See what funny challenges we put the Bath Crashers host up to!
Beadboard ceiling, custom mosaic tile, water feature, hidden speakers + more.
Beam ceiling, concrete mirror frame, backlit mirror, bathroom fireplace + more.
Looking to upgrade your bath? Here are 25 ideas for adding style and character, often in an easy and affordable way.
Your powder room might be small in size, but that doesn't mean it has to be lacking in style. Check out 25 design ideas for big impact in a small bath.
Licensed contractor Matt Muenster sees every house project, whether he’s ripping apart dated bathrooms using the latest construction technology or completely gutting his own kitchen, as a chance to use his clever ideas to achieve great design while integrating earth-friendly elements.
This bathroom is not only big in size; it has big problems. The red tub and matching red sinks are just a few of the many things wrong with this space. Gutting it and starting over will fix the problem. Dark stone tile, custom ash cabinetry and barn-wood create the new palate. A double shower and massive jetted tub help fill the space. Skylights, a stained glass window and star-lit wall feature brings in special lighting while an ethanol-burning fireplace and heated stone counter-tops at the vanity are added for warmth.
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.
The rustic styling of Sedona, Arizona turns a small, dingy, outdated bath space into a cozy, Midwest spa. The space is expanded by stealing an empty bedroom to make room for a double-sink vanity that features a Spanish wrought iron skirt-surround. There's also space for a long, deep copper tub with floor-mounted tub filler. On the floor, cold-pressed recycled poplar is used to create a stunning, durable, waterproof surface that is accented with a 5' by 3' 'tile rug' from earth-tone colored slate. The same slate is used to tile the new, spacious shower. Sconce lighting fashioned after ranch-style gas lanterns flank the vanity sinks, and more warmth is provided by a gas fireplace wrapped in multi-hued river rock.
Target Field serves as the inspiration for the ultimate baseball lover's bathroom. A family of four is thrown a curveball when Matt Muenster shows up with MLB Network analyst and former pro player, Darryl Hamilton. Instead of getting a regular crash, they are treated to a behind the scenes tour of Target Field, where Matt gets design inspiration. The result is a fantasy bathroom and clubhouse for a family who can't get enough baseball. Matt's outfitted the space with lockers, a soaking therapy tub, a TV in the shower, a urinal and walls made from the same stone found in Target field. Outside the doors of the bathroom, Matt's creating the ultimate room to relax and watch the game, complete with popcorn machine, fridge, comfy beanbag chairs and a bar.
A dungeon-like basement bathroom needed to be transformed into a sophisticated and sparkly shrine for the homeowner. To make that happen, Bath Crashers took down the dark wood paneling, knocked down walls and added glitz and glamour. White marble lines the walls, glass, jewel cut sinks sit atop a white vanity with mirrored accents and a one of a kind etched, vintage door gives the space privacy. Warmth is provided by a new steam shower and a double-sided fireplace. An illuminated mirror wall with candles is the backdrop for a classic claw-foot soaking tub and a crystal chandelier adds the final touch of bling to this bathroom.
A small bathroom gets much bigger by taking closet and exterior space. On the new outside wall, windows now surround a massive soaking tub. A custom vanity is wrapped in a leather finished granite, which also covers the entire wall. In front of that wall hangs a backlit mirror that plays music and the ceiling gets an intricate trim detail to bring this transitional design together.
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.
This bathroom is too small to create the modern, industrial space these homeowners would love to have. Taking over an unused dining room next door gives Bath Crashers the space they need to create a sleek new layout that has dark concrete on the floors and is featured on a wall behind a bright white soaking tub. The shower is big, open and packed with nine different fixtures, which are all controlled digitally. Bath Crashers expanded the space even further, building an addition to house a custom sauna. Music will play through two waterproof speakers, one of which will go into the two-person sauna that's wrapped in cedar and special lighting.
This master bath is too small for this family of four. Taking the adjacent bedroom, which sits next to their outdoor pool area, allows the Bath Crashers crew to combine the two spaces and turn it into a dual-purpose modern spa and pool space. The master suite side is luxuriously spacious: the vanity is a centerpiece that glows from a backlit, Onyx counter-top. The two sinks share a space with an automatic ice machine for these active homeowners to use after their runs. The tub is tricked out with jets and speakers and the shower serves two purposes: one side for everyday use with a rain-shower head and body sprays while the other side is to rinse off after hanging by the pool.
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.
Tiny, awkward bathroom is made bigger by removing two closets that eat space and adding functional amenities and design elements. A deep, free standing soaker tub is added against a wall fashioned from corten steel with a rusted patina. Teakwood storage shelves between the vanities make for more storage and organization. The shower nearly doubles in size and incorporates hexagon tiles on the wall, accented by a racing stripe of vertical linear copper glass surrounding the top of the walls. Floating shelves descend from the ceiling, and the entire floor is decked out in 16x24 slabs of black slate tile. A one of a kind, artist-designed, floor to ceiling etched glass panel, lights up and gives the toilet area some privacy.
A master bath in Nashville is transformed into a modern space with natural elements including Ipe hardwood floors and marble vanities with basalt sinks. A sleek stainless fireplace is installed between the vanities and custom wood shelving above holds power outlets hidden from view. A massive steam shower is the centerpiece with two shower stations and a pedicure footbath.
A boring bathroom gets high-tech upgrades. Host and licensed contractor Matt Muenster and the Bath Crashers crew expand a one person shower to fit two, add lighted chromatherapy rain shower heads and a digital control panel for individually heated water settings. A huge, circular, stainless steel tub sits on a raised, tiled platform and features a free-standing tub filler. Tubular skylights provide natural daylight and energy-saving LEDs light the space at night. Side-by-side curved vanities finished with glass counter tops and a metal-like laminate add a space-age look and feel, as do the stainless steel drop-in sinks and fixtures floating out from the wall. A conveyor system is added to the adjoining walk-in closet for automated storage.