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 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 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 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
Sep 10
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Jan 14
7:30am | 6:30c
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 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
Aug 18
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 29
8am | 7c
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
Dec 1
8am | 7c
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.

Wednesday
Feb 8
11am | 10c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 26
8am | 7c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 26
8:30am | 7:30c

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