Judges' Design Tips: The Longest Yard

Renowned interior designers and HGTV hosts Genevieve Gorder, Candice Olson and Vern Yip offer their exclusive design tips from the Design Star set.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionTo create a clean, modern pool area, the designers removed the brick surround and poured a simple concrete deck.

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Genevieve Gorder
"I'm so happy they left the brick patio but wish they could've saved the brick around the pool as well: I think it is much more attractive and textural than the concrete the team replaced it with." Get the rest of Genevieve's tips from this challenge »

Candice Olson
"The concrete pool deck is functional, but a lost opportunity to showcase creativity." Get the rest of Candice's tips from this challenge »

Vern Yip
"The pool area seems a bit on the barren side with occasional pieces of lounge furniture scattered sparsely around this significant square footage." Get the rest of Vern's tips from this challenge »