Aug 20, 2014

Is your bathroom a wash? Matt Muenster has you covered. Join the host of the DIY Network’s hit shows Bath Crashers and BATHtastic! at the Downtown Raleigh Home Show, September 5-7, 2014. Don’t miss Matt’s stage presentations on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Get some valuable bathroom renovation tips and ideas. Not only is Matt’s design style environmentally-friendly, he has great advice for renovating on a budget. But first, let’s get to know the man behind the hammer. Check out our interview with Matt below!

Meet Matt Muenster

Name: Matt Muenster

Marketplace Events (MPE): Describe your design style in five words or less.
  • Matt Muenster (MM): “Thoughtful, clean lines, modern simplicity.”
MPE: What was your first job?
  • MM: “Washing dishes at a supper club in Green Bay WI. And coaching little league for 8/9 year olds.” 
MPE: Most memorable career moment to date?
  • MM: “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.” 
MPE: What is your design or gardening pet peeve?
  • MM: “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.” 
MPE: What was the last item you bought or crafted for your home?
  • MM: “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.”  
MPE: What was your first ever DIY project?
  • MM: “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.”  
MPE: What is your favorite organizational tip?
  • MM: “Plan for storage, recess storage. Bathrooms don’t usually have good storage areas, so plan for easy-to-create storage to put things away.” 
MPE: Any embarrassing on-the-job moments you’d like to share?
  • MM: “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.”
MPE: What’s your personal mantra?
  • MM: “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.”
Make sure to catch Matt at the Downtown Raleigh Home Show.
And remember to grab your tickets online now, for the best deals. 

We can’t wait to see you at the show!