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Backyard Makeover

Pool and Water Park

The Yard Crashers crew overhaul a backyard and pool then build a water-jet play area for the kids.

Bathroom Remodeling

Semi-Alfresco Master Bath

A bygone-era bathroom is converted into a tranquil indoor/outdoor retreat.

Backyard Makeover

Hammock Hideaway

A desolate yard is turned into a relaxing space with bubbling fountains and naptime escapes.

Remodeling

A Place to Entertain

An under-used bonus room is transformed into a sophisticated hangout.

Bathroom Remodeling

Earthy Spa-Like Retreat

A dingy, outdated bathroom is transformed into a relaxing oasis.

Kitchen Remodeling

Spanish-Inspired Cocina

A 1970s kitchen is brought into the 21st century with zesty style and flavor.

Bathroom Remodeling

Cottage-Style Bathroom

An eyesore of a bathroom is turned into a luxurious and cozy retreat.

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    Bedroom Makeover Before

  • After

    Bedroom Makeover After

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Check out how Todd Davis and the Room Crashers crew turn outdated decor into one-of-a-kind designs.

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  • Yard Crashers: I live in a split level home and the back door from the lower level leads out to the deck. The problem is between the deck and the door are three concrete steps with block walls on either side creating a pit that looks horrible. I have tried painting it several different colors and used paint with a texture all to no avail. Do you have any (fairly inexpensive) ideas to make it less of an eyesore?

    -Susan J, OH

    That does sound like a challenge! Try incorporating salvaged architectural pieces. Take a look in consignment shops or salvage yards for various components, such as wrought iron gates. Paint them unique colors and attach them to the walls using concrete anchors. Here's a tip on refinishing wrought iron.

  • House Crashers: I bought a house that is over 30 years old and has around 4 inches of insulation in the attic. We are going to purchase blown in insulation and DIY it. That being said, this is my question - should we put a vapor barrier down ie: 4 or 6 mil plastic before we blow the insulation in?

    -Helen S, WA

    There is some debate about this, but according to the Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association, you don't need a vapor barrier unless the insulation is being applied in high humidity areas such as pools or spas. Here are a few tips on installing blow-in insulation.

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