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This mudroom features lots of storage, coat hooks for the family's children and lots of storage. Shelving and handrails are made of reclaimed lumber and the ceramic tile floor is ready for muddy Oregon boots.
To connect the bedroom to the walk-in closet, Encircle Deisgn and Build's Klaas deJonge designed a keyhole doorway with a built-in bench. A custom platform bed and headboard are built from reclaimed lumber, while the room has cork flooring.
Licensed contractor Josh Temple and his team transformed an under-used sunroom off of the back of this home into a beautiful space for entertaining with custom pebble flooring, slat wall treatments and a custom bar and lounge area. Tropical touches like the natural fiber dining chairs, pale wood fixtures and butcher block drink rail create a resort feel.
Licensed contractor Josh Temple and his team transformed the kitchen in this 1905 home, adding a new stove with hood, dishwasher, custom cabinets and a tin tile ceiling. Bright yellow and white stripes, plus a Carrara marble countertop, added to the soda fountain vibe of the space, and meshed well with the couples' love of all things candy-related.
Homeowners Laura and Chris enjoy cooking but their kitchen is just too small. This 1905 kitchen doubles in size and stays true to the era. All new appliances, high gloss black cabinetry, tin ceiling tiles and a custom bar cart complete this house crash.
This funky family has a giant footprint for their kitchen, but it isn't being used to its potential! With plywood countertops and no oven, this kitchen is in serious need of a Crash! In three days the space gets a creative remodel complete with a paper slate tile island, live edge dining table and custom benches, soapstone countertops with an integrated sink, all new flooring and a one of a kind cork buffet table!
With baked goods on the line, Josh Temple goes to work to bring a young couple the perfect dream space to whip up a lovely crostada. He'll turn their stark, dated, blah galley kitchen into a mind-blowing culinary paradise. The team will convert the laundry room into a spacious pantry with floor-to-ceiling cabinets with a rolling butcher block island and an oversized lightbox note pad. In the kitchen, all new appliances compliment the marble countertops and waterfall edge bar, luxury vinyl floors, mosaic marble backsplash, subway tiled accent wall, and a wood block dining table.
Josh and crew head to coastal Maine to build out a living room House Crashers style. In 3 days, Josh turns the living room into a comfy, inviting space using reclaimed and rustic materials. A shelving unit and message center are built to help organize the space, while a window seat is added to emphasize the water views, and an antique card table is repurposed into a coffee table.
An uninviting family room turns into an airy, light-filled modern space by adding a new wall of glass. An unused doorway go away, while a hidden door is used to camouflage a funky entryway. The space gets cozy with a new wood ceiling, laminate flooring and a graphic wall design. The outdoor space becomes a usable entertaining area with a modern metal-topped pergola and functional seating area.
A dark garage attached to a small house in Portland, Oregon is converted into a master bedroom retreat giving this family of five a much bigger living space. What was dark exposed wood and a junky storage garage is completely transformed into a bright master bedroom with eight-foot folding doors, a custom headboard, a living art door and all new floors. Plus, a newly sectioned off space becomes a mudroom with all custom storage, porcelain floors and reclaimed wood storage.
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.
Perhaps the only thing better than a hilltop Los Angeles home with panoramic views of the valley is a sumptuous party room that offers up some gorgeous sightseeing of its own. Josh Temple and his team will turn a salt water aquarium into a unique wet bar backed with custom wenge shelves, build a floor to ceiling 3-D fire feature skinned in Calcutta porcelain slab, fabricate a streamlined coffee table, install rich, durable laminate floors, then glam it all up with sofas, chairs, wall unit and an oversized tri-globe chandelier studded with cut crystal dangles.
It's a French flashback to the 30's and 40's when entertaining guests was done in impressive and luxurious parlors. Josh Temple enhances the usability of this living room and dining room by creating two sophisticated areas. First, for the living room, is an inviting cinematic sitting space featuring a fireplace accentuated by thin brick veneer and a 60-inch TV, art deco niches with a vertical aquarium backdrop, and chesterfield seating. For the dining room, there's a banquette built into a pony wall with ironwork detailing, a bar cabinet and draft tower unified with tile en pointe and sculptural spindles, a reclaimed table made from original flooring, and a hand painted silhouette of a French 75 field cannon.
Josh Temple knows it'll take a whole lot more than a dab of concealer to renovate this makeup artist's bedroom. He'll rip through astroturf carpet remnants and a multitude of cobwebs to transform a chaotic bedroom into a Balinese retreat. In three days, the crew will craft a luxurious raised bed platform with bedside tables, new windows and a panel door all atop a renewable bamboo floor. Then they'll bring the outdoors in with a spacious deck-turned chill zone featuring a water fountain trickling down a pebbled wall, a slate skinned firebox, a copper and wood shelving unit, and a tropical reed-like table.
From the first moment Josh Temple first sees Tracey and Nicole's mauve (emphasis on brown) L shaped kitchen, his desire to sledgehammer out a few walls comes to fruition with a beautiful and functional result. The kitchen remodel starts with a pass-thru bar into the living room. To bring function to the heart of the home, the guys move the stainless sink, dishwasher and fridge onto a whole new wall, add sweet white cabinets, natural quartzite countertops flecked with platinum, luxury vinyl floors, a window overlooking the den, and a wall-mounted TV. In this two-fer project, the guys take on the dining room as well, bringing in an octagonal pub table, a juice and coffee bar and lots of custom wine storage.
A garage filled with junk, a broken garage door and just a plain dark space is brought to life for a fireman and his fiancé. To give these homeowners a man cave and a place to entertain, House Crashers brings in a sleek frosted glass garage door, a concrete bar and a bifold window to the outside. Plus, the team builds a custom work table made from walnut and a fire hose bench perfect for this fireman's man cave.
A dated and dingy bedroom gets a complete makeover fit for Hollywood. The team builds a mahogany deck with sliding doors that lead into a luxurious space with a custom bed, built-in storage and a honeycomb wall partition. The addition of all-wood flooring and a private dressing room with a marble island makes this one glamorous bedroom.
Josh and the crew transform the master bedroom at Blog Cabin 2016 into a living oasis with a view of the Gulf. Features include custom doors made of reclaimed wood, an inviting fireplace and an outdoor entertaining area with fire pit.
The living room of this hipster heaven home feels artsy and inviting, but one step into the kitchen smacks of a gloomy, dated, depressing waste of space. Josh Temple takes the unimpressive room from tragic to transcendent by introducing alluring splashes of color along with huge heaps of cool. It all starts with a kitchen island outfitted with a cookbook shelf and plenty of drawer and cabinet space, an inside-out countertop divided by an accordion-style sit-on-top window, sleek modern barstools, a beefy mixed wood light fixture and extra long plank vinyl flooring in four mesmerizing colors.
Josh Temple opts for a bit of irony in this home by building several exits into a great room that this family will never want to leave. The fun begins with a secret door that is a bookcase by day and an adults-only bar by night. The crew also builds three new French door exits, a super-sized shelving wall that houses a ginormous TV, a shadowbox coffee table on casters, an artfully etched sofa console table, exposed beam ceiling, and a new partition wall that separates the kitchen from the new dining space.
Edwin lives in a house where every room is taken by other folks and pets. The workout room belongs to his girlfriend, one bedroom is used for the dog, there's even a guest room solely dedicated to out of town company. Josh Temple is about to change it all for the aspiring rapper by turning the garage into a sophisticated dude den where cigar-smoking, fight-watching, card-playing, music-making fun can commence on a whim. The upscale lounge includes an over-sized triangle shelving unit framed in by a pair of cabinets featuring wire trimmed doors, a laminated front bar top that doubles as storage space for musical instruments and sound gear, a wall that hides the washer and dryer on one side and features a whopping 5 TV sets on the other, French doors that open out to the pool, soundproof cork floors, and a faux crocodile grid wall to swank up the livable space with style and comfort.
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