Hidden Potential Star Jasmine Roth Adds a Secret Twist to This Staircase

Plus, an unexpected boozy surprise on the patio.

"Hidden Potential" Jasmine Roth Secret Kid's Fort - "Hidden Potential" Season 2, Episode 13
  • Hidden Potential host Jasmine Roth met Aron and Darlene in the latest episode.
  • The 35-year-old redesigned their California home to be more unique and modern.
  • There was a hidden kid's fort within the staircase and an underground cooler in the patio installed.

    Jasmine Roth continues transforming California homes one at a time in Season 2 of HGTV’s Hidden Potential. In the latest episode, the self-taught home reno expert met Aron and Darlene—a Los Angeles firefighter and stay-at-home mom, respectively. The couple dreamed of having a home that would accommodate their big family.

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    After assessing the neighborhood, Jasmine made it her goal to renovate the home’s exterior to stand out from the rest on the block—all while maintaining a beachy vibe. With a $90,000 budget, the 35-year-old and her team got to work, adding interesting features to the home, including a hidden kid’s fort within the staircase.

    “Can you imagine if you were a kid and your house had a bookcase that had a secret hideaway behind it?” Jasmine asked. The stairs became a beautiful feature in the room with new railing and a bookshelf, but these weren’t just ordinary rows of books. Pulling the bookshelf exposed hinges that opened up a secret room for the family’s three children to play in.

    Of course, Jasmine wanted the adults to get in on the hidden fun. In the front patio, she recreated it into a relaxing paradise with tropical landscaping and bright paint, and also added an unexpected surprise under a plant. Jasmine installed an underground cooler—a.k.a. the beverage bunker—as a functional and fun detail.

    “I wanted to add something that was a little bit hidden, and it’s actually a cooler,” the designer said. “[Drinks are] cooled by the Earth.” Jasmine removed the plant from its spot to show the homeowners a lid in the ground—once removed, a rack was pulled up from the ground to reveal eight chilled drinks. How cool is that?!

    You can catch new episodes of Hidden Potential on Mondays at 9 p.m. EST on HGTV, and catch up on Season 1—or see even more of Jasmine’s work—at HGTV.com.

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