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Licensed contractor Matt Muenster sees every house project, whether he’s ripping apart dated bathrooms using the latest construction technology or completely gutting his own kitchen, as a chance to use his clever ideas to achieve great design while integrating earth-friendly elements.
Matt Muenster and the Bath Crashers crew are at Blog Cabin 2013. With the help of America's voters, they turn a small bathroom and bedroom into a perfect beach getaway. They add a huge wet-room with a walk-in shower built for two, a gorgeous soaking tub, positioned under a new skylight, plenty of storage and some incredible new fixtures. The bedroom is a mix of vintage and new, all of it anchored by a one of a kind bed. And off of this sweet suite, a porch with a swing, perfect for catching an ocean breeze and relaxint.
This master bathroom is too bland for these homeowners. To get the modern makeover they want, space is added from an adjoining dining area. Two skylights are added through the attic to give a light tunnel effect. A sleek, freestanding tub sits on a concrete platform and is given privacy with a sliding smoked glass panel. The walls are floor to ceiling concrete including in the shower, which has steam and music. The result is a sleek, contemporary space with plenty of architectural interest.
Matt chooses one homeowner from hundreds at an open casting call, and she really needs help. Her bathroom is a disaster, made worse by the belief that a tube of caulk can solve every problem. Plus, the door is off the vanity, the shower is about to fall over and the bathroom, which could barely serve one, now has to accommodate a boyfriend. Matt decides to steal space from a connecting bedroom to help open up this cramped room. A brick chimney that is original to the home will separate two floating vanities with concrete countertops and vessel sinks. In a separate, tiled space the Crashers crew is bringing in a sleek soaking tub and walk-in shower, complete with body sprays. And a stacked wood wall will act as a focal point for a flat-screen TV.
A tiny pink master bath expands into another extra pink bathroom to create a large, functional master suite with plenty of natural accents. All that pink is replaced with sleek, clean, white finishes. Giant format stone tiles with the look of marble encase a huge new shower outfitted with body sprays, a large rainshower head, hand wand, and teak bench. A large, new vanity is flanked by a storage tower and topped with a cast cement counter. Ipe covers the floor and is used for the facing of the deck of the new, deep soaker tub. The entire space is capped off with a bluetooth music speaker system and a luxurious bidet toilet.
This super blue, mid-century modern bathroom needs an update, and fast! To bring this space back to life, Bath Crashers installs large format tiles to create a mid-century minimalist look. A sleek soaking tub replaces the old blue one, which adds beauty and function to the room. Antique brass pendants add a touch of old while a wall feature of large panels with the original blue prints of the home are lit with fiber optics to highlight the new in this space.
This bathroom is not only big in size; it has big problems. The red tub and matching red sinks are just a few of the many things wrong with this space. Gutting it and starting over will fix the problem. Dark stone tile, custom ash cabinetry and barn-wood create the new palate. A double shower and massive jetted tub help fill the space. Skylights, a stained glass window and star-lit wall feature brings in special lighting while an ethanol-burning fireplace and heated stone counter-tops at the vanity are added for warmth.
Bath Crashers doesn't do beige, so a construction grade space is the perfect project to tear down and start over. Goodbye golden oak and hello to new, modern materials and amenities. A sleek soaking tub replaces the ugly corner jetted one that never go used. A two-person shower with waterproof TV is added for extra entertainment. LED lit trim and solar tube mix modern and natural light and a cocktail bar with butcher-block countertop completes this once boring bathroom's new transformation.
This tiny bathroom with blue tile everywhere needs to be crashed, and fast! Stealing hallway space allows each area of the new bathroom to have its own designated room. The tub and shower spaces are separated by a full piece of glass and are enclosed by a curved stacked granite wall. The floors are heated for comfort and decorative acrylic panels provide privacy, yet allow for natural light to spill in from windows in the hallway.
Target Field serves as the inspiration for the ultimate baseball lover's bathroom. A family of four is thrown a curveball when Matt Muenster shows up with MLB Network analyst and former pro player, Darryl Hamilton. Instead of getting a regular crash, they are treated to a behind the scenes tour of Target Field, where Matt gets design inspiration. The result is a fantasy bathroom and clubhouse for a family who can't get enough baseball. Matt's outfitted the space with lockers, a soaking therapy tub, a TV in the shower, a urinal and walls made from the same stone found in Target field. Outside the doors of the bathroom, Matt's creating the ultimate room to relax and watch the game, complete with popcorn machine, fridge, comfy beanbag chairs and a bar.
A big but plain bathroom gets a makeover with beachy cottage comfort in mind. Beadboard on the ceiling sets the tone for the space, with a large double-sink vanity and undermount seashell sinks. A separate make-up area for 'her' features a mirror dressed out in round glass tiles and edge lighting. Carrera marble covers the walls, highlighted with blue, iridescent mosaics. The wet space features a huge rainshower head on one side, with a large, deep soaker tub opposite. Acacia wood flooring in a classic herringbone pattern completes the space.
A dungeon-like basement bathroom needed to be transformed into a sophisticated and sparkly shrine for the homeowner. To make that happen, Bath Crashers took down the dark wood paneling, knocked down walls and added glitz and glamour. White marble lines the walls, glass, jewel cut sinks sit atop a white vanity with mirrored accents and a one of a kind etched, vintage door gives the space privacy. Warmth is provided by a new steam shower and a double-sided fireplace. An illuminated mirror wall with candles is the backdrop for a classic claw-foot soaking tub and a crystal chandelier adds the final touch of bling to this bathroom.
A bathroom with an awkward layout gets a complete overhaul. The new bathroom is warm, rustic and romantic. Reclaimed barn wood and corbels frame the new tub space, in the middle of which sits a deep soaking slipper tub with brass claw feet. On the tub wall sits an electric fireplace, which is wrapped in reclaimed tin panels. The middle of the room is divided by a huge, framed, 2-sided mirror, with a large vanity and acrylic sink on one side, and a makeup area on the other. Wood grain vinyl planks cover the main floor, and a crystal chandelier bathes the entire space in warm, reflective light.
A bathroom better described as a powder room becomes a huge master bedroom spa. It starts with his and her vanities that are sleek furniture pieces that feature drawers that can be compartmentalized in a variety of ways for storage. There's also a lap drawer to extend her vanity into a separate make-up area; and both feature shelves with electrical hookups to keep things tidy. A deep, oval soaking tub sits atop a herringbone wood floor. Nearby is the large walk-in shower with large faux Carrera marble tile and a convenient bench. A private water closet features a separate sink, and a large closet system gives the homeowners plenty of storage for linens and clothes. Crown molding encases the entire new space, finished off with a cozy, ethanol-burning fireplace on the tub wall, which also shows off aesthetic sconce candle lighting done as a DIY project.