Comfort-Food Smash-Up

Jason Cameron takes a sledgehammer to some of life's best comfort foods.

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Sledgehammer: Before, During and After

Before: Dark and Boring Kitchen

During: Demolition Phase

After: Sleek Dining and Open Kitchen

Before: Wallpaper Worry

During: Slegdehammer to the Rescue

After: Relaxing Retreat

Before: Bland Kitchen

During: Wall Gone

After: Modern Kitchen

Before: Drab Guest Bedroom

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During: Busting Walls

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During: No Time for Breaks

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After: Girly Bedroom

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Before: Attic

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During: Install Flooring

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After: Peaceful Playroom

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Before: Too Formal Dining Room

After: Functional Space

Before: Single Bathroom for Six

After: Kids Bathroom

After: Master Bath

Before: Dull Dining

After: Refreshed Space

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Behind the Scenes: Jason Smash!

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Follow host and contractor Jason Cameron as he smashes everything from breakfast to bedrooms

It's Sledgehammer Time

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Jason Takes the Sledgehammer to 2014 Blog Cabin

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First Smash for 2014 Blog Cabin

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Disco Fever

70s Hot Stuff

A Dozen Smashes for a Dozen Eggs

Smashing a Dozen Raw Eggs

Smashed PBJs

Covered in Dip

Is There Something On My Shirt?

Happy Birthday to Sledgehammer

Serious Business

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All Smiles For This Demolition

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Product of What a Sledgehammer Can Do

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Stuffed Friend

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Furry Friend

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Are You In?

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Meet the Host

Jason Cameron

After working his way through college as a carpenter, the DIY Network host turned his passions for home improvement and landscaping into a career as a licensed contractor.
All About Jason

About the show

Demolition is the name of the game when Jason Cameron surprises homeowners with a sledgehammer and permission to trash their most hated rooms in the house. Then, he and his crew clean up the rubble and transform them into the spaces the owners always dreamed of. The catch? They have to completely demo one room before they move onto the next, so where they start is the most important decision of the day.
Season 1, Episode 4

Jason Cameron Uses a Sledgehammer to Add Privacy to a Family Bathroom in a High Traffic Area

Jason Cameron wants to the help the Masur family get some much-needed privacy. The Masurs have one full bathroom in their home. The problem is the steps to Paul and Christine's bedroom lead right to the bathroom. That means there have been a lot of embarrassing moments with mom and dad walking in on the three kids. Jason brings the sledgehammer to smash away the staircase and part of a bedroom wall to make room for new steps that won't take a shortcut through the bathroom. Jason builds new steps and creates extra storage for Christine and Paul with new sliding closet doors that have been reclaimed. He builds a floating day bed plus he builds custom cabinets to hide the old staircase.

Monday
Mar 9
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Smashing Two Bathrooms to Create Two New Spaces: an Oasis and a Kid-friendly Space

Jason Cameron arrives at Emily Swisshelm and Jason Smyth's house with sledgehammers and a deal. They have 30 minutes to smash all the ugly rooms in their house. Whatever they smash, Jason will fix, but if they don't smash it, Jason won't touch it. The deal is a little tricky because Jason Smyth won't have Emily's help to do the smashing as she is pregnant. Instead of smashing, Emily is cheering on the two Jasons to smash through two ugly bathrooms one of which features naked people on the wallpaper. Emily wants those bathrooms to be opened up to create new spaces with a stylish bathroom for the adults and a kid-friendly space for son Henry and his soon-to-be-born little sister. When the smashing is finished and the dust settles, Jason will install a new tiled shower space with a beautiful glass enclosure for the grownups, and in the kids' bathroom, there is custom cabinetry made with kid-friendly material.

Monday
Mar 9
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 12

Turning a Cramped Space Into a Retro Farm Kitchen

With no dishwasher, no wall cabinets, little counterspace and a tiny pantry, Brian and Ashley Schefold were eager to take a sledgehammer to their cramped kitchen. Jason Cameron gave them 30 minutes to smash the kitchen and their peeling porch, and whatever they completely demolished, Jason promised to fix. They smashed the kitchen, but their porch was a failure. Jason remodels their kitchen with features such as a rehabbed farm sink, retro cabinets and countertops and a faux tin ceiling to match their 100-year-old house. With some advice from Jason, the homeowners were able to finish the porch project on their own.

Monday
Aug 10
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 11

Building a Master Suite and a Better Closet for Mom and Dad

Mike and Christie Pavia are DIYers who have rehabbed much of their home, but they've run out of steam and time when it comes to the master bedroom and bathroom after they had a second baby. They gladly accepted Jason Cameron's challenge to smash all the room they want in 30 minutes. They headed straight for the master bedroom where tiny closets couldn't hold their clothes and an ugly pink bathroom made them cringe. When the dust settled, Jason got to work creating custom closets with remote control features that allow Mike and Christie easy access to their clothes and shoes, a beautiful glass tile shower with a special design, and a custom vanity.

Monday
Aug 17
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 8

Bedrooms and Bath for Brothers

When John and Lisa Hilbert use sledgehammers to smash the third floor of their old home, Jason Cameron plans to build cool new spaces for their three sons. The plan calls for a new room for their teenager featuring an unusual use for marine paint and a pine board wall, plus a bedroom for the two younger boys that features built-in beds and a custom gaming cabinet with a TV lift. Jason also plans to build a boy friendly bathroom with tile on the floor and walls and an automatic flushing urinal.

Monday
Aug 24
11pm | 10c
Season 2, Episode 3

Building a Teak Spa Like Bathroom for a Busy Mom

When Brad and Kate Thoss take the sledgehammer to their bathroom and bedroom closet, Jason Cameron builds a spa like retreat. The new bathroom features teak on the countertop, floor and even the wall. Jason also adds a lot of storage with a modular closet unit. The homeowners didn't finish smashing the kids' bathroom, but they were inspired to fix it up with a new shower and vanity.

Thursday
Sep 10
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 9

Building a Mad, Mod Basement for Grown Ups and Kids to Share

When Annie and Mark Drahman accepted Jason Cameron's challenge to smash all the rooms they hate in 30 minutes, they decided to tackle their basement and basement bathroom. They completed the basement with the promise that Jason would turn it into a mod family and entertaining space. They failed on the bathroom so it's up to them to finish that room. Jason takes on the challenge by upcycling a vintage bar, installing a cool vinyl floor, unique wall tiles and custom-built room dividers and storage cubbies for the kids. He also uses drapes to create a unique wall treatment and uplighting to give the space a mod, lounge vibe.

Thursday
Sep 24
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 8

Bedrooms and Bath for Brothers

When John and Lisa Hilbert use sledgehammers to smash the third floor of their old home, Jason Cameron plans to build cool new spaces for their three sons. The plan calls for a new room for their teenager featuring an unusual use for marine paint and a pine board wall, plus a bedroom for the two younger boys that features built-in beds and a custom gaming cabinet with a TV lift. Jason also plans to build a boy friendly bathroom with tile on the floor and walls and an automatic flushing urinal.

Thursday
Sep 24
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Transforming a Cubicle Kitchen Into an Open Rustic Industrial Space

Homeowners Grahm and Ashley Halcomb want to smash their kitchen that looks like a cubicle planted in the middle of their open floor plan and the tiny tub in the bathroom. Jason Cameron remodels the kitchen into a Rustic Industrial room with reclaimed lumber, a tile floor, solid surface countertops and much more. The homeowners didn't finish smashing their bathroom so the fix is up to them, but Jason has an unique suggestion to replace the tiny tub.

Thursday
Sep 24
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 6

Smashing a Cramped Kitchen

Homeowners Rich and April Robles smash their cramped galley kitchen and their underused basement storage area so that Jason Cameron will build them a new kitchen, dining area, family room and office. Jason creates a recycled wood backsplash, brings in glossy cabinets and a huge island with an interesting color change. Plus, Jason turns the old basement area into a new home office with a custom cork board wall and recycled office furniture to turn the room into a space that Rich calls his Nerd Hole.

Thursday
Feb 4
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 8

Bedrooms and Bath for Brothers

When John and Lisa Hilbert use sledgehammers to smash the third floor of their old home, Jason Cameron plans to build cool new spaces for their three sons. The plan calls for a new room for their teenager featuring an unusual use for marine paint and a pine board wall, plus a bedroom for the two younger boys that features built-in beds and a custom gaming cabinet with a TV lift. Jason also plans to build a boy friendly bathroom with tile on the floor and walls and an automatic flushing urinal.

Thursday
Feb 18
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 11

Building a Master Suite and a Better Closet for Mom and Dad

Mike and Christie Pavia are DIYers who have rehabbed much of their home, but they've run out of steam and time when it comes to the master bedroom and bathroom after they had a second baby. They gladly accepted Jason Cameron's challenge to smash all the room they want in 30 minutes. They headed straight for the master bedroom where tiny closets couldn't hold their clothes and an ugly pink bathroom made them cringe. When the dust settled, Jason got to work creating custom closets with remote control features that allow Mike and Christie easy access to their clothes and shoes, a beautiful glass tile shower with a special design, and a custom vanity.

Thursday
Mar 10
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 12

Turning a Cramped Space Into a Retro Farm Kitchen

With no dishwasher, no wall cabinets, little counterspace and a tiny pantry, Brian and Ashley Schefold were eager to take a sledgehammer to their cramped kitchen. Jason Cameron gave them 30 minutes to smash the kitchen and their peeling porch, and whatever they completely demolished, Jason promised to fix. They smashed the kitchen, but their porch was a failure. Jason remodels their kitchen with features such as a rehabbed farm sink, retro cabinets and countertops and a faux tin ceiling to match their 100-year-old house. With some advice from Jason, the homeowners were able to finish the porch project on their own.

Thursday
Mar 17
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

Transforming One Bathroom Into Two Bathrooms for One Big Family

Chris and Traci Shinkle outgrew their starter home long ago after not one, but four kids joined the family. This family of six shares one ugly bathroom and a tiny kitchen that barely holds the whole family. Jason Cameron gives the homeowners 30 seconds to figure out which room is at the top of their destruction list, and when the choice is made, they have just 30 minutes to destroy it with a sledgehammer. The Shinkles are looking for a little privacy and take their sledgehammers to the bathroom. They take out the walls, the sink, the tub and the toilet making room for Jason and his crew to transform the space. They turned one big bathroom into a kids' space complete with a trough sink, a deep tub, custom cabinetry, a space for blowdryers and curling irons and mom's favorite, a laundry chute. The rest of the space is turned into a private bathroom for mom and dad.

Tuesday
Aug 2
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Mom Needs a Big Kitchen for Her Big Family

A busy family of six is crammed into a kitchen so small that they can't open their back door or open the dishwasher completely without banging into something else in the kitchen. They want to take sledgehammers to the kitchen cabinets and walls, the dining room and their breakfast room to make a bigger kitchen, a new dining area and a mudroom and laundry room, but is their smash list too big to complete in just 30 minutes? If the homeowners can tackle the project, Jason Cameron and his crew will build a custom bench in the new mudroom, create a huge new kitchen with a huge granite island for food prep, eating and homework, and he'll create a new dining room plenty big for a family of six.

Wednesday
Aug 3
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

The Lucky Leprechaun and Jason Cameron Deliver a New Kitchen, Basement and Cold, Hard Cash

Jason Cameron brings his Sledgehammer to help young homeowners with an old kitchen and interesting basement. The 1964 kitchen features outdated appliances in a color that is best described as river brown, and the basement features a leprechaun mural that needs to come down, a drop ceiling and a bar on its last legs. Jason Cameron shows up with a stop watch, a sledgehammer and a deal for the homeowners: smash all that you can in 30 minutes and Jason fixes it up, but if you fail, Jason leaves. Jason starts the clock and the homeowners race to smash the basement, but in the smashing they find money hidden in the walls. The weird leprechaun is lucky after all and gets saved. After the basement, the homeowners tackle the kitchen. They squeak by and demo two rooms in 30 minutes. That means Jason has two huge projects to tackle. He replaces the drop ceiling with a dry wall ceiling adding height to the basement. The carpet is replaced with tiles. The old bar is replaced with a custom bar and shelving. Plus, Molly and Simon get a special nook in the basement for their daughter Emmy Lou to play in. The basement is finished off with a huge sectional sofa and the leprechaun neatly framed. Upstairs in the kitchen, it's a dark hardwood floor and beautiful gray cabinets. Jason brings in new granite countertops and builds an island on wheels to save space in the small kitchen.

Thursday
Aug 4
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Jason Cameron Uses a Sledgehammer to Add Privacy to a Family Bathroom in a High Traffic Area

Jason Cameron wants to the help the Masur family get some much-needed privacy. The Masurs have one full bathroom in their home. The problem is the steps to Paul and Christine's bedroom lead right to the bathroom. That means there have been a lot of embarrassing moments with mom and dad walking in on the three kids. Jason brings the sledgehammer to smash away the staircase and part of a bedroom wall to make room for new steps that won't take a shortcut through the bathroom. Jason builds new steps and creates extra storage for Christine and Paul with new sliding closet doors that have been reclaimed. He builds a floating day bed plus he builds custom cabinets to hide the old staircase.

Friday
Aug 5
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Smashing Through Walls and an Attic to Create New Bedrooms for Two Little Girls

Jason Cameron brings a sledgehammer and a deal to Jess and Brad Groene's house. He lets them smash all the rooms they want, but they have just 30 minutes to smash. If they don't finish, Jason won't fix it. The Groenes take the challenge and take sledgehammers to an upstairs bedroom and attic space to create room for new bedrooms for the Groenes' daughters. Jason takes special precaution in the attic when dealing with insulaiton and beams. He cuts an egress to make the new bedroom safe. With the extra space, Jason creates a playroom complete with a tunnel for the Groenes' girls.

Saturday
Aug 6
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Smashing Walls to Build an Up-to-date Kitchen and Workspace for Two Flavor Techs

Jason Cameron helps Drew and Megan Scholle build a new kitchen. The Scholles are flavor techs. They are involved in creating flavors for yogurts, vodkas and more, but for their high tech jobs, they're stuck with a low tech kitchen with an oven that's too small for a cookie sheet and no storage for their cooking supplies. Jason Cameron shows up with an incredible deal: smash all the rooms you want in 30 minutes and he will fix them, but if you fail, he fixes nothing. The Scholles jump at the chance and start smashing their dining room and solarium walls along with everything in their kitchen. They finish before time is up and Jason gets to work rebuilding everything. The project starts with marble tiles for the floor to add light to the open space. Jason shares tricks for hanging new cabinets and for setting tile on the wall. Plus, Jason builds a custom butcher block island for Megan to make her pastries. He shows them how to get the job done and how to properly care for the island. The end result is a kitchen the Scholles can use and show off to family and friends.

Sunday
Aug 7
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Smashing Two Bathrooms to Create Two New Spaces: an Oasis and a Kid-friendly Space

Jason Cameron arrives at Emily Swisshelm and Jason Smyth's house with sledgehammers and a deal. They have 30 minutes to smash all the ugly rooms in their house. Whatever they smash, Jason will fix, but if they don't smash it, Jason won't touch it. The deal is a little tricky because Jason Smyth won't have Emily's help to do the smashing as she is pregnant. Instead of smashing, Emily is cheering on the two Jasons to smash through two ugly bathrooms one of which features naked people on the wallpaper. Emily wants those bathrooms to be opened up to create new spaces with a stylish bathroom for the adults and a kid-friendly space for son Henry and his soon-to-be-born little sister. When the smashing is finished and the dust settles, Jason will install a new tiled shower space with a beautiful glass enclosure for the grownups, and in the kids' bathroom, there is custom cabinetry made with kid-friendly material.

Monday
Aug 8
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 8

Smashing the Way to a Bigger Dining Room, Kitchen and Laundry Room

Jason Cameron has a Sledgehammer deal for this family of six. Smash all the rooms they want in just 30 minutes and Jason will turn the rooms into something beautiful, but run out of time, and they'll be left with a hot mess. The Teepen family's kitchen and dining room are busting at the seams with four strapping boys and a coupon clipping/bulk-buying mom, they need all the space they can get. They also need to replace their rickety porch. They are up against the clock to get it done. With the Sledgehammer, the homeowners smash the kitchen, dining room and laundry room to open up space for their big family. Jason rebuilds the kitchen, creates a new laundry and workspace and brings in huge cabinets for this family that buys in bulk. Plus, Jason has tips on creating a big new leaf to create more space around the family's old kitchen table.

Tuesday
Aug 9
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 9

Smashing Through Concrete to Get a New Kitchen

What if Jason Cameron showed up at your house with a Sledgehammer and a deal? Smash any room in your home in 30 minutes or less and Jason will fix them up. What you don't finish, Jason won't touch! For Chris and Lynsie Seta, their hearts are set on smashing one of the ugliest kitchen counters you'll ever see and their guest bathroom, but will time run out before the demo is done? The Seta's kitchen is small and blocked off from the rest of the house, and the countertops feature a horrible concrete finish that is a mess. Jason gives the Setas 30 minutes to smash it all. The result is a beautiful kitchen with professional concrete counter tops, unique cabinets and a huge island perfect for entertaining, but the guest bathroom is a different story.

Wednesday
Aug 10
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

Turning a Two Family Rental Into Home Sweet Home

Adam and Laura Meier are rehab pros. They've been working on turning a two family rental property into a one bedroom home, but the project is dragging on until Jason Cameron shows up with a Sledgehammer and a deal. Smash all the rooms they can in 30 minutes, and Jason will fix them up, but if they fail, Jason won't touch them. Adam and Laura jump at the chance to smash the upstairs apartment's kitchen and hallway. The ultimate goal is to give Adam and Laura a bedroom and bathroom of their own, but demoing an old kitchen creates some time consuming problems that cost them dearly when they turn their attention downstairs. When the dust settles, Jason helps the homeowners create a new master bedroom, bathroom and a huge walk-in closet and sitting room. The bathroom features unique Art Deco tile and a big soaking tub. The project opens up new space to bring the laundry up from the basement to the third floor and Jason shares tips on protecting the flooring under the laundry units. The results are stunning thanks to the power of a Sledgehammer.

Thursday
Aug 11
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 11

Turning a Crowded Lower Level Into a Play Space, Work Space and Living Space for the Whole Family

The Tabors have a lower level that is crowded, cramped and overrun with kids' toys. The Tabors' three children use the space as a play area. Courtney and Brandon would like to use it as a relaxing area, but it's anything but relaxing. They want to smash some walls and reconfigure the space to make it usable for everyone in the family. Jason Cameron is up to the task. He gives the Tabors 30 minutes to smash all the walls in their house that they hate. Project one is the lower level. When that's complete, the Tabors move upstairs to knock down a wall separating the kitchen and dining area, but time runs out! Jason promises to fix up the lower level. He creates an illusion of more height in the room with a creative tray ceiling. He also gives the room an updated look by replacing the brick fireplace surround with modern tile. Jason builds a custom play table for the kids with cubbies for all of their building blocks, and he gives Courtney her own work space proving just about anything is possible with power of the Sledgehammer.

Friday
Aug 12
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 12

Smashing a Deck, Hot Tub and Shed to Make Way for a Fabulous Outdoor Entertainment and Play Space

Jason Cameron brings a Sledgehammer to Christa and Josh McAlpins' house. He gives them 30 seconds to choose the rooms that they hate the most. Josh and Christa's choice is their ugly backyard deck. When Jason hands over the sledgehammers, homeowner Christa reveals that she's pregnant and can't swing the hammer. Jason steps in to help Josh get the job done, but will Josh have enough time to demolish the deck, the hot tub and the falling down shed before turning his attention to the outdated bathroom? Time runs out on the bathroom project, but Jason delivers on his promise to redo the backyard. He adds a huge new deck with an incredible play space for the couple's two-year-old daughter. Jason also shows how to create a custom grill space complete with a manufactured stone finish.

Saturday
Aug 13
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 13

Smashing Walls in Blog Cabin to Create an Open Floor Plan

Jason Cameron brings his Sledgehammer to Blog Cabin 2014 to help Chris Grundy transform this property on beautiful Lake Hamilton in Winter Haven, Florida. Watch as Jason and Chris smash walls and a staircase to create an open line of sight from the front of the house to the back. When the walls come down, they relocate a staircase and have tips for putting on new treads and risers. They create a beautiful pattern in the bamboo floor. Jason offers tips for building a bookshelf using Masonite. He also shows how to build custom storage cabinets and drawers for fishing gear.

Sunday
Aug 14
4:30am | 3:30c

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