I do not find out about you, however for me personally, watching dwelling makeover reveals and movies on YouTube is an oddly satisfying (and, at instances, 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 might be simply pictured within the IKEA catalogue.
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My household was on a house renovation present once I was a child, within the late 90s early 2000s. I believe it was Altering Rooms or probably one other present by the identical solid and producers. It was a kind of reveals the place they do 3 rooms in the home and mine was one of many rooms they adorned. It seemed so fairly, they adorned it to seem like a fairy woodland with big tree murals on the partitions and a nights sky of stars hanging from the ceiling. But it surely held up actually badly, all of the murals on the wall peeled off and it seemed dangerous fairly rapidly. I had enjoyable capturing the present although and it was a cool story to inform my mates at college.
I helped supply an individual for such a present after they have been the sufferer of a rogue dealer that took tens of hundreds of kilos from them, leaving them with nothing left and never doing the work.
I felt fairly good about myself that I used to be in a position to discuss the individual via what would occur, sit them down and chat over the professionals and cons, and discover a pathway via in order that they may have a liveable dwelling and regular household life once more, particularly because the household had had it tough even earlier than the rogue dealer.
The renovation seemed nice and there isn’t any method the household would have been in a position to have gone forward with out the assistance & funding from the TV present.
Humorous factor is, I bought a name from the individual about 6 months later they usually stated that the TV firm had been in contact and despatched out one other builder who re-did a lot of the work and made it even nicer, as a result of they since came upon the man they initially used was a cowboy builder!
What I will all the time bear in mind although is the transformation within the individual. The primary time I met them they have been crying, shaking uncontrollably, afraid of the rogue dealer and completely determined, with seemingly no method out. Over the course of my dealings with them they modified to such an extent it was like a distinct individual. They have been bubbly, constructive and resilient – they have been in a position to snicker off the difficulty the place they needed to have a 2nd builder out and whereas they have been in talks with the TV individuals, it truly even led to a contract job supply for them as properly.
They’d been at all-time low, and this was the catalyst that turned it spherical and it was completely surprising for them. I imagine it was genuinely life-changing. This was no less than 10 years again now, however I will always remember it. Hope the household’s nonetheless doing properly.
Plumbing and reworking 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 could look higher with out grout…which went about in addition to you’d count on.
Filming wrapped, and we have been referred to as again out a couple of weeks later to exchange the flowery tile that instantly chipped and have become harmful with some boring tile. Needed to signal NDAs, and so forth.
My sister’s master suite bought a makeover on a “shock your partner” present. The designer was going for an “Arabian nights” romantic vibe but it surely ended up fairly bizarre trying with all of the closets hidden behind yards of draped material. They took all of it down and painted the room a impartial shade inside months. In addition 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 scorching within the room with out the fan, in order that bought put again as properly. On the intense facet it didn’t value them something and was a enjoyable expertise, they usually bought a few new furnishings items out of it however in the long run they didn’t hold any of it the identical.
Bear in mind “Excessive Makeover?” A present the place they construct or vastly remake a house for a needy individual/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 useless 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 all the pieces, and was informed, “you bought this free of charge, repair it your self.”
Mates have 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 buddy took 2 weeks off work to rebuild all the pieces correctly.
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 have been furious after the present simply picked up and left and we have been caught coping with them. Not a enjoyable few weeks
I interned for Excessive Makeover:Residence Version within the early 2000s. Sure, their taxes undergo the roof. Tons of the households on it find yourself promoting all the pieces that was put in the home (computer systems, home equipment, and so forth) to assist pay the property taxes.
I labored on 2 homes on set, then they moved to different components of CA and would not ship a free intern there. The primary one was in South Central. As we have been placing out toys for the children, somebody talked about that on the final home they did in south central, all the pieces like what we have been placing out was stolen virtually instantly. The dad of that household additionally misplaced his job due to the obligatory trip to Disneyland. He tried to work one thing out with each the manufacturing firm and his job, however neither would budge. In the event that they wished the home makeover, he needed to depart along with his household do the present may get enjoyable household trip pictures.
The opposite home was in a metropolis about 2 hours exterior of LA. The brand new home was HUGE (the household did have a number of youngsters), and took up a lot of the lot. I can not even think about how a lot their taxes went up. A neighborhood band turned well-known donated a bunch of merch to the children, however they could not present any of it on air as a result of it did not profit ABC, Disney or Sears. So each time a child discovered one thing band associated, “Oooooh [band] tickets!” they could not use the footage. Wasn’t a lot to disclose after that. Oh, and one of many youngsters’ shared bedrooms was AWFUL. It was one thing like a rustic western/bizarre jungle break up. Plus the present gave them an indoor basketball court docket, however a number of the youngsters nonetheless needed to share rooms, which didn’t make sense to me. The bedrooms all seemed fairly cheaply carried out. I can not think about they held up.
It was an attention-grabbing expertise. A lot of hidden downsides to these homes. However they actually do all the pieces in per week. And a number of the designers have been really good and wished to assist individuals.
I stayed in a room that was revamped on Lodge Hell. It was poorly carried out. The paint strains have 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 (not likely 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 flowery linens in that room as a result of I am positive that was a ache to scrub and hold observe of 1 particular set of linens. Principally it seemed nice on digicam however in individual it didn’t look professionally carried out.
I work for one of many development corporations that was contracted to construct the brand new home on “Excessive Makeover: Residence Version”. This was like 10+ years in the past when the present was on the top of its reputation. In any case, it was an enormous good home constructed for a widowed mom with a number of youngsters (father had just lately died, therefore why she was on the present…). Regardless that the home was “given” to her, she could not afford it after a yr or so (property tax, electrical energy, water, maintenance, and so forth…) and put up for sale. Merely proudly owning a house of that measurement may be very costly and he or she could not afford it.
Form of in an analogous vein, there was that present Gordon Ramsey does the place he renovates lodges on Lodge Hell. One of many early episodes he was in Las Cruces and I’ve family members in close by El Paso that saved me crammed in since I am a giant Ramsey fan. It didn’t go over properly for the proprietor following the episode. In any case, within the episode the girl is working a “distinctive keep” lodge into the bottom with mediocre meals nothing in any respect like native delicacies and dangerous singing like Cher that she does within the eating space. I am not gonna fault her for singing badly, however she ought to have realized this was driving away clients and brought Ramsey’s recommendation.
Ramsey stayed for per week and this was a giant deal in Las Cruces as a result of celebrities normally aren’t out in West Texas or New Mexico. His present additionally paid as compensation for filming a significant renovation with new furnishings and so forth. After filming, Ramsey and firm went off on their method, and I additionally gotta point out this girl is disliked already within the metropolis of Las Cruces.
As for what occurred after? A whole lot of issues. The bar down the street did a watch social gathering of the episode when it went dwell, and pulled all of the works with an out of doors projector and a complete ass occasion out of it. Slightly than heed recommendation, the girl determined to unload the furnishings and stuff that Ramsey supplied and return to outdated methods, which meant individuals stopped coming, particularly she was disliked much more after it was came upon she did that. She ultimately needed to unload the lodge solely and skipped city. As for the “head chef” / cook dinner that Ramsey was speaking meals vans with within the episode, I believe the dude ultimately both began a taco truck of his personal or is working for one, and is doing properly final I heard.
My dad and mom (and me, as a child) have been on a house renovation present referred to as Makeover Want. You’d ship in a heartfelt story and they might select you and are available renovate your own home for you and depart 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 have been failing. She was within the hospital continuously 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 profitable 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 master suite, all the pieces is just about the identical and we’ve lived right here ever since, and I hope to for years to return.
My sister had her toilet transformed for a present. They took two again to again historical Seventies styled bogs and made one big toilet with a stroll in, no door bathe and a tub 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 stated “it’s a must 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 believe the toilet actually introduced a wow issue from the renters. If it have been me, having two again to again bogs with up to date fixtures and paint can be value 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 individual can use that at a time and it feels such as you’re pooping in a lounge or one thing, it is so huge.
In any case, I believe the renovation actually added attraction and worth to the home for positive.
That is gonna get buried however my dad is a contractor and so he determined to contact hgtv to see if they’d be prepared to movie an episode on them so he may transform his home for much less cash (as a result of they pay for a few of it) they stated sure and my dad made us do all of the work. We knocked the partitions down, we fastened the plumbing (my dad and my brothers all know these sorts of issues) after which when the movie crew got here they actually simply filmed pictures of the host screwing random nothings round the home with a elaborate screwdriver after which left. My dad informed us all to look tremendous stunned through the huge reveal though we had actually constructed the home ourselves lol. They girl host individual selected some main issues herself. Like they wished to offer my dad a piece out room, and he or she determined to color it like this brilliant but one way or the other nonetheless darkish inexperienced. Then she wished an accent wall in our lounge, and my dad and mom hated it as a result of it was striped sample which made the wall look uneven. It was loopy however I’ve some enjoyable movies of me destroying my childhood dwelling with an enormous sledge hammer 🙂
Me and my brother wished to shock our dad and mom for his or her anniversary and because it so occurred, producers from the present “Pump My Room” have been visiting the movie show we work at. We signed up, despatched in our touching video submission about why our dad and mom deserve this chance.
Quick ahead to a couple days later and we discover out that we’re the winners! All we’ve got to do is hold the dad and mom out of our home for a couple of hours whereas they work their magic. We ultimately come dwelling, tremendous stoked for our dad and mom to see their shock. We open the door and god dammit… Every thing is gone. They stole all the pieces in our lounge.
The police did observe them down and we discovered these douche sacks have been working this scheme for awhile now. They discovered our stuff so our home is again to regular now so total it was only a actual waste of time.
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 trendy. I moved so I Airbnb the home now and the HGTV side appears to promote it properly. Nothing dangerous to say in any respect. HGTV chipped in for some repairs as properly since my ceiling fell in through the reno.
A member of the family of mine was on a DIY present referred to as Turf Wars. They mainly are available and transform your and a neighbors yard after which have a “vote” to see who wins the transform. The present itself was fairly clear reduce, they’d are available and provides a bunch of orders, take some “candid” pictures of labor being carried out after which dangle round letting the proprietor and contracting crew do the work. The hosts have been fairly pleasant however simply form of gave orders. The voting although was form of a joke. That they had individuals from the neighborhood come and take a look at the backyards at completely different instances and one of many yards was inspected in excellent situations to let the decor shine with the opposite was simply rapidly given a walkthrough. Each of the yards actually seemed nice however the profitable 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 very massive centerpiece to their yard transform that was just a little impractical for the smallish yard they’d, and there was hardly any lined sitting areas so if the climate wasn’t nice (and it is not that nice haha) it wasn’t a snug space to sit down 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 maintenance and their yard fell again to only a cement block, whereas my household nonetheless had the entire yard setup there because it was rather more sensible. They saved 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.
I work for a excessive finish customized dwelling 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 homeowners of…..Smunder Sharmor and the proprietor of….shmamazon. And even with the kind of work we do the place all the pieces is prime notch supplies and craftsmanship, we nonetheless have to return yr after yr to sort things. Homes settle, paint cracks, dwelling homeowners drop issues on tile flooring and so forth. 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 “transform” in like 2 weeks lol there’s simply no method to take action with out points down the road.
Buddy was on like it or listing it. Each single half was fabricated. They have been by no means going to promote, however they filmed two endings, one loving it, one itemizing it. Household disputes have been fabricated, even the funds was pulled out of skinny air. One of many homes that they went to take a look at wasn’t even on the market. These reveals are whole BS. As for the work they did, not nice.
Not me, however the dad and mom of a mates buddy have been on a house renovation present in germany in 2008. I’ve simply seen the present (i dont know that man good, noticed him like 2 or 3 instances at events) however my buddy informed me his dad and mom bought a letter from the federal government after like 10 years they usually needed to pay over 150.000€ taxes again for the renovation.
Mates of mine, components of their home have been redone by a television present. It seemed fairly good they usually have been pleased with the outcome. Solely factor is that they did not get to maintain all of the decorations. They have been put there for the pictures they usually may purchase them at a reduced worth.
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.
Excessive Residence 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.
This jogs my memory of an episode of I believe it was DIY SOS, the place they redone this womans bed room and saved referring to it as a boudoir, they carried out it up like, you ever see the movie moulin rouge? like that form of setup.
The lady completely f****** hated it, in all probability one of many few instances 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 knew a man who was a part of considered one of these reveals again after we have been in center college collectively. His household was extraordinarily white trash and drug addict varieties, however they bought all cleaned up for the present. Throughout the first yr after the makeover, the home was a pit once more.
My buddy was on Love It Or Listing It. She stated that they did nice high quality work at a fraction of what it could have usually value (the house homeowners on this present must pay for the renovations). She did say that her household have been informed to be all dramatic and have little arguments in regards to the renovations so as to add spice to the present.
Please, you guys complaining about dangerous 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 referred to as it.
Excessive Makeover got here to my city in like 2013-14, and did a demolition and new construct of a home for my household mates. 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 properly.
I do know a neighborhood home was featured on a present it was offered and rerenovated for some motive the following time it offered after that they nonetheless had the pre renovation photographs included within the itemizing. I am guess they thought it could assist with the value like look this home is known, however simply seemed complicated. It isn’t on the market now so no photographs up.
Was on a present referred to as the Builders on the BBC within the mid nineties. They have been constructing an extension on the again of our home however left for 2 weeks unexpectedly half method via development. We could not get in contact with the builders and the manufacturing crew have been very cagey after we requested whether or not they knew the place they have been. Came upon a couple of months later when the present aired that they’d all buggered off to Tenerife collectively for a vacation with out telling us. We hadn’t completed paying them by that time as a result of they nonetheless had a couple of tiny bits and items to complete, the form of issues we may do ourselves if wants be however which they’d agreed to finish earlier than we payed them the ultimate cost. Lengthy story quick, we complained and informed them to not come again and ended up getting a 1/third off the value we would anticipated to pay for the extension.
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 buddy who knew the top engineer, and he hooked us up with a free kitchen makeover. It was stunning. In over 3 years, kitchen is holding up properly. The paint is peeling a bit, but it surely’s nonetheless nice, and that i’m extremely greatful for it.
I plumbed a home that was getting an HGTV transform. Lengthy story quick: they reduce extra corners than the contractors already wish to and that is saying quite a bit. I’d by no means purchase a home transformed on a kind of reveals.
I did this ~15 years in the past. Apartment in LA.
Can’t bear in mind the title of the present. They have been promoting on Craigslist.
The standard of the renovations and furnishings was extraordinarily subpar. They wished to have all the pieces carried out inside 48 hours.
Years later, I’ve come to know that remodels take months, not days.
We needed to ultimately redo all the pieces.
There was this development firm that did a yearly problem the place they’d try to make a whole neighborhood in 12 hours or one thing like that. It was extolled as a masterpiece of planning and coordination.
When genuinely the homes have been assembled horribly. Sewage backups have been frequent, extreme basis cracking throughout the first yr was just about assured (they used particular quick-set cement after which additional inspired it to hurry up in numerous methods), simply all kinds of horror.
I used to be on a transform 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 individual doing all the development work. She had good concepts and was very formidable for the quick time-frame. That they had us assist. My spouse and I have been working just about daybreak till 1am each days. I used to be exhausted and a had some complaints in regards to the extraordinarily poor workmanship and shortcuts they have been taking. They acted like I used to be some jerk due to it.
In addition they reduce drywall out and soffit as a part of their thought 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 find out about it after I referred to as them out on it.
Needed to have drywall individual 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 forth.
Was “free” however value me more cash and work to complete it the best method.
A home a pair blocks away from me was renovated by that Excessive Residence Makeover about 16 years in the past. The landscaping continues to be good, the wooden fence is beginning to present just a little put on, however the homeowners appear to take excellent care of it. I don’t know what the inside seems to be like, in fact, however from the skin it nonetheless seems to be fairly good.
My brothers home was on considered one of these reveals. The sunshine fixtures and such that have been in the home have been hideous they usually renovated to their liking however yeah…it wasn’t their style 🙂