Mar 4, 2014

This weekend, licensed contractor Matt Muenster of the DIY Network’s Bath Crashers and Bathtastic will be at our Salt Lake Tribune Home + Garden Festival.  Matt sees every house project, whether he’s ripping apart dated bathrooms using the latest construction technology or completely gutting his own kitchen, as a chance to use his clever ideas to achieve great design while integrating earth-friendly elements.

Check out our interview with him below!

10 Questions for Matt Muenster:
  • What was your first job?
    • Washing dishes at a supper club in Green Bay WI. And coaching little League 8/9 year olds. 
  • Most memorable career moment to date?
    • In season 2 we a met a family with a son who was in a wheel chair – best reveal ever –it gave us a great sense of giving back and making a difference. Also, designing an accessible bathroom that was functional and beautiful . 
  • Any embarrassing on-the-job moments you’d like to share?
    • The best show is when the camera is not filming – my favorite part of my job is getting to the set and seeing my friends – probably a cement dump that went awry.  
  • Describe your design style in five words or less.
    • Thoughtful, clean lines, modern simplicity. 
  • What was your first ever DIY project?
    • I grew up on a farm in Wisconsin, we were fixing things constantly.  I added a bathroom to my first house before my career started.  
  • The last item you bought or crafted for your home?
    • I bought 17 or 18 old doors – massive beautiful doors in St. Paul – the plan is to cut them up and panel-ize a wall in my house to create wall art.  
  • What’s your personal mantra?
    • Take care of luxuries and the needs will take care of themselves.  When you are thoughtful in design, you are creating space that is beautiful as well as functional; it is all about family and that always comes first.
  • What is your favorite organizational tip?
    • Plan for storage, recess storage, bathrooms don’t usually have good storage areas, so plan for easy-to-create storage to put things away. 
  • What is your design or gardening pet peeve?
    •  I'm not a fan of the glass bowl vessels that sit on top of counter tops; they are hard to clean and not functional. 
  • Describe our the Salt Lake Tribune Home + Garden Festival in one word.
    • Opportunity! I love to resource and meet new vendors that I may not have known about.

Catch Matt live on our Design Stage Friday (7pm) and Saturday (4pm & 7pm)!

MARCH 7-9, 2014