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.
In an all-out effort to drag a tiny 1970's kitchen into the 21st century, Josh Temple will blow out all stops, along with a few walls, to do it up right. Bringing in a unique combination of industrial panache and shabby chic, the team will revamp the kitchen with a custom island housing a pot rack underneath, all new hardwood floors, metal-skinned cabinets, a glass top dining table with reclaimed wood body, and a rustic wall make from repurposed wood. The result is an open, inviting space that becomes the heart of this home.
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 and the House Crashers crew attack a house that needs both a new kitchen and living room. After unifying the space with demo and a hickory floor, they create two amazing wall treatments, one using vertically installed quartzite and the other using piles of books. Now things like new lighting, paint, cabinets, countertops and a custom bench made with re-purposed palettes can complete this space. The final reveal is nothing short of jaw dropping and the homeowners are left with a one of a kind renovation to almost half of their home, and all in three days.
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.
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.
A dark and cramped garage full of exercise gear and boxes is transformed into a chic living space complete with two glass garage doors giving this new garage an indoor outdoor feel. In three days, Josh and his crew build custom storage, a walnut ping pong table that doubles as a dart board and one of a kind closet doors. It all opens up to an outdoor area with a concrete fireplace, redwood seating and a sleek awning.
Josh Temple takes a garage being used as the family storage dump spot and blows it up into an elegant penthouse suite that is not only a space to sleep, its also a work space, rec room, gathering spot, and entertainment hub. Get ready for a voice recording corner outfitted with colorful acoustic tiles and sound gear, a bi-fold window overlooking the pool, desk space, a wall of floor-to-ceiling cabinets, a fold-down bed trimmed out in walnut and faced in upholstered panels, walnut nightstands with pull out cup holders, wallpaper and specialty painted art elements, a big screen TV, new glass entry door, and a custom game table with angle cut walnut legs.
Master Crasher Josh Temple goes all in to give the parents of young kids two distinct adults-only living spaces. Dad's quest for a sports-centered bar is met with a wine barrel keg wall, a custom poker table for six, stadium suite seating to watch the big game, durable bamboo flooring, and hexagon storage shelves to stash away the gaming supplies. Mom's peaceful reading lounge is separated by three floor to ceiling panels of glass, and features a hypnotic rain curtain water feature to drown out the sounds of the raucous guys.
Homeowners Laura and Chris enjoy cooking but their kitchen is just too small. This 1905 kitchen doubles in size and stays true to the era. All new appliances, high gloss black cabinetry, tin ceiling tiles and a custom bar cart complete this house crash.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Josh Temple and his crew transform a ho-hum living and dining room into the ultimate modern log cabin space. They create a stacked stone fireplace, a live-edge dining table, a one-of-a-kind walnut reading chair and a polyhedron coffee table.
New parents Andrew and Rachel crave a swanky adult getaway to shoot the breeze while their favorite sports teams shoot the hoops. The solution? The charming collision of an upscale wine cellar and a high-end locker room, with a wet bar and two wine fridges, butcher block countertops and a sports-themed sitting area.
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 Temple and the team open up an uncomfortably close kitchen and transform it into a romantic and whimsical space. They create a cobalt blue kitchen island with a bowling alley wood countertop, new French doors and a custom bar for entertaining in style.
Josh Temple and his team transform a boring dirt lot into a rustic entertainment space. They create a huge redwood deck with built-in benches, a dining table, a cooking station and a warm lounge space with a one-of-a-kind walnut couch.
Dreams of an inviting, sumptuous bedroom come true for Blair and Jennifer as House Crashers reinvents a forgotten storage room. Josh and the team deliver with an oversized sleep space with plenty of storage, a library sitting area and a clean-burning fireplace.
Josh Temple and his team turn a bland living room with outdated cabinets and beige carpet into a funky lounge. They create a custom mahogany bar and a unique sliding wall panel to give this lounge a cool midcentury modern vibe.