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

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 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 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 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 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.

Monday
Aug 10

11pm | 10c

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.

Monday
Aug 17

11pm | 10c

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 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.

Tuesday
Aug 18

2:30am | 1:30c

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.

Tuesday
Aug 25

2am | 1c

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.

Wednesday
Sep 9

8:30pm | 7:30c

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.

Thursday
Sep 24

9am | 8c

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.

Wednesday
Jan 13

7:30pm | 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.

Wednesday
Jan 27

7:30pm | 6:30c

Season 2, Episode 7

Building a New Kitchen With Unique and Accessible Features

When Ben and Lynne Adams want to open up their first floor to make the space more accessible to their son Ben who lives with visual impairment, they use the power of the Sledgehammer to make it happen. After the walls are smashed, Jason Cameron comes in to build a kitchen that has many unique and accessible features. Jason builds a custom bench with built-in storage for plates to allow young Ben to assist with table setting, he adds adjustable under-cabinet lighting to allow Ben to better see what he's doing and a unique microwave to make sure Ben can help prepare meals.

Wednesday
Feb 10

7:30pm | 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.

Wednesday
Feb 17

7:30pm | 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.

Wednesday
Feb 24

7:30pm | 6:30c

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.

Wednesday
Mar 2

7:30pm | 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.

Wednesday
Mar 9

7:30pm | 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 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
Mar 24

7:30am | 6:30c

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