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Pure Pergola Bliss

This five-bedroom home had lots of potential but needed a full renovation of both the inside and outside. With a more than $100,000 investment into the backyard alone, the end result is nothing short of spectacular.

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BEFORE: The Exterior

Christina says the front of the home looked like a gingerbread house straight out of a fairytale. Its funky accents needed modernizing to up its curb appeal.

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BEFORE: The Backyard

Behind the house sat an unusually large-sized backyard that wrapped all the way around to the side. Bonus: There was already a pool!

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BEFORE: The Backyard

OK, the pool needed work. A lot of work. But with help from a landscape designer, Christina and Tarek went all in on turned the backyard from an outdated mess to...

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AFTER: The Backyard

...a modern oasis! Replastering the nearly 12-foot-deep pool and replacing all of the old brick with modern stone pavers transformed the vibes of this outdoor space.

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AFTER: The Backyard

The deck for the entertaining area pulls your eye toward a floating TV screen and is covered by a pergola with fire cage posts.

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AFTER: The Backyard

Not one inch of the new backyard contains dead or wasted space, with an entertaining area, a barbecue with bartop seating, a custom spa, the pool and a fire pit.

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AFTER: The Spa

The custom spa was modeled after a wine press -- the thing wineries have for grape stomping -- and is half in and half out of the ground to serve as more of a design feature than just a hole in the yard.

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AFTER: The Exterior

With new landscaping, a fresh paint job and new windows, the house's curb appeal has been seriously improved.

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BEFORE: The Exterior

Another California flip has clean lines and some interesting features but is in serious need of a paint job.

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BEFORE: The Backyard

It wasn't much to look at before, but the home's backyard served as a blank slate for Tarek and Christina to get super creative.

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BEFORE: The Backyard

The dead space around the back of the house proved to be the perfect place for...

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AFTER: The Backyard

A firepit!

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AFTER: The Backyard

A new custom deck with hickory stain modernizes the space and ties it back to the updates in the house. The waterfall feature incorporates glass mosaic tile that is used in both the inside kitchen and bathrooms, as well.

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AFTER: The Backyard

The custom barbecue includes a bartop with a TV and seating.

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AFTER: The Backyard

After dark, the firepit and the outdoor lighting in the waterfall feature and throughout the backyard totally transform the feel of this formerly neglected outdoor space.

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About the show

For real estate experts Chenoa and David Rivera, Paradise, California is a flipper's dream, but, they have to act fast! These full-time parents and full-time flippers are always on the go. Making quick decisions and smart moves to buy, renovate and get their latest flip back on the market in record time-without breaking the bank. Every house is a gamble-every sale is a win.

Episodes

Season 1, Episode 1

Woodsy Retreat

Real estate experts David and Chenoa get a lead on a former vacation house that's for sale in Paradise, CA. The bank-owned property is in need of some massive updating and repairs, but it's priced to sell quickly, so they act fast to buy the dilapidated home. Even though the home has a potential to pay off big time, they'll need to make quick decisions and smart moves to renovate and get this latest flip back on the market in record time, without breaking the bank. But as they dig deeper into the house, they find hidden issues that stop them in their tracks. Will they be able to get the flip done in time and on budget or will outside forces ruin their plans of flipping this mountain home into a woodsy retreat?

Thursday
Dec 15
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 1

Woodsy Retreat

Real estate experts David and Chenoa get a lead on a former vacation house that's for sale in Paradise, CA. The bank-owned property is in need of some massive updating and repairs, but it's priced to sell quickly, so they act fast to buy the dilapidated home. Even though the home has a potential to pay off big time, they'll need to make quick decisions and smart moves to renovate and get this latest flip back on the market in record time, without breaking the bank. But as they dig deeper into the house, they find hidden issues that stop them in their tracks. Will they be able to get the flip done in time and on budget or will outside forces ruin their plans of flipping this mountain home into a woodsy retreat?

Saturday
Jan 21
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 1

Woodsy Retreat

Real estate experts David and Chenoa get a lead on a former vacation house that's for sale in Paradise, CA. The bank-owned property is in need of some massive updating and repairs, but it's priced to sell quickly, so they act fast to buy the dilapidated home. Even though the home has a potential to pay off big time, they'll need to make quick decisions and smart moves to renovate and get this latest flip back on the market in record time, without breaking the bank. But as they dig deeper into the house, they find hidden issues that stop them in their tracks. Will they be able to get the flip done in time and on budget or will outside forces ruin their plans of flipping this mountain home into a woodsy retreat?

Thursday
Apr 13
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 1

Woodsy Retreat

Real estate experts David and Chenoa get a lead on a former vacation house that's for sale in Paradise, CA. The bank-owned property is in need of some massive updating and repairs, but it's priced to sell quickly, so they act fast to buy the dilapidated home. Even though the home has a potential to pay off big time, they'll need to make quick decisions and smart moves to renovate and get this latest flip back on the market in record time, without breaking the bank. But as they dig deeper into the house, they find hidden issues that stop them in their tracks. Will they be able to get the flip done in time and on budget or will outside forces ruin their plans of flipping this mountain home into a woodsy retreat?

Friday
Apr 14
2am | 1c

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