Especially when it comes to the aforementioned show, “Love It or List It”. Sometimes, when the designers run into problems and the crew goes off the renovation deadline, they improvise and make things look good on camera when in reality the home renovation is still incomplete.
Some tricks include sewing the fabric onto the pillows and making sure that furniture is strategically positioned to hide any flaws that haven’t been fixed yet. But let’s be honest, it’s hard to get a house finished in such a short amount of time, especially the kind you see on these types of shows.
Where Are Tarek and Christina??
In 2016, it was discovered that fans of the "Flip or Flop" show paid to attend a three-day workshop hosted by Tarek and Christina. They paid to receive advice on how to make money flipping houses, as well as have access to "exclusive investors". Those who signed up; however, felt they were lied to claiming that the hosts never even showed up for the classes.
The participants were instead shown a pre-recorded video of Tarek and Christina because they were “too busy” to attend. To add insult to injury, those who attended said that the workshop gave little practical advice and focused on encouraging them to sign up for more HGTV classes. No thanks!
Alison Victoria Breaks Walls and Rules
Alison Victoria from HGTV's "Kitchen Crashers" excitedly announced on her Instagram that she would be renovating a building in Chicago. Well, turns out that the building was improperly torn down.
When she attempted to knock down a wall in order to install a bay window, somehow the demolition crew ended up destroying the entire structure. Victoria got in a lot of trouble for failing to adhere to the rules.
The Home Designs are Planned Out in Advance
According to Wendy Pruitt, a homeowner on HGTV's "Curb Appeal: The Block", all of the decisions regarding the design were made way before the production team or host had even set foot on her property.
Of course, this isn’t the ideal way for interior designers to work, but when you’re working on a million things in a tight time frame, you're forced to speed things along. Most people, especially if they have knowledge in the field, assumed some planning ahead takes place and everything isn't as spontaneous as it seems on television.
The Town Scenes Are Usually Embellished
On shows like "House Hunters", they usually show potential homeowners wandering down nice suburban streets with beautiful lawns, cute dogs, and rustic storefronts.
According to one guest who appeared on "Curb Appeal", the cameras were actually in an entirely different part of town when they were filming the establishing shots for the episode she featured in, wanting to show a neighborhood scene that was a bit nicer and livelier than the one she lived in.