I do not learn about you, however for me personally, watching residence makeover exhibits 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 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! Just a few weeks in the past, a Reddit consumer @akumamatata8080 invited all of the individuals who have ever been on an identical form of present to share how their homes are holding up now. Spoiler alert: the query obtained some actually intriguing tales.
With that being mentioned, Snugme invitations you to learn the way these redditors’ areas are doing now after being part of a house renovation present.
My household was on a house renovation present after I was a child, within the late 90s early 2000s. I feel it was Altering Rooms or probably one other present by the identical solid and producers. It was a kind of exhibits the place they do Three rooms in the home and mine was one of many rooms they embellished. It seemed so fairly, they embellished it to appear to be a fairy woodland with large 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 unhealthy fairly rapidly. I had enjoyable capturing the present although and it was a cool story to inform my associates at college.
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 owners 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 anticipate.
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.
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 the whole lot, and was informed, “you bought this free of charge, repair it your self.”
My sister’s master suite obtained a makeover on a “shock your partner” present. The designer was going for an “Arabian nights” romantic vibe nevertheless it ended up fairly bizarre wanting 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 a large 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 obtained put again as effectively. On the intense aspect it didn’t price them something and was a enjoyable expertise, and so they obtained a few new furnishings items out of it however ultimately they didn’t hold any of it the identical.
Mates had been on a present a couple of years in the past. It was tremendous intense Three 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 the whole lot 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 owners 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 helped supply an individual for such a present after they had 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 speak the particular person by means of what would occur, sit them down and chat over the professionals and cons, and discover a pathway by means of in order that they may have a liveable residence 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 approach 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 obtained a name from the particular person about 6 months later and so they mentioned 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 am going to at all times bear in mind although is the transformation within the particular person. The primary time I met them they had been crying, shaking uncontrollably, afraid of the rogue dealer and completely determined, with seemingly no approach out. Over the course of my dealings with them they modified to such an extent it was like a unique particular person. They had been bubbly, constructive and resilient – they had been in a position to chuckle off the problem the place they needed to have a 2nd builder out and whereas they had been in talks with the TV folks, it really even led to a contract job provide for them as effectively.
They’d been at all-time low, and this was the catalyst that turned it spherical and it was completely sudden for them. I imagine it was genuinely life-changing. This was no less than 10 years again now, however I am going to always remember it. Hope the household’s nonetheless doing effectively.
I stayed in a room that was remodeled on Lodge Hell. It was poorly performed. 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 scrub and hold observe of 1 particular set of linens. Principally it seemed nice on digicam however in particular person it didn’t look professionally performed.
I work for one of many development firms that was contracted to construct the brand new home on “Excessive Makeover: House Version”. This was like 10+ years in the past when the present was on the top of its recognition. Anyhow, it was an enormous good home constructed for a widowed mom with a number of children (father had not too long ago died, therefore why she was on the present…). Regardless that the home was “given” to her, she could not afford it after a 12 months or so (property tax, electrical energy, water, maintenance, and so on…) and advertise. Merely proudly owning a house of that measurement could be very costly and she or he could not afford it.
Form of in an identical vein, there was that present Gordon Ramsey does the place he renovates resorts on Lodge Hell. One of many early episodes he was in Las Cruces and I’ve kinfolk in close by El Paso that stored me stuffed in since I am a giant Ramsey fan. It didn’t go over effectively for the proprietor following the episode. Anyhow, within the episode the woman is working a “distinctive keep” lodge into the bottom with mediocre meals nothing in any respect like native delicacies and unhealthy 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 prospects and brought Ramsey’s recommendation.
Ramsey stayed for every 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 serious renovation with new furnishings and so on. After filming, Ramsey and firm went off on their approach, and I additionally gotta point out this girl is disliked already within the metropolis of Las Cruces.
As for what occurred after? A variety of issues. The bar down the highway did a watch celebration of the episode when it went stay, and pulled all of the works with an outside projector and an entire ass occasion out of it. Quite than heed recommendation, the woman determined to unload the furnishings and stuff that Ramsey supplied and return to outdated methods, which meant folks 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 feel the dude ultimately both began a taco truck of his personal or is working for one, and is doing effectively final I heard.
I used to be on Listed Sisters on HGTV about Three 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 effectively. Nothing unhealthy to say in any respect. HGTV chipped in for some repairs as effectively since my ceiling fell in in the course of the reno.
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 performed it up like, you ever see the movie moulin rouge? like that form of setup.
The girl 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 trip” 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 certainly one of these exhibits again after we had been in center faculty collectively. His household was extraordinarily white trash and drug addict varieties, however they obtained all cleaned up for the present. Inside the first 12 months after the makeover, the home was a pit once more.
My pal was on Love It Or Checklist It. She mentioned that they did nice high quality work at a fraction of what it could have usually price (the house homeowners on this present need to pay for the renovations). She did say that her household had been informed to be all dramatic and have little arguments in regards to the renovations so as to add spice to the present.
A member of the family of mine was on a DIY present known 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 minimize, they’d are available and provides a bunch of orders, take some “candid” photographs of labor being performed after which grasp round letting the proprietor and contracting crew do the work. The hosts had been fairly pleasant however simply form of gave orders. The voting although was form of a joke. They’d folks from the neighborhood come and take a look at the backyards at totally different instances and one of many yards was inspected in good circumstances to let the decor shine with the opposite was simply rapidly 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 not too long ago moved in so weren’t well-known. The issue was the neighbor had a very giant centerpiece to their yard transform that was a bit impractical for the smallish yard that they had, 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 cushty space to sit down round and both get baked by the solar or rained on.
Lower than a 12 months 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 stored it till they moved out about 3-Four years later, undecided if nonetheless round however can be stunned if it was eliminated in any respect.
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 depart it an entire shock for you. About 6 or 7 years earlier than I used to be born (I’m 15 now), certainly one of my mom’s kidneys had been failing. She was within the hospital continuously obtained extraordinarily sick, and misplaced imaginative and prescient in each her eyes. My dad, being the hero he’s, determined to donate certainly one of his kidneys. Though it’s not too uncommon for folks 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, the whole lot is just about the identical and we’ve lived right here ever since, and I hope to for years to return.
I work for a excessive finish customized residence 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 the whole lot is high notch supplies and craftsmanship, we nonetheless have to return 12 months after 12 months to sort things. Homes settle, paint cracks, residence homeowners 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 exhibits who “transform” in like 2 weeks lol there’s simply no approach to take action with out points down the road.
Please, you guys complaining about unhealthy fixes!
I stay in Brazil, after 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.
My brothers home was on certainly one of these exhibits. 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 🙂
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, that they had the means to maintain the home (property taxes went WAY up). It’s nonetheless a very nice home, and some folks I do know have even gotten married there. The home held up tremendous effectively.
My sister had her toilet reworked for a present. They took two again to again historical 1970s styled loos and made one large 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 must 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 loos with up to date fixtures and paint can be price much more than one large toilet with separate stroll in bathe, large 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 lounge or one thing, it is so massive.
In any case, I feel the renovation definitely added attraction and worth to the home for certain.
I do know a neighborhood home was featured on a present it was bought and rerenovated for some cause the subsequent time it bought after that they nonetheless had the pre renovation pictures included within the itemizing. I am guess they thought it could assist with the worth like look this home is legendary, however simply seemed complicated. It isn’t on the market now so no pictures up.
Was on a present known as the Builders on the BBC within the mid nineties. They had been constructing an extension on the again of our home however left for 2 weeks unexpectedly half approach by means of development. We could not get in contact with the builders and the manufacturing crew had been very cagey after we requested whether or not they knew the place they had been. Came upon a couple of months later when the present aired that that they had 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 kind of issues we may do ourselves if wants be however which they’d agreed to finish earlier than we payed them the ultimate fee. Lengthy story quick, we complained and informed them to not come again and ended up getting a 1/third off the worth we might anticipated to pay for the extension.
I interned for Excessive Makeover:House Version within the early 2000s. Sure, their taxes undergo the roof. Tons of the households on it find yourself promoting the whole lot that was put in the home (computer systems, home equipment, and so on) to assist pay the property taxes.
I labored on 2 homes on set, then they moved to different elements of CA and would not ship a free intern there. The primary one was in South Central. As we had been placing out toys for the youngsters, somebody talked about that on the final home they did in south central, the whole lot like what we had been placing out was stolen nearly 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 needed the home makeover, he needed to depart together with his household do the present may get enjoyable household trip photographs.
The opposite home was in a metropolis about 2 hours outdoors of LA. The brand new home was HUGE (the household did have a variety of children), and took up many of the lot. I am unable to even think about how a lot their taxes went up. An area band turned well-known donated a bunch of merch to the youngsters, 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 children’ 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 few of the children nonetheless needed to share rooms, which didn’t make sense to me. The bedrooms all seemed fairly cheaply performed. I am unable to think about they held up.
It was an attention-grabbing expertise. Numerous hidden downsides to these homes. However they actually do the whole lot in every week. And a few of the designers had been actually good and needed to assist folks.
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 very good 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 Three years, kitchen is holding up properly. The paint is peeling a bit, nevertheless it’s nonetheless nice, and that i’m extremely greatful for it.
Pal was on adore it or checklist it. Each single half was fabricated. They had been by no means going to promote, however they filmed two endings, one loving it, one itemizing it. Household disputes had been fabricated, even the finances was pulled out of skinny air. One of many homes that they went to have a look at wasn’t even on the market. These exhibits are whole BS. As for the work they did, not nice.
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 mentioned sure and my dad made us do all of the work. We knocked the partitions down, we mounted 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 photographs 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 in the course of the massive reveal though we had actually constructed the home ourselves lol. They lady host particular person selected some main issues herself. Like they needed to present my dad a piece out room, and she or he determined to color it like this brilliant but in some way nonetheless darkish inexperienced. Then she needed 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 residence with a large sledge hammer 🙂
I plumbed a home that was getting an HGTV transform. Lengthy story quick: they minimize extra corners than the contractors already need to and that is saying quite a bit. I’d by no means purchase a home reworked on a kind of exhibits.
I did this ~15 years in the past. Apartment 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 needed to have the whole lot performed inside 48 hours.
Years later, I’ve come to know that remodels take months, not days.
We needed to ultimately redo the whole lot.
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 surely the homes had been assembled horribly. Sewage backups had been widespread, extreme basis cracking inside the first 12 months 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.
Not me, however the dad and mom of a associates pal had 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 Three instances at events) however my pal informed me his dad and mom obtained a letter from the federal government after like 10 years and so they needed to pay over 150.000€ taxes again for the renovation.
Me and my brother needed to shock our dad and mom for his or her anniversary and because it so occurred, producers from the present “Pump My Room” had 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 residence, tremendous stoked for our dad and mom to see their shock. We open the door and god dammit… Every thing is gone. They stole the whole lot in our lounge.
The police did observe them down and we realized these douche sacks have been working this scheme for awhile now. They discovered our stuff so our home is again to regular now so general it was only a actual waste of time.
Mates of mine, elements of their home had been redone by a television present. It seemed fairly good and so they had been proud of the end result. 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.
I used to be on a transform present – the theme was laundry makeover in 48 hours. 2 totally different homes with totally different laundry room layouts, 2 totally different designers.
Our designer was additionally the particular person doing all the development work. She had good concepts and was very bold for the quick timeframe. 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 in regards to the extraordinarily poor workmanship and shortcuts they had been taking. They acted like I used to be some jerk due to it.
In addition they minimize drywall out and soffit as a part of their thought and had electrical in the best way they didn’t anticipate. 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 price me extra money and work to complete it the precise approach.
A home a pair blocks away from me was renovated by that Excessive House Makeover about 16 years in the past. The landscaping remains to be good, the wooden fence is beginning to present a bit put on, however the homeowners appear to take excellent care of it. I don’t know what the inside appears to be like like, after all, however from the skin it nonetheless appears to be like fairly good.
Boyfriends brother obtained a kitchen makeover kind HGTV. They left behind the sunshine bulbs used the lighting and many of the work was low-cost materials. Kitchen fell aside a 12 months later.
Excessive House Makeover redid a home in my neighborhood after I was in highschool. The household needed to transfer out a 12 months or so later as a result of they couldn’t afford to pay the maintenance and taxes on it.