The Vanilla Ice Project

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  • 2010
  • 9 Seasons
  • 6.7  (323)

The Vanilla Ice Project is a home renovation and improvement show that aired on the DIY Network from 2010 to 2017. The show's host, Robert Van Winkle, otherwise known as his stage name Vanilla Ice, takes on various projects of different sizes across Florida, transforming outdated and unappealing homes into modern and stylish living spaces.

The show begins with Vanilla Ice inspecting a rundown property and discussing his vision for the renovation. He then gets to work, often enlisting the help of his team of builders and design experts, which includes architect Jeremy Douglass, foreman Wes Kain, designer Krista Watterworth, and contractor Eric Borden.

Throughout the renovation process, Vanilla Ice is hands-on, working alongside the crew and providing creative input. He is also seen using various tools and equipment, showing his expertise as a handyman. While the projects are diverse, they all involve extensive demolition, electrical and plumbing work, and careful rebuilding to improve the property's aesthetic appeal, usability, and value.

Each episode follows a tight timeline as they work to complete the project within a given time frame and budget. The process is not shy of challenges, such as dealing with unexpected issues and making design decisions on the fly. However, Vanilla Ice and his team are always up for the challenge.

One unique aspect of The Vanilla Ice Project is the integration of technology in the renovation process. Vanilla Ice frequently uses 3D computer-generated models to visualize his designs and plans, allowing him to make changes on the spot and communicate his vision more effectively to his team. He also uses drones to capture aerial footage of the property to show its full scope and to help with planning and construction.

Apart from the renovation process, The Vanilla Ice Project also includes an analysis of the real estate market and the impact of the renovation on the property's value. Vanilla Ice and his team provide insights on how specific projects can affect a property's resale value, as well as tips on how to maximize the property's value without overspending on renovations.

One of the show's highlights is the unique and creative projects Vanilla Ice takes on. For instance, in one episode, he transforms a traditional estate into a Zen-like sanctuary, complete with a sauna, meditation garden, and pool. In another episode, he turns a dated waterfront mansion into a modern and luxurious living space, featuring a top-of-the-line kitchen, spa-like bathrooms, and smart home technology.

Overall, The Vanilla Ice Project is an exciting and engaging show that combines Vanilla Ice's passion for home renovation with his exceptional skills as a handyman, designer, and musician. The show's fast-paced action, unique projects, and innovative use of technology make it stand out from other home renovation shows, making it a must-watch for DIY enthusiasts and anyone looking for inspiration on how to transform their home.

The Vanilla Ice Project is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (105 episodes). The series first aired on October 14, 2010.

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Big, Bad, and Bodacious!
7. Big, Bad, and Bodacious!
September 7, 2019
Rob and his crew build one of their most ambitious projects ever, tuning a dilapidated wreck into a stunning home fit for a king. They go all the way on this one, adding a lazy river pool, tiki bar, movie theater with starry ceiling, and more!
Garage Goals
6. Garage Goals
August 31, 2019
Rob and the ninjas hit the refresh button when they upgrade the dining room and garage in the Wellington house. They dress up the walls with wallpaper and art to give these spaces a brand new start.
Upstairs Battle
5. Upstairs Battle
August 24, 2019
Rob and the ninjas tackle a rundown property in an up-and-coming neighborhood in Wellington, Florida. The stairwell and upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms are hurtin' for certain, so Rob and the ninjas give them the VIP treatment.
Backyard TLC
4. Backyard TLC
August 17, 2019
The backyard at Rob's Wellington project has a ton of potential but the overgrown plants are blocking the view! By extending the patio, trimming trees and adding some TLC, the backyard is back and better than ever.
A Five-Star Master Suite
3. A Five-Star Master Suite
August 10, 2019
The existing master suite at the Wellington house is not very sweet at all with its dark and cramped layout and builder's-grade bath. Rob and the ninjas take care of business by adding fresh paint and wallpaper to the master bedroom, a customized built-in closet and a wow-worthy master bath all on a tight budget.
Adding Spice to the Kitchen and Living Room
2. Adding Spice to the Kitchen and Living Room
August 3, 2019
Rob plans to spice up the kitchen and living room by installing new bamboo flooring, appliances and real wood cabinets; the cherry on top is when the ninjas turn the dated and hated wet bar into a one-of-a-kind love seat.
Kicking Hot Pink to the Curb
1. Kicking Hot Pink to the Curb
July 27, 2019
Rob and the ninjas turn an eyesore into a modern estate.
Where to Watch The Vanilla Ice Project
The Vanilla Ice Project is available for streaming on the DIY Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Vanilla Ice Project on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 14, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (323)