5 California Backyard Makeovers From 'Flip or Flop: Selling Summer'

Lucky for Tarek and Christina, summer never ends in Southern California.

By: Jessica Galliart
Show: Flip or Flop

Who says summer has to be over? With new episodes premiering August 25, this season of Flip or Flop features Tarek and Christina El Moussa embracing those endless California summers to tackle their biggest backyard disasters yet — turning them into California gold.

Some of the homes require total backyard guts that cost upwards of $100,000, but the payoff of creating that dreamy outdoor space for home buyers makes it all worth it.

Here’s a sneak peek of some of the transformations you’ll see in Flip or Flop: Selling Summer.

Poolside Potential in Whittier

Beachside Beauty in Torrance

Split-Level Falls in Long Beach

Backyard Staycation in Riverside

Pooling Value in Cypress

Catch a sneak peek of one of Tarek and Christina's newest projects:

Tarek and Christina's Dream Backyard Spa Transformation

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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BEFORE: The Back

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

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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. 

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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.

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AFTER: Bird's Eye View

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

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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. 

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AFTER: Seating Area

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

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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

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Selling a Piece of Summer 01:00

Tarek and Christina transform a backyard to create an awesome summer space.

And while you wait for the premiere, customize our one-of-a-kind coloring pages inspired by the show. Then, make summer last forever. (We can dream, right?)

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