Relive Jason Cameron’s best makeovers from the show plus get ideas for your own yard with these incredible transformations.
Before: Main Entrance
Let’s start the tour at the gate leading onto the Hoofards’ property. Sitting center stage in the large driveway is a circular planting bed with an unusual fountain. Regardless of what the letters spell out, this fountain is not very welcoming.
After: Main Entrance
After removing the globe fountain, the front planting bed was revamped with new tropical and drought-resistant foliage, as well as a kick-butt new cougar fountain.
Before: Front Entryway
Chase (age 4) and his faithful companion Maggie are looking forward to the remodel of the home’s entryway.
After: Front Entryway
We asked you to vote on the front door color, you overwhelmingly selected red. New pavers line the steps and walkway.
Before: Front Yard
The front of the home looked a little tired with its overabundance of concrete. The portico is out-of-proportion with its too-skinny wood columns and uneven brick light posts.
After: Front Yard
The portico columns and light posts were redone in stacked stone. The new red door, redwood fence and pergola all match the terra cotta roof to create a cohesive look.
Before Connie and Jason acquired this place, the house was home to Connie’s father’s construction business and her brother-in-law’s contracting business. So the yard was never manicured for family leisure time, it was used to park dump trucks and heavy equipment.
Viola! No walls or windows were replaced, but the house looks completely different thanks to a new coat of paint, board-and-batten shutters and a timber-framed pergola over the entry. The lush landscaping makes for a park-like setting. Instead of a water-hungry lawn, drought-tolerant plants and low-maintenance groundcovers were used because they’re more likely to thrive in the hot, dry climate. The tiered fountain lends an elegant Southwestern flair and complements the stucco-surfaced home.