Everything that happens at Blog Cabin is all about going big so that no one ever wants to go home. Josh Temple and Chris Grundy take on two rooms located on the ground floor of this stunning lakeside retreat. In the media/entertainment room, the guys frame a projector screen with vintage suitcases, old speakers and radios. The nearby refreshment bar is topped with a zinc wrapped counter sanded down to mimic the sparkle of the Idaho Diamond stone fireplace in the next room. This living space features a rustic burnt cedar barn door, a floating bench made with repurposed framing material, a framed art wall made with a reclaimed "for sale" sign from a nearby property, and a coffee table topped with the same beautiful stone found on the fireplace. Lakeside living in the Coeur d'Alene wilderness doesn't get any better!
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.
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.
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 hot and unused recreation room is transformed into a master bedroom retreat complete with a one of a kind wall treatment, a walnut king sized bed with TV lift in the footboard, plus a tranquil custom water feature. Drum side tables flank the brand new bed plus, all new windows, flooring and insulated walls make this the perfect bedroom for this Grand Rapids family!
Josh Temple and his team transform a dark, old kitchen into a bright, open kitchen. To start, Josh knocks down a wall to open the space in between the kitchen and living room. In its place goes a new peninsula with built in stools that play off of the homeowner's favorite kitchen table. Old dark cabinets are replaced with light cabinets embedded with glass. Limestone countertops and beautiful gray tile play off the gray tones in the kitchen and give it some contrast. And to round out this design, a special kitchen nook is built with banquet seating, one-of-a-kind table, and geometric lighting.
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