BEFORE: Before the vegetation took over, this backyard was a beach that led down to the shore of a nearby lake. With no one to maintain it, the space quickly became an overgrown and unkempt mess.
AFTER: A luxurious pool and travertine deck replace the overgrown backyard. The pool area is actually three pools in one, complete with a swim-up bar on one side, a 25-person Jacuzzi on the other and infinity-edge pool in the center.
AFTER: The pool is topped with fire pits and lined with glow-in-the-dark tiles that resemble fireflies in the water late at night. With the scraggly palm trees removed, there's a perfect view of the adjacent lake and water ski training course.
BEFORE: Rob dubbed the 6,300-square-foot house the "maroon monster." His plan was to take this neighborhood blight and turn it into an elegant mansion fit for a millionaire.
AFTER: Crisp tan paint replaces the previous unsightly red of the exterior, and a new concrete path provides easier access to the front door. The old wooden door is replaced with an iron one that lets in more light while enhancing curb appeal.
BEFORE: The second floor deck at the rear of the mansion was a nice addition, but the hot Florida sun could make it unbearable for use during the day. Prior to the renovation, the light fixtures on the deck were rusted and some of the tiles were cracked.
AFTER: An awning protects the patio from the sun so that it can be enjoyed throughout the day. New tile floor, updated light fixtures and a freshly painted railing complete this outdoor space.
BEFORE: Just inside the front door, this great room didn't make much of a first impression. The generic entertainment center was dated and built to hold an old-school tube television. None of this fit into Rob's high-tech vision for the house.
AFTER: The great room was brought up to par with a custom wall unit featuring gold columns and new flat screen TV. A new 25-foot fireplace creates a focal point for the room that draws the eye upward with floor-to-ceiling stonework.
BEFORE: The dated appliances and ordinary cabinets in this kitchen were too basic to pass Vanilla Ice specs. A segmented and confining layout would also have to be fixed.
AFTER: The renovated kitchen is a veritable work of art with a custom mural on the ceiling, warm marble floors, marble countertops and a sizable island at its center.
BEFORE: The old living room, with its tall ceilings, bare walls and hard tile floors, felt cold and uninviting. The stair railing and wood banisters could also use some modern upgrades.
AFTER: Warm beige and copper hues and ample furnishings help bring this large room down to a comfortable size. The stair railing's black ironwork is now updated in a pale gold finish.
BEFORE: The wet bar was old fashioned and out of place in the living room, and the dark wood looked obtrusive against the white walls.
AFTER: With the wet bar removed, there's space for a nice seating nook in front of the newly refaced stairs.
BEFORE: The balcony could be seen from the lower floor, but it wasn't terribly eye-pleasing. The brown wood banister with black ironwork, plain paneled recesses and beige carpet offered little visual appeal.
AFTER: Faux tin tiles and oversized pendant lights add spectacle from the ceiling down. The hardwood that replaced the carpet works well alongside the golden hues of the newly painted railing.
BEFORE: This may have been a home library or office, but the bookshelves were in disrepair and falling out of the wall. Rob had bigger and better plans for this space.
AFTER: A new five-star poker room with handmade grasscloth wallpaper, faux tin ceiling tiles, recessed lighting and distressed hardwood floors has the feel of an exclusive hotel.
AFTER: The back wall is transformed into a custom wine rack with authentic wine barrels from Napa Valley, a textured cork backdrop and mini-bar.
BEFORE: This room with blank walls and unspectacular tile floor was a blank canvas waiting to be made over by Rob and his crew. The space would soon be given a more extravagant design and an ambiance more conducive to entertaining.
AFTER: Patterned wallpaper, a shimmering chandelier and new hardwood floors elevate this room from plain to posh. The existing strip of decorative molding was painted gold to add a finishing touch of glam.
AFTER: Dangling above the table, this distinctive chandelier adds a touch of flash to the luxury dining room.
BEFORE: The layout of this house was strange in that there was very limited access to the backyard. This master suite, though large, felt a bit closed off and confining.
AFTER: The updated master is opened up with a doorway leading to the back deck. Hardwood floors replace wall-to-wall carpet and the walls get added detail in the form of alligator print wallpaper and plenty of added drapery.
AFTER: Metallic pendant lights suspended on either side of the king-sized bed help bring the bling in this opulent master suite.
AFTER: Recessed within the bedroom wall is a state-of-the-art security monitor providing multiple views of the property.
BEFORE: The his and hers closets in the master bedroom were poorly laid out and didn't offer much usable storage space.
AFTER: The two separate closets are combined into one and outfitted with custom LED lighting and plenty of shelves. The old carpet is replaced with hardwoods and a sliding glass door separates the spacious closet from the master bedroom.
BEFORE: This baby blue bedroom needed some customizing prior to the house being put on the market.
AFTER: Outfitted with a giant surfboard mural, a high-tech ceiling fan and new closet shelves, this distinctive bedroom is now move-in ready for any avid beach bum.
BEFORE: This bedroom was dull and drab with pale yellow walls and a dated ceiling fan.
AFTER: An attached bath, updated light fixture and cool, contrasty accents help make this upstairs space a welcoming guest bedroom.
AFTER: A wall paneled with leather squares, tufted and adorned with rhinestones, creates a unique and stylish headboard.
BEFORE: There was nothing exceptional about this tiny bedroom except the storage cubby-hole at the back. Rob thought this room was too small to remain a bedroom. He planned to replace the carpet and the ceiling fan before transforming this space into a custom gaming room.
AFTER: The new gamer's hideaway is equipped with two state-of-the-art super PCs that are high performance and fan-cooled. The custom chairs are built from repurposed car seats and automotive parts. The small cubby-hole conceals yet another high-end PC.
AFTER: The old ceiling fan in the game room is replaced with this atom-inspired LED fixture adding to the room's futuristic feel.
AFTER: Rob had this custom piece specially made to add a crowning touch in the game room. The unique accent light sits between the two super PCs that allow up to four people to play simultaneously, competing online with multiple gamers.
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