Contractor and designer Chip Wade of replaced this family's dated brick fireplace with a metal surround for a sleek look.
The brick fireplace in this drab living room took over the space. The homeowners wanted something fresh and modern.
HGTV fan Remodelando la Casa wanted to add height to her living room, so she extended her fireplace mantel to the ceiling. She kept the mantel accessories to a minimum to open up the space, but she added a signature piece of art as a bold focal point.
HGTV fan Remodelando la Casa's living space wasn't a comfortable place to hang out because of the cramped space and outdated furniture.
This bedroom had no design element, including the bland fireplace.
Designer Emily Henderson of chose a concrete fireplace surround for a rustic look. She hung a Cub Scout diagram above the fireplace and chose an ocean blue color for a nautical look.
The homeowners wanted their fireplace to be a focal point in their living room, but the fireplace was too small. Nothing in the space coordinated, preventing it from having any design aesthetic.
The designers at created the illusion of more space by stretching the fireplace from one wall to the other. A Louise Nevelson sculpture conceals a flat-screen TV above the fireplace and adds a visual effect.
The white tile surround of HGTV fan katylady09's living room was straight from the '90s. Its all-white look did nothing for the neutral space.
HGTV fan katylady09 kept the space neutral, but she refreshed it with a contemporary tile fireplace surround and a sleek mantel.
HGTV fan fjames74 didn't know how to deal with the entire wall of brick in his living room. It made the space feel smaller and outdated.
White paint instantly adds a modern touch to RMS user HGTV fan fjames74's living room. The stainless steel fireplace surround enhances the contemporary look.
The homeowners wanted to turn their drab living space into the ultimate master suite. The outdated fireplace didn't blend with the design style they had in mind.
host Josh Temple of installed a handmade tile fireplace surround that acts as the focal point of the new master suite. It's so intricate that it needs only a simple sunburst mirror to dress up the fireplace wall.
The wall behind the fireplace was too bare and made the space feel uninviting.
Instead of remodeling the fireplace, the designers at installed custom cabinetry for a completely remodeled look. They incorporated vibrant red accents to counterbalance the traditional architecture.
The bulky brick fireplace surround made it difficult for HGTV fan Renovatrix to decorate her living space.
HGTV fan Renovatrix wanted an antique look, so she replaced the brick with an intricate mantel she found online. Bronze accents complete the traditional look.
The homeowners collected the furnishings in their living space over time, but nothing coordinated.
Designer incorporated cool blues and greens to mimic the adjacent garden. She replaced the fireplace surround with white marble to create a striking contrast with the home's Neo-Colonial architectural style.
An adventurous licensed contractor, Josh is confident to demolish and reconstruct both houses and landscapes.
Master Crasher Josh Temple goes all in to give the parents of young kids two distinct adults-only living spaces. Dad's quest for a sports-centered bar is met with a wine barrel keg wall, a custom poker table for six, stadium suite seating to watch the big game, durable bamboo flooring, and hexagon storage shelves to stash away the gaming supplies. Mom's peaceful reading lounge is separated by three floor to ceiling panels of glass, and features a hypnotic rain curtain water feature to drown out the sounds of the raucous guys.
Perhaps the only thing better than a hilltop Los Angeles home with panoramic views of the valley is a sumptuous party room that offers up some gorgeous sightseeing of its own. Josh Temple and his team will turn a salt water aquarium into a unique wet bar backed with custom wenge shelves, build a floor to ceiling 3-D fire feature skinned in Calcutta porcelain slab, fabricate a streamlined coffee table, install rich, durable laminate floors, then glam it all up with sofas, chairs, wall unit and an oversized tri-globe chandelier studded with cut crystal dangles.
Josh Temple and the House Crasherscrew try and rescue a huge sunroom that has been turned over to eight cats. The renovation begins with three walls of glass being imploded at once. What follows is a complete remake of this useless room. First fixed, bifold and accordion glass panels are added to three walls. Next Josh shows the homeowners how to create custom elements for the room like white wall panels, a wooden rug and a beautiful game table. The room is capped off with an indoor/outdoor bar with it's own redwood deck, new paint and lighting and all new designer furniture. When it's time for the final reveal, the homeowners are speechless and the cats have to start looking for a new room to dominate.
In an all-out effort to drag a tiny 1970's kitchen into the 21st century, Josh Temple will blow out all stops, along with a few walls, to do it up right. Bringing in a unique combination of industrial panache and shabby chic, the team will revamp the kitchen with a custom island housing a pot rack underneath, all new hardwood floors, metal-skinned cabinets, a glass top dining table with reclaimed wood body, and a rustic wall make from repurposed wood. The result is an open, inviting space that becomes the heart of this home.
New to home ownership, this couple bought a house that hasn't been touched since the 70s. Their back game room was floor to ceiling 70s with avocado green carpet, wood paneling and pink ceiling beams. In 3 days, this space becomes a modern game room complete with bar area, all new floor, custom TV/firewall, 2 doors to the outdoors and a custom light fixture.
A basement stuck in the 1970s with red shag carpet covering an old bar, ugly arches and dark walls is transformed into a bar hang out and lounge area. One area of the room is dedicated to the bar, with a long table that lights up, a back bar with beer tap and a barn wood ceiling soffit. The other side of the room turns into a cozy hangout with a sectional, custom coffee table, huge TV and warm carpet to make the once cold basement a warm inviting space.
A dark and cramped garage full of exercise gear and boxes is transformed into a chic living space complete with two glass garage doors giving this new garage an indoor outdoor feel. In three days, Josh and his crew build custom storage, a walnut ping pong table that doubles as a dart board and one of a kind closet doors. It all opens up to an outdoor area with a concrete fireplace, redwood seating and a sleek awning.
Tony and Melissa have a cramped kitchen that is sandwiched between an awkward dining area and a funky den with outdated fireplace. They'd like an open concept kitchen with storage, an island and a bar, and Josh rises to the challenge. He removes the wall between the kitchen and den, opening the space up and providing lots of natural light. He extends the new quartz countertop into the den space providing room for a breakfast bar, and he reworks the fireplace with ledge stone and a reclaimed timber mantel. He removes the awkward uppers and weird peninsula opening up the space between the kitchen and dining area, and adds a huge island with marble countertop. Finally, he creates a magnetic wall mounted pot rack and hidden bar for extra storage.
An outdated kitchen with brown countertops, old wallpaper, dated appliances and a funky window gets blown up into a high-end kitchen lodge retreat complete with all new appliances, brand new cabinets and countertops, open shelving against a ledge stone wall, a bi-fold window, custom copper wine rack and a one of a kind walnut light fixture. Plus, this kitchen bleeds into a living room that gets it's own makeover with a fireplace facelift, all new flooring and tons of furniture.
Josh Temple takes on one of the ugliest kitchens in House Crashers history to bring an international flair to this LA couple. They'll gut the place top to bottom, then build an enchanting mecca for all things gourmet gastronomy. Two entrances and the range hood are faced in Moroccan arches that lead to colorful teal lower cabinets and clean white uppers. All new appliances include a 6-burner cooktop accentuated by a sweet curved pattern backsplash and silver laced travertine floor tile. Two rolling kitchen islands inlaid with stainless steel and trimmed in mahogany doubles the portable counter space, while a custom maple and mahogany cutting board with two matching barstools unify the space with elegance and the ultimate in usability.
Josh Temple and the team open up an uncomfortably close kitchen and transform it into a romantic and whimsical space. They create a cobalt blue kitchen island with a bowling alley wood countertop, new French doors and a custom bar for entertaining in style.
Dreams of an inviting, sumptuous bedroom come true for Blair and Jennifer as House Crashers reinvents a forgotten storage room. Josh and the team deliver with an oversized sleep space with plenty of storage, a library sitting area and a clean-burning fireplace.
A cramped kitchen with broken cabinets, outdated countertops and ugly flooring is opened up into a bright and colorful kitchen. Walnut takes center stage in this kitchen with a walnut butcher block island and swivel stool, walnut upper cabinets, walnut seating and walnut open shelving. Plus, a colorful wallpaper adds to the design!
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