This tiny bathroom was jammed between an eave and a chimney-stack. There was barely room for a sink in the space, and no chance for the city-dwelling homeowners to be in the room at the same time. Host and licensed contractor Matt Muenster and his Bath Crashers crew remove the chimney and knock down a wall to transform the space into a modern showpiece. A new skylight and awning-style window provide natural light, while white camera marble and ipe floors add a visual enhancement. A soaking tub and steam shower provide his and hers bathing spots while separate vanities make the morning routine a breeze.
A boring bathroom gets high-tech upgrades. Host and licensed contractor Matt Muenster and the Bath Crashers crew expand a one person shower to fit two, add lighted chromatherapy rain shower heads and a digital control panel for individually heated water settings. A huge, circular, stainless steel tub sits on a raised, tiled platform and features a free-standing tub filler. Tubular skylights provide natural daylight and energy-saving LEDs light the space at night. Side-by-side curved vanities finished with glass counter tops and a metal-like laminate add a space-age look and feel, as do the stainless steel drop-in sinks and fixtures floating out from the wall. A conveyor system is added to the adjoining walk-in closet for automated storage.
This basement bathroom is small, dark and ugly. Utilizing the empty mechanical room next door with a new egress window helps open and brighten up this new layout. A corner fireplace warms up the room and gets it glowing. A soaking tub and walk-in shower allow for two ways to relax, while custom, handmade tiles and a concrete trough sink make this bathroom a one-of-a-kind remodel.
This builder grade bathroom lacked style and warmth. Everything about it was generic. The Bath Crashers team gutted the space and replaced the bland with one-of-a-kind custom pieces that make this bathroom memorable. A large air soaker tub is framed by an antique fireplace mantel, customized with a mirror and candles. A French Armoire is cut in half and hides a TV. For more body pampering, step into the expanded shower with large rainshower head and four body sprays with a thermostatic valve featuring individual heat settings. The wet space is wrapped in 12 by 24-inch slabs of beige, polished marble. Underfoot, scrapped hickory flooring adds a final touch of warmth and coziness.
This jungle-themed bathroom is big, but very badly put together. The rainforest inspired wallpaper and swan fixtures made of brass have got to go. Gutting everything and starting with a clean slate allows the crew to make this space stand out. Beautiful marble tiles line the floor, which is heated. A new steam shower with body sprays and plenty of room, is a centerpiece. Classic touches are brought in with a claw-foot soaking tub and reclaimed armoire with matching vanities. To top it off, the ceiling becomes a showstopper with a new dome and crystal chandelier.
Matt Muenster and the Bath Crashers crew create an ecofriendly, sustainable and gorgeous bathroom. After removing the walls, this bathroom is now a nearly uninterrupted flow from the bedroom. A raised wood floor sets the stage for the glass box encloses the huge shower and etched glass panels provide privacy and move along a track the length of the shower. A memorable double sink vanity with paperstone countertop and petrified wood vessel sinks flanks the side wall. The long and deep soaker tub is framed with a sleek floating deck built from cedar planks and makes for the perfect place to relax with a glass of wine and a good book. The tub wall is clad with recycled panel doors that are cut in a unique grid and enameled. Outside the shower sits a small bench with a removable, gasless and ventless fireplace to add to the ambience. Topping things off is an open ceiling made from reclaimed timbers, forming a pergola overhead.
This bathroom is already big, but is poorly laid out with green carpet on the floor. To open up the space, Bath Crashers knocks down a wall and starts from scratch. The large, L-shaped vanity with one sink is replaced by two, stainless steel pieces with marble counter-tops. Sitting in-between them is a claw-foot soaking tub with antique tub filler. A brand-new window brings natural light into the formerly dark space. And tin panels add dimension to the ceiling, while hand-milled hardwood give texture to the floor.
A small, outdated bath is upgraded with a unique design that includes magnetic leather tiles and a custom remote-controlled garage door. A sleek double shower with two-tone marble mosaic tile is split by an exotic wood bench that sleeves through the glass. The his-and-hers theme continues with a vanity that has a more traditional undermount sink with drawers on one side and a modern floating shelf with a concrete sink on the other side, connected by a ribbon of wood to match the shower.
These two, small and ugly spaces aren't giving the homeowners the proper bathroom set-up they need. To fix this problem, Bath Crashers is joining the spaces to make one, large master suite, with plenty of room for guests. A giant tub with jets gets wrapped with a recycled granite stone. The walk-in shower with body sprays is big enough for two, complete with a de-fogging mirror. The stone floors are heated for warmth, a new window is added for natural light and double vanity sits next to a new flat-screen TV.
The rustic styling of Sedona, Arizona turns a small, dingy, outdated bath space into a cozy, Midwest spa. The space is expanded by stealing an empty bedroom to make room for a double-sink vanity that features a Spanish wrought iron skirt-surround. There's also space for a long, deep copper tub with floor-mounted tub filler. On the floor, cold-pressed recycled poplar is used to create a stunning, durable, waterproof surface that is accented with a 5' by 3' 'tile rug' from earth-tone colored slate. The same slate is used to tile the new, spacious shower. Sconce lighting fashioned after ranch-style gas lanterns flank the vanity sinks, and more warmth is provided by a gas fireplace wrapped in multi-hued river rock.
A massive bathroom is transformed into the ultimate spa retreat with accents including a fireplace and reclaimed wood wall with custom art piece burned into it. A ten foot vanity floating on the wall is topped with glass vessel sinks that look like blocks of ice. A custom wood and metal canopy defines the shower room space, which includes an infinity tub, stand up shower and horizontal shower bench.
This all-white bathroom is simply a sterile mess. Everything in this space needs to go, and get turned into a warm and comfortable retreat for the homeowners. Water and fire is the new theme for this space. A two-station shower is added. The massive soaking tub that gets filled from the ceiling sits in front of a recessed fire feature. Custom double vanities with concrete sinks make getting ready fast and functional, while the wine and coffee bar lets the homeowners relax.
Matt and Michelle were the lucky couple plucked from 100s of people who showed up at Mall of America, hoping for a chance at a Bath Crash. The Crashers transformed their tiny, awful space into a gorgeous, large room, perfect for two. A small, shared space gives way to a "his and her" bath suite where the only shared amenity is the large shower that splits the room, and features granite and glass walls, two rain heads, body sprays, and special audio speaker tiles that pump music into the wet space. Both homeowners get their own floating vanity with a deep, top-mounted vessel sink and one-handed chrome fixtures. No fighting over who gets the walk-in closet as each side of the suite is equipped with one, including open shelving and pantry-style pullouts. Beautiful hand-scraped Acacia flooring transitions from the bath to the bedroom. The back wall of the bathroom is a sea of tiny, sparkling lights. The entire bath can be closed off from the bedroom with a series of frosted glass panels that slide along a unique track system, adding privacy and elegance.