Only when on vacation.
Nice activity, if weather turns sour. Or need rest time.
Love when they take a normal home, then blow out sides, add patio kitchen & fireplace, 6 car garage.
Maybe decorate child's room in some f***ed up version of CSI type show. With huge magnifying glass stuck on wall. And painted fingerprints.
I imagine the property tax bill, for next year. Then eat junk food & giggle.
As the thrilled television family bounces around its new sauna area & horse stable.
But, actually DOING things seen on hgtv?
Just fun escape from reality.
I know a lot of these shows are probably scripted but a lot of the people (I'm thinking on Love it or Leave it and some of the shows where they're shopping for houses) come off as so spoiled and entitled.All the time. And diy network.
It's a nice break from x and blood and gore.
I do learn a lot, mostly from rehab addict and decked out (which I don't think has made it over to hgtv from diy network). I wouldn't have one of those deck configurations but I always learn about a new material or technique.
I love fixer upper, mostly for the exteriors since curb appeal is nowhere to be found. Love the farm and silo scenes too. The newer fixup shows are not bad - I think one is called good bones (they find cool houses) and another is listed sisters, and there is one in new orleans IIRC. Desperate Landscapes is good eye candy. Property Brothers and Love it or List it only at reveal time because the voices are annoying. House Hunters Reno if they pick a really rundown house - but I rarely am fond of the reveals.
I know....prices are so cheap where they are compared to CA. and they always do older homes with characterI love fixer upper- I'm so envious of how 'cheap' it is to buy property there and get these massive renovations done!
Least favorite show is Flip or Flop. Not a fan of Christina's taste, and they're so obviously scripted.
I know....some of those people act so spoiledI am addicted to HGTV. If I couldn't watch it at the gym, I would never (probably) get on the elliptical.
What blows me away is the prices on House Hunter International--I can understand the absolutely enchanting 4th floor apartment in Paris costing an arm and a leg, but a little dumpy place with no appliances in St Kitts?
And some of it has to be scripted when you have people from like the middle of Canada (or my way too-cold location) whining that it will take 10 minutes to get to the beach from their new house in Bermuda--whaa whaa. It takes me at least 30 minutes to get to the "beach" from where I live--and the beach is on Lake Michigan, and we're lucky if the water gets to 70 by August!
But I just love these shows nonetheless.
I know....some of those people act so spoiled
How about the young people in their 20's who must have a high end kitchen and think carpet is disgusting?