Sledgehammer: Before, During and After

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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.
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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.

Episodes

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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 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.

Monday
Mar 9

11:30am | 10:30c

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.

Monday
Mar 9

12pm | 11c

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.

Monday
Mar 9

12:30pm | 11:30c

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 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.

Monday
Mar 9

1:30pm | 12:30c

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.

Monday
Mar 9

2pm | 1c

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.

Monday
Mar 9

2:30pm | 1:30c

Season 2, Episode 10

Building a Better Basement

When Michael and LaToya accept Jason Cameron's challenge to smash every room in the house that they hate in just 30 minutes, they decide to head to their ugly basement. They smash the old kitchenette, the hideous, not-to-code bathroom and the walls, leaving a wide open space for Jason to fix. The family wants a kid-friendly space that will double as a guest room for visiting relatives. Jason's plan for remodeling the basement includes a book case on a hinge to hide the utility room, a new bathroom with custom tiles designed by Michael and LaToya's children, a hidden bed for sleepovers and visitors, a reading nook for the kids, plus a retractable screen for family movie night.

Monday
Jul 27

11:30pm | 10:30c

Season 2, Episode 10

Building a Better Basement

When Michael and LaToya accept Jason Cameron's challenge to smash every room in the house that they hate in just 30 minutes, they decide to head to their ugly basement. They smash the old kitchenette, the hideous, not-to-code bathroom and the walls, leaving a wide open space for Jason to fix. The family wants a kid-friendly space that will double as a guest room for visiting relatives. Jason's plan for remodeling the basement includes a book case on a hinge to hide the utility room, a new bathroom with custom tiles designed by Michael and LaToya's children, a hidden bed for sleepovers and visitors, a reading nook for the kids, plus a retractable screen for family movie night.

Tuesday
Jul 28

2:30am | 1:30c

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.

Tuesday
Aug 11

2am | 1c

Season 2, Episode 5

Building a Basement Pub

Homeowners Jessica and Matt Scholl want to smash the fake brick, fake wood paneling and fake deer in their basement and the half wall and old cabinets in their kitchen. Whatever they smash, Jason Cameron will fix. They don't finish the kitchen, but the basement is all on Jason. His plan calls for a cool painted ceiling, custom vinyl banquettes, a special wood wall treatment and everything you'd find in an English style pub.

Tuesday
Aug 18

2am | 1c

Season 2, Episode 13

Transforming a Laundry Room Into the Ultimate Drop Zone

Paul and Heather Frietch have their hands full with four girls under the age of 10, but they want to add some organization to their busy, chaotic lives with a new drop zone. Jason Cameron gives them sledgehammers and 30 minutes to get the job done. They manage to smash the laundry room and guest bathroom, but they come up short when it comes to the kitchen. Jason promises to remodel the laundry area into the ultimate drop zone with a huge pantry, cubbies for the girls, built-in laundry baskets and a message command center. It's a space that will help this family get organized and out the door.

Monday
Aug 24

11:30pm | 10:30c

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