The handiwork of two Royal Oak builders will be featured Wednesday and Thursday as part of "Crash Week" on the DIY Network - that's when new episodes of “House Crashers,” “Bath Crashers,” “Yard Crashers” and “Kitchen Crashers” will air.
House Crashers is described as ambush renovation at its best. The show is hosted by licensed contractor Josh Temple, who finds homeowners at big box stores, then follows them home with a crew and launches into an interior renovation. In addition to working in construction, Temple has worked alongside family and friends in Los Angeles to flip houses.
Kastler Construction and Building Detail, both located in Royal Oak, were each selected in March to be the construction firm in an episode.
“Detroit is one of the highest viewing areas for the show, so they decided to come to Michigan,” said Brandon Becker, owner of Building Detail.
Learn more about the show on the Big Table Media website.
You can see each builder’s episode this week as follows:
Tune in 11 p.m. Wednesday for Kastler Construction’s “Romantic Michigan Master.”
An unused formal living room is converted into a master bedroom, allowing a young couple to sleep on the same floor as their kids. By adding a tray ceiling, his and her closets, a window seat, a colorful fireplace and a custom headboard, the space goes from ratty to romantic in three days.
Tune in 11 p.m. Thursday for Building Detail’s “Master Basement Retreat.”
A dark basement that once served as a bar with ugly wood paneling, outdated bulky bar and no natural light is converted into a nature inspired master bedroom for this couple! What was once a low ceiling dark basement becomes a spa like retreat complete with a painted slat wall that serves as a custom headboard and custom wood stump side tables. Plus, the view from the bed is now a glass tile fireplace surrounded by cabinets and open cabinets. To top it off, they install a twig art ceiling treatment over the bed.
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The Royal Oak resident specializes in mid- to high-end home renovations and is currently putting finishing touches on new headquarters for his growing business. He’s building on Main Street into offices and a selection center. He expects to be moved into the new space on July 30.
Rick Kastler has been doing mid- to high-end home renovations – additions, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, basement remodeling and exteriors - in Royal Oak and surrounding communities for 15 years, including his own home on N. Lafayette.