It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything on this site so apologies dear readers.
My latest fix on the ever-popular HGTV channel is a Monday night show called Love It or List It. Homeowners have the opportunity to remodel their home with a designer while a realtor helps them look for a better place. In the end, they have to decide if they like the remodel enough to stay or if they prefer the new place the realtor has found for them. There’s a lot of bickering that goes on and and couples taking sides with either the designer or the realtor and it seems like everyone’s always mad at each other. Ok, it’s drama and meant to keep you guessing ’til the very end to see what they decide to do.
My biggest annoyance is that these people have no clue in terms of what their money will get in a remodel — what century are they living in? This week’s homeowner had a budget of $18,000 to fix issues on every floor of their house. Are you serious? Where do you get these people from? Maybe it’s all part of the drama and the conflict that’s built into the show to keep you hooked, but I’m ready to tell some of these people to get a clue. And of course, as in any remodel, there’s always that unexpected surprise that eats away at the budget — usually something structural or electrical that you never see in the finished product so you always wonder where the money went.
But at the end of each show, everyone’s happy no matter which decision is made. And yes, I’ll continue to watch again next week since it’s DVR’d on my cable box.