I do not learn about you, however for me personally, watching house makeover reveals and movies on YouTube is an oddly satisfying (and, at occasions, even therapeutic) exercise. There’s one thing tremendous thrilling about witnessing a not-so-nice-looking home or a room flip into an area that could possibly be simply pictured within the IKEA catalogue.
However this is a query—have you ever ever questioned what occurs with these stunning-looking homes after the present ends? Do they handle to beat the problem of time? Let’s discover out! A couple of weeks in the past, a Reddit person @akumamatata8080 invited all of the individuals who have ever been on an analogous sort of present to share how their homes are holding up now. Spoiler alert: the query obtained some actually intriguing tales.
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My dad and mom (and me, as a child) had been on a house renovation present known as Makeover Want. You’d ship in a heartfelt story and they’d select you and are available renovate your home for you and go away it a whole shock for you. About 6 or 7 years earlier than I used to be born (I’m 15 now), considered one of my mom’s kidneys had been failing. She was within the hospital always bought extraordinarily sick, and misplaced imaginative and prescient in each her eyes. My dad, being the hero he’s, determined to donate considered one of his kidneys. Though it’s not too uncommon for individuals to donate kidneys these days, again then this was an enormous deal and there’s been a number of information paper articles and information broadcasts about their story. My dad and mom ended up successful the Makeover Want renovation for our home. The episode is definitely on YouTube. Search “Makeover Want: The Donor” (I’ve a cameo in it). Other than the main bedroom, every little thing is just about the identical and we’ve lived right here ever since, and I hope to for years to return.
Associates had been on a present a couple of years in the past. It was tremendous intense 3 weeks of filming and the redesign seemed nice on digicam. In actuality it was actually issues caught along with staples and tape. After the present my pal took 2 weeks off work to rebuild every little thing correctly.
I work for a excessive finish customized house builder. I’ve signed NDAs so I can’t say who we’ve constructed for however let’s simply say we’ve constructed for the house owners of…..Smunder Sharmor and the proprietor of….shmamazon. And even with the kind of work we do the place every little thing is high notch supplies and craftsmanship, we nonetheless have to return yr after yr to sort things. Homes settle, paint cracks, house house owners drop issues on tile flooring and so on. and these are homes that take us THREE YEARS ATLEAST to construct from the bottom up or renovate. I can’t stand these reveals who “rework” in like 2 weeks lol there’s simply no manner to take action with out points down the road.
My household was on a house renovation present once I was a child, within the late 90s early 2000s. I feel it was Altering Rooms or probably one other present by the identical forged and producers. It was a type of reveals the place they do 3 rooms in the home and mine was one of many rooms they embellished. It seemed so fairly, they embellished it to appear like a fairy woodland with big tree murals on the partitions and a nights sky of stars hanging from the ceiling. However it held up actually badly, all of the murals on the wall peeled off and it seemed unhealthy fairly shortly. I had enjoyable taking pictures the present although and it was a cool story to inform my associates at college.
Bear in mind “Excessive Makeover?” A present the place they construct or massively remake a house for a needy particular person/proprietor?
They did one right here in my city (will not say for privateness) and my brother, a builder was approached to assist construct a house within the lifeless of winter. Bros could not assist however our friends-the neighbors to the house, volunteered and the house was accomplished in a single week.
In heavy rain, and chilly, they constructed it, and now the house has any variety of issues too. The proprietor went again on “Excessive Makeover” to repair every little thing, and was instructed, “you bought this at no cost, repair it your self.”
Plumbing and transforming firm I work for did plumbing for an HGTV present about 10 years in the past. We did the hook ups for the brand new laundry room. The householders picked some fancy Moroccan tile for the flooring at some upscale NYC boutique and the host of the present determined it will look higher with out grout…which went about in addition to you’d count on.
Filming wrapped, and we had been known as again out a couple of weeks later to interchange the flamboyant tile that instantly chipped and have become harmful with some boring tile. Needed to signal NDAs, and so on.
My countertop firm was employed to repair cupboards and counter tops for a home after a property brothers episode. Like I’ve seen others remark, the present filmed round all the issue areas so on the episode seemed nice. The householders had been furious after the present simply picked up and left and we had been caught coping with them. Not a enjoyable few weeks
I stayed in a room that was revamped on Lodge Hell. It was poorly achieved. The paint traces had been horrible and a few of it was on the ceiling. The decorations they used appeared like simply actually low-cost stuff from TJ Maxx (probably not lodge high quality stuff.) They did not contact the out-of-date toilet however they did not put that half on the present. The lodge additionally did not hold the flamboyant linens in that room as a result of I am certain that was a ache to clean and hold monitor of 1 particular set of linens. Principally it seemed nice on digicam however in particular person it didn’t look professionally achieved.
My sister’s master suite bought a makeover on a “shock your partner” present. The designer was going for an “Arabian nights” romantic vibe however it ended up fairly bizarre wanting with all of the closets hidden behind yards of draped cloth. They took all of it down and painted the room a impartial coloration inside months. Additionally they took the ceiling fan out and changed it with an enormous tree department wired up with twinkling lights. Not too lengthy afterwards half the lights went out and it was too sizzling within the room with out the fan, in order that bought put again as nicely. On the intense facet it didn’t value them something and was a enjoyable expertise, and so they bought a few new furnishings items out of it however ultimately they didn’t hold any of it the identical.
I used to be on Listed Sisters on HGTV about 3 years in the past on Season 2. It has been nice. The standard of labor held up and it’s nonetheless fairly fashionable. I moved so I Airbnb the home now and the HGTV facet appears to promote it nicely. Nothing unhealthy to say in any respect. HGTV chipped in for some repairs as nicely since my ceiling fell in throughout the reno.
I used to be on a rework present – the theme was laundry makeover in 48 hours. 2 completely different homes with completely different laundry room layouts, 2 completely different designers.
Our designer was additionally the particular person doing all the development work. She had good concepts and was very formidable for the brief time-frame. They’d us assist. My spouse and I had been working just about daybreak till 1am each days. I used to be exhausted and a had some complaints concerning the extraordinarily poor workmanship and shortcuts they had been taking. They acted like I used to be some jerk due to it.
Additionally they lower drywall out and soffit as a part of their concept and had electrical in the best way they didn’t count on. I needed to rent an electrician that my contractor knew to reroute the wires and set up new lights, and we negotiated they do freed from cost for credit on the present.
After manufacturing they by no means credited the electrician and pretended they didn’t learn about it after I known as them out on it.
Needed to have drywall particular person repair stuff, carpenter needed to end the wooden accent wall (they solely did a part of the wall that was in view of the digicam), needed to have painters ending portray, and so on.
Was “free” however value me more cash and work to complete it the proper manner.
My sister had her toilet transformed for a present. They took two again to again historic Seventies styled bogs and made one big toilet with a stroll in, no door bathe and a bath that fills from a faucet within the ceiling and marble sinks. They paid for all of the supplies whereas the present paid for the design and labor. Nonetheless the present mentioned “you need to purchase these two sinks. Uh, they’re $1500 every. …. “sure purchase them”.
She did additional renovations later, however rents that home out now as a result of they purchased a brand new place. I feel the toilet definitely introduced a wow issue from the renters. If it had been me, having two again to again bogs with up to date fixtures and paint can be price much more than one big toilet with separate stroll in bathe, big 50 gallon tub and a single bathroom (and two marble sinks) as a result of virtually talking just one particular person can use that at a time and it feels such as you’re pooping in a front room or one thing, it is so large.
In any case, I feel the renovation definitely added enchantment and worth to the home for certain.
Please, you guys complaining about unhealthy fixes!
I dwell in Brazil, once they did this to a home right here in my metropolis, not two days later the home was solely ROBBED hahaha
That is what you get broadcasting on nationwide TV all of the costly eletronics you’ve got put in a home from a harmful periferic neighborhood…
The present was no matter Luciano Huck’s present known as it.
A member of the family of mine was on a DIY present known as Turf Wars. They mainly are available in and rework your and a neighbors yard after which have a “vote” to see who wins the rework. The present itself was fairly clear lower, they’d are available in and provides a bunch of orders, take some “candid” photographs of labor being achieved after which grasp round letting the proprietor and contracting crew do the work. The hosts had been fairly pleasant however simply sort of gave orders. The voting although was sort of a joke. They’d individuals from the neighborhood come and take a look at the backyards at completely different occasions and one of many yards was inspected in good situations to let the decor shine with the opposite was simply shortly given a walkthrough. Each of the yards truthfully seemed nice however the successful home (neighbor, not member of the family) had been within the neighborhood for a couple of years whereas my household had just lately moved in so weren’t well-known. The issue was the neighbor had a extremely giant centerpiece to their yard rework that was a little bit impractical for the smallish yard they’d, and there was hardly any coated sitting areas so if the climate wasn’t nice (and it isn’t that nice haha) it wasn’t a snug space to take a seat round and both get baked by the solar or rained on.
Lower than a yr later the centerpiece was eliminated and the pond cemented over because it was an excessive amount of repairs and their yard fell again to only a cement block, whereas my household nonetheless had the entire yard setup there because it was way more sensible. They stored it till they moved out about 3-4 years later, undecided if nonetheless round however can be stunned if it was eliminated in any respect.
Excessive Makeover got here to my city in like 2013-14, and did a demolition and new construct of a home for my household associates. Fortunately, they’d the means to maintain the home (property taxes went WAY up). It’s nonetheless a very nice home, and some individuals I do know have even gotten married there. The home held up tremendous nicely.
There was this building firm that did a yearly problem the place they’d try to make a complete neighborhood in 12 hours or one thing like that. It was extolled as a masterpiece of planning and coordination.
When in reality the homes had been assembled horribly. Sewage backups had been frequent, extreme basis cracking inside the first yr was just about assured (they used particular quick-set cement after which additional inspired it to hurry up in varied methods), simply all kinds of horror.
Excessive Dwelling Makeover redid a home in my neighborhood once I was in highschool. The household needed to transfer out a yr or so later as a result of they couldn’t afford to pay the maintenance and taxes on it.
Associates of mine, components of their home had been redone by a television present. It seemed fairly good and so they had been proud of the consequence. Solely factor is that they did not get to maintain all of the decorations. They had been put there for the photographs and so they may purchase them at a reduced worth.
This jogs my memory of an episode of I feel it was DIY SOS, the place they redone this womans bed room and stored referring to it as a boudoir, they achieved it up like, you ever see the movie moulin rouge? like that sort of setup.
The girl completely f****** hated it, most likely one of many few occasions I’ve ever seen somebody not simply “smile and nod” on the monstrosity they did.
I additionally heard “pimp my experience” was a f****** rip-off mainly, all of the LCD tvs and the REALLY costly s*** they put in these automobiles? took them proper again out
I plumbed a home that was getting an HGTV rework. Lengthy story brief: they lower extra corners than the contractors already need to and that is saying loads. I’d by no means purchase a home transformed on a type of reveals.
A home a pair blocks away from me was renovated by that Excessive Dwelling Makeover about 16 years in the past. The landscaping remains to be good, the wooden fence is beginning to present a little bit put on, however the house owners appear to take excellent care of it. I don’t know what the inside seems like, after all, however from the surface it nonetheless seems fairly good.
A few years in the past, my household was on a house renovation present. It’s a small one, made by Lowes, however they do a superb job. My household had a pal who knew the pinnacle engineer, and he hooked us up with a free kitchen makeover. It was lovely. In over 3 years, kitchen is holding up properly. The paint is peeling a bit, however it’s nonetheless nice, and that i’m extremely greatful for it.
I did this ~15 years in the past. Rental in LA.
Can’t bear in mind the identify of the present. They had been promoting on Craigslist.
The standard of the renovations and furnishings was extraordinarily subpar. They wished to have every little thing achieved inside 48 hours.
Years later, I’ve come to know that remodels take months, not days.
We needed to ultimately redo every little thing.
Boyfriends brother bought a kitchen makeover type HGTV. They left behind the sunshine bulbs used the lighting and a lot of the work was low-cost materials. Kitchen fell aside a yr later.
I knew a man who was a part of considered one of these reveals again after we had been in center faculty collectively. His household was extraordinarily white trash and drug addict sorts, however they bought all cleaned up for the present. Inside the first yr after the makeover, the home was a pit once more.
My brothers home was on considered one of these reveals. The sunshine fixtures and such that had been in the home had been hideous and so they renovated to their liking however yeah…it wasn’t their style 🙂
I do know an area home was featured on a present it was bought and rerenovated for some purpose the following time it bought after that they nonetheless had the pre renovation photographs included within the itemizing. I am guess they thought it will assist with the worth like look this home is known, however simply seemed complicated. It is not on the market now so no photographs up.