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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.
What kind of room do you build for a couple who seem to be afraid of color? How about a black kitchen and a tan dining room! Josh Temple and his crew bring a vibrant pop of elegance to this dated, gloomy combination living space. They pump up the palette in the kitchen with a brand new stainless steel sink and appliances, wood grain and black cabinets, and porcelain flooring throughout. In the dining area, the brick fireplace gets skinned with a metal surround while grandma's hutch is replaced with a modern/industrial floating shelf system complete with framed sliding glass doors on a DIY metal track. The dusty roofline alcove is dressed up with a box light wall, and the whole space becomes a gathering hotspot thanks to a remarkable dining table embellished with a center strip of metal.
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.
House Crashers crashes Long Island and takes on one needy kitchen! These homeowners have a kitchen with old cabinets, broken appliances, worn flooring and hideous T-bar ceiling but that's all transformed into an elegant, classic kitchen! This former eye sore of a kitchen becomes the main event for this house including a custom dining table, all new cabinets, appliances and glass backsplash, plus a custom bar and bright new dining room.
An outdated and boring living room crammed with music gear and overtaken by the family dog gets a complete facelift and turned into the ultimate mid century music lounge. An old faux stone fireplace is replaced with hand made subway tile and sleek white marble hearth. Worn carpet is replaced with dark hardwood floors. A custom bar with staggered shelving and hidden bar storage become the focus of the room. A new media center flanks the wall for a brand new TV. Plus, a one of a kind walnut and glass coffee table and dimensional wall panels create one hip living room.
A tiny living room becomes the focus of entertainment with a bar and more and expands into a tiny kitchen for an amazing reveal! A custom bar, dimensional wood treated fireplace and a sleek concrete and walnut dining table make this the ultimate hang out space!
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.
An outdated kitchen with brown countertops, old wallpaper, dated appliances and a funky window gets blown up into a high-end kitchen lodge retreat complete with all new appliances, brand new cabinets and countertops, open shelving against a ledge stone wall, a bi-fold window, custom copper wine rack and a one of a kind walnut light fixture. Plus, this kitchen bleeds into a living room that gets it's own makeover with a fireplace facelift, all new flooring and tons of furniture.
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.
Dreams of an inviting, sumptuous bedroom come true for Blair and Jennifer as Team House Crashers reinvents a forgotten storage room upstairs. The guys put a modern, bohemian and colonial spin on the oversized sleep space with a California King mattress tucked into surround cabinetry featuring a custom build headboard and brass lighting fixtures. Storage is beefed up with wall-to-wall bench cabinets and a library sitting area complete with angled bookshelves, a clean burning fireplace, and an oversized wood inlaid club chair. The wall mounted TV is tucked into a geometric art piece cabinet, complimented by a stand-alone art piece made with live edge wood and maps of the world. The finishing touch is a sliding glass door framed in reflective brass for a timeless, elegant, tranquil addition to this lovely retreat.
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.
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.
Josh Temple takes on one of the ugliest kitchens in House Crashers history to bring an international flair to this LA couple. They'll gut the place top to bottom, then build an enchanting mecca for all things gourmet gastronomy. Two entrances and the range hood are faced in Moroccan arches that lead to colorful teal lower cabinets and clean white uppers. All new appliances include a 6-burner cooktop accentuated by a sweet curved pattern backsplash and silver laced travertine floor tile. Two rolling kitchen islands inlaid with stainless steel and trimmed in mahogany doubles the portable counter space, while a custom maple and mahogany cutting board with two matching barstools unify the space with elegance and the ultimate in usability.
The living and dining rooms at the Blog Cabin 2016 get the ultimate remodel. A blank slate is customized with a fish tank room divider encompassed by wooden scales that resemble a fish. A live-edge dining table is enhanced with a green epoxy treatment and topped with glass. Plus, a one-of-a-kind coffee table gets built from several different cutouts and then burned to create an art piece.
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