Matt Muenster ambushes a couple at the home improvement store, follows them home, and transforms their disgusting bathroom into an eye-popping masterpiece.
This mismatched, dated bathroom is transformed into a relaxing spa retreat with natural stone and hardwood floors bringing the theme to life. The old, oversized tub is replaced with a massive walk-in shower with three showerheads for the ultimate shower experience. Matching walnut vanities echo the natural theme with pebbles set below clear glass countertops and blue LED rope lights turn these into the ultimate nightlights.
These homeowners have a beautiful house except for one room, their bathroom. This addition is more like an outhouse than a bathroom! It's an eye-sore of gray and pink tile, a shower that's too small to fit in and a space these homeowners just store stuff in! In a matter of just days, Matt Muenster takes this shack of a bathroom and transforms it into a luxurious space complete with heated hardwood floors, new skylights, a frameless shower, custom vanity and even a television!
This bathroom renovation for a family of seven minimizes water and energy usage while maximizing space and luxury. The new 4x4 shower is topped off with an eco-friendly showerhead and hand shower, and a water-conserving toilet is installed in its own private water closet. But the real splash is the renovated dressing room where a French inspired custom vanity made of reclaimed wood compliments an inlaid rhomboid tile rug, which leads out to a romantic soaking tub.
In the words of our homeowner, this bathroom was "capitol N, NASTY"! Small, dark and stuck in a previous century, there was not much to save in this space. We opened up the bathroom by getting rid of the oppressive soffits that lined the ceilings, stealing space from a hallway closet and punching a hole in the roof. Along the way, we added some beautiful new tile, a jetted tub, linen storage and a state-of-the-art mirror/TV combo. The room the family avoided in the past, is now the room they don't want to leave.
Turn-of-the-century meets mid-century modern in Minneapolis as a small, dark bathroom is expanded and resized to make it bigger, brighter and breathtakingly beautiful. An inside wall with privacy door closing off toilet/tub area is taken out, making more space. Add a new, 18-inch deep soaker tub and custom-made maple vanity accented with recessed mirror and sconces and throw in a recessed linen cabinet for storage for a revamped, relaxing bath atmosphere. Increased light is gained by adding a custom wood/glass door, and "borrowed light" element for shower wall, replicated from part of the design for the wood/glass door. Tiling on floors adds the feel of bamboo, which compliments a free-standing bamboo wall constructed by host and homeowners. The hatbox toilet just adds cool vibe.
Ring, Ring, this is the 1980's calling and I want my large whirlpool bathtub back! Say goodbye to this outdated, unused bathtub, cramped dark shower and narrow doorway and say hello to a high tech, state of the art spa retreat. The monstrous bathtub is replaced with a free standing state of the art tub with hydrotherapy, radiant heat and more. The shower is expanded and glass is put in to give it a more open feeling. The five showerheads are controlled with a push of a button. Push another button and a hidden TV springs up from a pony wall, turning this room into the ultimate retreat.
Six kids + One Small Bathroom=Chaos. With six kids, the Terwilliger family is used to sharing. But sharing a bathroom was a situation that was quickly getting out of control. Crowded, messy and falling apart; this bathroom needed a major facelift. We pulled out the old, ugly fixtures, knocked down an unnecessary wall and stole space from an adjoining closet. The result...an eye-catching bathroom where everything has it's place and there's room to spare. The centerpiece...an amazing custom triple sink vanity, with special cabinet inserts to tuck away flat irons, hair dryers and brushes. An automatic hand dryer and a toothbrush sanitizer keep the countertop clutter-free and sanitary. The colorful, chromatherapy bubble tub is a great place to hang out after a long day.
A dull grey "L"-shaped bath crowded by a step-up whirlpool tub and construction grade vanity is reconfigured and retrofitted with an East Coast beach cottage theme. An elegant soaker tub sits atop new tile with hues of warm sand, surrounded by white-washed wainscoting on the walls and bead board ceiling. A new access to the walk-in closet is made in the master bedroom so the bathroom can be opened up to reveal an expanded shower. A double sink vanity, 7-ft. high linen storage tower, and matching mirrored medicine cabinets are custom-made from 100-year old reclaimed Minnesota barn wood and the natural distressed finish of each completes the cottage-scape.
This horrendous 1970s master bath is transformed into a contemporary nature-inspired retreat. The light blue "Leisure Steam" shower pod is replaced with a massive his and hers shower with a window wall backdrop so the landscape can provide the decor. The outside is brought into the room throughout with a brushed nickel tub surrounded by pebbles and a waterfall that spills down toward the live-edge wood vanity, topped with carved stone sinks.
This bathroom transformation makes its way outdoors! What was once a dark bathroom with Seventies lava rock in the tub room, dated dark floors and golden swan fixtures gets completely gutted and is opened up by taking advantage of an unused courtyard and incorporating it into this bathroom revamp! The outdoor floating tub is the main event in this "crash!" The crew takes advantage of some outdoor real estate and opens the shower room into a garden tub room, where they set the freestanding tub in a shallow pond and create a serene waterfall that cascades behind it! Throw in a ceiling mount tub filler, modern privacy panels and slate pavestones and these homeowners are blown away!
A galley-style bathroom long on length and short on style is radically transformed with a custom-built steam shower as its centerpiece. State-of-the art technology enables the steam to be activated via remote control and a thermal-performance glass block window lets in the light - but not the cold. Add a "floating" double vanity, bamboo floors, and a European lighting, and steamy never looked so hot.
A massive 12' by 11' bathroom once configured for a physically disabled person gives way to an upbeat shower retreat for an active 20-something couple. A wide linen closet is stripped of its plantation doors and wire shelves and turned into a coffee bar/station. The walls framing the oversized wheelchair-access shower are cut down and glass-block walls added to form a dry, doorless entry. The freshly tiled shower, complete with a rain showerhead, features new wall fixtures and a soothing warm steam bench. Another storage/linen closet that once served as a standup shower, the "shoset," is also emptied of its shelving, and a luxury stackable washer/dryer combo with wooden face panels slides into the space, making the room more than multifunctional.