Newlyweds Jason and Aimee only use their dated basement for indoor training on their bicycles. The 70s-style wallpaper, old wood paneling and ripped up carpet are eyesores that keep them from using the extra space for entertaining. Jeremy Sham and the Flux Design team draw inspiration from the couple's passions for travel and triathlons to create a rustic lounge using recycled items and found objects that bring history to their space. With the addition of a bar, social area and even an unexpected sliding chair, Aimee and Jason will be set to party!
P.J. is a fireman for the city of Milwaukee who loves spending time outdoors, but the style of his home doesn't reflect his passions. His living and dining rooms are outdated and lack any style. Host and interior designer Jeremy Sham and his team at Flux Design upgrade this fireman's space with contemporary rustic elements reminiscent of the outdoors. The unattractive faux fireplace is replaced with a fully functional natural gas-burning unit covered in fieldstone, and a custom TV console and mantel are built to add function and flare to his boring space. By redesigning the layout and updating the furniture, P.J. and his two young boys get more usable square footage to kick back and relax.
Mark and Carly want a room perfect for entertaining family and friends. When they bought their home, they envisioned the basement becoming that ideal space. However, the outdated red flannel carpet and sharp stucco walls make the room a total eyesore. The Flux Design team and owner Jeremy Sham tear the basement apart to rebuild and redesign this area from scratch. They repurpose leftover ipe wood to create original furniture pieces including a bar, bistro table and salon-style shelving to give the room a contemporary feel. New electronics, comfortable seating and decorative inset shelves transform the drab basement into a sleek and modern space. When the team is finished, Mark and Carly finally have a stylish bar and comfortable entertainment area to relax with friends.
Missy and Jawan would love nothing more than to renovate their small, drab kitchen. Missy hates the half-wall that divides the kitchen and dining room
Flux helps homeowners Colton and Dominique turn their unfinished basement into a family-friendly living room. The couple started fixing up their basement but never finished, and now they need professional assistance from Flux to turn their "dungeon" into a livable room. Jeremy and his team design a unique room capable of fitting Colton and Dominique's large family. One corner of the basement houses a cushy, contemporary sofa and entertainment center. Flux builds occasional tables with steel frames and four-inch ipe wood slabs that function as end tables when separated and as a coffee table when put together. Another seating area features game tables with chalkboard tabletops, a playful touch designed to entertain the couple's young children. The highlight of the room is a modular shelving unit with ladder-style brackets. Flux takes an unconventional approach to the shelves and constructs them with hardwood flooring that will endure wear-and-tear for years. Since the shelves are not fixed to the brackets, the homeowners can easily rearrange the shelves meet their needs. When Colton and Dominique see what Flux has done with their basement, they are thrilled to finally have a space to spend time together as a family.
Balancing a newborn baby and active lives, Kati and Trent want their bedroom to feel like a retreat inside their home. However, their lousy layout, cluttered closets, and sloping ceilings make it difficult to even get dressed in the morning. The Flux Design team decides to rearrange the room to make it more functional. They build a dramatic four-poster bed to create a "room within a room." With the addition of a comfortable chair and ottoman, they give the bedroom a dedicated space for reading and relaxing. Built-in dressers along the sloped ceiling and a new closet double the amount of storage in the bedroom. Finally, a set of matching night stands and accent tables provide warmth with earthy wood tops and darkened steel frames.
Vinnie wants his kitchen to combine his two passions - cooking and healthy eating. However, this cramped, 100-year old room hardly encourages culinary creativity. Flux overhauls the space by replacing the lighting, floors, and walls. They install custom cabinetry to create a breakfast bar peninsula. Back at the shop, Scott assists Jesse in building a mechanical pot rack so that Vinnie can raise and lower pots from an overhead structure with a telescoping lever. Using acrylic panels, Andre fabricates vertical window treatments that function as a louver system, and Dave creates a multipurpose butcher block that fits neatly under the counter. Finally, they give Vinnie new appliances and electronics including a wall-mounted television, audio components, and recessed speakers. With a custom kitchen, Vinnie is ready to prepare nutritious meals while finally being able to enterain properly in his new space.
With more than a dozen family members living nearby, Ashley and Steve would love to use their backyard for entertaining. Even though they have plenty of space, their hand-me-down outdoor furniture and small patio can hardly fit more than a handful of people. They need more seating and functional food preparation space so that they can enjoy summers in Milwaukee with their family and friends. Jeremy and his team at Flux Design take Ashley and Steve's backyard to the next level. First they install bluestone pavers and a hand-crafted fire pit. This patio area transitions into an enormous deck attached to the back of the house. As the centerpiece of this incredible outdoor transformation, Flux builds a custom tree sculpture. Made entirely of steel tubing, the 12-foot tall sculpture towers over the backyard and adds a unique artistic element. Flux also creates an oversized picnic table with durable Ipe hardwoods, and a deck handrail with 'pig fence' framing. The backyard is finished with a grilling area, stylish landscaping, and a mahogany wall for additional privacy.
Kirsten and Maurice bought their home in suburban Milwaukee two years ago. Even though they've renovated most of the house, their bonus room still has stained carpet, used furniture and outdated wall paneling. Kirsten and Maurice imagine the room becoming a casual living space for entertaining family and friends. So, they call on Jeremy and his team at Flux Design to put the "bonus" back into their bonus room. Flux decides to redesign the space as an urban loft-inspired living room. They wrap the existing structural beams with steel sheet metal to mimic the look of a rehabbed warehouse. The industrial style continues down the wall which is clad in reclaimed Cream City brick. On the opposite wall, Flux Design installs a dramatic and artistic wood block wall with exotic hardwoods. They carry this wood block style into a custom coffee table and dry bar. Finally, a sectional sofa and authentic Persian rug add comfort and warmth to the room. When revealed, Kirsten and Maurice love the bold style and function of their new bonus room.
K.C. and Tanya love baseball. Their first date was at a baseball game, and their basement is cluttered with memorabilia. They turn to Flux Design to transform their basement into a space that celebrates America's favorite pastime. Jeremy and his team redesign their room into a space that provides the ultimate game day experience. Stadium-style brick is installed around the lower walls of the room. Then the crew replaces the unused closets with hand-crafted lockers to give the room the feel of a vintage clubhouse. They create baseball inspired furniture including a steel "curve ball" accent table and an aged baseball bistro table. Finally, as the centerpiece of the room, the Flux guys build a scoreboard multimedia center to showcase the homeowner's new television.
Jennifer would like to create masterpieces in her garage art studio, but its disorganization, lack of space and poor lighting make that a difficult task. Flux redesigns the space in an industrial style with plenty of light and complete mobility. To start, Flux builds floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall storage along the back wall of the garage. Encompassing twenty-two heavy duty boxes with see through metal grates at the front and racks for paintings to dry in the center, this piece is an organizational dream for Jennifer to store all of her found objects. The industrial style moves straight from the storage and into the walls with six giant easels covered in bolts for hanging artwork and a weathered steel faux finish. Not only can these easels be propped up on the walls, but they can easily be removed and rearranged to create a triangular display tower for an art show. To keep the newly stone tiled floor space clear of clutter, Jesse fabricates a mobile art cart. Crafted with premium woods and steel, this cart is built to last and has various uses thanks to its mobility and customization to Jennifer's needs. Totally tricked out with storage compartments for supplies and stadium tiered brush holders, Jennifer can roll the cart over to her new storage to gather some objects, then move it over to her easels and get started on a project. Sticking with the mobility theme, Andre and Scott create a canopied structure on wheels that houses a couch and built in end tables. This piece of mobile furniture can be used for clients to sit and watch a presentation on the newly installed video equipment or can be wheeled out to the driveway for more room to work. Taking care of the lighting issue, Flux adds plenty of it with a translucent garage door and sun tunnels for natural light, along with track lighting and arm fixtures for highlighting artwork. Jennifer loves her new flexible, functional and industrial art studio.
Jeremy and Diane's cluttered sun room has no major function; it only stores kids' toys and serves as a hallway to their backdoor. Plus, the walls, ceiling and floor are all out of date, falling apart and in need of a serious overhaul. With Jeremy spending so much of his time working on projects for everyone but his own family, the boys from Flux decide to give their boss the ultimate spa. For total relaxation, a hot tub and sauna are installed in one half of the room, while the other half is a complete steampunk style bar. The bar itself gets cladded in metal, has wine bottle holders that mimic missiles ready to launch and gets topped with a concrete counter top. A soffit is added above the bar incorporating lighting and three steel cages that act as wine glass racks. The back bar includes a bottle cabinet that looks like a giant fuse, an artistic metal aperture with a mirror in the center and custom bottle inverts for their favorite spirits. With the look and feel that his new room is a machine about to start up at any minute, Jeremy is blown away by his employee's amazing remodel of his sun room.
Andy and Shannon's living room is the largest room in the house yet they never seem to use it. The room's poor lighting and terrible layout are just a couple of problems that make this room less than desirable in which to entertain. Flux combines their signature bent metal organic-style with reclaimed barn wood to create an entertainment center with decorative accent shelving. To create better flow between the living room and connected dining room, the guys add a see-through fireplace clad with blue stone that also adorns the nearby walls. Atop the fireplace sits an organic-style candelabra, creating one giant work of art. As a focal point in the room, Flux adds a one-of-a-kind "tree" table with glass top. Additionally, track lighting, a brighter paint job and a sectional sofa make this room the couple's new favorite spot in the house.