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Designers, carpenters and landscapers are brought into an unsuspecting homeowner's house while they're "out" to redecorate and reinvent all sorts of living spaces. There's an accomplice that keeps the other guest out of the house while the work is done and finds out all sorts of information to be used later in a prize trivia segment where they have the chance to win extra luxuries for their new space.

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A woman wants to make over the family beach house for her husband.
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A California woman transforms a patio into a Moroccan outdoor room for her husband.
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A woman wants to give her husband a relaxing space to work and hang out in, in the form of a feng shui office.
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A woman's obsession with children's toy building-blocks takes over her whole home.
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The team's most unusual room yet is a secret nuclear-missile silo turned into an underground home.
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A woman gives her husband a Caribbean beach party-themed deck.
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A blind couple receives a room full of sensory delights.
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After dating for one year, Marc wants to surprise Gahlit by making over the guest bedroom in her Los Angeles condo.
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A woman wants to create an underwater-themed room for her scuba-diving husband.
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Four daughters surprise their mother with a new kitchen in Miami.
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A woman from Annapolis, Md., enlists help to build a treehouse for her husband.
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While one member of a household is away, another redecorates.

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Two sets of neighbors, 48 hours, $1,000. Neighbors swap houses, and with the help of a designer and carpenter, transform a room in two days. The best, and worst, part about it is that the homeowner has zero say in what gets done. In later seasons the budgets increased and each team was given more time to complete the makeovers.
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