via press release:
Bath Crashers: Season 2 Premiere
Expert Host: Matt Muenster, Licensed Contractor, Project Manager & Designer
Premiere: Monday, Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. ET
Regular Time Slot: Mondays at 9 p.m. ET
DIY Network is on a mission to crash, demolish and raze bathrooms, transforming them into stunning, functional and modern living spaces in the new series Bath Crashers. Produced similarly to the popular House Crashers and Yard Crashers series, crasher Matt Muenster ambushes homeowners while they’re home improvement shopping. When he identifies the ultimate bathroom challenge, he follows the lucky homeowner home and totally overhauls a bathroom in need of repair.
202: Cooking Up a Cool Bathroom
Premiere: Monday, Oct. 11 at 9 p.m. ET
Whoever heard of a kitchen transformed into a bathroom? That’s what you’ll see here as an old, outdated cooking and dining area once used for boarders is reconfigured and transformed into a huge bath space with a touch of Asian influence. A rusty metal sink cabinet gives way to a custom-made double-sink vanity with attached makeup table.
201: Head-To-Toe Makeover
Premiere: Monday, Oct. 18 at 9 p.m. ET
Abundant square footage in a bathroom is no advantage if the layout is predictable and uninspired. In this episode, a big box of a bathroom is re-imagined as an elegant spa. Fixtures scaled to size are installed including a free-standing tub, large slide-in shower, and double vanity. The biggest spa indulgence comes from luxurious plumbed-in foot bath topped by a throne-like chair. Add a classic tiled floor anchored by an intricate medallion and it’s a way to walk and soak your dogs in style.
203: Suburban Spa Aah!
Premiere: Monday, Oct. 25 at 9 p.m. ET
You’d think it would be hard to find a 1980s bathroom in a 2006 home, but the Bath Crashers found one in the nation’s No. 1 community and went to work transforming “ugh” to “aah.” A gi-normous 90-inch vanity with double grey sinks and contractor’s grade fixtures, as well as a formica countertop gives way to a sleek and smaller vanity with oval sinks mounted beneath a Silestone countertop. A separate make-up area with French accents is built next to the vanity with floor-to-ceiling storage for plenty of towels and linens alongside of it. Those spaces are grabbed by removing the overly large whirlpool tub, making room to build a privacy wall to hide the new toilet area. The shower is expanded lengthwise with fixtures on each wall and a new quick drain system is installed to whisk away the water faster. The coup de grace is the intimate adult hot tub/spa the homeowners access through a new exterior door that leads onto a brand new privacy deck.
204: Clean and Green
Premiere: Monday, Nov. 1 at 9 p.m. ET
Aaron and Amber just bought their first house. They fixed up what they could, but the bathroom was beyond them. The room was ugly, the plumbing was sketchy and the walls were a mess of torn off wallpaper and old sizing. The goal of the Bath Crashers team: To give this couple a clean, modern space with a punch of color. Another is to bring in light and be as “green” as possible in the process.
205: Farmhouse Redo
Premiere: December TBD
A charming farmhouse built in the 1920s has lots to offer, except in the bathroom. No air conditioning, radiator heat, and a tub the homeowners won’t touch, let alone use, this bathroom is in serious need of some help. The challenge is to keep the farmhouse look without the barn-like feel. The Bath Crashers team opens up the room by utilizing closet space on either side. New wood floor replaces the rotting one. A copper tin ceiling with copper hardware to match adds a punch of color to the room. A vintage-looking chandelier and fixtures sheds light on the beautiful pull-toilet, custom vanity and period appropriate claw foot tub help shape this one-of-a-kind space. A DIY project especially for the homeowners also has them constructing shutters made from wood out of their own barn.
206: The Man Cave
Premiere: December TBD
Joe and Greg live in a house they’ve mostly redone. They love everything about it except the bathroom situation. They have reluctantly been sharing a small, moldy bathroom in the basement with their two cats because their one tiny upstairs bathroom has a tub that doesn’t work. The Bath Crashers team transforms this former cat house into a man cave. They expand the room just enough to give them a nice walk-in shower and move the toilet into an alcove. Instead of masking the fact that this is a basement bathroom, the team embraces the whole cave “thing.” The walls are stacked slate, the shower floor is pebble and the rest of the tile is a variety of earth hues. Another addition is a super cool “flame in a tub” feature built into the credenza. As for the cats, they are banished to the gross part of the basement and the guys get their own space.
Episodes 207-213 are scheduled to premiere in February 2011.
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