Sneak Peek: Tarek and Christina's Dream Backyard Spa Transformation

This summer, Tarek and Christina El Moussa are focusing their Flip or Flop undertakings on creating amazing outdoor spaces. Get a sneak peek of one of their projects, in Torrance, California, before the episode premieres Aug. 25 at 9|8c. 

By: Jessica Galliart
Show: Flip or Flop

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Endless Summer

In California, where summer never ends, it's all about outdoor living. Tarek and Christina focused their attentions on this neglected Torrance home's backyard, and the results are California gold. 

BEFORE: The Front Yard

Despite the five-bedroom house's complete lack of curb appeal, Tarek and Christina saw an opportunity for a million-dollar flip. 

BEFORE: Bird's Eye View

The house backed up against a sloping hill that proved challenging in creating an outdoor space that didn't feel cramped or confining. 

BEFORE: The Back

The only eye-catching thing about the back of this home was the amount of dirt that covered it. 

BEFORE: The Backyard

The outdoor space wouldn't allow room for a pool, so Tarek and Christina had to come with other ideas to turn this backyard disaster into a California gold. 

AFTER: The Front Yard

A fresh paint job, new front and garage doors and extensive landscaping give this home by the beach the curb appeal it desperately needed.

AFTER: Bird's Eye View

Yes, your eyes do spy a new retaining wall along the hillside ... and a pergola! 

AFTER: The Backyard

The pergola feature ties the extensively renovated house and backyard -- which Tarek and Christina invested the most money into for this project -- together. 

AFTER: Seating Area

New pavers and a netural pergola help the new backyard feel much more spacious and inviting for outdoor entertaining. 

AFTER: The Spa

In lieu of a pool, Tarek and Christina designed this modern, oversized spa with an accent fountain wall and fire pit right next to the water. 

AFTER: Outdoor Dining

The seating area is in the middle of everything the backyard has to offer, with solid sight lines to the spa and the house.

AFTER: The Barbecue

The custom outdoor kitchen and barbecue area is especially handy for entertaining guests or just enjoying a quiet dinner outside on those gorgeous California evenings. 

AFTER: The Putting Green

As an added bonus, Tarek and Christina installed a putting green on the side of the house for a unique feature home buyers will be hard-pressed to find on this block. 

More Flips, Less Flops

Can't get enough of Tarek and Christina? Check out more of their best flips and watch a preview of Flip or Flop Selling Summer, premiering Aug. 25, here