Comfort-Food Smash-Up

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

Sledgehammer: Before, During and After

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Before: Dark and Boring Kitchen

With walls closing in this kitchen, dark cabinets and a concrete veneer countertop, this space was in desperate need of color and renovation.

During: Demolition Phase

Host Jason Cameron and homeowners Chris and Lindsey Seta are working in the kitchen and dining space demoed for renovation.

After: Sleek Dining and Open Kitchen

An open space was created by tearing down the walls that enclosed the dining room and kitchen, leaving room for a bigger table and a huge island for extra seating and workspace.

Before: Wallpaper Worry

Squeezed between Jack and Jill doors and covered with black and white wallpaper, this master bathroom was ready for an updated look.

During: Slegdehammer to the Rescue

The wall that separated the two bathrooms in the home has been smashed away with the sledgehammer to make room for a new and modern bathroom.

After: Relaxing Retreat

This master bathroom is now sleek and modern with dark brown ceramic tiles and a cast iron sink and a mahogany vanity.

Before: Bland Kitchen

This before shot shows the cramped space, as the wall on the right separating the kitchen and solarium is on the sledgehammer demolition list.

During: Wall Gone

With the wall gone thanks to the power of the sledgehammer, nothing but studs remain to renovate this kitchen.

After: Modern Kitchen

A beautiful new breakfast bar stands where the homeowners' old solarium wall stood before they took a sledgehammer to it. The renovated kitchen is fresh and modern.

Before: Drab Guest Bedroom

Homeowners Brad and Jess Groene's spare room was nothing to talk about before the sledgehammer got to it.

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During: Busting Walls

Homeowner Brad took over the sledgehammer to smash in the walls.

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During: No Time for Breaks

Host Jason Cameron with homeowners Brad and Jess Groene take a break from the demolition to pose for a picture with their sledgehammers.

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After: Girly Bedroom

The drab room is transformed into a girly pink bedroom with a bunk bed for the homeowners' two daughters.

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Before: Attic

The unused attic space will soon be transformed by Sledgehammer host Jason Cameron.

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During: Install Flooring

Host Jason Cameron and homeowner Brad Groene put down flooring in the attic. They remove old insulation, put adhesive on attic joists, install tongue and groove plywood flooring and use nail guns to secure plywood into place.

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After: Peaceful Playroom

A bedroom and play area is created from the unfinished attic space.

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Before: Too Formal Dining Room

The dining room was too formal for the Faison family and it was closed off from the kitchen before the sledgehammer.

After: Functional Space

The homeowners' formal dining room is transformed into a modern and spacious kitchen with new appliances and seating at the island.

Before: Single Bathroom for Six

The only sink in the single bathroom that was shared by the entire Shinkle family of six.

After: Kids Bathroom

Host Jason Cameron turned part of the single bathroom into a kids' space complete with a trough sink, a deep tub and mom's favorite, a laundry chute.

After: Master Bath

The rest of the space is turned into a private bathroom for mom and dad

Before: Dull Dining

The dining space was enclosed by cabinets and a bulky island and lacked style and space around the table for a growing family.

After: Refreshed Space

The dining area now features a modern style and extra room around the table thanks to a leaf made for the old family table.

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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

Don't let that smile fool you. Jason Cameron is ready to smash everything from eggs and peanut butter to walls and attics in this photo gallery. Tune in to the all-new show Sledgehammer every Wednesday 10/9c to see his demolitions and renovations.

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Jason Takes the Sledgehammer to 2014 Blog Cabin

With his hard hat on and sledgehammer in hand, Jason mentally prepares to knock down some walls, on location with DIY Network's 2014 Blog Cabin in Winter Haven, Florida.

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First Smash for 2014 Blog Cabin

Jason Cameron wastes no time as he smashes through the dining room wall with Chris Grundy at 2014 Blog Cabin.

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Disco Fever

Now it's time for a little fun. Yes, you're seeing this right. Jason Cameron in a fuchsia disco shirt holding a sledgehammer. What does he plan to smash in this getup?

70s Hot Stuff

Now that he's dressed for the part, Jason's going to shatter a disco ball. And the dance floor.

A Dozen Smashes for a Dozen Eggs

The concentration on Jason's face says it all. After his first semi-failed attempt to smash eggs, he's stacked the dozen on top of each other to get the best impact.

Smashing a Dozen Raw Eggs

We caught him mid-swing, so head over to Smashing Good Breakfast to see the final results!

Smashed PBJs

A stack of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches gets the smash, as well as a jar of peanut butter and jelly. Watch the jelly hit the roof!

Covered in Dip

The camera is gets up close and personal to the wreckage of a chip and dip explosion.

Is There Something On My Shirt?

After smashing a gallon of milk, Jason is completely covered in the dairy product.

Happy Birthday to Sledgehammer

Not so fast with the "Happy Birthday" song. You'll find that Jason Cameron just wants to smash the cake to see how high it flies.

Serious Business

Host Jason Cameron with his sledgehammer before entering into a home to start the demolition phase of the renovation, as seen on DIY Network's Sledgehammer.

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All Smiles For This Demolition

Inside, Jason removes wall studs in the attic during the demolition phase, as seen on DIY Network's Sledgehammer.

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Product of What a Sledgehammer Can Do

Jason takes a break from having fun smashing through the attic walls, as seen on DIY Network's Sledgehammer.

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Stuffed Friend

While putting the finishing touches on a newly renovated bedroom, Sledgehammer host Jason Cameron has a some fun taking a photo with a stuffed hippo.

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Furry Friend

Jason Cameron takes a break from smashing things to spend some quality time with adorable furry guest Charlie at the 2014 Blog Cabin in Winter Haven, Florida.

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Are You In?

Join Jason to see more smashes, renovations and fun moments. Tune in to Sledgehammer every Wednesday 10/9c.

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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 2, Episode 1

Giving a 1970s Kitchen a Cool Mid Century Vibe

Homeowners Jon and Maranda Meyer moved into Jon's grandparents' home and it is stuck in the 1970s. They want to smash the old kitchen and an upstairs bathroom. Jason Cameron brings the sledgehammers for them to take on the challenge, and whatever rooms they finish he'll fix. His plan calls for an open kitchen and living area with a huge kitchen island, a custom hutch and a refurbished sofa that belonged to Jon's grandparents.

Monday
Aug 3
11pm | 10c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 4
2:30am | 1:30c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 11
2:30am | 1:30c
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.

Thursday
Sep 10
9am | 8c
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.

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

Smashing a Dark Old Attic Into New Bedrooms and Play Spaces

Jason Cameron offers the Good family the Sledgehammer challenge. Everything they smash in 30 minutes, he'll fix. When they smash their dark, old attic, he transforms the space into one bedroom fit for a princess and another fit for an explorer. Plus, Jason's plans include cool features such as built-ins, an exploration table, a reading nook and an LED lighted runway for fashion shows. What more could two fun little kids want?

Thursday
Jan 7
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Thursday
Jan 28
7:30am | 6:30c
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
Feb 25
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Friday
Jul 1
4:30am | 3:30c
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 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.

Friday
Aug 19
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.

Thursday
Sep 22
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Smashing a Dark Old Attic Into New Bedrooms and Play Spaces

Jason Cameron offers the Good family the Sledgehammer challenge. Everything they smash in 30 minutes, he'll fix. When they smash their dark, old attic, he transforms the space into one bedroom fit for a princess and another fit for an explorer. Plus, Jason's plans include cool features such as built-ins, an exploration table, a reading nook and an LED lighted runway for fashion shows. What more could two fun little kids want?

Tuesday
Sep 27
4:30am | 3:30c
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
Dec 15
8am | 7c
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.

Thursday
Dec 22
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 1

Giving a 1970s Kitchen a Cool Mid Century Vibe

Homeowners Jon and Maranda Meyer moved into Jon's grandparents' home and it is stuck in the 1970s. They want to smash the old kitchen and an upstairs bathroom. Jason Cameron brings the sledgehammers for them to take on the challenge, and whatever rooms they finish he'll fix. His plan calls for an open kitchen and living area with a huge kitchen island, a custom hutch and a refurbished sofa that belonged to Jon's grandparents.

Thursday
Dec 22
8:30am | 7:30c

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