Get to Know Bath Crasher Matt Muenster

Sep 21, 2017

Matt Muenster has transformed hundreds of bathrooms as designer and host of HGVT & DIY Network’s Bath Crashers. A fireplace in the bathroom? He’s done it. Espresso maker in the loo? He recommends it. Creating a bathroom sink and vanity out of an old Harley? He’ll show it.

Matt Muenster

Matt will share advice, behind-the-scenes secrets and great before-and-after bath projects to help show guests with their own projects. Matt appears on the Fresh Ideas Stage on Friday and Saturday, but before he does he answers some home-related (and not home-related) questions. 

Q: What’s a simple upgrade homeowners can tackle that’ll go a long way?
Matt: 
Declutter. Putting things AWAY is FREE and it clears the way for finding what issues your renovation really need to address.

Q: What was the last picture you took with your phone?
Matt: 
It’s almost always either a project at my house, a concert or my dog.

Q: What’s one thing we wouldn’t guess about you? 
Matt: 
That I grew up on a farm in rural Wisconsin

Q: Fill in the blank: On my days off you can usually find me… 
Matt: In my workshop.

Q: Where do you go online to find inspiration? 
Matt: I’m usually on Houzz looking for inspiration.

Q: What’s one thing you wish every homeowner knew? 
Matt: That they can’t do their own plumbing.

Q: What’s something that folks should watch out for when working with a contractor or interior designer?
Matt: 
Trust your gut.  If you can’t trust them to be in your house while you’re not there – don’t hire them.

Q: What’s the most useful product a homeowner can spend $100 or less on?
Matt: A Kreg Jig for making pocket holes

Q: What should homeowners splurge on? Is it necessary to get a custom couch or can your money be better spent?
Matt: Artwork. Find meaningful things to hang on your walls – not junk from thrift stores. 

Q: Which HGTV / DIY Network star would you most like to work with and why?
Matt: Chris Grundy – he’s one of my favorite people on the planet.

Q: Do you prefer bright colors or bright patterns?
Matt: Neither. Though I prefer pattern or texture over bright colors. 

Q: You’ve been interviewed many times. What is the one question you always wish someone would ask?
Matt: 
“Would you like these keys to a 1978 Ferrari 308GT?”  That’d be a good one. 

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