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 CaptionThe Zimmers have a young son, so it's important that he have a place to play. The designers find a great play set and place it in the shade of their mature trees.

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Genevieve Gorder
"The children's play area is beautiful and gives a large area of the backyard a defined role to play." Get the rest of Genevieve's tips from this challenge »

Candice Olson
"The Design Star team has transformed this dirt pile of a yard into a multi-functional oasis. It really has something for everyone: a gazebo for lounging beside the restored and reinvented water feature, an alfresco dining and barbecue area, and a play area for the children nestled in the shade of mature trees." Get the rest of Candice's tips from this challenge »

Vern Yip
"Every member of this young family has an area that has distinctly been catered to them, and it is incredibly evident that our designers invested in the wants and needs of the family when pulling together their design plan." Get the rest of Vern's tips from this challenge »