Jason Cameron brings his sledgehammer to smash away the ugly at Blog Cabin 2014 in Winter Haven, Florida. Jason and Blog host Chris Grundy demolish walls, an old set of stairs and an outdated bathroom to open up the first floor and reveal a stunning view of the lake. When the dust settles, Jason and Grundy get busy rebuilding this long-neglected house into a vacation retreat. In the entry way, Jason is installing new hardwood flooring with a special pattern that will welcome the winner of Blog Cabin 2014. In the living room, with the walls knocked down and stairs moved, there's new space for custom-built shelving. In the new sunroom, Jason is putting his carpentry skills into overdrive building a window seat and custom-built storage for fishing rods and cabinets for tack storage for every fisher's dream. The sunroom also gets tricked out with a dog door and cool stuff for furry friends. Plus, to keep the Florida heat at bay, there are new blinds and a room conditioning unit.
Alison heads to Florida with the 2014 Blog Cabin kitchen in her sights. This beautiful 1920's home has a blank slate for a kitchen and is in desperate need of a design. Alison and host Chris Grundy start by building cabinets, a giant center island, and custom pantry. As the days roll on the empty room becomes a showplace complete with concrete counter tops, custom wood and metal chandelier, welded pot rack, huge copper topped work space, built in banquet, herb garden and all new gorgeous appliances. In the end this blank slate becomes an amazing and enormous space combining rustic and modern touches that anyone would be thrilled to call home.
The Bath Crashers crew take on a small cottage and add the ultimate bedroom suite to the second floor. There's a teak accented shower with multiple sprays overhead, a gorgeous soaking tub set in front of a picture window, a custom concrete and walnut vanity, a mirror with a hidden TV and an energy efficient toilet. The bedroom features tons of custom storage, a one of a kind headboard and wall art that is directly inspired by the lake. A sliding bookshelf door leads to a private library sanctuary off the bedroom. This is the perfect place to curl up with a cup of coffee and a good book. The entire suite has amazing lake views, making it a perfect year-round sanctuary.
It's been relocated five miles to the water's edge in Winter Haven, Florida; now the 1920s Blog Cabin bungalow is getting the Mega Den treatment! Anitra and the team reunite with DIY Network's Chris Grundy to turn the old living room into a multipurpose family room with carefree vacation-home style. One wall? Clad top to bottom in a Brazilian hardwood so dense it doesn't even float... and is simply stunning to look at.
Chris and team head to Blog Cabin Central Florida to transform the spacious back yard property into a relaxing entertaining hang out. He builds a slatted privacy wall with built in benches for lounging, complete with living walls to showcase Florida's lush landscaping. Nearby, he adds a metal fire pit with seating and a pebble pathway leading to the large cobblestone patio. On it, he builds two kitchen islands - one for dining and one for grilling that are faced in stone. Finally, he builds a bocce court and two water-ski Adirondack chairs to complete this lakeside retreat.
Yardcore goes lakeside to get the Blog Cabin party started the second guests step off the boat. They'll turn a blase boardwalk and boat dock into an upscale club setting that boasts cantilevered platforms studded with native palms, a custom bar island faced with plantation style shutters set on top of locally raised cypress stumps, a second floor open deck with statuesque Ipe railing and hand built Adirondack lounge chairs, and floating hammocks set over a party platform that sports a big screen television.
The Blog Cabin 2014 one-hour special follows Chris Grundy, host of Cool Tools, as he helms the renovation of a rundown prohibition-era bungalow. For the first time ever, the Blog Cabin home was moved from an urban lot to a beautiful lakeside spot on Lake Hamilton in Winter Haven, Florida. But before it could even be moved safely, and with as little impact on the community, the crew had to disassemble parts of the house. Once situated on the lot, the DIY hosts pop by to renovate the room or space they know best.