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What You Need to Know About Home Remodeling Shows

Home remodeling shows have been a popular TV staple for decades, captivating audiences with the transformations of homes from drab and outdated to stunning and modern. Shows like Fixer Uppers and Property Brothers have become media franchises in their own right, making bona fide celebrities out of their hosts, like Chip and Joanna Gaines, and Drew and Jonathan Scott, reiterating the popularity and power that home renovation shows have with audiences nationwide. 

But what exactly is it about remodeling shows that people find so appealing? And what can we learn from them when it comes to renovating our own homes?

They Provide a Sense of Escapism

Viewers of Hometown or Property Brothers can watch as a team of experts transforms a home to exceed the homeowner’s wildest dreams and expectations, momentarily casting them and their newly minted house in the national viewing spotlight. For homeowners considering a renovation, it can provide a vicarious experience, prompting them to prioritize the remodel they may have been putting off. And for homeowners already in mid-renovation, they will get a sense of what to expect when the finished product of their own house gets the big reveal. 

They’re Inspirational (and Aspirational)

If you’ve thought about a house remodel, home remodeling shows are valuable because they inspire viewers looking to make changes to their own homes. Through the journeys of the homeowners, you can generate ideas for color schemes, layout options and design elements. Home remodeling shows provide guidance on how to incorporate the latest home decor trends, helping viewers gather to purposefully create a space that is uniquely their own.

They Illustrate the Importance of Planning

One key takeaway from any home renovation program on the air is the importance of planning. Many of the most successful TV remodels are meticulously planned out before any work is done. This level of prep work helps keep a renovation stays on schedule so the result is exactly what the homeowner envisioned. Viewers obtain a valuable takeaway: learning the importance of planning their renovations effectively for the same outcome.

They Show the Value of Hiring a Professional

The team of experts on home remodeling shows, including designers, contractors and tradespeople, all working together to create the perfect space, know their stuff. A collaborative approach between homeowners and professionals ensures that each aspect of the renovation is handled by someone with the necessary skills and expertise, resulting in a finished product that is both beautiful and functional. Home renovation shows parlay this priceless message in every episode, reiterating the importance of hiring professionals and how to choose the right team for a renovation project.

They are Staged and Scripted (To a Degree)

While home remodeling TV shows are entertaining and informative, it’s important to remember that they are, to some extent, scripted and staged. For example, the timeline for a renovation is often condensed and truncated for the sake of television, with weeks or even months of work compressed into just a few episodes, creating the illusion that most (if not all) renovations are finished in the blink of an eye. Remember to be realistic when carrying out your own home remodel. Though it may sometimes take longer than on TV, the finished product is well worth the wait.

Start Your Home Renovation with House Lift

They’re a fun, informative, entertaining and engaging look inside the world of home renovations, and if home remodeling shows are what compels your decision to give your own space a makeover, let them inspire you before reaching out to a professional who can make the same dream come true for you.

House Lift gives your space the improvements it deserves by working with you from start to finish to create a customized remodel plan that suits your space, your lifestyle, your aesthetic and your home’s future. Whether it’s a kitchen, a bathroom, a bedroom or the entire house, we’d be happy to hear from you and get your dream home ball rolling. 

Contact us today for a consultation.

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