During and After Front Yard Photos: The Marquez Family

In the final episode of HGTV's $250,000 Challenge, contestants Jeff and Elizabell Marquez create their dream home with a new color of exterior paint, flower-filled window boxes, a deck and beds of flowering plants.

  • Jeff and Elizabell finalize plans for their landscape design.
  • Jeff shares his thoughts with carpenter Andy Hampton.
  • Carpenter Andy Hampton and an assistant set the permeable pavers in place.
  • A fresh coat of paint in a bright shade of pale yellow transforms the small cottage into the Marquezes’ dream home.
  • The couple share their design intentions with guest judge Carter Oosterhouse.
  • Carter encourages Jeff and Elizabell to expand their plans for flowering beds to make a bigger and bolder impact.
  • Elizabell unloads flowering plants from the delivery truck.
  • Show host Drew Lachey stops by to lend a hand with the deck construction.
  • Jeff clears mulch from the driveway.
  • With the pavers in place, Andy power-washes the walkway for presentation to the judges.
  • Flower boxes complete the all-American dream house look.
  • The front yard is now picture-perfect with neat plantings and custom-crafted frames to accent the windows.
  • The front deck provides a space for the couple to relax and enjoy their surroundings.
  • Judges said that the deck space should have been expanded to accommodate guests.
  • Frames and flower-filled planters make windows pop to life.
  • Taking a cue from the bedroom challenge, the couple chose to repeat red in three areas: the front door, the flower boxes and the front walkway.
  • A bed of tropical plants gives a subtle nod to Puerto Rico.
  • The sunny shade of yellow was inspired by the color of Jeff’s childhood home and Elizabell’s vision for her dream home.
  • Boxes of flowering plants add a cheery touch to the front deck railing.
  • Pavers, imbedded in the sod, create a subtle path that leads to the front steps and driveway.
  • The picture-perfect walkway is lined with colorful flowers and solar path lights.
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