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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.
Talk about a crash! DIYNetwork's Bath Crashers renovated this bathroom to create a relaxing space with a floating dark wood vanity. Matching vessel sinks sit atop custom quartz countertops and an enclosed glass shower is nearby.
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.
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.
This crash makes an existing bath seem much bigger and better with just a few changes in layout and by adding luxury. The brown tub and ugly deck are replaced with an infinity soaker with chromatherapy and wrapped apron for storage. The dark oak vanity gives way to a sleek glass one that floats off wall and features compartmentalized storage, plug-ins for sundry bath electronics, and a lift up mirror that houses an HDTV. A full length mirrored cabinet with more storage and plugins offsets and compliments the vanity. The carpeting is ripped out and large slabs of tile go down, with an 8-foot strip of lighted, blasted glass embedded in the floor between. The shower is upgraded with more large tile, large rain head, body sprays, and handcrafted cedar bench. The final touch is a DIY wood wall with a design blasted into maple planks and lit with tiny LEDs.
A small bathroom that is falling apart is turned into a beautiful, classic space with the help of the Bath Crashers crew. A large, carrera marble steam shower is added. Custom storage makes practical use of the space. Natural light fills the room with a new sun tunnel and a built-in coffee bar completes this bathroom remodel.
A bathroom better described as a powder room becomes a huge master bedroom spa. It starts with his and her vanities that are sleek furniture pieces that feature drawers that can be compartmentalized in a variety of ways for storage. There's also a lap drawer to extend her vanity into a separate make-up area; and both feature shelves with electrical hookups to keep things tidy. A deep, oval soaking tub sits atop a herringbone wood floor. Nearby is the large walk-in shower with large faux Carrera marble tile and a convenient bench. The plumbing fixtures are all a sleek, brushed gold finish, with the sink fixtures emerging from a large mirror above both vanities. A private water closet features a separate sink, and a large closet system gives the homeowners plenty of storage for linens and clothes. Crown molding encases the entire new space, finished off with a cozy, ethanol-burning fireplace on the tub wall, which also shows off aesthetic sconce candle lighting done as a DIY project.
These two bathrooms are separate yet open to each other at the ceiling and they need to be torn down and made into one killer space that fits with the style of this midcentury modern home. The new design features a jetted tub with a concrete deck, copper front and a perfect view of a wall mounted TV. The shower is separate, bigger and surrounded in sleek modern tile and glass. The walls are covered in birch while the floor gets a stained concrete finish. The vanity is a double concrete trough sink, which sits next to an LED lit piece of art glass etched with a fun surprise for the homeowners.
Two bathrooms and a mudroom are transformed into one massive dream space with a roomy shower for two and freestanding bath. A custom vanity is topped with a navy apron front kitchen sink and above, a copper mirror frame with matching blue patina. Antique suitcases become drawer fronts for a unique linen cabinet and the base for a makeup vanity chair. To push the suitcase theme over the top, a boom box built into an alligator print Samsonite.
This bathroom is ill equipped for this family of four. It's bland, boring and lacking in square-footage. To fix this, Bath Crashers takes the bedroom next door to create a modern space with an Asian inspired theme. A sliding translucent panel divides the room. One side has a double vanity, tub and massive walk-in shower. The other side is a powder room for guests. The vanity area is given natural light with floor-to-ceiling windows on either side and a touch of tech is installed with a hidden TV mirror. Bamboo floors lay the groundwork for this Zen space and an illuminated bamboo wall sits behind a tub that plays music.
This construction grade bathroom is in need of a spark. Bath Crashers throws out the old and brings back the new in a cool way. Carrera and bold mosaic patterns fill every corner of this room. The new soaker tub sits underneath a ceiling feature of flowers lit by LED's. The shower is made bigger and given a window looking into a modern candle-lit 'fireplace' while the perimeter of the bathroom glows with custom LED crown molding.
Before: Eight Sides of Horror. After: A showstopper. This octagon-shaped space has 12-foot ceilings, a wall of windows and tons of potential. To give this bath the modern look the homeowner wants, everything must get ripped out. The new layout is made square and filled with a big, beautiful shower with body sprays and speakers. On the floor, which is heated, half the room is covered with a fumed oak and underneath the soaking tub lays black pebbles. Behind the tub, the old windows get replaced by an entire wall of sliding glass panels, which gives the perfect view to the outdoors.
A small, outdated, pink tile bathroom expands into a large adjoining room to become a warm, inviting spa with contemporary finishes and amenities. The old bath becomes an entire shower area with body sprays set in linear copper tile and a large ceiling-mounted rain head. The main bath area features "his" and "her" vanities on opposite sides of the room, flanking a huge, deep soaker tub. More copper tile covers the entire tub wall, in the middle of which sits a pierced copper window covering that slides on a track for privacy. A geometric arbor crafted from bamboo suspends from the ceiling over the vanities, and allows light to bathe the bath from a large, new skylight.
These non-boring homeowners had a bathroom that was beyond bland. Bath Crashers turned the style up to 11, designing a space that fit the energetic personality of the couple. The new plan is anchored by a showstopper of a shower in the center of the room. Brightly colored tiles on the back wall catch the eye and provide a jolt of energy to the space. On either side of the shower sits 'his' and 'hers' vanities with a bright veneer finish and waterfall countertops. A modern louvered screen serves as an art feature that provides privacy if needed. Behind the tub is a sliding wall that hides a laundry shoot, a feature that's artistic as well as functional. Tiles on the floor are laid in a chevron pattern, pointing the way to a memorable bathroom.
Making this space a real retreat starts with trashing the tub that takes up half the room. In its place is a large, unique, steam shower featuring pebbles on the floor, sleek glass tiles on the back wall, and multi-colored blue octagonal tiles on the front wall to produce a rain drop effect. The entire shower space is accessed from glass doors on each side. The shower floor pebbles flow outside the wet area to form a faux moat with LED lighting, then segues into planks of hand-scraped eucalyptus wood flooring for the remainder of the room. The shower is flanked on each side by storage cabinets with a special make-up mirror and hidden bench seat for her. Across from the storage cabinets sit his and hers furniture-style vanities with curved drawers and granite tops with built-in sinks. Clear glass pendants are suspend above each. The ceiling is layered with planks of reclaimed white-washed wood veneer, and a large window is set to provide a beautiful vista of the Rocky Mountains.
An ugly, moldy, carpeted bathroom transforms into a modern spa-like space worth singing about. A DIY acoustical wall panel fashioned from walnut and sound-proofing foam creates the perfect environment for a homeowner who loves to sing. Speakers in the walls further enhance the musical experience. On the new, heated, tile floor sits a custom walnut vanity with storage for the whole family. Opposite the vanity rests a heated soaker tub, directly beneath a new skylight in the vaulted ceiling. Topping off the space is a new, two person shower, featuring a comfortable bench, multiple rain heads and body sprays.
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.
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