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.
The timing couldn't have been better for this newlywed couple who just moved into grandma's house. Josh's crew takes this room to the 21st century. Wood paneling, mauve carpet, 70s furniture, window shutters, avocado green tile and rot iron doors go away in this three day crash. The young couple gets an indoor/outdoor space perfect for entertaining friends and family.
A living and dining space with worn hardwood floors and hideous pink granite fireplace gets completely transformed into a hip bar lounge. In three days, this crash goes over the top with a metal and concrete bar, swinging bar stools and a bookshelf that opens into hidden storage. Plus, a plain wall becomes a main attraction as hardwood flooring runs vertically up the wall with a niche for a giant television. Metallic tile faces the new fireplace and a custom coffee table makes this room an entertainer's dream.
A bland office with a brick fireplace, dark walls and an outdated over sized desk is transformed into a cozy beach retreat. All new cork floors, a reclaimed wood fireplace and custom desk create a bright feel. The dark walls are replaced with light walls with a unique map treatment. Plus, this area is extended to the outside with new sliding doors, custom seating, exotic deck tiles topped off by a concrete fire feature.
An outdated kitchen with brown countertops, old wallpaper, dated appliances and a funky window gets blown up into a high-end kitchen lodge retreat complete with all new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.
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.
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.
A 400 square foot unused space gets transformed into a multi-purpose space complete with an office area, guest loft and an outdoor theater. Butcher block desk, cabinets and banquette seating take over an entire wall. The existing door gets replaced with a glass garage door that opens out onto a patio and theater area. A custom bar cart gets built out of kiln-dried lumber and topped with coins in a chevron pattern.
House Crashers host and licensed contractor Josh Temple transforms a funky Southern California sunroom into a functional space for a growing family. It's flooded with light from new windows, an updated French door with sidelights, LED lighting and tube skylights. The outdated flooring is replaced with multi-striped cork, a long window seat provides extra lounge space and storage and a proper workspace is added with custom desk and hanging bookshelves.
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.
House Crashers takes it outside and transforms a blank boring yard into a modern outdoor living space to entertain! The outdoor space is filled with a custom pig roasting pit surrounded by benches and an outdoor kitchen with all new cabinets and a dimensional wood living wall. Plus, this outdoor space is topped off with a one of a kind redwood dining table, two all new decks and a bright putting green.
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.
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 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.