivers, Kasey Kahne and Brad Sweet, transforms a typical garage into the perfect place to entertain and watch racing. A Charlotte stock car fan gets his garage transformed into a racing-themed bar/lounge, complete with bamboo flooring, wet and dry bars, a custom 3-D wall treatment, access to a new backyard deck and awning, plus unique furniture made with car parts from Kasey Kahne's garage.
A living and dining space with worn hardwood floors and hideous pink granite fireplace gets completely transformed into a hip bar lounge. In three days, this crash goes over the top with a metal and concrete bar, swinging bar stools and a bookshelf that opens into hidden storage. Plus, a plain wall becomes a main attraction as hardwood flooring runs vertically up the wall with a niche for a giant television. Metallic tile faces the new fireplace and a custom coffee table makes this room an entertainer's dream.
Oversized furniture dominates this couple's master bedroom, and the result is a cramped and uninviting space. These homeowners want a relaxing space that's calming after a hectic workday. The full-sized bed is replaced with a queen-sized platform bed faced with plank flooring. The planks are carried up the wall and onto the vaulted ceiling to make the headboard the focal point of the room. The unused window seat is ripped out to provide additional square footage. Dated shag carpet is replaced with soothing stone tiles for a zen-like feel. A TV is mounted on the wall and flanked with protruding niche boxes, and a console is built for TV components. Finally, the double-door entry is reduced to a single door and the bathroom door is replaced with opaque glass for a sleeker look.
An unwelcoming living room is revived with modern upgrades including faux ceiling beams, grey-toned wood flooring and glass tiled fireplace surround. The space is opened up when a partial wall is removed and french doors are installed. A boring wall is transformed using oak barrel stave as a focal point.
A bland office with a brick fireplace, dark walls and an outdated over sized desk is transformed into a cozy beach retreat. All new cork floors, a reclaimed wood fireplace and custom desk create a bright feel. The dark walls are replaced with light walls with a unique map treatment. Plus, this area is extended to the outside with new sliding doors, custom seating, exotic deck tiles topped off by a concrete fire feature.
Josh Temple takes a garage being used as the family storage dump spot and blows it up into an elegant penthouse suite that is not only a space to sleep, it's also a work space, rec room, gathering spot, and entertainment hub. Get ready for a voice recording corner outfitted with colorful acoustic tiles and sound gear, a bi-fold window overlooking the pool, desk space, a wall of floor-to-ceiling cabinets, a fold-down bed trimmed out in walnut and faced in upholstered panels, walnut nightstands with pull out cup holders, wallpaper and specialty painted art elements, a big screen TV, new glass entry door, and a custom game table with angle cut walnut legs.
A dark and cramped garage full of exercise gear and boxes is transformed into a chic living space complete with two glass garage doors giving this new garage an indoor outdoor feel. In three days, Josh and his crew build custom storage, a walnut ping pong table that doubles as a dart board and one of a kind closet doors. It all opens up to an outdoor area with a concrete fireplace, redwood seating and a sleek awning.
House Crashers crashes Long Island and takes on one needy kitchen! These homeowners have a kitchen with old cabinets, broken appliances, worn flooring and hideous T-bar ceiling but that's all transformed into an elegant, classic kitchen! This former eye sore of a kitchen becomes the main event for this house including a custom dining table, all new cabinets, appliances and glass backsplash, plus a custom bar and bright new dining room.
A hideous living room with stained carpet, lava rock fireplace, broken sliders to a hot closed in patio is completely transformed into a sleek industrial rustic living room. In three days, the 1970s fireplace is torn out and replaced by a concrete fireplace with a live edge mantle, a metal media wall with pallet media center are showcased with a 60 inch TV, plus the room is opened into a new open patio divided by 18 foot sliding glass doors.
A tiny bland kitchen with broken countertops and outdated cabinets is transformed into a sleek French country kitchen. The kitchen is opened up with a custom reclaimed wood island that houses a brand-new wine fridge and microwave door. Old outdated tile floors are replaced by a warm travertine stone. All new cabinets, appliances, countertops that look like leather and subway tile backsplash make this kitchen pop! Plus a custom hood and unique stools make this a one of a kind kitchen.
When a large garage becomes the dumping ground for decade-old wedding mementos and VHS-era electronics, Josh Temple comes to the rescue to turn a ton of trash into a tropical treasure. There's storage space aplenty in the new space with three bookcases. The lounge area brings a hint of Morocco on a tiled wall featuring recessed bar shelves made of rich hardwoods, and a tiled bar built on casters and topped with a frosted acrylic waterfall edge counter. Nearby, the entertainment center boasts a 60-inch TV inside oversized hardwood shelves, and a seating area bordered by a wall of shutters to hide the new roll up garage door from view.
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