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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.
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.
This sunroom was just a hot storage space with no real function. In three days, the room is completely torn down- all the way to the foundation and rebuilt into a high end wine room with a new tall ceilings with custom reclaimed treatments, custom sliding doors to hide the laundry, modern wall treatments and high impact windows and doors. Plus, the room has all new purpose as it becomes a wine lounge, with a custom bar, cotton wood dining table and a hide away beer pong table with an Arizona twist!
A dark garage attached to a small house in Portland, Oregon is converted into a master bedroom retreat giving this family of five a much bigger living space. What was dark exposed wood and a junky storage garage is completely transformed into a bright master bedroom with eight-foot folding doors, a custom headboard, a living art door and all new floors. Plus, a newly sectioned off space becomes a mudroom with all custom storage, porcelain floors and reclaimed wood storage.
Josh and the House Crashers gang find an Atlanta couple who need a place for the band to practice. One problem is the band is huge and another is right now there is only a two car garage for practice. This renovation begins with a complete demo of the lower floor of the home. After framing in a few new walls the space gets completely re-imagined to be a practice stage as well as a nightclub to hang out in and enjoy the music. The one of a kind custom touches include a bar and storage cabinets, album shelving, a dropped ceiling with light show built in, and huge decorative wall panels. There's also cork flooring, a gray and orange paint palette, an overhead projector with surround sound, all new lighting and furniture. The homeowners are left speechless and the band gets together to celebrate this gigantic, hip new night spot on the Atlanta scene.
An unused formal living room is converted into a master bedroom, allowing a young couple to sleep on the same floor as their kids. By adding a tray ceiling, his and her closets, a window seat, a colorful fireplace and a custom headboard, the space goes from ratty to romantic in three days.
Strategy is the name of the game as the House Crashers crew transforms a drab, cavernous media room into a multipurpose hot spot for game playing aficionados. The guys will create 4 distinct chill zones including a wet bar with sparkling blue countertops, wine fridge and a lit-from-behind bar face. The fireplace gets a pop of flair with floor-to-ceiling textured ceramic tile that wraps around 2 walls. A media zone includes a 50-inch flat screen, brand new comfy couch, and a game inspired photographic art project. Rounding out the room is the game corner that includes a massive floating shelving unit for game storage that's anchored beautifully in the corner.
Josh and the House Crashers crew find a couple who need a new bedroom in the Big Easy. The space is large and long, with much of it wasted, and offering very little storage. Starting with the floor, this room gets a complete transformation which includes a bed made of reclaimed doors with a footboard which houses a automated TV lift. A new closet is built into the corner and custom cabinetry clads several walls. Antique french doors are installed, vintage windows are used to create a small room divider while new lights and paint take the room over the top.
Tony and Melissa have a cramped kitchen that is sandwiched between an awkward dining area and a funky den with outdated fireplace. They'd like an open concept kitchen with storage, an island and a bar, and Josh rises to the challenge. He removes the wall between the kitchen and den, opening the space up and providing lots of natural light. He extends the new quartz countertop into the den space providing room for a breakfast bar, and he reworks the fireplace with ledge stone and a reclaimed timber mantel. He removes the awkward uppers and weird peninsula opening up the space between the kitchen and dining area, and adds a huge island with marble countertop. Finally, he creates a magnetic wall mounted pot rack and hidden bar for extra storage.
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 bland living room with outdated cabinets and beige carpet is transformed into a funky lounge. A custom bar from mahogany takes center stage in this all new living room. A unique sliding wall panel closes off the space from the kitchen. Plus, a sleek wood panel wall divider defines the space.
A cramped and outdated kitchen gets one major transformation. What was once tile counters, broken appliances and ugly cabinets is now an open kitchen with a bright blue hood, blue glass tile backsplash, marble countertops and all new appliances. Plus, a custom wine cubby, a one of a kind bar and a sleek island give this kitchen a personal touch.
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.
With baked goods on the line, Josh Temple goes to work to bring a young couple the perfect dream space to whip up a lovely crostada. He'll turn their stark, dated, blah galley kitchen into a mind-blowing culinary paradise. The team will convert the laundry room into a spacious pantry with floor-to-ceiling cabinets with a rolling butcher block island and an oversized lightbox note pad. In the kitchen, all new appliances compliment the marble countertops and waterfall edge bar, luxury vinyl floors, mosaic marble backsplash, subway tiled accent wall, and a wood block dining table.
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