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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.
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.
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.
As seen on HGTV and DIY Network's House Crashers, licensed contractor Josh Temple takes a quick break from assembling a game table in front of Jason Melius' and Tiffany Price's Burbank, California, home. Temple and his team transformed the under-utilized sunroom off of the back of the home into a beautiful space for entertaining with custom pebble flooring, slat wall treatments, and a custom bar and lounge area.
Licensed contractor Josh Temple and his team remodeled this kitchen to include new appliances, custom cabinetry and a painted tin ceiling. Bright yellow and white stripes and a gingham curtains add to the soda fountain vibe.
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.
An uninviting living room gets a much needed facelift with an Asian twist. Boring beams are enhanced with cross beams; a dated fireplace gets a new faux stone surround and sleek porcelain tile, and a boring wall gets 5 custom "floating" shelves for the homeowner's beloved books. Finally, an underused formal dining area becomes family friendly, and a damaged hardwood floor is refinished.
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.
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.
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.
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 cold and dark basement with too many doors, an unused fireplace, concrete floors and no natural light is transformed into the ultimate wine bar. This room gets outfitted with a floor to ceiling wall treatment covering a slick wine bar, a custom coffee table on wheels, bright new sliding doors and a one of a kind wine cabinet to top off the wine room! Plus, this wine bar has countertops that glow and become the main event in the space!
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.
An unused room gets a bonus crash with a yard and room remodel. The inside gets a custom painted floor, walnut media cabinet and 12' bi-fold doors that open to a revamped yard. An old storage shed gets replaced with an ironwood deck, slat wall, and day bed. The outdoor kitchen is complete with Spanish terracotta tiles, BBQ, pizza oven and beverage center.
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.
Josh Temple tackles his most challenging renovation to date to turn a cold, mishmash space into 2 distinct but welcoming gathering spots. The top level features a quiet reading library complete with a sleek partition, cushioned storage bench, and a picture frame panel that doubles as a railing. Below, all new dual pane windows and a slider will add light while a brand new firebox lined with floor to ceiling porcelain tile brings in much needed warmth. The room is rounded out with all new furnishings, plenty of bookshelves, a Z-shaped glass top coffee table, a side table with a built in lamp, and rich birch hardwood throughout.
A diehard do-it-yourselfer turns his garage over to Josh to bring a sleek blend of work and play inside and out. The workspace begins with a folding room divider that blocks off the garage door and introduces rich wood textures. The work desk goes techy with a secret compartment to hide not one, but two computer monitors that are raised and lowered electronically. The long wall is skinned in aged metal, leading to the next gathering spot that boasts two whiskey bottle end tables, and a ceiling mounted flip down TV. As the guest list grows, revelers can spill outdoors onto the redwood deck that wraps all the way up to the fence to bring privacy and uniformity to this destination spot. A sexy U-shaped bench cozies up the conversation underneath an avant-garde pergola, creating a cabana vibe for VIP's only.
Josh and the crew take on three separate spaces for one very cool couple. First is the small, cramped guesthouse that's been used as a storage space for work and sporting gear. The casita gets a complete overhaul with two sets of accordion doors, a solid walnut bed, caged madrone wood light fixtures with magazine shelves, and whitewashed engineered flooring. The outdoor shower lounge boasts a privacy wall, floating bench, succulent wall hangings and an overhead showerhead. Lastly, the courtyard gets a sidewalk of poured concrete, an oversized concrete bench and garden bed, a dreamy lounger that holds up to three people, a firepit, and a mahogany floor to ceiling awning that ties all three areas together beautifully.
A cramped kitchen with broken cabinets, outdated countertops and ugly flooring is opened up into a bright and colorful kitchen. Walnut takes center stage in this kitchen with a walnut butcher block island and swivel stool, walnut upper cabinets, walnut seating and walnut open shelving. Plus, a colorful wallpaper adds to the design!
Josh Temple and his team give these homeowners the best room in their house, and it just so happens to be outside. Staggered vintage windows hang from an A-frame pergola that sits atop a massive redwood deck. A custom made wood and metal couch fits perfectly in front of the new white brick fireplace to help with those chilly nights. Outdoor cooking is taken to a new level with a prep station skinned with tile and fitted with a new stainless steel BBQ. And to help round out this design are a reclaimed liquor cabinet, a huge dining table, and one of a kind lighting.
After a not-so-professional indoor remodel, Josh Temple unleashes his own brand of sleek on an earthy young couple who are ready to push their party space into the back yard. Their existing deck becomes a posh dining spot complete with an exotic wood prep table that boasts a working sink and stainless chop area. Venture a few feet further into a huge zen structure made out of reclaimed 3' x 8' douglas fir, concrete benches popped with fused bamboo inset seats, a floor to ceiling glass-front water feature with three shower heads, and privacy screens to amp up the intimacy when partygoers are dancing on the fused bamboo dance floor.
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