Matt and his Crashers crew kick up a standard bath with sexy, modern features at every turn, including a sleek wood countertop with a bright red translucent stain. Concrete floors provide pop below with a mottled stain in gray, black and red. And along the whole back wall, the shower becomes a focal point with a black crocodile slab, large white tile, teak accents and a built-in waterproof TV.
The Crashers crew doubles a tiny bath in size to create a glammed-out space inspired by the fabulous '40s. The outdated tub deck is replaced with an elegant freestanding model, and the shower is expanded to make room for two, with his-and-hers shower heads, glamorous tile and a heated towel bar right outside. Plus, antique accents add character throughout, from the chandeliers to the bun-foot vanities to the custom metal water closet door with a textured oval glass insert.
Matt chooses one homeowner from hundreds at an open casting call, and she really needs help. Her bathroom is a disaster, made worse by the belief that a tube of caulk can solve every problem. Plus, the door is off the vanity, the shower is about to fall over and the bathroom, which could barely serve one, now has to accommodate a boyfriend. Matt decides to steal space from a connecting bedroom to help open up this cramped room. A brick chimney that is original to the home will separate two floating vanities with concrete countertops and vessel sinks. In a separate, tiled space the Crashers crew is bringing in a sleek soaking tub and walk-in shower, complete with body sprays. And a stacked wood wall will act as a focal point for a flat-screen TV.
Will and Alice will do almost anything to avoid using their basement bathroom. There is no mirror and barely any light, and the entire space looks like a failed 8th grade shop project. Plus, the room is always damp and smells of mold. The Bath Crashers team is coming to the rescue and will expand the space in two directions, pour a new floor and add much-needed ventilation. Light boxes will line the wall above the toilet, the vanity will glow with LED light and a beautiful soaker tub encased in stone will come into the space. Matt will also install a gently lit glass door that opens to reveal a relaxing getaway. When this transformation is complete, the room these homeowners wanted to avoid is the room they'll never want to leave.
Amee and Grant's bathroom is an unfortunate shade of brown, from the walls to the floor to the cover of the toilet. The only thing breaking up the depressing color scheme is an equally unfortunate stained glass window of a duck. Matt ditches the brown and has a plan to brighten the space. He replaces the old, dingy tub with a beautiful new soaker, positioned under the skylight. A high-tech toilet replaces the old one, and a beautiful floating vanity features cast iron sinks. Matt disguises the oddly shaped ceiling with intricate lattice/arbor that stretches from one end of the room to the other. And to finish it all off, the bathroom gets a shot of acid green, banishing the brown forever.
Andi and Adam's bathroom is stuck in the '60s --and not in a good way. The space is claustrophobic and has zero personality. Matt expands the bathroom into a closet and an unused bedroom, turning the space into an open, airy oasis. An added window brings light into the giant walk-in shower, and gray wood floors with painted white and mahogany accents give the room a Cape Cod feel. A giant stainless steel sink sits in the center of the room, split in two by a hanging mirror. The final touch? A bathtub that does it all --air bubbles, aromatherapy, chromatherapy and massage. Plus, framed photos taken by Matt bring the outdoors in.
This basement bathroom was stuck in a time warp. The swinging saloon doors, the wood paneling and the old west vibe made it more O.K. Corral than just plain OK. Licensed contractor Matt Muenster turns the space into a sleek, modern bathroom with a one-of-a-kind circular shower, a sink faucet that extends from the ceiling, a cabana changing room and a sauna. The lighting is hip, the space is fun and the bathroom is now more suitable for James Bond, not Jesse James.
A tiny townhouse bathroom for two needs a facelift, and fast. Everything in this space is beige and boring. Keeping the original footprint, but creating more room by ditching the over-sized jetted tub is a start. In place of the tub, the crew installs a massive walk-in steam shower complete with body sprays. Changing a town home's exterior is sometimes not an option. To add natural light without changing the outside, two frosted glass windows will be placed in the shower wall between the bedroom and bathroom, giving privacy but adding a cool design element. The materials will add dimension with wood in the vanity, tile and metal in the floor and a bright red a wall treatment behind the double vanity.
Brandon and Tara wanted their basement to be a place to hang out, watch TV and use the bar area. But the bathroom was dullsville. So the Bath Crashers crew gave the room a make-over for the ages. There's a vanity shaped like an amoeba, a lounge area with colored lights, a giant whirlpool that can seat four and a shower for two. Extras like a two-way mirror and a water feature pouring down the wall make this a fun place for all their guests. But getting to that "fun place" wasn't all fun and games after the crew hits a water main and floods out the basement.
A tiny bathroom transforms into a master suite when licensed contractor and host Matt Muenster expands this small space to include a jetted tub with artisan concrete surround and massive new shower. Chilewich flooring and fishtail oak accents warm the space with terrariums and water-textured art glass bringing in natural elements. Floating shelves and a custom cabinet with a built in espresso machine create a one of a kind coffee bar.
Host and licensed contractor Matt Muenster transforms two small bathrooms into one large space to serve a couple and their college-age son. The result is room for all, without skimping on privacy and luxury. Custom silver wall treatments complete the bathroom's upscale look.
Bath Crashers first...what to do with a bathroom that comes with a hot tub for eight built right in? The solution, ditch the swingers vibe and replace it with something a little more serene....including a wet room complete with walk-in shower and a beautiful soaker tub (built for one).
This boring bath is pumped up with a sexy, see-through tub with built-in lights and music, set in front of a massive floor-to-ceiling window with motorized blinds. The shower's expanded and lined with glass tile that changes color as it heats up. To top it off, a custom bar is built to house a vodka freezer and a built-in TV is installed above in a wall that swivels.
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