Designer Emily Henderson of Secrets From a Stylist chose a concrete fireplace surround for a rustic look. She hung a Cub Scout diagram above the fireplace and chose an ocean blue color for a nautical look.
The designers at b+g design created the illusion of more space by stretching the fireplace from one wall to the other. A Louise Nevelson sculpture conceals a flat-screen TV above the fireplace and adds a visual effect.
House Crashers host Josh Temple of installed a handmade tile fireplace surround that acts as the focal point of the new master suite. It's so intricate that it needs only a simple sunburst mirror to dress up the fireplace wall.
Instead of remodeling the fireplace, the designers at b+g design installed custom cabinetry for a completely remodeled look. They incorporated vibrant red accents to counterbalance the traditional architecture.
Designer Elizabeth Gordon incorporated cool blues and greens to mimic the adjacent garden. She replaced the fireplace surround with white marble to create a striking contrast with the home's Neo-Colonial architectural style.
This large family room was overtaken by awkward furniture layout, floor to ceiling 70s rock wall, formica bar,dust collecting built-in cabinets and dog beds. The homeowner admits to having no style and it showed in this outdated 80s family room. Every problem is solved in this makeover with all new carpet, walk-in bar, a sleek new fireplace, dog bed area, custom desk, and a new layout perfect for watching TV.
Josh Temple takes this couple to task for displaying their outdated collection of VHS tapes and dusty old marionettes front and center in the shabby bedroom! Their penance is working tirelessly for three days to transform the dowdy space into a serene beachscape. Josh is bringing in a modern paneled wall housing the marble-surround fireplace and limestone hearth, built-in shelves that hide a safe for valuables, a foot-of-bed cabinet that hides a 40-inch TV, a king sized bed and headboard, ocean-inspired flooring, and paneled doors that open up to the backyard. The result is seaside luxury located 50 miles inland.
Josh Temple knows it'll take a whole lot more than a dab of concealer to renovate this makeup artist's bedroom. He'll rip through astroturf carpet remnants and a multitude of cobwebs to transform a chaotic bedroom into a Balinese retreat. In three days, the crew will craft a luxurious raised bed platform with bedside tables, new windows and a panel door all atop a renewable bamboo floor. Then they'll bring the outdoors in with a spacious deck-turned chill zone featuring a water fountain trickling down a pebbled wall, a slate skinned firebox, a copper and wood shelving unit, and a tropical reed-like table.
Josh Temple opts for a bit of irony in this home by building several exits into a great room that this family will never want to leave. The fun begins with a secret door that is a bookcase by day and an adults-only bar by night. The crew also builds three new French door exits, a super-sized shelving wall that houses a ginormous TV, a shadowbox coffee table on casters, an artfully etched sofa console table, exposed beam ceiling, and a new partition wall that separates the kitchen from the new dining space.
These Seattle natives get the perfect entertaining space to host their annual Seafair parties. A storage filled basement turns into the ultimate indoor/outdoor space complete a 12' custom bi-fold doors, accordion window with a pass-through bar, media wall, reclaimed woods doors to commemorate the homeowners alma mater University of Washington, a stone clad pizza oven area, and a wet bar.
It's a French flashback to the 30's and 40's when entertaining guests was done in impressive and luxurious parlors. Josh Temple enhances the usability of this living room and dining room by creating two sophisticated areas. First, for the living room, is an inviting cinematic sitting space featuring a fireplace accentuated by thin brick veneer and a 60-inch TV, art deco niches with a vertical aquarium backdrop, and chesterfield seating. For the dining room, there's a banquette built into a pony wall with ironwork detailing, a bar cabinet and draft tower unified with tile en pointe and sculptural spindles, a reclaimed table made from original flooring, and a hand painted silhouette of a French 75 field cannon.
Edwin lives in a house where every room is taken by other folks and pets. The workout room belongs to his girlfriend, one bedroom is used for the dog, there's even a guest room solely dedicated to out of town company. Josh Temple is about to change it all for the aspiring rapper by turning the garage into a sophisticated dude den where cigar-smoking, fight-watching, card-playing, music-making fun can commence on a whim. The upscale lounge includes an over-sized triangle shelving unit framed in by a pair of cabinets featuring wire trimmed doors, a laminated front bar top that doubles as storage space for musical instruments and sound gear, a wall that hides the washer and dryer on one side and features a whopping 5 TV sets on the other, French doors that open out to the pool, soundproof cork floors, and a faux crocodile grid wall to swank up the livable space with style and comfort.
An outdated kitchen with 1970s cabinets, old tile countertops and fireplace that never gets used gets a complete facelift with custom cabinets, marble countertops and backsplash and all new appliances. Plus, the old fireplace is repurposed into a stone niche with a wine barrel countertop. And to take things to another level, a unique table is made from a vintage door.
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!
An unused room gets a bonus crash with a yard and room remodel. The inside gets a custom painted floor, walnut media cabinet and 12' bi-fold doors that open to a revamped yard. An old storage shed gets replaced with an ironwood deck, slat wall, and day bed. The outdoor kitchen is complete with Spanish terracotta tiles, BBQ, pizza oven and beverage center.
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.
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.
Josh Temple and his team give these homeowners the best room in their house, and it just so happens to be outside. Staggered vintage windows hang from an A-frame pergola that sits atop a massive redwood deck. A custom made wood and metal couch fits perfectly in front of the new white brick fireplace to help with those chilly nights. Outdoor cooking is taken to a new level with a prep station skinned with tile and fitted with a new stainless steel BBQ. And to help round out this design are a reclaimed liquor cabinet, a huge dining table, and one of a kind lighting.
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.
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.
Josh brings the speakeasy vibe to the back of this garage transformation when he meets hobby remodelers David and Milena. New bar and liquor storage are built, but slight touches give it that truly vintage feel. New lounge furniture, a huge one-of-a-kind white oak coffee table, and dim lighting transform this room into an era where bootleggers ruled the street. A 12-foot paneled sliding door opens up to a new outdoor patio with lounge furniture that help turn this whole space into a perfect cozy place for a party to take place.
A cramped kitchen with broken cabinets, outdated countertops and ugly flooring is opened up into a bright and colorful kitchen. Walnut takes center stage in this kitchen with a walnut butcher block island and swivel stool, walnut upper cabinets, walnut seating and walnut open shelving. Plus, a colorful wallpaper adds to the design!
A dated and dingy bedroom gets a complete makeover fit for Hollywood. The team builds a mahogany deck with sliding doors that lead into a luxurious space with a custom bed, built-in storage and a honeycomb wall partition. The addition of all-wood flooring and a private dressing room with a marble island makes this one glamorous bedroom.
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.
Josh Temple and his team turn a dark dungeon of a basement into the ultimate DJ Lounge. A new bar and DJ station are the centerpiece of this design with concrete countertops, brick veneer, and new big screen TV. Sleek flooring and resin pocket doors play up the cool vibes along with one-of-a-kind record boxes that spell out the word 'House'. A new lounge area with a light up wall art piece is the perfect place for friends to sit back and listen to stylish beats. Light up posts and custom glass pendants round out this design for the perfect party spot to dance till the wee hours of the morning.
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.