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In these behind-the-scenes clips, Prefit's David Bromstad puts House Crashers host Josh Temple to the test with a round of rapid-fire questions, a game of truth-or-lie, the ultimate selfie face-off, fan questions + more.
This mudroom features lots of storage, coat hooks for the family's children and lots of storage. Shelving and handrails are made of reclaimed lumber and the ceramic tile floor is ready for muddy Oregon boots.
Custom concrete countertops and unique lighting give this small kitchen personality. Bare wood cabinets add warmth to the neutral room.
This home's kitchen renovations include the tearing down of two walls, a custom kitchen island, metal cabinets, stainless appliances and a glass beam table with reclaimed black walnut benches, as seen on Prefit's House Crashers.
The sitting area in the home office of this transformed workshop allows plenty of room for visitors and a warm, inviting color scheme.
An unused workshop in this home's backyard was renovated to include a desk area with wall-to-wall storage, a custom metal staircase leading to a guest loft, a custom kiln, a bar cart and new concrete floors.
This dining room was updated with a resurfaced table, a handmade chandelier and hardwoord flooring. Simple accessories keep the look clean and fresh.
As seen on Prefit and DIY Network's House Crashers, licensed contractor Josh Temple takes a quick break from assembling a game table in front of Jason Melius' and Tiffany Price's Burbank, California, home. Temple and his team transformed the under-utilized sunroom off of the back of the home into a beautiful space for entertaining with custom pebble flooring, slat wall treatments, and a custom bar and lounge area.
This kitchen, which had outdated appliances from the 1970's, gets a fresh, new look on Prefit's House Crashers. Updates include appliances, a custom dining table and flagstone niche.
This home's renovation created a great space for entertaining, with a new fireplace and bar area and an open floor plan.
To connect the bedroom to the walk-in closet, Encircle Deisgn and Build's Klaas deJonge designed a keyhole doorway with a built-in bench. A custom platform bed and headboard are built from reclaimed lumber, while the room has cork flooring.
Homeowners Laura and Chris enjoy cooking but their kitchen is just too small. This 1905 kitchen doubles in size and stays true to the era. All new appliances, high gloss black cabinetry, tin ceiling tiles and a custom bar cart complete this house crash.
An uninviting living room gets a much needed facelift with an Asian twist. Boring beams are enhanced with cross beams; a dated fireplace gets a new faux stone surround and sleek porcelain tile, and a boring wall gets 5 custom "floating" shelves for the homeowner's beloved books. Finally, an underused formal dining area becomes family friendly, and a damaged hardwood floor is refinished.
Josh and crew head to coastal Maine to build out a living room House Crashers style. In 3 days, Josh turns the living room into a comfy, inviting space using reclaimed and rustic materials. A shelving unit and message center are built to help organize the space, while a window seat is added to emphasize the water views, and an antique card table is repurposed into a coffee table.
A couple's tired and boring bedroom is transformed into a retreat with a chic Hawaiian vibe. The closet is enclosed with black bamboo doors, and the vanity area becomes more private when an open pocket door is installed. A window is replaced with French doors allowing access to a private outdoor paradise with slatted walls, tropical plants, and a fire feature.
Josh Temple opts for a bit of irony in this home by building several exits into a great room that this family will never want to leave. The fun begins with a secret door that is a bookcase by day and an adults-only bar by night. The crew also builds three new French door exits, a super-sized shelving wall that houses a ginormous TV, a shadowbox coffee table on casters, an artfully etched sofa console table, exposed beam ceiling, and a new partition wall that separates the kitchen from the new dining space.
A bland office with a brick fireplace, dark walls and an outdated over sized desk is transformed into a cozy beach retreat. All new cork floors, a reclaimed wood fireplace and custom desk create a bright feel. The dark walls are replaced with light walls with a unique map treatment. Plus, this area is extended to the outside with new sliding doors, custom seating, exotic deck tiles topped off by a concrete fire feature.
An uninviting family room turns into an airy, light-filled modern space by adding a new wall of glass. An unused doorway go away, while a hidden door is used to camouflage a funky entryway. The space gets cozy with a new wood ceiling, laminate flooring and a graphic wall design. The outdoor space becomes a usable entertaining area with a modern metal-topped pergola and functional seating area.
It's a French flashback to the 30's and 40's when entertaining guests was done in impressive and luxurious parlors. Josh Temple enhances the usability of this living room and dining room by creating two sophisticated areas. First, for the living room, is an inviting cinematic sitting space featuring a fireplace accentuated by thin brick veneer and a 60-inch TV, art deco niches with a vertical aquarium backdrop, and chesterfield seating. For the dining room, there's a banquette built into a pony wall with ironwork detailing, a bar cabinet and draft tower unified with tile en pointe and sculptural spindles, a reclaimed table made from original flooring, and a hand painted silhouette of a French 75 field cannon.
From the first moment Josh Temple first sees Tracey and Nicole's mauve (emphasis on brown) L shaped kitchen, his desire to sledgehammer out a few walls comes to fruition with a beautiful and functional result. The kitchen remodel starts with a pass-thru bar into the living room. To bring function to the heart of the home, the guys move the stainless sink, dishwasher and fridge onto a whole new wall, add sweet white cabinets, natural quartzite countertops flecked with platinum, luxury vinyl floors, a window overlooking the den, and a wall-mounted TV. In this two-fer project, the guys take on the dining room as well, bringing in an octagonal pub table, a juice and coffee bar and lots of custom wine storage.
A diehard do-it-yourselfer turns his garage over to Josh to bring a sleek blend of work and play inside and out. The workspace begins with a folding room divider that blocks off the garage door and introduces rich wood textures. The work desk goes techy with a secret compartment to hide not one, but two computer monitors that are raised and lowered electronically. The long wall is skinned in aged metal, leading to the next gathering spot that boasts two whiskey bottle end tables, and a ceiling mounted flip down TV. As the guest list grows, revelers can spill outdoors onto the redwood deck that wraps all the way up to the fence to bring privacy and uniformity to this destination spot. A sexy U-shaped bench cozies up the conversation underneath an avant-garde pergola, creating a cabana vibe for VIP's only.
Josh Temple and his team transform a dirt lot into a rustic entertainment space. Built in benches line a huge redwood deck with louvers and pergola for just enough privacy. A one-of-a-kind walnut couch and side tables sit in front of the new fireplace along with custom rustic lighting to really warm up the space. A new dining table and cooking station faced with leathered tile and topped with white granite countertops are the perfect place to entertain.
A hot and unused recreation room is transformed into a master bedroom retreat complete with a one of a kind wall treatment, a walnut king sized bed with TV lift in the footboard, plus a tranquil custom water feature. Drum side tables flank the brand new bed plus, all new windows, flooring and insulated walls make this the perfect bedroom for this Grand Rapids family!
What kind of room do you build for a couple who seem to be afraid of color? How about a black kitchen and a tan dining room! Josh Temple and his crew bring a vibrant pop of elegance to this dated, gloomy combination living space. They pump up the palette in the kitchen with a brand new stainless steel sink and appliances, wood grain and black cabinets, and porcelain flooring throughout. In the dining area, the brick fireplace gets skinned with a metal surround while grandma's hutch is replaced with a modern/industrial floating shelf system complete with framed sliding glass doors on a DIY metal track. The dusty roofline alcove is dressed up with a box light wall, and the whole space becomes a gathering hotspot thanks to a remarkable dining table embellished with a center strip of metal.
After a not-so-professional indoor remodel, Josh Temple unleashes his own brand of sleek on an earthy young couple who are ready to push their party space into the back yard. Their existing deck becomes a posh dining spot complete with an exotic wood prep table that boasts a working sink and stainless chop area. Venture a few feet further into a huge zen structure made out of reclaimed 3' x 8' douglas fir, concrete benches popped with fused bamboo inset seats, a floor to ceiling glass-front water feature with three shower heads, and privacy screens to amp up the intimacy when partygoers are dancing on the fused bamboo dance floor.
House Crashers crashes Long Island and takes on one needy kitchen! These homeowners have a kitchen with old cabinets, broken appliances, worn flooring and hideous T-bar ceiling but that's all transformed into an elegant, classic kitchen! This former eye sore of a kitchen becomes the main event for this house including a custom dining table, all new cabinets, appliances and glass backsplash, plus a custom bar and bright new dining room.
An outdated and boring living room crammed with music gear and overtaken by the family dog gets a complete facelift and turned into the ultimate mid century music lounge. An old faux stone fireplace is replaced with hand made subway tile and sleek white marble hearth. Worn carpet is replaced with dark hardwood floors. A custom bar with staggered shelving and hidden bar storage become the focus of the room. A new media center flanks the wall for a brand new TV. Plus, a one of a kind walnut and glass coffee table and dimensional wall panels create one hip living room.
A tiny living room becomes the focus of entertainment with a bar and more and expands into a tiny kitchen for an amazing reveal! A custom bar, dimensional wood treated fireplace and a sleek concrete and walnut dining table make this the ultimate hang out space!
Josh and the crew transform the master bedroom at Blog Cabin 2016 into a living oasis with a view of the Gulf. Features include custom doors made of reclaimed wood, an inviting fireplace and an outdoor entertaining area with fire pit.
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